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3rd Cook

On cruise ships


Minimum requirements

  • Age : at least 21 years old
  • Must speak English clearly and distinctly, write and read English in order to understand written procedures, give and receive instructions in written and verbal forms 
  • Experience : 2-3 years on a similar position on board and/or 4-5 star hotels, restaurants or high volume food service facilities. 
  • Ability to read, interpret, demonstrate culinary fundamentals and knife skills, sound knowledge of food handling procedures and food ingredients from international classical dishes, ability to identify and operate common kitchen equipment such as grinders, deep fryers, ovens, Bain Marie, mixers required
  • Approved certification or culinary school degree-granting program completion required.

Contract details

Contract : 6 months

Vacation : 2 months between contracts

JOB INFORMATIONPosition level : Mediu

Salary: fix monthly salary

Facilities on board:  free of charge offered by the Company ( accommodation, meals, medical services )

Accommodation:  shared cabin of two

Work schedule: 7 days / week , 10 hours /day ( shifts )

Job Cruise FEE :  NO FEE for recruitment/ embarkation process

Embarkation costs:  depending on  ship/ itinerary ( medical files, required visas, flight ticket )

JOB DESCRIPTION

Commis 3 ( 03rd   Cook ) organizes and prepare mis-en place. Measures and mixes ingredients according to recipe to prepare soups, salads, gravies, desserts, sauces, and casseroles. Works in various galley stations that prepare meat, fish, vegetables, and other foods for baking, roasting, broiling, grilling, braising, sautéing and steaming. Perform multitask activities such as wash, peel, cut and shred fruits and vegetables. Butcher chicken, fish and shellfish. Cut, trim and bone meat prior to cooking or serving. Must be able to explain ingredients in the menu and preparation techniques while working in buffet areas.

FAQ - 3rd Cook - Cruise ships - hospitality staff

  • Royal Caribbean Cruise Lines: currently owns a fleet of 23 cruise ships and in the next period will launch other 2 vessels with capacity of 4000 passengers. Royal Caribbean cruise offers options that appeal to the widest possible market, customers ranging from standard to premium segment.

  • Celebrity Cruises: the company is oriented only towards premium customers segment, with a fleet of 10 cruise ships. Celebrity Cruises vessels are ranked in the top luxury cruise vessels in the world.

  • Azamara Club Cruises: the company is dedicated to serving the luxury and premium segment customers. Azamara has two cruise ships in the fleet.

  • Pullmantur Cruises: provides services exclusively to markets in Latin America and Spain, and aims standard customer segment. Pullmantur Cruises has a fleet of four cruise ships.

The length of contracts varies between 6-8 months, depending on the position obtained, with two months break between contracts. Hiring is for an indefinite term collaborations with 6-8 weeks vacation between contracts.

Contract for an indefinite period. Employment contracts are between 6 and 8 months and vacation length is 8 weeks. .There are two types of contracts for staff with fixed salary and personal with income from tips. The company offers a guaranteed minimum wage for staff working in tips system, but the monthly income varies depending on the workstation size, itinerary, performance.
NO. Fleet vessels are active 365 days / year, except during maintenance and repair periods in which crew members on board vessels are active.
The current Royal Caribbean cruise program offers visiting of more than 280 different destinations around the world. Their list (besides all the “famous-popular” port destinations) features Alaska, Canada New England, Europe (UK, Mediterranean, Baltic, Iceland), Asia, Australia New Zealand, Caribbean (also Bahamas and Bermuda), Hawaii, Mexico Riviera, South America. On relocation, Royal Caribbean ships also offer Transatlantic cruises and Panama Canal transits.
Fleet vessels are equipped with the latest navigation technology, with maximum operating safety.

A job on a luxury cruise ship offers many opportunities, and the advantages are considerable:

  • The chance of a relevant financial gain, even spectacular, gains value depending on the position occupied, the professional level and the ability to provide specialized services.
  • Saving money. Daily expenses such as food, accommodation, medical insurance covered by the Company.
  • Under international labor, people who work at sea do not pay taxes for their incomes.
  • The chance to travel around the world without paying for it.
  • Job with real prospects of promotion.
  • Dynamic job, far from the routine of a job on shore.
  • Obtaining reduced travel fares for family members who want to spend a memorable vacation .
  • Guarantee a stable job, especially in this difficult period of economic and social terms.

Applicants must meet the following characteristics:

  • Minimum age 18 years old
  • Average level of communication in English for entry positions (entry level)
  • Advanced level of communication in English, for positions that require a higher degree of responsibility
  • Communication skills at advanced level in other international languages ​​(French, German, Italian, Spanish, Chinese, Japanese) for applicants interested in getting a job in reception departments, hosting, youth, tourist guide, etc.
  • Properly qualified, experience for the position.
  • Personal profile suited hotel industry;
  • Motivation, desire for career development on the long term
  • Availability for relocation for periods between 6 and 8 months
  • Adaptability
  • Clear criminal record,
  • Medically fit

What are the steps to obtain a job on a cruise ship:

Pre-selection with the Agency:

  • Completing the application online on our website www.jobcruise.ro 
  • Schedule the pre-interview with one of our Recruiters.
  • For applicants residing in Bucharest or nearby, interviews are conducted at the agency's headquarters in Bucharest.
  • For applicants in the country or abroad, interviews are scheduled via video Skype 
  • The completion of final documentation required to interview with employers

Final interview with the Employer

  • Registration into the Employer’s Database 
  • Taking part to the final job interview. Interviews may be conducted at the agency's headquarters in Bucharest. Frequently, interviews also runs through video Skype.

