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Jobs for an LPN on a Cruise Line

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Working on a cruise line as a licensed practical nurse (LPN) is an opportunity for nurses looking for a change of pace and a little adventure. Medical crew members can enjoy a wide range of privileges, such as their own cabin, officer privileges, attractive working hours and pay and the obvious globetrotting benefits. It’s generally necessary for LPN applicants to have two to three years of land-based nursing experience and other common medical certifications, in addition to a willingness to be trained in standard on-board safety procedures and policies. Cruise lines typically use staffing agencies or in-house methods to fill specific positions.

Carnival Cruise Lines

Carnival Cruise Lines typically recruits from in-house and third-party recruiting agencies. The application process for LPN job-seekers is quite simple, only requiring basic contact information and a resume. Those interested in applying for LPN jobs with Carnival should refer to the Carnival Cruise Lines link (see Resources) to find their online application.

Carnival Cruise Lines 3655 Northwest 87th Avenue Miami, FL 33178

Holland America Line

Holland America Line primarily recruits in-house. LPNs interested in a job with this cruise line should submit their resume and qualifying documents via email to the current Fleet Medical Operations Director. You can get contact information, including the appropriate email address to use for application, and ask any pertinent questions, by calling the phone number listed with contact information. You can also mail application materials.

Holland America Line Attn: Fleet Medical Operations 300 Elliott Ave West Seattle, WA 98119 206-298-3071

Norwegian Cruise Line

Norwegian Cruise Line uses a staffing agency, their website and also in-house recruiters to fill LPN positions. The best way to apply is to submit your resume and other qualifying documents to the permanent recruiting email, which you can find in the "How to Apply" section of their website (see Resources).

Norwegian Cruise Lines NCL Corporation Ltd. 7665 Corporate Center Drive Miami, Florida 33126 305-436-4000

Princess Cruises

Princess Cruises recruits for the medical department using international recruiting partners. Because of numerous scams and fraud Princess recruiting agencies, LPNs should submit their application to the United States email address (see Resources). This email address is for the California Recruiting office, and while this office does not recruit for medical positions, they will forward your application to the appropriate recruiting agency.

Princess Cruises Fleet Personnel Department 24844 Avenue Rockefeller Santa Clarita, CA 91355-4999 800-PRINCESS

Royal Caribbean International

LPNs interested in working on Royal Caribbean International (RCI) cruises can find employment opportunities by visiting the RCI website and emailing their resume and qualifying documents to the recruitment email address listed there (see Resources). Applicants should include the position they desire and their country of origin in the subject line.

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Jordan Tate began writing in 2001, specializing in short stories, detailed reports and news releases. His work has appeared in the "Red & Black." Tate has a Bachelor of Arts in journalism in public relations and a Bachelor of Science in psychology from the University of Georgia.

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