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  • Cruise ships - Third engineer salary and terms?

    Hi all,

    I'm ever so slightly fancying a job change but can't find any recent information on cruise ship wages.

    Does anyone know what companies pay roughly which salary for 3Es/2Os? With roughly what trip lengths and perks at this rank?

    Any reasons why being on a cruise ship as a third engineer is a bad idea? (I'm coming from Ferries so pax boat to pax boat.)

    Thanks!

  • #2
    I remember seeing a 3rd engineer position with carnival UK last year on a salary 26-31K depending on experience.
    Phase 5 SPD engine cadet at city of Glasgow college. Doing a a combined motor and steam ticket.

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    • #3
      I was with Princess as a third last year... It was about £3301 a month, paid onboard not at home, 4 months on 2 months off, worked out at about 26 grand!!

      Do it if you wanna see a few hours worth of a lot of places and meet plenty of new and random people, but only if you don't burn your bridges with the ferries haha

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      • #4
        That's better than I first thought. Might send them my CV on next leave.
        C

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        • #5
          Yeah depend what you are after. Salaries as above but you will work more days per year than you do on the ferries I assume and have all the cruise ship politics to deal with. But yeah if you want to see a bit of the world and shag some dancers then go for it.

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