As the demand for cruise ship jobs increase, so are scam companies acting as manning agents. Fortunately, this gimmick has come to their attention.

Cruise companies worldwide tag well-known agencies in our country as their official hiring partners. I made a research about them through various online sources and presented to you that best information I could find.

Most of them are already making big names in the industry. Here are our selected best manning agencies. They are authorized hiring partners of international cruises lines from around the world.


1. Magsaysay Maritime Corporation

Founded in 1948 by Robert C.F. Ho and Don Ambrosio Magsaysay, Magsaysay traces its roots as shipowners and ship managers.

Over the years, Magsaysay has expanded its services to the industries of hospitality and tourism, transport and logistics, healthcare, training, oil and gas and specialized engineering and trade.


Hiring Partners

Magsaysay Maritime Corporation is home to many cruise ships and luxury yacht companies. In this line of career, the best of the best talents are welcome.

Here are the international cruise companies partnering with Magsaysay Shipping.

  • Aida Cruises
  • Compagnie du Ponant
  • Costa Cruises
  • P&O Cruises
  • Princess Cruises
  • Saga Cruises
  • Ponant Cruises
  • Carnival Maritime Group
  • Viking Ocean Cruises
  • Star Cruises
  • Dream Cruises
  • Mutsui OSK Passenger Lines (MOPAS)


Magsaysay careers for cruise ship jobs

Address and Recruitment

With five offices all over the country, applicants can visit any of these branches.

Candidates for Hotel, Deck & Engine are welcome. Visit their Facebook Page or website for updated job offerings.


Manila (Main)

520 TM Kalaw St. Ermita, Manila.

Phone N°: (+63)25268888.



Bacolod Branch

Doll Bldg. 6th St. Lacson, Bacolod City.

Phone N°: (+63)344339963.



Davao Branch

49 J. Palma GilSt. 8000 Davao City.

Phone N°: (+63)822277621



Iloilo Branch

Capitol Drive, Iznart St. Iloilo City

Phone N°: (+63)333358693



Cebu Branch

G/F ATC Bldg., 128 F. Ramos St., Cebu City

Phone N°: (+63)9213945911


Email and online application is also encouraged. Kindly anticipate email notification regarding the status of your employment.


2. OSM Maritime Services, Inc.

A Norwegian shipping company with offices around the globe, OSM’s core is all about people. Not just anyone, people but people with real passion for ships.

Their fleet includes a variety of vessel types including a few select cruise lines.


Hiring Partners

There are only two cruise line companies connected with OSM Philippines for now. But who knows these numbers could be more in the future.

  • Bahamas Paradise Cruise Line
  • Hurtigruten Cruise


Careers at OSM Maritime


Address and Recruitment

OSM’s office is easy to find. Their building is surrounded by notable landmarks and structures one of which is the Robinson’s Place Ermita Branch. 


OSM Building, 479 Pedro Gil Street Ermita, Manila, Philippines 1000





3. United Philippine Lines, Inc. (UPL)

Established in 1960, UPL is one of the oldest manning agency in the country. They have international partners on various ship types like tankers, supply vessels, tugs, bulks and of course, cruise ships

Like any other on-demand cruise jobs, they too are looking for skills and talents. Applicants for housekeeping, culinary and galley, food and beverage are welcome.

They are also looking for entertainment/ events experts and deck and engine department.


Hiring Partners

UPL is the official hiring partner of two famous luxury cruise lines in the planet. You may have heard some of them because they are making headlines in the world of luxury shipping.

  • Carnival Cruise Lines Co. Ltd.
  • Holland America Line


United Philippine Lines (UPL) Urgent Hiring for Carnival Cruise Ship


Address and Recruitment

Got the skills they’ve been looking for? Applicants can visit their office on the address below. They also entertain online application through their website including email resumes or CVs.



GF UPL Building, One Fort Santiago, Sta. Clara Street, Intramuros, Manila, Philippines


Email: (for sea-based employment) (for local employment) (for careers at HDO)


4. Bahia Shipping Services, Inc.

Bahia’s vision statement is simple- “To provide their Principal with first-rate Filipino seafarers.” This has been true for the last 30 plus years from their fleet of 5 vessels which has grown to become one of the leading providers of seafarers.


Balmoral Cruise Ship owned by Fred Olsen Cruise. Hiring Partner in the Philippines is Bahia Shipping Services, Inc.


Hiring Partners

Applicants for cruise related jobs are welcome to their fleet. I, myself, have seen some of these ships sailing across Europe. From plumbers to electrician to supervisors, these companies need all the talents they can get.

  • Fred Olsen Cruise Line
  • Carnival Cruise Line


Address and Recruitment

If you’re familiar with The Aristocrat restaurant in San Andres near Roxas Boulevard, Bahia Shipping is just a stones throw away.



