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What jobs are available on cruises?

Asked San Jose, California

I have been on 3 Disney cruises and have loved all 3! I like to travel, interact with people and help others. I was wondering what kind of jobs are avaiable to work on a cruise? I know there are waitress options and cruise directors which do that. What else is out there? Pros/cons? HELP! #career #travel #director #disney #cruise #waitress

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Mia’s Answer

Updated Chester, Virginia

Hi Alexis:

PROS:Working on a cruise can be a fun, exciting experience. Not only do you get a chance to travel for free, but the work is actually enjoyable and not so difficult. Because of the perks involved, there is a lot of competition for the few openings available each season.

Here are a few positions that could be available. a fitness instructor, a lifeguard or a musician, beauty and medical services - from massages to facials to aromatherapy.

CONS: If you get seasick easily this might not be the job for you.

I hope this helps.

Christine’s Answer

Updated New York, New York

Although I personally haven't worked on a cruise ship, a few of my friends from college have actually worked for cruise lines before. A cruise ship is like a big, floating hotel, so the jobs on board the ship are very similar to a fancy resort. On a cruise ship, you will have your front desk department, who are responsible for checking in passengers, verifying information, distributing guests their room keys and information. Then usually on board you'll have a spa and a kids club. Spas are always looking for massage therapists, hair stylists, people to do nails, and spa receptionists. With the kids club, there are usually activities attendants who entertain the children on the ship and they go swimming, and do various activities on board the ship, depending on what kind of amenities the ship offers. Check out the link below to discover more opportunities cruise ships have to offer:


Joe’s Answer

Updated Redwood City, California

Working on a cruise ship sounds great and I am sure you can find any kind of job you would want. A cruise ship is a small city so they need healthcare workers, babysitters, cooks, mechanics - you name it.

One suggestion - have you considered working on a yacht? I have not done this but it is one thing I wish I had done. You work on nicer boats for wealthy owners and travel to exotic destinations. I am sure there are downsides so do your research.