Cruise Ship Nurse


We are seeking experienced Nurses for to join our clients on-board Nursing teams on cruise ships, departing mostly from Southampton.

Our client is a leading cruise operator in the UK operating cruises to the Mediterranean, the Baltic, the Norwegian Fjords, the Caribbean, the Atlantic Islands, and round-the-world voyages.

These are either full-time; 12 weeks on/6 weeks off (19,500pa), or part-time; 12 weeks on/12 weeks off (16,000pa) subject to individual circumstances, this may be paid tax-free.

Please note you must have three years current A&E or Nurse Practitioner experience, in addition to current valid Advanced Life Support (not ILS) to be eligible for consideration for this role.

Duties of the post:

Ships have 2, 3 or 4 Nurses, depending on the size of the ship, including a Senior Nurse, and two Doctors.
There is always a nurse and a doctor on call, the nurse is the first responder who receives the initial 999 call, she/he will then contact the on call Doctor accordingly.
Daily Routine: Duty Nurse on call 8am - 8pm
Night Routine: Duty Nurse on call 8pm - 8am

Duties comprise passenger and crew clinics morning and afternoon, with an on-call rota shared amongst the nursing team at all other times.


Registered Nurse with full Nursing Registration from the following countries; Australia, Bermuda, Canada, All European Union Countries, Hong Kong, New Zealand, Singapore, South Africa, USA or the West Indies.

At least a three year A&E or Nurse Practitioner clinical background

Valid ALS / ACLS - AHA or UK Resus Council accredited