Jobs in the Cruise or luxury liner industry have contracts that span an average of 6-8 months. You will spend the whole duration at sea and some few hours on port when allowed. After the contract, its totally up to you if you want to pursue another contract. Technically, you don't have to work throughout the year, just a few months of hard work then you can take a good vacation.
Here is an effective sample cover letter for applying for a job at a Cruise ship:
Dear Cruise Director,
Due to my combined interest in travel and working with people of all kinds in an engaging, unconventional environment. I am seeking a cruise staff position in your luxury liner franchise.
My personality and skills are well-suited to this line of work as noted in my attached resume. I have many years of successful experience mainly with tourism companies specializing in Maritime Leisure & Entertainment and Food & Beverage services.
I would like to point out my strengths that are most relevant to the cruise service industry:
• Attentive to Galley service details and adept at pro-active on-site problem resolution
• Excellent leadership skills with proven ability to train and motivate front-line team
• Personable, enthusiastic and conversant in 5 languages (English, French, German, Mandarin, Spanish)
I am 32 years old, in good health and avaiable for an extended cruise commitment.
I would look forward to hearing from you at your earliest convenience. I can be reached at 355-20081 or via email firstname.lastname@example.org
Maria Queenie Santori
Luxury Cruise Ship Specialist
Onboard and OnCall Cabin Crew