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2019-08-22 Viking Cruises | Bazel | HBO | Fulltime | Sluit 2019-09-21




  • Safe navigation of the ship in compliance with all statutory regulations
  • To make sure that the guests feel comfortable
  • To be a role model for the entire crew



  • In case of high or low water, damage and technical problems the Captain and the Program Director must take ownership and inform the guests accordingly
  • Train and motivate employees. Ensure Viking’s grooming standards are followed at all times
  • Train new 1st Officers and 2nd Officers with patent
  • Conduct frequently scheduled ship inspections
  • Organization of dumpsters and drinking water
  • Regular checks of mooring lines’ and wires’ condition on a monthly basis
  • Participation in meetings and company relevant trainings
  • Good contact with the authorities, WSP, port authorities, etc.
  • Act as a brand ambassador on behalf of Viking: social obligations towards our guests (presence in public areas, welcome cocktail, Captain's dinner)
  • Attend Cruise Start Meeting with Hotel Manager and Program Director before every cruise, communicate expected changes accordingly and immediately


  • Ensure safe ship operation even in difficult weather / water level conditions
  • Cost-conscious use of all energy resources (fuel, lubricants, etc.)
  • Compliance with timetables and lock times to avoid incidents

Administration, Communication

  • Check whether the necessary patents for the driven route are present on board
  • Check if the nautical crew’s service books contain the necessary qualifications for the operating form A1, A2, or B
  • Daily update of the crew scheduling
  • Check and update certificates, credentials, and approvals
  • Responsible for the administrative process and timely submission of all reports
  • Exchange information with the involved departments (Management, Operations, technical department)
  • Attend nautical meetings (also remotely and during the season on a higher frequency)


  • Overall responsibility for safety on board the ship
  • Compliance with the compulsory guidelines, instructions (nautical manual, safety manual) and laws
  • Co-responsible for the impeccable cleanliness, hygiene and order on board
  • In an emergency, the Captain takes over the command of the entire crew


  • At least 1 year of work experience as a Captain/several years as a 1st Officer
  • Interested in further education (eg. certificate extension, language skills)
  • Independent and flexible
  • Decisive and assertive
  • Strong team worker and able to train/ lead the crew
  • Shows ambition and initiative; perseverant
  • Genuine interest in guest communication

Depending in which geographical area you are eligible to sail you need to fulfill the following obligatory requirements:


  • Rhine license km 1’000 – 167 (Amsterdam – Basel)
  • Radar
  • VHF
  • Safety Expert (Sachkunde)
  • Languages: German and English (mandatory), Dutch and French are an asset


  • Complete Danube license
  • Radar
  • VHF
  • Safety Expert (Sachkunde)
  • Languages: German and English (mandatory), Russian is an asset


  • Longeur illimitée
  • Radar
  • VHF
  • Safety Expert (expert)
  • Languages: French and English (mandatory), German is an asset


Job description – Contract – Company Rules and Regulations –

Onboard ABC Nautical – Uniform Regulation – Manual

Supervisors: Director Nautical / Corporate Captain

Captain gives instructions to: Crew

Co-operation with: Hotel Manager, Program Director, Engineer, Administration in Head Office Basel

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