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 s a commitment of 9 months. Acupuncture and medi-spa physicians are contracted for 7 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 may be scheduled for one full and a 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. Which cruise ship will I join?
A. Cruise ship assignments are based on business needs, but all assignments offer personal and professional growth as well as an opportunity to save earnings for the future.
Q. How much luggage can I take with me whilst on my contract?
A. We recommend a maximum 20kg or 44 pounds. Anything over this amount may be subject to additional fees.
Q. Is there wi-fi on board?
A. All ships have Wi-Fi for a nominal charge.
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 them settle in. After an orientation, prepare to begin working immediately.
Q. How much money can I make?
A. There is no limit on your earnings. Wage commissions have a minimum monthly guarantee.
Q. How do I get paid?
A. Each staff member receives a Visa debit card by Brightwell where you can access money via ATMs and transfer funds on line. Salaries are automatically credited to accounts. The debit card can be used to withdraw money from an ATM machine or pay at any venue that accepts credit or debit cards.
Pay cycles vary from cruise line to cruise line, but typically occur bi-weekly or monthly. Another benefit of the Brightwell savings account is that money can be wired into a savings account. For more information, visit oceanpay.com.
Q. What onboard expenses will I incur?
A. Staff live onboard ships rent free and meals provided. All other expenses – phone calls, wireless Internet, gift shop purchases, bar bills – are a personal choice.