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Seabourn Cruise Line Interview

30 Questions and Answers by Rachelle Enns

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Question 1 of 30
How do you interpret the term "ship life", and what do you expect from our workplace culture?
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How to Answer
'Ship life' is the term used by workers on cruise ships, referring to the unique workplace culture and lifestyle they lead, by working for weeks or even months at a time, on board a cruise ship. The interviewer would like to know that you have a reasonable understanding of what ship life will bring you, the good and the bad. It's vital to Seabourn Cruise Line that you join their organization with realistic expectations, and not thinking that the job is all fun and games because you will be traveling around the world. Discuss what you understand to be the workplace culture aboard a cruise ship.

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Question 2 of 30
How do you handle yourself in large crowds of people?
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Cruise ships can hold thousands of passengers, with the worlds' largest holding over 6,000 people at a time. With that many people under one roof, the interviewer needs to know that you can handle the capacity of people without becoming overwhelmed or moody. Talk to the interviewer about a time when you have been exposed to large crowds. Assure the interviewer that you can handle the pressure and challenges that come along with this workplace environment.

Question 3 of 30
In this role, you will be traveling for three months on, and two weeks off. How will you manage this with your personal life?
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As a cruise ship member, your schedule could be a few weeks at sea, up to a few months at a time. Before Seabourn Cruise Line hires you, they need to be sure that you can handle the schedule without it affecting your personal or family life. Briefly touch on the ways that you have prepared your family and friends for the potential change. Let the interviewer know that you are ready to set sail!

Question 4 of 30
Have you ever been on a cruise? What was your experience?
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Before you can fully understand what life is like working on a cruise, you should take one! The cruise experience is a vacation in a league all its own. Never-ending entertainment, delicious dining, and unique shopping. A cruise ship can indeed have it all. Share with the interviewer your experience on a cruise. What stood out to you the most? What memory do you always return to when you think about that trip? If you have never taken a cruise, be sure to do some research by reading travel blogs.

Question 5 of 30
If you could set sail to any place in the world, where would you go, and why?
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This question is one of interest, but also may be one to test your geographical knowledge. The last thing you want to reply with a city and country that do not exist, for instance! Other than that, there indeed is no right or wrong answer to this question. Choose a unique destination that will make you a stand-out candidate. If you choose Paris, for the Eiffel Tower, you may not be memorable.

Question 6 of 30
Why do you want to work for Seabourn Cruise Line over other cruise lines?
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It's essential that you can articulate why this role with Seabourn Cruise Line is superior to similar positions with their competitors. Perhaps you connect with the company mission and values, maybe they offer employee perks beyond what their competitors advertise, or they have a much better industry reputation. Whatever your reasoning may be, assure the interviewer that you bring dedication to working for Seabourn Cruise Line and that you are excited to be their newest representative.

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