Princess Cruises

Asst Purser (Guest Services Supervisor)

Princess Cruises
Administration Jobs
Crew Purser
February 20, 2024

Department: Guest Svc

Employment Type: Fixed Term Contract

Reporting To: Snr Assistant Purser


Set a course for adventure with Princess Cruises! The employer of choice in the cruise industry, our fleet of Love Boats offer exceptional facilities and extensive professional development and recreational programs for our valued teammates who hail from more than 60 countries around the globe. 


An iconic brand beloved by millions, we love people who love what they do and work together to help our guests create a lifetime of wonderful memories while providing friendly, attentive and authentic service like only Princess can. 


As a member of the Princess Family, you’ll enjoy a truly adventurous career with excellent incentives, unlimited opportunities for growth, and ports of call that will leave you breathless.

Key Responsibilities

  • Consistently supervises and supports Guest Services Officers understand how best to use hotel systems and other available tools; regularly enhances their knowledge of the product. Ensures staff understands and adheres to all Hotel Policies & Procedures at all times.
  • Supervises and ensures all Guest Services Officers understand and demonstrate their commitment to the ideals of the CRUISE program and Core Values.
  • Ensures all Guest Services Officers thoroughly comprehend and adhere to all Hotel Policies & Procedures at all times.
  • Ensures all Guest Services Officers fully understand all Company financial controls and procedures relevant to their position. 
  • Regularly ensures the Guest Services Officers maintain an accurate float and correctly settle shipboard accounts by accepting payments made by credit card, travelers check, or cash per Hotel Policies & Procedures.
  • Assists the Guest Services Manager in scheduling Guest Services Officers to optimize the use of resources and ensure guest service standards are maintained without fail. 
  • Assists the Guest Services Manager and Guest Services Director in ensuring that all Guest Services Officers thoroughly guest service and product knowledge training provided, and receive updated training regularly.
  • Ensures all guest complaints and Hotel defects are accurately documented per Hotel Policies & Procedures. Constantly analyzes the Guest in Focus report and escalates issues to the appropriate parties without delay.
  • Ensures Guest Services Officers take ownership of each complaint or defect report they have recorded, follow up with the guest in question, include specific details of the resolution when updating the guest in Focus file, and keep the Guest Services Manager and Guest Services Director informed at all times.
  • Conscientiously assists the Guest Services Manager in developing routines to ensure staff gain experience in a variety of positions; willingly provides assistance as requested for embarkation, disembarkation, etc.
  • Assists the Guest Services Manager and Guest Services Director to resolve lost-luggage reports without delay; assists the Guest Services Manager in providing the guest with regular updates while always adhering to Hotel Policies & Procedures.
  • Maintains current, accurate knowledge of public health standards. Assists the Guest Services Manager in promptly helping coordinate onboard resources and the response in case of any outbreak situations necessitate increased sanitation levels.

Asst Purser may be assigned to Night Manager role and work during night shifts, managing overnight Hotel operations to ensure excellent guest service continues at all times. 

Skills, Knowledge & Expertise

  • Graduate of a recognized hotel or business school or 2-year experience as Front Desk Supervisor or Assistant Manager.
  • Cruise ship experience is strongly preferred.
  • Proficiency in the use of Front Desk computer-based programs and excellent knowledge of M/S Office.
  • Excellent command of the English language, both verbal and written.
  • Knowledge of additional languages is strongly preferred.
  • Fantastic attitude and a natural love and ability for dealing with complex issues in a guest facing environment.
  • Understanding of the foundation of guest service; ability and willingness to deliver outstanding service to our guests. 
  • Motivation to excel in all aspects of job duties and responsibilities. 
  • Personable communicator with outstanding social skills and a warm, friendly, and caring personality. 
  • Ability to continuously surprise and delight guests throughout their cruise experience. 
  • Commitment to establish and maintain courteous and professional working relationships in a diverse cultural environment.


Princess Cruises offers many benefits. This position is afforded comfortable, single cabin accommodations, meals, exceptional amenities, and extensive learning and recreational programs available to all of our teammates. 
Regardless of the rank or role, we are all one Princess team. Princess Cruises is an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability or protected veteran status.

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Set sail on an exciting career course with Princess Cruises! One of the best-known names in cruising, Princess Cruises is a global cruise company operating a fleet of modern ships renowned for their innovative design and wide array of choices in dining, entertainment and amenities.

As a worldwide leader in premium cruising, Princess now offers the MedallionClass™ experience, an even more personalized vacation. Our smart ships feature everything from TrulyTouchless™ embarkation to on-demand delivery of drinks, food and more that makes cruising effortless and supports the wellbeing of our guests and teammates.

Our Princess team lives by our Shared Purpose and Core Values of Respect, Protect and Connect. We seek out people who want to share their passion for travel, work with the latest technology and join a friendly, diverse team to serve our guests and show them the world. We understand our responsibility to safeguard our teammates, our guests and our oceans, and our highest priority is to operate in a safe and socially responsible way every day.

As part of the Princess family, you’ll gain valuable cruise ship career experience representing one of the largest cruise lines in the world. We are extremely passionate about our work and offer a variety of reward programs to recognize employees who go above and beyond to provide our guests the best possible vacation experience.

Join our team and enjoy an adventurous career with great incentives, unlimited growth and worldwide travel opportunities.



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