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Port & Shopping Ambassador


Port & Shopping Ambassadors on board Holland America ships are provided by PPI Group. PPI Group is looking for exceptionally dynamic individuals with charisma, strong

sales experience, creativity, and outstanding public-speaking skills to live and work aboard cruise ships as Port & Shopping Presenters. PPI Group is the market leader in

onboard shopping promotions, operating programs aboard more than 50 ships of major cruise lines. Travel to new and exotic places, where no two days are the same!

This is your opportunity to put your personality to work for you. Port & Shopping Presenters are responsible for creating shopping excitement throughout the cruise ship. You

will use your talents and creativity to conduct entertaining on-stage and televised Port & Shopping Presentations to drive cruise ship guests to stores in the ports of call. You

will actively promote high-end luxury items including diamonds, gemstones, fine jewelry, Swiss watches, sculptures and artwork, electronics, designer fragrances liquor,

and traditional souvenirs.


Shopping Presenters must:

    Deliver entertaining, informative, and persuasive presentations

    Use every opportunity possible to network on the ship and in ports of call

    Speak and write English fluently (other languages are a plus)

    Appear polished and professional at all times

    Create new promotional ideas to generate traffic and revenue

    Achieve set targets for each promoted store

    Multi-task and balance responsibilities

Application Process

In order to apply to The PPI Group, you will need to submit the following:

1.  Cover Letter

Explain why you are interested in the position, and the reasons you believe that you are well-suited to be a Port & Shopping Presenter. Please include your earliest available

date for training and work.

2.  Resume/CV

3.  Audition Video

Please prepare a five-minute audition video. Introduce yourself and give a brief description of why you should be considered as a potential Port & Shopping Presenter. Then

“sell” us a product. The majority of your video should focus on your ability to sell. Sample items include, but are not limited to:


        Manolo Blahnik shoes

        Rum cakes

        Turkish rugs

        Diamonds or gemstones

        Camera or other electronics

Tips for preparing an effective audition video:

    Your presentation style should be entertaining, informative, and persuasive. Showcase your public-speaking and sales abilities. Remember, you are applying for a sales position.

    Pretend you are speaking to a room of cruise ship guests.

    Let your personality shine through, as well as your ability to motivate and excite people to shop.

    Convey confidence, approachability, and credibility.

    Look the part (a suit is recommended).

    We will not base our decisions on the production quality of your audition video (it is not required to be professionally recorded and edited). Our focus is not on content of the video,

   but more importantly on the quality of your personal presentation skills.

You can upload your video to YouTube or any other website of your preference and send us the link, as we will only review videos in these formats.