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Job Description

A Cruise Ship Steward will help out in the bar or restaurant on the ship, they will also be responsible for servicing the passengers rooms and making sure they are cleaned to a good standard.  The role requires good customer service to ensure that guests are kept happy at all times.  Salaries can vary depending on your employer.

Entry Requirements

There are no set requirements, but GCSEs in English and maths, or qualifications in areas like housekeeping, may be useful.

Paid or unpaid work experience as a hotel room attendant or in a customer service role may also help.

The Hospitality Guild has information and advice about careers in hospitality and tourism.

Career path and progression

With experience you could progress to a supervisor post, like assistant housekeeper. 

You could also move into other areas like working as a croupier in the casino, or entertainment or restaurant work.Related careers

You may be interested in:

  • Hotel room attendant
  • Housekeeper
  • Bar person
  • Waiting staff

National Government Policy states that all students should have achieved at least a Grade 4 or C Grade in English & Maths at GCSE.  Achieving this minimum grade in these subjects will increase the opportunities open to you, support your future career development and prospects.

Students who do not meet this standard will be supported to continue to study English and Maths through full-time education or an Apprenticeship.

Required Skills

  • Good organisational skills,
  • Methodical
  • Enjoy working as part of a team
  • Reliable
  • Excellent customer service skills
  • Good verbal communication abilities 
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