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Cruise Ship Position [Oceana International]

So I got an email today from Oceana International saying they have a number of positions available that I might qualify for and I should give them a call.
Anyone applied for a job at a cruise line before?
The number they told me to call is in Kingston and im located in Mississauga, will they ask me to come down there for an interview?

Im really debating right now If I should try for a position in a cruise ship or not.

Tips appreciated :cheesygri
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Go for it! Sounds like a really good opportunity.
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Al2009 wrote:
Mar 25th, 2009 3:54 pm
Go for it! Sounds like a really good opportunity.
Hmm so I gave them a call
Its an agency they require a $229 deposit. Then they will start searching for a job for me...if I dont get hired I get my money back.

They do have a website online, but I couldnt find any other information on this agency at all...on top of that they have @rogers.com emails.

Abit fishy too me...
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hooray, u've just got one of those surprise cold calling from these agencies. No, don't use them. Use the free ones that you don't need to pay anything upfront.
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Sounds like a scam, if they are legit and serious offer to pay after they find you a job.
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Work for a Cruise Ship + Deposit Money Upfront = scam
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Did you contact them first? If not, this is definitely a scam. How would they even know you were "qualified"?

Searching Oceana International brings up cooljobsatsea.com, which seams to match your description. Funny thing is, they claim to be a division of "Oceana International", which sounds very similar to Oceania Cruises, a real cruise company, but they are not affiliated(different spelling and http://www.oceaniacruises.com/T_MainCon ... d087086e7e does not make any reference to this site).

Employment agencies are paid by the employer for the service of finding employees for them. If they are sending you unsolicited messages to come and pay them $300 to have them find you a job, chances are it's not a good offer.
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My brother applied. If I recall correctly it was for Princess, was done through an agency, pretty sure he paid a "fee" of some sort, got a job offer but never fallowed through. I also recall that Princess would only deal through the agency(s).

I'd find out which cruise company they work for then phone them to confirm that the agency is legit.
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BornRuff wrote:
Mar 27th, 2009 6:43 am
Did you contact them first? If not, this is definitely a scam. How would they even know you were "qualified"?

Searching Oceana International brings up cooljobsatsea.com, which seams to match your description. Funny thing is, they claim to be a division of "Oceana International", which sounds very similar to Oceania Cruises, a real cruise company, but they are not affiliated(different spelling and http://www.oceaniacruises.com/T_MainCon ... d087086e7e does not make any reference to this site).

Employment agencies are paid by the employer for the service of finding employees for them. If they are sending you unsolicited messages to come and pay them $300 to have them find you a job, chances are it's not a good offer.
I did contact them first. At first I received an e-mail from cooljobs@rogers.com (Cool jobs at sea) they said they have only executive positions and my resume has been forwarded to Oceana International. I shortly receive an e-mail from them requesting me to call them.
The lady on the phone was nice, but she started really promoting the job saying all these fancy things I can do on a cruise ship.
Then she asks for $229 deposit for application process...
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iDrewx wrote:
Mar 27th, 2009 7:40 pm
I did contact them first. At first I received an e-mail from cooljobs@rogers.com (Cool jobs at sea) they said they have only executive positions and my resume has been forwarded to Oceana International. I shortly receive an e-mail from them requesting me to call them.
The lady on the phone was nice, but she started really promoting the job saying all these fancy things I can do on a cruise ship.
Then she asks for $229 deposit for application process...
The fact that you are even considering forking over $229 when they haven't even found a job for you says a lot about you. They will take your money, make you sign a contract with a whole bunch of small print and you most likely won't get anything back in return.

Please don't be so gullible or you will be a sucker in life
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I actually applied for a job on a cruise ship and got hired but never took the offer.

I applied through Castaway who does recruiting for many cruise ship:

http://www.cruiselinesjobs.com/eng/recr ... canada/44/

I still recall the recruiting process...if they're interested at your resume, they would call you (I knew it because my friend applied at the same time as me but she never got a reply!) and do a brief telephone interview, they'll ask questions like whether or not you have any piercing and tatoo, your age, etc. Anyways, the actual interview session was in Toronto, and once you get hired, you would sign a contract and then you're required to do the training at Montreal and England (travelling fee not at your expense but you do have to pay around $200 CDN for a medical exam) However, this is 5 years ago, things might be changed now.

The reason I rejected the offer was because I wasn't sure about committing it for 8 months on the sea and I was told by a friend who is working on a cruise that hours are pretty insane. They could knock your door at 2am and tell you to go to work.
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iDrewx wrote:
Mar 25th, 2009 11:29 am
So I got an email today from Oceana International saying they have a number of positions available that I might qualify for and I should give them a call.
Anyone applied for a job at a cruise line before?
The number they told me to call is in Kingston and im located in Mississauga, will they ask me to come down there for an interview?

Im really debating right now If I should try for a position in a cruise ship or not.

