Carnival UK

P&O Cruises - Entertainment Manager

Carnival UK
Entertainment Jobs
Cruise Director
September 1, 2021

P&O Cruises are committed to creating leaders for the future in order to support our growth and attract the best talent to our ships. We are looking to recruit Entertainment Managers who are passionate about their career development and want to work for Britain's largest cruise brand.

With the biggest fleet for the British market, P&O Cruises is where it’s it at if you want the biggest opportunities to dazzle both your entertainment career and the amazing people you will manage. Every ship offers new experiences and different types of guest, and every cruise an opportunity to develop your skillset – no two entertainment programmes will ever be the same!

In this fantastic role at P&O Cruises you will have the opportunity to oversee and review the effective planning of the extensive entertainment programmes on board for past and future cruises. Not only that, you will develop and lead a group of up to 100 people, incorporating the Production, Youth teams, the Performers and Musical cast. You will also support the Youth Manager to develop the family entertainment programme and ensure compliance with safeguarding policies.

Are you composed under pressure and organised so that you are able to respond quickly and calmly to changes? Do you like to make a difference and deliver exceptional entertainment to all guests?

If you answered yes… then this is the job you have been looking for! You will need to have experience of:

  • Leading an Entertainment team on board another cruise ship and /or leading entertainment programmes in a large UK holiday setting or overseas resort
  • Working within a live theatre environment, on a variety of shows​​​​​​​
  • Working collaboratively to achieve demanding revenue targets

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, attractive company benefits and incredible employee offers on discounted cruises we want your career with us to be successful and fun. 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.

Please note that STCW is a requirement for this role. Further information will be provided should your application should be successful.

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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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