Frequently Asked Questions

We have developed the FAQ section to help answer many of your questions CruiseJobFinder and our service. In addition to the general list of questions and answers on this page we also offer a FAQ section for each of the three industries we cover. Click on one of the following links if you would like to be taken to those sections immediately.

Cruise Ship Jobs FAQ
Beach Resort Jobs FAQ
Tour Guide/Adventure Travel & Land Tour Jobs FAQ

Q: What if I've never worked on a cruise ship before?

A: For many positions, cruise lines do not expect you to have previous experience working on a cruise ship. However, you should call out any experience you have had that might relate to jobs on cruise ships. This can include working at a restaurant, gift shop, health club, retail store, to name a few. Basically many jobs on cruise ships are not too much different than jobs in other industries. Cruise lines are more concerned that you will be a good hard worker and help to make the cruise customers have a wonderful experience on their cruise line.

Q: How long does it take me to set up a job using your service?

A: First of all, we don't guarantee jobs. What we do is provide you with the best resources and tools available to help you research and apply for the jobs that are best suited to your needs.

For those hired, the time it takes varies from several days to several months. The process for getting a job will vary greatly by company, time of year, and type of job.

Q: How long do I have to work?

A: Contract lengths vary by company, type of job and the time of year. In general, you should expect to commit to at least four to six months for your first cruise ship contract and at least three months for a land tour or beach resort job.

Q: How old do you need to be to work up on a cruise ship or at a beach resort?

A: The minimum age to work on a cruise ship is usually either 18 or 21 years old, depending on the cruise line, cruise ship and position you are applying for. Beach resorts usually have a minimum age of 18 years old for many of their positions. Many cruise lines and beach resorts will require you to be at least 21 if you are serving alcoholic beverages.

Q: Should I work on a cruise ship, private yacht, at a beach resort or as a land tour guide?

A: All four of these industries are great to work in. Obviously, working on a cruise ship or private yacht has tremendous appeal. You will travel to exotic locations and meet lots of interesting people. However, many people like working at destination beach resorts better. This is usually due to the fact that while working at a beach resort you generally have more free time to explore and participate in your favorite activities.

Land tour jobs are also great jobs. Many college students work for land tours in Alaska during summers and often make really good money and have a tremendous time.

In general it depends on your personal preferences and desires. All three industries we cover offer outstanding work experiences.

Q: Do companies provide health insurance?

A: Most do provide health insurance, however some don't. We recommend you inquire about this matter with the companies during the interview process.

Q: What about other benefits?

A: Many cruise lines, resort and tour employers do offer a full range of benefits including some or all of the following:

  • 401K Plan
  • Profit Sharing Plan
  • Medical Insurance
  • Dental and Vision Insurance
  • Life Insurance
  • Tuition Re-imbursement
  • Paid Time Off
  • Free or discounted travel for you and your family (and friends occassionally)

Q: What makes the information in the Members Services section of CruiseJobFinder.com better than other information on the internet?

A: We have been the leading cruise ship job and beach resort employment research organization for over fifteen years. No other company has the experience that we have in helping people navigate their employment options in these industries. A large number of industry insiders and experts have played a part in helping us put our resources together. There simply isn't any other information available anywhere that is as thorough, up-to-date, and dedicated specifically to help people find employment on cruise ships, private yachts, at beach resorts or as tour guides.

Yes, you can find some limited information for free on the internet. But, to maximize your efficiency of getting one of these jobs, it is important to have the best resources available. We simplify everything for you and provide you with a strategy to succeed. We don't charge much for access to our Member Services section; in fact you can test out the service for five days for only $3.95!

Q: How will being a member of CruiseJobFinder help me find a job?

A: Over 98% of cruise line jobs are not advertised and over 95% of beach resort and tour jobs are unadvertised. Our members section has a vast listing of profiles of many cruise, resort and tour companies that will show you who the companies are, how to get a hold of them, application procedures and much more. In addition, our members receive a plethora of information on how to get started in their job search, career tools and important industry information. All of the research and information we provide are an incredible assistance to those who are serious about landing a job in the cruise, yacht, beach resort or tour industry.

