River cruise ship First Captain

Deck Jobs
Captain / Master
15 December 2023

Uniworld owns and operates a fleet of thirteen intimate, boutique river cruise ships on the European waterways which cater exclusively to English-speaking clients.
To support our Nautical Team we are looking for an experienced and dedicated professional in the role of:

First Captain

Your responsibilities will include

  • Navigating the ship according to guidelines and safety regulations of the company
  • Responsibility for the safety of all passengers and crew on board
  • Maintenance of our ships during the season and in wintertime
  • Professional Management of Nautical Team
  • Communication on board with the Hotel manager and Cruise manager


  • Have experience in a similar role on Rhine-Main-Danube
  • Have experience with Z-Drive systems (is not a must)
  • Have at least a license for the Rhine until Mainz and/or the Danube
  • Are innovative, flexible and proactive leader and team player
  • Have the ability to communicate and conduct business fluently in German and/or English
  • Have good computer skills (Word, Excel, Outlook)
  • You are willing to learn and grow in your role


  • Are a company with strong values; We are committed to our social, economic, and environmental responsibilities
  • We are experts in luxury travel on and off the rivers
  • We are warm and welcoming
  • We have a strong nautical support team
  • We are one company (nautical, technical, hotel) with short communication lines
  • We are proud of our luxury product, our well-maintained ships and our high safety standards
  • Give you stability, but also flexibility
    (Swiss Contract, flexible holiday planning prepared in advance - 2/2 or 4/4 - 170 days off,
    travel days are noted as working days, social security coverage, travel expenses, uniforms and more)
  • Take your career seriously (provide ongoing development opportunities, safety and other training, promote within the organisation)
  • Are looking for You!

Apply now:

Send your full application to our Director Nautical Operation Alexander Oost hidden link - please login Tel. hidden link - please login and he will get back to you!

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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