When you accept a job on a cruise ship, professional competence is only half of what you will need to bring on-board. The other half is a good attitude: a willingness to complete your contract, no matter what.
Space is a limited commodity on ships, so there is absolutely no room for swelled heads. The ultimate candidate is a problem solver, not a problem maker; one who shows common courtesy, is cooperative, flexible, enthusiastic and able to spend long periods away from home.
Commitment: We realize that when we offer you a job on a cruise ship, there are a lot of things for you to think about before you can give your consent. We do not have a problem with those who refuse a job. However, once you consent to take a contract, you are formally committed and we expect you to live up to your word. We cannot involve the cruise line by requesting contracts, airline tickets, etc., in your name unless you are 100% positive you want the job. Between the time you verbally accept the job and the moment your signature is on the contract, we have to count on your commitment.
Audience Appeal: (Band Leader, Guest Entertainer or "front person".) Keep in mind that your audience is on vacation and is there to have a great time. A group's front person must generate excitement on stage and should always encourage the audience to participate. Involve the audience, interact with them! Make them feel that they are the best audience you've ever played for. Give them an experience to remember!
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