Shipboard Managers

A management career with American Cruise Lines is both a gratifying and personally enriching experience. It is ideal for those who have chosen to dedicate themselves to providing enjoyment for others and want to utilize their hospitality skills in an unconventional setting. Whether or not you have worked in the cruise industry before, our manager positions are designed to give you an introduction as well as help you to continue growing within the industry. We will train you in the fundamentals of cruise ship management and provide ample opportunity for you to refine your hospitality skills.

Being a manager on board a cruise ship will also add a flare of adventure to your career path. Every day you will be able to see a different city, take in some breath-taking scenery, and experience a different culture within the U.S. Since room and board will be provided for you, you will be able to enjoy this adventure with minimal expenses and while earning competitive pay.

Note: Due to Coast Guard regulations, we can only hire American citizens to work on board our ships. All candidates must also be able to pass a pre-employment drug and alcohol test to be officially hired. 

Check out the gallery to see some of our managers in action!

Reasons to Apply

  • Expand your resume with experience in hospitality, tourism, and the cruising industry

  • Travel throughout America’s amazing waterways

  • Smaller cruise ship=smaller number of employees which means deeper camaraderie and friendships develop among staff members

  • Competitive pay and generous benefit program

  • Room and Board Provided

  • Flexible Schedule-6 weeks on and 2 weeks off

  • Opportunity for upward mobility