Vessel Manager (M/F/D)

A vessel manager for cruise ships is responsible for overseeing the operations and management of a fleet of cruise vessels. The role involves ensuring the safe and efficient operation of the cruise ships, providing an exceptional guest experience, and complying with relevant regulations and industry standards specific to the cruise industry.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Coordinate and manage the day-to-day operations of the cruise ships, including itinerary planning, scheduling, and optimization of onboard services. Ensure smooth embarkation and disembarkation processes, efficient use of resources, and timely adherence to port schedules.
  • Guest Experience: Maintain a high standard of guest satisfaction by overseeing the quality of onboard services, including accommodations, dining, entertainment, activities, and customer service. Monitor guest feedback and implement improvements to enhance the overall guest experience.
  • Ensure compliance with all relevant maritime regulations, international conventions, and cruise industry standards for safety, security, and environmental protection. Develop and implement comprehensive safety management systems and procedures to protect the safety and well-being of guests and crew members.
  • Oversee the recruitment, training, and management of the onboard crew, including hospitality, entertainment, culinary, housekeeping, and technical staff. Maintain crew records, monitor performance, and ensure compliance with labor laws, safety training, and certification requirements.
  • Collaborate with technical and engineering teams to ensure the proper maintenance, repair, and operation of ship systems, machinery, and equipment. Develop and implement planned maintenance programs to ensure the reliability and efficiency of onboard systems.
  • Prepare and manage the vessel budget, including forecasting and cost control for onboard operations, supplies, maintenance, and crewing. Monitor expenses and revenue streams to maximize profitability while maintaining high service standards.
  • Liaise with port authorities, regulatory bodies, suppliers, travel agents, and other stakeholders to ensure compliance with regulations and contractual obligations. Maintain positive relationships and address any issues or disputes that may arise.
  • Develop and implement emergency response plans and procedures for various scenarios, including medical emergencies, natural disasters, and security threats. Conduct regular drills and training to ensure preparedness of the crew and guests.
  • Maintain accurate records, logs, and documentation related to vessel operations, safety, crewing, maintenance, and compliance. Prepare reports on vessel performance, incidents, guest satisfaction, and other relevant metrics. Ensure timely and accurate submission of regulatory reports and documentation.
  • Stay updated on industry trends, guest preferences, technological advancements, and regulatory changes in the cruise industry. Identify opportunities for process improvement, innovation, and service enhancements to provide an exceptional guest experience and maintain a competitive edge.

If you meet the criteria outlined above and believe you are the right individual to join our team, please send your application, preferably by e-mail stating your salary expectations and earliest possible starting date to: shorejobs@csm-d.com