Embark your medical career on a new international voyage of discovery. Join our team of skilled Doctors, Nurses and Paramedics working on any of our 70 ships across our five fleets: Carnival Cruise Line, Princess Cruises, Holland America Line, Seabourn and P&O Australia. Our staff are passionate about providing quality healthcare to our guests and crew while they sail the world creating lasting memories.
Cruise Ship Medicine
Our ships provide a full spectrum of high quality, evidence-based medical care to guests and crew.Learn More
Why Choose Us?
We are the largest and most diverse health services group in the cruise industry. We manage the medical services for five fleets of the Carnival Corporation – the world’s largest leisure travel company. Our North American offices are located across Miami, Los Angeles and Seattle. We pride ourselves in attracting a diverse group of highly qualified and skilled medical staff from multiple nationalities. When you join us, you become part of the team that helps deliver the highest quality, evidence-based healthcare to our guests and team members.
We serve our people, and our ships through a shoreside Emergency Medicine Specialist clinical lead and rapid 24 hour a day access to over 20 clinical sub-specialties through a US-based telemedicine service. We pride ourselves on operating a medical service based on best-practice shipboard protocols and procedures which form the core quality standards for our international healthcare accreditation program. We serve a travelling population of over 8 million guests a year and 90,000 employees.
Our large scale and scope allows us to be the employer of choice in the cruise industry and offer exciting career opportunities, and worldwide travel benefits to talented medical staff.
- 70 ships across 5 fleets
- Sail to more than 500 ports worldwide
- 800+ Medical Staff
- 400,000+ patient visits per year
Start an Application
- Use our online application tool and set the pace of your application
- Review and acknowledge position requirements
- Complete your personal profile, educational background and work experience
- Submit supporting documents, such as
- A Cover Letter and Resume
- Certified copies of your professional qualifications and certificates
- Proof of professional registration and license
- Details of specific clinical skills
- Professional and personal disclosures
- Allow us to share more detail through pre-recorded virtual introductions to our shore-side and shipboard teams
- Participate in an online screening interview, in your own time
- Listening, comprehension, English language skills for the position will be assessed
- Applicants that pass the screening interview, are invited to a Clinical assessment
- Successful applicants will receive a provisional offer, subject to review and validation of references, licenses etc.
Your current and recent employers (in supervising capacities) will be contacted for references.
Accepting an offer of employment, and all terms of and conditions, will allow us to start the onboarding process. As these next steps typically take place locally in your country of residence, your application may be handled by one of our local offices.
Our local administration offices will contact you with guidance on the next steps. These include, but are not limited to:
- Credentialing (review of your professional license to practice, educational background, certifications, employment history etc.)
- Pass a Regulatory Seafarer Medical Fitness examination
- Verifying specific Health Screening requirements for medical staff
- Obtain the necessary travel documents and visas (including C1D Visas for non-USA or Canadian applicants)
- Criminal background checks or Police Clearance
- Your start date availability
- Additional requirements may be imposed by certain countries, Flag states or regulatory bodies, dependent on your nationality and country of residence
Joining a Ship
- The onboarding process may take several months and once completed and you sign a legal contract, you will be ready to join your first ship
- Provisional assignment details may be shared during times of critical need to help you plan and prepare
- Always wait for instructions before engaging in any professional or personal arrangements in anticipation of joining a ship
- Depending on our operational staffing needs, you may need to wait several weeks or months for an assignment to be available
"I knew I wanted to do something different, but I never expected just how much opportunity I could find working with Carnival. It’s more than an adventure – it's the best career move I’ve ever made."
"All of my past nursing experiences including working in intensive care and emergency settings were the foundation for success in this job. I love the variety of patient care opportunities that it affords, meanwhile traveling the world and interacting with fellow crew members from many countries"
"I never realized how broad my skillset was until I experienced working onboard cruise ships. Here I can go from a general practice consultation for someone with an UTI to intubating and sedating a patient, or administering thrombolysis to a patient, in just a single workday"
"When I was working in the back of the ambulance, I gained the confidence and proficiency to care for my patients. Since working onboard, I developed my team dynamics skills, working along with the nurses and the physicians. They appreciate my skillset and I do value the multidisciplinary environment as a new way of improving my knowledge and skills"