Crew Positions

Our crew positions are temporary, but they are ideal for those starting out in the hospitality industry and want an introduction to the field. They are designed to give you valuable, hands-on hospitality experience as well as the chance to work alongside our seasoned shipboard employees. While on board, you will receive a holistic view of the cruising industry and be taught the fundamentals of hotel and restaurant management. Also, these positions will do much to strengthen your leadership, communication, and time management skills which are necessary for almost any career path. For a maximum of 16 weeks, Hotel Service Members, Deckhands, and Gallery Stewards will live and work on board one of our luxury cruise ships 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 stewards and deckhands in action!

Reasons to Apply

  • Build a strong resume with hospitality, tourism, and cruise industry experience

  • Travel to some of the greatest American cities and through many amazing waterways

  • Earn and save money with no expenses on board

  • Build a network of contacts within the industry

  • Create incredible memories and lasting friendships

  • Apply for full-time shipboard or corporate positions and launch a career with American Cruise Lines


Applications are only accepted through this page on our official careers website and we will contact you directly, not through an agent. You will never be asked to pay an application fee or service fee of any kind.

There are fraudulent overseas companies posing as American Cruise Lines and publishing scam job offers on the internet. These scams often ask for application, service, or visa fees. If someone from one of these companies contacts you, do not respond.

Please note: American Cruise Lines is only able to hire US citizens or Green Card holders. Any offer to come to the US on a work visa with American Cruise Lines is a scam. Do not pay any fee connected with your application for American Cruise Lines.