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Cruise Ship Workers

Overview

Cruise ship workers provide services to passengers on cruise ships. Besides assisting in the operation of the ship, they may serve food and drinks, maintain cabins and public areas, lead shipboard activities, and provide entertainment. There are 83,400 water transportation workers, and 408,300 recreation workers, including cruise ship workers, employed in the United States. Member cruise lines of Cruise Lines International Association serve about 28.5 million passengers annually.

Salary Range

Below $25,000 to $100,000

Minimum Education Level

High School Diploma

Certification/License

Recommended

Outlook

About as Fast as the Average
Personality Traits

Conventional

Helpful

Social

Career Ladder
Cruise Director

Social Staff Member

Junior Social Staff Member

Housekeeping Staff Member