Life at Cunard - Cunard Careers

Life at Cunard

We’re looking for colleagues to join our Cunard ships to help create unforgettable holiday happiness for our guests.

We recognise, reward and support talent, so you’ll have the opportunity to progress your career with development programmes and role-specific training.

The way we go about things, how we behave and interact with each other, is as important as the tasks themselves. Our business benefits from diverse thought, new ideas and a fresh perspective so we welcome applications from everyone.

Learn more about living and working at sea.

Find out what happens when you apply to join Cunard.

Being part of our team has its benefits...

From travelling the world and making lifelong friends, to enjoying events, activities and exclusive facilities that make your ship a home from home, a career at sea with Cunard has lots of benefits:


Working with us means you’ll be part of a tight-knit but truly diverse global team of passionate people.  You’ll be supported to drive your development, from formal learning to the life lessons of worldwide travel.  We believe in inclusion and the power of diversity, so you’ll be encouraged to bring your unique perspectives and experiences, and help us understand what you need to do your best work.

We recognise the value in having people with a variety of backgrounds, experience and skills in our business. That means the role requirements on our vacancies should be seen as a guide, not a checklist. If you have more, less or different experiences, but really relevant skills, we’d love to hear from you.

White Star Service.

Our iconic brand is successful because of the passion and expertise of our people who serve our thousands of guests from all over the word, every day.

White Star Service is the name of our service programme that looks to consistently deliver the highest standards of personal service. It’s a programme that covers everything from recruiting the right talent to training the skills required and providing the ongoing development and recognition to our people. Our values are our foundation and define the behaviours and actions that we want to see in everything that we do.

We are REFINED. We serve with style and attention to detail.

Today’s guest is looking for an experience that feels sophisticated and of the highest standard. The words ‘quality’, ‘style’ and ‘attention to detail’ are used a lot when people talk about luxury brands. The word Refined sums up all of this. Cunard is a brand that has a sense of style, sophistication, and elegance – with high quality standards and a precise attention to detail across everything we do.

We are THOUGHTFUL. We think and deliver with care and imagination.

Today’s luxury consumer wants the experience to be on their own terms. They want to be served as individuals. They want choice, flexibility, to feel cared for and to be understood. We use the word Thoughtful to capture this – Cunard is a brand that understands, cares for and respects the needs of our guests from all over the world.

We are CHARISMATIC. We speak and act with charm and confidence.

People want personality. They love to feel genuine connections with brands and treasure moments that feel unscripted. They have a thirst for new knowledge and a real desire to hear interesting stories. Cunard always has been full of charm, from the marketing advertising to the service we deliver. We are using the word Charismatic to describe how we need to continue to show through our warmth and captivating personality in everything we do.

We are PROUD. We represent Cunard with passion and pride.

Cunard is recognised and respected for our long heritage. Today’s guests desire well established distinct brands with an experience relevant for today. Proud perfectly sums up the feelings we all have towards this powerful brand of ours and describes how we will make sure it continues.

Join our team ashore.

Carnival UK is the head office for Cunard; colleagues ashore support colleagues on board to create unforgettable holiday happiness for our Guests.

 If you’re interested in working ashore, find out more by clicking on the button below.