Join the Crew

Our crew is the first point of contact with our guests and an essential part of the cruise experience. Members of our crew must be energetic, team players, able to problem solve, have strong communication skills, and a great work ethic. 

Our crew positions are ideal for those who are just starting out in the hospitality industry and are designed to provide valuable, hands-on hospitality experience, as well as the chance to work alongside our seasoned shipboard employees.

While on board, crew members receive a holistic view of the cruising industry as well as the fundamentals of hotel and restaurant management. Also, these positions strengthen leadership, communication, and time management skills which are necessary for almost any career path.

For a maximum of 28 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 pass a USCG pre-employment drug test.


Reasons to Apply

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

Travel to some of the greatest American cities and 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 a full-time shipboard position and launch a career with American Cruise Lines

Learn more about our Training Program and how we prepare all of our employees for success



Per U.S. Coast Guard Regulations, you do need to have a U.S. Citizenship or be a Green Card holder in order to work on board for American Cruise Lines. Please note that at this time we do not use outside agencies to hire our employees.