Minimum Requirements

  • Fluent English
  • Recognized National Master’s Degree (or equivalent) in Acupuncture and/or Chinese Medicine
  • 2,000 classroom and clinic hours


Come practice your passion while seeing the world! Working within a spa on board is an excellent way to explore the sea routes of the world while honing in on your acupuncture, public speaking, and marketing skills. All while earning income!

Acupuncturists are trained in Los Angeles,California throughout the year. Training last between 3-5 days and provides invaluable instruction that can be utilized on board and future private practice.Practitioners are trained on Power Point presentations and other useful marketing techniques. Also provided is basic training on our signature protocols, including facial rejuvenation, sea sickness, pain management, weight loss, stop smoking and stress relief.

Learning how to communicate the principles of Chinese medicine is the key to our success. Only through education and experience can the world begin to grasp the beauty of this powerful medicine. Help us expand the reach of Traditional Chinese medicine by bringing it to the cruising population.

Essential Components Required

  • A Master’s Degree (or equivalent) in Acupuncture and/or Chinese Medicine
  • This varies from country to country, but the applicant must have graduated from a recognized university with a combined total of at least 2000 classroom and clinic hours. Please visit for a list of pre-approved schools. Please note that if your school does not appear, you may still be eligible. However further information will be required.
  • Any additional courses/certifications such as: Tai Chi, Qi Gong, Acupuncture Facial Rejuvenation, Tui Na, Chinese Herbs, Electro-Acupuncture, Cranio-Sacral are a plus but not mandatory
  • Additionally, our training has been granted CEU/PDA status by the NCCAOM( National Cerification Commission for Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine( US). Practitioners who choose to do so can get 21 CEU's toward certification and license renewal.

Beauty Therapists

Minimum Requirements

  • Good English Skills
  • CIDESCO, ITEC, Inter clinitique, ROC, or IA College
  • National diplomas, with a minimum of 2 years preferred and include the following
    subjects: Face cleansing therapy, face electrical treatments, electrical body treatments, manicure,
    pedicure and full body massage


As a beauty therapist you will be selected by us to specialise as either a skin care specialist, body and detox specialist or a holistic therapist. All of the courses require you to have good sales skills and a high level of communication skills, to enable you to book in guests for tailored services and advise how to care for themselves at home.
Body specialists learn the award winning Parisian treatment called Ionithermie, this body cleansing and firming treatment is designed to tighten and tone the body, as well as providing a range of health benefits through detoxification, and is available to both men and women.

As a skin care specialist, you will learn how to perform the first class La Therapie facials using advanced glycolic skin care products designed to deliver ultimate results visible after just one treatment.

Elemis is an innovative product house. Using advanced scientific technology combined with natural organic ingredients they deliver outstanding results both to the skin and body. Some services available range from Deep Tissue massages, muscle-reliving body wraps and Japanese facials for men and women, excellent to firm and repair sun damaged and sensitive skin.

Essential Components Required
  • Provide Facial Massage and Skin Care
  • Provide Facial Electrical Treatments
  • Apply and Instruct on Makeup
  • Provide Lash and Brow Treatments
  • Provide and Advise on Nail Care
  • Provide Wax Depilation
  • Enhance appearance using specialist makeup techniques
  • Provide Body Massage
  • Provide Body Electrical Treatments
  • Provide Body Mechanical Treatments
  • Provide Sun Bed and Sauna Treatments

Hairdresser and Hair Stylist


  • Good English Skills
  • Need to complete a three year hairdressing apprenticeship or have completed hairdressing training at a
    full time college
  • Need to be fully qualified in both ladies and men’s hairdressing
  • Minimum of 12 months salon experience unsupervised preferred
  • Successful applicants will be required to complete a trade test.


As an International stylist you will work with all of types of hair, on both ladies and gentlemen, offering all services available in land based salon, together with so much more. As a hair stylist you will need to be multi-talented as you may offer many services.

  • Go Smile teeth whitening, is a safe and effective cosmetic procedure, with the ability to lift stains leaving teeth up to six shades brighter.
  • Elemis Exotic Hair and Scalp Ritual, a traditional Indian treatment, excellent to de-stress the shoulders and stimulate the scalp, and often combined with a blow-dry or similar finish.
  • Not forgetting your main role, which will be to offer ladies hair up styles and blow-dries for formal evenings, colouring and cutting for ladies and gentlemen. You will need strong communication skills and passion for your work to ensure that your column is always fully booked and that you exceed your revenue targets with ease.

Essential Components Required

  • Advise and consult with clients
  • Shampoo and condition hair and scalp
  • Style hair using drying and setting techniques
  • Cut hair using basic techniques
  • Change hair colour using basic techniques
  • Fulfill salon reception duties
  • Develop and maintain effective team work and relationships
  • Support the health, safety and security of the salon environment
  • Men's Hairdressing
  • Dry hair into shape and create a finished look

Massage Therapists


  • Good English Skills
  • Must be qualified in Swedish/Sports massage with NVQ, ITEC, VTCT, (minimum 150 hours) or equivalent
  • Any additional courses, e.g. aromatherapy, reflexology, Indian head massage, Reiki, remedial massage
    is beneficial
  • Massage with Facial Electrics
  • Level 2 NVQ and Level 3 NVQ (Massage) or equivalent National Certificate


Massage Therapists attend the Elemis ten-day course where, as with the beauty therapists role, the focus is on standards, professionalism and revenue, massage therapists are also expected to exceed these expectations.

