Crew Pacific - Cairns Queensland Australia



A 63m cruise ship is currently searching for a General purpose hand (Deckhand) to join their crew of 24 for permanent position. The company will cover flights to Darwin where you will depart with the ship. The candidate must have a master V ticket and STCW95 AMSA endorsed. You will be required to contribute to the comfort, education, entertainment and well-being of all guests at all times. This should be achieved through active and non-intrusive guest interaction. You will work as part of a high performing team/crew in the provision of the overall cruise experience for guests and employment experience for crew.  At all times you will maintain the highest standards of behavior, discipline and dress appropriate to company policy and image.

You are responsible to the Chief Mate for the maintenance and cleanliness of all decks, topsides, ship stores, voids, tanks and the efficient operation of the deck equipment and tenders. This should be achieved by working to a planned maintenance program and by working with the Captain, Chief Engineer, Purser, Expedition Leader and other onboard crew.

You will be required to complete all other duties as directed by Captain including assisting in the galley, bar, wheelhouse or engine room. Such requests will be of a reasonable nature.

Food and accommodation is provided free of charge whilst aboard the vessels. Accommodation is on a share basis in male crew quarters.

As per the Navigation Act, it is the responsibility of all crew to keep crew quarters clean and presentable at all times. Quarters will be inspected periodically by Captain and Purser.


  • General maintenance and vessel cleanliness as required by the ship board management.
  • Lookout/anchor watch duties as required by the ship board management.
  • Driving of tenders, Zodiacs, Rescue boats and lifeboats as required.
  • Participation in drills as required by Statutory Regulation and undertake other shipboard/shore side training as required by the Company.
  • Attend crew meetings
  • Assist in passenger exchanges and vessel turn around as required.
  • Undertake any other duties as reasonably required by the ship board management.

Local candidates to Cairns or Darwin will be given preference.

ITINERARY:   Darwin, Broome, Kimberley’s


As a minimum, the following Certificates must be held:

  • AMSA Master V Ticket
  • Proficiency in Survival Craft
  • AMSA Endorsed Certificate of Safety Training (CoST)
  • Navigational Watch Rating – preferred but not required
  • Passenger Ship training– preferred but not required
  • AMSA Medical
  • MSIC Card – preferred but not required
  • Remote Area First Aid & Advanced CPR– preferred but not required – First Aid and CPR as a minimum 

START DATE:  immediate start

EMPLOYMENT TYPE:  full time permanent casual

SALARY:   $230.29AUD per sea day