January 28, 2019 - By the year 2022, the fleets of the cruise lines worldwide are to grow by 75 new ships. The new ocean and river cruise ships require an additional staff of at least 100.000 employees.
According to estimates by the cruise industry association CLIA, cruises will continue to enjoy increasing popularity worldwide in the coming years. For Germany alone, the CLIA experts expect the number of passengers to almost triple to six million by 2030. Consequently, shipping companies are also increasingly looking for employees in Germany.
Cruise ship Azamara Quest on the Elbe in front of Hamburg
Not only specialist staff is required for the hotel areas including the kitchen, restaurants, bars and reception. There are also vacancies in the shops, sports and spa facilities. Daniela Fahr, managing director of "Connect", Germany's largest agency for the placement of specialists and executives on cruise ships and private yachts, says: "There are significantly more vacancies than applicants. With the ever increasing demand, it is becoming more and more difficult for shipping companies to find crew members for all positions on board".
Ship engineer in the engine control room
The industry also addresses career changers. Thanks to new attractions on board the Cruise ships Innovative professional fields are also increasingly emerging. Employees for entertainment and technology are required, for example. But photographers and kindergarten teachers are also needed on board. But bottlenecks are not only caused by the new buildings. Workers are also being sought for ocean and river cruise ships that are already in use.
Edutainment on cruise ship
The largest professional job fair in Germany "Cruise Jobs & Hotel Career Lounge“Tries to meet the demand. The event will take place on February 28, 2019 at the Hotel Holiday Inn Berlin City-West. Entry is free for all applicants and future crew members. The most well-known companies in the industry are represented in Berlin. Important: For the job fair "Cruise Jobs & Hotel Career Lounge" is one Registration required. The ticket to the event can then be printed out after online registration.