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Become a part of Europe’s leading Ferry Company

At Stena Line, we work together to transform our business and achieving our vision - Connecting Europe for a sustainable future. Great team work and a friendly atmosphere is in our DNA. We are true problem-solvers and are always up for a new challenge.


Do you have previous experience working at sea or in the hospitality industry and are you ready for a new adventure?

Onboard of the ship Stena Hollandica with her 3 restaurants, casino, cinema, 2 bars, duty free shop and 538 cabins you will have the opportunity to shine; utilize all your current skills and gain vital new ones. Working alongside your close-knit team, you have the responsibility to ensure that the journey is exciting and comfortable, both for our guests and for your colleagues. The journey starts with us – come join our family!


What does a Steward do?

At Stena Line, no day is like the other and as a host onboard you will be where the guests need you the most. In our restaurants and cafes, you will be required to serve the customers at an effective and brisk pace, but also to take time to assist and listen to our guests. In the stores onboard, you’ll sell all products we have available, ranging from alcoholic drinks to sun cream! In short, as a Steward you are ready to work hard and use your enthusiastic and receptive attitude to enable our guests to relax and have an enjoyable experience!


A dynamic role with many benefits

If you’ve worked at sea in the past, then you know how special it is, and the team soon becomes like a second family. At times you may live onboard staying in one of our crew cabins, there’s a gym and plenty of room to relax, have fun and hang out with your colleagues. We hope you see the job as a chance to grow and develop, and an experience that will hopefully open doors to the future.


Are you one of our new Stewards?

At Stena Line, your personality matters just as much as your excellent performance in the job. We like proactive employees who use their creativity and enthusiasm within all aspects of their position. Your ability to provide a consistently high standard of service is of course important, so is a passion for the role you will be placed in. All our employees have the responsibility for our passengers’, and their own safety onboard. As such it is a requirement that you need be in good physical and mental health and being fluent in English is essential. Working onboard does automatically mean you will be trained for all types of safety and crowd management tasks.


Good to know

Our ferries depart from Hoek van Holland, Harwich and Killingholme. The work involves flexible working hours on a rota base and could include nightly hours. At Stena Line, we believe it's the little things that make a big difference. We're looking for people who will go that extra mile for our customers to make sure their trip is as comfortable and safe as possible.


Candidate’s Profile

Education/ experience, the ideal candidate will have:

  • An MBO/ Secondary vocational degree, preferably in Hotel Management;
  • Experience in a restaurant outlet;
  • Knowledge of Microsoft Office required, including Excel- & PowerPoint;
  • Must be able to communicate in Dutch and English, both written and verbal;
  • Pro-active;
  • Strong at multi-tasking and working in a fast paced environment;
  • Positive attitude and a team player is a must;
  • Attention to detail;
  • Ambition to develop within the company.


What do we offer:

An interesting and challenging position in which collegiality, flexibility and hard work go together and additionally:

  • A fixed-term contract for the duration of 12 months with the prospect of permanent employment;
  • A sailing and leave schedule from week on and off;
  • You only work 24 weeks a year!
  • Market-based wages, conform seafarers bargaining agreement;
  • A challenging work environment;
  • Collective bargaining agreement for seafarers.



Are you interested in this position and does our organization appeal to you? Send an e-mail with a motivation and CV before 7 October 2021 to vacatures@stenaline.com.

For more information about this vacancy, you can contact vacatures@stenaline.com.


If this sounds like you and you're based in or near Hoek van Holland then why not apply to join our family?! Working at Stena Line means having a safe and stable workplace and a great work-life balance. We are committed to maintaining and developing a sustainable working environment, free from harassment, that gives equal opportunities to everyone. We embrace equality, diversity and inclusion – and welcome all applicants. The journey starts with us!


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