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Sign-up for a Face-to-Face interview with GCCL & get an amazing opportunity to work on a river cruise ship - upcoming event by Sapko C.E. Ltd.

Sign-up for a Face-to-Face interview with GCCL & get an amazing opportunity to work on a river cruise ship


We at SAPKO-C.E. Ltd. are excited to bring you an opportunity to get a face-to-face interview with one of our best partners Grand Circle Cruise Line. SAPKO-C.E. Ltd. is a recruitment agency founded in 1989 and has been helping crew members and job seekers to find their next job on board.  Make sure to read the entire article to get all the information on When? Where? and How you can take this opportunity and make the most out of it.

Let’s start by introducing what could be your future employer and partner. 



Grand Circle Cruise Line can be described as a veteran in both the sea cruise and river cruise. It has been in business since 1985 this should tell you something about how stable and reliable the company is. The company has successfully sailed through the tough waters of the Cruise Ship industry for many years. Along with its employers have reached new heights in their career and personal development.

Did you know Grand Circle Cruise Line is one of the most decorated companies in the industry? They have been ranked among the “World’s Best” River Cruise Lines in Condé Nast Traveler’s Readers’ Choice Awards for thirteen years in a row―from 2006 to 2019. Do you want to become a decorated employee? That is possible work hard, respect your colleagues and and you will earn your recognition from the company.

Grand Circle Cruise Line (GCCL) river ship



You will be entering a company that is focused on providing the best experience for their passengers and personnel. As an employee, you will be working on one of their 35 ships. And here is something you don’t hear often - each of their ships has been custom designed according to the company specifications. 

When you enter their team you will meet motivated individuals on which you can depend on. You will become friends with them and form a bond that can only be created in the sea fearing industry. Together you will work hard and explore new and exciting destinations. The company makes sure to give you some free time to explore them. 

And all that hard work you put will be noticed. Grand Circle makes sure to reward their best crew members. Put in your best work and you can become, Employee of the month. Keep the hard work consistent and you can be awarded the prestigious Employee of the year award. 

But there is more!

The company also has a Step-Up system which gives you the chance to be promoted. This means you won’t be anchored to your position. Here is another fact. Eight out of ten managers on the board are promoted from within. Don’t miss the opportunity to be one of them.



Grand Circle Cruise Line is looking for people to start work on board during their 2020 season. The selected crew members will be working on their luxurious 5+ and 6-star ship cruisers. You will have the chance to explore Europe and earn a living while doing so. This will give you a chance to relax since working on a cruise can sometimes be hard and require long hours.


So here is what GCCL is looking for: 

  • Galley Personnel

Work in the kitchen with chefs from all nationalities. Share experience with them. Advance your skills and give passengers a meal they will remember.

  • Receptionists

Become the person that represents the company when customers need support. Meet new people every day and become their go-to person for everything they may need.

  • Cabin Attendants

Make people feel at home. Show them how much the companies value attention to detail. 

  • Waiters/Waitresses

Provide exceptional service to the clients, earn their trust and become the person who they can always turn to in terms of food and drinks

  • Hairdressers/SPA Therapists

Make the passengers on the cruise look and feel their best. Be the person to which they turn to when they need to freshen up and relax.

  • Kitchen Helpers/ Dishwashers/ Utilities

Become the person who is in charge of the smooth operation in the kitchen. Your work will ensure the fine dining experience of the clients. 

Galley department positions on board



There are 2 main requirements you will need to meet to eligible for the offered positions. Of course, there are other job-specific requirements but you will learn more about them when you apply for a certain position.

  • Good command of English

On board the official language of communication is English. This is the language used to communicate with both other crew members and passengers. Your high level of English will ensure proper communication and smooth work. 


Here is another tip from us.

There are a lot of passengers from the United States and as you know tipping is a big part of American culture. Communicate with them, be kind and you can expect nice tips. 

  • Relevant experience in 5/ + Star Hotels and Restaurants or 5/+ Star Silver Service Cruise Ships 

Experience and knowledge are treasures that you earn once and spend for a lifetime. In Grand Circle Cruise Line you will use that experience and you will be rewarded for it.  



  • A guaranteed salary between 1850 EUR and 2800 EUR per month + Personal Tips (The salary will vary depending on the position. And keep in mind not all positions get tips.)
  • Paid vacation (It’s not just about work on the GCCL you also have time to rest and replenish.)
  • Accommodation and food on board provided - Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner
  • Wi-Fi on board
  • Opportunities for training and career 



Grand Circle Cruise Line is a unique company and we at Sapko C.E. Ltd are proud to be able to present this one of a kind opportunity. 

So send in your applications today and if you are approved you are welcome to come on the 30th of November in Varna. More information can be found here.


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