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Assistant Waiter

Assistant waiter in dining rooms and restaurants on board cruise ships.

Jobs on Cruise Ships - Assistant Waiter
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Assistant waiter is responsible for providing general assistance to waiters in the service of foods and beverages to passengers in restaurants and dining rooms aboard the cruise ship.


  • Previous experience in similar land-based or seagoing position.
  • Communication and interpersonal skills to interact with passengers and other employees in an appropriate way to ensure the best quality service.
  • Team work skills and the ability to collaborate with other members of the staff.
  • Ability to identify and solve problems with other employees and passengers in an appropriate way.
  • Flexibility to work overtime or assist other members of the staff in the area.


  • General assistance to waiters in the service of food and beverages to passengers.
  • General assistance in setting up tables, including linens, China, silverware and glassware.
  • Taking food orders to the galley and collecting dishes and items from it to the service area.
  • Removing dishes, glassware and cutlery from passengers' tables.
  • Assistance in general preparation of appetizers, salads, cold dishes, dessets, and brewing coffee and tea.
  • Assistance in preparing some drinks and non-alcoholic beverages for passengers.
  • Cleaning and removing dishes, glassware and silver from tables after service is completed.
  • Informing the waiters when dishes, items or beverages are not available in store or will be delayed from the galley.
  • Informing the waiters about any event that may occur during the service time, or request from the passengers that needs special attention.
  • Assistance in replenishing supplies and service equipment.
  • Filling salt, pepper, sugar and condiment containers.
  • Offering and providing any assistance to the passengers before leaving tables.
  • Polishing glassware, cutlery, China and flatware.
  • Cleaning and sanitazing of work station and its equipment according to cruise company's standards legal rules.
  • General assistant to waiter to achieve full passengers' satisfaction according to the company's standards.
  • Garbage disposal.
  • Participation in restaurant and dining room entertainment and events, cabin service and buffets when required.
  • Assistance to any individual duties as requested by waiters and supervisors.
  • Attending training programs and meeting.


1,200 - 2,200 dollars/euros a month (approx.), depending on gratuities.


Cruise Ship Jobs
Summer 2021

Cruise Ship Jobs - Summer 2021

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