Are you ready for the best time of your life? When, if it isn’t now! The Mein Schiff fleet takes you to the most beautiful places on earth and offers World. Class. Career. Opportunities - just for you! As part of the Mein Schiff Crew, you have the chance to combine enthusiasm for your job with a longing to travel. What awaits you? Exciting challenges, international friendships and moments that you will never forget. Become part of the Mein Schiff Crew and apply for your job at sea chefs!
How does it feel to be part of the Mein Schiff Crew? You can get a first impression of working and living on board the TUI Cruises fleet here. Have fun discovering!
The new generation of cruises: The seven modern ships from TUI Cruises (Mein Schiff 1 – Mein Schiff 6) and the heart of the fleet – Mein Schiff Herz – conquer the vastness of the oceans. With the Premium All Inclusive concept, our guests spend the best time of the year. What makes the fleet special? A life on board full of variety, a lot of freedom and an international team that works together hand in hand.
Highlights for guests & crew
The cruise experience includes a large culinary offer with the “Ganz Schön Gesund” (especially healthy) concept, the award-winning SPA and sports area, child and youth care and a first-class entertainment program. Well-known faces such as the chefs Johann Lafer or Tim Raue can be seen regularly on the ships or even have their own restaurant concept on board. The annual highlights on board the Mein Schiff fleet are event cruises like the Full Metal Cruise and the Jeckliner Cruise at Carnival time.
One Fleet. One Crew.
The Mein Schiff Crew
More than 45 nationalities and countless job opportunities – our diversity is our strength. The Mein Schiff Crew stands for diversity, openness, trust and mutual respect. Since you as the crew not only live, learn and work together, but also spend your free time together, we offer you great opportunities to do so:
Your “Rookie Coach” will help you to find your way on board and feel comfortable right from the start. The Crew Welfare Program regularly organises events and crew excursions, such as a barbecue in the Caribbean or a safari in South Africa. There are also great opportunities to spend your free time in the crew area: a gym, a sauna, a sun deck or the crew fair – you can even stay in the guest areas. This creates a unique sense of community – a World. Class. Team!
Jobs at sea chefs
Your job. Variety from bow to stern: With us, jobs in the areas of F&B, in the Hotel Department, Tourism, SPA & Sport, Shops, Entertainment, Event Technology and in Child and Youth Care are waiting for you. What does your heart yearn for? You can find all jobs and departments here.
Your training. Seven seas - one career ladder! Start your apprenticeship as a cook on board the Mein Schiff fleet. In cooperation with WIFI Tirol we offer the only training to become a Chef on board a cruise ship. During the two-year apprenticeship, you will learn high-quality cuisine and complete your final apprenticeship exam in Tirol. Within two more years you can qualify as a Sous Chef in various subject-specific modules – and discover the world at the same time! Particularly dedicated graduates can look forward to the position of Executive Chef after a further four modules. PS: Career changers are also very welcome.
Hygiene & safety on board
The safety and health of crew and guests is our first priority. In order to offer the highest level of prevention, we have developed a comprehensive hygiene and prevention concept together with TUI Cruises. You can find details here.
Jobs in entertainment
Your stage. Curtain up! As part of the entertainment team, you will ensure a program of extra class and prepare unforgettable goosebumps! The entertainment area is an important part of the wellbeing concept on board the Mein Schiff fleet. Singers, dancers, actors, artists, technicians and many more ensure fascinating live moments and the unbounding enthusiasm of the guests. You can find more information about jobs in the entertainment team here:
Here you can see more videos about the life of our Mein Schiff Crew > Action!
Living on board - Your cabin
Your home at sea: On board there is a separate area with crew cabins. Depending on your position, you share a cabin with a maximum of one other crew member or have a single cabin. The facilities in the cabins vary from ship to ship. Most cabins are equipped with a telephone, TV and a small fridge.
The picture shows a single shared cabin (single cabin with a shared bathroom, which you share with a maximum of one other crew member).
Catering on board - Your crew mess
Food & drinks are offered free of charge on board! You can get food, drinks and snacks at various points throughout the day. Your main meals are served in the crew mess. Here you can choose from a large, varied and daily changing buffet. You can also buy snacks, hot drinks and drugstore items in the Crew Coffee Shop or the Crew Pub.
For special purchases, on certain days there is also the possibility to make shopping for the crew at special conditions in the onboard shop. In the evening, you can also buy drinks at the Crew Bar after work and end the day with your colleagues.
Free time on board
Free time ashore
Benefits & services
Routes and current position
Are you yearning to travel far away? In addition to varied trips to the western and eastern Mediterranean, the routes also lead to the Scandinavian countries, the Arab world and all the way to sailing areas in the Caribbean. Would you like to know where your future home at sea is right now? You can see the current position of our ships here:
Your job. Variety from bow to stern: With us, jobs in the areas of F&B, in the Hotel Department, Tourism, SPA & Sport, Shops, Entertainment, Event Technology and in Child and Youth Care are waiting for you. What does your heart yearn for?
If you have any questions about working and living on board, you can reach us from Monday to Friday between 08:00 and 16:30 by means of our free application hotline: 00 800 1155 7788
Feel free to find answers to the most frequently asked questions in our FAQs.
#WorldClassMoments of Mein Schiff Crew
Your friends. Your colleagues. Your team. Would you like to get a taste of life as a crew member? We share the #WorldClassMoments of our crew on board with you on our social media channels! Please note: Travelling is contagious! Follow us!
Your training. Seven seas - One career ladder. Start your training as a Trainee Galley on board the Mein Schiff Fleet. In cooperation with the WIFI Tirol we offer an apprenticeship as a Cook - the only program onboard a cruise ship at sea! Within the two year program, you will acquire high-quality culinary skills and complete your final apprenticeship examination in Tyrol. Within two more years, you can qualify as a Sous Chef in various specialised modules - and discover the world along the way! Particularly committed graduates can look forward to the position as a Chef after a further four modules. PS: Lateral entrants are also very welcome!
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.