American Cruise Lines

  • Operations Manager

    Job Locations US-FL-Orlando
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  • Overview



    The Hotel Manager is the senior hotel officer responsible for managing the daily hotel and food service operation on the ship.  The Hotel Manager supervises the shipboard hotel management team and is the primary representative of American Cruise Lines to the passengers.  The Hotel Manager will ensure all shipboard employees follow approved company procedures including service standards for dining, culinary, housekeeping, shore excursions, onboard enrichment, guest services, customer service, customer interaction, crew morale, and training.  The Hotel Manager is responsible for service excellence and superior guest satisfaction which is a critical measure of success.  The Hotel Manager is accountable for the performance of all Hotel Department crew members, particularly the hotel officers and executive chef. The Hotel Manager is expected to provide gracious hospitality to the guests while being safe, courteous, professional, and efficient. 


    The Hotel Manager reports to the shore side Hotel Director at the American Cruise Lines Home Office.







    • Bachelor’s degree in Hospitality Management or Hotel & Restaurant Management
    • Minimum 3 years management experience at a full-service hotel, resort, or cruise ship
    • Strong organizational skills and excellent verbal and written communication skills (English)
    • Available to travel and work a flexible schedule including long days for extended periods of time
    • Proficiency in Microsoft Excel
    • US Coast Guard regulated pre-employment drug test

    Attributes for Success:

    • Ability to motivate, train, and assess individual and team performance
    • Superior time management
    • Ability to manage and solve problems
    • Sense of urgency in all passenger, crew, and home office requests
    • Positive attitude and receptive to continuous performance feedback

    Work Schedule:

    • 7 Days per week while onboard the ship
    • 4 to 6 weeks working and living onboard the ship
    • 1 to 2 weeks shore leave vacation
    • Accommodations and meals are provided onboard
    • Roundtrip transportation is provided to the ship from a major airport near Hotel Manager’s home





    American Cruise Lines is the largest U.S. cruise company and operates the newest fleet of riverboats and small cruise ships around the country. Our people make the difference. We recognize that our employees have made, and will keep us America's leading river cruise specialist. Our philosophy for success is simple; hire talented people then provide training, support systems and motivation so you will thrive.




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