Manager Lifestyle

Working in the hospitality industry is a personal decision you have likely already made. Dedicating your career to the enjoyment of others is gratifying, humbling, and personally enriching. Pursuing this on a cruise ship will definitely add a layer of adventure and challenge to your work in hospitality.

You are traveling every day and you are living where you work. It’s exciting, but the typical manager schedule of 6 to 8 weeks on-board, 2 weeks off can be physically and mentally demanding. You give up your weekends, but the weeks off allow you to spend time with friends and family as well as pursue any other goals that you might have. Also, our managers can live anywhere within the United States and travel to the ship to begin work. American Cruise Lines will make and pay for any travel arrangements.

Without any expenses on board, saving comes naturally. Outside of cruising season, you typically have much more time off and many managers use the money they saved to travel and accomplish personal goals. Last year, some of our managers spent the winter in Costa Rica while others traveled to Europe or built an addition onto their house.

No matter why you choose the lifestyle of a shipboard manager, we want you to be fully comfortable with it by the time you start working on board. That's why we will immerse you in extensive training and learning beforehand in order to better prepare you for your new career on one of our cruise ships.

Our managers are the key to a smooth running ship. We are always on the lookout for great Hotel General Managers, Assistant Hotel Managers, Housekeeping Managers, Food and Beverage Supervisors, and Tour Directors