Doctor Jobs on Cruise Ships August 2020

Cruise Ship Doctor Jobs

Some cruise lines have begun recruiting again and cruise ship Doctors are one of the jobs where there are open job postings. P&O Cruises, Cunard Line, Royal Caribbean International, and Celebrity Cruises are all actively recruiting for shipboard Doctor jobs.

Job Posting for Shipboard Doctor on Carnival Corporation Cruise Ships

Carnival UK Careers has a job posting on their website for Cruise Ship Doctor. Carnival UK Careers looks after the recruiting for cruise ship jobs with P&O Cruises and Cunard. The closing date for this posting is August 31, 2020.

Cruise ship doctors with Carnival UK must be fully qualified with current registration with the United Kingdom GMC or appropriate Governmental regulatory body, and four years post qualified. They ask you have a minimum of six months recent experience within A&E and within a Critical Care Environment.

Doctors must have competent experience in airway management (intubation and conscious sedation), management of common cardiac cases and the ability to lead a cardiac arrest team and are able to reduce common fractures / dislocations. They welcome applications from Doctors in the UK and internationally. For GMC registered doctors, Carnival UK will ensure you maintain your UK registration while working across the globe.

For more info about this job posting, visit Carnival UK Careers.

Job Openings for Cruise Ship Doctor with Royal Caribbean

Both Royal Caribbean and Celebrity Cruises have job openings for cruise ship doctors. Their websites state that must have an active medical license, a medical degree from a recognized college or university, and at least three years of clinical experience in general and emergency medicine. You must also have valid Basic Life Support, Pediatric Advanced Life Support, Advanced Cardiovascular Life Support, and Advanced Trauma Life Support certificates.

For more information visit Royal Caribbean medical jobs and Celebrity Cruises medical jobs.

Cruise Ship Doctor Posting with Hospitalio Recruitment

Hospitalio Recruitment is seeking a Cruise Ship Doctor for worldwide assignments with an international cruise line. Hospitalio is a authorized referral source for Royal Caribbean and Celebrity Cruises, but their website indicates that they also work with Virgin Voyages and a number of international hotel brands.

Qualifications include three years minimum clin​ical experience in Acute Care setting after completion of a recognized Medical training program.  One year of practical experience in Advanced Cardiac Life Support is required along with one year of experience in diagnosing and treating a broad range of medical conditions. Requirements also include experience performing minor surgery such as suturing removal of benign skin lesions, removal of foreign objects, removal of ingrown toenails, and identification of and immobilizing of simple fractures.

Education requirements include a Medical Degree from a recognized College or University with active current medical license in good standing in Country or State/Province of origin. Completion of a recognized Medical specialty training program is required in at least one of the following Emergency Medicine General Practice Internal Medicine Cardiology or General Surgery. Candidate should also have Advanced Cardiac Life Support, Pediatric Advanced Life Support, and Adult Trauma Life Support certifications.

Interested Doctors can apply through the Hospitalio Recruitment website.

Head of Medical for Leading Cruise Company

Currently Faststream Recruitment Group has a job posting for Head of Medical Services. Although the listing says that the job is with a “leading cruise company”, Faststream Recruitment Group is an authorized Referral Source for Royal Caribbean Group in the recruiting of Medical Personnel. This senior role in the Head Office team would ideally suit an experienced Cruise Doctor who is looking to increase their managerial scope in a shore-based capacity.

As Head of Medical you will report directly into the Senior Director of Medical Services and will enjoy a varied role. You will be office based, but will enjoy regular visits to the vessels. Responsibilities will include working in close collaboration with the Public Health department, supporting the onboard Medical teams, evaluating all medical staff, reviewing and developing Medical procedures for the fleet.

The ideal candidate will have:
-Medical Degree
-8 years+ professional experience
-Experienced working in maritime medicine, family medicine and emergency medicine
-Maritime experience as a Doctor is a distinct advantage
-Excellent managerial and interpersonal skills
-Fluent English language skills and Italian language skills are essential
-The existing right to live and work in the EU is required for this position

To find out more please email your CV to, or call her at +44 (0)23 8020 8771.