Cruise Ship Programs

In order to make your search for a cruise more efficient, we have compiled a list of preferred programs that we work within the cruise line industry. Please select your program below for more information

  • Are you able to Instruct Arts and Crafts? Our Arts and Crafts Instructors range from decorating photo frames to water colorists. Whatever your Arts and Crafts specialty is we have a position available for you

    An Arts & Crafts Instructor* must be a friendly, patient and creative individual who enjoys teaching craft projects to the cruise ship guests while the ship is at sea or on select port days. The arts and crafts instructor will be responsible for providing the supplies needed to make the crafts and must prepare an original project for each class. Examples of craft lessons may include “Basket Weaving, Mask Making, Gift Wrapping for the Holidays”, or “Making Greeting Cards”.

    Terms and Conditions – Arts and Crafts instructors who are placed by Sixth Star are offered the luxuries of a fine voyage in a passenger stateroom with full passenger privileges in exchange for their services and a small administrative fee of $40 per day for each day of the cruise. This fee covers the costs associated with the application processing, interviewing, correspondence on behalf of the cruise lines, form completions and all other steps necessary to complete your cruise placement. Included with your per night fee, we welcome you to bring one companion to sail in the same stateroom at no additional charge.

    Other amenities may be provided as this varies according to the engagement and the cruise line.

    Next Steps

    If you are brand new to Sixth Star and are interested in applying to be a Director or Instructor with our company, please Click Here for our online application.

    Directors and Instructors who are already qualified with Sixth Star are invited to review current cruise openings. Please Click Here.

    To learn more about the Sixth Star cruise confirmation process, please Click Here.

    * Please note that the administrative fee for Arts & Crafts Instructors is $40 per day. This reduced fee takes into account the supplies that the instructor must purchase and bring with him/her to the ship assignment.

  • Are you able to Direct Bridge?  Are you certified with ACBL and an accredited teacher with the TAP program?

    A Bridge Director must be an accredited bridge teacher and ACBL certified director who has achieved Life Master standing. The director must be proficient at both Standard American and Acol and be an excellent socializer with an outgoing, dynamic personality. The Bridge Director is responsible for teaching bridge lessons for intermediate/advanced players followed by an afternoon of duplicate and social bridge play on each day the cruise ship is at sea and on select port days. Depending on the cruise ship, bridge directors may be asked to offer lessons for absolute beginners. The Bridge Director is also responsible for submitting any bridge masterpoints earned by passengers who are ACBL members.

    Next Steps

    If you are brand new to Sixth Star and are interested in applying to be a Bridge Director with our company, please Click Here for our online application.

    Bridge Directors who are already qualified with Sixth Star are invited to review current cruise openings. Please Click Here.

    To learn more about the Sixth Star cruise confirmation process, please Click Here.

  • Everyone loves to bring home a fun, visual memory of their cruise vacation, which is why Caricature Artists are so popular on board ships. Sixth Star currently places Caricature Artists aboard ships to serve as part of the ship’s enrichment staff.

    Everyone loves to bring home a fun, visual memory of their cruise vacation, which is why Caricature Artists are so popular on board ships. Sixth Star currently places Caricature Artists aboard several ships to serve as part of the ship’s enrichment staff.

    During a cruise assignment, a Caricature Artist’s responsibility is to provide quick and fun caricature drawings which are offered at no charge to passengers. Usually, the Caricaturist is situated in popular, high-traffic areas of the ship sketching individuals, as well as groups of family and friends traveling together. As a general rule of thumb, less than five minutes should be spent on each drawing each individual.

    Caricature Artists have an opportunity to be creative. Many have incorporated nautical elements in their sketches, such as positioning the subject on the bow of a cruise ship, etc. And in addition to artistic skills, shipboard Caricaturists must be friendly, creative and have excellent social skills.

