Reports To: Chief Housekeeper, Assistant Housekeeper
Direct Reports: Assistant Steward/Stewardess
The primary responsibility of the Cabin Steward/Stewardess is to ensure guest satisfaction through the delivery of a quality and consistent in-suite service.
Essential Duties and Responsibilities
Responsible for the cleanliness of all guest staterooms in assigned section.
Responsible for a station of approximately twenty Guest staterooms.
Provide personal assistance to guests and aim to exceed their expectations.
Be friendly and helpful to all guests in assigned section and all other areas.
Meet guests in assigned section on embarkation day.
Provide introduction and greet guests boarding in assigned suites during embarkation period.
Explain features of the cabins such as TV/DVD/VCR/IPOD, bar, safe, room service system, and services provided.
Handle all linen for the daily operation.
Take care of the necessary exchange in the ship laundry.
Takes care of guest personal laundry requests.
Present laundry bill to the guests.
Strip and re-cover beds according to set schedule and standards.
Restock the Mini-Bars, complimentary soft drinks, water and fruits.
Replenish supplies such as drinking glasses, stationary, ice and all other amenities.
Report and follow up all defective equipment, fixtures and supplies.
Cooperate with the Butler (in Butler suites) in order to create a positive atmosphere for the guests.
Ensure the cleanliness of the staterooms, by working with the Assistant Steward/Stewardess.
Monitor and assist the Assistant Steward in appearance and performance.
Report any deficiencies to the Chief Housekeeper.
Handle all equipment in assigned section safely (vacuum cleaner, stewardess cart, etc.)
Ensure personal appearance, personal hygiene, and uniform are in accordance with company rules and regulations.
Possess knowledge of United States Public Health Rules and Regulations pertaining to assigned area.
Assure compliance with USPH Rules and Regulations.
Training & Development
Attend all meetings, training activities or classes related to assigned position as required.
Conduct training sessions for Assistant Stewardess.
Ensure that all equipment is well maintained.
Ensure tasks are completed within assigned working hours.
Consult with Chief Housekeeper if overtime hours are required.
Ensure cost-effective operation of department.
Minimize operating expenses without affecting product standards delivered to the guests.
Conduct inventory checks when required.
Be in possession of valid STCW certificate.
Possess familiarity with the vessel layout in terms of safety and security.
Have a full understanding of ship rules and regulations (SMS).
Participate in all required safety drills/training.
Ensure that all safety procedures are followed.
Cooperate with the Staff Captain in adhering to the Ship’s Safety Program.
Follow the Ship Rules & Regulations.
Maintain a safe and sanitary environment for all guests and crew members.
Follow proper procedures and instructions at all times to prevent damage of any kind to ship or company property.
Participate in safety drills as required.
Possess knowledge of operational manuals including SMS, VOM, USPH, and HKOM.
Instructions/explanations provided by Chief HK, Assistant CHK or Steward/Stewardess.
Possess knowledge of the Human Resources Manual and Shipboard Training.
Maintain a high level of crew morale within the administration dept. ensuring that all crew are treated i n a fair and unbiased manner and the team works with a positive atmosphere.
Other Duties and Responsibilities
Ensure confidentiality when handling sensitive information.
Achieve the primary objectives of the position and comply with the above-mentioned accountabilities in a timely and efficient manner in accordance with SSSL policies.
Project a favorable image of the company, promote its aims and objectives, and foster and enhance public recognition and acceptance of all its areas and endeavors.
Comply with the safety and pollution prevention regulations and operating procedures at all times, participating in all relevant meetings and training sessions.
Participate in all mandatory training without excuse.
Perform all other duties as requested by shipboard management or shore side.
Knowledge, experience, skill, and/or ability
Positive attitude and outgoing personality.
Open minded and flexible.
Communicate effectively and clearly with guests.
Fluent in written and spoken English.
Communicate effectively with the senior management.
Possess ability to lead and make decisions.
Good administrative skills.
Experienced in coaching subordinates.
Must be cost and quality conscious.
Adhere to specific scheduled work hours, yet be flexible if circumstances require it.
Work with international team members.
Perform assigned duties under pressure (time constraints).
Fluency in additional language(s)
Cruise Ship Experience.
Required computer skills
Knowledge of Microsoft programs to include but not limited to, Outlook, Word, Excel, and Power Point
Possess sufficient computer knowledge to use the company software.
High School education or international equivalent.
Minimum of 3 years as a chamber person (Quality Hotels or Cruise Ships).
Equivalent combination of education and experience.
Knowledge of general office practices, procedures and equipment.
Ability to prioritize tasks and work independently.
Strong organizational, interpersonal and communication skills .
Ability to interact with senior-level management and owner representatives.
Able to add, subtract, multiply and divide in all units of measure using whole numbers, common fractions, and decimals.
Ability to apply common sense understanding to carry out instructions furnished in written, oral, or diagram form.
Ability to deal with problems involving several concrete variables in standardized situations.
Work Environment & Physical Demands:
The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions for this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
While performing the duties of this job the employee is regularly required to: Stand; Use hands to finger, handle, or feel; Reach with hands and arms; Talk or hear and smell
The employee must be able to lift or move up to 55 pounds (25 kilograms) without assistance.
Ability to adjust focus, depth perception, peripheral vision, distance vision and close vision and to be able to otherwise perform the essential functions of the job in a manner that does not present danger to the employee or others with or without a reasonable accommodation.