Hospitality Excellence Program – Cruise Ship – Hiring Immediately

  • Full Time
  • Part Time
  • Anywhere
  • Salary: $700 to $900 per week

Website American Cruise Lines

Full Job Description


American Cruise Lines (ACL), the largest USA flagged cruise line in the United States, is looking to add to our shipboard team as we gear up for our 2021 season. ACL only operates within the USA. We have no more than 200 passenger vessels that create a one of a kind small ship experience. With newly constructed vessels being added to our fleet, we are now accepting applications for our Hospitality Excellence Program for our 2021 season!
As a participant within our American Cruise Lines Hospitality Excellence Program you will be given the opportunity to travel the US and live on a cruise ship, while building your resume and learning skills that will last a lifetime. Gain valuable experience while becoming hospitality certified as you step outside of the box and reach your maximum potential.
Our ideal candidate possesses the following traits: hardworking, natural leader, ambitious, goal-oriented, and a team player. The roles within this program being offered are for Server, Dishwasher, and Housekeeper. Applying to this program will allow you to choose your path within one of these dynamic roles.
For 28-weeks you will live on board one of our vessels. Each ship is unique and will allow you to experience in the ins and outs of shipboard life. Within our Hospitality of Excellence Program participants will be rewarded at each milestone that they have completed throughout their 28-weeks on board. Levels 1 through 7 represent an accomplishment that is truly gratifying once completed.
We are currently accepting applications for a start date for our 2021 season. During the application process, candidates are encouraged to consider which position is of the most interest to them. No two jobs are the same which allows for an opportunity to become a well-rounded hospitality professional.


  • Servers are responsible for serving our chef-inspired breakfast, lunch, and dinner with a smile to our guests. The ability to work efficiently and effectively to cater to all culinary requests is imperative in order to provide a memorable dining experience each and every day.
  • As a Dishwasher you will help to ensure that our galley is maintained in a pristine and safe manner. Operating a luxury cruise line requires the perfect sanitation of all cutlery, glassware, and dishes. This role is crucial within the fast-paced and high energy galley team.
  • Our Housekeepers have the cleanliness of our guests’ rooms and public areas as their top priority. Being a key member of the team you will create and maintain an environment that is clean, safe, and attractive for our guests.


  • You are at least 18 years old and have graduated from high school.
  • You are an American citizen or valid Green Card holder
  • You have to be willing to work at least 12 hours a day, 7 days a week, for 28 weeks.
  • You are able to meet moderate physical demands, including lifting, bending, climbing, and long periods of standing or walking.
  • Calm under pressure and positive attitude.
  • Pre-Employment Drug Test: Under Federal Law and the Department of Transportation we are required to pre-employment drug test all shipboard employees. This includes testing for Marijuana and other controlled substances. We are also an alcohol free company.
  • Earn Money – Pay ranges from $700 to $900 per week.
  • Minimal Expenses – your living expenses are all covered while onboard. It’s a dormitory-style environment.
  • Travel the Country – We visit 30 states on our different cruises and travel through the most beautiful areas in our country.
  • Hospitality Experience – This is a strong foundation for a career in the hospitality industry and a way to build your resume.

About Our Company:
 American Cruise Lines operates the newest and largest fleet of cruise ships in the United States, 3 of which are on the Mississippi River. The America and the Queen of the Mississippi are modern paddlewheelers reminiscent of steamboats from a bygone era, while the American Song is a brand new riverboat with contemporary décor. We offer a number of shipboard positions which provide the opportunity to cruise the most captivating destinations in the country including the East Coast, Mississippi River, Pacific Northwest, and Alaska. Take advantage of this opportunity to join a thriving company with over 30 years of experience. Create lasting memories on board, while exploring the beauty of America’s waterways.
To learn more about employment with American Cruise Lines including our Training for Success Program and life on board visit
More information about the program can be found at