    Caricaturists who are placed by Sixth Star are offered the luxuries of a fine voyage in a passenger stateroom with full passenger privileges in exchange for their services and an administrative fee of $40 per day for each day of the cruise. This fee covers the costs associated with the application processing, interviewing, correspondence on behalf of the cruise lines, form completions and all other steps necessary to complete your cruise placement. Included with your per night fee, we welcome you to bring one companion to sail in the same stateroom at no additional charge.

    The Caricaturist is welcome to bring a guest to sail in the same cabin free of charge. Caricaturists must provide all of the supplies necessary to conduct the sessions, such as pens, paper, and easel, etc…

    During a typical week at sea, a Caricaturist would conduct approximately six separate two-hour sessions. The sessions are usually conducted when the ship is at sea, so that Caricaturists and their guests have free time to enjoy the ports of call on the itinerary. Programs may also take place on mornings at sea before an afternoon port call, and afternoons at sea after a morning port call. Evening sessions might also be required. Verbally soliciting the passengers for tips is strictly prohibited. However, you may accept non-solicited tips via a tipping jar.

    Next Steps

    If you are brand new to Sixth Star and are interested in applying to be a Caricature Artist with our company, please Click Here for our online application.

    To learn more about the Sixth Star cruise confirmation process, please Click Here.

  • Are you able to instruct a class on various dances?

    Dance Instructors most commonly travel as a duo, and the couple must be proficient in all dance styles – from the classics to the current fads — and offer lessons to cruise ship passengers of all ages and abilities. One day might feature lessons on traditional ballroom dance techniques including the waltz and the foxtrot, while the next might be spent teaching line dancing and the Macarena. Dance Instructors must be outgoing, friendly and prepared for anything.

    Next Steps

    If you are brand new to Sixth Star and are interested in applying to be a Dance Instructor with our company, please Click Here for our online application.

    Dance Instructors who are already qualified with Sixth Star are invited to review current cruise openings. Please Click Here.

    To learn more about the Sixth Star cruise confirmation process, please Click Here.

  • Are you able to lecture on a specific destination? Our Destination Lecturers range from specialists on the Panama Canal to the Mediterranean. Whatever your destination lecturing specialty, we have a position available for you.

    A Destination Speaker’s responsibility is to give a series of original presentations illustrating the culture and history of the ports of call on a given cruise itinerary. For instance, a Speaker on a cruise to Mexico may discuss the Mexican-American War, foreign policy between the United States and Mexico, or the culture of the country. The talks should not be a reiteration of what to see-and-do in Puerto Vallarta. Rather, they should provide the guests with insight into the ports that one would not be able to find in an average guidebook.

    Destination Speakers who are placed by Sixth Star are offered the luxuries of a fine voyage in a passenger stateroom with full passenger privileges in exchange for their services and a small administrative fee of $65 per day for each day of the cruise. This fee covers the costs associated with application processing, interviewing, correspondence on behalf of the cruise lines, form completions and all other steps necessary to complete your cruise placement. Included with your per night fee, we welcome you to bring one companion to sail in the same stateroom at no additional charge. Please note that the daily fee for Regent Seven Seas Cruises is $100 per day due to the all inclusive nature of these ultra-luxurious voyages (gratuities included, etc.).

    During a typical week at sea, Speakers traditionally deliver three to four 35-minute presentations, with 10 minutes at the end for questions and answers. Presentations should be very entertaining (or as we like to say, “edu-tainment”), and we highly encourage the use of professional presentation tools, including slides and Power Point presentations.

    The Destination Speaker must have strong credentials and be an excellent and experienced public speaker as typical audience size ranges from 50-300 passengers for each talk. However, good news travels fast aboard ships and excellent Speakers have been known to pack the house!

    Next Steps

    If you are brand new to Sixth Star and are interested in applying to be a Destination Speaker with our company, please Click Here for our online application.

    Destination Speakers who are already qualified with Sixth Star are invited to review current cruise openings. Please Click Here.

    To learn more about the Sixth Star cruise confirmation process, please Click Here.

