Viking Cruises

Assistant Cruise Director

September 26, 2019
Viking Cruises
Entertainment Jobs
not specified

Vessel type: Ocean-going cruise ship


Cruise Director


To plan, prepare and deliver an exciting program of events for Viking guests, focusing and upholding the strong company values of enrichment and entertainment, recognizing guest needs. The Cruise Director plays a key role as part of the on board Management team, recognizing and embracing the wider operation of the ship and upholding VOC standards


Professional Skills

  • English speaking
  • Strong Leader, team player and an inspiration to others
  • Good communicator, confident and knowledgeable about all aspects of the ship operation
  • Smart, presentable, friendly and approachable – the face of the ship
  • A strong host with perfect social skills and a positive outlook - problem solver
  • Works well under pressure
  • Strong Computer & Microsoft experience - Excel and Word
  • Actively participate in the life of the ship as a member of the Cruise & Entertainment Department
  • Be knowledgeable of shore side arrangements, shore excursions and local highlights
  • Uphold and participate in all safety and security requirements as a crew member
  • Ability to MC events on and off stage

Guest Excellence

  • Maintain, uphold and execute the Viking quality and Service Standards
  • Monitor guest satisfaction and report issues, concerns and suggestions

Mindset & Values

  • Be well groomed and of positive personality and focused on delivering 100% satisfaction
  • Adhere to schedules, always setting good standards as a leader of the entertainment department

Communication & Coordination

  • Report to the Hotel Director and coordinate with other department heads
  • Be mindful of the guests inquiries, requests, complaints and respond immediately


  • Ability to schedule the department, being aware of the operational needs of the ship and other departments
  • Training of Team members to the standards set by VOC
  • Supervision and Management of the Team


The Cruise Director is experienced within the Entertainment industry and has strong administration and social skills with colleagues and guests, leading by example to set and maintain the Viking standards of excellence


Reporting Line

  • Solid line: Report to the Hotel Director

Required Skills

  • Good Administration & organization
  • Solid command of English
  • Professional P.A announcements
  • Of strong character for on and off stage presentations and television appearances
  • Previous ship experience
  • Well organized, efficient and positive
  • A Leader
  • Commitment to Safety and Security programs
  • Sociable and confident
  • Well groomed
  • Proactive problem solving
  • Understand guest needs
  • Time Management
  • Teamwork and good communication
  • Reliable and pressure resistant
  • Proactive in upholding Viking standards of excellence
  • Enthusiastic crew member
  • Good knowledge of Microsoft Office programs
  • Ability to schedule, think ahead, plan and keep the guests as number one

Language Requirements

Good knowledge of the English language is required.

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Viking Cruises

Viking Cruises


As the World’s Leading River Cruise Line® and the #1 Ocean Cruise Line, we are constantly innovating our business and growing our fleet. With more than 64 river ships and 6 ocean vessels cruising across 6 continents, we are the largest, most award-winning company in the industry. There is tremendous opportunity to join our dynamically growing company — whether on board our ships or in our corporate offices.


Viking Cruises was founded in Russia in 1997. The company established headquarters in Los Angeles, California in 2000 and through rapid expansion has enjoyed double-digit growth in recent years. With operational headquarters in Basel, Switzerland, Viking provides travel experiences for guests with an interest in geography, culture and history.


The award-winning Viking Longships offer a variety of stateroom categories and true two-room suites with full-size verandas. Onboard amenities include a restaurant, bar & lounge, library and expansive sun deck. River cruises range from 8 to 23 days, with itineraries featuring Europe’s Rhine, Main, Danube, Seine, Rhône, Douro, Moselle, Elbe, Dordogne, Garonne and Gironde Rivers; Russia’s Volga, Neva and Svir; Ukraine’s Dnieper; Egypt’s Nile; China’s Yangtze; and Southeast Asia’s Mekong.


In 2015, Viking introduced its first ocean ship with the christening of the 930-guest all-veranda Viking Star. One year later, Viking launched its second ocean ship, Viking Sea, which was joined by sister ships Viking Sky and Viking Sun in 2017 and by Viking Orion in 2018. The fleet welcomes Viking Jupiter in 2019. Four more yet-to-be-named ships are scheduled to launch by 2023. Ocean itineraries are designed to maximize the amount of time travelers spend in their destination. These enriching itineraries include base and combination cruises sailing to Scandinavia and Northern Europe, the Mediterranean, the Caribbean, Australia and New Zealand, Asia, Alaska, the Americas, and Africa.

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