Royal Caribbean’s Shore Explorer Apprentice-Ship

Wanted: An extraordinarily talented content creator with a thirst for travel

  • Royal Caribbean UK & Ireland is looking to find the ultimate ‘experience hunter’ to work under the watchful eye of our Instagrammer-in-Chief and help inspire our Shore Excursion programme. The three-week Apprentice-Ship will be taking place during summer 2019.

Job Role & Responsibilities:

  • A typical day will see you challenging what a ‘typical day’ is. Working closely with our official Instagrammer-in-Chief, Russ Francis, you will become a content curator and capturer of all things extraordinary
  • You will be tasked with testing and capturing on-land experiences that our customers might want the chance to do whilst on holiday with us
  • The successful candidate will be responsible for sharing their extraordinary experiences on a daily basis on Instagram and your insights will help to inspire the Royal Caribbean shore excursion programme from 2019 onwards

Candidates will meet the following criteria:

  • Qualifications: Use of Instagram on a daily basis (with extensive knowledge of all filters, editing, video content/Stories and IGTV)
  • Ability to take stunning photos and videos (Instagram stories) that capture the essence of an extraordinary experience, inspiring others
  • Willingness to travel
  • Unyielding hunger for amazing experiences and daredevil nature – must be willing to try new things
  • Must be proficient on social media
  • Must be available to travel for three consecutive weeks from May-August 2019

Successful candidate will receive:

  • A number of different shore excursions across the full itinerary, as determined by Royal Caribbean. The successful candidate will be given various options to choose from in each destination
  • A cheque for €6,845.08 (£6,000) upon completion of the three-week trip, based on an annual salary of €118,000 (£104,000) p/a
  • Free roam of all destinations visited
  • All hotel stays, all transfers and all necessary economy flights. It also includes hotel gratuities, standard meals, non-alcoholic drinks, a Wi-Fi allowance, plus daily expenses to the value €57 EUR (£50GBP) per day
  • Uniform: BYO swimmers, sandals & shades. Hiking boots/running shoes also recommended
  • Location:
    • Perfect Day at CocoCay, The Bahamas
    • Seward, Alaska
    • Lisbon, Portugal
    • Stavanger, Norway
    • Dubai, UAE
    • Osaka, Japan

To apply: Apply for the position on Instagram now to be in with a chance of securing the best job the world has to offer! Tag @RoyalCaribbeanUK and #ShoreExplorer in your travel story, via an Instagram Post, Story or IGTV. Must be aged 21 years or over.


Application period: 09:00 GMT 4th February 2019 until 23:59 on 1st March 2019


Judges decision is final. Judging criteria and entry T&C’s can be found at https://www.royalcaribbean.ie/shore-explorer/terms-and-conditions/


*Successful candidate will be paid €2,200 (£2,000) per week for three weeks’ work on their Apprentice-Ship, equivalent to an annual salary of €118,000 (£104,000). €6,845.08 (£6,000) will be the maximum payment, even if travel stretches to four weeks.