Carnival UK

P&O Cruises - Hotel Duty Manager

Carnival UK
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Guest Services Manager
June 27, 2022

P&O Cruises are recruiting for a Hotel Duty Manager; a relatively new position on board within the Hotel Operations & Retail department. This exciting opportunity is perfect for someone who is passionate about delivering great service and exceeding Guest expectations. 

You will be responsible for the overall Guest experience whilst on duty supporting the wider hotel operation by ensuring that we maintain our service standards and recovering brilliantly when required.

You will lead our team of Receptionists and Experience Partners to new levels by striving to maximise the guest experience at the reception and experience desks. As Duty Manager you’ll look to identify opportunities to reduce Guest queries, as part of our commitment to continuously improve the holiday experience. 

It will be your commitment to improve experience by always identifying the root cause, and supporting the wider hotel departments to achieve this. You will ensure brand standards are maintained at all times by maximising visual service and presence. 

Do you model high standards of service? Are you confident talking to a wide range of people? Are you passionate about continuously looking of ways to improve? 

If all of the above sounds like you, this could be the new opportunity you have been waiting for!

To join P&O Cruises in this fantastic new role you must have the following:

  • Experience of working within a premium, high volume multi-function hotel operation 
  • Comprehensive understanding of customer service environments and recovery 
  • Experience of working within multi-venue management/event planning 
  • Proven management experience 

Please note that the Proficiency in Survival Craft Rescue Boats (PSCRB) and Personal Survival Techniques (PST) STCW's are a requirement for this role. Further information will be provided should your application should be successful.

It takes great passion and real dedication to maintain our position at the top. That’s why people are at the heart of our journey delivering the highest standards to our valued customers. With support to help you reach your potential and receive attractive company benefits. Join us on our journey, apply now.

We are working hard to build a flexible and inclusive culture. As part of our culture difference is valued and our people can be themselves. We welcome applications from everyone because inclusivity is at the heart of everything we do. We do not discriminate on the basis of age, disability, gender, race, religion or belief, sexual orientation, marriage & civil partnership and pregnancy & maternity.

We are currently recruiting for our Talent Pools to fill anticipated roles in 2021 and beyond. Please note that throughout the Recruitment & On boarding process you may not be advised of a start date. If you are successful, sufficient notice will be provided when we have a ship and start date for you.

STCW Certificates

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Language Requirements

Good knowledge of the English language is required.

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Carnival UK

Carnival UK

Carnival UK is a market leader in the cruise industry, widely recognised by our famous brands P&O Cruises and Cunard. We operate ships all over the world and provide unforgettable holiday experiences to our guests. At Carnival UK, we are about to go through a huge amount of growth and with 2 new ships on the horizon, Carnival UK has big plans for the future!

P&O Cruises

One of the most recognizable and respected names in travel, market-leading P&O Cruises has been operating for more than 170 years. With seven ships in the fleet, from our family friendly flagship Britannia, to Iona, our newest cruise ship which is the largest ever built for the British market, P&O Cruises creates extraordinary travel experiences. We are expecting Iona's sister ship in 2022.

P&O Cruises offers the most stylish and contemporary destinations including the Caribbean, South America, Scandinavia, Mediterranean, Atlantic Islands and Round the World cruises.


Cunard is an international luxury travel brand offering unparalleled experiences on board the most iconic Ocean Liners in the world; Queen Mary 2, Queen Victoria and Queen Elizabeth. Cunard celebrates the freedom to travel and with an incomparable heritage of over 175 years and outstanding White Star Service, Cunard continues to set new standards in ocean travel. Queen Mary 2 provides the only regularly scheduled transatlantic service between New York and Southampton, England. In 2022 our 4th Queen will join our Cunard fleet.

At Carnival UK as part of Carnival Corporation, our highest responsibility and top priorities are to operate safely, to protect the environment, and to be in compliance everywhere we operate in the world. On this foundation, we aspire to deliver unmatched joyful vacations for our Guests, always exceeding their expectations. We are committed to a positive and just corporate culture, based on inclusion and the power of diversity. We operate with integrity, trust and respect for each other - seeking collaboration, candour, openness and transparency at all times. And we intend to be an exemplary corporate citizen leaving the people and the places we touch even better.

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