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7 continents - countless #WorldClassMoments

free time ashore

Shore leave: The world is at your feet!

Bali today, Dubai tomorrow and the day after in Antarctica! What is on your bucket list? Have you always wanted to try street food in Hong Kong, experience real Italian joie de vivre and see the fireworks on the Rhine? Make your time on board the best time of your life! The biggest difference to a job on land: You spend your lunch break or your evening in the most diverse and exciting places around the globe! Discover the world with us and experience your #WorldClassMoments!


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Shore leave

When a ship is in port, the majority of the guests go ashore. As a crew member you can do so too and explore the respective destinations. However, this depends on the respective department and your working schedule – and even if you do not have the chance to go ashore, the panorama of most of the coasts and cities alone is priceless! With a little planning and a bit of experience, you can have unforgettable #WorldClassMoments ashore during your lunch break or during overnights after work. On some river cruise ships you even have the option of renting a bike on board and exploring the destination. A small tip: Find out about the best options in the destinations from experienced crew members! In this way, you can often get great insider information and plan your shore leave better.


Crew excursions

For our World. Class. Team. exclusive excursions are organised at regular intervals by the Crew Committee or the Crew Office. From a safari in South Africa to diving trips in the Caribbean to a helicopter tour over the glaciers of Alaska – shared experiences and shared memories that you will never forget.


Overnights are regular highlights in crew life. With an overnight, as the name already suggests, the ship does not cast off again in the evening, but rather remains in the port overnight. This means that both guests and crew have significantly more time to go ashore in the evening. Such overnights take place especially in popular destinations where there is a lot to see, which is perfect for gaining deep insight into countries and cultures or even to explore the nightlife of foreign cities.

Zodiac license and excursions

Do you want to have experiences that you will not forget in your whole life? Make use of the opportunity to support your colleagues from the Shore Ex department as a tour escort on a shore excursion. On some expedition ships, you even have the rare opportunity to qualify to drive a Zodiac. As a Zodiac driver, you take over the transfer of guests in small inflatable motor boats and can take part in one or the other excursion.


Career prospects

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Get inspiration of #Crewlife

Need vitamin sea? You can find the most exciting stories from on board on our social media channels. Our Instagram channel gives you real insight into the everyday life and free time of our crew members. We post #crewlife pictures and #WorldClassMoments there, which you will also be able to experience soon!

Every ship is unique!

The possibilities and conditions on board may vary depending on the shipping company or ship. Inquire in advance from the recruiters or on board in the Crew Office about the possibilities on your ship.