American Cruise Lines

Shipboard Careers

American Cruise Lines offers a range of marine and hospitality career opportunities aboard its ships. As America’s fastest growing cruise line, we are always looking for talented people to join our team.


Below is a complete list of shipboard positions for which we are accepting applications. If you are interested in positions at our Connecticut or Utah offices, please see our Corporate Positions.


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Job Locations US-NH-Durham
Join our team as a Housekeeper within our Hospitality Excellence Program! Travel across the US and live on a cruise ship, all while building your resume and learning new skills for any hotel career. The program offers the opportunity to rotate within food service, housekeeping, and customer service roles to become a well-rounded hospitality professional.    As a Housekeeper within our shipboard team you will be responsible for the overall cleanliness, aesthetic upkeep of our staterooms, and the maintenance of all public areas. This includes keeping all work areas neat and organized.  Within this role not only do you gain real-life experience in the hospitality industry, but you also get to work in a challenging and team-oriented environment. Our shipboard employees are the key to our success and our guests' needs should always be your top priority.    Within our Hospitality Excellence Program as a Housekeeper you will be given the choice after the completion of 10-weeks on board to rotate into either our Server or Dishwasher role, which is an extremely unique opportunity not offered by many other companies!    WHY THIS PROGRAM ROCKS   Our mission is to provide you with the necessary skills to take your hospitality experience to the next level. Within our Hospitality of Excellence Program, participants are rewarded at numerous milestones as they work to complete the 28-week program. There are 7 levels, each representing an accomplishment along the way.   When you complete the program and the final milestone, you will be presented with our Hospitality Excellence Program Graduation Certificate. This is a temporary position that concludes with graduation. Your hospitality certificate turns the skills you have learned into a resume builder that will help you in any future career.   LEARN –Our program includes training by industry shipboard veterans as well as a comprehensive training program held at our facility in Guilford, CT. Every day brings a new opportunity to gain new skills that will last a lifetime.   TRAVEL - With 12 ships and 35+ itineraries, we offer the opportunity to travel to some of the most scenic and iconic places across the country. Some of the amazing regions we cruise include: Alaska, the Pacific Northwest, the Mississippi River, the Southeast, and New England.   EARN – Each role within our Hospitality Excellence Program is a paid opportunity with minimal living expenses. While employed with American Cruise Lines you will be provided room and board as well as your meals on the ship.
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Shipboard - Hotel Temp
Job Locations US-NH-Durham
Join our team for our 2020 season as a Deckhand!    As a Deckhand with American Cruise Lines you will be trusted with the opportunity to assist in boat operations including helm, gangway, and security watches. You will be part of an important team maintaining and cleaning the boat while also assisting with key guest services such as laundry, garbage, and luggage. Our Deckhand role provides opportunities and responsibilities throughout marine operations. In this role you will work alongside our seasoned Captains and Mates to help keep the ship operating smoothly and safely. Deckhands also have a high level of guest interaction and are expected to provide our guests with exceptional service at all time.    Joining our team will give you an in-depth view of the cruise industry as you live and work aboard one of our ships within the fleet. With 12 ships and 35+ itineraries we offer the opportunity to travel to some of the most scenic and iconic places across the country. This position is an ideal way to build sea time for a captain or engineer license.   Within your role as a Deckhand you will be part of our Maritime Milestone Program which is our rewards and recognition program that will help you reach your maximum potential. This is a 28-week temporary employment program that will recognize you for each of your achievements on board as your experience and sea time builds, including bonuses, pay raises, and onshore adventures.    This role is crucial to the success of our shipboard operations and we will provide you with the education and training in order for you to be successful both personally and professionally.   
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Shipboard - Marine Temp