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Cruise ship employment, the best job you could ever find!

24 July 2010 No Comment



Cruise ship employment fulfilled many people dream including myself, to travel the world and get paid for it!

Good, you must have decided to work onboard a cruise ship, when you have reached here! Let me guide you further with my experience, here are the few important things you have to know. A career onboard a cruise ship can offer a wide range of job opportunities for you. It can be financially attractive and enable you to travel to exotic ports all around the world in a job you will enjoy. However, finding a job on a cruise ship requires many research, time, and the right qualifications to get you the right cruise ship job that suit you. There are three most important things that you must have:1. ENGLISH LANGUAGEIt is very important that you can speak & understand English as most cruise ships cater to Americans and English-speaking travelers. Especially if you work in the front line divisions like Food & Beverage, and Cabin stewards in Hotel, you actually get PAID from the guests directly. 2. PASSPORTYes, passport is the most important travelling document in cruise ship employment; all the personnel working onboard a cruise ship must have a valid passport. 3. SEAMAN VISA (For all non-US residents)Once you obtain an Employee Agreement with a cruise ship company, you will need to apply for C1 Transit & D1 Seaman and B2 Visitor Visa from the United States Embassy. Most cruise ships do visit United State Of America’s ports of call.

Major cruise lines like Carnival Cruise Lines, Royal Caribbean International and Celebrity Cruises are based in Florida, USA; hence, the majority of worldwide cruises will depart from Florida or a port in the USA. These C1 & D1 and B2 visas allow you to enter the USA for a limited time only when your ship calls to a US port, usually 30 days :

> The C1 visa is for seamen and allows you to work in United States’ ports for a limited number of hours or days; and,> D1 is the visa allows you to transit at USA’s ports. > USA B2 Tourist Visas are “visitor visas” and are required for citizens of countries that are not included in the Visa Waiver Program.

o All foreign nationals who wish to visit the United States for leisure or tourism are normally eligible to receive a B2 Tourist Visa.

o The maximum length of stay for B2 visitor visa holders is 6 months.Please contact with the cruise line or agency directly to know what is the specific visa requirements are for your country of origin on cruise ship employment.Cruise ship jobs are difficult and require lots of long hours. However, you do get PAID to see the world and get the opportunity to develop collegial work relationships that might last a lifetime!

Visit http://www.smart-guide-to-world-cruise-ship.com/cruise-ship-employment.html to further your research in cruise ships employment by reading good quality information and action!

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www.smart-guide-to-world-cruise-ship.com is an excellent guide to start your cruise ship life as for your career as well as a traveler. The video gave a good feeling of what it is like on board the cruise ship, it is very informative and filled with tons of information to help you identify the right cruise for you to work and for making the best of your cruise ship vacation too! Take me to cruise ship : )

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