Job Openings for Cruise Ship Doctors and Nurses [November 2021]

Cruise Ship Doctor and Nurse Jobs
Cruise Ship Doctor and Nurse Jobs

Many cruise lines have job vacancies for doctors, nurses, and public health officers. The hiring of medical personnel is ongoing as the cruise industry is increasing the number of doctors and nurses onboard. Which cruise lines are hiring doctors and nurses?

Cruise Ship Jobs for Doctors and Nurses

Even prior to the COVID-19 pandemic, there was always at least one doctor and nurse on each cruise ship. With new health regulations, most cruise lines are increasing the number of medical staff they have onboard. For example, the Royal Caribbean Group’s Healthy Sail Panel recommendations states that,

“As a part of augmenting onboard medical capacity to ensure preparedness for potential
COVID-19 cases, cruise operators should increase their existing ratios of medical
personnel to guests and crew.”

Cruise lines have begun sailing worldwide, and as capacity of their ships increase and more ships come back into service, the need for more doctors and nurses is required. Additionally, a Public Health Officer is new cruise ship job that has been added by many of the cruise lines.

Job Postings for Cruise Ship Doctors, Nurses, and Public Health Officers

The following cruise lines have current job vacancies for medical personnel. Learn how to apply with each cruise line and get to know which medical jobs they are currently recruiting for.

Medical Jobs with Royal Caribbean Group
Royal Caribbean International, Celebrity Cruises, and Silversea Cruises use the hiring partner V. Ships to assist with their recruiting needs, including the recruitment of medical personnel. Currently, V. Ships has postings for the position of Doctor, Nurse, and Infection Control Officer for these three cruise line brands.

Medical Jobs with Carnival UK 
Both P&O Cruises and Cunard recruit for jobs through their Carnival UK careers portal. They currently have cruise ship job vacancies for the position of Doctor, Nurse, Public Health Officer, and Medical Administrator.

Medical Jobs with TUI Cruises
TUI Cruises is recruiting for the position of Doctor, Nurse, Infection Control Officer, and Emergency Paramedic. They cruise worldwide and currently they have seven cruise ships with newbuilds expected in 2024 and 2026. Visit their career pages for information on medical cruise ship jobs.

Medical Jobs with Carnival Corporation Brands
For medical cruise ship jobs with Carnival Cruise Line, Princess Cruises, Holland America, Seabourn, and P&O Australia, Carnival Corporation has set up a dedicated career portal. For individuals looking for career opportunities as a Doctor, Nurse, Paramedic, Healthcare Assistant, they can apply for jobs through the online application tool.

Medical Jobs with Vikand Solutions
Vikand Solutions offers careers at sea for a number of cruise lines including Viking Cruises, Hurtigruten, Azamara, Virgin Voyages, American Cruise Lines, American Queen Voyages, Swan Hellenic, Marella Cruises, Atlas Ocean Voyages and many others. They recruit and employ cruise ship Doctors, Nurses, Infection Control Officers, and Paramedics. Their LinkedIn account has a number of recent cruise ship job postings.

Medical Jobs with MSC Cruises
Currently, MSC Cruises is recruiting for the position of Doctor and Nurse. MSC Cruises’ fleet includes 19 ships and they are expected to launch another 10 ships between 2022 and 2027. For more information about the job listings, visit MSC Cruises career pages.

Additional Resources:
How to Apply as a Cruise Ship Doctor
How to Apply as a Cruise Ship Nurse

Posted: November 12, 2021