The various entertainers needed on a cruise ship may include: Headline Entertainers, Lounge Performers, Production Show Singers and Dancers, Musicians, Lounge Groups, Show Band, and a Cocktail Pianist
Cruise ships have need of many different types of entertainers for their daily activities and shows. Many of them are award-winning and require a wide variety of performers and entertainers to keep people happily entertained. The ships also offer a great way to meet many new people and network with other entertainers.
In Focus: Entertainment Staff (Carnival Entertainment)
Entertainers with professional experience have a good opportunity to apply and perform to different audiences and ages. It is a highly competitive position and the best entertainers will be hired. The types of entertainers in cruise shows may include:
Entertainers need to consider applying at the cruise lines concessionaire for a position. These companies often travel widely setting up auditions. Contracts can range between a couple of days to many months. You will need to send a quality Video, CD, or DVD that demonstrates your talent. Getting hired usually means no pay, but you will usually get a free ticket, meals, and an opportunity to perform and build your resume. If you’re good, a short performance could lead to quickly being hired by other cruise ships.
In Focus: Mainstage Performer