Cruise ship musician: job description

The ultimate guide to rocking the seas with your music
Welcome to the exciting world of cruise ship musicians! If you're a talented musician with a passion for adventure, entertainment, and unforgettable experiences, then you're in for a treat. In this detailed job description, we'll take you on a journey through the thrilling life of a cruise ship musician.

How cruise musicians live?

  1. Contract details
We offer 4 or 6-month contracts starting at the end of 2023 or in 2024. These contracts give you the opportunity to embark on an incredible musical journey that will take you to the most stunning destinations around the world. Imagine performing your music while surrounded by breathtaking ocean views and captivating audiences from different cultures and backgrounds. Discover our artists.

2. Accommodation
As a cruise ship musician, you'll enjoy single accommodation with a shared bathroom or double-shared cabin. While it may not be a luxurious mansion, it's a cozy space where you can relax, unwind, and recharge after your electrifying performances. It's your home away from home as you navigate the high seas and entertain passengers from all walks of life.

3. Crew mess and pax restaurants
Food is the fuel that keeps musicians going, and on a cruise ship, you'll never go hungry! Enjoy unlimited food from a wide variety of delicious cuisines. From gourmet dishes to mouthwatering buffets, you'll have a feast at your fingertips. So, indulge in delectable treats and satisfy your taste buds while you create musical magic. Check out our latest job openings for pianists.

4. Equipment provided
We understand that lugging around heavy equipment is not ideal for musicians. That's why cruise line provides all the necessary equipment you'll need for your performances. No need to worry about packing your heavy instruments, amplifiers, or sound systems. Just bring your talent and showmanship, and we'll ensure you have everything you need to create a memorable musical experience. By the way, we made a special page for those who have a band about job opportunities we can offer: Band Wanted: Cruise Ship Jobs for Bands.

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Calling All Piano Vocalists and Singing Guitarists: A Special Cruise Vacancy
We have an exciting cruise vacancy for piano vocalists and singing guitarists. You'll have the opportunity to enchant audiences with your captivating performances. Your daily schedule will include four sets of 45 minutes each, featuring a mix of cocktail music, lounge sets, evening party vibes, and even the chance to socialize with the guests. It's a musical adventure like no other!

Check our latest vacancies onboard cruise ships for musicians

Opportunities for Artists

Meals, WiFi, flights, and more
Life as a cruise ship musician comes with incredible perks. In addition to unlimited food, you'll also enjoy complimentary WiFi to stay connected with friends and family back home. The cruise management will care of your flights and transfers to and from the ship, ensuring a seamless travel experience.

Essential requirements
Before setting sail, make sure you have the necessary documentation in order. This includes a valid STCW (Standards of Training, Certification, and Watchkeeping) certification, medical clearance, appropriate visas (including C1D), and a valid passport. Ensuring these requirements are met before your start date will guarantee smooth sailing and a hassle-free experience.

Being a cruise ship musician is an extraordinary opportunity to combine your love for music, travel, and adventure. With exciting contracts, comfortable accommodation, unlimited food, provided equipment, and incredible perks, this job will take you on a journey you'll never forget. So, dust off your instrument, perfect your performance, and get ready to rock the boat, entertain the masses, and live your musical dreams on the high seas as a cruise ship musician! Bon voyage!
International talent agency Artists Provider is always on the lookout for professional singers, party bands, jazz bands, duos, violinists, and more. We understand the unique demands of performing onboard, and we're here to support you every step of the way.

Are you an artist? Apply today!