Cruise ship stewards clean and maintain guestrooms or cabins.
What does a cruise ship steward do?
This job involves being responsible for making beds, vacuuming floors, restocking mini bars and toiletries, as well as showing guests to their rooms and taking food and drink room-service orders, among other duties.
What do I need to do to become a cruise ship steward?
There are no specific entry requirements for this role, but experience of working in a hotel, restaurant or bar would be beneficial.
Level 1 (NVQ) Certificate in Accommodation Services
Level 1 Award in General Housekeeping Operations
Where could I be working?
You might be employed directly by a shipping company, or by an agency that supplies temporary staff for cruise ships.
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