Cruise Ship Jobs Salaries

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Cruise Ship Jobs - Housekeeping, Accommodation Jobs

Responsibility for the cabins or staterooms on a cruise ship fall under the housekeeping department. This division is responsible for making passengers comfortable while they are in their rooms, and includes the care of the cabins, room and messenger service, and laundry pick up and delivery. Jobs in the hosekeeping department of a cruise line are very similar to the jobs you will find in a five-star hotel or resort: cabin steward/stewardess who clean and do daily maintenance of the cabins and general housekeeping, chief housekeeper, floor supervisor, head room steward / stewardess, cabin steward / stewardess, bell captain, bell boy.

There is also a separate division that does the general cleaning and maintenance of the common areas around the ship and offers jobs for cleaner / utility cleaner positions.

The laundry on a ship must run almost continually. Bed linens, towels, tablecloths, and some crew uniforms must be laundered daily. This division offers cruise line jobs for laundry supervisor and laundry man / linen keeper.

Most cruise lines employ concessionaire companies or employment agencies to staff these positions and applicants are recruited from all over the world. English registered ships commonly fill their housekeeping positions with European personnel, while many others recruit their staff from agencies in third world countries. Housekeeping falls under the hotel department and is categorized as crew. Also known as accommodation staff.

  • Chief Housekeeper (supervisor of the housekeeping department: cabin services, room services, bell services, passenger baggage handling and distribution) - professional experience in hotels or prior ship experience in related position required. Very good English Language skills required. Salary range: $3000-3800 U.S. per month, depending on percentage of gratuities (tips).

  • Assistant Chief Housekeeper (supervises day to day operations of the department as directed by the Chief Housekeeper) - professional experience in hotels or prior ship experience in related position required. Very good English Language skills required. Salary range: $2500-3400 U.S. per month, depending on percentage of gratuities (tips). Possibilities for promotion to Chief Housekeeper.

  • Floor Supervisor (supervises assigned floor of cabins and cabin stewards as directed by the chief housekeeper) - professional experience in hotels or prior ship experience in related position required. Very good English Language skills required. Salary range: $2400-3200 U.S. per month, depending on percentage of gratuities (tips). Possibilities for promotion to Assistant Chief Housekeeper.

  • Head Room Steward / Stewardess (supervises assigned station of cabins andcabin stewards as directed by Floor Supervisor) - experience in hotels or prior cruise ship experience required. Good English Language skills required. Salary range: $2200-2800 U.S. per month depending on gratuities (tips). Possibilities for promotion to Floor Supervisor.

  • Cabin Steward / Stewardess / Cabin Attendant (daily cleaning of passenger cabins) - no experience required, some experience preferred. Basic English Language skills required. Salary range: $1800-2200 U.S. per month, depending on gratuities from passengers. Possibilities for promotion to Head Room Steward.

  • Assistant Cabin Steward / Stewardess (daily cleaning of assigned areas and passenger cabins, passenger laundry requests) - entry level position, no experience required. Basic English Language skills required. Salary range: $1200-1500 U.S. per month, depending on percentage of tips (gratuities). Possibilities for promotion to Cabin Steward / Stewardess.

  • Bell Captain (supervises bell staff, delivery of room service meals, gifts and flowers) - entry level position, no experience required, some experience preferred. Basic English Language skills required. Salary range: $1100-1300 U.S. per month, depending on tips (gratuities).

  • Room Service Attendatn/Bell Boy (males and females) - general duty is to provide guests with the option of ordering room service, to ensure that passengers receive the service & the same comfort inside of cabin like they have in 5-stars dining room. Also they have to assist to Cabin stewards in the cabins cleaning after each disembarkation. It is recommended to have some previous restaurant or bar experience at least on the land. Ability to speak, read & write in English is an advantage. Salary range: $700-1000 U.S. per month, depending on tips (gratuities).

  • Cleaner / Utility Cleaner (daily cleaning of all public areas) - entry level position, no experience required. Very basic English Language skills required. Salary range: $600-800 U.S. per month, depending on the cruise line. Possibilities for promotion to Cabin Steward.

  • Laundry Supervisor (supervises laundry department and dry cleaning of all passenger garments) - some experience in hotels or prior ship experience in related position required. Basic English Language skills required. Salary range: $1000-1300 U.S. per month, depending on the cruise line.

  • Assistant Laundry Supervisor (supervises laundry department and dry cleaning of all the officers, management, staff and crew garments as directed by Laundry Supervisor) - some experience in hotels or prior ship experience in related position required. Basic English Language skills required. Salary range: $900-1200 U.S. per month, depending on the cruise line. Possibilities for promotion to Laundry Supervisor.

