River Cruises – Staff wanted – Swiss & French Contracts

River Cruises – Staff wanted – Swiss & French Contracts

Executive Chef, Food & Beverage, Sous Chef, Supervisor, Waiter


Gordon Charles is very proud to be in partnership with this very well known, superb River & Ocean Cruise company that has grown to be the World’s Leading River Cruise Line. With the launch of its ocean fleet, it has also become the leader in small ship ocean cruising. Established in the nineties, the company has today expanded to a fleet of over 70 river vessels and 6 ocean vessels.



Available positions and estimated Salary ranges (gross):

  • Executive Chef – EUR 4,600
  • Sous Chef – EUR 3,450
  • Chef de Partie – EUR 2,900
  • Commis de Cuisine – EUR 2,375
  • Utility (Kitchen Porters) – EUR 2,375
  • Stateroom Steward/ess (maids) – EUR 2,375
  • Chef de Rang – EUR 2,375 *(very strong profiles with 5 * or ship experience)



The company offers seasonal Swiss/French contracts. These contracts include:

  • Social Benefits: Health & Accident insurance, payments into pension fund
  • Holiday: 5-10 weeks paid vacation during the season (depending on contract length, approx. every 8 weeks on board 2 weeks off)
  • Working hours: The standard hours of work will be 48 hours/week. Maximum working hours (incl. standby) are 72 hours/week
  • Training: Fully paid, all candidates will be assigned to openings after successfully completion of the training. Travel expenses will be reimbursed once the candidate starts the contract (not during the training)
  • Salary: Net, depending on position, including tips. Salary is paid monthly directly to candidate’s bank account. Cash-in-Hand tips stay with the candidate
  • Uniform: will be provided. Shoes have to be provided by candidate. For all kitchen crew: knives have to be brought by candidates
  • Travel: the first and last trip of the season, to and from the vessel, will be reimbursed after the successful completion of the probation period
  • Accommodation: All vessels are new and well maintained; with modern crew cabins for 2 people, comprising of bunk-beds, private bathroom and flat screen TV. Full board is provided, and the use of Wi-Fi is free


All Candidates must speak a good level of English and have relevant experience.

Please send your CV in English along with your skype id to: mariat@gordoncharles.co.uk




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