There are two ways to work as a travel agent with a cruise line. One way is to work in the cruise line's headquarter's offices as a telephone cruise line certified vacation planner. Cruise lines like Carnival and Royal Caribbean have their corporate offices in Miami and you may or may not work at that location. I have talked with cruise consultants about my cruises and the people I talked with were in cities other than Miami.
The other way to work as a travel agent is to serve as a 'FUTURE CRUISE CONSULTANT" on a cruise ship. I have been on many cruises lately and they all have a future cruise consultant. I know for sure that Norwegian, Royal Caribbean and Celebrity have them on ship. When you work on the ship you will usually have some other duties besides doing future cruises for passengers. I am not sure what those duties are but I know that the future cruise consultants do not have office hours every day all day long. So they must be doing something else.
So you need to contact the cruise lines directly to inquire about these two type positions; future cruise consultant and/or telephone cruise line "Certified Vacation Planner".
This is from Royal Caribbean's web site:
"Our Royal Caribbean Certified Vacation Planners offer:
Extensive cruise planning experience
Planning made easy and exciting"
This is from Carnival's web site:
"With so many fantastic cruise options, you could probably use some help picking the sailing that's right for you. Our Personal Vacation Planners will be glad to provide you with:
Guaranteed best stateroom rates and availability
Exclusive training on Carnival ships and destinations
Expert knowledge of Carnival shore excursions
One-on-one vacation planning assistance
Convenient access to accompanying airfare
Insider travel tips and advice
Advance notice of upcoming sales
Have a Personal Vacation Planner call you. "
I think these are the positions you are looking for.
On their web sites you will find a link to jobs, employment, human resources or some such link that will give you information about their positions. Some sites even have current vacancies they are recruiting for. Several cruise lines have new ships coming out soon so opportunities will be there. Royal Caribbean, Celebrity, Disney and some others will have new ships launched in the next couple years.
Here are some links:
The luxury cruise lines are:
REGENT SEVEN SEAS:
Other cruise lines that most people go on:
Then there are some that operate out of Europe:
I know that on Royal Caribbean's site if you go to the bottom of their home page and click on OUR COMPANY it will take you to a page where career opportunities are listed by category: http://www.royalcaribbean.com/ourCompany...
Then there are more links that will let you see and download job requirements. Celebrity Cruise line is a RC affiliate and so you should be able to get similar information from them the same way. here's a link to their jobs page: http://www.celebritycruises.com/aboutcel...
Here's Norwegian Cruise line: http://www.ncl.com/nclweb/cruiser/cmsPag...
Answered By: TINKERTOY ..... the 1 & only - 5/22/2008