Expert Speaker, Host, Events Manager

Paul loves cruising! Not only did he manage the entertainment onboard for I8 years, but he’s cruised with his family on a number of occasions because it’s the perfect holiday. If you’d like to get paid to travel the world, why not consider working aboard a cruise ship?

There are plenty of advantages in working for a cruise line. Think about it… travel, adventure, romance and a steady paycheck! There are more than 300 types of jobs aboard a modern day cruise ship. Imagine yourself travelling to places you’ve only ever seen on tv, and getting paid for it! That’s what Paul did.

Cruise ships are floating hotels, often called cities at sea. So you’ll find all the positions you’d expect in a shoreside resort, from Hotel Manager to Receptionists. Most lines have state-of-the-art spas, salons and fitness centres too, hiring stylists, aromatherapists, massage therapists and fitness instructors. If entertainment is your passion there are plenty of different opportunities for performers, novelty acts, musicians, singers and dancers.

However, even if you’re not sure as to what your strengths are, or you want to be an actor or a tv presenter, then you could become a member of the Cruise Staff (a little bit like being a Red Coat at Butlins), a Port Lecturer, an Art Auctioneer or a Shore Excursion Manager.  There are so many roles available and by taking a chance, you could change your life forever!

Carnival prides itself on being “The Most Popular Cruise Line in the World” a distinction achieved by offering an array of quality cruise vacations which present value for money. The 4-star luxurious cruise ships offer you a carefree holiday, whether you’ve dreamt of a romantic escape, a family centred getaway or a chance to meet new friends.

Celebrity Cruises is consistently recognized with 5 and 6-star rankings. Committed to innovative design, impeccable service and unparalleled spa and dining offerings. Celebrity is known for its fine cuisine and is loved by food aficionados, winning well earned top culinary awards for outstanding food and service.
Costa Cruises has a rich history of building magnificent Italian-inspired vessels and have spared no expense to make their fleet the most comfortable and elegant ships afloat. Costa Cruise ships are floating resorts offering every comfort, convenience and amenity that one could imagine. Paul’s first job at sea was with Costa around the Caribbean.
The typical Crystal passenger is affluent, educated, active, social, and friendly. Most passengers are well-travelled and middle aged (or older), but younger, sophisticated professionals should also enjoy the Crystal experience. Cruisers who love time at sea and diverse learning opportunities will be found on Crystal.
Cunard Line proudly continues a tradition of luxury cruising that began in 1840. Today its fleet consists of three Queens, the Mary, Victoria and Elizabeth, the most famous ocean liners in the world. Cunard is renowned for its British elegance and unprecedented White Star service, with global itineraries and of course, the British classic line, QE2.
The magic begins the moment you step aboard a Disney Cruise Line. Dine or dance the night away while your little ones enjoy the Oceaneer Club and the teens hang out in a coffeehouse just for them. From a private island to shows starring your favourite characters, your cruise voyage will be filled with wonder!
Holland America Line offers virtually unlimited cruise options that span the globe and satisfy every traveller’s appetite for exploration. With 12 luxury ships sailing to more than 280 ports of call and all continents, Holland America’s commitment to providing the best in cruise vacations is confirmed by awards and accolades from leaders in the tourism industry. The food is said to be exquisite!
Marella Cruises offer everything you would expect from a Thomson (now owned by Tui) holidays – prices include flights, luggage, transfer, meals, drinks, tips and service charges in one simple package. With more than 200 destinations you can enjoy glistening glaciers to tropical shores, and expect state-of-the-art facilities like climbing walls and cinemas, along with first-class entertainment.
Norwegian’s “Freestyle Cruising” means freedom of choice. Their fleet of first-class ships offers up to 10 restaurants serving everything from tapas and sushi to gourmet French and Italian. Dress for dinner is “resort casual,” and formal nights are optional. With the Mandara Spa, Lifestyle Program, and Kid’s Crew activities, the choices are endless. A fun, relaxed holiday for everyone.
Having invented the art of cruising way back in 1837, P&O Cruises boasts a long and established history. Currently sailing Britain’s largest and most modern fleet from Southampton, P&O offers holidays tailored to British cruise passengers. Contemporary and innovative, original and authentic or traditional and intimate – the ships offer a choice of experiences that will appeal to a broad spectrum of people.
Princess Cruises were featured in the tv hit “The Love Boat” and today, the line offers you the opportunity to view the world’s most magnificent cities from your own private balcony. Be treated as an individual by an experienced crew, with 35 years of tradition guiding passengers around the world, to provide guests with a calibre of service unique to Princess. You really can “escape completely”.

