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The position: Cruise director for American Cruise Lines
Location: Orlando, Fla. (other locations also available)
Job duties: Provide guests with extensive port information to keep them informed of activities and tours. Organize and coordinate passenger events, such as shore tours, onboard entertainment, activities and lecturers. The cruise director will monitor the inventory of port-related materials, act as a shipboard concierge and accompany guests on tours, providing tour presentations. This job involves a high level of passenger interaction.
The company: American Cruise Lines is a cruise ship company that specializes in small ships and caters to affluent passengers. The company's routes run along the inland waterways and rivers of the U.S.
Requirements: This job requires a bachelor's degree in hospitality management, hotel restaurant management or travel/tourism. Applicants must be self-motivated, with a positive attitude and upbeat, enthusiastic personality. Applicants must enjoy traveling and meeting new people, as this role requires commitment to customer service, excellent time management and organization skills. Applicants must also be able to live onboard for six weeks at a time, and computer proficiency is a must. Applicants must pass a pre-employment drug test and meet the physical requirements of the job.
Extra perks: The perks of this position are obvious: lots of travel and company-provided accommodations. There is also a comprehensive benefits package, and what’s more, this is great way to begin a career in the cruise ship industry.
Interesting info: The company's ships carry no more than 120 guests per trip. Cruise directors typically work a rotation of six weeks while on duty, and two weeks while they’re off.
Other opportunities: American Cruise Lines also needs chefs, stewards, deckhands and restaurant managers.
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