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Scam Alert

If you receive a job offer from someone pretending to be Cruise Ship Jobs or, please ignore it.

We have learnt about the latest cruise ship job scam using the name and logo of our website. They advertise jobs on Craiglists Miami (possibly other websites as well).

Once an interested candidate responds, he/she is offered a job onboard a cruise ship. The job seeker is then requested to attend a training session and pay $65 for it. The payment should be sent via Western Union.

Do not respond to any ads offering employment in the name of our website. We are not recruiters, we only run websites about cruise ship jobs.

Scam Alert

Cruise Job Scams

More and more people looking for cruise ship jobs get scammed every year. Hundreds of job seekers like you loose their money every month to unscrupulous criminals often operating from countries such as Malaysia, Nigeria, Ghana, etc.

The latest trend in cruise ship job fraud seems to be the following:

  1. They advertise on free websites (e.g. Craigslist, Gumtree, etc.);
  2. They use names of reputable companies (such as Royal Caribbean,,, etc.);
  3. They always send emails from free email provides (Hotmail, Gmail, Yahoo, etc.);
  4. They never do thorough interviews with candidates;
  5. Their job offers are usually very generous (high salaries, short working hours, long paid holidays, etc.);
  6. They rarely ask for money upfront - instead, they pretend to pass the application to a third party organisation (e.g. Immigrations Office, Lawyers, etc.) and this organisation asks for money (visa fees, work permits, etc.). Of course, this organisation is the same fraudsters. Again, they always use a free email address.
  7. Sometimes they ask money for arranging medical checks, training, uniform, etc.
  8. They always want you to send the money via Moneygram or Western Union. These methods are notoriously unreliable.

Read more about cruise ship job scams and see our growing list of known scam schemes.