List of Fake Agencies

Although this seems like a pretty comprehensive list, it is impossible to stay informed about every single cruise job scam. So pay attention to our tips, as the most important one is that if it sounds too good to be true it probably is. How quick you get a cruise job depends on current available positions. So when someone or an agency says that you will get a job as soon as you send them payment, it should be a red flag that this is not right.

 

Legitimate cruise recruitment agencies do not solicit money from applicants. This is one of the biggest rules of thumb to understand if the agency is a scammer or not. Hiring partners and other legit cruise recruitment agencies do not collect fees from applicants in order to be considered for a cruise job. Nor do they collect money in advance for uniforms and medical expenses.

 

Legit cruise recruiters do not send emails offering a job before an application is filled out. In some job scams, an initial email is sent by the fraudster offering a cruise job. Once the prospective crew member responds to this email offer, they are asked to complete a job application. This phony job application seeks private background information about the prospective employee which will be used for criminal purposes.

 

Cruise applicants do not need an immigration lawyer or a Green Card. Scammers may give the applicant a phony “employment contract” or “letter of employment”. Then, in later correspondence, they expect the applicant to submit a copy of their passport and or dollars (or Euros, etc.) for the services of an immigration lawyer to process a work permit.

 

Websites of cruise ship job scams are–often–unprofessional. Blatant spelling, grammatical errors, poor English and punctuation errors may indicate that the website and agency is not legitimate. Plus, is the website littered with Google ads? Are the photos used on the site grainy and outdated? These are all red flags.

 

Understand which email accounts may be fraudulent. You don’t want to send your resume and personal information through an email account used by a scammer. To prevent yourself from making this mistake, beware of email addresses that end in Hotmail, Gmail, Yahoo, AOL or any other web based, free, email account.

 

Get familiar with the cruise lines official hiring partners. Many fraudulent cruise job scammers use a name or email address that is similar to the cruise lines. They even use the names of agencies that are similar to the real hiring partners. Pay attention to these details when you receive correspondence. Better yet, stick with the agencies and email addresses that are authorized by the cruise lines so you won’t get into trouble. You can check our list of actual hiring agencies by clicking here.

It’s a trap:

