Look forward to a fair amount of safety training and drills. Some of it is boring, like memorizing the different types of fire extinguishers.
You’ll need a valid passport for international cruises, so get that in order as soon as possible.
Any other specific forms, like visas, tax documents, or contracts will be given to you by the cruise company once you’ve booked the gig.
”) focus almost exclusively on singing (pop, jazz, musical theater).
If you’re auditioning for something like Royal Caribbean’s “Broadway at Sea” lineup you’ll need acting chops, too—these are full-length productions, not musical reviews.
Headliners will do at least two, often one “all-ages” and one “adult” show.
Production cast members may perform as many as 10 shows over a seven-day cruise.
Comics who cater to “Middle America” (think Jim Gaffigan, Roseanne, Seinfeld) are much more likely to get booked than edgy or absurd acts (e.g. His act is engaging and accessible to a “vacation crowd,” plus he’s funny. Unfortunately, the legendary theater and training center ended their contract with Norwegian in 2017, so ship jobs for sketch and improv actors are mostly nonexistent right now. A cruise contract won’t skyrocket you to Broadway or the big screen, but it also won’t be a blemish on your résumé.
Like most opportunities, it is what you make of it. Some stars started on ships, while others took to the seas after making it big.
Exceptions can be made for important events (weddings, funerals, etc.) but non-emergency leave must be arranged well in advance.