Cruise Line Hotel Managers
Entry-level hotel managers (sometimes called hospitality managers) are advised to start on a small ship with a small company.
Hotel managers on a small vessel can sometimes have a harder time procuring jobs. Because there is only one such position, it can be a competitive field in which to find work. Applying over the course of several months for several different cruise lines will increase an aspiring hospitality manager's chances of becoming hired.
Above all, hotel managers need to be flexible and attentive. The range of their responsibilities covers a large number of positions and jobs held by other people so they must constantly have an idea of what is going on in several departments all at once.
The manager onboard large vessels works under the purser and is a position that requires years of previous experience both in hospitality management on land as well as on a cruise ship. This is a highly respected position onboard and as a result the pay is also respectable. Managers may earn as much as $4,800 a month on an annual contract. Pay will vary depending on ship size and managing experience.