Adventure Host - English speaking season 2022 (m/f/d)

River Advice
River Advice
Shore Excursions Jobs
Shore Excursion Staff
July 18, 2022

Company Overview

River Advice AG (“River Advice”) is the leading independent manager of river passenger ships worldwide. We offers hundreds of career opportunities for those who seek to be a part of a professional company. At River Advice we place a high value on service and professionalism, ensuring that our clients and passengers feel like they are always receiving the best treatment.

The Adventure Host as a part of the Avalon Crew you will be responsible to provide guests with the highest level of service during their cruise and create memorable experiences. Based in the new Adventure Center onboard, you will provide guests with maps, gear and advice on active things to do and discover in the ports we visit. You will offer several classes every day throughout the day that rotate between workouts, stretching, biking, etc.

You will also maintain all the equipment (gym, bikes, hiking poles) and on certain occasions, you will escort the active tours and participate in the Port Talks where you will advise guests on the popular activities in the next port of call.

Responsibilities & tasks:

  • Perform daily exercises with guests (Avalon Active Workout program, Nordic walking, stretching, etc.)
  • Present during designated ’Host hours’ to answer guests’ questions and socialize
  • Assist the guests with the bikes
  • Participate in Port Talks to recommend activities ashore for the next day
  • Help the cleaning of the Lounge area after Port Talk
  • Take guests for after dinner walks when possible
  • Maintain the cleanliness and functionality of the Adventure Center, fitness room and all the related equipment
  • Maintain and record inventory; ordering of equipment as necessary
  • Checking and cleaning of all the helmets, mats and similar equipment immediately after use
  • Escort active tours when necessary (especially on Active Discovery Cruises)
  • Map out and add additional routes to the already existing database (share with other ships and Adventure Hosts)
  • Hand out water and listening devices when guests are leaving for shore excursion
  • Participate in the ’Welcome Back’ offering drinks/towels
  • Participate in loadings if not on active shore excursion
  • Participate in luggage duty/as welcome escort if not on active shore excursion
  • Additional duties as instructed by the Hotel Manager

Requirements & skills:

  • Qualifications as a personal or group trainer, instructor or related certificate mandatory (e.g. yoga, Pilates, Thai Chi, etc.)
  • In excellent physical condition
  • Fluent in English
  • Outgoing and friendly personality
  • Calm and adaptable to various groups
  • Flexible and willing to learn and improve
  • Team player
  • Positive and ’can-do’ attitude, able to motivate guests and generate a good experience
  • Very good organizational and time-management skills
  • Comfortable with speaking in front of large groups (and on a microphone)
  • Has to be able to run, cycle, hike and kayak
  • Experience in related field at least 2 years
  • Previous experience on a river or ocean-going vessel is a plus

Work Experience Requirements

All applicants must have previous experience in working on a Cruise Ship.

Language Requirements

Good knowledge of the English language is required.

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