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Reception Manager

  • Applications are considered on a rolling basis
  • Applications are considered on a rolling basis

With our 130 years of experience along the Norwegian coast, we have connected coastal communities and given our guests an authentic experience whether they sail short or far, from port to port or full round trip. At the same time, we have transported important cargo between ports. Our original coastal voyage is known worldwide as "the world's most beautiful coastal voyage", combining beautiful scenery and authentic culture with delicious food experiences. In addition, we have our beautiful ship, MS Trollfjord, which sails to Svalbard in the summer and North Cape in the winter.

Now, Hurtigruten Norway are ready to increase the number of commercial ships on this iconic voyage. MS Otto Sverdrup sails from Hamburg to Norwegian destinations with primarily German guests, where we want new colleagues who can communicate in German.

We are now looking for people for all our ships where we want you who are passionate about service and love to offer good guest experiences. Do you want to join the journey and show our guests our home?

Work with great people

Ragnhild Sanderud
Head of Finance
"I Hurtigruten får jeg jobbe med spennende problemstillinger i et dynamisk miljø. Vi har et unikt produkt som det er utrolig givende å få ta del i og videreutvikle."
Linn Grønli Smith
Team Lead – Crew Center
"Mine medarbeidere tar utfordringer på strak arm, er endringsvillige og lojale, og vi har et kollegialt samhold. Det gjør meg stolt."
Mona Iren Bratteng
Resepsjonist
"Å jobbe i resepsjonen på Hurtigruten er spennende og variert. Siden jeg begynte i 2014 har jeg sett mye glede hos gjestene når vi oppfyller deres drøm."
Linn Bjørgen
1.Styrmann/Nav.off
"Det er spennende og lærerikt å seile langs norskekysten i varierte værforhold, sommer som vinter."
Simen Opdahl
Matros
"Det er givende å holde skipet i god stand. Varierte dager med fortøyning og godshåndtering."
Lovisa Kaasa
Resepsjonist
"Mangfoldet er fantastisk. Alltid nye mennesker, situasjoner og opplevelser. Spennende og givende!"
Stine Hovelsen Hjelseth
Resepsjonist
"Det jeg liker best med å jobbe i Hurtigruten er at dagene er varierte og innholdsrike."
Kasper Kvalvik
Restaurasjonsbetjent
"Det er veldig givende med flotte kollegaer og varierte dager. Alltid hyggelig å møte nye gjester."
Tonje Larsen
Kokk og Konditor
"Vi har et veldig stort og spennende læringsmiljø. Du lærer hver dag og du blir aldri utlært."
Monton Buaon
Servitør
"Vi har et veldig fantastisk arbeidsmiljø, og alle kollegaene er kjempe hyggelige og støtter hverandre."
Lykke Eidsvoll Lund
Reiselivslærling
"I Hurtigruten blir alle som en familie, enten om du er gjest eller ansatt."
David Lam
Expedition leader
"Det beste med jobben er variationen fra dag til dag, gjestekontakten og naturopplevelsene."
Kjell Armand Stub
Maskinsjef
"Ingen er bedre enn den dårligste. Det gjelder om å bygge opp hverandre og gi rom for å prøve seg. Her i Hurtigruten Norge har du bestandig noen å støtte deg på."
Tony Pedersen
Motormannlærling
"Vi er et godt team der vi alle samarbeider og får jobben gjort på en effektiv og bra måte."

Skills & Requirements

As a global leader in adventure travel, Hurtigruten strives to optimize hotel operations on board to give our guests the best experience. We are continuously working on the further development and implementation of new concepts that will create even better experiences for our guests. We work to further develop our employees so that together we can provide world-class service and quality.

Are you passionate about providing world-class service? Are you hungry for new challenges and want to work with our concept that is a world leader in local food and adventure travel? Then it is you we seek!

For 130 years, we have worked to provide our guests with unforgettable experiences and offer those we work together with an exciting and rewarding work environment.

Do you want to help create world-class adventure travel? Are you able to drive the team through change and development? Are you hungry for new challenges in a company with high ambitions and full speed ahead?

We are now looking for a reception manager who is passionate about service.

Working on ships is a way of life and you will get a unique chance to become part of a working environment with passion and determination to succeed. Collaboration, trust, respect and empathy are qualities we value highly and which are important for maintaining an environment based on diversity and inclusion.

Do you recognize yourself in our values: We Inspire, We Empower, We Care, We Explore?

Duties and responsibilities

As reception manager, you will be responsible for:

  • The operation of the reception, personnel responsibility and follow-up of reception staff and apprentices

  • Financial results at the reception. Including budget and time consumption.

