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Cruise Director
(This is an onboard position for 1 of our 6 ships)

Job Description:
American Cruise Lines is the leader in the small ship cruising industry. We are seeking enthusiastic Cruise Directors to live and work on board our luxurious ships. This one of a kind opportunity is ideal for recent college graduates or industry professionals and is a great opportunity to begin a career in the cruise ship industry. American Cruise Lines offers a competitive salary, a comprehensive benefits package and great travel opportunities.
American Cruise Lines operates American Flagged Vessels and carry no more than 120 affluent guests on board. The crew has a passion for personalized service and the ability to know every guest on the cruise while catering to their needs. American Cruise Lines provides our guest with the best small ship cruising vacation available. Cruise Directors will enjoy a typical work rotation of 6 weeks on and 2 weeks off while traveling along the East Coast of the United States.

The Cruise Director's primary responsibility is to exceed our guests’ expectations. The Cruise Director will provide our guests with extensive port information to keep them well informed of activities and tours. The Cruise Director will also organize and coordinate passenger events on board the ship. American Cruise Lines caters to our guests, and makes every cruising experience a special memory.

The Cruise Director will have a high level of passenger interaction, while responding to the needs of our guests. This includes arranging shore tours, onboard entertainment, activities and lecturers. The Cruise Director position requires an energetic and creative person who has a passion for guest satisfaction. This opportunity is ideal for recent college graduates.

Job Responsibilities:

  1. Prepare detailed tour presentations to inform passengers of tours offered by American Cruise Lines and recommend additional tours and activities.
  2. Accompany guests on tours and activities.
  3. Make arrangements for special tours, biking, kayaking, rental cars, horseback riding, etc.
  4. Responsible for monitoring the inventory of port related materials
  5. Act as shipboard Concierge for our guests
  6. Critiquing shore excursions, on board historians & lecturers and other shipboard activities
  7. Exceeding our guests expectations

  1. Our vessels are U.S. registered. Therefore, **All shipboard employees must be able to legally work in the United States**.
  2. Bachelor’s Degree in Hospitality Management, Hotel Restaurant Management or Travel and Tourism
  3. Must be a self-motivated, positive and enthusiastic person with strong leadership abilities, excellent communication skills and a commitment to a high standard of service.
  4. Excellent time management and organizational skills
  5. Passion for excellence and commitment to customer service
  6. Pre-employment drug test
  7. Computer proficiency in Microsoft Outlook, Word and Excel
  8. Ability to live and work on board for rotations of 8 weeks on and 2 weeks off
  9. Must meet physical requirements of job

About American Cruise Lines:

American Cruise Lines is the largest U.S. cruise company and operates the newest fleet of riverboats and small cruise ships around the country. Our people make the difference. We recognize that our employees have made, and will keep us America's leading river cruise specialist.

Our philosophy for success is simple; hire talented people then provide training, support systems and motivation so you will thrive. Long established and deeply experienced in cruise travel, American Cruise Lines has been honored with multiple awards.

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