Crew Only !

Work requirements for crew member!

Documents

All crew member need a passport, which is valid for at least 12 months. For ships going to US ports, crew member will need to obtain a C1/D Visa at the US embassy in your country of residence.

Health requirements

After the crew members have been offered a position onboard a cruise ship, the crew member have to pass a medical examination. The crew member need to provide a certificate of this medical examination prior to boarding. Some companies also require certain vaccinations, e.g. yellow fever.

STCW-Certificates

STCW stands for "Standards of Training, Certification and Watchkeeping for Seafarers". The international agreement regulates standards for seafarers. An STCW certificate is the qualification for working onboard a cruise ship.
All crew members working on cuise ships have to attend a recognized basic training for services on passenger ships. This course includes the minimum:
- A-V/2 (1) Crowd Management
- A-V/2 (2) Crisis Management and Human Behaviour
- A-VI/1 (2.1.1) Personal Survival Techniques
- A-VI/1 (2.1.2) Fire prevention and fire fighting
- A-VI/1 (2.1.3) Elementary First Aid
- A-VI/1 (2.1.4) Personal Safety and Social Responsibility
- A-VI/6 (4.6) Security Related Familiarization Training
All crew members assigned to take up a security role onboard, Captains, Nautical Officers, Engineers as well as those listed in the "Minimum Safe Manning Certificate" bear a high responsibility for a large number of people, significants assets and the environment. Those crew members have to complete further courses, e.g. Crowd and Crisis Management, which includes:
- A-V/2 (3) Crisis Management and Human Bevaviour
-A-V/2 (4) Passenger Safety, Cargo Safety and Hull Integrity.