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Cruise holidays are an exciting form of travel…

Cruise travels are highly popular with holiday-makers around the world.  Over 20 million travellers take a cruise every year. To serve the market scores of cruise lines operate and prominent among them are Carnival, Royal Caribbean, Norwegian, Celebrity, Cunard, Star, Princess, Costa, P & O,  Holland America etc.

Cruise vacations score over regular vacations in many respects. Cruise vacations offer better ‘value for money’ and in addition to sight-seeing while the ship remains docked in port, there are plenty of attractions within the cruise ship itself for entertainment and leisurely pursuits. Unlike regular holidays on cruise holidays one doesn’t have to check-in and check-out of hotels in different cities.

Opportunities in kitchen and service areas of cruise lines…

Crew is required to man on-board facilities like kitchens, restaurants, bars, housekeeping, casino, security etc. You must have completed 10+2 education and have to pass an interview at one of the cities in India. Most of the recruiters have training schools in India, where new joiners are trained so their skills are upgraded before they go on-board the cruise ship.

The glamourous part of this job is that you are able to see many different countries during a cruise. While the ship is in port, you can do sight-seeing on-shore during your off-hours. On-board there are separate recreational facilities for the crew such as crew bars, crew gyms, internet cafes, party areas etc. During your off-time you can seek to upgrade your skills by taking up language courses, business courses etc.

Career with a cruise line is rewarding both in monetary terms as well as professional terms. The pay is good and since food and accommodation is free on-board, the pay is saved almost entirely and it is also tax-free since a cruise line employee is considered as a Non-Resident Indian. Each contract lasts for 6 to 9 months.

On the flip side, it must be noted that work involves long hours and you would have to share a tiny cabin with your mates and sleep on a bunk-bed. Bachelors may be able to cope better since it is not possible for spouses to accompany crew members.

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Indus Hospitality Careers & Training

Recruit on behalf of international cruise companies such as Carnival Cruise Lines, Costa Cruises, Mediterranean Shipping Cruises, Discovery Cruise lines, Oceania Cruises, Regent Seven Seas etc

Chennai: 044-4088 0000 / 29. Delhi: 085272 66711. Kolkata: 093317 31161. Mumbai: 022-4088 0000, 2281 4243.


Fleet Maritime Services (India) Pvt. Limited (FMSI)

FMSI is the biggest recruiter for cruise ship crew from India. Their clients include Carnival Corporation, P&O Cruises and Princess Cruises.

8th and 9th floor, New Excelsior Cinema building, A.K. Nayak Marg, Fort, Mumbai 400001

022-4064 9999


Hiren International

Exclusive recruitment partner for cruise lines like Royal Caribbean International, Celebrity Cruises Inc others.

5th floor, Oricon House, K Dubash Marg, Near Lion Gate, Fort, Mumbai 400001

022-2204 0770, 2204 0788


Joncia Marine Services

Candidates who undertake intensive courses conducted by Joncia Institute of Hospitality are placed in cruise liners. The course is in cruise liner training & management in departments of service, housekeeping, bar, laundry, stores etc.

A-102, Om Sai Vishwakarma, Koldongri, Mumbai 400069

Berwick A Gomes

022-2683 2667, 077383 44333


Ocean Dolphin Human Resource Consultants

Cater to hospitality crew needs of leading cruise lines like Norwegian and Star.

D-116, Crystal Plaza, Opp. Infinity Mall, New Link Road, Andheri (West), Mumbai 400053.

022-2673 3395 / 96

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