Well, it was fun while it lasted! I’m talking about 26 year old Jason Pritchett, one of the 10 finalists on the television show, “America’s Got Talent”. You see, Jason is currently working as an entertainer on the Carnival Cruise Ship “Spirit”. Unfortunately, the talented singer/musician didn’t make it into the final four. Check out Jason at the NBC website.
So, have you ever thought about “working” on a cruise ship? For starters you may want to check out an article written by Linda Garrison at About.com. It’s long hours of hard work, but you have the opportunity to see the world and get paid at the same time!
Another excellent article with issues and answers of working on a cruise ship is written by Mary Fallon Miller, author of How to Get a Job with a Cruise Line, who answers the top five most popular questions on cruise ship jobs. For instance:
How’s the Pay? Cruise ship pay compares to good jobs shore – Plus you save a lot of money because most expenses are left behind. On board ship your room and meals are included. No more rent, grocery, electric, or gas bills! You can bank your salary and tips, or blow it all in ports of call. You’ll want to negotiate your pay based on your own salary history and demand for the job. Sample current pay ranges: Casino Manager: $2,000-3,000 per month revenue sharing. Gift Shop Retail Sales: $1,000-1,500 per month (commission included.) Hairstylist/Beautician: $1,000-1,300 per month (tips included) Shore Excursion Manager: $1,800 – $3,000 per month plus commission.
Your competition may be a bit tougher now though since Jason Pritchett is back to cruising!