One place where I caught the travel bug was from my uncle, my mother’s younger brother. When I was 12 years-old or so, he started working on cruise ships; thus, began the postcards arriving from far off places. On his visits, he brought gifts and gave us his loose change. I have no idea what he did on the ship, (steward maybe?) since I was like most 12 year-olds and was fairly oblivious to job options. All I knew was that his life sounded grand and all my friends thought I had the coolest uncle.
With all my globe trotting I’ve never been on a cruise. I have thought ship employment might be a fine way to see the world on someone else’s dime. The how to land such a job seems a bit mysterious, but here are some avenues that could turn into a viable job offer.
Cruise Line Jobs has a list of cruise ship jobs and cruise lines. There is also a cruise job CD you can buy. It looks official, but after reading the next point, I wonder. Still, this might be a good place to at least check out possibilties.
Carnival Cruise Line provides information about how to get a job on one of their cruise ships. The website also sports a warning to not become caught up in a hiring scam from bogus companies.
For a print source that looks reliable, Cruise Ship Job in 14 Days: The Laser Stategy for the Next Generation Applying has several positive comments on Amazon.com.