Although we are only one month away from Christmas, there is still a chance to get hired to work on a cruise ship for the holidays. Many cruise lines are currently thinking about their crewing needs for the Christmas holiday season, specifically for cruise jobs such as Youth Staff.
During school holiday periods many cruise ships sail with an increased number of families with children. Consider that these cruise lines have children and teen programs that expand to accommodate the hundreds of additional families.
This equates to a need for more Youth Staff to look after the kids. Although recruiting occurs throughout the year in the cruise industry, this is a perfect time to get your foot in the door with a seasonal cruise ship job.
For example, Norwegian Cruise Line states that their large ships carry over 5,000 guests including over 1,500 children in high season. They are currently advertising on their employment pages that they are recruiting Seasonal Youth Counselors. Comparatively Royal Caribbean, Celebrity Cruises and Holland America all have employment listings on their website for Youth Staff (Seasonal).
To get hired as a Seasonal Youth Staff, apply online through each of the cruise lines’ employment pages. Additionally, get in contact with the authorized cruise line hiring agent in your country of residence.
For more information, How to Apply as Youth Staff on a Cruise Ship.