Although not all cruise lines have onboard lecturers those that do either actively recruit through their website or through entertainment agencies. Additionally, a few cruise lines may not even post job vacancies and invite a lecturer instead. Either way, some are paid and some are not. Here are some of the cruise lines and agencies that hire lecturers and what they call the position:
- Adventure Canada: works with Indigenous culturists and storytellers who provide an insight into the region’s history and culture.
- Celebrity Cruises: partnered with the Smithsonian Institute to provide expert Smithsonian Journey speakers.
- Crystal Cruises: Crystal Cruises’ theme cruises feature destination lecturers and special interest lecturers.
- Cunard: The Cunard Insights enrichment program hires a wide range of Speakers.
- Princess Cruises: Princess Cruises hires port lecturers, naturalist lecturers, guest enrichment lecturers and passenger volunteer lecturers.
- Silversea Cruises: The Silver perspectives programme uses enrichment guest lecturers and destination consultants.
- To Sea with Z: This agency helps cruise lines such as Celebrity Cruises, Holland America and Costa choose Seminar Speakers to work onboard. They charge a placement fee and the cruise line provides a complimentary cabin and meals.
Sixth Star Entertainment: This agency also helps place destination speakers get placed on cruise ships for a fee.
Indigenous cultural entertainment onboard and onshore
The most likely opportunity for Indigenous cultural entertainment exists when welcoming the cruise passengers to a specific board. To get hired for such engagement, any interested groups would need to work with the local port authority and Destination Marketing Organization.