Bar Waiter

COMPANY: Carnival Cruise Lines

Job Description:

Bar waiters are responsible for the selling and serving of beverages in designated guest areas on board.  They take orders from guests and relay them to the Bartender. Successful Bar Waiters are comfortably able to greet, serve and converse with guests, provide extensive reliable product information when asked and up-sell to premium brands and /or promote specials.

Contract length: 6 – 8 months, with 6 – 8 weeks’ vacation time between contracts. (This position includes 3 – 4 weeks’ college training on board while the ship is sailing, prior to commencement).

Starting salary: Approximately $1200.00 to $1700.00 (made up of 15% on sales of canned sodas, spirits and wines) per month, paid bi-weekly. (These are minimum averages only. Depending on the level of service rendered, you could easily make more than the amounts shown!)

Minimum Requirements:

  • Applicants must be at least 21 years old.
  • Applicants must have at least 2 years’ recent experience in a similar position.
  • Applicants must have international product knowledge on premium alcohol brands, cocktails, wines, spirits etc.
  • Applicants with hospitality training and hotel experience will be given preference.
  • Applicants must not have a criminal record – a police clearance check will be conducted!
  • Applicants must not have any visible tattoos (when in uniform). Acceptable if it can easily be concealed.
  • Applicants must be medically fit – see factors below that may DISQUALIFY you for employment:
    • Body Mass Index higher than 30 (Divide your weight in kilograms by your height in metres, then divide the answer by your height again to establish your current BMI)
    • Chronic medical conditions such as diabetes, asthma, heart disease, hepatitis, Back or joint problems, epilepsy, anxiety/depression & HIV
    • Any impairing disability (includes the use of hearing aids, for example)

If you are unsure about your medical condition, kindly contact our offices so we may put you in touch with our designated physicians for further guidance and clarity before you apply.

Note: As an additional mandatory requirement, all applicants are expected to successfully complete an online psychometric assessment before being considered for initial interview, and an English test (at a minimal charge) before being considered for final interview.

Your Expenses:

Budget for approximately R 25000.00

Costs include your English test fee, Medicals (which are valid for two years), C1D VISA and one-way flight ticket. The cost of the C1D VISA and any expenses incurred travelling from the airport-to-hotel-to-port will be reimbursed upon presentation of your receipts once you board. (You spend one night in a hotel prior to joining your vessel, booked and paid for by Carnival Cruise Lines).  You will receive a full breakdown of all the costs along with a detailed job brief with your initial interview invitation.

Recruitment Process:

  1. After receiving your application and it has been deemed suitable, we will invite you for an Initial Interview. (Invitations go out via email within 14 days of receiving your application)
  2. During your initial interview we will coach you for your final interview, make sure you are thoroughly informed about the position you have been selected for, and check that your documents are in order.
  3. Final interviews are conducted in person or via Skype by a representative of Carnival based on their recruitment needs. As such, you must be prepared to wait a while between initial and final interviews.  We will inform you well ahead of time as soon as the final interview date has been established.
  4. After successfully passing your final interview, you can generally expect to commence your career on board within 2 to 6 months, depending on individual circumstance. (This allows you enough time to work in your notice period and do the medicals, VISA application etc.) We will of course guide you every step of the way!


How To Apply:

Go to the HOW TO APPLY page and select the CV template featuring the Reference Code: CCL/BW

Follow instructions from there.

Note: Management reserves the right to be as selective as necessary, and their hiring decision is final.

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