Housekeeping Department

The housekeeping department onboard a ship is responsible for the daily maintenance of the passengers’ cabins and taking care of the laundry and dry cleaning requirements of the passengers and the crew. Job positions in the housekeeping department include of Chief Housekeeper, Assistant Chief Housekeeper, Floor Supervisor, Head Steward, Cabin Steward, Laundry Supervisor, Bell Staff and Cleaner.

Chief Housekeeper

The Chief Housekeeper oversees all operations within the housekeeping department on a ship. Prior experience in a similar position as well as some managerial experience is essential. Fluency in English language is a must for this position.

Salary for this position ranges between US $ 3000 - 4000 per month, depending on the cruise line.

Assistant Chief Housekeeper

The Assistant Chief Housekeeper reports to the Chief Housekeeper. He/she is responsible for all operations within the housekeeping department and relationships within. Prior similar experience is essential for this position. Fluency in English language is desired.

Salary for this position ranges between US $ 2500-3700 per month, depending on the cruise line.

Floor Supervisor

The Floor Supervisor reports to the Assistant Chief Housekeeper. He/she is in charge of all housekeeping duties on a certain floor or floors onboard the ship. Prior similar experience is essential for this position. Fluency in English language is desired.

Salary for this position ranges between US $ 2400-3500 per month, depending on the cruise line.

Head Steward

The Head Steward reports to the Floor Supervisor. He/she oversees all cleaning operations to ensure that passenger cabins are being cleaned to an acceptable standard. Prior similar experience is essential for this position. Fluency in English language is desired.

Salary for this position ranges between US $ 2000-2800 per month, depending on the cruise line.

Cabin Steward

The Cabin Steward reports to the Head Steward, He/she is responsible for cleaning of passenger cabins and giving directions to the Assistant Cabin Stewards. Prior similar experience will be an added advantage for this position. Fluency in English language is desired. He/she can be promoted to the position of Head Steward/Stewardess after gaining the required experience.

Salary for this position ranges between US $ 1700-2300 per month, depending on the cruise line.

Assistant Cabin Steward/Stewardess

The Assistant Cabin Steward reports to the Cabin Steward. He/she is responsible for all the tasks related to cleaning and maintenance of the passenger cabins. No prior experience is required for this position. Reasonable English skill is preferred. This position has a possibility for promotion to Cabin Steward/Stewardess.

Salary for this position ranges between US $ 1200-1500 per month.

Laundry Supervisor

Laundry Supervisor oversees the operations of the entire laundry department and ensures that all laundry is turned around within the stipulated time frame. Prior similar experience will be an added advantage for this position. Fluency in English language is desired.

Salary for this position ranges between US $ 1200-1700 per month.

Assistant Laundry/Linen Supervisor

The Assistant Laundry Supervisor reports to the laundry supervisor. He is responsible for taking care of all the laundry and dry cleaning needs of the passengers as well the crew. Prior similar experience will be an added advantage for this position. Reasonable English speaking skill is desired. This position has a possibility for promotion to Laundry Supervisor.

Salary for this position ranges between US $ 1000-1400 per month.

Laundry/Linen Keeper

Laundry Keeper assists the Assistant Laundry Supervisor in processing all the laundry and dry cleaning requirements of the crew and passengers. No prior experience is required for this position. Reasonable English skill will be an added advantage for the applicant. This position has a possibility for promotion to Assistant Laundry Supervisor.

Salary for this position ranges between US $ 800-1100 per month.

Bell Staff

Bell Staff is responsible for providing cabin services direct to the passengers. The job responsibility includes delivery of meals, flowers etc. to the passengers sleeping quarters. No prior experience is required for this position. A good command in English speaking preferred for this position.

Salary for this position ranges between US $ 1100-1300 per month.

Cleaner

Cleaner is responsible for all the cleaning duties within the housekeeping department. No prior experience is required for this position. Reasonable English skill will be an added advantage. This position has a possibility for promotion to other onboard positions within the housekeeping department.

Salary for this position ranges between US $ 700-1100 per month.