American Cruise Lines

  • Mate

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  • Overview

    American Cruise Lines, the largest cruise line in the United States, is seeking Mates (full time or part time) to join our brand new ships which travel throughout our nation on week long cruises. We deliver highly customized experiences to each guest on our small, luxury ships. We offer over 30 unique 7 to 14 night itineraries that travel along the inland and coastal waterways of the East Coast, Pacific Northwest and Mississippi River. Each ship carries between 100 and 200 passengers under a US flag and most ships are licensed under Subchapter K of USCG regulation. The Mate will be responsible for the safety of both passengers and the vessel, while assisting the shipboard officer. Each ship is equipped with the latest safety, navigation, and communications systems.  American Cruise Lines currently has 10 ships in service and 3 under construction.


    Onboard, you will receive excellent private accommodations, with in-suite head, satellite TV, etc. This position is ideal for licensed captains, interested in a leadership role in a fast-paced and exciting work environment. The Mate must have the ability to get along with well-educated, affluent passengers, and represent the company in a professional manner.


    We offer an excellent pay and benefits package.




    • The safety of the passengers, crew, and vessel
    • Safe navigation of vessel
    • Supervision and Training of Deckhands
    • Ensuring vessel is maintained in safe operating condition
    • Administrative functions including logs and reports
    • Other duties as required by Captain/crew


    • Minimum of 100 ton Near Coastal U.S. Coast Guard Master’s license or 3rd Mate Unlimited license
    • Flexible schedule with the possibility for equal on/off time if desired 
    • Excellent time management and organizational skills
    • US Citizenship or legally authorized to work in the United States

    Our people at American Cruise Lines 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. Discover why American Cruise Lines is the leading (and fastest growing) cruise line today!



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