Carnival UK

P&O Cruises - Food & Beverage Manager

Carnival UK
Restaurant Jobs
F&B Manager
November 23, 2021

Working alongside passionate people from all walks of life, you’ll be part of a tight-knit and hugely professional team across the number of restaurant and bar outlets on board each of our ships. Our business is growing as P&O Cruises are looking for a Food and Beverage Manager who wants to be part of a brand that is famous for its exceptional cuisine and warm welcome!

Ensuring that the teams deliver incredible drinks and dining experiences you will do your utmost to enhance the guest customer experience at every opportunity, and proudly achieving outstanding guests satisfaction scores. Leading such a mix of operations you will learn new skills that will allow you to develop your career and broadening your horizons.

Are you someone who has natural drive to seek excellence in your work? Will you have an eye for detail when representing our P&O brand on board delivering the best service to our guest? Are you able to prioritise and organise effectively when managing an extensive number of outlets and large teams on board? Are you someone who understands the importance of accurate and clear communication?

If you wish to take your career to the next level, P&O Cruises is looking for:

  • Previous employment within Food & Beverage on board a cruise ship or large 4/5* hotel resort environment
  • Comprehensive understanding of COSH, USPH and food hygiene is essential
  • Experience of financial management of stock, cost controls and budgets and meeting and exceeding targets
  • Extensive managerial experience of managing a large team (up to 100) conducting appraisals, development plans and motivating staff, ideally within the cruise industry

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

It is a requirement of employment that all of our seafarers must be fully vaccinated against Covid-19 from the 1st December 2021 (either 2 vaccines plus 14 days or 1 single dose vaccine plus 14 days). As part of the application form, you will be asked if you are fully vaccinated. We are unable to progress any applications from individuals who are not fully vaccinated at this time and welcome future applications should your vaccination status change.

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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