Tips appreciated :cheesygri
hey there.i did the same thing a week later thinking it would be a good opportunity but after reading this, it made me think things through. so, what did you do? what happened after you spoke to the lady?

how would i know if this thing is real or not?
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vtribujenia wrote:
Apr 6th, 2009 9:04 am
hey there.i did the same thing a week later thinking it would be a good opportunity but after reading this, it made me think things through. so, what did you do? what happened after you spoke to the lady?

how would i know if this thing is real or not?
Cruise Ship Job Scams

We have already reported several cruise ship job scams on this website. Because we receive dozens of emails from victims of these fraudulent schemes every month, we've decided to summarise what we've learnt so far.
Spot a Scam

Employment scams tend to have the following features:

* Jobs are advertised on free websites. Scammers don't like to pay to advertise jobs that don't exist.
* Scammers send emails from free email accounts such as Yahoo, Gmail, ZZN, Hotmail, etc.
* All correspodence from scammers is in poor English and very unprofessional (e.g. saying "God bless you" at the end, etc.)
* Be extremely careful when dealing with someone pretending to be a recruiter from Ghana or Malaysia. There are known scam schemes operating from these countries. They change thier names on weekly basis.
* Some scammers claim to have branches or headquarters in the "Western World", e.g. in the USA, Canada, or United Kingdom. However, addresses and telephone numbers they provide do not exist.
* Most cruise ship job scammers don't charge admin fees. You get a job offer for free. You just need to pay for visa, lawyer fees, etc. Don't pay, the job offer is fake, you'll lose your money.
* Remember, sending money via MoneyGram or Western Union isn't safe. Savings of too many good people ended up in fraudsters' pockets.

Getting a job on a cruise ship is a very difficult and lengthy process. If it sounds too good to be true, it most likely isn't true!
Known Employment Scams

Following is a list of known fictitious companies that pretend to be legitimate agencies for employment on cruise ships:

* Aftermath Shipping GH Ltd (Ghana)
* Agora Global Holdings (Malaysia)
* Ausi Cruise Line (Malaysia)
* Australasian Cruise Line International (Malaysia)
* Baltic Tourist Shipping Line (Ghana, United Kingdom)
* Blue Sea Shipping Company (Ghana)
* Canadian Cruise Shipping (Canada and Malaysia)
* Captains Shipping Line (Ghana)
* Crown Cruise Liners, Crown Cruiseliners International (Malaysia)
* Cruise Canadian Line (Malaysia)
* Cruise Careers (Wyoming Canada)
* Cruise International (New Brunswick Canada)
* Cruise Services International (United Kingdom)
* Cuise Ship Service Line Canada (Canada, Malaysia)
* Cruiseship Global Canada, Cruise Ship Global Canada (Canada, Malaysia)
* CruiseQueenliner Cruise Queenliner (Malaysia)
* Express Cruises and Shipping Company, M.V.Custavia (Ghana, United Kingdom, Australia)
* Fleewing International (California USA)
* Frontline Consulting London (Ghana, United Kingom)
* Geoluxary Cruise Lines Int., Geoluxury Cruise Lines (Malaysia)
* Global Arrow Shipping Line (Ghana, United Kingdom)
* Global Cruise Shipping Services (USA)
* Global Cruise Lines International
* Global Sea Shipping Line (Scotland, Ghana)
* Greenline Consults (Roland Botson, Mark Kyle) (Ghana, United Kingdom)
* Hawks Marine Cruises International (Canada)
* Highsea Shipping Line (Scotland, Ghana)
* Infinity Cruise Lines International (Malaysia)
* Intercontinental Spirit Ship (Ghana)
* Intercontinental Cruises Company London (Ghana, United Kingdom)
* Ivory Arrow Shipping (Ghana, United Kingdom)
* Jdak Cruises and Shipping (Ghana)
* K-shipping, Kingdom Shipping GH Ltd (Ghana)
* Malaysia Crystal Cruises (Malaysia, United Kingdom)
* Marks and Silogar Consulting (United Kingdom, Ghana)
* Maydott Cruiseline International (Malaysia)
* Midway Cruise Company
* Mutus Cruises (Malaysia)
* Ocean Village Cruises (Malaysia)
* Oceania Cruise Line, Oceania Cruise Company (oceania-cruises.org, Malaysia, United Kingdom)
* Pacific International Shipping Line (United Kingdom, Ghana)
* Pan American Cruise Corporation (Berverly Hills USA)
* Pentagon Cruise (Malaysia)
* Royal Cruiseliner Royal Cruise Liner (Malaysia)
* Royal Festival Cruises International
* Royal Ocean Village Cruise International (Malaysia, United Kingdom)
* Salsa Cruise (Malaysia)
* Sea Wave Cruise Liner (Malaysia)
* Sealink Shipping Company Limited (United Kingdom, Ghana)
* Seek Work Consulting (United Kingdom, Ghana)
* Shipping Planet (Malaysia)
* Skylines Cruise International (Malaysia)
* Starcruise (Malaysia)
* Starline Cruises (Malaysia)
* Touchline Marine Cruises International (Canada, Malaysia)
* Transways Logistics (Malaysia)
* Velta Express Shipping Line (Ghana, United Kingdom)
* Vigo Cruises (Malaysia)
* World Cruize (Malaysia, United Kingdom)
* Xprex Shipping Company Limited UK (Bristol, United Kingdom)

Read more about International Cruise Services from Glasgow, United Kingdom.

All of the above scammers charge upfront fees or fees for visas and work permits. They have been repeatedly reported to fail to find any employment for their victims.

If you come accross any of the above names, please do not send them any money.

If you know of any other cruise ship job scams, please let us know. Thank you.
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