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So, After registration how long it will take you to be on board/ship/cruise, the process of obtaining a cruise ship job involves many steps like:

1. Pre-Screen Interview, Pre-screening interview is the first step of your process, The Interviewer will be analyzed/ review your resume/ CV to ensure you meet the minimum requirement of the vacant position. In this round Interviewer will ask you basics about yourself like:

what is your total experience, what is your total qualification, which is your current company, what is your current profile there, since how long you are with the company, etc? The Pre-screening can be done by Skype if you are not in the city or it can be done in the designated address which is informed prior.

2. Technical Interview or Final Interview, Basically the interviewer will call you for technical round or final round only if you are selected in pre-screening interview, they will give you a fixed date and time for your next round. In this round they go through your technical like how is your communication, they will check your depth of knowledge, they will analyze that is you are fit for that position which you apply or you are not fit for the same.

If everything will be as per requirement then they will let you know for further process in a moment or in a few days, if your department is Culinary or something you need to perform practically then the Interviewer will call you some other day.

3. Processing/ Documentation, If you are selected then they will ask you to start processing or preparation of required documents like, Passport, STCW Certificate, CDC (Continuous Discharge Certificate) it could be the Indian CDC, Bahama CDC, Belize CDC, etc. Medical, Yellow Fever Vaccination, and Visa (C1D visa/ Shenzhen visa).

4. Travel facilities/Onboarding Once everything is done then the company will give you a brief introduction about your new Journey with beautiful company and they will provide you travel facilities like tickets as per company policies like some company provide flight ticket for fresh crew and some company will ask you to pay your flight expenses during your first contract for one way. but some companies will give you both side flight details as well as travel expenses (hotel stay, food facility etc.) like Norwegian Cruise Line.

So this is the total process to join cruise ship job,And finally you are on board…..


How much money you need during your process

1. Rs. 2000 to 3000(depend on agencies) for marlins test, Marlins test is the most popular marine English test which is mandatory to get a job at sea. This amount you will have to pay your agency who will conduct your online test.

2. Rs. 7000 to 8000 for your medical and this amount you will have to pay Doctor’s clinic directly, which includes MMR Vaccination and tetanus. It includes the Yellow Fever Vaccination which costs you Rs. 300.

3. Rs. 23500 for STCW 2010 Certificate, INDOS No., and Indian CDC(Continuous Discharge Certificate Rs 700). This amount you will have to pay Directorate General of Shipping Approved Institute only, This cost varies marginally from institute to institute.

4. Rs. 500 PCC (Police Clearance Certificate) This amount you will have to pay directly Passport Seva office.

5. Rs. 12000 approx. for US-C1D visa, This amount you need to pay directly bank which is approved by the US Embassy. or Rs. 5500-8000 for Schengen Visa, which you have to pay VFS or Embassy.

6. Air ticket depends upon company to company, some of the company provide both side ticket like Norwegian cruise line, but some of the company will ask you to pay one-way ticket cost like Carnival cruise line. The amount depends upon the ship itinerary/port.


Yesterday The Carnival Breeze announced that they are sending their Indonesian and Philippines crew at home in personal Carnival charter plane. The Company plan their strategy and implement on it, they send a mail to all the cruise ship admin on board and mentioned that we need to send all the crew to their home till further notice by our personal charter plane.

The Carnival breeze announced that they are sending their Indonesian and Philippines crew to home in Carnival Personal Charter Flight.

The Philippines and Indonesian crew are going home first just because the number of crew from these country are too many that is why going home first, After that they will send others country crew also like Indian, Croatia, Romania, Peru, Jamaica etc.

They brief them clearly to all crew till further notice all the crew are going home and it will be not paid leave for every one either they join us a week ago or since we are serving, they said company policies are equal to everyone and we are very happy to see you lovely crew as soon as this pandemic will over till the time go home and stay healthy.

The Carnival Cruise Line sending home to their crew in Carnival Personal Charter Plane because till now their is no hope how to stop this pandemic Corona virus and nobody know in future what will happen so its better to send all the crew at their love one.

They took this decision because if crew will stay on board then they will have to pay salary which is really a good numbers apart from salary company need to provide all the facilities on board like food, laundry, Internet, water, medical facilities etc. After providing all the facilities they are still on high risk zone .

At Yesterday’s 26 march 2020 on board meeting with Carnival Breeze Hotel Director and Captain, The Philippines and Indonesian crew were informed that they are going home in The Carnival charter plane, They said the crew will be taken by bus from Orlando to Miami airport with Carnival representative. They said this plan will be execute next week Monday and Tuesday, a team of Carnival representative will be at airport to help crew members.

The Captain said that the first group will disembarkation who’s contract already expire or it is in next month, it means every one will sign off but in a group. They said The Philippines crew will get flight till Manila and the Indonesian crew will get till Bali and Jakarta.

After this announcement all the crew from other ship of carnival and other cruise company are also looking for some kind of announcement, They hoping and living their life, The Crew are praying to god that God Please help us.

Cruise Ship Jobs Agency in Philippines

cruise ship job agency in the Philippines

As the the demand of cruise ship job agency in the Philippines is increasing every day and its very hard to find genuine agencies which is hiring for cruise ship. I made a research about them through various online sources and with many crew feed back. I research with my co-worker partners as well about Cruise ship job agency in Philippines and they all are very trusted.

I believe, these hiring partners never let you down if you deserve for suitable jobs. Most of them are already making a big name in the industry. These agencies hiring partners are:

Cruise Ship Jobs Agency in Philippines
Cruise ship jobs agency in Philippines

Princess cruise line, AIDA cruise line, Crystal cruise line, Norwegian cruise line, Disney cruise line, Carnival cruise line, Royal Caribbean Cruise Line, MSC Cruise Line, Costa Cruises, P&O Cruises, Saga Cruises, Viking Cruise Line, Star Cruises, Dream Cruises etc.


NOTE: These all agencies are free recruitment agencies and they will never ask you money for their services.



  1. CEBU
  2. Address: 2nd floor, ATC 2 Building,
  3. 128 F, Ramos St. Cebu City,
  4. Philippines,
  5. Phone no. 032 2541133/032 2540386 Email: [email protected]


  • Address: Unit no.1 Ground floor, GIMS building
  • Ramon Magsaysay Avenue,
  • Davao City, Philippines
  • Phone no. 082 2277621
  • Email: [email protected]


  • Address: John Tan Building,
  • Corner Rosario,
  • Zamora Sts. Plaza Libertad,
  • Iloilo City, Philippines
  • Tel. No.:(033) 335.8693
  • Email: [email protected]


  • RCCL Crew Management Inc.
  • Address: Ground Floor, Five E-Com
  • Harbor Drive, Mall of Asia Complex,
  • Pasay City, Philippines-1300
  • Email: [email protected]
  • Hiring For: Hotel/Marine

If you are not staying in the Philippines but you want to apply for cruise ship jobs then please click the Employment Agency to find authorized hiring partner near by you. I know working on a Cruise ships is a like dream come true and i believe these agencies will help you out.