5th Floor Ma. Daniel Bldg., 470 San Andres cor. M.H. Del Pilar St., Malate, Manila, Philippines.







5. CF Sharp Crew Management, Inc.

Stands at number two out of the top 50 deploying sea-based agencies for the year 2017-2018, CF Sharp proves that treating people with respect and dignity drives growth to every areas of their business.

From a sugar exporter, they expanded their operations to shipping including the cruise line industry. This means more jobs for us all.


Hiring Partners

CF Sharp has been providing jobs to many seafarers. In the passenger and cruise industry alone, they’re looking for a wide variety of top skills.

They are looking for bakers, chefs, utility stores, bar tenders, wine stewards, ice carvers, repairman to fill their ships.

If you want to shift from land-based to sea employment, these are the companies that CF Sharp will send you to.


Housekeeping job in a cruise ship.


If you want to shift from land-based to sea employment, these are the companies that CF Sharp will most probably send you to.

  • Crystal Cruises
  • Marella Cruises
  • Louise Cruises
  • Oceania Cruises
  • Celestyal Cruises
  • Norwegian Cruise Line
  • Regent Seven Seas Cruises


Address and Recruitment

Applicants must bring their Curriculum Vitae when walking-in to their office. You must also note that vacant positions may be filled-in faster due to the volume of job hunters.

For those who haven’t got the time, an email application is allowed. Or you can simply visit their website and Facebook Page to get the latest updates of job openings.


Manila Office

290 Casa Rocha Bldg. General Luna Street, Intramuros, Manila, Philippines 1004

Tel: 527-6031 loc. 136


Cebu Office

Room 115, Centro Maximo Bldg., cor. Jakosalem St. and Ranudo St. Cebu City

Tel: (032) 256-0771/ 255-4937






6. Singa Ship Management Inc.

SINGA SHIP is a licensed manning company engaged to supply Filipino Seafarers for cruise and commercial vessels.

It is the division of the Singa Group of Companies which has diverse business interests in Asia. Their key offices are in Singapore and the Philippines.


Hiring Partners

Cruise market have been growing over the years. A very notable and respected company which is new to the market recently entered a crewing partnership with Singa.

I’m talking about Virgin Voyages of billionaire Richard Branson. This hotshot has been shaking the airline industry and now, the cruise lines.

So much for that, here are the companies Singa will most probably send you to.

  • Cunard Line
  • Virgin Voyages (newest addition to their fleet)
  • Seabourn Cruises
  • Windstar Cruises


Address and Recruitment

With Virgin Voyages entering the cruise world, Singa Ship has been finding talents. The Virgin Voyages Recruitment Tour 2019 is already kicking off which started by visiting Cebu.

Walk-in and online applicants are very much welcome. If you think you are one of the top-notch in your field, visit their office on the address below.


Singa Ship Management Offering Jobs for their Partner Company Cunard Line



21/F Banco de Oro Plaza, 8737 Paseo de Roxas St., Makati City

Phone: +632 892-8280




7. Jebsens Maritime

One of the largest Philippine-based crewing company, Jebsens provides seafarers for ocean-going ships. These principals are from Japan, Norway, US, Germany, Netherlands, Greece, Singapore and Philippines.

Their pool of 12,500 crew lets you know that opportunity for job application is vast.


Hiring Partners

Jebsens Maritime supplies quality seafarers to many ships all over the globe. This includes deployment of highly select individuals on cruise ships where standards are high.

Here are some of the luxury cruise companies they’re partnered with.

  • Marella Cruises (Mein Schiff)
  • TUI Thomson
  • Regent Seven Seas Cruises


Careers and Jobs at Jebsens Maritime- hiring partner of various international cruise companies.


Address and Recruitment

There are three simple ways you can apply to this company. They entertain email, online and walk-in applications. Below are the contact details where you can send your CV.



Ground Floor Ri Rance Corporate Center 1 Aseana Enclave, Aseana City, Paranaque City



2nd Floor Building 3, The Persimon Plus, M.J. Cuenco Avenue, Cebu City



3rd Floor Robinsons Mall, Ledesma Street, Iloilo City





8. V. Ships Manila

As one of the leading manning agencies in the country, V. Ships recruits all positions ranging from oiler to wiper, steward to cook, operator and officers. They have many different kinds of ships owned by different principals.

The most interesting part is that their cruise division is always looking for applicants who have the right skills and attitude.


V. Ships Manila and their various ship types under crewing management


Hiring Partners

There is a huge line of super yachts, expedition vessels, luxury ships and river boats that V. Ships has connections with. Over the years, they provided top-notch seafarers of different ranks to these companies.

Who knows the next batch of on-signers could include you!