During the course, you will develop deep tissue massage techniques, incorporating your own personal massage movements with our advanced techniques. This not only ensures that your guest receives the ultimate personalised massage, but most importantly, with correct posture and use of the body, you will have a long-standing career with us.

During your course, we will train you in muscle detoxifying seaweed wraps, which saturate the muscle fibres, releasing tension and swelling from joints, combined with a Deep Tissue massage you will be able to provide longer lasting results for your guests.

Aroma Stones therapy is taught to the advanced massage therapists. Using the healing volcanic stones from Bali, the stones are gently heated and then rhythmically massaged in to the body. Special stones are anointed with aromatherapy oils, and placed on the body’s key energy points or ‘chakras’ to balance the body. This therapy offers the ultimate in pure indulgence for our guests onboard.

Essential Components Required

  • A Diploma in Swedish Massage including the anatomy and physiology of the body is absolutely necessary
  • The minimum number of hours for the above course is 150
  • Any other courses like reflexology, Indian head massage, aromatherapy is beneficial to your application, but not essential


Medi-Spa Physicians


  • Fluent English
  • Hold a medical degree from a recognized college or university
  • Minimum of 2 years clinical experience


Practice aesthetic medicine while traveling the world. The Medi-spa Physician manages his/her own aesthetic clinic in the spa and administers non-surgical cosmetic procedures such as Dysport and Restylane. Whether you have experience with these safe and popular treatments or you are interested in gaining experience to integrate them into your own practice in the future, this is a great opportunity to practice aesthetic medicine. In addition to the hands-on clinical experience, learn valuable marketing and sales skills all while earning income and traveling the world.

All doctors are required to attend a 5-day training course in Miami prior to employment onboard. The training course is conducted by Steiner’s Medical Director, Dr. Brad Herman, a board certified plastic surgeon with a Miami-based private practice. The training includes clinical training on the facial injectables and onboard sales and marketing strategies to manage a successful business onboard. All tools and information can be utilized on board and in your future medical practice.

Dr. Herman provides a Letter of Recommendation at the end of your completed contract.

Required Qualifications

  • Hold a medical degree from a recognized college or university
  • The applicant must have graduated from a recognized university by the International Medical Education Directory (IMED). Please visit FAIMER iMed to see if your school is recognized. Please note that if your school does not appear, you may still be eligible. However, further information will be required.
  • Hold a current valid medical license
  • A minimum of 2 years clinical experience
  • Fluent in English


Nail Technicians


  • Good English Skills
  • Need to have a certificate for the system acrylic nails as a basic. This can be the creative nail design CND, easy
    flow system, OPI system
  • Nail technicians need to have 1-year experience preferred and be able to do a new full set of acrylic
    nail extensions or hard gel nail extensions in 1 hour 30 minutes
  • You will also be asked to demonstrate a red gel polish


A three-day intensive Creative nails course, exclusively created for Maritime technicians, is delivered in week one. The CND system is an award winning system using liquid and powder to provide the guest with a glass like finish.

Technicians then spend the additional time in training learning promotions, retail training and the deluxe Elemis rituals for the feet and hands, both of which combine manicure and pedicure procedures.

Recently launched, the Gentle Touch Teeth Whitening system is an effective cosmetic procedure, which will gently lift stains away from teeth, and can be carried out by nail technicians in the salon.

Essential Components Required

  • A qualification in Manicure and Pedicure equivalent to NVQ Level 2 is essential
  • Applicants must have the ability to do a full set of ACRYLIC nails in 1 hour and 10 minutes including French polish

Personal Trainers and Fitness Instructors


  • Good English Skills
  • Premier’s level 3 Certificate in Gym Instruction or equivalent OR
  • Fitness Instructor YMCA Level 3 or an equivalent resistance weights or personal training qualification


Steiner offers fitness professionals a unique career in the industry. The Personal Trainer is certified to lead classes and perform Personal Training sessions on board. They are fitness professionals with extensive experience in the fitness field. The Personal Trainer must be knowledgeable of all fitness offerings at the spa, hold current certifications and have at least 1 year's experience. They must posses excellent customer services skills in order to provide the highest quality environment and instruction that will meet the needs of our guests in the area of health and exercise.

Successful applicants attend a three week intensive training course in London where they are taught how to implement the specially designed programs and business model, as well as receive tuition on public speaking, Seminars, Pilates, Yoga and Indoor cycling.

Education and Experience Requirements: Must have a recognised National Certification in personal training , preferably in yoga and pilates. An exercise to music qualification is preferred but not essential. You must have a minimum of 1 year's industry experience, 6 months of which must include personal training clients. The spa industry provides some of the most exciting professions today! You have been carefully selected to represent this department because of your customer service abilities, enthusiasm, professional appearance, knowledge of health and fitness, technical know-how and ability to make fitness fun and rewarding. We hope you will find your career here very rewarding and challenging.

Steiner Fitness is for the individual that strives to be the best, can motivate and inspire others and has a desire to learn and be successful.

Essential Components Required

  • Premier’s level 3 Certificate in Gym Instruction or
  • Fitness Instructor YMCA Level 3 or an equivalent resistance weights or personal training qualification
  • All applicants must attend 5 hours of Pilates and Yoga classes before attending training


Steiner, the onboard spa people, are on over 157 cruise ships globally. Apply now and join the team.

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