  • To be a commercial driving force for sales in all departments on board in close cooperation with the hotel manager. Ensure that commercial activities are carried out in accordance with governing documents and, together with the hotel manager, ensure that the highest possible revenues are achieved

  • Follow and ensure that everyone in the department follows Hurtigruten's "Code of Conduct"

  • Ensure that everyone at reception works according to standards set in governing documents, laws and regulations

  • Attend daily meetings with the hotel manager to ensure goal achievement, financial results, and organize daily chores and events

  • Ship accounting and reporting on a monthly basis, including processing of daily settlements

  • Member of the hotel's management team on board the ship

  • Responsibility for the shop on board

  • All reception-related tasks

  • Ensure that the quality of reception is always excellent and that guests feel at home

Qualifications/Experience

  • Hotel college or equivalent, and/or certificate of apprenticeship in reception subjects

  • Professional expertise in guest experiences

  • Good IT skills and experience with Windows 2000/XP, Word, Excel, MS Outlook

  • Defibrillator course

  • You must be fluent in German and English. Advantage of Scandinavian language.

  • Hurtigruten set high demands for safety on board, which means that all employees must have; Basic safety course for seafarers, Crowd and Crisis course, and approved health certificate from authorized seafarer doctor. There is no requirement to have completed the courses before applying, but you must be willing to take them, and please note that the individual must pay for the courses themselves

It is desirable with

  • At least six years on a passenger ship or hotel, including a minimum of three years in a management position

  • You have a good understanding of what 5-star service is

  • Knowledge and experience with Fidelio Cruise (or similar Ship Management System) is an advantage

  • Advantage of HMOB certificate

Personal qualities

  • Focus on safety

  • Creative, inspiring and passionate about good guest service

  • Ability to lead, develop and motivate a team

  • Good communication and information skills

  • Analytical capabilities

  • Flair for sales and upselling

  • Ability to work well under pressure

  • Strong attention to details

  • Confident and professional with a highly personal presentation

  • Have a passion for guest service and possess strong customer care skills

  • Able to handle complaints quickly and professionally

  • Good interpersonal and empathetic abilities

We offer

  • A challenging position, where you work with one of Norway's strongest brands together with good colleagues

  • Varied working day with shifts 1:1 (two round trips)

  • Food and lodging on board

  • Paid travel to and from the port of departure, by arrangement

  • Salary in accordance to Norwegian tariff

  • Good insurance and pension terms

  • A unique workplace with good colleagues of all ages and social cohesion

  • Challenging working days with Norway's most beautiful views

Applicants will be considered for our entire fleet and applications received will be processed on an ongoing basis

Great Place to Work

  • Play your part

  • Inspire the Adventure

  • Make tomorrow better

About the company

The undisputed global leader in sustainable inspirational adventure travel — a catalyst for change towards a greener travel industry. Formed in 1893, Hurtigruten Group is the world’s leading adventure travel group. We have 2,400+ employees worldwide, representing more than 50 nationalities. They form part of three main business units — Hurtigruten Expeditions, Hurtigruten Coastal Express, and Hurtigruten Svalbard — which offer unique small-ship and land-based adventures from pole-to-pole.

At Hurtigruten Coastal Express, we keep Norway moving, connecting 34 communities along its rugged coastline. Through the experience of exploration, we are changing people’s perspectives on what domestic adventure travel looks like while impacting the lives of millions of people.

As a Group, we are revolutionising the travel industry’s approach to sustainability through a number of vital initiatives to protect the world we explore.


Quick overviewTOM

Single-use plastic banHurtigruten was the first major travel company to have removed single-use plastic from its entire fleet and our hotels.

Hybrid Explorer shipsHurtigruten has two hybrid-electric powered expedition cruise ships that offer a 20% reduction of fuel consumption.

Beach cleanupsHurtigruten Expedition Teams encourage guests to take part in beach clean-ups, which results in several metric tonnes of trash every year being removed.

Hurtigruten FoundationThe Foundation specialises in the conservation of endangered species, fighting against marine and plastic pollution.

I korte trekkTOM

Forbud mot engangsplastHurtigruten Group er det første store reiseselskapet som fjernet engangsplast fra hele flåten og hotellene våre.

Hybride ekspedisjonsskipHurtigruten Group har to hybridelektriske ekspedisjonsskip som betyr 20 % redusert drivstofforbruk.

StrandryddingHurtigrutens ekspedisjonsteam oppfordrer gjestene til å delta i strandrydding, noe som resulterer i at flere tonn søppel blir fjernet hvert år.

Hurtigruten FoundationStiftelsen har fokus på bevaring av truede arter og bekjemper plast- og havforurensning.

Tone Krogstad | Contact Person

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