Cruise Ship, Yacht Crew & Airline Jobs

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Top Sites

Cruising Association – British sailing organisation that includes a crewing service to match up yacht skippers and (unpaid) crew.

Yotspot – A global community for professional and recreational recruitment, news and information.


Links for Finding Work on Cruiseships, Yachts & Airlines

American Yacht Institute – Professional personnel training for sea, land and air. We checked their Facebook page to confirm they are a going concern as their website is a nasty dated, broken thing.

AWC Cruise Ship Placement Recruitment Agency – Cruise ship hiring Agency with offices in the USA, Singapore, Indonesia, and the Philippines.

British Airways – Train to be a pilot.

Carnival Cruise Lines – Large cruise line. A top class cv/resume is needed to prise open the door to a job.

Celebrity Cruises – Miami based cruise ships operating around Europe, the Pacific, Alaska and the Caribbean.

Costa Cruises – Costa operate several cruise ships in the Med, Baltic, Caribbean, Red and other seas.

Crewbay – A professional and free crewing website, dedicated to providing an easy to use platform for finding jobs and crew worldwide.

Crewfinders – Yacht crew positions.

Crewseekers International – Yacht crew agency bringing yacht owners and yacht crew together since 1990.

Crown Recruitment – Working as the official hiring partners for Royal Caribbean and Celebrity Cruises, Crown Recruitment Invites those with a minimum of two years’ work experience (relative to the position you are applying for) to email their CV for ship board employment.

Cruise Ship Jobs – A guide to cruise ship employment, including a directory of recruitment agents and a job board. Also includes a list of known cruise ship employment scams.

Cruising Association – British sailing organisation that includes a crewing service to match up yacht skippers and crew. – An e-learning course for cruise ship job applicants.

CTI Group – Recruit quality crew members for the cruise and hospitality industry. Offices in several countries including their corporate office in Fort Lauderdale, Florida. Most branch offices are in the Far East.

Cunard Line – Owners of the Queen Elizabeth, Queen Mary 2 and the Queen Victoria. Waiters, chefs, barstaff, cocktail barstaff, and cabin stewardesses are employed. Applicants should have relevant experience in first class hotels or ships that cater to international guests.

Dance Afloat – This UK agency places men between the ages of 40 and 70 on cruise ships as Gentlemen Dance Hosts to dance with single women onboard and attend functions.

Dockwalk – Matching captains and crew. Along with articles for working on yachts, there’s a round up of jobs of the week for various positions, including chefs, stews and deckhands.

Elite Crew International – Specialising in the placement of professional qualified crew for large luxury yachts.

Find a Crew – Find a crew or, more importantly for the likes of us, find a boat anywhere in the world. Billed as the largest online marine crew database website.

Harding Brothers – Spa and retail jobs on cruise ships.

Hebridean Island Cruises – Scottish and worldwide cruises.

Holland America – Operate around a dozen luxury cruise ships.

Monarch Airlines – Air crew jobs.

Norwegian Cruise Line – The employment page has been removed since we first added this link but previously the site stated that food and beverage, housekeeping, casino, music and entertainment, front desk, IT, photography and beauty and salon staff are recruited.

Page Marine Crews – Cruise ship placements since 1987.

P & O Cruises – British based cruise line owned by Carnival. Most careers infomation is given via their dedicated recruitment website Ocean Opportunities, listed above.

Princess Cruises – Alaska is the specialty of this cruise line but their ships go all around the world.

Regent Seven Seas Cruises – Hotel and catering professionals recruited as waiters, bartenders, chefs, and stewards.

Royal Caribbean International – Worldwide fleet of cruiseships. Employment details provided.

SAGA – Cruising, and other holidays, for the over 50s. Employment information available.

Seabourn Cruise Line – A cruise line that is reported to employ a high ratio of staff to guests. Employment information is available on the site. Experienced bar and catering staff often needed.

Seafaring – Latitudes & Attitudes’s online yachting magazine with a crew exchange board.

Seatrade Insider – Trade publication with a cruise line search facility.

Silversea Cruises – An independent fleet of ships based in Monaco.

Silver Swan Recruitment – Experienced hospitality professionals with a STCW qualification can find a yacht role. Positions include chef, stewardess, deckhand and nanny.

Sixth Star Entertainment and Marketing – Provide cruise ships and resorts with entertainment programmes and personnel.

Sovren Crew – Yacht crew recruitment agency recruiting professional qualified and experienced crew for yachts and charters. log in to view vacancies or download their app.

Star Clippers – Operates three of the world’s largest and tallest sailing vessels, visiting ports often untouched by larger cruise ships. They offer passengers the activities, amenities and atmosphere of a private yacht and currently sail throughout the Caribbean, Mediterranean and Costa Rica.

Star Cruises – Parent company of Norwegian Cruise Line. Singapore based and operating in Asia. The job opportunities page is clearly marked and ship based jobs are aimed at those from Asian countries, Russia and Romania..

Steiner One Spa World – Employs over 2000 spa professionals every year to work massage and beauty therapists, fitness instructors, acupuncturists, hairdressers, nail technicians and receptionists for spas onboard cruise ships.

Sunsail – Yacht tour operator requiring team players in the Med.

Un-Cruise Adventures – Small ship cruises to Alaska Inside Passage, Mexico, Hawaii, Columbia River and British Columbia. Onboard jobs are seasonal with work rotations of approximately six weeks on, two weeks off.

United Airlines – Airline staff.

VIP International – Recruit hotel and cruise ship professionals.

Wilsonhalligan – Recruitment consultancy specialising in officer and crew positions for those larger yachts having professional crews.

Work on a Boat – A resource of links and information on working on yachts and cruise ships.

Work on a Cruise Ship – An ebook part written by Wandering Earl, a travel blogger who used to work on board cruise ships. – Provides a specialist recruitment service to the yacht industry, focusing on the recruitment of experienced chefs onto sailing and motor yachts, luxury barges and cruise ships.

Yotspot – A global community for professional and recreational recruitment, news and information.