Work On Board Cruise Ships

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WANTED: People interested in traveling all over the world while watching their bank account grow every month.

If you want to take advantage of such a life-changing opportunity, you owe it to yourself to consider working on cruise ships. I can honestly say that working on ships changed my life in incredible ways, most importantly giving me the freedom to live on my own terms.

Get started today! Step-by-step instructions on how to apply to every major cruise line plus insider advice to guide you through the entire process are only a couple of clicks away.

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Once you walk up the gangway of your first ship, your life will never be the same.

Why? Your life will instantly be full of…

Travel, Money & Social Life
WORLD TRAVEL – Explore (yes, almost every position offers a good amount of free time off the ship) every corner of the globe, from Alaska to the Caribbean, Europe to the Middle East, the South Pacific to Southeast Asia!

MONEY, MONEY, MONEY! – Earn up to $6000+ USD per month, depending on position. And with almost ZERO expenses (room and meals are provided) it’s possible to save $6,000 – $20,000+ in a few short months!

AMAZING SOCIAL LIFE – Live the good life with access to crew bars, crew lounges, internet cafes, hot tubs, swimming pools, a crew gym, crew-only sunbathing decks and endless crew parties and other events!

SPECIAL PRIVILEGES – Spend your evenings socializing in passenger bars, and lounges, receive discounted tours in each port, attend the theater performances, dine in passenger restaurants…it’s all possible. Many positions offer these extra benefits!

INTERNATIONAL FRIENDSHIPS – Build friendships with crew members from dozens of countries around the world, and when you’re on vacation, you’ll have plenty of money to visit your new friends overseas!

LIFE-CHANGING OPPORTUNITIES – Network with crew members, local residents in every port of call and thousands of passengers and you’ll discover opportunities you simply never imagined! (Through networking on ships, I’ve been offered jobs in Greece and Costa Rica and a business partnership on the stunning Caribbean island of St. Kitts.)

2-4 MONTHS OF VACATION! – Enjoy up to 4 months of vacation per year, which you can spend anywhere in the world you wish. You’ll actually work less and save more money than if you were working on land!

Friendship, Opportunity & Vacation


Applying for a cruise ship job is not the same as applying for a job on land. The rules are different, the process can be complicated and without any guidance, it’s nearly impossible to do on your own. Without knowing how to navigate the specific steps involved, cruise lines will never even notice your application. In fact, you’ll have trouble simply trying to get an application in the first place.


When you purchase this guide…

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How To Work On A Cruise Guide


“Thank you for a great guide! I had to laugh because you wrote ‘right when you least expect it, you’ll receive an email informing you that you have been selected for an interview.’ That’s exactly what happened! They offered me the job on the spot and said I looked very good on paper (thanks to you!). So instead of freezing over the holidays, I’ll be working on Holland America Line visiting Mexico, Honduras, Belize, and Guatemala.”

Katie Hart, North Carolina, USA


“I always say that working on cruise ships as an Entertainment Host was the ultimate job. Who else would pay me to hang out with passengers all day, travel the world and meet amazing people? BEST EXPERIENCE EVER… and I was able to pay off all my debt in a couple of contracts and then purchase my first home!”

Leah Bolton, Vancouver, Canada


“I would like to personally thank Earl for helping me to acquire a cruise ship job. I followed his guide precisely and in less than two weeks I have landed a job on board a major cruise line! I’m headed to Alaska and I’m so excited to begin this journey. To those of you who want to work on board a cruise ship, GET THE GUIDE!!! It helped me tremendously and I know it will help you!”

Santana Mackline, USA


“I thought I’d update you about my cruise interviews. I had three interviews just a couple weeks after applying and I was offered all three jobs! I went with Carnival Cruise Lines in the end and I can’t wait to begin. Just want to say a big thank you, the guide was really helpful, as were your emails.”

Xander McGrouther, USA


“I went for an interview last Tuesday in Vancouver and the next day I heard back that Cunard Cruise Lines wanted to talk with me. Four hours after my chat with Cunard, they offered me a position on the Queen Victoria as an International Host. I will board the ship in six days! Once again, thank you for everything!”

Jan Kerekes, Vancouver, Canada


The low, one-time cost for this detailed 175-page guide is only:

$25 USD

(July 2015 Edition)

That’s all you’ll ever need to spend in order to land a cruise ship job that will allow you to save $2000, $3000 or even as much as $5000 per month.

When that first pay check comes in, we guarantee you’ll consider this one of the best investments you’ve made!

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Pay with Paypal or Credit Card: Just click on the “Checkout with Paypal” button on the checkout page & you’ll be able to choose your payment method.

Instant Access!: As soon as your order is placed, you’ll immediately receive your guide via email so that you’ll have instant access to all of the material. (Your guide is in Adobe PDF format.)

Works For Everyone: The information in this guide works for EVERYONE, no matter what country you live in. Cruise lines hire people of all nationalities and the only standard requirement to apply is that you are at least 21 years of age and not a convicted felon.

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Also, every order of this guide comes with my personal guarantee…

60-Day Money Back Guarantee: If you don’t believe the information you receive will help you find a rewarding job on board a cruise ship, you have a full 60 days to ask for a refund. Just send me a quick email and I’ll refund the full amount without any questions asked.


Once you order your guide, you’ll be able to contact me directly with any questions you may have along the way. You’ll find my direct email address on the last page of the guide and I encourage you to use it! I guarantee you that I’ll do my very best to help get you working on board a cruise ship as quickly as possible.

Bon Voyage!


