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Wine Waiter - Worldwide

Carnival UK
Closing date
21 Mar 2023

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Wine Waiter

As a market leader in the cruise industry, Cunard sails spectacular ships all over the world. Join us and you'll discover that working at sea is more than just a job, it's a way of life. During your Cunard career you could explore all four corners of the world, visiting destinations from Alaska to Japan, and more than 70 countries in between. Explore new cultures, meet incredible new friends, and gain experiences that will stay with you for a lifetime. 

As a Wine Waiter you will serve passengers and/or crew members and provide a professional bar service at all times. You will be enhancing both the passenger and crew experience, whilst fully adhering to company service standards. Our onboard outlets are some of the most luxurious at sea and you will be expected to keep the outlet neat and tidy at all times. You will be required to use and maintain all bar equipment correctly, reporting any repairs required promptly.


  • Assist the Chief Sommelier with wine
  • Talks, tasting sessions and presentations for passengers.
  • Prepare pre-orders of wine and ensure they are on the tables in preparation for the service period.
  • Confidently and professionally engage with passengers providing information and answering wine questions.
  • Serve wine and beverages to passengers, officers and crew complying fully with the Responsible Service of Alcohol policies and procedures
  • Actively generate wine sales and cash profit by promoting set promotions and consulting on fine wine selection including how to pair wine with food.
  • You will also be expected to follow all working and cleaning routines and rotas and ensure the appearance and condition of all items including glasses, equipment and bottles meet the required standards.


  • WSET Level 2 in Wines and Spirits / recognised Wine qualification or equivalent preferred or relevant industry experience
  • Level 2 Award in Food Safety or equivalent
  • Previous sommelier experience within a 4/5* establishment
  • Passion and a desire to share your wine knowledge with others
  • Good command of written and spoken English

It takes great passion and real dedication to maintain our position at the top. That’s why people are at the heart of our journey delivering the highest standards to our valued customers. With support to help you reach your potential and attractive company benefits. Join us on our journey, apply now.

We are working hard to build a flexible and inclusive culture. As part of our culture difference is valued and our people can be themselves. We welcome applications from everyone because inclusivity is at the heart of everything we do. We do not discriminate on the basis of age, disability, gender, race, religion or belief, sexual orientation, marriage & civil partnership and pregnancy & maternity.

During the recruitment and on boarding process we may not be able to offer an exact start date, but as soon as we do we will let you know and make sure you have plenty of notice and support to get ready for your adventure with us. 

Please note that STCW is a requirement for this role. Further information will be provided should your application should be successful.

Carnival UK require all crew, joining any of our vessels, to be fully vaccinated with a primary series of any WHO approved COVID-19 vaccination as a minimum to ensure you continue to have the best protection against COVID-19, and to protect those around you. COVID-19 vaccines and boosters are proven to be effective at reducing the risk of infection, serious illness, hospitalisation and death from COVID-19 therefore we highly recommend that all crew are fully up to date with all available COVID-19 boosters when eligible. 

We will continue to offer COVID-19 booster programmes on board, and during your time on board it will be mandatory for you to attend these clinics to receive a booster vaccination or formally record your refusal of the booster in your medical records. Please note, for all crew who are planned to join a ship visiting Australia or Japan during their contract, they are required to be fully vaccinated with a primary series and a WHO Approved booster (preferably MRNA) prior to joining the ship.

We are unable to progress any applications from individuals who will not be fully vaccinated, 14 days prior to joining a ship, at this time and welcome future applications should your vaccination status change.

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