Looking for Cruise Ship Entertainment Jobs, Auditions & Advice?
Let’s face it, for many entertainers getting a Cruise gig is the ultimate dream job. You get to see the world, while doing what you love...and get paid! It's a pretty ideal life goal. Whether you're a Singer, Musician, DJ, Magician, Dancer, Band or any other entertainer...if you have the talent, drive & ambition there should be nothing to stop you!
So grow that dream in your mind, and get started on your journey. Your first step should be to sign-up for our free jobs, auditions & gigs email alerts, so we can let you know every time a new Cruise job comes up. Then use the links below to explore our current, live cruise entertainer jobs & auditions and start applying right now! You will also find loads of blogs, tips and links below, picked by our experts to help you land that dream contract.
Read on to find out about Cruise Ship Headlining Act contracts ("Guest Entertainers"), Lounge Performer contracts, Show Team and Party Band contracts, Auditions and more about Life Onboard...
Cruise Ship "Guest Entertainer" Headlining Act Contracts
If you're looking to perform your act in the cruise ship's main theatre, the contracts you want to look out for are 'Guest Entertainer' or 'Cruise Ship Fly-Back / Fly-on' contracts. As a Guest Entertainer, pay is generally between $1500 - $2500+ (£1000 - £2000+) per week, for you to perform 1-2 shows in the cruise ship's main theatre.
Singer Emily Reed - Performing as a Headlining Act on a Cruise Ship ("Guest Entertainer")
Cruise Ship Lounge Performer Contracts
If you're a Singer, Musician, Duo, DJ or other artist and have your own 'sets' but generally perform as background music in e.g. a lounge setting rather than as a 'Show' in the main theatre, you will generally be on-board for 4-9 months depending on the contract.
There are contracts you can apply for right now throughout our entertainment jobs, gigs & auditions pages or by clicking any of the porthole images links on this page.
Cruise Ship Show Team, Party Bands and Band Member Contracts
All cruise ships have an on-board band and an on-board 'Show Team' (also called the 'Production Team').
The on-board band plays live to all of the Show Team's production shows and also provides the music for the musical 'Guest Entertainer' acts that come onboard and perform their shows 1-2 times per week in the theatre.
Cruise Liners also offer contracts for Party Bands...
Party Bands, Band members and Show Team Singers and Dancers are generally onboard for anything from 4-9 month contracts. Simply click on any of the porthole images for your act type on this page.
Note: If you are a Duo looking to perform on a Cruise Ship, click here or view our Cruise Bands Jobs.
Find out more about Cruise Life
Before you get started with applying for those jobs it can be really useful to find out more about what life's really like onboard. Not only does it mean you’ll know what you're talking about on your applications but it can also help to motivate and inspire you.
Here are three great places to start on your Cruise exploration:
Read our Blog 'Do you want to be a Cruise Entertainer?' Find out the benefits and challenges with our low-down on the top 5 huge bonuses and 5 questions you need to consider…
Check out our Cruise Fortnight page – a fantastic round up of our social media activity on Cruise life as an Entertainer, with plenty of inspiration, useful links and videos.
Join our Cruise Entertainers facebook group to see all our latest jobs and chat to other Cruise entertainers
We also have a wealth of advice for entertainers in terms of preparing for auditions, getting the perfect promo photos and promo videos and writing your bio or CV, just check out our blogs. Read on to find out more about Cruise Life...
Good luck and don't forget to sign-up for free Cruise job email alerts - you can also contact us anytime either through our facebook page or contact page to get help and support with your great search!