  • Are you able to lecture on a specific destination? Our Destination Lecturers range from specialists on the Panama Canal to the Mediterranean. Whatever your destination lecturing specialty, we have a position available for you.

    Introduction
    Sixth Star Entertainment & Marketing is currently recruiting “Distinguished Gents” to dance, travel and socialize on luxury cruise ships to ports of call around the world. A longtime and treasured tradition aboard cruise lines, Distinguished Gents see that ladies traveling on their own enjoy dancing, conversation, dining and other shipboard activities in pleasant company. This is a non-paid, goodwill volunteer position that is offered in exchange for a luxury cruise, with a small administrative fee.

    International Travel
    Qualified Distinguished Gents have an opportunity to enjoy a virtually free cruise to fabulous destinations. Cruise to exciting ports of call in the Mediterranean, Baltic, Caribbean, Panama Canal, Alaska, South America, Antarctica, South Pacific, New Zealand, Hawaii and Mexican Riviera. Fantastic adventures await!

    What does the job entail?
    Sixth Star is seeking charming and sociable gentlemen to serve as dance partners and social companions for women cruising solo. On a cruise, the #1 responsibility of a Distinguished Gent is to Dance, Dance, Dance!!! In addition to serving as a dance partner, Gents also serve as a general companion and as a partner in games such as Bridge, Backgammon, Trivia, etc. Distinguished Gents are also requested to attend dance classes, parties and assist with other on-board activities as fairly requested by the Cruise Director. There are also opportunities to escort shore tours, which means the Gent receives a free tour by acting as a representative of the cruise line.

    Am I qualified to be a Distinguished Gent?
    Ideal candidates are wonderful social dancers skilled in the fox trot, swing, waltz, rumba, cha-cha and quickstep. Distinguished Gents often have backgrounds in the areas of business, travel, law, finance, etc.; many are retired or semi-retired. It is very important that Distinguished Gents have a sincere, outgoing personality, are excellent conversationalists,  are able to easily mix with a wide range of people and have the energy and to be with people for long periods of time every day and evening.
    Parameters for the Distinguished Gents Engagements
    On a cruise, Distinguished Gents receive all on-board meals, daytime activities, world-class evening entertainment and the opportunity to experience travel to ports of call around the world. In the world of cruising, each cruise line has its own personality and the amenities that are offered may vary. Gents are responsible for paying an administrative fee of $30 for each night of the cruise. This fee covers the costs associated with the application processing, interviewing, correspondence on behalf of the cruise lines, form completions, etc. and all steps necessary to complete your cruise placement. An invoice will be sent to your attention under separate cover within a few days of your cruise being confirmed. Invoices must be paid upon receipt. Sixth Star accepts the following credit cards: Visa, Mastercard, American Express.  You may pay through our secure online payment portal or by contacting accounting directly by phone or email. Personal checks and money orders are also accepted.

    To Apply:
    If you are interested in this opportunity, have ballroom dance experience and love to socialize with people, then we want to learn more about you. Click Here to complete our online application. NOTE: After a new candidate has been pre-qualified via their application, he will be required to demonstrate his dance abilities in a video format (cassette tape, CD or DVD). As a primary qualification step, candidates are required to complete a criminal background check at a cost of $50 payable to Sixth Star.

    Distinguished Gents who have already applied with Sixth Star are invited to review current cruise openings. Please Click Here.

    We look forward to hearing from you and always remember….Ships that pass in the night…
    are never as nice as nights that pass on the ship!

    Sixth Star Entertainment is proud to be an associate member of USABDA

  • Face Painting and Balloon Twisting are fast becoming a popular cruise ship activity, especially on cruises that feature a large number of families with children. Aboard ship, a Face Painter or Balloon Twister is typically based in a high-traffic area of the ship where he or she would offer face paintings or balloon twisting to the ship’s passengers (both young….& young at heart) in a two-hour sessions.