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494 Responses to Work On Board Cruise Ships

  1. emor says:

    my question is
    if i download the guide would i be hired
    i am desperate of job right now coz i don’t like working in drivetru
    I’m doing the drive thru for a year and half now I’m almost 11 months working in tim hortons as a team player and 6 months current today as a cook in a$w ansi also work part time for dominos pizza, chef restaurant as a cook,quiznos sub and subway for couples of 5 months each
    so is there a big chance for me to work as a cook but i have a university degree for mechanical engineering but i have only 3 months experience ins hvac
    i am currently living in canada and work here but i came originally from philippines
    hope to hear from u

    • Wandering Earl says:

      There is no guarantee that you’ll get hired. It depends on several factors of course – education, work history, how well you do in any interviews, etc. But this guide will give you everything you need to apply to every cruise line and will offer all the advice that will make sure you have the best chance possible of getting hired.

  2. Susan says:

    Hi can someone give me some E mail adress or links to apply directly with some cruise ship? i would like to work there but here in my country Peru Recluters ask too much money to help you to apply .
    Thank you .

    • Wandering Earl says:

      Hey Susan – That’s the problem, those recruiters do ask for a lot of money, but it’s not necessary to go through them. At the risk of sounding like a salesman, you might want to check out the guide above. It does provide all the details you need to apply for just about every position with every major cruise line and it also offers pages and pages of advice to ensure you have the best chance possible of getting hired!

  3. Rachel Santoro says:

    Hi Earl! First off, i must tell you that i am insanely jealous of your lifestyle and may have to live vicariously through you, until I can figure out how to make it happen! :-) Secondly, I’m so happy to have found this blog on working for cruise ships! I’m currently in a job that is super stressful and I don’t feel as though I’m utilizing my talents. A little about me;
    College graduate Bachelors degree in Psychology, minor in music.
    Worked in customer service, preschool teacher, server/bartender, currently an account executive for a promotional marketing company.
    Have been the lead singer for a very successful cover band for the past 6 years.
    I’m single, 29, living on my own, and am in desperate need of adventure. I want to see the world more than anything else and I know I’m not making the most of my life. I’m extremely passionate about learning about other people/cultures but I HAVE to work full time (major college debt).
    I guess my questions are
    #1 Am I a good candidate to work on a cruise ship?
    #2 Is it hard to get a vocalist position?
    #3 Can I apply to multiple positions at once (entertainment, hospitality, tourism, customer service, event coordinating…etc. I’d gladly accept it all!)
    #4 How often do you really get to experience the other countries?
    #5 When you have a contract for, say, 4 months, are you on the ship that entire time?
    I have more questions but I’ve thrown enough at you. :-) Thanks in advance for any help you’re willing to give. I’m going to go read about more of your adventures and pretend I’m living it now. Chao!

    • Wandering Earl says:

      Hey Rachel – Thanks for getting in touch!

      1. Yes, you appear to be a great candidate.
      2. It really depends. You need to audition, send in videos of your past performances and go from there.
      3. Yes, but you would need to apply separately for each position and not group them together on one resume/application.
      4. It’s not full travel. You get a nice taste of each port. In the end though, it’s better to have a few hours off in Athens one day, a few hours in Rome the next and a few hours in Malta the next than not traveling at all :)
      5. Yes, you are on the ship, working 7 days per week for the entire length of your contract, with time off every day of course.

      Hope that helps!

  4. Quentin says:

    Hey, Earl
    I was just wondering how common the 21 and over age limit is in the industry. I’m 19, and will be 20 in October, and I was hoping to explore my options on a cruise ship as soon as possible, and it would be disheartening to hear that the soonest possibility would be 2017.

    • Wandering Earl says:

      Hey Quentin – It’s pretty much 21 years and older and in general, you would need a university degree as well. The degree is not vital though as long as you have some good work experience that really translates well to a specific position on the ships. But with the age, they really do stick to the 21+ unfortunately.

  5. Hi Earl!! I just found your website and fell in love instantly, great work, great life!!
    But I have some questions, I want to buy the guide, but first I need to know for how long you can work on a Cruise ship. Well my questions is because I’m a engineer student, I’m 21, but I have class for 4 months (January to May) and for summer I have 3 months of vacations (May to August), and for winter I only have 1 month of vacations (December), so what I want to know is if there are contracts just for 3 months or 1 month?? or what is the minimum contract period? And if you think there’s a chance to apply? Thank you for sharing such a life experience, hope you continue traveling. Love Marlen!

    • Wandering Earl says:

      Hey Marlen – That’s a bit difficult unfortunately as you don’t get to dictate when you can work or for how long you want your contracts to be. Cruise lines generally need people who are available all year round and for at least 4 months at a time for most positions. There aren’t any 1 month contracts and 3 month contracts are only for the higher level officers for the most part. I would wait until after you graduate…then you’ll be all set.

  6. Alexis says:

    Will defiantly be purchasing this in the future. Im only 18 now, but I am certain that this is what I want to do. I have been on over 10 cruises and have another one book for later this year. I love everything about life at sea. I am obviously aware that working on a ship is completely different than being a passenger but I can’t wait to be one of the people creating amazing experiences and memories for future guests. Most of my best memories in my life have come from my cruises. I have met some amazing people from all around the world who I still talk to. You will most defiantly hear from me in the future!!

  7. Nirjo Marak says:

    Is there any age and experience specific requirements for working in a cruise ship?

    • Wandering Earl says:

      Hey Nirjo – In general, you need to be 21 years of age to apply and as for specific requirements, it really depends on the position that you want to apply for. Some positions definitely require more work experience than others.

  8. Dominique says:

    Friendly Hello!

    Just wanted to send an update! I first saw this page years ago and knew I wanted to try ship life at some point. I purchased the guide about a year ago and after several applications and interviews I finally have my ship assignment. Thanks to your help I will begin in the Youth Department on Carnival Pride in September! Thanks so much for all of your help.


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