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ORGANIZATIONS

American Society of Travel Agents (ASTA)
1101 King Street, Suite 200
Alexandria, VA 22314
(703) 739-2782
Web site: http://www.astanet.com
ASTA is the leading organization for travel professionals. Check the Education/Careers section of the Web site to get information on travel schools. You can search for schools that specialize in cruises.

Cruise Lines International Association (CLIA)
500 Fifth Avenue, Suite 1407
New York, NY 10110
(212) 921-0066
e-mail: info@cruising.org
Web site: http://www.cruising.org
CLIA is the official organization of the cruise industry. They work with cruise lines and travel agents.

Institute of Certified Travel Agents (ICTA)
148 Linden Street
Wellesley, MA 02482
(800) 542-4282
Web site: http://www.icta.com
ICTA trains and certifies travel professionals. Their Web site can help you find schools near you and can help you plan your travel career.

International Council of Cruise Lines (ICCL)
2111 Wilson Boulevard, 8th Floor
Arlington, VA 22201
(800) 595-9338
e-mail: info@iccl.org
Web site: http://www.iccl.org
The ICCL provides information on its members, which include many of the major cruise lines. They also do research on the cruise industry.

WEB SITES

CoolWorks.com
http://www.coolworks.com
Check the Jobs on Water section for links to cruise ship jobs.

Cruise Ship Database
http://www.jcoston.bizland.com/cruisedbfr.html
This database provides complete address information for cruise ship companies based in the United States and abroad.

Hcareers.com
http://www.hcareers.com
Hcareers.com lists hotel, restaurant, and cruise ship jobs. Jobs in Canada can be found here: http://www.hcareers.ca

JobMonkey.com
http://www.jobmonkey.com/cruise
This site has excellent information about getting into the cruise industry and has job postings.

Resort Jobs.com
http://www.resortjobs.com/do/where
This site features links to cruise and resort jobs worldwide. Check the Resources section for links to internship and summer job opportunities.

BOOKS

Eberts, Marjorie, Linda Brothers, and Ann Gisler. Careers in Travel, Tourism, and Hospitality. Lincolnwood, IL: VGM Career Horizons, 1997.
An overview of careers in the cruise industry is included in this book about travel careers.

Marin, Richard B. Cruise Ship Jobs: The Insiders Guide to Finding and Getting Jobs on Cruise Ships Around the World. Coconut Creek, FL: Portofino Publications, 1998.
You can find detailed information on being a cruise director in this book. It also contains answers to many common questions about life on cruise ships.

Miller, Mary Fallon. How to Get a Job with a Cruise Line. Fourth ed. St. Petersburg, FL: Ticket to Adventure, Inc., 1997.
This book contains practical information on how to get a job on a cruise ship. It also features profiles of people who have held cruise ship jobs.

PERIODICALS

Travel Weekly
(800) 360-0015
e-mail: twcrossroads@cahners.com
Web site: http://www.twcrossroads.com
Travel Weekly is a good magazine to read to learn about the travel industry.

Cruise Travel
990 Grove Street
Evanston, IL 60201-4370
Web site: http://cruisetravelmag.com/
Read this magazine to get general information on cruises

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