Apr 16, 2019

Activities Staff

  • Royal Caribbean LTD
  • CocoCay (Royal Caribbean), The Bahamas
Full Time Coordinator Hospitality & Tourism Operations Production/ Events

Job Description

Activities Staff

Perfect opportunities begin at Perfect Day!

Combine your experience and sense of adventure by joining our exciting team of employees in CocoCay, Bahamas. Royal Caribbean Cruises Ltd. is pleased to offer a competitive compensation & benefits package, and excellent career development opportunities, each offering unique ways to explore the world.

Position Summary:

Hosts and participates in shipboard recreational, entertainment and social programs geared towards adults and families. Serves as master of ceremonies to motivate, inform and entertain small and large groups of guests throughout their cruise vacation. 

Essential Duties & Responsibilities:

All duties and responsibilities are to be performed in accordance with Royal Caribbean International’s The Royal Way, SQM standards, USPH guidelines, environmental, and safety policies.

  • Each shipboard employee may be required to perform all functions in various venues and throughout the ship.
  • In accordance with Royal Caribbean International’s philosophy of Anchored in Excellence, each employee conducts oneself in a professional and courteous manner at all times. This consists of physical and verbal interactions with guests or fellow shipboard employees and/or in the presence of guest contact and crew areas.
  • Maintains continual interaction with the guests.
  • Hosts and participates in adult and family recreational programs and activities.
  • Socializes with guests in public areas at all times in accordance with Royal Caribbean International’s The Royal Way.
  • Visits guest lounges at specified times to converse with as many guests as possible in the time allotted.
  • Participates in greeting and directing guests on and off the gangways when the ship has arrived in the ports of call.
  • Participates and hosts Family Activities creating an atmosphere welcome to guests of all ages.
  • Assist Explorations at the front desk, back office ticket processing, and dispatching tours when necessary dependent on ticket sales.
  • Instructs and participates in the ShipShape Program or Sports Court activities on Voyager class 
  • Participates in shows and events presented by the Cruise Director’s Division by taking part in skits, and/ or simple dance routines.
  • Instructs, organizes or facilitates various activities and/or tournaments. May serve as master of ceremonies for activities. This includes, but is not limited to: the Welcome Aboard Show, Farewell Show, Cruise Staff Cocktail Shows, Captain’s cocktail reception, Crown & Anchor Club, island activities, etc. 
  • Participates as master of ceremonies or host for special group functions such as, but not limited to, charters, affinity, promotional, incentive, presentations, and various theme night arrangements.
  • Operates spotlight equipment for production shows according to instructions as needed, when stage staff are required to perform duties backstage. Attends mandatory rehearsals as required. Assists in the coordination of audio or visual equipment for events as needed.
  • Performs stilt walking for parades on Voyager and Ultra Voyager class ships as necessary.
  • Assembles and disassembles pre and post activity props and equipment. Returns items to storage area.
  • Maintains inventory of various prize lockers, office supplies and consumable items utilized in the backstage areas. Coordinates with the Cruise Programs Administrator, Central Stores and Provision area when requisitioning supplies.
  • Attends meetings, training activities, courses and all other work-related activities as required.
  • Performs related duties as required. This position description in no way states or implies that these are the only duties to be performed by the shipboard employee occupying this position. Shipboard employees will be required to perform any other job-related duties assigned by their supervisor or management.


  • Minimum hiring, language and physical requirements to perform the job.
  • Hiring Requirements:
  • Two years master of ceremonies or professional entertainment (theatre, music, dance, comedy, etc.) experience with resorts, cruise lines, entertainment or recreational industries required.
  • Ability to provide a special talent or skill as a personal specialty class for activity planner preferred.  Activity class offerings preferred: dance instruction, craft classes, fitness classes, singing, etc.
  • Ability to capture and manage the attention of a large group of people with microphone effective and courteous microphone techniques. Experience on a microphone required.
  • Ability to provide basic instruction to a large group of people.
  • Ability to utilize customer service skills by exercising authority and discretion to satisfy guests in a manner consistent with Royal Caribbean International’s The Royal Way.
  • Working knowledge of computers, internet access, and the ability to navigate within a variety of software basic packages.
  • Completion of high school or basic education equivalency required.
  • Degree from a college or university in the theater, performance or dance preferred.

Language Requirements:

  • Ability to speak English clearly, distinctly and cordially with guests.
  • Ability to read and write English in order to understand and interpret written procedures. This includes the ability to give and receive instructions in written and verbal forms and to effectively present information and respond to questions from
  • guests, supervisors and co-workers.
  • Ability to speak additional languages such as Spanish, Portuguese, Italian, French or German preferred and taken preferably to European itineraries.  Language aptitude testing may be requested.  Fluency must be at a level to host activities and socialize with audiences of guests.

Physical Demands:

  • All island employees must be physically able to participate in emergency lifesaving procedures and drills.
  • Full use/range of motion of arms and legs as well as full visual, verbal and hearing abilities are required to receive and give instructions in the event of an emergency.
  • Must be able to stand in the sun and endure external elements during work assignment.
    While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to stand; walk; use hands to touch, handle, or feel; reach with hands and arms; talk or hear.
  • Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, distance vision, color vision, peripheral vision, depth perception, and ability to adjust focus.
  • Ability to lift and/or move up to 50 pounds.

Work Environment:

  • Office
  • Outdoors may be required to walk in extreme humid and hot conditions.

Join us at Royal Caribbean Cruises Ltd., where great vacations begin with great employees!

It is the policy of the Company to ensure equal employment and promotion opportunity to qualified candidates without discrimination or harassment on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, age, national origin, disability, sexual orientation, sexuality, gender identity or expression, marital status, or any other characteristic protected by law. RCL and each of its subsidiaries prohibit and will not tolerate discrimination or harassment.