Go Back   Cruise Reviews Forums > General Cruise Chat Questions > General Cruise Chat
Register Forgot Password?
New! Use your Facebook, Google, AIM & Yahoo accounts to securely log into this site, click logo to login  
Search

Closed Thread
 
LinkBack Thread Tools Display Modes
  #1 (permalink)  
Old 04-28-2008, 12:06 PM
avenger's Avatar
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Jan 2007
Posts: 253
Default
I've seriously been considering working on a cruise ship. Has anyone ever done this? If so, can you give me some input, i.e., where's the best place to apply, what cruiseline do you recommend, what type of work is the best to apply for, etc.? Anyone who can help me out would be greatly appreciated! Thank you.
__________________
09/07 CCL Fascination
03/07 RCI Voyager of the Seas
03/06 RCI Explorer of the Seas
10/03 CCL Carnival Legend
07/94 CCL Ecstasy

Add me as a friend on Myspace http://www.myspace.com/avenger1971
  #2 (permalink)  
Old 04-28-2008, 12:30 PM
Dave's Avatar
Administrator
 
Join Date: Dec 2005
Location: Alabama
Posts: 17,777
Default
Why? Or more specifically "why do you want to work here?"

I'm not trying to be a wise guy. You need to be able to answer that question, which is what I asked potential employees for years when I interviewed them for jobs at my nuclear plant. I would expect to be asked it by a cruise line if I applied.
__________________
Dave
Editor, CruiseReviews.com
  #3 (permalink)  
Old 04-28-2008, 12:43 PM
Junior Member
 
Join Date: Dec 2007
Posts: 12
Default
a friend of mine worked as a musician (trumpet) and enjoyed it. He worked on several lines over the years.
  #4 (permalink)  
Old 04-28-2008, 12:48 PM
 
Join Date: Apr 2007
Location: birmingham, al
Posts: 1,842
Default
Both Carnival and Royal Caribbean have links from their home page for people who are seeking positions.
  #5 (permalink)  
Old 04-28-2008, 12:54 PM
avenger's Avatar
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Jan 2007
Posts: 253
Default
I think it would be interesting to be on a ship for 6 months, I like adventure, love to travel and I love to meet new people. Am I hired? HA HA
__________________
09/07 CCL Fascination
03/07 RCI Voyager of the Seas
03/06 RCI Explorer of the Seas
10/03 CCL Carnival Legend
07/94 CCL Ecstasy

Add me as a friend on Myspace http://www.myspace.com/avenger1971
  #6 (permalink)  
Old 04-28-2008, 01:27 PM
Dave's Avatar
Administrator
 
Join Date: Dec 2005
Location: Alabama
Posts: 17,777
Default
Quote:
I like adventure, love to travel and I love to meet new people.
That is the Miss America answer, but it doesn't tell me anything as an employer. What skills or special talents do you have to offer?

Carnival Job Info

RCI Job Info

I'd look at the above two links.
__________________
Dave
Editor, CruiseReviews.com
  #7 (permalink)  
Old 04-28-2008, 01:37 PM
Junior Member
 
Join Date: Dec 2007
Posts: 12
Default
juggling?
  #8 (permalink)  
Old 04-28-2008, 01:43 PM
TrvlPro's Avatar
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Apr 2007
Location: Houston TX
Posts: 2,172
Default
Quote:
That is the Miss America answer.
Man Dave, you're a tough interview. When I was a sales manager and had to hire for salespeople, they'd all come in saying the same thing, "I'm a people person". Never failed, don't know who wrote the dialog but everyone had the answer down pat. I'd often toss them the .29 cent bic pen I took notes with and say sell me that pen. Make it worth more than the .29 cents I paid for it and you're hired. Most would stare at the pen thinking of what they should say to make it worth something more and give up before even trying. Saying something like, it's just a pen or sit in total silence staring at me. The folks that got the job were the folks willing to try. Even if their sales pitch was silly or didn't add value. I liked people willing to put forth the effort. It would also be a big plus if after they tried they asked advice, something like what would the right answer have been? Or what would you have said to sell it? Effort and willingness to learn are more important in any interview I gave than a resume or a degree.

Cheers, Neil
  #9 (permalink)  
Old 04-28-2008, 01:47 PM
avenger's Avatar
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Jan 2007
Posts: 253
Default
Wow Dave you ARE tough! Okay, currently I am a legal assistant so I don't think that will help. But I DO have a medical background, not sure where it would apply as I am not a nurse or a doctor though. I used to work in retail, I danced for 25 years but have gained some weight so I wouldn't be eligible to dance for the cruiseline but could help coordinate shows, costumes, etc., and I AM an avid gambler so I could do SOMETHING in a casino I'm SURE! Whatcha think about that?
__________________
09/07 CCL Fascination
03/07 RCI Voyager of the Seas
03/06 RCI Explorer of the Seas
10/03 CCL Carnival Legend
07/94 CCL Ecstasy

Add me as a friend on Myspace http://www.myspace.com/avenger1971
  #10 (permalink)  
Old 04-28-2008, 01:59 PM
TrvlPro's Avatar
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Apr 2007
Location: Houston TX
Posts: 2,172
Default
I'll critique the response as a potential employer. The avid gambler is getting written down on my pad as a potentil problem. The "I could's" are going down as unsure of skills. Sorry, I guess Dave's not the only tough interview. What do you want from staff members when you cruise? What would not be desirable in a crew member when you cruise? Play up the strengths and eliminate anything that might cause your interviewer to put a minus in your column. For me, as a passenger, I want a smiling face with enthusiasm. A hard worker that gets along well with others. Someone who obeys authority and does what they're asked without questioning it. The enthusiasm is probably the most important trait. I'd find a way to play on that. If you are energetic, enthusiastic, pleasant to speak with and willing to learn and work hard, how could they not want you onboard?

Cheers, Neil
 
Closed Thread

Tags
cruise, line, reviews, working

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Working for NCL Tim Reid Norwegian Cruise Line 12 08-03-2007 11:42 AM
Cruise tickers not working? Read this! Raoul Fiebig General Cruise Chat 25 06-09-2007 08:27 AM
What about working? HWI All Other Cruise Lines 3 01-09-2007 06:26 AM
working on princess travelellie Princess Cruises 1 12-16-2005 08:06 AM
working on a cruise ship taralynn General Cruise Chat 0 03-17-2005 07:09 PM


Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is On
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On
 

All times are GMT -7. The time now is 11:24 AM.

Contact Us - Terms of Use - Cruise Reviews Home - Archive - Privacy Statement - Top

Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.7.6
Copyright ©2000 - 2014, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
SEO by vBSEO 3.5.2