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Officer / Staff / Crew Mess Attendant Job Description and Duties:

Cruise ship crew mess attendant

- Reports to the ship's Assistant Food Manager

- Responsible for providing a friendly and professional service to the Officers, Staff and Crew Members of the cruise line in their assigned dining area as well as for the transportation of the food and beverages from the galley to the officer, staff and crew mess

- The Crew/ Staff/ Officer Mess attendant is also responsible for the replenishment of the buffet service counters and for the maintenance and cleaning of the above mentioned personnel dining areas

- He/ she transports back to the galley the soiled dishes, glassware and silverware

- Follows the cruse line guidelines regarding uniforms and personal hygiene and ensures that cleaning and sanitizing of his/ her assigned area is always up to the standards of the cruise line and according to the USPH and/or UKPH regulations

- He/ she would participate in courses, meetings and training programs in order to develop the necessary skills needed for promotion to superior level position

Officer / Staff / Crew Mess Attendant Job Requirements:


  • This is an entry level position

  • Previous experience in hotel, resort or cruise ship preferred but not mandatory

  • Adequate Knowledge of proper cleaning techniques and use of cleaning equipment is required

  • The candidates must posses good interpersonal skills, positive attitude and willingness to learn as well as be customer service focused and eager to work in a high-volume, fast-paced guest service environment

  • High school diploma or basic education equivalent is preferred, but not mandatory

  • Basic command of the English language is required, knowledge of additional languages is a plus

  • Most candidates apply for Officer/ Staff/ Crew Mess Attendant jobs in order to "set a foot" in the cruise line system and then climb up their way to better paying position through internal promotion

Officer / Staff / Crew Mess Attendant Salary Range:

$1000-1200 U.S. per month depending the cruise line, size of ship and cut of gratuities (tips). Strong possibilities for promotion to Buffet Attendant/ Snack Attendant or Buffet Steward/ Stewardess/ Server position.


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