As a hospitality professional, you may already have a position in mind that would best suit your qualifications and career goals. Starting a career on board is not only a professional challenge, but it's also a significant change in lifestyle. It may take some time to acclimate to your new environment, but with flexibility, an open mind, and enthusiastic professionalism, you will soon become an essential part of our team.
We want you to be successful, and the most important part of that success is YOU! Throughout the interview process, please be sure to ask your Royal Caribbean International representative any questions you may have. Ready to get started?
Browsing the Jobs Database
As you might've already noticed, we designed this website to be user-friendly, so you can easily and quickly search for the right opportunity.
There are two options:
- Feel free to explore either the Hotel Operations or Marine Operations departments to find opportunities in each area.
- Click in the top-right corner of the screen, in the "Search Jobs" box, to seek a specific position.
Registering on the Website
If you're just browsing around, and would like to sign up for our quarterly newsletter, please click here. If you'd like to apply for a specific position that's on this database, we encourage you to apply online. Just find the position for which you'd like to apply, and click on "Apply Online". Please keep in mind that the more relevant details you provide in your application, the better our recruiters will be able to best match you to the right opportunity. Once you have registered, you'll be able to update your profile later, and perhaps even apply to another relevant opportunity when it becomes available (Be sure to keep your username and password, for future visits!).
Submitting Your Resume and Cover Letter
We'll look forward to receiving your resume and cover letter through the online application (you will be able to send them to us as attachments). Keeping in mind that your resume is a snapshot representation of your professional qualifications, it's an excellent opportunity to portray with confidence all that you've achieved, to reflect your potential contributions to our team (See right column for helpful tips).
The Interview Process
If your qualifications fit well with the requirements for a particular opportunity, a Royal Caribbean International representative will reach out to you, for a preliminary screening. Depending on the role, there may be two (or more) follow-up interviews with other Royal Caribbean International Human Resource and Operational representatives. These conversations are intended as excellent opportunities for us to learn more about your background, and for you to learn more about the position and the company. Take advantage and, ask as many questions as you'd like. Once the decision is made, we will notify you of your status.
Once You are Ready to Be Hired
If you are approved, and decide to embark on this exciting new journey, there will be many details to consider, in preparation for your first assignment. Among them are three important items:
Fit For Duty
In the interest of health and safety, all At Sea Employees must successfully complete a pre-employment medical examination (PEME) prior to joining the ship. This is a thorough medical examination, to ensure that the crew member is able to perform the required duties of the position and any safety training and emergency drills.
Clearance of a criminal background check is required for all crew members.
Ready to Travel?
Our ships travel to many amazing destinations, and in order to be able to work on board, you will need certain documents. You must, of course, have a passport from your country, and it must be valid for at least one month after the end of your contract (passport validity requirements also depend on the itinerary of the ship). Also, depending on the itinerary, you may need a Seaman's book, and/or additional visas (i.e. C-1/D visa, travel visas, Schengen visa)
If you have questions, please refer to our FAQ, or ask your Royal Caribbean International representative. We're here to help!