Fast-track your medical
career when you become
a cruise doctor
Working as a cruise Doctor is an opportunity to develop and enhance your clinical practice, while providing gold standard care in a unique environment.
Our well-equipped medical centres and people-centric business ethics ensure quality patient care, with opportunities for invaluable experience across all medical specialisms.
We fully support you to broaden your independent practitioner skillset and progress in your career with industry-recognised qualifications, organised, and paid for by us.
Our teams work hard and enjoy amazing travel experiences, alongside a stable and competitive cruise Doctor salary, and the benefits of working in the private healthcare sector.
Being part of our Medical Team has its benefits…
Good for you and your career
Unique to any other cruise line, we operate as a GMC designated body. This means that while you work as a cruise Doctor on board our ships, you’re able to revalidate your license and maintain your registration.
Learn about the management and upkeep of a standalone medical department, gaining clinical leadership skills though managing resources and training. With the necessary skills and experience you can progress into the role of Senior Doctor and take on the role of Lead Medical Officer on board.
From a personal perspective, you’ll work within a team of other experienced medical professionals, developing strong working relationships to bring the best out of yourself and others. And should you return to shore, your years of ship experience will help you secure a more senior role.
Join our team and gain skills and qualifications as you work in a fast-paced and rewarding environment.
Life on board
Travelling cruise Doctors work daily shifts and like all healthcare settings, it’s faced-paced and rewarding. However, you have the autonomy to deliver gold-standard patient care in a well-equipped medical centre with on-site laboratory and radiography facilities.
There’s opportunities to use your skills to support your colleagues’ development, while also learning from a team of experienced professionals with varied healthcare backgrounds.
And to make sure you’re able to be your best self at work, cruise Doctors enjoy extended leave at home to relax, recharge and be reenergised about returning to sea.
If you’re at least 4-years post-qualified, you can start your cruise Doctor career at sea.
A warm welcome
When you apply for a cruise Doctor job, we’ll look after you at every step of the process. From helping you with compliance documentation, to paying for your flights and supporting you to settle in on board, you’ll get a warm welcome.
Watch the video below to find out more about joining our fleet.
Our medical team work on board both Cunard and P&O Cruises ships and although the video has been created for Cunard crew, the warm welcome is just the same for P&O Cruises crew too!