River Sailor

River Sailor

Dedicated, willing to learn and progress on the job. This is the portrait of a good Sailor (Matrose)


  • training in the inland waterway transport and experience in the nautical field, preferably on river cruise ships, at least 2 years
  • owns an old river booklet with minimum sailor stamp on the Rhine qualification side, or owns a new EU booklet with sailor stamp
  • polite, loyal and mature personality
  • well-groomed appearance with good communications skills
  • feels comfortable to work in an international team
  • candidates with a good level of German and/ or English are preferred
  • has the ability to operate under pressure and comply with the safety regulations requirements and procedures


  • immediately reports damages, issues and concerns to the Captain
  • performs maintenance works on deck and in other areas; these works will include painting, cleaning floors, carpentry and varnishing
  • safely deploys the gangway and secure ship at dock
  • close off stairway access to the Sundeck in a timely manner when passing low bridges
  • verifies the operational readiness of the rescue boat
  • co-responsible for the cleanliness on board, the external appearance of the ship and the Sundeck
  • follows safety regulations regarding ship, staff and guests, as instructed by the Captain
  • attends meetings with superiors and other staff, regarding the schedule or ship life
  • contributes to guests’ memorable cruising experience
  • attends all trainings as per the Captain instructions
  • assists with loading of provisions as directed
Job Category: Nautical Careers

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