Application Process

We hire the following nationalities and positions for each company:

Apollo Group (Oceania, Regent Seven Seas, Marella Cruises and Virgin Voyages)
Mexican nationality only.
Departments: Galley (culinary), Restaurant, Bar, Housekeeping, Administration.
Interviews are normally online.

MSC Cruises
Primarily Mexican, Peruvian, and Ecuadorian nationality. Some positions are also open to other Central and South American nationalities - check the posts/publications for details. 
Departments: Galley (culinary), Restaurant, Bar, Housekeeping, Administration, Shops, Entertainment Staff, Shore Excursions, Casino.
Interviews are generally held in Mexico, Peru, and Ecuador normally twice per year. You will need to attend the interview in the designated city. On certain occasions, interviews are possible online. 

Norwegian Cruise Line
Mexican nationality only.
Departments: Galley (culinary), Restaurant, Bar, Housekeeping, Youth Staff.
Interviews are normally online.

V.Ships Leisure
Primarily Mexican and certain South American nationalities. Please check the job posting which interests you to see if it applies to your nationality.
Departments: Galley (culinary), Restaurant, Bar, Photo, Casino.
Interviews are normally online.

London Wellness Academy / OneSpa World
Mexican and Central American nationalities only.
Departments: Spa (Beauty, Hair, Massage, Wellness, Fitness, MediSpa).
Interviews are held in Mexico and Central America, normally four times per year. You will need to attend the interview in the designated city. For more information visit our dedicated Spa Application page.


*** CURRENT VACANCIES ARE LISTED ON OUR FACEBOOK PAGE ***

We will arrange in-person or web interviews for candidates who pass our initial pre-screening. Web interviews are conducted using Skype.

Before starting the application process, please read the Life Onboard page, and watch the videos provided. Then, if you are still interested, please return to this page and follow the below instructions carefully - applications which are not complete will not be processed.

***NOTE*** If you were previously fired from another cruise line, we will NOT be able to assist you. All employment histories and references are checked, and we are not able to offer positions to candidates who have previously been fired from other companies. If you were fired previously, please do not waste your time contacting us.

We need the following from you: 






When you have assembled the above mentioned information, please contact us initially by email, explaining which position interests you, and which company you are applying to join.

Applications for The Apollo Group (Oceania Cruises, Regent Seven Seas Cruises, Marella Cruises, Virgin Voyages) and NCL: Click HERE

MSC Cruises applications from MEXICO, GUATEMALA, NICARAGUA, COSTA RICA, PANAMA: Click HERE

MSC Cruises applications from PERU (Lima/South Peru): Click HERE - our authorized representative in Lima, Peru is Jessica Luna Urquizo.

MSC Cruises applications from PERU (Trujillo/North Peru): Click HERE - our authorized representative in Trujillo, Peru is Luis Enrique Sandoval.

MSC Cruises applications from ECUADOR, COLOMBIA, CHILE, ARGENTINA, URUGUAY, PARAGUAY, BOLIVIA: Click HERE - our only authorized representative in these countries is Galo Estrada, who is located in Quito, Ecuador.

London Wellness Academy / OneSpa World applications from MEXICO: Click HERE

London Wellness Academy / OneSpa World applications from CENTRAL AMERICA: Click HERE - our authorized representative in Cental America is Silvia Martinez, who is located in Costa Rica.


Mexicrew DOES NOT charge any fees to candidates, and NO recruiter from Mexicrew should request any kind of fee or payment from any candidate. If any of our recruiters ask you to pay a fee for any reason, please immediately send an email to THIS EMAIL with details of what was requested. 

*** Note - we recommend NOT to use Hotmail to communicate with us as it is unreliable and may result in you not receiving our response. We suggest to open an email account with Gmail (www.gmail.com) ***

Once we have received your application, it will be reviewed by our recruiting team, and qualified candidates will be contacted for initial screening. If you pass the screening process, we will then proceed to arrange an interview by Skype or in person with the cruise line you are applying to join. 

Mexicrew has made efforts to avoid being the victim of fraud where unknown and unauthorized persons fraudulently approach individuals alleging to represent Mexicrew. These attempts often originate from (but not limited to) Outlook, Hotmail, Gmail etc. addresses. For the avoidance of doubt, Mexicrew’s domain name is http://www.mexicrew.com and all genuine correspondence from Mexicrew will originate from @mexicrew.com email addresses. 

In case you have received any suspicious e-mails from the addresses above or any other addresses that you deem unusual or odd, please contact us immediately at this email address.


What should you include in your CV?

Your CV should be as short as possible, but factual, and provide basic details of your previous experience. You should always include:

Full Name, Address, Phone number, Email.

Date of Birth

Education including school name, dates you were there, and what you studied.

Current and previous employment including company name and address, dates you were employed, your position title, and your duties, plus the reason for leaving.

Languages you speak, and fluency level.

Your hobbies / interests.


Preparing for your interview

If you will be interviewing by Skype, we suggest you read our recommendations for a successful interview:

If you do not already have Skype installed on your computer, you can download it free at www.skype.com. After downloading, you can create a free account - there is no cost for using Skype with other Skype users. 

Make sure you are in a QUIET location, without background noise (traffic, phones, dogs, babies, etc)

Make sure you have a good speed internet connection, with working webcam, speakers and microphone (or headset) and TEST EVERYTHING before the interview begins. In order to test your Skype connection, you can add the Skype user echo123 - this is a call testing service which allows you to check your sound and microphone. 

Be online at least 5 minutes before the scheduled time of the interview.

Dress professionally/smartly. This doesn't mean you have to wear a suit and tie (but you can if you wish) however we recommend you wear a smart shirt, and make sure your hair is tidy. 

Try to relax and not feel nervous. If you are not used to using a webcam, try talking with a friend by webcam in advance, to get used to it.