MARITIME LABOUR CONVENTION, 2006
We are fully compliant with the requirements of the Maritime Labour Convention, 2006 and will only partner with cruise lines and concessionaires who demonstrate the same commitment.
We never charge fees to our candidates for our seafarer recruitment & placement services
We inform candidates of their rights and duties prior to, or in the process of engagement and ensure they have sufficient time to examine their employment agreements before and after they are signed
We maintain procedures to ensure that seafarers are not subject to exploitation with regards to any offer of employment
We verify that candidates are suitably qualified and hold the necessary documents for the job concerned
No person under the age of 16 (or below the minimum age specified by the vessel’s Flag State) shall be employed or engaged to work on a ship
We ensure, as far as practicable, that the shipowner has the means to protect the seafarer from being stranded in a foreign port
We never use means, mechanisms or lists to prevent or deter candidates from gaining employment for which they are qualified
We examine and respond to any complaint we may receive concerning our activities and escalate where necessary to the competent authority
We maintain registers of all the seafarers we recruit or place
We establish a system of protection to compensate seafarers for monetary loss that they may incur in the unlikely event that a shipowner fails to meet its obligations as per their employment of agreement
Although we do not currently extend our recruitment and placement services to culinary staff, it’s important to note that no person under the age of 18 years is permitted to be employed or engaged to work as a ship’s cook.
Despina Poposka – Macedonia
I can't be happier to randomly find Nikky's contact and start using Cruise Academy's services. Since I had no previous experience with working at sea Nikky and her team in the most polite and detailed way explained all to me and guided me on my way to my first ship. My questions were answered right away, sometimes even before I asked them. It is a pleasure to recommend Cruise Academy to help you achieve your goals and make your dream come true! Thank you again!
Kadesha Downing – Trinidad & Tobago
I am very grateful for the professionalism displayed by Nikky and the Cruise Academy Team. They were always very helpful and responses were always prompt. I recommend their services to all who would like to be employed on a cruise ship. They provide support and guidance from the beginning to the end. Thank you once again for all the help!
Vic Lord - UK
From my very first interaction with Cruise Academy I was astounded by the knowledge and insight I was given. I went from wondering if I could even apply to now working on board one of the Carnival ships. Nikky was on hand to answer all of my (sometimes ridiculous) questions and helped me through the entire process. From start to finish I received the most professional service and felt safe in the hands of Cruise Academy. For anyone wondering if they should take the leap, just go for it. I am having an amazing time. Thank you Nikky 🙂
Althea Cockrell – South Africa
How refreshing to work with absolute professionals who know what they are doing. The service I received from Nikky was second to none. My process from start to end was "smooth sailing". I cannot say enough positive things about this company. If you are looking for ethical professionalism, great service and positive results, then look no further than Cruise Academy Ltd.
Lee McCormack – Canada
I’m very pleased with the service I received from Cruise Academy. I was inquiring on working in the cruise ship industry and they provided me with great information and options. Very appreciative of their customer service and transparency. I will definitely be dealing with them in the future.
Jovari Hagley – Grenada
My heartfelt thanks and gratitude to the team at Cruise Academy Ltd for their professional guidance throughout this application process. Applying was simple and straightforward with no administrative cost attached. From the initial stage, the step by step process was clearly defined. Nikky and her team were quick to reply to my emails and provided feedback and advice in a very timely manner despite our time difference. I am extremely satisfied with the service received and highly recommend Cruise Academy LTD. Thanks again for helping turn my dream into a reality. I am forever grateful. Keep up the great work!
Luis Angel Gomes Guardia – Venezuela
I just knew about Cruise Academy Ltd. 8 months ago by recommendation. I sent my CV and Cover Letter through its official web page applying for my desired position on board a Cruise Ship, and the reply was almost immediately. Today, I have a sign-on date to work on board as Marine Engineer in the world´s largest cruise line. I truly thank Cruise Academy Ltd. for opening this window to me and assisting me with every step of the recruiting process. I met Nikky Ingley, in Lisbon for a didactic test required by the Cruise Line, and I must say she is one of the kindest people I have ever met, in addition to professional and sedulous.
Jovencio Frazao - Client
CARNIVAL CRUISE LINE
Apart from being an awesome partner to our organization in all things related to HR consulting, training and marine solutions, Cruise Academy has provided excellent support in our recruitment efforts, providing outstanding continued, ongoing support and follow up. Cruise Academy has a deep understanding of the cruise industry and their services are professional all the way. A great partner in all our maritime endeavors!!
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