Carnival UK

P&O Cruises - Dining & Beverage Manager

Carnival UK
Restaurant Jobs
F&B Manager, Restaurant Manager
June 8, 2022

The role of Dining & Beverage Manager presents limitless opportunities to provide our guests with unforgettable holiday happiness. Breakfast, lunch or dinner, P&O Cruises are devoted to providing an indulgent restaurant and bar experience to our guests. So if you’re looking to propel you career to new heights, then this high profile role is fantastic opportunity to manage a high volume dining & beverage operation, unmatched by many onshore.

As the Dining & Beverage Manager you will confidently manage all restaurant and bar outlets onboard for guests and crew. At P&O we take pride in achieving the highest level of guest satisfaction throughout all of the dining and beverage settings. To ensure our success, we looking for a driven individual who will lead by example and instil this passion throughout their team. This role will require creative and effective marketing skills to promote Specialty Restaurants ensuring maximum covers every cruise, at the same time driving bar revenues. As well supporting a team of Assistant Dining & Beverage Managers, it’ll be the D&B Manager’s duty to continuously develop and train crew members, ensuring a smooth and efficient guest experience.

Are you someone who prides themselves on attention to detail and can help to ensure that all our culinary products are the same no matter where you are on-board? Are you a natural communicator and can train and development our staff to make sure our products are consistently a high standard and most of all taste amazing?

P&O Cruises require the following strengths:

  • Experience of managing a large team, preferably 300+ including a diverse team of leaders
  • Passion and knowledge for the F&B industry and keeps up to date on current trends
  • The ability to create a positive working environment, coupled with openness and trust
  • A drive to motivate others to provide excellent guest service, by utilising key management tools such as training and succession planning
  • Ability to build strong relationships with both guests and the wider ship team
  • Desire to lead the team by empowering others and encouraging collaborative working
  • Organised, structured and focused approach to work, requires minimal supervision and is a self-starter, skilled in multi-tasking
  • High attention to detail, ensures the look and feel of all restaurant and bar areas are to the highest standard and operating within predefined brand standards
  • Multi-site management or high volume Food & Beverage operational experience an advantage
  • Experience in driving multi million pound F&B operations desired

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 out 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, gender, race, religion or belief, sexual orientation, marriage and & civil partnership and pregnancy & maternity.​​​​​​​

Please note that a Personal Survival Techniques (PST) STCW is a requirement for this role. Further information will be provided should your application should be successful.

STCW Certificates

You will need valid STCW certificates to apply for this position. Find an STCW course near you.

Work Experience Requirements

All applicants must have previous experience in working on a Cruise Ship, in a 4/5* Hotel or in an Upscale Restaurant.

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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