American Cruise Lines is seeking Licensed Launch Operators aboard its growing fleet of small cruise ships. Launch Operators will be responsible for tendering passengers ashore when at anchor, in addition to all other deckhand duties. Each launch carries between 30 and 40 passengers and is stowed aboard the cruise ship. This position is ideal for recent maritime graduates who are seeking to gain experience at sea and increase their license tonnage. In addition to operating the launch, individuals in this position will spend time on the cruise ship bridge. Each cruise ship carries between 100 and 185 passengers on 7 to 14 night cruises operating in unique areas around the country.
This is a temporary 16-week position with further growth potential following your first 16 weeks. This is an opportunity for licensed individuals to begin a career path with a great company. Launch Operators have the potential to earn $770- $910 per week. Training along with Room and Board are provided at no charge. This is a great way to make and save money while traveling the United States.
Our cruise ships are small and intimate and we have a strong commitment to excellence and a passion for personalized service. All crew members have a high level of guest interaction and are expected to demonstrate superior customer service skills and respond immediately to guests’ needs.