  • MSC Cruises
  • Mystic Cruises
  • Disney Cruise Line
  • Saga Cruises
  • Astro Ocean Cruises
  • Scenic Cruises
  • Pearl Seas Cruises
  • Silversea Cruises
  • Ponant Cruises
  • Vidanta Cruises
  • Antarctica21 Air-Cruises


Address and Recruitment

V. Ships Leisure Division, the North Sea Marine Services Corporation known as NSMSC, is your gateway to the company. As the dedicated employment arm for luxury ships and super yachts, all applicants are required to proceed to this department for screening.

There are two easy ways to apply here.

  1. Through website.
  2. Visiting their office in Manila and Cebu (Walk-in).



Aseana Two Building., Bradco Ave., Brgy. Baclaran, Aseana City, Paranaque City 1702


Room 312 Crown Bldg., San Jose Dela Montana Extension corner 2nd Street, Cebu Port Center, Reclamation Area, Mabolo Cebu City.



9. RCCL Crew Management, Inc. (RCM)

As the only official hiring partner of Royal Caribbean International, RCM takes pride in providing the best crew for the largest and most advanced cruise ships at sea. Applicants who are passionate in the hotel and marine industry are welcome.

Here’s an interesting trivia. Royal Caribbean belongs to the  3rd largest shipping companies in the world! Additionally, they are also the 2nd biggest cruise ship company on earth.


Hiring Partners

Aside from catering the biggest cruise company in the world, RCM also handles other renowned liners. Working on one of these vessels is like living your dreams of luxury and travels while getting paid in dollars!

  • Azamara Club Cruises
  • Celebrity X Cruises
  • Croisieres De France,
  • Pullmantur Grupo
  • Royal Caribbean International
  • TUI Cruises
  • Silversea Cruises


Royal Caribbean Lines Spectrum of the Seas


Address and Recruitment

Though walk-in applicants are welcome, most of RCM’s recruitment is done via their website. At least one year experience in the same position on a cruise ship, hotel, resort or restaurant is required.

You may also have to create an account upon visiting their website as future updates will be sent through your email address.



Ground Floor, Five E-com Center, Harbor Drive, Mall of Asia Complex, Pasay City.




10. Career Philippines Shipmanagement

Founded in 1974, Career Philippines is one of the very first Philippine manning agencies certified under the ISO-9001 2008 as Crew Management and Training for International Shipping in 1994.

They have a high retention rate for both officers and ratings for their 300 plus ships of various types including passenger and luxury cruise liners.


Hiring Partners

Career Philippines is a home to some of the famous cruise and expedition ships sailing around the world. By providing quality manpower to their partners, they have grown from a 7-staff establishment to the agency that we know today.

Its easy to get excited when applying in this company. Just by looking in their ships using various vessel tracking websites, you will understand the huge opportunity this employment will bring to you.

Here are the cruisers and luxury passenger companies that they’ve partnered with.

  • Hapag Lloyd Cruises
  • Cunard Lines
  • Mano Cruises
  • United Expeditions
  • TUI Thomson


P&O Britannia. One of the Cruise ships Career Ship Management is affiliated with


Address and Recruitment

You can view their latest job postings through their Facebook Page link or by visiting their website.

Walk-in applicants are highly entertained.



2nd Floor 1526 P. Santos Street corner EDSA, Makati City












11. TDG Crew Management, Inc. (TDGCM) (Formerly Dolphin Ship Management Inc.)

TDGCM or Transnational Diversified Group Crew Management is one of the major players in the Philippine ship manning industry. The company has grown and evolved remarkably that brought about to the birth of various related companies.


Hiring Partner

TDGCM partners with many different shipping companies with a wide variety of ship types. However, on the cruise ship side of things, they supply quality and well trained seafarers to only one single cruise company which had recently won the World’s Best Award as the number One Cruise Line from Travel + Leisure magazine.

Here it is folks. It’s a pride to be part it. And one key area that made this achievement possible is hiring the right people!

  • Disney Cruise Line


Transnational Diversified Group (TDG Crew Management). One of Disney Cruise Line's Hiring Partners in the Philippines


Address and Recruitment

Job openings are updated through their Facebook Page @TDGCMOfficial. You can also send your CV to their email address for initial screening.



2nd Floor Harbor Center Bldg. 1, Railroad corner 23rd Streets, Port Area, Manila, 1018 P.O Box 019 Philippines

Phone: 297-8003/ 297-8004




Tourism and hospitality markets are booming in today’s era. Cruise ship companies are constructing bigger and better vessels to their fleet. The more ships they build, the more people they need to run these floating mega structures.

It benefits us all since more jobs are created. The expertise, passion, hospitality and talents of Filipino workers are known throughout the globe hence more shipowners hire us. We just continue honing our skills to fit and ride in this wave of opportunity.

May the winds be on your favor.







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