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CRUISE SHIP ENTERTAINER

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ORGANIZATIONS

Agencies and Production Companies
Bramson Entertainment Bureau
630 Ninth Avenue, Suite 203
New York, NY 10036
(212) 265-3500
Web site: http://www.bramson.com/general.html
Bramson is one of the top employment agencies for cruise ship entertainers.

Cruise Lines International Association (CLIA)
500 Fifth Avenue, Suite 1407
New York, New York 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.

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.

Jean Ann Ryan Productions, Inc.
308 SE 14th Street
Fort Lauderdale, FL 33316
(954) 523-6399
e-mail: jarjobs@aol.com
Web site: http://www.jeanannryanproductions.com This company produces shows for cruise ships and corporate events.

Proship Entertainment
5253 Decarie Boulevard, Suite 308
Montreal, Quebec, Canada H3W 3C2
(514) 485-8823
e-mail: info@proship.com
Web site: http://www.Proship.com
Based in Canada, this agency helps musicians and entertainers get jobs on cruise ships.

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.

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

ResortJobs.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.

Goldberg, Jan. Opportunities in Entertainment Careers. Lincolnwood, IL: VGM Career Horizons, 1999.
This is a general guide to careers in acting, music, dance, and related occupations.

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 ship entertainer 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

Cruise Travel
http://www.cruisetravelmag.com
Read this magazine to get general information on cruises.

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

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