If you are interested in a career in public relations and you are also attracted to the cruise travel industry, a public relations job on cruise ships might be the career path for you. To become a public relations professional on cruise ships you must have a bachelor’s degree in public relations or a bachelor’s degree in communications with a concentration in public relations. Most cruise lines require an advanced degree for public relations manager and chief public relations executive positions. In addition to a bachelor’s degree or higher, all cruise lines prefer a minimum of two years in the field. Travel industry experience is a plus.
If you feel you are qualified for a public relations position on cruise ships, you can begin your job search by locating a cruise line that interests you. To locate the cruise lines’ OFFICIAL website, visit the Ships and Cruises Directory for listings. Once you have located the site, visit the website and search around for job postings. Most cruise line websites have a career center or job postings page. If the cruise line lists job openings, be sure to follow the application procedure to the letter. Applicants that do not follow directions are typically passed over in favor of those that do. If the cruise line does not list job openings on its site, send a polished cover letter and resume to the cruise lines Human Resources Department. The Human Resources Department is typically located at the cruise lines headquarters. This information is usually listed on the cruise line website. It is important to include the position you are interested in so that it can be directed to the appropriate department manager.
For more information about jobs on cruise ships visit Cruise Ship Jobs online. Here, you can download the 2010 cruise ship employment guide; you can read through cruise line profiles; you can find out which ships are hiring and for what positions — and you can even apply for a cruise ship job right online. Please note that this website charges a fee. You can apply for a job on your own, free of charge, sign up with a placement agency, or use Cruise Ship Jobs’ service.
Cruise Ship Job Salary and Perks
Cruise ship employees will enjoy more than free travel to exciting destinations. Cruise ship employees receive free accommodations and meals. They also receive health insurance, free air travel to and from the ship, and a competitive salary. Public relations professionals on cruise ships typically earn $2,845-$3,811+ per month.