Maybe it all started back in the 1970s when the television show The Love Boat captured top ratings and fans, and people started becoming more interested in taking cruises. It's hard to say what sparked the increasing popularity of cruising, but it's safe to say that its popularity hasn't lost momentum for the last two decades, despite economic downturns. Even during the worldwide recession of 2008 through 2010, cruise line sales continued to grow - not at the rate prior to the recession - but they still didn't suffer as much as many other segments of the travel and hospitality industry.
Global passenger traffic on cruise ships continues to increase each year. It is estimated that over 24 million people will take a cruise in 2016.
Another indicator of the growth of the industry is the fact that a total of 39 new river and ocean cruise ships will launch over the next two years. This is another $4.3 billion investment from the cruise liens and will increase the combined passenger capacity by 23,000 passengers and add another 19,000 new jobs to the cruise line industry. You can view a list of new cruise ship launches.
Because of all of these factors, there has never been a better time to begin searching for an exciting career in the cruise line industry. The ships offer good accommodations for staff and crew, there are new itineraries being developed, and the need for quality employees is tremendous. This is great news, but keep in mind that competition for these jobs can be fierce. To improve your chances of finding (and getting) the perfect cruise line job, you should utilize all the tools CruiseJobFinder has to offer.
As a member of CruiseJobFinder (JOIN HERE!) you can explore each major cruise line and find current job openings. You will also gain access to detailed company profiles, a continually updated database of current jobs, and extensive industry background. You'll learn the differences between working on a small ship vs. a large one, what types of positions are advertised, and how cruise ships operate. If your interest is to explore options with a cruise line in its corporate headquarters or other opportunities on shore, CruiseJobFinder provides these job listings too.
You'll get the scoop on jobs with the best companies, including:
CruiseJobFinder's goal is to answer all of your questions and provide you with all the information you need to narrow your search and give you a competitive edge. To achieve that goal, as a member you will also have access to interviews with current and former cruise ship employees, which will provide you with first-hand knowledge of what it's like to work on a cruise ship - and how to get hired!
There are also interviews with cruise line recruiters who share their hiring philosophies and needs.
Becoming a member of CruiseJobFinder is a great first step to launching a successful career in the cruise industry.