U.S. Department of Labor - These are contact
numbers for Dept of Labor Offices that maintain
regional employment, unemployment, wage

ALASKA - Juneau, AK - (907) 465-4518
ARIZONA - Phoenix, AZ - (602) 542-3871
ARKANSAS - Little Rock, AR - (501) 682-4500
CALIFORNIA - Sacramento, CA - (916) 262-2160
COLORADO - Denver, CO - (303) 318-8898
CONNECTICUT - Wethersfield, CT - (860) 263-6255
DELAWARE - Wilmington, DE - (302) 761-8052
DISTRICT OF COLUMBIA - (202) 671-1633
FLORIDA - Tallahassee, FL - (850) 488-1048
GEORGIA - Atlanta, GA - (404) 232-3875
GUAM - Tamuning, GU - (671) 475-7062
HAWAII - Honolulu, HI - (808) 586-8996
IDAHO - Boise, ID - (800) 772-2553
ILLINOIS - Chicago, IL - (312) 793-2316
INDIANA - Indianapolis, IN - (317) 232-7460
IOWA - Des Moines, IA - (515) 281-0255
KANSAS - Topeka, KS - (785) 296-5058
KENTUCKY - Frankfort, KY - (502) 564-7976
LOUISIANA - Baton Rouge, LA - (225) 342-3141
MAINE - Augusta, ME - (207) 287-2271
MARYLAND - Baltimore, MD - (410) 767-2250
MASSACHUSETTS - Boston, MA - (617) 626-6556
MICHIGAN - Detroit, MI - (313) 456-3090
MINNESOTA - St. Paul, MN - (651) 282-2714
MISSISSIPPI - Jackson, MS - (601) 321-6261
MISSOURI - Jefferson City, MO - (573) 751-3609
U.S. Department of Labor - These are contact
numbers for Dept of Labor Offices that maintain
regional employment, unemployment, wage
NEVADA - Carson City, NV - (775) 684-0387
NEW HAMPSHIRE - Concord, NH - (603) 228-4123
NEW JERSEY - Trenton, NJ 08625 - 609 292-0099
NEW MEXICO - Albuquerque, NM - (505) 222-4683
NEW YORK - Albany, NY - (518) 457-6369
NORTH CAROLINA - Raleigh, NC - (919) 733-2936
NORTH DAKOTA - Bismarck, ND - (701) 328-2868
OHIO - Columbus, OH - (614) 752-9494
OKLAHOMA - Oklahoma City, OK - (405) 557-7265
OREGON - Salem, OR - (503) 947-1212
PENNSYLVANIA - Harrisburg, PA - (717) 787-3266
PUERTO RICO Hato Rey, PR - (787) 754-5340
RHODE ISLAND - Cranston, RI - (401) 462-8767
SOUTH CAROLINA - Columbia, SC (803)
737-2660SOUTH DAKOTA - Aberdeen, SD - (605)
TENNESSEE - Nashville, TN - (615) 741-2284
TEXAS - Austin, TX -
UTAH - Salt Lake City, UT - (801) 526-9401
VERMONT - Montpelier, VT - (802) 828-4153
VIRGIN ISLANDS-Charlotte Aml, VI -340 776-3700
VIRGINIA - Richmond, VA - (804) 786-7496
WASHINGTON - Lacey, WA - (360) 438-4804
WEST VIRGINIA - Charleston, WV - (304) 558-2660
WISCONSIN - Madison, WI - (608) 267-2393
WYOMING - Casper, WY - (307) 473-3807
Maritime Jobs on Cruise Ships
Maritime Jobs - Marine Jobs - Deckhands - Tankermen - Able Seaman - Maritime Jobs - Deck Engine - Employment in the Maritime
Industry - Work on Ships - Yachts - Tugboats - Cruise Ships
The links below will take you
to two other pages... the
Cruise Ship Job
Descriptions Page
what the various cruise ship
job positions are. The Cruise
Lines page provides links to
cruise lines. These cruise
lines have sections for
employment opportunities, or
careers. You can apply
directly to these companies if
you wish to find a cruise ship
job on your own....
good luck!

