Life aboard a ship is a lot of work and very rewarding. We have been asked many questions about life aboard so CTI-Group is going to answer as many of them as we can, if we don’t answer your question here, we will put a link in the bottom of the page for you to email us directly. We hope you will consider life aboard and let CTI-Group help you get there. From application to the gangplank CTI-Group will help you find the right position with the right cruise line and help you start you on a cruise into the future.
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18 and over
Be 21 years of age or older.
Be able to pass a criminal background check.
Hold a valid passport.
Have a US C1/D visa (if you are not a Canadian or US citizen/resident)
Have a Princess-specific pre-employment medical exam certificate.
The C1/D transit/crew member visa is a combination of two visas for those who have to board a ship or an airplane as crew members for normal operations and services, and also require transiting the U.S. to get to the ship or the aircraft they will join.
Single cabins are usually reserved for management level and above, more than likely you will have 2-3 room mates depending on the ship and length of your contract.
Some of the cruise lines will pay for your fare to arrive at your assigned destination, but not all, please check with your employer.
It will vary from ship to ship shops and stores will be available to you at designated stores at designated times.
Mail services are available while onboard. You will also have access to computers in the crew training areas. Wi-fi Internet is also available in the crew areas if you choose to bring your own laptop or tablet. Most cruise lines offer discounted rates for phone and Internet cards so you can stay in touch with those at home. But remember that satellite capabilities are sometimes limited while the ship is at sea.
On your time off we encourage you to see what the world has to offer. We ask you to follow the rules set by the line you are working for. Enjoy!
All ships have medical facilities on board, please talk to your department head to find out the correct procedure to make an appointment.
Most ships prefer abstinence but it is fine if you want to have a drink with your crew mates that is acceptable. Each ship will have a set of guidelines to how much is acceptable and when it is acceptable to consume alcoholic beverages.
That is no problem and common practice, each ship will over you a way to deposit or wire money into someone else’s account. Please check with the head of your department to find the best option that suits you.