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This page is designed to serve as a resource for those interesting in applying to work on board a major cruise line.  The contact information was obtained from the companies themselves, or from secondary sources.  For further information on cruise life and employment aboard other cruise lines, please visit the links at the bottom of the page.   If you have any other employment or contact info, please post it to the Virtual Leaving Book.   For information about working for the Walt Disney Company, check out the Jobs@Disney page!


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Applicants should send a cover letter, resume, and photograph to:

Shipboard Personnel, Carnival Cruise Lines, 3655 NW 87th Avenue, Miami, FL 33178.

Phone: (305) 599-2600


Shipboard Food and Beverage Recruiting:

Pursers Department:

All Other Shipboard Recruiting:

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Disney Cruise Line Jobs Online


DCL Jobline - (407) 566-SHIP

DCL Human Resources, P.O. Box 10165, Lake Buena Vista, FL, 32830-0165

In Canada:

CAST-A-WAY Cruise and Resort Hiring Agency

1000-20 Boul. St. Jean, Suite 518, Pointe-Claire, QC  H9R5P1

Fax (5140 695-7506 or (514) 624-0290


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Holland America Cruise Career Center
Contact Information
Mailing Address:

300 Elliott Ave. W.
Seattle, WA 98119
Attn: Human Resources

(206) 281-3535
(206) 298-3899
Job Line:
(206) 286-3496



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For anyone interested in applying to NCL as a receptionist in the Purser Dept:

Toni Gartland
7665 Corporate Center Dr.
Miami, Fl.
33126, U.S.A.

For other employment inquiries:

Norwegian Cruise Line, Employment Manager, Dept. CM, 7665 Corporate Center Drive, Miami, FL 33126.

NCL employment online

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Steiner Training Ltd. is the company responsible for  hair, beauty and fitness personnel on over ninety luxury cruise ships including:
Carnival, Celebrity, Crystal, Cunard, Dolphin, Disney, Holland America, Norwegian, Orient, P&O, Premiere, Princess, Royal Caribbean, Radisson Seven Seas


Hairdressers need to complete a three year
hairdressing apprenticeship or have completed hairdressing training at a full time college. It is necessary that all hairdressers are fully qualified in both ladies and mens hairdressing. Successful applicants will do a trade test. It is important that hairdressers can cope with both a busy column and a demanding clientele.
Beauty Therapists must have one of the following
qualifications: CIDESCO, CIBTAC, IHBC, BTEC, CITY AND GUILDS, NVQ'S, ITEC or IA. If you are applying outside Europe then an International equivalent will be accepted. Please also note that a qualification in FACIAL and BODY ELECTRICS is essential. Aerobic/Fitness Instructors must have an RSA or YMCA Exercise to Music, or an aerobic qualification, a Step certificate, Resistance Weights, eg. BAWLA or NABBA or an International equivalent. We require at least three months experience in teaching aerobics. Aerobic/fitness instructors are required to take a variety of aerobic classes, supervise the gymnasium and do personal fitness testing.

Massage therapists must be qualified in Swedish Massage. Any additional qualifications like aromatherapy, reflexology or sports therapy would be an advantage.
Nail Technicians must have completed a Nail
Technician training course and have at least one year's full
time salon experience.

If you are unsure about qualifications, please contact Steiner, they should be able to let you know if your qualifications are sufficient for a position.

Outside USA send resumes to:
Human Resources
Steiner Training
57 The Broadway, Stanmore
Middx HA7 4DU England.

If in USA send it to:
Human Resources
c/o Steiner Transocean Ltd
1007 North America Way 4th Floor
Miami Fl 33132 USA.


Jobline: (305)358-9002.




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