“What other job requires you to travel all over the
planet while your bank account grows by thousands
of dollars every month? There simply is no other job that
offers these kind of life-changing benefits.”
Seriously. Who doesn’t want to live that kind of dream?
Luckily, it’s much easier to achieve than you might think…
Before I show you how to get into this incredible industry, let me quickly introduce ourselves.
My name is Derek Baron and I’ve worked on board 10 different cruise ships as a Tour Manager over the past 6 years. Liz Aceves, my closest friend and one of the most amazing people you’ll ever meet, has spent 3 years on board ships, working in some kick-ass positions that few people even know exist!
In the end, we’ve each traveled to 6 continents while earning more money than we ever thought possible at this point in our lives…and we have nothing but ‘ship life’ to thank for it!
WHAT IS ‘SHIP LIFE’?
Every single crew member on every single cruise ship around the world uses the term ‘ship life’ to describe the unique and unbelievably rewarding lifestyle involved with working and living on board cruise ships.
And when it comes to ‘ship life’, Liz and I (as well as practically every other crew member you’ll talk to) both agree that our experiences have exceeded all of our wildest hopes and expectations. If you ever meet us personally, you’ll see that we pretty much don’t stop talking about how lucky we’ve been to have discovered the life-changing opportunity that is ‘ship life’.
THE TRUTH ABOUT ‘SHIP LIFE’
Of course, we understand that it may be hard to believe that working on a cruise ship is as good as we just made it sound. So let us set the record straight. If you want to know whether or not you should work on a cruise ship, consider this:
WORLD TRAVEL – You’ll visit and explore (yes, you will have free time to explore) such parts of the world as Alaska, Australia, the Baltic, Canada, Caribbean, Central America, Eastern & Western Europe, Hawaii, India, the Mediterranean, Middle East, Norwegian Fjords, islands of the South Pacific, South America and Southeast Asia.
MONEY, MONEY, MONEY! – You’ll typically earn anywhere from $1500 to over $5000 USD per month, depending on position. More importantly, you will have almost ZERO expenses as your room, meals and even medical coverage are provided for free. This allows you to save up to 95% of every paycheck. Where else can you save $10,000 – $20,000+ in less than six months?
AMAZING SOCIAL LIFE – Sure, you may work between 40-60 hours per week (over 7 days), but you’ll have plenty of free time to live it up while on board. You’ll have access to crew bars, crew lounges, dining areas, internet cafes, hot tubs, swimming pools, a crew gym and even a crew-only sunbathing deck, not to mention endless (and usually crazy) crew parties and theme nights!
SPECIAL PRIVILEGES – Depending on your position, you’ll be allowed to socialize in the passenger bars, night clubs, lounges and theaters when you’re not working. Get all dressed up, take in a Broadway-style show, listen to live bands and dine in the five-star passenger restaurants…so that you can feel just like a passenger from time to time!
INTERNATIONAL FRIENDSHIPS – Working closely with hundreds of other crew members from around the world guarantees that you’ll form long-lasting friendships with some amazing people. You’ll learn about their cultures, celebrate their festivals (watch out for the Filipino New Year!) and enjoy a social life like you’ve never imagined. And when you’re on vacation, you’ll have plenty of money to visit your new friends in their home countries!
LIFE-CHANGING OPPORTUNITIES – Working on board a cruise ship is more than a job, it’s a valuable path to future opportunities. You’ll be able to do a ton of global networking with other crew members, with locals in every port of call and with the passengers, and you never know where your conversations will lead! Through networking on board, I’ve been offered a job in Greece, a free vacation to Costa Rica and a business partnership on the stunning Caribbean island of Barbados.
2-4 MONTHS OF VACATION! – What other job gives you up to 4 months of vacation per year? Yes, that’s right, up to 4 months per year! Think about all of that time off that you’ll be able to spend any way and anywhere you wish. The cruise line will even pay for your flight home. In the end, you’ll actually be working less and saving more money than if you were working on land!
If the above sounds like a work environment you may be interested in, keep on reading because it gets even better…
WHAT OTHER CREW MEMBERS ARE SAYING…
I always say that working on cruise ships as an Entertainment Host was the ultimate job. Who else would pay me to hang out with passengers all day, travel the world and meet amazing people? BEST EXPERIENCE EVER… AND I was able to pay off all my debt in a couple of contracts and then purchase my first home!”
– Leah Bolton, Vancouver, Canada
If you’re perfectly happy with your current lifestyle, perhaps ship life isn’t for you. But if you want to open yourself up to a world of new opportunities, there is simply no better way than to work on a cruise ship. The truth is…
Once you walk up the gangway of your first ship, your life will never be the same.
HOW DO I GET STARTED?
Here is the whole truth, and nothing but the truth. Applying for cruise ship jobs is not the same as applying for a job on land. The rules are different, the process is complicated and to put it simply, it’s near impossible to do on your own. Without knowing the specific steps involved, cruise lines just won’t notice you and your resume won’t even get a first glance.
Of course, there are “Cruise Agencies” floating around that make some pretty wild claims, such as making guarantees that they’ll get you a cruise ship job within a few weeks. Of course, all you need to do is pay them a ridiculous amount of money first. And unfortunately, the sad fact is that once you part with your money, these agencies often do very little to help you at all.
Actually, this is something that Liz and I both discovered first-hand…
Before I was ever hired, I spent weeks on the internet trying to learn how to find work on a cruise ship before finally deciding to pay $250 to an online cruise agency. Sure, my gut told me not to but I wanted to work on a ship so much that I fell for the scam. This agency promised me that I would have a job on board a cruise ship within three months. As you might imagine, three months came and went and not a single cruise line had even contacted me. And of course, the ‘agency’ never replied to any of my frustrated emails.
Liz also used a cruise ship recruitment agency the first time around and the agency actually lied to her about the salary that she would be earning. When she arrived on board the ship to start her first contract, it was too late and she had to settle for 50% of what the agency had promised. Basically, these agencies receive commissions from the cruise lines for every crew member they hire and so they often tell applicants whatever it takes to get them to sign up with their agency.
SO IF YOU WANT TO WORK ON A CRUISE SHIP…
- Forget about unofficial cruise ship recruitment agencies.
- Forget about paying for access to ‘private’ cruise ship job databases that don’t really exist.
- Forget about paying someone who claims to send your resume to 300+ cruise lines.
There is just no reason for you to waste any time or money on any of that stuff.
All you need to land a job on board cruise ships is to know exactly how the actual hiring process works. Only then will you be in a position to get hired.
And even better…
If you really want to enjoy the unbelievable and endless benefits of ‘ship life’, it doesn’t get any easier than having experienced crew members guide you step-by-step through that process.
The good news is: HERE WE ARE!!
“The Only Guide You’ll Ever Need To Find Work On A Cruise Ship”