Find the Perfect Job With a Cruise Line
2011 continues to be an outstanding year to find jobs on cruise ships!
From 2000 to 2010, major cruise lines launched over 100 new cruise ships! Each of
these cruise ships employ between 500 and 1,500 crew members and support staff.
That means over the last ten years over 100,000 new cruise ship jobs have been
created! In addition, cruise lines are planning on introducing another 21 new cruise ships over the next three years creating over 21,000 more cruise line jobs. Most of these cruise ships scheduled to launch over the next three years are "mega" ships carrying over 2,000 passengers.
The cruise industry is absolutely booming and provides working vacations for thousands of people worldwide. Last year there were 12.6 million
embarkations from U.S. ports which was a 9.8 percent increase from the year
before. It is estimated that over 14 million North Americans will take a cruise
What does all this mean to you? That's simple; there has never been a better
time to be looking for work in the cruise line industry. Whether you are looking
to work on a cruise ship for a short-term job change or a long term career,
the cruise industry has a place for you.
The average ratio between crew to guests is about one to two, meaning it takes
about 1,000 crew members to man a cruise ship that carries 2,000 guests. In
addition, for whatever reason, turnover on the cruise ships is generally pretty
high, so cruise lines need to fill an awful lot of positions every year and
thus they are ALWAYS HIRING!
Turnover is high because people get promoted, change ships, change cruise
line companies, go on vacation, return to school, or just take their savings
and settle down back on land. The average initial contract generally ranges
from three to nine months. With all of your living expenses, medical insurance
covered by the cruise line, a high percentage of your earnings can be banked,
thus giving you a nice little nest egg after each contract.
Cruise line employees also usually get excellent perks and benefits. These
benefits often include:
- Free room on the cruise ship. Usually either a single stateroom or a shared
stateroom with another employee.
- Free meals
- Air travel en-route and homeward bound
- Free laundry
- Free medical insurance (which is required by maritime law)
- Discounts at ship board and often land based stores, bars and restaurants
- Reduced cruise rates for family and friends
CruiseJobFinder will provide you will all of the resources you need
to land an exciting career in the cruise industry.
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- Get the inside scoop on the whole industry. We provide you with detailed information about jobs at sea and on land with cruise lines. Plus, additional coverage of the tour industry, beach resorts and spas, and luxury yacht crewing.
- Extensive profiles of every cruise line (large and small), beach resorts, mega yachts, and tour operators worldwide.
- Direct links to job application pages as well as employer job email addresses.
- Exclusive interviews with dozens of current and former cruise ship staff, cruise line hiring partners, and other 'insiders.'
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