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Life at P&O Cruises

We’re looking for colleagues to join our P&O Cruises ships to help create unforgettable holiday happiness for our guests.

We recognise, reward and support talent, so you’ll have the opportunity to progress your career with development programmes and role-specific training.

The way we go about things, how we behave and interact with each other, is as important as the tasks themselves. Our business benefits from diverse thought, new ideas and a fresh perspective so we welcome applications from everyone.

Join our team

Being part of our team has its benefits...

From travelling the world and making lifelong friends, to enjoying events, activities and exclusive facilities that make your ship a home from home, a career at sea with P&O Cruises has lots of benefits:


Working with us means you’ll be part of a tight-knit but truly diverse global team of passionate people.  You’ll be supported to drive your development, from formal learning to the life lessons of worldwide travel.  We believe in inclusion and the power of diversity, so you’ll be encouraged to bring your unique perspectives and experiences, and help us understand what you need to do your best work.

We recognise the value in having people with a variety of backgrounds, experience and skills in our business. That means the role requirements on our vacancies should be seen as a guide, not a checklist. If you have more, less or different experiences, but really relevant skills, we’d love to hear from you.

It's your time to SHINE

At P&O Cruises we’re more committed than ever to our ambition of becoming Britain’s No.1 holiday choice. The guest experience is critical to achieving this goal and everyone plays a part in creating unforgettable holiday happiness for our guests in all of the roles that they do.

SHINE – our Service Promise

SHINE is built on five key pillars, each aligned to meeting the needs of our guests and helps guide us to consistently deliver our ambition.

We encourage everyone to STEP OUT of the everyday.

We inspire curiosity. We love finding ways for others to have new and different experiences.  Making magic moments that surprise and delight, and create ever lasting memories.

We are HEROES of safe and well

We strive for excellence in safety, environmental protection and overall compliance. We always look for ways of speaking up and do the right thing – for our guests, for each other and for the environment.

We treat everyone as an INDIVIDUAL with heartfelt warmth

We’re always ourselves – caring and thoughtful. We know that we are all different and by adapting the way we interact with each other, we show we understand that everyone has their own needs.

We NAVIGATE everyone on ship and on shore

We share our knowledge with everyone so it feels effortless and reassuring. And when things aren’t quite right, we do what it takes to put things back on course.

We always bring a sense of ENERGY

We have a real passion about creating happiness for everyone – adding a little more joy into every single day.

Join our team ashore

Carnival UK is the head office for P&O Cruises; colleagues ashore support colleagues on board to create unforgettable holiday happiness for our Guests.

 If you’re interested in working ashore, find out more by clicking on the button below.