The cruise industry has long thrived in southern California, as tourists have historically enjoyed travel to Mexico in high volumes.
However, according to reports from The Seattle Times, Carnival Cruise Lines is pulling its ships out of San Diego and other travel companies may be following suit. If you’re interested in working on a cruise ship, you may want to check out other ports in the United States and around the world.
The move from southern California ports can be attributed to fears over crime and violence when traveling to Mexico. Carnival’s last cruise ship will move to Australia by April 2012, and Royal Caribbean ships that traditionally leave from Los Angeles will be moved to Galveston, Texas and Tampa, Florida.
Cruise ship jobs can be found across a number of industries, so no matter what your interests, there’s something for you to consider in the cruise line industry.
- Want to work in the medical world? Learn more about becoming a member of the cruise medical staff.
- Interested in art? Many cruise lines hire cruise photographers.
- Love children? Work as a youth counselor on a cruise line.
This is just a small sampling of the many jobs available on cruise ships! You can plan excursions, lead fitness classes, become a bartender, work in housekeeping, learn about ship maintenance, work in retail, or even take a beautician or massage therapist job on a cruise ship. And because cruise lines are leaving southern California, you don’t have to live in this location to find a cruise ship job – positions are available in port cities throughout the country, so check out opportunities in your local area to learn more.