Cruise Ship Firm To Give Filipino Workers Hundreds Of Jobs This Year

Working in a cruise ship is one of most Filipinos’ dream. Not only that they get paid well and high, they also get to travel the world while they’re on the job. Carnival Corporation, a states-based travel leisure group and the world’s largest travel company, will offer hundreds of jobs to Filipino workers this year. Holland America (HAL), will be the cruise company in need of them.

Orlando Ashford, HAL President said that they will launch a new cruise ship which is the Nieuw Statendam, this year. Ashford said that in estimation, this new cruise ship would need about 400 Filipino workers.

What we’ve found is that our Filipino partners is they’re smart, energetic, they have a great sense of humor, and we really want that in connecting with our guests,” Ashford said in an interview with ANC.

Currently, HAL has two schools which are training potential workers in the Philippines. One school is in Antipolo, Rizal and the other is in Intramuros, Manila.

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What training does these schools have?

In these schools, applicants are trained in everything you would need in a cruise ship. These would include:

  • Food service;
  • Culinary work;
  • Front office work;
  • Refrigeration; and
  • Plumbing

These are the main skills that are being taught in HAL’s schools. Of course, there are other skills offered which are going to be needed in a cruise ship.

As per Ashford, the new cruise ship will be able to accommodate 2, 666 guests. This will have a ratio of 1 employee for 2 guests; they would need around 1, 300 staff and 34% of those staff would be Filipinos. Moreover, the Nieuw Statendam will be the largest ship in their fleet.

There was a slowdown in the hiring of Filipinos in cruise ships because of competition in other countries. Nevertheless, HAL said that they don’t see them being part of that as they admire the Filipino attitude. Ashford said that he spent days talking to HAL trainers, students, and business partners about the expansion.

As a matter of fact, HAL’s biggest concern is how to attract talented and fit people for the job. If you have the interest in placing yourself in the industry, you can contact HAL’s local recruitment partner United Philippine Lines (UPL).

“On the flip side the employee gets an opportunity to literally see and experience the world.”

You can try visiting their center in Antipolo, Rizal to know more about the training and of course this expansion. This would open a lot of opportunities for Filipinos who are looking to have a job offshore.

44 thoughts on “Cruise Ship Firm To Give Filipino Workers Hundreds Of Jobs This Year”

  1. Hi, Good day!
    I would like to work in a cruise ship. I am interested & willing to learn.
    Thank you & GOD Bless.. ☺

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  2. hello i want to work in cruise ship like food service or any kind of work..i am willing to be train if needed.pls contact me..thanx and God Bless..

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  3. Canni get the exact address of fhe training center and their contact numbers? Thanks i am very much willing to undergo training and i am a fast learner. I am very much interested to work on cruise ship. Thanks

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    • Hi this wilma

      I would to work in the cruise ship in the kitchen as a culinary arts.
      I am much willing to undergo and training as well. i am hardworking and fast learner.
      I am very much interested to gain my knowledge about culinary and more,

      Thank you and God bless you all

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  4. Good day!
    May I ask the contact details and address of the training center? I’m very much interested. Thank you.
    Have a good day!

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  5. I would like to apply as water treatment plant or waste water treatment plants…I’ve been working for morthan 20 years…I also handle swimming pools…

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    Thank you .

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    Thank you.

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  8. To Whom It May Concern;

    Good day. I’m Mark Jeallord Gurrea. I am 21 years old. I would like to apply to any position available. I was an interisland deck crew for 1yr 7days.

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    I am hoping to hear back from you soon. Thank you very much.

    Sincerely,
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  9. Im currently working as a chef de partie but i want to work on a cruise ship. I’m willing to follow all the instructions just to hired me. I’m really interested with this.

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  10. i want to work in a cruise ship . i was already a NC II passer in Cookery and Bread and Pastry. how can i work with you

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  11. Hi. Im a former OFW. Worked in UAE and Qatar in restaurant field. Im 38 years old and now I want to try to work in a cruise ship. Im willing to undergo training and willing to learn more. Can you please send me some details on how to apply?

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  12. Hello, my daughter will be taking up Bachelor of Science in International Hospitality management major in Cruise operations. I hope my daughter vets hired once she finished hed course..This is her dream job, I jope it becomes a reality thru hour employment. Thanl you very much.

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  13. Good afternoon, Im Mark Christian Ladiao and I’m interested to work in the cruise ship in the field of food sevices because I love this work and this is my passion. To be part of the hospitality industry of your company and to serve the whole world in this field of industry. Can i know how to apply Maam/Sir? Thank you😀

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  14. Hello good day. I would like to apply cruise ship. Im willing to undergo training and willing to learn more.can you please send me some details on how to apply?

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    • Good day! I am interested to take training to work in cruise ship someday and experience to traveling around the world. I have a lot experience like housekeeping 17 years and culinary/ cooking/baking.hope u give me a chance to see that training center and the location. Thank you and god bless.

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  15. Good day! I am interested to take training to work in cruise ship someday and experience to traveling around the world. I have a lot experience like housekeeping 17 years and culinary/ cooking/baking.hope u give me a chance to see that training center and the location. Thank you and god bless.

    Reply
  16. Good day! I’m interested to work in the Cruise Ship as kitchen helper or any kind of work please contact me thru my email address at bims04****@yahoo.com

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  17. I really want to work in a cruise ship as this is my dream job. hope I can visit one of the training shool here in Manila. willing to be trained.

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