Beyond Compensation

Celebrity Cruises believes in recognizing our crew, and that is why we've made "Starring Crew" our philosophy. We are dedicated to celebrating the extraordinary individuals who embrace our culture, and exceed our guests' expectations. And as a way to do that, we host events onboard - throughout the fleet - that resonate the spirit of teamwork and success. We are the Celebrity Crew... and we're ready to welcome the world onboard!

Recognition and Career Advancement

One of the pillars of "Starring Crew" is recognition, in that we emphasize the importance of celebrating all of the milestone accomplishments - as well as the small details - that make our crew so amazing. Awards and recognition include:

  • Star of the Moment
  • Star of the Month
  • Star of the Year

And, of course, we realize the importance of a heartfelt, 'Thanks!'. These are just a few of the ways we promote a culture of mutual respect and appreciation.

Another important way we express our appreciation is through our promotions and transfer processes. We strongly believe in promotion from within, and many of our crew members have developed professionally through our career advancement programs. In the last year alone, we celebrated over 3,000 promotions!

Consideration for advancement and transfers is generally available upon successful completion of the first contract.

Career Advancement Testimonials

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There are many benefits to living and working onboard. From traveling to many exciting ports, while welcoming - and working with - people from all over the world, to advancing your career by elevating the guest experience in a unique, five-star environment. Every day is an opportunity to turn a moment into a memory.

Further, you would have limited living expenses, since meals, accommodations, and medical attention are provided at no cost to you while working onboard.

Other benefits - like medical insurance, life insurance, long-term/short-term disability, cruising privileges, and paid vacations - are also available, based on position.

Work - Life Balance

We recognize that because it's a 24-hour operation, the work hours are long, and it's a seven-day work week. Time off is limited, even while the ship is in port; however, you will still have plenty of opportunities to explore different destinations, and time to take advantage of the crew amenities and festivities.

A unique benefit of a shipboard career is the life balance it affords you during your vacation time, where - for weeks at a time - you could either travel, relax, or just spend time with family and friends. With other land-based opportunities, vacation time might be limited - or interrupted - because of operational emergencies, vacation time away from a shipboard position is truly a time to disconnect and recharge.