If you’re serious about getting a job on a cruise ship, here’s the one resource you need: a 175-page ebook written, researched and recently updated by cruise employee veterans Earl Baron and Liz Aceves, How to Work on a Cruise Ship.
We bought it, reviewed it and scrutinized it. And we think it’s pretty damn good.
The book How to Work on a Cruise Ship was written as a guide for anyone interested in getting a job onboard a cruise ship. It is filled with time saving advice and up to date contact information and job descriptions for 18 different cruise lines.
Here are some of our favorite parts:
There is also a frequently asked questions section that explains what to expect while working on board. The book contains information about what your first day aboard is like, what to pack for your first contract and what all the new ship terminology means. Being “fresh meat” on a cruise ship isn’t a fun experience, but this book makes signing on so much simpler.
Earl and Liz spent a combined 8 years working aboard cruise ships around the world. They worked for various different lines that allowed them to set foot on six continents. Together they wrote How to Work on a Cruise Ship as a guide to getting a job on board in any department.
Earl details his life on cruise ships on his blog wanderingearl.com. We have also seen his earning reports that total the ridiculous amounts of money he was able to save in a few contracts working as a shore excursion manager. He used his savings to travel the world between contracts.
There are hundreds of resources out there for helping to get you hired on a cruise ship, so why this one?
In short, it’s comprehensive. It doesn’t just cover one cruise line, or one job type, it covers the vast majority of them. It’s written from the inside, from experts who know the hiring process and who diligently researched every aspect of this industry.
Earl and Liz are so confident that the content of this book will be exactly what you need they offer a 60-day no-questions-asked money back guarantee.
Check out their website for more information on the book and some incredible testimonials.
Here are a few comments from readers:
“Thank you for a great guide! I had to laugh because you wrote ‘right when you least expect it, you’ll receive an email informing you that you have been selected for an interview.’ That’s exactly what happened! They offered me the job on the spot and said I looked very good on paper (thanks to you!). So instead of freezing over the holidays, I’ll be working on Holland America Line visiting Mexico, Honduras, Belize, and Guatemala.” - Katie Hart, North Carolina, USA
“I would like to personally thank Earl for helping me to acquire a cruise ship job. I followed his guide precisely and in less than two weeks I have landed a job on board a major cruise line! I’m headed to Alaska and I’m so excited to begin this journey. To those of you who want to work on board a cruise ship, GET THE GUIDE!!! It helped me tremendously and I know it will help you!” - Santana Mackline, USA
“I went for an interview last Tuesday in Vancouver and the next day I heard back that Cunard Cruise Lines wanted to talk with me. Four hours after my chat with Cunard, they offered me a position on the Queen Victoria as an International Host. I will board the ship in six days! Once again, thank you for everything!” - Jan Kerekes, Vancouver, Canada