Working and living on board cruise ship is challenging task that will require highly motivated candidates with determination to achieve results and to progress professionally. Employment on board is unique opportunity to work while travel the world, visiting many places that most of the people could only dream of. It is the hard work and some times long hours, but it is also the satisfaction of your achievements, the team spirit of life on board the adventure of discovery and the opportunity to start lasting career... To work on board is life changing decision and our purpose is to give you realistic impression of life on board and useful information that will help you to prepare and meet the challenge of this exciting career.
Food / meals on board are provided to all crew members at designated crew dining area (crew mess hall). Food for crew members is fresh prepared dally by designated team of crew cooks on board. Meal timings are breakfast, lunch, dinner, and night snack. Food is displayed in self service / buffet style where crew members have choice of wide variety of international and ethnic dishes and desserts catering to every taste.
Depending on position, department and ship assignment you will be sharing your cabin with another 2 or 3 other crew members from your sex/gender, usually from the same department, but not necessary from your nationality. Every cabin has its own toilet and shower facility, TV set and on board telephone connection.
Upon signing on you will be provided with uniforms. Based on position and department you might have 2 or even 3 sets of uniforms that you have to wear on different occasions depending on your duty. Shoes are not provided and you will be required to bring with you pair of shoes appropriate for your department and position. Shoes could be purchased on board at wholesale price from the crew store on board.
Free Medical Care on board is provided for all crew members providing that there are no pre-existing health or disease conditions. Medical coverage is not provided while in vacation at your home country.
Salaries are paid at the end of every month, in cash in US Dollars including over time if any. Crew members employed at tipping positions receive their tips at the end of the month along with their salary and over time if any.
Life on board is also about having fun and good quality of life. On every ship there is designated welfare team organizing variety of social, sporting and entertainment events for crew members.
Basic personal hygiene must be strictly observed an you have to shower at least once a day. Men must shave every day, and those in service position must shave twice a day - before breakfast and before dinner. Beards are not allowed, and if you have moustache you can keep it but must be trimmed neat and short. You cannot start growing moustache once you are on board. Female personnel should keep their hair of natural colors, and hair passing the shoulders must be pulled in bun. No visible tattoos and piercing are accepted. If you already have tattoo you can discuss the issue with our Representative at the time of your preliminary interview.
All Cruise Lines have very strict rules on drugs and alcohol abuse. Using, dealing or doing drugs by crew members is strictly forbidden. If you violate this rule your employment on board will be terminated and you will be surrendered to local police authorities and subjected to legal action. Drinking alcohol on board is very limited and is permitted at designated crew areas only. You cannot be drunk / intoxicated, and if on duty hours you are suspected to be under influence of alcohol you will be sent for alcohol test. If test is above the accepted limit on board your employment on board will be terminated and you will be sent home at your own cost.
Life on board will put you together with many crew members coming from different nationalities and cultures. Respect to other people values is a must for creating coherent work force on board. Fighting is strictly prohibited and could lead to your immediate dismissal and termination of your employment on board
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