Vessel Manager

The Vessel Manager is responsible for the overall management and operations of assigned cruise ships
within the cruise shipping management company. They are the key point of contact for all vessel related matters and ensure the seamless coordination between technical, operational, and
commercial aspects. The Vessel Manager reports directly to the Head of Operations.


  • Oversee the day-to-day operations of assigned cruise ships, ensuring adherence to company
    policies, industry regulations, and safety standards.
  • Coordinate with various departments, including Technical, Marine, Hotel, and Commercial, to
    optimize vessel performance and guest satisfaction.
  • Monitor and assess the technical and operational performance of the vessels, identifying
    areas for improvement and implementing corrective actions.
  • Develop and implement maintenance plans, strategies, and budgets for vessel systems and
  • Collaborate with the Head of Operations to plan and execute cruise itineraries, including port
    calls, guest services, and onboard activities.
  • Manage relationships with port authorities, vendors, and service providers to ensure smooth
    operations at various ports of call.
  • Monitor industry trends and emerging technologies, recommending upgrades and
    innovations to enhance vessel operations.
  • Prepare reports and presentations on vessel performance, operational activities, and budget
  • Participate in incident investigations, implementing necessary measures to prevent
  • Provide leadership and guidance to onboard teams, fostering a culture of operational
    excellence and continuous improvement.
  • Ensure compliance with regulatory requirements, including SOLAS, ISM Code, and other
    applicable standards.


  • Bachelor’s degree in Marine Engineering, Business Administration, or a related field.
  • Extensive experience in the maritime industry, with a focus on vessel management and
  • Strong knowledge of ship systems, regulatory requirements, and industry best practices.
  • Proven leadership and management skills, with the ability to drive operational efficiency and
  • Excellent communication, interpersonal, and problem-solving abilities.
  • Strong organizational and multitasking skills, with the ability to handle multiple priorities and
    meet deadlines.
  • Familiarity with financial management and budgeting principles.
  • Willingness to travel and spend time onboard assigned vessels as required.

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