But on a cruise ship, unless you’re a senior officer, you’re likely going to share your
cabin with another shipmate, or depending on the ship, another three or four
shipmates. You might find yourself in a humbly-sized cabin with one porthole a few
feet above the waterline. Privacy may be non-existent. You may have to shower and
shave quickly to make way for your shipmates waiting to do the same thing. You may
need to sleep when others aren’t sleeping. Others may need to sleep when you’re
awake. To stay in the good graces of your shipmates, you may have to acclimate
yourself to some lifestyle changes. This may include not clunking around the cabin
while others are sleeping. It can mean using a headset for your radio.

Cruise ship jobs are more diverse than other ships because cruise ships are
basically floating hotels that navigate from one port to another. While other maritime
jobs on ships tend to be thought of as deck or engine department jobs, cruise ship
jobs fall under additional departments such as housekeeping, catering, beverages,
pursers, security, casino to name a few. Cruise ship jobs include hairdressers,
jewelers, art and antiques sales people, newsstand cashiers, candy shop cashiers,
fast food cooks, fancy food chefs, bartenders, manicurists, chaplains, doctors,
lecturers and more. And you still have the standard compliment of deck and engine
department officers and crew who make these floating hotels go from one port to
another. Those traditional positions include captains, chief mates, chief engineers,
first assistant engineers, electricians, environmental officers, carpenters, refrigeration
officers, sanitation personnel and more.

Whether you find a cruise ship job on your own, directly through a cruise ship line…or
through a maritime recruiter, it’s important to realize that a cruise ship may have
nothing to do with your home country, other than the fact that it docks there to embark
and disembark passengers. Cruise ships are often registered in different countries.
So if your cruise ship uses ports in the United States and may be obligated to comply
with Coast Guard regs, things like OSHA, the Jones Act and other United States laws
might not necessarily apply, since the cruise ship might not be a U.S. flag vessel.

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With cruise ships, a job candidate needs to
remember that although the work setting
may seem like paradise, the job can be
demanding and tiring. Waiters, waitresses
and stewards can easily work away the
waking hours of the day, with a few breaks
during the off-hours of the dining halls. A
cashier or manager in the gift shop of a
cruise ship may work from opening time in
the morning… to closing time in the
Deck Question

The American
Counsul has
asked the master of a vessel
bound for a port in the U.S. to
transport a destitute seaman
back to the U.S. Which action
may the master take?

he is normally required to
take the seaman back.

he may refuse to take the
seaman if the seaman has a
contagious disease.

he may refuse to take the
seaman if it will violate the
Certificate of Inspection.

d. all of the above.
Cruise Ship Norwegian Jewel
Cruise Ship Job Descriptions
Cruise Ship Lines
Maritime IQ

What is
deck officer ?
A cruise ship job can also mean living in tight quarters with other shipmates. A
first assistant engineer aboard a 120,000 ton tanker might have a single
stateroom, where she’s free to stretch out her feet as she pleases when coming
off watch. She might be able open the curtains to let in sunlight, pop open a
crunchy snack and put a Beach Boys CD into her stereo…or maybe play a video
game on her laptop. But on a cruise ship, the crew roster is large.
The funny thing about maritime jobs is that the same titles run across the board in
different sectors of the industry. A harbor tug operates with a captain, mate and
deckhands. Those titles also arise on the RCCL's cruise ship
Liberty of the Seas
(above), See the
Royal Caribbean Cruise Line Employment Section .on their website.
By the way, the Liberty of the Seas has a length of 1,112 feet, maximum beam of 184
feet ('guess the designers weren't terribly concerned about squeezing through the 110
feet gates at Gatun Locks in the Panama Canal! Passenger capacity is over 3,600!
Who could forget
the lovable
on the 1970's
Love Boat?
Isaac was part bartender, part
social worker, part friend to
many a passenger aboard the
Pacific Princess. Although the
show is gone, one can still find
bartending jobs on cruise ships
and other vessels.
Click Here.
If you think the RCCL giant Liberty of the Seas (pictured below) is big, check out the
latest addition to the RCCL fleet, Oasis of the Sea at the
Propulsion Equipment page
and see a quick tour of the ship's machinery spaces. To learn about working for
them, click the link below.
Cruise ship jobs also appear on Carnival Cruise Lines Fun Jobs Page. Cruise lines
offer positions like environmental officer, medical officer,
sous chef, tepanyaki chef,
bartender, wine steward, laundry assistant, casino technician, youth coordinator, gift
shop cashier, or lifeguard. See
International Cruise Management Company, with NYK
Trivia: What is an
The cruise industry
Jobs on Yachts  Small