Housekeeping Department Jobs

When passengers come on a cruise ship, they expect everything to be all they dreamed of – which includes a ship with sharp looking staff, clean rooms, and crisp white linens on the bed. Housekeeping typically works behind the scenes on a ship, but they are responsible to maintain its clean appearance and keep the passengers happy.

In Focus: Housekeeping Department

There are a number of staff members in the housekeeping department, which also includes the bell staff. The staff positions that you will usually find in this department include:

Some of these positions, such as Cabin Steward, Bell Staff, and Laundry Man, are positions that do not have any pre-requisites. Some cruise lines will expect previous experience, and others will not. You can apply for these positions through a cruise line’s concessionaire, and it may be a good way to get started working on a cruise ship. You can expect long days, however, which is true of most positions on a cruise ship.

In Focus: Custodial Host/Hostess

Finding Employers and Jobs:

Use the links below to quickly find employers and recruiters of housekeeping staff in the JobCenter. Note: Only Premium Members have access to the Employer Directory.

  • Visit your JobCenter Dashboard, where you’ll be able to access the Company Search feature.
  • You can search Cruise Lines and Cruise Line Staffing Partners who hire for these kinds of jobs.
  • Search for jobs – use the Job Categories menu and keywords to find the types of jobs you’re after! Try words like, “steward” and “housekeeping.”
  • Create customized Job Alerts to receive notifications of new job postings via email. We’ll just send you the types of jobs you’re interested in.

*All large cruise ships employ housekeeping staff.

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