Sail in supreme comfort with Regent Seven Seas, a line that consistently garners six-star ratings. Experience yacht-like intimacy and deluxe ocean view staterooms and suites, including many with balconies. Luxury goes exploring while gracefully defining every detail, including complimentary wines, British Butlers and many other sophisticated options.

Renaissance was establishing itself as a market leader in international cruise vacations, with a focus on destination intense itineraries and intimate vessels carrying 800 passengers in luxurious surroundings. The ships were brand new and leading the industry. However, it became an immediate victim of September 11, 2001.

Royal Caribbean International provides ships which are considered to be the most innovative in the industry. Bigger and brighter, with more open spaces and private balconies. Their activities appeal to everyone from the rock climber, to the sun worshiper. And their personal and friendly service will make you feel at home.

Royal Olympic Cruises provided a unique blend of luxury and adventure to passengers cruising the historic ports of the Aegean, South America and the Mediterranean. The Greek Officers and Senior Management ensured that guests enjoyed the warmth and hospitality expected aboard a Greek vessel. It was fun, enchanting and a cultural awakening.

Seabourn provides the ultimate in small-ship, ultra-luxury cruise vacations to the most desirable destinations on earth. These all-suite ships are renowned for their detailed and personalized service, including; Personal Valet, complimentary fine wines and spirits, free Massage Moments on deck and a selection of therapeutic bathing experiences by Molton Brown.

Seawind Cruise Line helped to establish the Aruba-based cruise market with 7-night itineraries and 6 ports of call in the deep Caribbean. Her “Connoisseur” clientele hailed from the U.S., Europe, and South America and the ship’s old world ambiance and southern circuit became a popular alternative to the mega-ships and the heavily visited eastern and western Caribbean offerings.
When you step across the threshold of a Silversea vessel, you enter a world of relaxed elegance and unprecedented standards of ultra-luxury, providing an incredible six-star rating. A yacht-like setting where the service is warm and friendly, the cuisine is superb and all accommodations are ocean-view suites.
Planet Cruise is an independent cruise travel agency dedicated to providing exceptional cruise packages to destinations around the world. Based in Portsmouth, the well-traveled team excel at creating unique cruise packages tailored to your needs. Whether it is a pre-cruise hotel stay, a land tour to pair with your days at sea or private flights and transfers across the world, Planet Cruise can plan it all with their personalised service and expertise.
For more than 40 years, Lonely Planet has said it like it is, without fear or favour. There’s a whole world of amazing sights, hotels, travel companies and gear manufacturers out there – and Lonely Planet wants to tell you which ones they believe are best. However, they never compromise opinions for commercial gain. If you read something, you can guarantee they’ve been there, had a look and are telling you what they really think. Trusted advice from a trusted source!
Porthole Cruise Magazine is a leading cruise publication. It features travel editorial designed to appeal to consumers worldwide and cruise industry insiders. It’s also a great place to get links to the cruise lines if your looking to find the perfect cruise or fancy working at sea. You can be sure to get genuine and honest information from this magazine because Bill Panoff, the Publisher and Editor-in-Chief is himself, a former Cruise Director.
Maritime Matters has been online since 1997 and presents articles on historic, preserved and contemporary cruise ships, ocean liners, and personal travel memoirs, along with links to maritime businesses, maritime museums, cruise cams, shipping news, live blogs from onboard cruise ships and thousands of photographs. This informative website is published by photographer Martin Cox and Ocean Liner journalist Peter Knego.

Paul as a Cruise Director

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