Princess Tours Summer Jobs
Princess Tours is the Alaska land tour division of Princess Cruises. The division operates several seasonal lodges as well as rail tours for cruise line passengers. Tourists who book an Alaskan cruise can combine their trip with a land component that will allow them to experience the unique beauty that is Alaska. Princess Tours hires thousands of employees for the summer season, which runs from early May to late September, each year. Candidates who are interested in jobs in the travel and tourism industry can apply positions working on one of the following company properties:
- Motor Coach and Passenger Services
- Port Operations
- Rail Services
- Wilderness Lodges
Types of Available Jobs
Here are some examples of the types of positions that may be available at Princess Tours during the summer months:
- Fleet Dispatcher
- Front Desk Clerk
- Luggage Handler
- Maintenance Assistant
- Maintenance Manager
- Passenger Service Representative
- Sales and Service Representative
- Shop Foreman
- Van Driver
Wages and Working Conditions
Princess Tours pays competitive wages to its employees, and individual workers are compensated based on the position, their level of experience, and other qualifications. As of January 2010, the minimum wage in Alaska is $7.75 per hour. Overtime pay is given if an employee works more than eight hours per day, or 40 hours per week.
Employees at Princess Tours are usually scheduled for a 40-60 hour work week. Some positions require that the person work split shifts.
Most of the positions that Princess Tours has available during the summer season involve the employee wearing a uniform. All employees are expected to have a neat appearance that conforms to company policy. For some positions, the employee is asked provide some portions of their work apparel.
The employer does provide dormitory-style accommodation for workers at certain locations. The fee charged to employees is based on double occupancy. Employee discounts on the cost of meals and use of laundry facilities are available at most work locations. Several of Princess Tours' work locations have RV hookups for employee use.
How to Apply for a Summer Job with Princess Tours
Princess Tours asks that people interested in being considered for a summer position use their online application form. Candidates can apply for up to three job choices. If you aren't selected for your first choice, your application will be routed to the appropriate hiring manager for your second one, and so on.