Joining arrangements


Crystal Cruises Manning AS will coordinate and assist with all required joining arrangements prior to your departure such as Seaman’s Book, Yellow Fever vaccination, Medical Examination & Visa(s).

You will be provided with details for our port agent before signing on. Crystal Cruises Manning AS has a port agent in each sign on port who will assist you if needed.

In most ports, you will arrive one day prior to joining and overnight at a hotel. Accommodation and transportation from the airport to the hotel and to the ship the following morning will be handled by Crystal Cruises Manning AS.

Flight tickets to and from the vessel will be organized for you. You will receive meal allowance when travelling international. Luggage allowance according to sign on documents.


Joining Costs

Please note that there are no joining fees or costs when joining the ships from Crystal Cruises. Your Medical Examination, visas, and travel expenses are all paid for by the Company.

We advise all applicants to be watchful of agencies claiming to do business with Crystal Cruises Manning AS. There are several websites that encourage applicants to forward personal details and/or money in order to receive an employment package.

If in doubt, contact us to check if we are affiliated with the said agency. Crystal Cruises Manning AS works with a small and exclusive group of dedicated professional employment agents in various parts of the world, whom we work very closely with.

Once you are selected by Crystal Cruises Manning AS to work on board one of our cruise ships, you do not need to pay any agency fees, as they are paid by Crystal Cruises Manning AS.