Working on Board Cruise Ships: Your Questions Answered - Part 1



Embarking on the adventure of a cruise ship contract will change your life, allow you to see the world while earning tax-free dollars, and superpower your career! London Wellness Academy contracts hair, beauty and wellness professionals to leading cruise ship companies – and hairdressers are in high demand! To take this step in your career, sign up for your confidential interview on www.londonwellnessacademy.com



If you have questions about what a cruise ship contract involves, read the answers in part 1 below. Keep a lookout for part 2, later this month!


Q. HOW OLD MUST I BE TO WORK ONBOARD A CRUISE SHIP?

A. The minimum age requirement is 18 years of age.

Q. WHAT IS THE LENGTH OF CONTRACT?

A. For spa and salon staff, the contract is 9 months.

Q. HOW MUCH TIME OFF WILL I HAVE?

A. Staff receive 1.5 days off for every 7 days of work. Scheduled days may depend on your ship and itinerary. These will either be one full day and one half-day, or three half-days.


Q. HOW MUCH VACATION TIME CAN I LOOK FORWARD TO?

A. For every month worked, staff receive one week of vacation time.

Q. WHAT DOES IT TAKE TO SUCCEED ON BOARD SHIP?

A. It requires a commitment and balance. You work hard and play harder. At sea, spa professionals are entrepreneurs, helping to run the business, promoting the spa, filling their own columns, helping team members achieve a common goal.

Q. WHAT HAPPENS ON EMBARKATION DAY, DO I START WORK STRAIGHT AWAY?

A. The Spa Manager or one of the team members meets new staff and helps you settle in. After an orientation, prepare to begin working immediately.

Q: CAN I EXPERIENCE SOME OF THE ACTIVITIES AND ENTERTAINMENT ON BOARD SHIP?

A: Crew can usually visit the various lounges, watch world-class performances and Broadway shows in the theatres, and more as long as they adhere to dress codes. There is always a crew bar and most ships, especially larger vessels, also have a crew sunbathing deck with a pool.



Are you keen to embark on this exciting and rewarding journey?

Sign up now for your confidential interview on www.londonwellnessacademy.com and a recruitment consultant will be in touch to have a chat and answer any other questions you have!





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