Working as a ship’s Nurse is an opportunity to fast-track your medical career. - Cunard Careers

Working as a ship’s Nurse
is an opportunity to fast-track
your medical career.

Join our team and you’ll gain skills and qualifications as you work in a fast-paced and rewarding environment. Our well-equipped medical centres and people-centric business ethics ensure quality patient care, with opportunities for invaluable experience across all medical specialisms.

As a cruise Nurse you’re fully supported to progress quickly on board by gaining industry-recognised qualifications, organised, and paid for by us.

Our teams work hard and enjoy amazing travel experiences, alongside a stable and competitive Nurse’s salary with the benefits of working in the private healthcare sector.

Being part of our Medical Team has its benefits…

Good for you and your career

As you earn a competitive cruise Nurse salary, we’ll help you broaden your independent practitioner skillset while providing gold standard care in a unique environment.

Gain technical skills such as running blood tests or performing X-rays, alongside first responder duties supporting the team with immediate patient care and transfers.

You’ll also learn about the management and upkeep of a standalone medical department, including maintaining rosters, supplies, and equipment.

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 travelling cruise Nurse experience will help you secure a more senior role.

Life on board

Cruise Nurses 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 also lots of opportunities to learn from your colleagues who are experienced professionals with varied healthcare backgrounds.

And to make sure you’re able to be your best self at work, cruise Nurses enjoy extended leave at home to relax, recharge and be reenergised about returning to sea.

If you’re at least 3-years post-qualified with A&E or ICU experience, you can start your career at sea.

A warm welcome

When you apply for a cruise Nurse 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 when you join our team.

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!