Shipboard Managers

Develop your career American Cruise Lines while you travel the U.S.A. The cruise industry is the fastest growing sector of the hospitality industry and more people are joining the industry than ever before.  

I visited 18 states in one year and applied new skills I acquired with each promotion.
— Albert L.

Launch your career in the cruise industry and grow with American Cruise Lines. We work with each manager to provide an enriching experience that allows you to develop personally and professionally. Management positions focus on the customer experience and are offered with a wide range of options for every hospitality  interest and experience level. 

Entry level management positions allow you learn the industry and focus on tour operations, guest service, or food and beverage. General management positions are designed for more experienced managers interested in traveling the U.S.A. All positions offer continued growth in our hotel operations department.

Being a manager on board a cruise ship adds a flare of adventure to any career path. Every day you will be able to see a different city and a new landscape. In addition, all living expenses are covered onboard, so you will be able to enjoy the journey while saving and 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

  • Join the fastest growing industry in hospitality

  • Build on your hotel management experience

  • 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