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  • Greetings from New Zealand!

    Hello all!

    I'm an_imperial_affliction, and I'm trying to get to sea!

    I'm planning to study at with either the AMC/NZMS next year, and am currently trying to secure a cruise cadetship for me when I complete pre-sea.

    If anybody has any hints as to who hires Deck Cadets from the NZ/Australia area, and who to contact, I'd really appreciate it if you could share that with me! I know this forum has a strong UK-focus, but I hope there's some info lingering out there.

    Have a great day everybody.
    "Things work out best for those who make the best of how things work out" ~ John Wooden

    Deck Cadet on Product Tankers.

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    Welcome to the forum, have you tried Carnival and Royal Caribbean? Not sure if they take cadets from the upside down lands, but I am pretty sure you would stand a good chance once you are qualified.
    Go out, do stuff

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    • #3
      I think Holland America may take NZ cadets, they have some NZ officers anyway.

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      • #4
        Yeah, there was a NZ deck cadet on a HAL ship.
        Former TH cadet with experience of cruise ships, buoy tenders, research ships and oil tankers

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        • #5
          I agree, HAL are a good option to try. I know a Kiwi lady Staff Captain with them, but I think she did her cadetship on the interisland ferries.

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          • #6
            Originally posted by an_imperial_affliction View Post
            Hello all!

            I'm an_imperial_affliction, and I'm trying to get to sea!

            I'm planning to study at with either the AMC/NZMS next year, and am currently trying to secure a cruise cadetship for me when I complete pre-sea.

            If anybody has any hints as to who hires Deck Cadets from the NZ/Australia area, and who to contact, I'd really appreciate it if you could share that with me! I know this forum has a strong UK-focus, but I hope there's some info lingering out there.

            Have a great day everybody.
            Have a look at Royal Caribbean, Celebrity Cruises and NCL, all of whom regularly advertise "cadet / apprentice" positions onboard their vessels (for newly licences / persons following a training route leading to certification).

            http://www.royalcareersatsea.com/pages/cadet_program

            http://www.celebritycareersatsea.com...pprenticeships
            ?Twenty years from now you will be more disappointed by the things you didn?t do than by the ones you did do. So throw off the bowlines, sail away from the safe harbor. Catch the trade winds in your sails. Explore. Dream. Discover.?

            ? Mark Twain
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            • #7
              Carnival UK have a few NZ officers also.

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              • #8
                Originally posted by YoungMariner View Post
                but I think she did her cadetship on the interisland ferries.
                Would this be the same bunch that managed to lose a propeller mid voyage? :-D
                I love deadlines. I like the whooshing sound they make as they fly by.....

                All posts here represent my own opinion and not that of my employer.

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                • #9
                  Originally posted by GuinnessMan View Post
                  Would this be the same bunch that managed to lose a propeller mid voyage? :-D
                  Unfortunately, yes. In fact, it was cheaper to get a salvage crew to retrieve it from the ocean's floor than to get a new one made in Singapore and shipped over, apparently.

                  Also, thanks all for your kind responses. I'll keep checking to see if anything comes up in the future, and I'll see about how to apply to Carnival/NCL as well.
                  "Things work out best for those who make the best of how things work out" ~ John Wooden

                  Deck Cadet on Product Tankers.

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