Cruise Ship Jobs for Filipino Seafarers

When the academic year 2014 – 2015 opened this June, you probably noticed a surge of students enrolling in Marine colleges and other institutes for Seafaring in the Philippines. Looking forward to opportunities to work overseas is already common for Filipinos, and this heightened interest in seafaring jobs may be attributed to:

1. The announcement of Secretary of Labor Rosalinda Baldoz that there are 47,000 seafaring jobs waiting for the Filipinos, particularly jobs in cruise ships; and

2. An announcement of the expansion of operations and routes of several shipping companies.

With these opportunities, Hans Leo Cacdac, the chief of POEA (Philippine Overseas Employment Administration) said “the chances of seafarers having cruise ship jobs are bright”.

Listed here are some of the recruitment agents for cruise ship jobs in the Philippines according to Mr. Neigh San Juan (source here).

 Dolphin Ship Management, Inc.
(Official recruiter for Disney Cruise Ship)
2nd Floor, Mary Bachrach Building,
25th corner A.C. Delgado Streets,
Port Area, Manila, Philippines P.O. Box 619
Tel: (02) 527-8888

 CTI Group Manila
(CTI Group is one of the world’s largest human resource providers for cruise lines, cargo ships, resorts and private clubs.)
1375 General Luna Street
Paco, 1007 Manila
Tel: (02) 522-7518 to 7520

 Singa Ship Management Phils.
(Provides Filipino hotel, deck & engine staff, spa, gym, beauticians, casino staff & musicisians for ships)
3671 Bautista St., Palanan
Makati 1235
Tel: (02) 831-6759/834 1943

 BP International Shipping Corporation
3rd Floor,
Avena & Sons Bldg.
2284 Espana
Tel: (02) 742-2931

 North Sea Marine Services
1535 M. Adriatico Street, Ermita
1000 Manila, Philippines
Tel : (02) 525-7739

 Magsaysay Maritime Corporation
Magsaysay Recruitment Center., Ground Floor G.E. Antonino Bldg., TM Kalaw St., Ermita (Across The National Library) Manila, Philippines
Tel: (02) 526-8888 local 9437 or 9441

This year is indeed, “the best time for Filipinos to look for an overseas job specifically for those who want to be seafarers,” according to Mr. Neigh San Juan.

What makes Filipinos different from workers from other countries is their English fluency and good work attitude.This is according to Mr. Marlon Roño of Magsaysay Maritime Corporation, the biggest Philippine shipping company that sends seafarers overseas.

According to DOLE Secretary Baldoz, the basic requirements for cruise ship jobs are a high school diploma, working experience and proficiency in written and spoken English.

There are also other job positions that are in demand to board cruise ships. Some of them are service oriented like cooks, waiters, bartenders, hairstylists, deckhands, singers and performers.

Other opportunities are for Information Technology professionals , security personnel and others with experience in casinos, hotels and spas.

The expected salary a month is about $1800 to $2400 for the Filipino seafarer in service-oriented position. A hairstylist could earn as much as $4,800 a month.

(Source of this article | Neigh San Juan Filipino Seafarers are In-Demand for Cruise Ship Jobs (Where to Apply))

Cruise Ship Jobs for the Filipino Seafarers