Passenger Water Transportation 

What is it?

“Passenger Water Transportation includes recreational cruise lines, Washington State Ferries and other ferries, water taxis, and recreational fishing, sailing, and diving charters." [Source: Washington Maritime Federation]

Examples of passenger water transportation:
  • Ferries (Example: WA State Ferries, King County Water Taxi)

  • Cruise ships (Example: Holland America Line cruise ships)

 
What jobs make up the sector?
Ferries: [Source: Washington State Ferries]
 
​Deck Department
Engine Department

 

Operational shore side positions include:
  • Terminal Operation Staff

  • Fare Collection

  • Terminal Management, etc.

 

Maintenance support positions:
  • Electricians

  • Machinists

  • Sheet metal workers

  • Welders

  • Pipefitters

  • Insulation workers

  • Communications and Navigation Technicians

  • Carpenters

  • Shore side AB’s who perform painting, boat maintenance, etc. 

Fleet support professional positions:
  • Port Engineers

  • Port Captains

  • Human Resources

  • Information Technology (IT)

  • Finance

  • Administration

  • Engineers

  • Analysts

Cruise Ships: [Source: Cruise Job Finder]

Deck Department
Engine Department
 
Entertainment Department:
  • Chefs

  • Sous chefs

  • Bartenders

  • Bakers

  • Dining Room Waiters

  • Purser

  • Housekeeping staff

  • Hotel Administration

  • Hotel Managers

  • Bellman

  • Computer Systems Manager/IT

  • Gift Shop Manager

  • Front desk staff

  • Beauty Therapist

  • Fitness Instructor

  • Hair Stylist

  • Massage Therapists

  • Nurses

  • Physicians

  • Naturalists

  • Travel Guides

  • Cruise Directors

  • Event Managers

  • Singers

  • Dancers

  • Disc Jockeys

Fleet support professional positions:

  • Human Resources

  • Itinerary Planners

  • Information Technology (IT)

  • Finance

  • Administration

  • Analysts

  • Lawyers & Paralegals

  • Project Managers

  • Logistics Coordinators

  • Port Operations

  • Social Media Content Creators

  • Marketing Professionals

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