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Our Growth Depends On Your Growth

Are you passionate about your career?
If you share a commitment to excellence, then consider a career with Viking.

Some of the Best Benefits in the Business

We are proud to offer a comprehensive benefits package for our onboard positions:

River

  • Above average salary for the cruise industry
  • Swiss, French and Portuguese working contracts
  • Paid vacation days
  • Great benefits including health insurance, pensions, child allowance & unemployment insurance
  • Crew Member Referral Program
  • Free Wi-Fi
  • Intensive training sessions before and during the season
  • Certified, job-focused training at our own Viking College

Ocean

  • Free Wi-Fi
  • Attractive compensation package
  • Working contracts based on 10 hours a day with vacation pay calculated into your salary
  • Performance-based fixed return dates
  • Relatives Program: crew members in single berth cabins can invite a relative to stay in their cabin for up to 8 weeks in a calendar year
  • Only ocean cruise line with a dedicated outdoor crew recreational area complete with splash pool and sun terrace atop the ship for fresh air and privacy
  • Intensive training sessions to help you succeed

At Viking, when you are crew, you are family.

Combine your love of travel with your desire for career advancement. We believe that cultural enrichment is one of the greatest parts of travel. As part of our onboard staff and crew, you will be able to disembark and spend time ashore to explore.

What Are Viking Employees Saying?

“As for conditions — in terms of contracts, special benefits and vacations during the season — Viking is far above average within the industry.”

“If you want to make a rapid start in your career, quickly take on new responsibilities and tackle new challenges, then Viking is the company to join!”

“Viking focuses on internal development. They invest a lot in training so that every employee can develop his or her career there.”

Ships at a Glance

River
  • Ships: 65
  • Quality: 4- to 5-star rating
  • Flag: Swiss/German/Portuguese
  • Length: 95-135 m
  • Top Speed: 22-25 km/h
  • Crew Per Ship: 32-50
  • Staterooms Per Ship: 56-95
  • Countries Visited: 34
  • Onboard Guests: 112-198
  • Guest Nationality: American, UK & Australian
Ocean
  • Ships: 6
  • Beam: 28.8 m
  • Length: 227 m
  • Class: Small ship
  • Speed: 20 knots
  • Crew Per Ship: 465
  • Countries Visited: Western & Eastern Mediterranean, the Baltic & Scandinavia, British Isles, Western Europe & more
  • Onboard Guests: 930
  • Guest Nationality: American, UK & Australian

SCAM WARNING:
Viking Cruises screens all our job applicants, reviews each resume personally and will contact you directly if there is an interest in your resume.
We never ask our applicants to pay a fee for any service whatsoever.
However, please be aware that numerous fraudulent companies posing as Viking Cruises are publishing scam job offers on the Web. These scam offers often ask for fees to acquire visas and/or work permits. They establish contact by using false email accounts that create the impression they are valid Viking Cruises email addresses. If you receive an email from one of these companies, please disregard it. Only submit your resume through this page on our official website.