List of Cruise Ship Manning Agencies in the Philippines

by | Last updated Nov 24, 2023 | Career Guide, Job Search, Resources | 8 comments

As the demand for cruise ship jobs increases, so do 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 did research about them through various online sources and presented to you the 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 cruise lines from around the world. Additionally, these companies are accredited manning agencies according to POEA and DMW.

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
  • Cunard Lines
  • Mitsui OSK Passenger Lines (MOPAS)
  • Crystal Cruises
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)

Address: Ground Flr., G. Antonino Bldg., Kalaw Ave, Ermita, Maynila, Kalakhang Maynila, Philippines

Email: recruitment@magsaysay.com.ph

Davao Branch

Address: Unit No. 1, Ground Floor GIMS Building, Ramon Magsaysay Avenue, Davao City, Philippines

Tel. No.: (082)227.7621

Email: mmcdavao@magsaysay.com.ph

Iloilo Branch

Address: John Tan Building, Corner Rosario, Zamora Sts. Plaza Libertad, Iloilo City

Tel. No.: (033) 335.8693

Email: mmciloilo@magsaysay.com.ph

Cebu Branch

Address: 2nd Floor ATC 2 Building, 128 F. Ramos St. Cebu City, Philippines                                             

Tel. No.: (032) 2541133 or (032) 2540386    

Email: mmccebu@magsaysay.com.ph

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

2. OSM Thome

Result of a merger between two shipping giants OSM Maritime Group and the Thome Group

A Norwegian shipping company with offices around the globe, OSM Thome’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 a bunch of cruise line companies connected with OSM Thome. Their Facebook Account is very active in posting worldwide job hiring especially for cruise liners.

  • Fred. Olsen Cruise Lines
  • Princess Cruises
  • Carnival Cruise Line
  • Cunard Cruise Line
  • Costa Cruises
  • AIDA Cruises
A man and woman chefs in the ship's galley preparing a very delicious meal.

Address and Recruitment

OSM Thome’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. 

Manila

Address: 479 Pedro Gil Street Ermita, Manila, Philippines 1000

Contact: https://osmthome.com/get-in-touch/

Website: https://osmthome.com/

Cebu

Address: 4/F Don Alfredo D. Gothong Centre, Sergio Osmena Blvd. cor. Road East, North Reclamation Area, Cebu City

3. United Philippine Lines, Inc. (UPL)

Established in 1960, UPL is one of the oldest manning agencies in the country. They have international partners on various ship types like tankers, supply vessels, tug boats, bulk carriers, 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 a deck and engine department.

Hiring Partners

UPL is the official hiring partner of two famous luxury cruise lines on 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 at the address below.

They also entertain online applications through their website including email resumes or CVs.

Manila

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

Phone Number: (632) 527-7491

Website: https://www.uplines.net/

Email: crewsupport@uplines.net

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 electricians to supervisors, these companies need all the talents they can get.

  • Fred Olsen Cruise Line

Address and Recruitment

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

Manila

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

Email: bahia.recruitment@bahiashipping.ph

Phone: +632-521-7456

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 in every area 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, bartenders, wine stewards, ice carvers, and repairmen 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.

A woman in a 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.

  • Virgin Voyages
  • Marella Cruises
  • Balearia
  • Oceania Cruises
  • Norwegian Cruise Line
  • Regent Seven Seas Cruises

Address and Recruitment

Applicants must bring their Curriculum Vitae when walking 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 on job openings.

Manila Office

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

Tel. Nos.: (+632) 527.6031 to 49

For Hotel: loc 104/135/136

Email: recruithire@cfsharp.com

Cebu Office

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

Tel. Nos.: (+632) 255.4937 | 256.0771 | 255.0001 | (+63) 917.321.65.85

Email: erpoca@cfsharp.com | apsosmena@cfsharp.com

Website: https://cfsharpgroup.com.ph/ | https://cfsharpcrew.com/

6. Singa Ship Management Inc.

SINGA SHIP is a licensed manning company engaged in supplying 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

The Cruise market has been growing over the years even after COVID-19 hit. A very notable and respected company that is new to the market recently entered a crewing partnership with Singa.

I’m talking about the 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
  • Holland America Line
  • 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 at the address below.

Singa Ship Management Offering Jobs for their Partner Company Cunard Line

Manila

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

Phone: +632 892-8280

Website: https://www.singaship.ph

Email: apply@singaship.ph

7. Jebsen PTC Maritime

One of the largest Philippine-based crewing companies, Jebsens PTC delivers cost-efficient ship and crew management services to various types of vessels including cruise ships.