    Face Painting  and Balloon Twisting are fast becoming popular cruise ship activities, especially on cruises that feature a large number of families with children. Aboard ship, a Face Painter or  Balloon Twister is typically based in a high-traffic area of the ship where he or she would offer face paintings or balloon twisting  to the ship’s passengers (both young…and young at heart) in two-hour sessions.

    The number of sessions Face Painters and Balloon Twisters  conduct varies depending on the length of the cruise. For example, a seven-night cruise requires approximately six separate two-hour sessions.

    In exchange for your service as the Shipboard Face Painter or Balloon Twister, you will receive a cruise vacation including accommodation, all meals, activities and entertainment aboard the ship. You are welcome to bring a guest to sail in the same cabin free of charge. And, because the sessions are usually conducted when the ship is “at sea” you and your guest will have free time to enjoy and explore the beautiful ports of call on the itinerary.

    Shipboard Face Painters and Balloon Twisters are responsible for paying an administrative fee of $40 per night for each night of the cruise assignment, as well as providing all of the supplies necessary to conduct the sessions, such as paint, brushes, sponges, glitter, etc. Verbally soliciting the passengers for tips is strictly prohibited. However, you may accept non-solicited tips via a tipping jar.
    Next Steps

    If you are brand new to Sixth Star and are interested in applying to be a Face Painter or Balloon Twister with our company, please Click Here for our online application.

    To learn more about the Sixth Star cruise confirmation process, please Click Here.

  • Are you able to lecture on a special topic? Our Special Interest Speakers range from specialists on Astronomy to Forensics experts. Whatever your specialty is we have a position available for you.

    From art history to zoology and everything in between, Sixth Star provides speakers and lecturers on just about any subject, including hot news buttons of the day.

    Special Interest Speakers should discuss their area of expertise in a fun, educating and entertaining manner. The door is wide-open when it comes to this position as numerous fields of study are applicable. In the past, we have placed experts in opera, cooking, wine, art, movies, astronomy, lighthouses, animals, etc.

    The Special Interest Speaker provides a series of original presentations that would be of interest to the cruise guests. An expert on theater may give speeches on “The History of Rodgers & Hammerstein”, “The Life of an Actor” or “How to Write a Screenplay”.

    Special Interest Speakers who are placed by Sixth Star are offered the luxuries of a fine voyage in a passenger stateroom with full passenger privileges in exchange for their services and a small administrative fee of $65 per day for each day of the cruise. This fee covers the costs associated with the application processing, interviewing, correspondence on behalf of the cruise lines, form completions and all other steps necessary to complete your cruise placement. Included with your per night fee, we welcome you to bring one companion to sail in the same stateroom at no additional charge. Please note that the daily administrative fee for Regent Seven Seas Cruises is $100 per day due to the all inclusive nature of these ultra-luxurious voyages (gratuities included, etc.).

    During a typical week at sea, Speakers traditionally deliver three to four 35-minute presentations, with 10 minutes at the end for questions and answers. Presentations should be very entertaining (or as we like to say, “edu-tainment”), and we highly encourage the use of professional presentation tools, including slides and Power Point presentations.

    The Special Interest Speaker must be an excellent and experienced public speaker as typical audience size ranges from 50-300 passengers for each talk. However, good news travels fast aboard ships and excellent Speakers have been known to pack the house!

    Next Steps

    If you are brand new to Sixth Star and are interested in applying to be a Special Interest Speaker with our company, please Click Here for our online application.

    Special Interest Speakers who are already qualified with Sixth Star are invited to review current cruise openings. Please Click Here.

    To learn more about the Sixth Star cruise confirmation process, please Click Here.

    **NEW** Important Notice for Special Interest Speakers: In order to make your search for a cruise more efficient, we have compiled a list of preferred categories for each of our cruise line clients. We have also listed topics which would not be accepted for each line. We kindly request that qualified candidates visit this page before searching for a cruise assignment. Click Here.