  • Laundry Man / Linen Keeper (support staff for laundry facilities, launder and dry cleaning of all passenger, officer, management and staff garments) - no experience required, entry level position. Very basic English Language skills required. Salary range: $700-900 U.S. per month, depending on the cruise line. Possibilities for promotion to Assistant Laundry Supervisor.

  • Pool Attendant (cleaning and maintenance of all pool areas) - no experience required, entry level position. Very basic English Language skills required. Salary range: $700-900 U.S. per month, depending on the cruise line.


Cruise Ship Jobs - Food and Beverage Department, Restaurant Jobs

The food and beverage division is responsible for all of the dining rooms, restaurant - bars, bars, the galleys (kitchens), clean up and provisions. The Food and Beverage Director runs this department. The dining room manager, or maitre d', takes care of seating arrangements, service, and oversees the wait staff for the main restaurant (dining room). Under the maitre d' are the head waiters, and each of them is responsible for several waiters and busboys. Even though waiters and busboys are considered entry level positions, many cruise ships prefer those with previous experience from a restaurant or hotel dining room on their resume / CV. Depending on the size of the cruise ship, there may be several bars, and the service of drinks is a popular job on board. Bartenders, wine stewards and cocktail waitresses/waiters must usually have prior experience. The Food and Beverage Department on a cruise ship offers the following restaurant jobs: Maitre D' / Restaurant Manager, Dining Room Head Waiter / Waitress, Dining Room Waiter / Waitress, Dining Room Assistant Waiter / Waitress, Dining Room Junior Waiter / Waitress , Cocktail Waitress / Waiter, Bartender, Buffet Steward / Stewardess.

  • Buffet Steward / Stewardess (serving meals, drinks, cleaning tables) - No experience required, some experience preferred. Basic English Language knowledge required. Salary range: $900-1300 U.S. per month, depending on gratuities (tips) from passengers. Strong possibilities for promotion to Bar Steward, Junior Waiter, Assistant Waiter and Waiter.

  • Bar Accountant (responsible for accounting procedures of the bar department) - accounting background and / or education required. Salary range: $1600-1900 U.S. per month.

  • Bartender (responsible for serving alcoholic beverages to passengers in lounges and on decks) - Some experience required. Good English Language skills required. Salary range: $1700- 2400 U.S. per month, depending on gratuities from passengers.

  • Bar Stewards/ Stewardess (Cocktail Waitress / Waiter) - responsible for serving alcoholic beverages to passengers in lounges and on decks - Some experience required. Good English Language skills required. Salary range: $1400- 2200 U.S. per month, depending on gratuities from passengers. Possibilities for promotion to Bartender.

  • Bar Boy / Bar Utility (responsible for cleanliness of lounges and re-stocking bar supplies) - no experience required, entry level position. Very basic English Language skills required. Salary range: $600-900 U.S. per month, depending on percentage of tips (gratuities). Possibilities for promotion to Bar Steward.

  • Dining Room Junior Waiter / Waitress (assisting dining room assistant waiters, serving meals and drinks) - Some experience required. Fare English Language skills required. Salary range: $1200-1800 U.S. per month, depending on gratuities (tips) from passengers. Possibilities for promotion to Dining Room Assistant Waiter.

  • Dining Room Assistant Waiter / Waitress (assisting dining room waiters in the food and beverage service, serve passengers as directed by the waiter) - Experience required. Good English Language skills required. Salary range: $1400- 2100 U.S. per month, depending on gratuities from passengers. Possibilities for promotion to Dining Room Waiter.

  • Dining Room Waiter/Waitress, (serving passengers, explain the dishes, make recommendations, supervise assistant waiters assigned to their tables) - lots of experience and fluent English Language skills required. Salary range: $2200-3800 U.S. per month, depending on gratuities from passengers. Possibilities for promotion to Dining Room Head Waiter.

  • Dining Room Head Waiter/Waitress, (responsible for a certain serving station in the dining room, supervises all waiters) - lots of restaurant and prior cruise ship experience in related position required. Fluent English Language skills required. Salary range: $2600-4700 U.S. per month, depending on gratuities from passengers.

  • Maitre D'/Restaurant Manager - takes care of seating arrangements, service, and oversees the wait staff for the dining room. Under the maitre d' are the head waiters, and each of them is responsible for several waiters and busboys. Fluent English Language skills required. Salary range: $3400-5200 U.S. per month, depending on the cruise line and gratuities from passengers.

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3 comments for this post

These days, cleaning service are offered by numerous companies. Some of them provide good cleaning, others only take money and the personnel is awful. So you must get some feedback before hiring service providers.

Posted on February 4, 2011 at 4:06 AM  

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Posted on July 11, 2011 at 6:53 AM  

As what I have heard among other seafarers, these kind of jobs deserves high payoffs.. it's hard being in that kind of job.. I can sense how hard that is...


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