Hello Ultimate Guitar Forum! My name is Tyler Dennis, and I am the head of musician recruitment for Suman Entertainment Group. SEG is one of the largest providers of cruise ship musicians in the world, with over 200 musicians at sea any given day of the year. We book directly for Norwegian and Celebrity, but we also source and book for every single major cruise line out there.

I'm more than glad to be a resource for anyone who has any questions about working as a musician in the cruise industry, and I can also provide information on all of our new job openings for anyone who is interested. We're always looking for solid electric guitar players for show bands, solo singing guitarists for pub gigs, and 4-6 piece pop/commercial top 40 party bands, and sometimes without very much advanced notice.

For anyone who is curious about working on ships and doesn't have any prior knowledge of the gig details, here's a basic rundown:


*Valid passport
*Must be able to pass a background check and a cruise line pre-employment medical exam

Provided benefits:

*Airfare to/from the ship
*Cabin and food are
*Competitive salary
*Full health insurance

For show band guitarists, the audition process begins with an informal e-mail submission of a photo, resume, and links to audio/video clips of your playing. This is usually followed up with a formal interview over the phone or Skype for a full assessment of the player's abilities, which let's us know which, if any, of our available placements would be a good fit.

For bands and pub guitarists, an e-mail submission of photo, resume, links to performance videos, and a complete song list of your full memorized repertoire are required, and from there we can assess your audience and find the best placement at sea for you or your group.

New openings come up all the time, and we keep the information for all of our submissions on file to consider for all future positions. Right now, we have several immediate openings, and I'll be sure to keep the forum updated with any new listings!

Tyler Dennis
Musician Recruitment Specialist
Suman Entertainment Group
Miami, FL, USA