Princess Cruises

Sommelier

Recruiter:
Princess Cruises
Category:
Beverages Jobs
Position:
Sommelier / Wine Steward
Published:
January 24, 2023

Department: Beverage Services

Employment Type: Fixed Term Contract

Description

Princess sails the world connecting guests to what matters most – their loved ones, destinations and each other. We proudly deliver memorable cruise vacations to millions of guests each year, visiting all seven continents and hundreds of ports of call.
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.
Join our team and enjoy an adventurous career with great incentives, unlimited growth and worldwide travel opportunities. 



Key Responsibilities

  • Consistently exceeds Restaurant defined targets by driving a personalized guest and teammate centric culture, reducing friction points and mitigating negative surprises.
  • Assist guests during the dining hours with wine recommendations, service and selections for perfect pairings with their meals.
  • Actively ensures that beverage service teammates in the assigned dining locations are working together as company ambassadors and making a positive and professional impression at all times.  
  • Promotes and ensures integration of Medallion Class products, services and applications.
  • Hosts and ensures proper set-up of all wine tastings. Works closely with Culinary and Dining teams on wine and food pairing dinners and special events, as instructed by the F & B Director.
  • Maintain all wine storage area inventory, updated and reconciled with physical inventory.
  • Drives the Service Excellence culture and platform by continually reviewing guest comments and feedback, as well as circulating in assigned areas, to ensure satisfaction.
  • Responsible for achieving and exceeding guest satisfaction standards and rating for wine service consistent with company goals. Personally gets involved with handling guest concerns.
  • Ensures that all guest orders are processed promptly and accurately through the onboard POS system.
  • Confirms all charges on company accounts are processed correctly and in a timely manner, and any inconsistencies are escalated to senior management. 
  • Accountable for all wine stock held in the assigned location. 
  • Monitors all wine sales & promotions and ensures teammates are actively promoting sales while maintaining a guest-centric approach.
  • Owns their experience areas and oversees the implementation and execution of our wine program in alignment with the Princess Cruises standards for consistency in the guest experience.
  • Conducts daily/weekly wine training for all front-of-house ranks in the Food & Beverage department.
  • Ensures cleanliness and proper storage is maintained in the wine cellar and the wine displays as per public health standards.
  • Promptly performs all other job duties as assigned by senior management. 


Skills Knowledge and Expertise

  • Extensive working wine knowledge with a WSET, ISG, CMS or SWE certification.
  • Minimum of 2 years’ experience being part of a beverage service operation is required (Four star and above preferred: Hotel Resort or Restaurant); or one year of experience being part of a beverage service operation on a cruise ship is required. 
  • Exceptional communication and interpersonal skills. 
  • Excellent computer software skills required (Word; Excel; Outlook etc.)
  • Ability to speak and write English fluently. Proficiency in at least one of the following languages would be an advantage - Spanish, French, Italian or German. 
  • Ability to interact with others in a culturally diverse and dynamic environment.
  • Extensive knowledge of varying wine and beverage brands, trends and quality.
  • Knowledge of new and old-world wines, including food and wine pairing, with the capability to conduct wine tasting sessions for large groups of guests, officers and/or teammates. 
  • The ability to train other members of the Food & Beverage Team on making wine recommendations and on correct service standards.




Benefits

Princess Cruises offers many benefits. This position is afforded comfortable, double cabin accommodations, meals, exceptional amenities, and extensive learning and recreational programs available to all of our teammates. 
Regardless of 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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