“Am I too old for a cruise ship job?” is one of the most common questions we are asked. Cruise ship job seekers over the age of 35 want to know if they have a chance of being hired. And if there is a possibility, what can be done to increase the chances of being hired. The key is to convince the cruise recruiter that you have the high energy required to be crew member and at the same time wow them with your experience.
How Old is Too Old?
The harsh truth is there are certain positions on board where they just wouldn’t consider anybody over the age of about 35 (regardless of anti-discrimination laws). But on the other hand there are positions that are actually better suited to a more mature person. In fact there are a number of CruiseShipCareers.com members who have found cruise ship employment even in their 50s.
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