AIDA

AIDA Cruises is an American/British-owned German cruise line based in Rostock, Germany. The company was founded as Deutsche Seereederei (German Shipping Company) with a ship called Völkerfreundschaft (“Peoples’ Friendship”), and entered the cruise industry in the 1960s. After the reunification of Germany in the early 1990’s Deutsche Seereederei was privatised and became DSR. DSR acquired Seetours of Bremen and cruises were marketed under the name Seetours. The company was acquired by P&O Princess Cruises in 2000 and in 2003, P&O Princess merged with Carnival Corporation, to form Carnival Corporation & plc, the worlds largest cruise holiday company. Seetours was rebranded as AIDA Cruises in 2004.

 

Following the merger, executive control of AIDA Cruises transferred to Costa Crociere, one of the main operating companies of the Carnival Group, with responsibility for the group’s European brands. AIDA ships have on-board amenities and facilities designed to attract younger, more active vacationers from all nationalities but focusing more on the German market.

 

Crew members from AIDA are often stating that the ship’s cabins are way larger than the average crew accommodation on other brands and the internet has download speeds of over 10mbps on all ships.

Official website: www.aida.de
Founded on: 1960

Company Category: Premium
Conglomerate: Yes (Carnival Corporation)
Official Language: German
Sails to: Worldwide
Ship’s Flag: Italy
Average age of PAX: 40

Offers free wifi: No
Offers single cabins: Officers and Managers only
Allows visible tattoos: No
Allows different hairstyles: No
Provides STCW on board: Yes
Provides Airline Tickets: Yes
Provides Hotel accommodations: Yes
Requires the Marlin’s Test? Yes, with minimum of 80%

HOW TO APPLY:

 

As most of other cruise lines, if you wish to apply for this company you can do it by applying straight to the company on their website or doing the selection process thought a recruitment agency.

BASIC REQUIREMENTS:

 

Previous cruise ship experience not needed, but preferred. All positions require fluent German and intermediate to fluent English, with high standards of service and good qualifications.

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COMPANY RATINGS:

Below you have access to the company ratings, according to actual and past crew members of the company on various aspects, ranging from time of permanence, desire to continue working in the company and scores for services provided. Are you working for this company or have you worked on this company before? You can fill this company survey by clicking here!

How long have you been working for this company?

First Contract 4 / 5

80%

2-4 Contracts 0 / 5

0%

4-10 Contracts 0 / 5

0%

Over 10 Contracts 1 / 5

20%

How did you got hired?

Applied straight with the company 1 / 4

25%

Applied through an Agency 2 / 4

50%

Job Fair / Cast Audition 1 / 4

25%

Concessionaire (Shopping, SPA, etc) 0 / 4

0%

Do you see yourself doing more contracts in this company?

Yes 3 / 3

100%

No 0 / 3

0%

Only if promoted 0 / 3

0%

How's the food at the Mess?

2.50 / 2 votes

How's the accommodations? (Your cabin)

3.00 / 2 votes

How are the activities for crew? (Crew Parties, Thematic Food, Shore Excursions, Discounts on board, Sportive events, etc.)

3.00 / 2 votes

How fast is the on board wifi?

2.00 / 2 votes

How often crew have the opportunity to change department? (By cross-training or internal hiring)

Never 0 / 2

0%

Sometimes, if they deserve it. 1 / 2

50%

Only with mafia 1 / 2

50%

All the time 0 / 2

0%

How often people get promoted? (Within the same department)

Never 0 / 2

0%

Sometimes, if they deserve it. 0 / 2

0%

Only with mafia 1 / 2

50%

All the time 1 / 2

50%

Does the company provide all the trainings on board? (STCW, SCC, Crowd Control, PSCBR, etc.)

No 2 / 2

100%

Yes 0 / 2

0%

Does the company provide Flight tickets during the first contract?

Yes 1 / 2

50%

No 0 / 2

0%

Not for all positions 1 / 2

50%

Does the company provide a Hotel prior joining a ship?

Yes 2 / 2

100%

No 0 / 2

0%

Not for all positions 0 / 2

0%

Would you recommend other people to apply for this company?

No 1 / 2

50%

Yes 1 / 2

50%