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?
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.
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. Rotation work also gives you longer periods of time off with opportunities to travel or other things you are passionate about.
Do you recognize yourself in our values: We Inspire, We Empower, We Care, We Explore?
Coastal Experience Team (CET)
CET plays an important role in ensuring an outstanding guest experience. The team is responsible for guest engagement and information, daily planning of on board and ashore activities, the photo program, sales of excursions, as well as planning and execution of self-organized hikes and other activities. The team consists of the following positions:
Expedition Leader (EL)
Assistant Expedition Leader (AEL)
Nature and Culture Guide
Every day we immerse ourselves in unique themes that harmonize with the history of our upcoming port visits. From informative lectures in the lecture hall to informal conversations on deck about the passing landscape, the team enriches the guest's experience of Norway.
The photographer is part of the Coastal Experience Team (CET) on board the ship and reports to the expedition leader (EL) on board.
Duties and responsibilities
Give presentations on photography, including an inspiring introductory lecture at the beginning of a tour and a summary at the end, as well as other lectures if needed
Give useful and practical workshops on camera settings, camera cleaning and various photography genres and other topics requested
Daily delivery of images to onboard screens, presentations and social media
Assemble "best of" images and content for the USB stick that is prepared for sale at the end of each journey
Responsible for handing over a selection of photos/videos to Hurtigruten media house
Create engagement around photography and make sure to highlight the guests' photos in the form of e.g. photo competitions
Manage and post to the ship's/Hurtigruten's social media and use relevant IT and image sharing platforms to access images from guests
Manage photo equipment for rent and maintenance of all quipment, including warehousing and cleaning
Acquire basic knowledge of the destinations we visit and other relevant topics to interpret the surroundings for guests while on land
Assist the team with the own produced activities on board and ashore
Take specific photos of the ship, employees, crew and destinations at the request of the ship's management and the company (marketing, etc.). A "shot list" can sometimes be provided.
Skills to fly drones are valued
Handle photo and film editing tools
It is necessary to be able to speak and write fluent English, therefore, the application must be completed in English
Good physical shape
It is desirable to be able to speak fluent German and a Scandinavian language
Hurtigruten set high demands for safety on board, which means that all employees must have; Basic safety course for seafarers, Crowd and Crises 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
Generous, fearless and outgoing
You're happy to answer guests' questions when editing photos in public spaces—their enthusiasm energizes you
You are a fast learner, but patient with others who want to learn
Solution-oriented and stress tolerant. Being able to handle unforeseen events.
Good communication and cooperation skills
High security focus
1:1 shift work with 22-28 days on/off depending on intinerary (two roundtrips)
Food and lodging on board
Paid travel to and from the port of departure, by arrangement
Salary in accordance with collective agreement
Good insurance and pension terms
A unique workplace with good colleagues of all ages and social cohesion
Varied working days with Norway's most beautiful view
Applicants will be considered for our entire fleet, and received applications will be processed on an ongoing basis
Would you like to read more about our Coastal Expedition Team and what they offer? Your coastal experience | Hurtigruten Norwegian Coastal Express
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Inspire the Adventure
Make tomorrow better
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.
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.
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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.