Boarding the ship

  • Confirmation of the contract, obtaining the Letter of Employment
  • Obtaining a C1D visa ( that allows the crew member to transit through US Waters) and other transit visas required depending on the embarkation port , if applicable
  • Performing the medical exam at  one of the authorized medical facility. ( Bucharest, Brasov, Constanta) 
  • Performing the psychological examination
  • Obtaining the Criminal Record ( also need an authorized translation of the document)
  • Filling up the embarkation documents

What documents are required for register an application?

  • Curriculum Vitae – written in English

Creating a professional Curriculum Vitae is an essential element in the application process. For some candidates, it is a simple piece of paper, but for others, this piece of paper is the most effective tool to promote personal skills that can make a difference. Curriculum Vitae written in a professional form instantly attract the attention of Recruiter. In an open competition with other candidates, sometimes for a small number of jobs, this document may just tip the scales in your favor. The choice of form and content of this document is entirely yours. Our recommendation is to keep in mind that an attractive CV should contain accurate, clear, detailed and complete information . 

  • ID card
  • Tourist passport (not required for interviewing stages, but becomes mandatory for employment after the candidate was approved)
  • Letters of recommendation / professional assessment from previous jobs (an advantage);
  • Copy of C1D visa and/or other transit visa that are still valid (China, Australia, Canada etc) copy of Seaman's Book and STCWs Certificates ( for seafarers )

Always English.

It’s the main criterion for recruitment, a fluent communication is a guarantee of proper understanding and interpretation of job tasks, internal regulations and express your questions, it also helps the crew to rapidly adapt onboard.

The company strives to hire couples on the same ship, but cannot guarantee boarding on the same day for both partners. Company personnel needs prevail. Only candidates who can prove whether they are married, whether they live at the same address are accepted. Registration and couple IDs are available only on board when both partners have embarked, however it is very important to mention this aspect since the first discussion you have with our Recruiter.

  • Smile, positive attitude, flexible, politeness
  • Permanent visual contact with the Recruiter
  • Express the motivations underlying the decision to get a job on a cruise ship within the company,  presenting personal characteristics
  • Using proper terminology 
  • Simplicity, naturalness, spontaneity

  • Simplicity, naturalness, spontaneity
  • Register the application online on the website www.jobcruise.ro ;
  • Attaching a CV written in English, with refers to previous jobs;
  • Having a pre- interview with a Recruiter from Job Cruise.
  • For applicants residing in Bucharest or nearby, interviews are being conducted at the agency's headquarters in Bucharest.
  • For applicants from other cities from Romania or abroad, interviews are sustained through telephone (telephone-0040.722.127.386) or via Skype.


During the interview, applicants are required to declare:

  • Any special medical condition involving medical supervision/ treatment.
  • Existing visible tattoos (arm, forearm, leg, neck, etc.)
  • Criminal record – convictions or other law problems;

70 hours /week  ( 7 days/ week, 10-12 hours/ day )

Normally, you will be working with at least 3 breaks on schedule.

Time is very carefully monitored aboard a cruise ship, by means of electronic timekeeping. You can perform additional work only at the express request of the management, in this case the overtime period will be offset by equivalent free time or paid overtime .

The cabins offer a decent comfort for two crew members, equipped with air conditioning, TV, internet access (with fee), bathroom.

Aboard a cruise ship, there are various ways of recreation and facilities offered for free to the crew members :  the crew bar, recreation areas, internet café, library, gym, pool  (on some ships).

For some staff members (officers , senior management positions and staff members), there may be extra privileges (access to certain passengers areas ) between certain hours.

There may be days off depending on rotation, even 24 hours, but they remain at the discretion of management team, NOT guaranteed by the contract. Normally, a day off aboard a ship typical equates to a free port day, but there are still a few hours of work.

Embarkation flight ticket is covered by the employees from the following departments:
Housekeeping, restaurant, bar, kitchen, reception, Casino
 
Embarkation flight tickets for following positions are covered by employers:
Youth Staff, Cruise Staff, Sports staff, Sound technician, Light technician, Stage staff, Rigging specialist, Digital content specialist, Broadcast technician
 
Disembarkation tickets are covered by employer at the end of each successfully ended contract for all crew/staff members, no matter position/department they belong to.

Embarkation costs may vary, depending on the job or the port of embarkation. 

  • Obtaining a valid passport ( for at least 12 months ) – aprox 300 RON
  • Costs of medical analysis / vaccine- approximately 1,100 RON
  • Consular Fees for US Transit visa - 160 USD (fee reimbursed on board by the Employer, with payment proof from the bank - receipt)
  • Flight cost: estimated bewteen 70- 200 Euro for boarding in European ports and 500-700 Euro for non-European embarkation ports.

Job Cruise does NOT ask for any tax or fee for its mediation services. Recruitment services, interviewing and assistance in embarkation process are FREE of charge.

Not always. In the boarding process, the representatives of JOB CRUISE offers detailed 

information about access to transportation, accommodation location, people and contacts.

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