This company was born as a result of a merger last 2020 between two big companies- Jebsens Maritime and Philippine Transmarine Carriers (PTC) Group.

They provide skilled seafarers for the ocean-going ships of principals from Japan, Norway, the US, Germany, the Netherlands, Greece, Singapore, and the Philippines.

Hiring Partners

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

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

  • Sea Chefs
  • Marella Cruises (Mein Schiff)
  • Star Clippers
  • Virgin Voyages
  • TUI Thomson
  • Regent Seven Seas Cruises
Jebsen PTC hiring for Passenger Vessels.

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 or apply to walk into their offices.

Makati Main Office

Address: Pilgrim Building 111 Aguirre Street, Makati City, National Capital Region, 1229

Tel. Nos.: +63-2-8527-9980

Cebu

Address: 2nd Floor Bldg. 3, The Persimmon Plus M.J. Cuenco Avenue, Cebu City 6000

Tel. Nos.: +63-32-419-1604

Iloilo

Address: 22 Manfred’s Bldg., Gen. Luna St., Iloilo City

Tel. Nos.: +63-33-333-3044

Email: cruise@jebsen-ptc.com.ph | cruise.application@jebsen-ptc.com.ph

Website: https://jebsen-ptc.com/

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 superyachts, 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!

  • Mystic Cruises
  • RW Cruises
  • Saga Cruises
  • Silversea Cruises
  • Azamara Cruises
  • Swan Hellenic Cruises Limited
  • Ponant 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. Email

Manila

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

Email: manilarecdry&wet@vships.com

Website: https://vgrouplimited.com/

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 about the hotel and marine industry are welcome.

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

Hiring Partners

Aside from catering to 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 travel while getting paid in dollars!

  • Celebrity X Cruises
  • Hapag-Lloyd Cruises
  • Royal Caribbean International
  • TUI Cruises
  • Silversea Cruises
Royal Caribbean Lines Spectrum of the Seas with its fabulous lighting.

Address and Recruitment

Though walk-in applicants are welcome, most of RCM’s recruitment is done via their website. 

At least one year of 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.

Manila

Address: Unit 103-H, Five E-com Center, Harbor Drive, Mall of Asia Complex, Pasay City.

Email: MyRCLManila@rccl.com

Website: https://www.rclctrac.com

10. MSC Crewing Services Philippines

MSC Crewing Services Philippines is the official hiring partner of the world’s third-largest cruise brand MSC Cruises.

They also go on a hiring tour around the country and participate in recruitment events in Cebu, Clark, and Palawan.

What’s more, is that they offer training to their crew before sending them to their respective ships.

Hiring Partners

MSC Crewing Services Philippines is home to 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.

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

  • MSC Cruises
  • Explora Journeys
An MSC Hiring Poster showing a housekeeper fixing a bed of a cabin inside a cruise ship.

Address and Recruitment

You can view their latest job postings through their Facebook Page

To apply for this company, you must download their mobile app MSC Crewing Services in Playstore and AppStore.

There, you can register your account and create a profile based on the skill set and the position you want to apply.

Manila

Address: First Maritime Place, 7458 Bagtikan Street, San Antonio Village, Makati, Philippines, 1203, Makati, Philippines

Email: mscphilcareers@msccs.com

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 which brought about 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 of 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.

Manila

Address: 8th Floor, REACH Building, Macapagal Boulevard,, Pasay City, Philippines, 1709

Phone: 28-830-8833

Email: recruitment@tdgcm.ph

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/TDGCMOfficial/

Tourism and hospitality markets are booming today and are on track to pre-COVID levels.

Cruise ship companies are constructing bigger and better vessels for 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 be recognized by these cruise ship manning agencies and ride in this wave of opportunity.

May the winds be in your favor.

Gibi

8 Comments

  1. Anonymous

    Good day everyone I’m looking for a security job here. I have 7yrs working experienced before in Dubai.

    Reply
    • Gibi

      You can visit the websites or their offices and see if they are hiring any position related to your field.

      Reply
  2. Ben marlou

    Sound Engineer here please any available position thanks

    Reply
    • Gibi

      Hello. Seaman Memories is not a manning agency. Kindly refer to the companies listed on the article for their application process.

      Reply
  3. Raphael Montaner

    Looking for a Cruise Line to apply.Have 2years experience in Philippines and 4yrs Experience in Dubai as a Chef.

    Reply
    • Gibi

      Hello. You can apply to those agencies listed on the blog. Since the travel industry is slowly picking up, you might want to send your resume to them.

      Reply
  4. Christopher Ortega

    Engine position please…

    Reply
    • Gibi

      You may have to check individual companies for other positions.

      Reply

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