AIDA Cruises and Construction (UK)
Aloha Student Land (Ukraine)
Aftermath Shipping GH Ltd (Ghana)
Agora Global Holdings (Malaysia)
Amble Boat Company (USA)
American Cruise Ship Corporation (Canada, www.americancruiseline.s5.com)
Apex Cruise (UK)
ApolloShips – International Cruise Services Inc
Arfha International (India)
Ausi Cruise Line (Malaysia)
Australia Cruise Line International Corporation
Australia Crystal Cruise (not to be mistaken with Crystal Cruises)
Australasian Cruise Line International (Malaysia)
Avalon Cruise Services (Canada)
Azura Cruises UK (United Kingdom)
Ballet Online Job Company (Russia)
Baltic Tourist Shipping Line (Ghana, United Kingdom)
Blue Sea Cruise, Blue Sea Cruises International (careermanager@blueseascruises.com)
Blue Sea Shipping Company (Ghana)
BR CRUISES (Brazil)
Canadian Cruise Shipping (Canada and Malaysia)
Capt. Dorris Morgan (dorrismorganfamily@googlemail.com) – pretending to be from Amble Boat Company (United Kingdom)
Capt. David Phillip (capt.davidphil@gmail.com) – pretending to be from Royal Caribbean Cruise Lines
Capt. Edward (royalprincesscruiseusa@gmail.com) – pretending to be from Royal Princess Cruises
Captains Shipping Line (Ghana)
Caribbean Princess Cruises (UK)
Carnival Seven Seas Cruise Line (Canada, Bermuda, Europe)
Celebrity.BS VIP Recluting (USA)
Centro Maritimo Panama (recruitmentcemapa@gmail.com)
Coastal Cruises
Coaster Shipping Company London (UK, UAE, etc.)
Cool Jobs At Sea (Oceana International) (Canada)
Crown Cruise Liners, Crown Cruiseliners International (Malaysia)
Cruise Academy (eFuturo Academy – https://www.cruiseacademy.eu/)
Cruise Canadian Line (Malaysia)
Cruise Careers (Wyoming Canada)
Cruise Critic (tel. +44 703 596 7371, not to be mistaken with www.cruisecritic.co.uk)
Cruise Information Center UK Ltd (United Kingdom)
Cruise International (New Brunswick Canada)
Cruise Line Brasil (Brazil)
Cruise Line International (Malaysia)
Cruise Services International (United Kingdom)
Cruise Services Unlimited
Cruise Ship Centers International (San Francisco USA)
Cruise Ship Jobs London (United Kingdom)
Cruise Ship Jobs Online (www.cruisejob1.com, Canada)
Cruise Shipping Line (Canada)
Crystal Cruise Line (www.crystalcrline.com) – not to be mistaken for Crystal Cruises (www.crystalcruises.com)
Crystal Cruise Line Australia
Cruise Ship Service Line Canada (Canada, Malaysia)
Crew File (www. crewfile .com)
Cruiseship Global Canada, Cruise Ship Global Canada (Canada, Malaysia)
CruiseQueenliner Cruise Queenliner (Malaysia)
CTG Group London, Capt Terry Smith (United Kingdom) – not to be mistaken for CTI Group
Cunard River Cruise Line, Cunnard Cruises Lines (not to be mistaken for Cunard Line, www.cunard.com)
Dimeo Shipping (Philippines, United Kingdom)
Dolphin Ship Management (San Marino)
Dublin Cruise Line Management
eFuturo Academy (Cruise Academy – https://www.cruiseacademy.eu/)
Elite-Staffs.com, Expertassist, EUjobinvest, Fileassist, Careers-Peak.com (United Kingdom)
Express Cruise Tourist Shipping Lines (Canada, Malaysia)
Express Cruises and Shipping Company, M.V.Custavia (Ghana, United Kingdom, Australia)
Fleewing International (California USA)
Fresh Princess Cruise Lines
Fresh Princess Cruises UK Limited (United Kingdom)
Frontline Consulting London (Ghana, United Kingom)
Geoluxary Cruise Lines Int., Geoluxury Cruise Lines (Malaysia)
Getaway Abroad (Angola, South Africa, USA, United Kingdom)
Global Arrow Shipping Line (Ghana, United Kingdom)
Global Cruise Shipping Services (Canada, USA)
Global Cruise Lines International
Global Sea Shipping Line (Scotland, Ghana)
Globe Star Shipping pvt. ltd. (Australia)
Gold Coast Shiping Campany (United Kingdom)
Goldline Shipping Ltd Cruise Ship Agency
Goldline Shipping Cruise Ship Personnel
Green Cruises, Green Cruise Line
Greenline Consults (Roland Botson, Mark Kyle) (Ghana, United Kingdom)
Hawks Marine Cruises International (Canada)
Highsea Shipping Line (Scotland, Ghana)
HR Princess Cruises (hrprincesscruises.com)
HRD Norwegian Cruise Line (this is not the Norwegian Cruise Line – NCL)
Indonatics (India)
Infinity Cruise Lines International (Malaysia)
INIT Manpower (Malaysia)
Intercontinental Spirit Ship (Ghana)
Intercontinental Cruises Company London (Ghana, United Kingdom)
International Cruise Ship Recruiters
International Seamen Agency Services (UK, Nigeria)
International Transition Abroad – The New Era (South Africa, United Kingdom, USA)
IRG Recruitment Agency & Traveling Consultancy Inc. (USA)
IRG UK – The Independent Recruiting Group (United Kingdom)
