Jobs on Cruise Ships

Deck Department

Jobs available in the deck department aboard cruise ships, including requirements, wages and benefits.

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Captain

Requirements

Maritime qualifications as a captain and captain's licences from a recognized maritime academy, at least 5-8 years of experience in subordinate positions on board, and wide experience in all navigational computerized and electronic systems required.

Duties

Captains direct all operations on board and supervise the work of other officers and crewmembers, being responsible for the discipline on the ship. They set speed and course, determine position by navigational systems and charts, maneuver the vessel to avoid dangerous situations, operate the engines, communicate with another ships, supervise safety procedures and general maintenance, check that machinery and equipment are in working order, direct tasks loading and unloading operations of cargo and passengers. Captains also keep logs and records of the different operations and events onboard the ship.

Salary

5,900 - 10,000 dollars/euros a month (approx.).

Candidates

Staff Captain

Requirements

Maritime qualifications as a captain and captain's licences from a recognized maritime academy, at least 5-8 years of experience in subordinate positions on board, and wide experience in all navigational computerized and electronic systems required.

Duties

Responsible for the daily operation, being the second person in command under the supervision of the captain, to whom he reports directly. This position has possibilities for promotion to captain with the additional preparation and experience, and the necessary official licenses.

Salary

5,000 - 8,000 dollars/euros a month (approx.).

Candidates

Chief Officer

Requirements

Maritime qualifications and licences from a recognized maritime academy, at least 3-5 years of experience in subordinate positions on board, wide experience in all navigational computerized and electronic systems required.

Duties

First officer, also known as chief officer, is in charge of different navigational duties and diverse bridge operations, and supervises the loading and unloading planning.

Salary

3,700 - 4,500 dollars/euros a month (approx.).

Candidates

Second Officer

Requirements

Maritime qualifications and licences from a recognized maritime academy, at least 2-3 years of experience in subordinate positions on board, wide experience in all navigational computerized and electronic systems required.

Duties

Responsible for different navigational functions, mail service and the general maintenance of all equipment and charts.

Salary

3,000 - 3,500 dollars/euros a month (approx.).

Candidates

Third Officer

Requirements

Maritime qualifications and licences from a recognized maritime academy, at least 2-3 year experience in subordinate positions on board, wide experience in all navigational computerized and electronic systems required.

Duties

Third officer is the person in charge of the general maintenance of lifeboats and firefighting and signalling equipment and diverse loading and unloading operations.

Salary

2,500 - 3,000 dollars/euros a month (approx.).

Candidates

Junior Officer

Requirements

Maritime qualifications and licences from a recognized maritime academy.

Duties

Navigational officer in training.

Salary

1,600 - 2,100 dollars/euros a month (approx.).

Candidates

Chief Radio Officer

Requirements

Maritime qualifications and licences from a recognized maritime academy, at least 3-5 years experience in subordinate positions on board, extensive experience in all computerized and electronic communication equipment (satellite hook-up, Marisat system, faxes, etc.).

Duties

Responsible for all the communication service on board and general maintenance and possible repair of technologically advanced communication equipment.

Salary

3,700 - 4,500 dollars/euros a month (approx.).

Candidates

Radio Officer

Requirements

Maritime qualifications and licences from a recognized maritime academy, at least 2-3 years experience in subordinate positions on board, extensive experience in all computerized and electronic communication equipment (satellite hook-up, Marisat system, faxes, etc.).

Duties

This officer operates all the communications of the vessel and is expected to carry out general maintenance and possible repair of technologically advanced communication equipment.

Salary

3,100 - 3,600 dollars/euros a month (approx.).

Candidates

Security Officer

Requirements

Maritime qualifications and licences from a recognized maritime academy along with security background, such as police or military experience.

Duties

In charge of general security on board, prevention of illegal drugs and ensuring no unauthorised boarding of the ship at ports.

Salary

2,100 - 3,000 dollars/euros a month (approx.).

Candidates

Safety Officer

Requirements

Maritime qualifications and licences from a recognized maritime academy, health and safety certificate, 1-2 years experience in similar position.

Duties

Responsible for the safety of the passengers and crewmembers, carrying out safety drills and emergency evacuation procedures, and general maintenance of all the safety systems aboard the ship so to avoid any possible risk or accident.

Salary

1,700 - 1,900 dollars/euros a month (approx.).

Candidates

Boatswain

Requirements

1-2 year experience on board, tender captain´s license.

Duties

Supervision of general maintenance within the different working stations on board; assistance in tender operations and load and unload works directed by the safety officer; control unlicensed deck personnel in cleaning, polishing metalwork, chipping, painting, scraping and wirebrusing deck areas; inspects and tests equipment to ensure safe and proper operation; inspects work areas and crew quarters for cleanliness and order; supervises securing cargo, deck equipment, systems for leaving port; directs handling of mooring lines when the vessel is docked or undocked; and, sometimes stands at lookout, searching for possible obstacles in the path of the ship, following the required safety procedures.

Salary

1,800 - 2,100 dollars/euros a month (approx.).

Candidates

A/B Seaman

Requirements

It is a position that requires some previous experience as a seaman or specific training in an accredited maritime academy.

Duties

They stand watch, looking for another ships, measure water depth in shallow waters, operate different deck equipment (load and unload gear, anchors, ropes and wires, pumps, hoses, lifeboats, etc.) and carry out general maintenance and cleaning tasks such as cleaning, polishing metalwork, chipping rust, painting, scraping and wirebrusing deck areas.

Salary

1,700 - 2,500 dollars/euros a month (approx.).

Candidates

Ordinary Seaman

Requirements

Entry-level position with no experience required.

Duties

General cleaning, maintenance and tidying of deck areas.

Salary

1,300 - 2,200 dollars/euros a month (approx.).

Candidates

Deckhand

Requirements

Entry-level position no with experience required.

Duties

They are in charge of different tasks on the deck areas, such as giving directions to parts of the ship, running errands for the passengers, keeping chairs and deckchairs in good condition and cleanness, and general cleaning on the deck areas.

Salary

1,200 - 2,000 dollars/euros a month (approx.).

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