Holland America Line

Junior Host

Holland America Line
Entertainment Jobs
Host / Hostess
12 July 2024

Department: Restaurant

Employment Type: Fixed Term Contract

Reporting To: Maitre D (DR)


As the world's premier cruise industry leader, our crew members pave the way with innovative and eco-friendly cruising, ensuring guests enjoy unforgettable vacations and forge seamless connections.
The Junior Host's duty is to ensure that guests consistently have an unparalleled experience. Stationed in the main dining room, specialty restaurants, and the lido buffet, the Junior Host ensures seamless operations. Their general responsibilities include aiding guests with reservations, presenting menus, and engaging in friendly, light-hearted conversations. The ideal candidate will possess an impeccable professional demeanor, coupled with a charming and charismatic personality. Key to success in this role are teamwork, cooperation, and the ability to solve problems effectively.

Key Responsibilities

  • Aid the Restaurant Host, Restaurant Operations Manager & Maître D’ in handling reservations on embarkation day.
  • Lead and guide guests through the restaurant to their dining tables.
  • Monitor and provide timely assistance to any team requiring immediate support, to provide seamless guest experience.
  • Periodically visit guest tables to gather feedback & share insights with the management team.

Skills, Knowledge & Expertise

  • 1 year + experience in a 5-star hotel or similar establishment 
  • Intermediate skills using computerized reservation or table management systems.
  • Advanced level English verbal and writing skills 
  • College degree in hospitality is preferred.

Holland America Line

Holland America Line


Holland America Line has been operating for more than 140 years and we are a recognized leader in the cruise industry, operating a fleet of premium mid-sized ships. We believe travel has the power to change the world and we take pride in playing our part in opening minds, building connections, and inspiring a shared humanity. Our fleet of 14 ships visits all seven continents and annually offers more than 500 cruises to more than 400 ports of call in close to 100 countries. Holland America Line crew members are the heart of the operation and work enthusiastically to ensure that each guest has a memorable vacation.

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