FAQ (Frequently Asked Questions)

Q1: Do I have to pay to get job?

A: Absolutely NO! We do not accept any form of financial or material gratuity from our applicants. We do not have “Service Charge” or “Placement Fee”. Our services are free of charge to all applicants with no exceptions.

Q2: Who can apply?

A: Any one with sufficient Hotel, Cruise Ship, Catering or Hospitality experience can apply for position that match his/her experience, knowledge and qualification.

Q3: How to apply?

A: If you would like to apply for employment with Odyssey International, please submit your detailed Curriculum Vitae / Bio data in MS Word or PDF format to our office at the following e-mail address: applicant@odyssey.ae

Q4: Do I qualify?

A: Every applicant for shipboard employment has to successfully pass personal preliminary interview with our representative in order to be approved as qualified candidate for employment. Only applicants approved by Odyssey International are presented to Client Interviews.

Q5: Is there age limit?

A: Yes! There are certain guide lines related to age of applicants for shipboard employment. All applicants with no exception must be at least 21 years of age at the time of application. Applicants for entry level positions should not be older than 35 at the time of application. Applicants for Senior Management Positions should not be older than 45 at the time of application.

Q6: Are there religious restrictions?

A: NO! There is no religious or cultural restrictions to applicants. We represent Equal Opportunity Employers and decisions on applicants’ employment are based on language skills, professional qualification and experience only.

Q7: Who decides my position and salary?

A: All decisions concerning approval for employment or rejection of applicants, as well as designation/position and salary entitlement are taken by our Clients. Odyssey International is assigned only to identify, pre-screen and prepare potential candidates matching the standards and qualification requirements of our Clients.

Q8: How do I know if I am approved?

A: Odyssey International officially notifies all applicants on the outcome of their interview with the Clients

Q9: What documents do I need?

A: Based on Ship Itineraries and International Maritime Regulations, different Cruise Lines will require set of different documentation for their crew members. Odyssey International can help you to prepare your required documentation, however having valid documentation does not guarantee employment.

Q10: How long do I have to wait?

A: Joining schedules / assignments are made by HR Departments of our Clients based on ships’ needs and positions available. Some applicants might experience extended periods of waiting before deployment arrangements could be made, due to temporary limited position availability or as result of events beyond control of Odyssey International and it’s Clients, such as Global economical recession, armed conflicts, natural disasters, terrorist acts, etc.