Pro Sea Staff
Pro Sea Staff offers a link between established and reputable cruise lines and qualified applicants in search of shipboard employment.
- The application process is FREE of charge for all applicants
- There are NO FEES involved at any and all points of the process
- Pro Sea Staff does not make the final hiring decisions
- All hiring/recruitment decisions are made by the cruise lines
Jean-Philippe Malric is the founder and principal of Pro Sea Staff. Jean-Philippe worked for 11 years for Princess Cruises as Director of Recruitment based in Princess Cruises headquarters in California. Prior to launching Pro Sea Staff, Jean-Philippe also worked for Disney in Paris. All Pro Sea Staff employees have either worked at sea or worked for cruise lines prior to joining the team.
Pro Sea Staff has established recruitment agreements with the following cruise lines:
Important points to consider before applying:
- Applicants must be 21 years of age – requirement established by cruise lines
- All applicants must have very good command of the English language
- Most entry-level positions require 2 years of professional experience
- Contract length may vary from cruise line to cruise line
- All shipboard jobs require crew members to work 7 days a week
- A strong work ethic is essential
Pro Sea Staff and You:
The sole objective of Pro Sea Staff is to introduce you to cruise lines with the aim to secure you employment. The most important component in this equation is your resumé / curriculum vitae. This document is your “business card”, your “introduction”, therefore make sure that it clearly highlights who you are as an individual. Your professional background must be clearly stated with specific employment dates and key responsibilities associated with each one of your respective jobs, your skills must be listed and clear to understand to the reader. The decision of Pro Sea Staff to forward your application onward to cruise lines will be based solely on the information you have provided on your resumé / curriculum vitae. See our blog for additional information on how to build a strong resumé / curriculum vitae.
Once selected for employment by a cruise line, the Administration team for the cruise line you will be joining will take over and communicate directly with you to assist you with all joining documents and requirements. These will include a maritime US entry visa, a medical examination, a seamen’s book, an official English test and a police background check, amongst others. Please do not proceed with any of these requirements until instructed to do so by the cruise line as the validity of these documents may expire prior to your scheduled joining date. Flights to and from home to the ship you will be joining will be arranged and paid by the cruise line.
Once your joining documents are received and processed by the cruise line, you will be ready to join for your first contract. The joining process may take as long as 2 months. Most contracts vary from 4 to 6 months on board followed by 2 months of leave (vacation). Once a crew member has completed his/her first contract, he/she is automatically scheduled by the cruise line to return for additional contracts (based on performance during first contract). This means that the relationship between the applicant and Pro Sea Staff is limited to the steps require to secure initial employment with a cruise line.