Cruise Ship Employment
with Pro Sea Staff
Pro Sea Staff is a cruise ship recruitment agency offering a link between established and reputable cruise lines and qualified applicants in search of cruise ship employment opportunities. We specialise in staff recruitment for cruise ship medical jobs and cruise ship culinary jobs. See our current list of vacancies on cruise ships and apply for cruise ship jobs online for free.
- The application process is FREE of charge for all applicants
- There are NO FEES involved at any and all points of the process
- Pro Sea Staff does not make the final hiring decisions
- All hiring/recruitment decisions are made by the cruise lines
The sole objective of the cruise ship recruitment agency Pro Sea Staff is to introduce you to cruise lines with the aim of securing your employment.
Apply for cruise ship jobs
Important points to consider before applying:
- Applicants must be 21 years of age – requirement established by cruise lines
- All applicants must have very good command of the English language
- Most entry-level positions require 2 years of professional experience
- Contract length may vary from cruise line to cruise line
- All shipboard jobs require crew members to work 7 days a week
- A strong work ethic is essential
How to apply to work on a cruise ship?
The first step in this process is to send us your CV. The resumé/curriculum vitae is the most important component in this equation. This document is your “business card”, your “introduction”, therefore make sure that it clearly highlights who you are as an individual. Your professional background must be clearly stated with specific employment dates and key responsibilities associated with each one of your respective jobs, your skills must be listed and clear to understand to the reader.
The decision of Pro Sea Staff agency to forward your cruise ship job application onward to cruise lines will be based solely on the information you have provided on your resumé/curriculum vitae.
Application process once candidates are selected by cruise lines
Once your application is selected for employment by a cruise line, the Administration team of the cruise line you will be joining will take over and communicate directly with you to assist you with all documents and requirements. These may include a maritime US entry visa (C1/D visa), a medical examination, a seamen’s book, an official English test and a police background check, amongst others. Please do not proceed with any of these requirements until instructed to do so by the cruise line as the validity of these documents may expire prior to your scheduled joining date. Flights to and from home to the ship you will be joining will be arranged and paid by the cruise line.
Cruise ship contract: joining a cruise line
Once your documents are received and processed by the cruise line company, you will be ready to join for your first cruise ship contract. The joining process may take as long as 2 months. Most contracts vary from 4 to 6 months on board followed by 2 months of leave (vacation) for ocean cruise lines and approximately 2 months on board followed by 2 weeks off for river cruise line jobs. Once a crew member has completed his/her first job contract, he/she is automatically scheduled by the hiring cruise line to return for additional contracts (based on performance during first contract). This means that the relationship between the applicant and Pro Sea Staff recruitment agency is limited to the steps required to secure initial employment with a cruise line.