Release Date: 23 Sep 2005
Format: Paperback / softback
The definitive guide to finding work on cruise ships describes 150 different jobs at sea--and explains how to get them. Some ships have over 1,000 crew members and there is work to be found among them for people of all ages and backgrounds, with jobs including: >Social hostesses and cruise directors >Gymnasium staff, physiotherapists, and aerobics instructors >Croupiers, cashiers, and casino technicians >Chefs, butchers, and bakers >Engineers, electricians, and radio operators >Galley, bar, and waiting staff >Doctors, nurses, and medical orderlies >Hairdressers, beauticians, and manicurists A host of other specialist positions including florists, photographers, gentleman hosts, kennel staff, librarians, and port lecturers are also covered. Chapters describing the different types of work include personal reports from seafarers around the world from the Caribbean to the Mediterranean, the Bahamas to Hawaii, and the Fjords of Norway, to give the true flavor of what the jobs are really like. "Working on Cruise Ships also includes: >A directory listing details of two hundred cruise lines >Addresses of the main maritime agents and hiring agencies >Details of what jobs are most in demand >Advice on how to make a good impression when applying for a job In addition, it gives descriptions of the pros and cons of working on large, small, old, and new ships to help readers decide on which would suit them best. Other invaluable information includes what to expect in terms of living conditions on board and hours of work, advice on what to take, and a guide to the hierarchy of employees to be found on board.
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