Cruise Ship Training

Training and certification required for the Cruise Ship industry

Welcome to our section on training and certification required to work onboard cruise ships.  Here you’ll find everything you need to know about what is required to work onboard cruise ships.

If you are just starting a career at sea you will need the following mandatory STCW courses:

Elementary First Aid
Personal Survival Techniques
Personal Safety and Social Responsibilities
Fire Prevention and Fire Fighting
Proficiency in Security Awareness (as of 1st January 2014)

Although these modules can be done separately it is far more cost effective to be done as a package – the STCW Basic Safety Training package – which will save you over 25%:

STCW-95 Basic Safety Training package

Additional courses to help kick start your career in the cruise industry:

STCW Proficiency in Designated Security Duties

Crowd Management
STCW Crisis Management & Human Behaviour

Passenger Safety (get in touch directly for more information)

What else will you need?

ENG1 Medical certificate – Find your nearest approved doctor in the UK (fixed fee of £80)

Seamans Discharge book and card – Click here for more information