Crew Only !

Work requirements for crew member!


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 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.