Department: Front Office
Brand: P&O Cruises
Date posted: 19-02-2018
Note: STCW 2010 Courses are now mandatory to apply for this position!
Primary Responsibility of the Role:
Provide a smooth and efficient passenger check-in service, ensuring the highest levels of customer service are provided at all times. Register passenger credit cards or other payment methods to personal accounts and ensure all charges are correctly entered onto passenger folios. Collect payments for outstanding passenger charges at the end of each cruise ensuring accurate settlement, and deal with account queries in a timely and effective manner.
Provide a cash handling service through the Reception desk, including foreign exchange transactions for passengers. Accurately maintain and balance a cash float and account for any variances.
Effectively handle passenger enquiries, provide advice on the ship’s layout and facilities and present tours and ports information including disembarkation procedures as required. Record and receive lost property, operate the ship’s switchboard as requested and resolve passenger complaints in a timely and effective manner. Liaise with onboard departments to meet passenger’s special requests. Attend Front of House meetings and assist with immigration inspections as required. Provide administrative support to the customer service department when required and ensure the Reception area is kept clean and tidy at all times.
Key Responsibilities & Duties:
Core Knowledge & Skills
Recognised hotel qualification – Hotel or Hospitality Management is desirable
Previous experience in a similar role, preferably within a busy 4 / 5 star hotel or cruise ship environment is essential
Previous cash handling experience
Strong computer skills, proficient in the use of MS office software
Strong administration background
Good command of written and spoken English
Adapt quickly and remain calm when passenger requirements or demands change, ensuring a quick resolution is achieved
Identify opportunities to do extra for passengers, independently, or in collaboration with colleagues
Make and suggest adjustments to the service in response to passenger feedback and understanding of the passenger profile for the cruise
Accurately and efficiently handle passenger account queries, payments and credit queries
Accurately count cash and record amounts correctly
Register passenger credit cards or other payment methods
Accurate billing of onboard services i.e. laundry Maintain and balance cash floats accurately
Accurately and efficiently handle foreign currency exchange for passengers
Follow all relevant shipboard Accounting procedures in relation to the Reception desk