Are you a Group Leader?
RequirementsBecoming a cruise group leader is a new and exciting phase of the travel industry that has evolved with the growing popularity of vacation cruising. Group leaders contract with us to take groups on board cruise ships and provide them with a myriad of services for the duration of the cruise.
Of course, as a group leader, you'll have a few duties to perform but our cruise specialist is there to help and the benefits far outweigh the effort. Knowledge and training are necessary to perform competently as a good group leader. Although becoming a group leader demands special skills - the good news is that most of those skills can be acquired. Your age and gender are not as important as an upbeat attitude, good health and physical stamina. Your past or present occupation or having a college degree are not the keys to becoming a successful group leader.
The keys to success are that you:
- Enjoy traveling.
- Like people.
- Are a good listener.
- Use common sense to solve problems.
- Stay calm in emergencies.
- Have a creative flair.
- Love to host parties.
WHAT'S IN IT FOR THE GROUP LEADER?If you have a take-charge personality, then you're a natural born group leader. That is, a "pied piper", who can rally friends and colleagues for the cruise vacation of a lifetime.
- If your group reaches the magic number you'll cruise free, or at the very least, for a drastically reduced rate in the so called "Tour Conductor" berth.
- As the group leader, you may use this berth or pass the savings on to the group so that everyone sails for less.
- You will have the planning privileges and luxury of choice. Group leaders are "in the know". You're the key player in planning special onboard events and the contact between our cruise specialist and your group.
WHAT CONSTITUTES A GROUP?Requirements to be classified as a group vary among cruise lines. They can take many forms such as affinity groups, family groups or incentive groups. A group can consist of as few as 10 passengers (5 cabins) but for most cruise lines it is 15 full paying passengers (eight cabins) traveling together on the same departure and same ship.