Cruise Ship Employees

Princess Cruise Liners - Bar Department

Tasks and Duties

The Bar department looks after all front-of-house guest bars and supports back-of-house bar locations onboard all Princess vessels.

This department is responsible for providing memorable experiences for the guests in terms of delivering high-quality beverages.

Education, Skills, and Salary + Beyond Education

Minimum of two years’ experience as a Wine Steward or Bartender on a cruise ship or a combination of ship and large hotel/bar experience in these positions.

- Supervisory knowledge in running a shift in a large restaurant and/or managing and servicing a large service bar.

- Secondary Education degree or equivalent is mandatory.

- Courses in safety, environmental, public health and sanitation regulations and procedures are required.

They make around $15 an hour.

They need to have a warm, friendly and professional attitude.

Hours, Physical Activity, and Working Conditions

Cruise ship workers typically work on six month contracts with a particular cruise line due to the nature of the work and the workplace. They would work 7-days a week onboard for approximately 10 hours per day. When the ship is in port, many crew members take the opportunity to go ashore to tour, shop, dine, call home, etc.

Your crew cabin has 1, 2, 3, or 4 bunk beds, desk and chair, T.V. and telephone. Space is very tight. Crew members share cabins with one, two or three team members, depending on the entitlements. and everyone is responsible for keeping their cabins clean and tidy at all times.

Employment Trends

Bar jobs are usually in good demand and grow higher around vacation times.


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