The cruise industry has grown in leaps and bounds during the past 20 years. The growth was so massive that the 1980 occupancy of merely 1.5 million went up to more that 10 million passengers all over the world, representing a growth rate of about 600%. The growth of the industry also increased cruise ship employment. Royal Caribbean International has 14 ships with over 30,000 berths and it estimates that the cruise company will need around 12,000 new employees for the dining room and housekeeping every year for the next 5 years to replace employees who leave and also to keep abreast of expansion.
A cruise ship is like a floating city or even a floating tourist destination in itself and requires a wide assortment of staff. But in contrast with other industries, the cruise industry has quite a high turnover rate when it comes to employees. This is the reason why cruise ship employment continues to be very much in demand. Cruise ship employment is very competitive. But there is a lot of misinformation regarding cruise ship employment which makes it tough for the industry as well as for the prospective applicants who are seeking for cruise line jobs.Read More