Waitre d’ Recruitment is South Africa’s Finest Overseas Cruise Ship Recruitment Agency. However, we not only recruit crew for the Cruise Ship industry, but also for land based positions in the UAE. 

With over 30 years of experience in this field, we are undoubtedly the industry’s first choice for international cruise ship and land based placements.

We are presently partnered with prestigious cruise lines worldwide and top companies in the UAE to offer you the most exciting opportunities. As the top cruise ship recruitment agency, we offer the best personalized support and additionally our dedicated team will guide you through every step of the recruitment process. 

We look forward to assisting you with your new and exciting career!

Application is free and we do not charge any fees whatsoever.

What our candidates say...


“I’ve known Carol and Marcus for well over a decade now and they have certainly expanded the Waitre d brand. The have become one of the most long standing and successful recruiting agents in South Africa, catering for the international market. 

From the moment you meet them I can assure you that they will guide you through every step of the recruitment process, and take care of each applicant in the most professional way.

Being part of the Viking Cruise Family has certainly been a career highlight.”

Sidwell – Executive Chef
Viking Cruises


“Hello Marcus and Carol

I have been meaning to send this email to thank you…..

Every day I wake in awe of this place, im blessed honestly, words can never describe how much I appreciate what you have done for me. The place is beautiful, the people here are nice and I get to experience the whole world in one room. I’m excited for when the park officially opens, everything is so exciting.

Again thank you so much, I pray that God blesses you abundantly.

Fortunate – Sales Associate
Warner Bros Abu Dhabi


“I would just like to thank you so much on the opportunity that I am working in the UAE. I know that this would not have been possible if it was not for what Marcus and Carol have done!

I’m loving every minute out here and I am making the best of this opportunity to build a greater life outside South Africa.

You guys are really doing an amazing job with helping people like me by giving us hope and a chance in life to be great and make the most of our lives.

So once again thank you so much!”

Bryan – Lifeguard
Atlantis The Palm Dubai

Odette on Viking

“Waitre d’ held interviews in Cape Town in 2016 for Viking Ocean Cruises, and within 4 months I was back at sea where my heart will always belong. It has been amazing having Waitre d’ as my agent. No hidden agendas, no surprise and unnecessary costs. They are always ready to assist, even if its just keeping contact and making sure I am still happy. There are very few agents out there that care for your personal well being as sincerely as Carol and Marcus and their team. Waitre d’ – I give you all a standing ovation for all the effort and personal attention you pay to us. Proud to be part of the Waitre D’ family. Loving my life of travel and adventure” Thank you!

Odette- Head Waitress
Viking Cruises

A few of our clients

We are very proud of our current and past clients who continue to provide excellent job opportunities for our candidates

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Viking Ocean Cruises
Jumeirah International Dubai
SeaWorld Abu Dhabi
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Warner Bros. World™ Abu Dhabi
Yas Waterworld
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Ferrari World
Atlantis The Palm Dubai
Hilton DoubleTree Doha
Dubai Golf
Etihad Airways Catering
Okku Dubai