The Cruise Employment Report
The cruise sector’s landscape has continued to transform over the last year. As consumers have welcomed back the ability to cruise, they are demanding more than ever that cruise lines meet their growing expectations. 2023 is set to be a year with more demands than ever, with increasingly more personalised requirements needing to be met. Consumers will want cruises to be more luxurious and incorporate wellness, with additional options and destinations readily available. Even more so, many want affordable holidays, whilst also requiring that cruise businesses improve their carbon footprints.
The reliance on cruise businesses to meet these ever-increasing demands for cruises is more vital than ever as many continue to try to recover from the financial issues brought on by the pandemic. With the threat of a global recession on the horizon, keeping consumers happy will be a tactic that cruise businesses will want to utilise. Many will have already started crisis planning, reflecting on the lessons learnt from previous economic downturns.
It is not just consumer demands that need to be met. Employees in the cruise sector have suffered too, with loss of employment, stress, health concerns, and emotional disruptions to name a few.
Many people have been patient, waiting for this recovery to happen and regain some of what they lost in the process. This could mean some significant changes to the cruise profession, from pay and benefits to job seeking and retirement, as well as the future skill pool of the profession.
We look to uncover these changes and reveal what people want from their careers this year. We want to expose the good and bad of the sector, looking at the profession from an employee’s point of view.
The report covers employment and recruitment trends from both shoreside and seagoing professionals in the cruise sector.
It is split into the following topics:
Pay rises and bonuses
Job security and stress
The future of the cruise employment market
If you would like to discuss any of the findings, topics and thoughts from the authors, please contact:
Mark Charman,CEO & Founder
Martin Bennell, Chief Operating Officer
Kelsey Purse, Director of Shipping - Europe, Middle East, Africa and the Americas
For all media enquiries, please contact Nic Jones, Group Marketing Director.
Find out more about our Cruise Recruitment Services
We specialise in the search, recruitment and selection of shoreside professionals and professional seagoing crew for the global ocean cruise, river cruise and expedition cruise sectors.Find out about our Cruise Recruitment Services
We are a dedicated cruise ship recruitment agency. We are passionate about helping you secure your next cruise job. We are pleased to share we have achieved the MLC Declaration of Conformity.Search and apply for Cruise Jobs
Results from the Superintendent Employment Survey 2023 revealed
People strategies across ship management continue to dominate conversations but this year we have seen a notable shift from a need to not just attract new talent but a heightened focus on retaining...
Global Leaders in Maritime Breakfast Conference
On Tuesday the 12th of September, Faststream Recruitment will be hosting our Global Leaders in Maritime Breakfast Conference, part of London International Shipping Week. This is an exclusive event ...
Faststream expands operations into Denmark
Faststream Recruitment, shipping, maritime and energy specialist recruitment agency, has announced the expansion of its operations into Denmark. The expansion is a strategic move aimed at increasin...
Faststream Recruitment Group Appoints Martin Bennell as Chief Operating Officer
Faststream Recruitment Group, a global people specialist, is pleased to announce the promotion of Martin Bennell to the position of Chief Operating Officer. Bennell, who has been with the company s...
Results from the Singapore Maritime Employer & Employee Surveys revealed
The maritime sector is experiencing a time of transformation. As the talent market continues to transition and become increasingly complex, maritime businesses will need to understand candidate tre...
The Talent Market in Transition – A Lunch Forum by Singapore Maritime Foundation and Faststream Recruitment
April 2023 saw the international community gather for the much anticipated Singapore Maritime Week, held from the 24th to the 28th of April 2023. The week encompassed a diverse collection of flagsh...
Maritime Sales Survey 2023 Results Revealed
The maritime sales landscape continues to transform, as the market changes and becomes increasingly complex. In response to these changes, we’ve seen that maritime businesses are seeking to grow an...
Faststream Recruitment appoints Lorenzo Agatiello to lead growth in Asia-Pacific
Global people specialists in shipping, maritime and energy recruitment have appointed Lorenzo Agatiello as Director. Lorenzo has joined the Faststream Recruitment Group’s leadership team and will b...
5 hiring trends in energy for 2023
The energy sector has experienced a lot of change over the past few years. Using our market expertise, we have put the energy sector under the microscope. We look at the hiring and market trends ...
Martin Bennell announced as keynote speaker at CMA Shipping
With the world-renowned CMA Shipping Conference fast approaching, we are excited to share that Martin Bennell, Managing Director – Europe, Middle East, Africa and the Americas of Faststream Recruit...
Maritime and Energy Events to attend in 2023
2023 is set to be one of the greatest years for events taking place across the diverse world of maritime and energy. We attended many extraordinary events in 2022, but in 2023, we look forward to ...
Superintendent Employment Update - Winter Edition
Listen to this insightFollowing the launch of our Superintendent Report in the summer, we have continued to monitor the trends in employment and recruitment in the superintendent profession from b...