Expected Standards of Appearance for Cruise Ship Crew
Crew Members directly represent the Cruise Line, and therefore must convey a professional image through grooming, attire and personal hygiene at all times.
The following guide sets out expectations for each Crew Member:
- The correct uniform must be worn, and kept clean, pressed and in a suitable condition.
- Shoes must be clean, polished and in good repair. Laces properly tied.
- Uniforms must not be worn off Duty.
- Crew Members will be charged for replacing misplaced uniform.
- Good personal hygiene is vital when dealing with Passengers and fellow Crew.
- Daily showering and continual use of deodorants as required.
- Good oral hygiene, including use of breath fresheners as required.
- Perfumes and aftershaves should be worn sparingly, never overbearing.
- Finger nails must be kept neatly cut and clean at all times.
- Female Crew Members may wear natural coloured polish which compliments a professional image.
- Hair must be kept clean and tidy at all times.
- Hair styles should be suitable for a professional image.
- Extreme styles and colouring are not permitted.
- Male Crew Members must not allow hair to grow longer than shirt collar.
Wigs and Hairpieces
- Wigs, Hairpieces and Extensions are not permitted – unless permission has been granted to wear for medical reasons.
- Male Crew Members may have well groomed beards, moustaches and goatees.
- Full beards are not permitted for Service Staff.
- Jewellery may be worn but must be minimal and conservative.
- One ring per finger is permitted.
- Watches may be worn, but must be of a tasteful design.
- Female Crew Members are encouraged to wear conservative make-up, especially lipstick, to enhance a well-groomed professional image.
- Female Crew Members are permitted to wear one discrete earring in each ear.
- Male Crew Members are not permitted to wear earrings.
- Other than earlobes, no other visible body part may display piercings.
- Tattoos must not be visible on or off Duty.
- Sunglasses may only be worn if necessary for safety – ie to protect from glare from water etc.
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