F.A.Q on recruitment

Only the information in a CV is not enough for evaluating the chances of departure. The evaluation takes place at the selection interview for which you will get appointed by recruiting agent. Until the selection interview this question has no use. After the selection interview with the company's representative, the hiring company is in charge of the date of embarkation. We cannot anticipate an average waiting period either because it's not up to us.

You should apply only for the jobs that you have qualification, skills and experience for. At the pre-selection interview we will provide you consultancy of vocational guidance. Basically, all jobs onboard cruise companies we represent require minimum of one year previous working experience in the field.

After you've been selected to work, your next step is to wait for a ship assignment. Your ship assignment is based on the business needs of the Company. The length of time you may wait for your ship assignment may be anywhere between a few days to several months. We as a Hiring partner do not have control over length of time you will wait for your ship assignment.

Embarkation expenses vary from company to company (medical analyses, IMO certificates, travel expenses, cost for visas); they depend on the place of embarkation as well. Some companies pay part of the expenses, others do not. All selected candidates are informed about the expenses needed.

Yes, you can. The decision of hiring someone is taken only by the company.
Setting appointments for the selection interviews depending on the time available and on priorities. The company will let you know the date and time of the interview by phone or e-mail.

We will do our best to make an appointment for a pre-selecting interview within of period of two weeks..

It is one of the common mistakes candidates and those already working onboard make. Promotions are not based on lenght of time spent onboard on a position you have been hired. It is based on your professionalism and performance.

You need a CV and some pictures for the start. The company will inform you in time about the next stages.

It is a discussion on professional subjects and motivation, eventually some tests for professional skills. The discussion is held in English and in the languages declared in the CV.

From 1st February 2002, the certificates of IMO courses are required for embarkation on cruise ships, namely the following modules:

  • Personal Survival Techniques STCW Table A-VI/1-1
  • Fire Prevention and Fire Fighting STCW Table A-VI/1-2
  • Elementary First Aid STCW Table A-VI/1-3
  • Personally Safety and Social Responsibilities STCW Table A-VI/1-4

The requirements may differ depending on the specific role that you are interested in. There are, however, some general requirements for working on board:

  • Be at least 21 years old (unless applying for a cadet role, where the minimum is 18 years old).
  • Be able to pass a criminal background check.
  • Hold a valid passport.
  • Be able to obtain a US C1D visa unless you are a US or Canadian citizen or resident.
  • Pass a seafarers medical examination.
  • Meet the required standard of English for the position you are interested in.
  • Be able to work for up to 10 hours per day 7 days a week for up to 9 months.
No, you will not be charged anything to work on board our ships. You will have to pay around $160, although this will vary by country and your local embassy or consulate can provide further details. You will be liable for the cost of your seafarers medical, which cannot be reimbursed, and is charged by your medical facility, not by hiring company. You will, in most cases, be liable for the cost of your flight to the ship for your first contract; after that, all flights are could be paid by the hiring company. The companies paying for the retruning ticket.

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