Here are some of the tools and resources included with your membership:

  1. Access to our exclusive list of Featured Jobs. Many of which are not listed anywhere else!
  2. List your resume and profile in our proprietary JobSeekers Database that employers can search to fill open positions on their cruise ships, beach resorts and tour companies.
  3. Detailed up-to-date information about working on cruise ships, at cruise line corporate offices, on private yachts, for land tour companies, for cruise ship concessionaires and at destination beach resorts around the world (including detailed descriptions of the work; lots of insider tips on how to find the best jobs; worker interviews; maps; etc.)
  4. Detailed profiles of hundreds of cruise lines, beach resorts, cruise ship concessionaires and tour guide companies.

Q: Are there any office jobs available?

A: Yes, most of the companies we profile do offer office jobs in their corporate and branch offices. There are also "office" like jobs on cruise ships, beach resorts and tour companies.

Q: What types employers are profiled in your Members Section?

A: We list and profile the following types of employers:

  • Large Cruise Lines
  • Medium Sized Cruise Lines
  • Small and Specialty Cruise Lines
  • Cruise Concessionaires
  • Beach Resorts
  • Other Specialty Resorts
  • Land Tour Companies
  • Tour and Escort Companies
  • Adventure Travel Companies
  • Private Yachts

Q: Can I work on the same cruise ship as my spouse or friend?

A: Yes, this may be possible. However, you don't want to make a whole bunch of requests before you are hired. We recommend that you and your spouse/friend each apply to the same set of companies. But you should each apply separately and then during to the mid to later stages of the interview process, you should let your recruiter/human resources representative know that your spouse/friend is also interested in working on the same ship. If a position is available that he/she is qualified for, many companies will try to make things work out.

Please note, that companies are more likely to accommodate married couples, but often they can help arrange it so you can work with a friend as well.

Q: What is the price of a subscription to your Member Services section?

A: A subscription to the Members section is very reasonable. We charge $3.95 for five days, $12.95 for 30 days, $29.95 for 90 days, and just $49.95 for a full year (six months plus you get six months free for a total of one year). We are fully convinced you will think a membership is an excellent value. If you are even remotely considering a job on a cruise ship, on a private yacht, at a beach resort, or for a land tour company, a subscription to our Members section is well worth the price.

Our five day, 30 day and 90 day memberships do automatically renew. You can cancel your membership anytime by clicking here and following the instructions. Or you can cancelled by calling our automated cancellation line at (877) 321-8766 ext. 87.

The transaction will show up on credit card statements as "JobFinderSites.com - 866-721-6083".

We do not refund unused portions of memberships, but you can use your membership for the full amount of time you have paid for even after you have cancelled your membership.

Q: What if I lost or forgot my Username or Password?

A: You can retrieve lost or forgotten Usernames and Passwords by going to our Account Management Page and follows the instructions.

Q: What if I want to change my Username or Password?

A: You can also change your Usernames and Passwords by going to our Account Management Page and follows the instructions.

Q: How do I cancel my membership?

A: You may cancel your membership at anytime and still use the remaining time left on your membership. We make it very easy for you to cancel your membership. Simply go to our Membership Cancellation Page and follows the instructions. Please do not send us cancellation requests via email.

We do not refund unused portions of memberships, but you can use your membership for the full amount of time you have paid for even after you have cancelled your membership.

For Frequently Asked Questions specifically regarding one of the three industries we cover click on one of the links below!

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Membership Includes:

  • Access to our exclusive list of Featured Jobs. Many of which are not listed anywhere else!
  • List your resume and profile in our proprietary JobSeekers Database that employers can search to fill open positions on their cruise ships, yachts, beach resorts and tour companies.
  • Detailed up-to-date information and proven strategies for getting employment on cruise ships, at cruise line corporate offices, on mega yachts, for land tour companies, for cruise ship concessionaires and at destination beach resorts around the world (including detailed descriptions of the work; lots of insider tips on how to find the best jobs; worker interviews, etc.)
  • Detailed profiles of hundreds of cruise lines, beach resorts, yacht, cruise ship concessionaires and tour guide companies.
  • Links to online and printable employment applications
  • Insider tips on how to get hired and how to maximize your earnings
  • Lots of photos, maps and graphs showing valuable information about these industries
  • Instant access!
  • Memberships start at just $3.95. Yes, you can get a great start on landing the job of your dreams for not much more than the price of a cup of coffee!
  • See the Member's Section Table of Contents

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- Working Abroad Magazine (Fall 2007 Issue)

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