career I chose to do is a cruise ship director. Cruise directors are
hospitality and customer service managers for cruise lines. I chose this
because they get to travel across the seas in a big cruise ship. Also they’re
responsible for entertainment shows, directing stage managers, hosting special
ceremonies, communicating with the dining crew, monitoring guest responses,
improving customer service, maintaining travel logs, and budgeting for
mostly mean they have to make sure that all guest are comfortable and having a
education requirements to be a cruise director are you must graduate with good
marks and have your diploma and have a minimum cumulative GPA of 2.75 or
better. You should have graduation post in human resources and management
stream. Also a bachelor’s degree in leisure studies could help out with the
specialized courses. You must get a Master’s of Science degree in maritime
engineering, maritime science, or a related field.
When working on board you need to have
plenty of safety skills. The important skills you need are time management,
critical thinking, social perceptiveness, instructing and teaching,
communicating effectively, and oral comprehension. The best kind of skills are
learned at sea. With that experience it will allow you to move on to the next
level in your maritime career.
You must have training to be a
cruise director. You should take public speaking classes so you are comfortable
around a crowd of people. It is very unlikely that a cruise director would be
hired without any previous work experience. It’s really not hard to become a
cruise director you just have to be friendly and get to know people. In all, the
skills you need are to be talkative and an active person with everybody.
The job requirements to be a cruise
ship director are you must have 5 years of experience in entertainment
recreational industry and Master of Ceremony. That’s the important, but the
main thing you need to make sure is you have a good responsible skills.
There can be many job hazards of this career.
Slip and fall accidents are the most dangerous because you can easily get hurt
and break a bone. An illness breakout can occur and it can spreads to others.
The biggest fear of the hazards is having a cruise ship collision. It can
result into underwater life threatening.
ship directors work many hours, but they have a good pay rate. Their salaries
can range up to at most $5,800-$7,500 a month. They can make at least $15 an
hour. Directors total pay amount ranged for the whole year can be averaged to
about $38,783 – $124,376. It is not a 9-5 job, they work up to 24 hours or
more, even days.
There’s many jobs located around the
U.S. to be a cruise ship director. The best location is in Miami, Florida for
the Royal Caribbean Cruises. Miami, Florida is the main state/city for this,
because the other states have different job title employers.
Community colleges and technical
colleges offer a variety of programs and certification that can help you get
hired in the cruise industry. You have to take college four years for this
career. The college that I will attend for this career is Florida International
University (FIU). FIU is the fourth-largest public university by enrollment in
the United States. FIU is made up of two major campuses: The Modesto A.
Maidique campus and the Biscayne Bay campus. The Chaplin School of Hospitality
and Tourism Management offers Bachelor and Master Degrees in Hospitality
Management. The classes you have to take here are comprehensive set of core
educational courses and hands-on practical experience. To graduate from this
college, students must complete an advanced internship program and a senior
seminar in hospitality management. Also, you must have a minimum cumulative GPA
of 2.75. The cost to attend this college is $18,954 for out-of-state students
without financial aid. It is $6,556 for in-state students. I will attend this
college for at least four years to get a bachelor’s degree.