Employment aboard the ship is seasonal and spans the period early to mid May and concludes in mid to late October. The Cruise Line has operated successfully since 1981 and many crew members have returned season after season. 10 to 15 year careers are not uncommon and employees have been known to stay as long as 25 years. Our business is family-owned, and strong personal relationships and loyalty to the company are important to us.
Current Job Opportunities
St. Lawrence Cruise Lines needs motivated personnel who are looking to enhance their career and life experiences. For a full listing of job positions, continue below.
1. Ship's Cook - 2019 Cruising Season
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2. Engineer - 2019 Cruising Season
Two teams are engaged and each team sails alternating periods of 4 to 7-night duration. The work periods are from 10 to 14 hours per cruising day and average 40 hours per week even though crew are off an equal number of days.
The positions are:
- Stewardesses (8)
- Wine and Bar Stewards/Stewardesses (2)
- Galley Assistants (2)
- Ships Cooks (2)
- Cruise Directors/Pursers (2)
Click on each for a brief job description. Persons with an interest in a hospitality career are encouraged to apply.
Two teams are hired and each team sails alternating periods of 4 or 7-night duration. The work periods are from 10 to 14 hours per cruising day and average 40 hours per week even though crew are off an equal number of days.
Navigation Crew Positions:
Click on each for a brief job description. Persons with an interest in a marine career are encouraged to apply.
You may forward your personal resume by hand, email, fax or mail.
St. Lawrence Cruise Lines
253 Ontario St., Suite 200
Kingston, ON, Canada
Upon receipt, your submission will be evaluated and may be followed up with a brief telephone interview. Following success of this review you may be invited to attend at the cruise lines office to complete the company application form onsite and to pick up pre-interview materials. Following a positive review of your application you may be invited to arrange an in-depth interview at a mutually convenient time. Following success of that, you may be invited to accept an employment offer and granted a hiring meeting.
There will be ample time to answer all of your questions. The main interview is two-way in that you will have an opportunity to evaluate the company while the interviewer will work to determine your suitability to join one of the teams.
Most all positions are salaried on a per-cruise basis and are competitive within the Canadian passenger cruise industry. In addition to the salary, each crew member benefits from no offset for room and board. The crew have the same menu choices as shipboard guests. Specific details are available at the interview periods.
Other benefits include family discounts; one annual free cruise for spouse, and free transportation to and from boarding port.
Requirements of all crew members
All crew members must be Canadian Citizens or have Landed Immigrant/ Permanent Resident status. Each crew member is expected to respect the dress code, have good grooming, present an enviable demeanor and display social grace. Employment aboard should be an experience and not just a job.
The ships passengers (55% from other than Canada) expect a professional atmosphere which requires that each crew member is hardworking, motivated and friendly.