ISM AGENCY GROUP (seleccionpartner@mihalaplata.com) or (+54112212260172)
Ivory Arrow Shipping (Ghana, United Kingdom)
Jdak Cruises and Shipping (Ghana)
JoJo Cruise UK
All job offers on Jobs on Luxury Yachts (www.jobsonluxuryyachts.com)
K-shipping, Kingdom Shipping GH Ltd (Ghana)
Kings of Oceans Cruiseliners
Kiwi-Ocean Shipping Line (Scotland, New Zealand, Taiwan)
Lincoln Royal Cruises (United Kingdom)
LSC Cruises & Engineering (www.lsccruises.co.uk, United Kingdom)
Luxury Cruise Company (UK)
Malaysia Crystal Cruises (Malaysia, United Kingdom)
Malaysian Canadian Caribbean Line Cruises (Malaysia)
Mariposa Cruise Line (Malaysia), not to be mistaken with Mariposa Cruises (Canada) which is a legit company
Marks and Silogar Consulting (United Kingdom, Ghana)
Maydott Cruiseline International (Malaysia)
Midway Cruise Company
Minister Travel Agency / MTA (United Kingdom)
Mutus Cruises (Malaysia)
Natra Cruising Company (Ghana)
New World Cruise Ship Employment Agency (Canada)
Noryannah Binti Rohman & Co (Malaysia)
Oax Rectruitment
Ocean International Cruises (United Kingdom)
Ocean Village Cruises (Malaysia)
Oceana International (Canada)
Oceania Cruise Line, Oceania Cruise Company (oceania-cruises.org, Malaysia, United Kingdom)
Oceania Cruise Line International (Australia)
Oceania-cruiseline.com (Australia)
OceaniasCruise (careers@oceaniascruises.com)
Pacific Cruise Corporation (USA)
Pacific International Shipping Line (United Kingdom, Ghana)
Pacific Ocean Cruiseline (USA)
Pacific West Liners (USA)
Pacific West Cruises (United Kingdom)
Pan American Cruise Corporation (Berverly Hills USA)
Pandayan Sevenseas Manpower Recruitment Services (India)
Pentagon Cruise (Malaysia)
Port Side (Canada)
Presidency Cruise (United Kingdom)
Princess Mariana Company
Prolific Partnerships Limited (United Kingdom)
P&O Cruises Line (pocruisesline@worker.com)
Queens Cruise (United Kingdom)
Ramos Cruises Inc., Ramos Cruise Shipping Company Inc. (USA)
Rave Cruises UK
Recruiting Yacht Club (United Kingdom)
Rim Silver
Rockers Cruise (United Kingdom)
Rocket Ship Cruiseline (United Kingdom)
Royal Atlantic Star Cruise Line (United Kingdom)
Royal Caribbean Global Hiring Network (globalrcclcrew@aol.com)
Royal Cruise Corporation of Canada
Royal Cruising Hospitality (India)
Royal Cruiseliner, Royal Cruise Liner, Royal Cruise Line Inc. (Malaysia, Canada)
Royal Festival Cruises International
Royal Ocean Village Cruise International (Malaysia, United Kingdom)
Royal Victoria Cruise Ship Lines (Canada)
Royal Village Cruise London
Rubens Cruise (United Kingdom, Switzerland)
Salsa Cruise (Malaysia)
San Marino Shipping (San Marino)
Sea Cruise Enterprises (Canada, India)
Sea Dream Liner Yacht Club (United Kingdom)
Sea Master Cruises (Malaysia)
SM Cruises (Malaysia)
Sea Wave Cruise Liner (Malaysia)
Sealife Crewing Recruitment & Traveling Consultancy Ltd (United Kingdom, USA)
Sealife Crewing Services
Sealink Shipping Company Limited (United Kingdom, Ghana)
Seamen Energy Contruction Company
Seek Work Consulting (United Kingdom, Ghana)
Sherri’s Employment, Sherri’s Tourist Shipping Line (Ghana, United Kingdom)
Shipping Planet (Malaysia)
Silver Coast Shipping Company (Malaysia)
Silver Crown Cruises (United Kingdom)
Sea 2 Sky – India Human Resource (India)
Skylines Cruise International (Malaysia)
Staff at Work (Brazil)
Staff for Work (Brazil)
Staff 4 Cruise (Australia, staff4cruise.com)
Starboard Crewing Manning & Recruitment Agency (starboardcrewing.inc@gmail.com)
Starboard Crewing Recruitment & Traveling Consultancy Inc
Star Cruise (India) – not to be mistaken for Star Cruises
Star Cruise Line (Brazil) – not to be mistaken for Star Cruises
Starcruise (Malaysia) – not to be mistaken for Star Cruises
Starline Cruises (Malaysia) – not to be mistaken for Star Cruises
Sunborn Yacht Hotel (UK)
Sunset Cruise (www.sunset – cruise.net & sunset – cruise.uk.com)
The Moon Cruises (United Kingdom)
The New Era – International Transition Abroad (South Africa, United Kingdom, USA)
Touchline Marine Cruises International (Canada, Malaysia)
Transways Logistics (Malaysia)
Velta Express Shipping Line (Ghana, United Kingdom)
Victoria Cruise Ship Lines
Vigo Cruises (Malaysia)
Viking Maritime – Crewing, Recruitment & Traveling Consultancy Inc. (Guernsey, United Kingdom)
Virgin Crew Recruitment (Indonesia)
Virgin Crew Voyages (Malasya, Indonesia)
Virgin Dreams (Indonesia)
Voyage Blue Sea Cruises International USA
Voyages Cruise Shipping (UK)
Wet Cruise Line, Wet Cruises (French Polynesia)
World Cruize (Malaysia, United Kingdom)
Xprex Shipping Company Limited UK (Bristol, United Kingdom)