Welcome to the biggest portal about working and living on board cruise ships and yachts of the world. On this website you’ll get to learn all about #SHIPLIFE, from the very basic questions and requirements, to on how to apply, how the selection process works, as also be able to check job descriptions and compare salaries between companies, while preparing yourself in order to ace that upcoming interview and land your dream job. Don’t forget to like our page on Facebook to receive updates, news and most important of all, memes about living at sea!
WHERE TO START ?
Here you can quick start your learning process and check out our more accessed topics. The most important of all is to read carefully how the Selection Process works and follow it’s content. The rest is pretty much up to you, so make sure you check all our pages as we made all our content in order to make your life easier, you will find guides for everything from How to Pack to How to send money home!
By default we display our website in English, but you can choose to view our content in other languages on the top header menu!
Unfortunately, working on board isn’t for everyone. Before you start applying, check if you have what it takes in our page about the Basic Requirements.
FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS
Over the years we received lots and lots of messages via email, WhatsApp and on our Facebook/Instagram pages as well. We compiled all common questions into a single FAQ page where you will be able to solve probably any question you might have. Even if your question isn’t there, just fill the form on the bottom of the page and we will get in touch with you. Check out our Frequently Asked Questions page.
Yes, you can and we also recommend to apply straight with the companies, but most crew members in the world got hired after applying via a recruiting agency. Check out our page with all the agencies in the world, separated by country by clicking here: Recruitment Agencies.
PROFESSIONS ON BOARD
We’re building a complete list with all the departments and professions on board. You will be able to choose the one that you identify with the most, learn the routine, experience needed, certifications required and of course, how much your salary will be! Check out our Professions page.
Do you know the difference between a Curriculum Vitae and a Resume? Well, we will explain it to you and much more! Learn how small details make your resume shine out from the rest and even download free templates made by us! Check out on How to Build your Resume.
On this page you will find all the previous mentioned topics and much more. Follow our step-by-step guide, study and learn everything you need to know about living and working on board cruises and yachts. After you read through the entire guide, you will be ready to explore other sections of our website. But first, check out how the Selection Process works.
WHY WORK ON BOARD?
Most of us do it because of the money. But there are also other benefits like: Not paying rent, not wasting money on bills, unlimited amount of food, water and juices, opportunity to travel the world (or at least it’s more popular destinations), learn or improve a foreign language and of course grow your skills and/or learn a new profession on board. That’s why we use the hashtag #SHIPLIFE to share our common lifestyle!
We work together, we live together, we eat together, stress together and drink together (most of the nights), just to name a few other things crew members do besides working. This website was created to help you, your family and friends to better understand how the process works and what kind of employment you should expect. The content displayed here is free, and it will always be.
A THANK YOU NOTE
OUR RESPONSIBILITY WITHIN THE COMMUNITY
We’re here to provide free and accurate information about companies, ships and how the recruitment process works. We also provide new candidates and veterans exclusive contents with easy of access on how to send money home, save for the future or even change careers.
Every year we estimate that cruise companies all together perform over 150.000 interviews with new candidates, in an industry that is growing and growing while expecting better and improved candidates all the time. Most cruise lines hire all year long, so you do not have to wait till a certain time of the year to start your applications. Use this website in your favor, absorb all you can from it’s content and we wish you a very good luck in your journey.
But nonetheless, we would like to take this opportunity to thank you. Thanks for all the new and corrected content you send to us daily so we can keep providing our visitors with updated and accurate information. We really appreciate all the feedback, critics and suggestions because that is what drive us to keep working hard so we are able to keep and maintain this website online and for free.