Yes. There is internet access available 24/7. Each ship has a crew internet cafe with terminals. Most ships now also have wireless access as well. Internet generally costs 6-10 cents/minute. Most ports will also have internet cafes nearby to the where the ship docks.
Most ships pay in US Currency, either cash or via direct deposit. If direct deposit is unavailable, you can elect to send a wire transfer or exchange the cash for a money order. Depending on the ship, payments are generally made monthly or bi-monthly.
Yes. Every employee needs a passport valid through to the end of his or her contract. Certain countries also require you to have a valid passport through until at least 6 months beyond your being in those countries.
Non-US and Canadian Citizens require a C1/D Visa. Once hired, you’ll receive a letter of employment and supporting documents for you to take to the US Embassy to obtain the C1/D visa. Depending on your destination, some countries will require an entrance visa as well.
Yes. All musicians must pass a pre-employment physical exam prior to joining. This often includes a drug test, blood test & chest X-ray. Your medical certificate is generally valid for 2 years from the date your medical is administered, covering you for follow up contracts.
We will let you know once you are hired. Each ship has different uniform requirements. As most of the cruise lines we deal with are 5-star lines, you will generally be required to have formal attire (tux, suit, dress).
Of course. One of the best parts of these contracts is the opportunity to get off the ship in the different ports and see the world. Most musicians & entertainers perform at night and the ship will generally be in port during the day.