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General Shipboard

by | Feb 15, 2016

Cruise Ship Positions

We have an ongoing need for the positions noted below and we interview year-round throughout North America for these roles.

For employment onboard, you must have two years of relevant shore-side experience. For example, front desk personnel (pursers), need two years experience and/or training in a hotel, and photographers would require two years experience in studio or freelance photography.

Most of our cruise ship contracts include six months onboard, then one to two months at home. Management and medical positions usually serve four months onboard with two months at home and then back to sea again. If you are not sure which position would suit you best, send us your application at pmmarine@telus.net and we can go over the options with you.

  • Boutique Staff and Managers
  • Chefs
  • Computer Officers
  • Corporate Trainers
  • Cruise Staff
  • Cruise Staff DJ’s
  • Customer Relations Manager
  • Entertainers
  • Entertainment Production Managers
  • Finance Manager
  • Food and Beverage Managers
  • Hotel Controller
  • Hotel Front Desk (Pursers)
  • Jewelry Staff
  • Pool Attendants (Lifeguards)
  • Lighting and Audio Techs
  • Nurses
  • Personnel & Training Manager
  • Photographer
  • Physicians
  • Pursers
  • Shore Excursion Desk Staff
  • Sommeliers
  • Videographers
  • Youth Security
  • Youth Staff

Seasonal Staff

We also have occasional needs for seasonal youth staff and youth supervisors during holiday periods when we have more children/youth onboard. We occasionally have youth positions available for contracts as long as six months.

As Youth Staff you will assist our full time staff with the facilitation of onboard youth activities. Youth Security ensure that everyone is having a good time while adhering to shipboard policies.

To qualify, you must have one-two years experience with children in a group setting or formal teaching experience (teachers college, early childhood development training, or camp counseling). Many of our staff are teachers or teachers-in-training, early childhood educators, outdoor recreation staff, camp counselors or lifeguards.

Shipboard Medical

All positions are full-time assignments. Related experience to the job is required.

E.R. or Critical Care Nurses

We are currently recruiting nurses with at least 3 years of nursing experience; a portion of which should be E.R./Critical Care or Urgent Care. Nurses work onboard for 4 month contracts with 2 months of leave. There are up to 4 nurses and 2 physicians onboard each ship. The ships travel world wide and you will have ample opportunity to see many exotic ports. We interview candidates from North America primarily via Skype. Please email your resume to us at pmmarine@telus.net or call us at 1 (604) 689 5713. We would be happy to answer any questions that you might have. 


Looking for a brand new challenge in a different environment? This position onboard might be exactly what you are looking for. The paramedic position exists on some of the Princess cruises vessels. You will join a team of medical doctors and nurses from around the world. It is an opportunity to travel and work in a modern up to date medical facility on some of the most beautiful ships at sea while enhancing your scope of practice. It does require that you be away for up to 4 months at a time and have at least 3 years post certified shore-side experience as a paramedic. Please email your CV to pmmarine@telus.net or call us at 1 (604) 689 5713. We would be happy to answer any questions that you might have. 


We are currently seeking experienced family physicians with E.R. or urgent care experience or E.R. physicians who would be interested in working onboard with Princess Cruises. With interview candidates from North America primarily via Skype. Interested candidates should submit a C.V. / resume to us by email to pmmarine@telus.net or call us at 1 (604) 689 5713. We would be happy to answer any questions that you might have. These are permanent positions 4 months on with 2 months of leave.

 Please note all of the medical positions are officer level roles which means most passenger areas of the ship are open to your use when off duty and you will also have your own cabin.