Once you’re signed on to your ship, that ship is not only where you work, it is also your home for 3 to 8 months at a time. Onboard you will be provided with everything you need to live a comfortable life when you’re not working. We will cover all aspects of life onboard over the next 2 episodes but right now let’s start with your home away from home, your cabin.
You're first day onboard as a crew member is not as simple as just walking on and going to work, far from it. Joining day for new crew, and returning crew, is a long and busy day, and usually is one of the hardest days you will have during your contract. In this episode we will walk you through an overview of joining day from start to finish.
Please leave us a review! When the cruise line interviews you and decides they want to hire you, they will tell you you're hired "pending" the last two things that you need. These two things are a medical check and a C1-D Visa. This episode explains what both of these important requirements are and what you will do to get them.
Please leave us a review! Even though there is a lot of opportunity for landing a cruise ship position, it's essential to prepare properly and be ready to apply. There are certain things you can do before you apply that will speed up the process, and get you noticed. There are quite a few things you need to do before a cruise line can hire you, and by eliminating these simple things in advance, it saves you, and them time and effort.
Cruising is more popular now than it ever has been. Cruise lines continue to build new ships, and by 2025 there will be more than 30 million global cruise ship passengers each year. In the next 3 to 5 years, almost every mainstream cruise line will be building more than two new cruise ships, and many cruise lines are producing 4 or more. What that means for you is an opportunity. But working onboard a cruise ship is not the same as working "on land" at home. There are many things to consider. In this episode, we introduce you to this podcast and let you know what is coming up in future episodes, then we dive into episode one, and focus on the FIRST question you need to ask yourself before you think about applying for cruise ship work!