Deliver the WOW!

Working Onboard

Welcome to a career without boundaries

A game-changer in the industry - and for your career: Celebrating 40 years as a leader in the industry, Royal Caribbean International has been Anchored In Excellence, and consistent in providing the best vacations for our guests. Our success is achieved through the incredible talent and collaboration of our shipboard teams, through our large and complex operations; and as we continue to grow and evolve as a company, we always challenge ourselves to innovate and exceed expectations.

Life onboard is unique, and you may wonder if this is the right environment for you. Consider this:

Day in the Life

Even though shipboard life is fast-paced and the work hours can be long, there's also time to have fun and relax! Click here to learn more.


Assignments are determined by position, and length can vary based on the particular rank. Senior management hotel officers typically have four-month assignments, followed by eight weeks of vacation; marine officer assignments are generally ten weeks onboard followed by ten weeks vacation for senior positions, and seven weeks for more entry-level roles; assignments for all other positions average approximately four to six months working onboard, with six to eight weeks of vacation time.


Since space is at a premium, all cabins are designed to maximize efficiency, and depending on your role onboard, you may share a cabin with one or more teammates. Working and living in close proximity with your colleagues will take some adjusting, especially in the first six to eight weeks. However, this is an excellent opportunity to develop strong friendships with fun and interesting people from all over the world.

Work Environment

See more. Do more. Be more. Onboard our state-of-the-art ships, while traveling to exciting ports of call, you can excel in every aspect of who you are – ambassador of your country, stellar crewmember, consummate professional, collaborative team member. Our award-winning operations are the perfect environment to achieve your career and personal goals. With over 5,000 guests (onboard our Oasis class ships), up to 26 dining options, and any number of activities all going on throughout the ship, teamwork is the key, and every day there are endless opportunities to deliver the "Wow!", and learn something new.

Though it can be very rewarding, it can also be challenging, and it will probably take some time to adjust to the pace of it all. Because it’s a 24-hour operation, you can expect to work long hours, seven days a week. Time off is limited, even while the ship is in port; however, you will still have opportunities to explore different destinations.

Safety Onboard

In order to ensure that everyone is familiar with safety procedures (in case of an emergency), you will be expected to participate in relevant training sessions and drills that occur on a regular basis.