NASSAU, BAHAMAS – Just one week after its Symphony of the Seas made its inaugural voyage to the capital, Royal Caribbean Cruise lines, an award-winning global cruise brand held a two-day job fair at the National Training Agency on Gladstone Road, with the hope of having at least 200 Bahamians join their team.
Royal Caribbean’s staff ran a tight ship on day one of the two-day event, which saw job seekers processed at a brisk pace from 10:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. with individual interviews.
“The talent displayed by those that turned out was unmatched and we are so excited to provide such eager applicants with jobs,” said Royal Caribbean International’s Senior Manager, Talent Acquisition, Cynthia Williams-Johnson who was in Nassau for the event.
The cruise line said it plans to host a second round with another job fair in December aiming to fill jobs at its expanded Coco Cay in the Berry Islands. Royal Caribbean has said hiring Bahamians is among its top priorities and the introduction of Symphony of the Seas less than a year from the opening of the greatly expanded CocoCay following a $240 million redevelopment opens hundreds of job opportunities for the local market.
Nassau was the very first port of call for Royal Caribbean’s first cruise ship 50 years ago. Today, 25 of its ships are registered in The Bahamas. Each year the cruise line brings over 1.2 million vacationers to The Bahamas. Officials hope to grow that number to 1.75 million by 2021.
Royal Caribbean International is an award-winning global cruise brand with a 49-year legacy of innovation and introducing industry “firsts” never before seen at sea.
The cruise line features an expansive and unmatched array of features and amenities only found on Royal Caribbean, including jaw-dropping entertainment and industry-acclaimed programming that appeals to families and adventurous vacationers alike.
On board, guests are catered to with the cruise line’s world-renowned friendly and engaging service by every staff and crew member. Royal Caribbean has been voted “Best Cruise Line Overall” for 15 consecutive years in the Travel Weekly Readers’ Choice Awards.
The cruise line sails 25 of the world’s most innovative cruise ships to the most popular destinations in Bermuda and the Caribbean, Europe, Canada and New England, Alaska, South America, Asia, and Australia and New Zealand
The job fair comes as the cruise line deployed the world’s newest and largest cruise ship, Symphony of the Seas and as Royal Caribbean – known for changing the game for how travelers vacation – gets set to complete its new Perfect Day at CocoCay® premiering next May on its mile-long private island in the Berry Islands.
Those developments translate into expanded opportunities for Bahamians with the cruise line set to hire for a number of areas aboard its ships including food and beverage, hotel operations, culinary and entertainment departments.