As a private recruitment and placement agency, WE WILL NEVER charge any seafarer for finding them work.
The cost of visas MUST be paid for by the shipowner.
Additionally, we are well regulated and provide an efficient, adequate, and accountable system that protects and promotes employment rights. The creation of blacklists that could prevent qualified seafarers from finding work is forbidden.
Shipping companies must choose reputable manning agencies and ensure that seafarers are recruited in line with the requirements of the ILO Maritime Labour Convention 2006 (MLC, 2006).
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Looking for travel jobs and adventures? Searching for employment on board cruise ships? You have come to the right place. Cruise ship jobs enable you to travel the world and get paid for it.
Cruise line employment offers numerous rewards, but the most common reasons for starting a career on board a cruise vessel are these: Saving Money - you will be able to save a substantial amount of money in a short period of time since all your earnings will be a disposable income - expenses are taken care of by the cruise line (food, accommodation, medical care, airline ticket to the port of embarkation and back home). Citizens of certain countries do not have to pay taxes on the income they have earned on ships. It will be your responsibility to ensure that you are in compliance with the tax laws applying to your country of residence. Travel - travel in style around the world aboard a luxury cruise ship for free (even getting paid for it). Getting Away – get away from a boring job, career or every day routine and exchange it for rewarding and adventurous cruise ship job. Health - free medical insurance. Family Travel – senior officers and management personnel do enjoy the privilege of single cabin accommodation and in most cases are allowed to bring along spouses and children free of charge. For the rest of staff and crew discounted cruise rates for relatives and family members may apply (at cruise line’s discretion).
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Cruise ships resembling giant floating hotels employ thousands of staff and crew members performing duties in positions identical or very similar to jobs at five star hotels or resorts on land and together with all the vessels currently under construction the number of cruise ship jobs worldwide is expected to double by the year 2014 resulting in thousands of new openings. Compared to other industries, cruise lines have much higher employee turnover rate. Many people do not consider cruise line jobs as life-long careers. Officers, crew and staff members get promoted, change ships or cruise lines, go on vacation, return to school or just settle down on land leaving vacancies on regular basis. Thus cruise lines are ALWAYS HIRING and looking for new personnel.
There has never been a better time to apply for a job on cruise ships. It is quite likely that the jobs you have worked in the past will give you enough experience to qualify for various cruise line job openings. Almost every hospitality/catering job or work with customers or clients should give you the experience to have a serious chance to get hired for a number of positions. Nationality is no problem as cruise lines hire candidates from almost every country in the world offering a wide range of jobs (entry-level to highly qualified positions). Regardless of your nationality or previous work experience there are cruise ship jobs for you on board the many luxury vessels cruising the oceans
While specific position requirements depend on the job you are interested in, there are some essential requirements that all crew must meet to work onboard: Be 21 years of age or older Be able to pass a criminal background check Hold a valid passport Have a US C1/D visa (if you are not a Canadian or US citizen/resident) Have a company-specific pre-employment medical exam certificate Meet the English fluency requirements relevant to your position
Also known as a seaman's visa, some nationalities need this to work onboard a ship and travel to certain countries. This visa normally lasts between two and five years. You will be required to make an appointment at your nearest US Embassy to gain this visa; all paperwork for the appointment will be supplied by your manning agency. The cost of the first C1/D visa is at the crew member's own expense but visa renewal costs are reimbursed by the company.
This extensive examination is at the employee's expense and can be conducted through one of the company's recommended medical facilities—you'll be advised which one is closest to you. Once this is completed and approved by our corporate Medical department, you are cleared to travel and work onboard.
Shipboard employees are scheduled to vessels based on operational need. This means you could be assigned to any one of our vessels in the fleet depending on where a position is open at the time you are travel-ready. After your first assignment, we will be able to provide details about the next assignment after your leave period.
At the beginning of each contract the Cruises Company will provide flights from your designated airport to your assigned ship. At the completion of your contract, The company will arrange for your travel back home as well. It is your responsibility to get to the airport from your home, but from there we will provide any necessary accommodations and/or transportation to and from the ship.
While you are covered medically in Los Angeles and onboard the vessel, we suggest you purchase basic travel insurance to cover the cost of lost luggage or injuries that could result from shoreside activities.
Contract lengths vary by position but range between four and ten months. After each contract you will receive approximately 60 days of vacation before your next assignment. Your daily work schedule while onboard will depend on your particular position, but you can expect to work seven days a week and anywhere between 10-13 hours per day
Time off during the contract is not permitted. In case of family emergencies, the company does understand that additional time at home may be needed and does accommodate these requests on a case-by-case basis.
Accommodations vary depending on the ship and position. Those in non-management positions generally share a cabin with one to three other roommates whereas those in most management positions are entitled to a single cabin. Cabins include a storage space, TV, and DVD player. What is the power voltage in my cabin?
Yes, alcohol is available for purchase during time off. However, The company has a strict alcohol limit and at no time can a crew member be intoxicated.
The company has a zero-tolerance drug policy. All crew are subject to random and reasonable-suspicion drug testing. Violation of these policies will result in termination.
. There is no set curfew. However, crew who are out late should be respectful of other crew members and guests nearby
. Crew members who meet specific length-of-service criteria have the option of requesting "relatives travel," a benefit that allows family members to sail onboard for a limited period of time. Some restrictions may apply.
. While some officer-level positions do allow restricted access to guest areas, most facilities are for guests only. However, we have a variety of crew-only facilities, such as a crew pool, whirlpool, gym, bar, and Crew Club, which is a communal room where you can gather to watch movies, play games, sing karaoke, and much more!
. Postal mail services are available while onboard. You will also have access to computers in the crew training areas. Wi-fi Internet is also available in the crew areas if you choose to bring your own laptop or tablet. The company offers discounted rates for phone and Internet cards so you can stay in touch with those at home. But remember that satellite capabilities are sometimes limited while the ship is at sea.
. You will be provided with mailing addresses for ports where mail can best be delivered.
. There is an ATM in the guest areas; an ATM charge will apply. You can also cash checks in the Crew Office onboard to get cash.
US citizens will have federal taxes automatically deducted and may be required to pay state taxes, if applicable. All other nationalities are responsible for filing their own tax forms upon returning to their home countries (as they are self-employed).
You can wire money via the Crew Purser's office. Details are available onboard and rates may vary.
You will be provided with a bar account number, which is your personal number for the duration of your contract onboard each ship. As the entire vessel is cashless, even for guests, you will provide your account number at the bars, salon, and shops in guest areas. In the Crew Bar you can purchase a CrewCard and add money onto it for purchases. At the end of every month you will be required to settle your account.
There are crew laundry facilities where the washers and dryers are free of charge—you just provide the soap. You can also use the dry cleaning onboard, but there is a nominal cost.
Crew members who miss the ship should contact the ship's Agent who will be at the port. The Port Agent will arrange transportation to the ship's next port of call. However, it is the responsibility of crew to pay these transportation costs. Crew may be disciplined for the offense and could be terminated. Depending on the port all crew members are required to be back onboard half an hour to an hour prior to sailing time.
While onboard, all crew are medically covered and can visit the Medical Clinic for health concerns. If you need to be medically disembarked during your contract, the company will provide transportation to a land-based medical facility and repatriate you back home.
If you are not scheduled to work during the time the ship is in port, you can disembark the ship with your supervisor’s approval. Occasionally, there are crew-specific activities or tours to participate in. Safety requirements dictate that a certain number of crew members be present on each vessel at all times. As such, there may occasionally be times when, although not scheduled to work, you will be required to remain onboard while the ship is in port.