Princess Cruises

Master Photographer (Premium Studio Photographer)

Princess Cruises
Photography Jobs
15 May 2024

Department: Photo

Employment Type: Fixed Term Contract


Set a course for adventure with Princess Cruises! The employer of choice in the cruise industry, our fleet of Love Boats offers 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 will enjoy a truly adventurous career with excellent incentives, unlimited opportunities for growth, and ports of call that will leave you breathless. 

As a Premium Studio Master Photographer, you will be the Consummate Host by creating unique high-end photo memories at sea in line with the Company’s brand strategy, enhanced with excellent customer service, while achieving or exceeding budgeted financial goals. 

Key Responsibilities

  • Responsible for the day-to-day operation of the PhotoStudio program and reporting to the on-board Photo Manager, this is a premium, by-appointment, photography program that elevates the guest experience with a combination of a high-end studio plus walk-around photo sessions on-board iconic Princess Cruises luxury vessels. 
  • The Master Photographer performs portrait photography in the Photo Studio, and on location during “Walkaround” sessions, and focuses on providing a unique and memorable experience, interacting with every guest, observing and identifying their preferences and adjusting service, accordingly, anticipating passengers’ needs, and engaging in conversation while always showing genuine interest. 
  • Conducts viewing/sales sessions with all clients and sells photo images and packages following pricing guidelines provided by the department to achieve budgeted sales targets each voyage by using effective sales techniques. 
  • Works with the Photo team to drive bookings and manages the scheduling of sessions throughout the voyage with the goal of increasing sales. 
  • Conducts photo sessions following the pre-determined look, style and feel of the entire photo program and as per training.  
  • Uses postproduction software and tools to enhance images prior to sales presentations, as per training, and in line with departmental requirements. 
  • Keeps the photography studio clean and well-organized and maintains all photographic equipment in good working order.

Skills, Knowledge and Expertise

  • Minimum two to three years of experience in studio photography. 
  • Experience as a cruise ship photographer preferred. 
  • Bachelor’s degree in photography or equivalent (Preferred). 
  • Prior experience working regularly with the following equipment: 
  1. Lighting equipment (strobes, soft boxes, umbrellas, flash attachments) 
  2. Camera equipment (digital cameras, tripods, lenses) 
  3. Photography equipment (backdrops, props) 
  4. Postproduction software (Adobe Photoshop, Lightroom etc.) 
  • Solid interpersonal skills to make subjects feel relaxed and interact with people of all ages and walks of life, including young children. 
  • Solid communication skills to relay clear, easy-to-understand instructions to subjects being photographed. 
  • Fluent English language skills, both verbal and written. (Required & Critical) 
  • Outstanding social skills and the ability to deliver outstanding service to our guests with a friendly and professional demeanor 
  • Motivation to excel in all aspects of job duties and responsibilities. 
  • Commitment to establish and maintain courteous and professional working relationships in a diverse cultural environment. 
  • Candidates will be required to provide their portfolio. 
  • Must be prepared to live and work on a cruise vessel for 6-month contracts. 


Princess Cruises offers many benefits. This position is afforded comfortable, shared 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.

Princess Cruises

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Our Culture Essentials… Stronger together
Speak Up – Respect & Protect – Improve – Communicate – Listen & Learn – Empower

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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