Cruise Ship Jobs

Find out what it's like to work as a healthcare professional on a cruise ship

Working as a cruise ship medic allows you to travel the world while performing the job you love. We recruit doctors, nurses and paramedics of various grades and specialties for cruise ship jobs around the world. The destinations we recruit for include: 

  • Australia and New Zealand 
  • The Caribbean 
  • The Mediterranean 
  • The United States of America 

Why register with Medacs  

We believe it’s vital that you feel fully supported throughout the entire process of becoming a cruise ship medic. From your initial enquiry to completing your final shift aboard ship, our dedicated team take the time to get to know you, offering you the help and assistance you need so you can deliver outstanding care. 

By joining Medacs Healthcare, you will enjoy a variety of benefits. These include: 

  • Competitive rates 
  • Excellent support from your own dedicated consultant 
  • 24-hour support 

Requirements for working on a cruise ship 

There are a number of requirements that you must meet before you can accept a cruise ship medical job. You must: 

  • Hold a valid accredited ALS/ACLS certificate prior to joining any vessel 
  • Hold a valid passport 
  • Obtain a United States C1/D Visa (not applicable for US and Canadian citizens) 
  • Be fluent in English, both conversational and technical - Mandarin and/or Japanese are also desirable 
  • Be computer literate and proficient in using Microsoft Windows 7 (or higher) and Microsoft Office programmes 
  • Have experience using electronic health records (preferable) 
  • Have exceptional interpersonal, customer services and communication skills 
  • Commit to completing at least two four-month contracts within twelve months 

There are also additional job-specific requirements. Learn more by clicking on the guides below.

doctor on cruise ship
Doctor Jobs

Find out more about the role and responsibilities of a cruse ship doctor and eligibility criteria.

Doctor Cruise Ship Jobs

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Nursing Jobs

Find out what’s required to work on a cruise ship as a nurse and what daily life is like.

Nurse Cruise Ship Jobs

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Paramedic Jobs

Read more about the requirements to work as a paramedic on board a cruise ship.

Paramedic Cruise Ship Jobs

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Living on a cruise ship

Find out more about general daily life, and the pros and cons of working on a cruise ship.

Living on a cruise ship

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