BASEL OFFICE - Nautical Manager


As the World’s Leading River Cruise Line® and the #1 Ocean Cruise Line, we are constantly innovating our business and growing our fleet. There is tremendous opportunity to join our dynamically growing company — whether onboard our ships or in our corporate offices.

For the complement of our Nautical Operations department, we are looking for a Nautical Manager – RMD specialist.

This position is based in our European Head Office in Basel, Switzerland. Please be aware that we can only accept applicants with a valid working permit or who are eligible to work in Switzerland.



The team of Nautical Managers is responsible for supporting the operations of the nautical department, including tasks connected to office support and data analytics, supporting the daily operation, compliance, recruitment and training. The exact tasks and projects are distributed to the team members and maybe changing regularly.


As Nautical Manager, Specialist Rhine/Main/Danube, you have:

  • Overall responsibility for scheduling the Nautical crew in RMD Operation:
    • ensuring that manning and planning of the nautical crew is compliant with legal obligations in terms of licenses and certificates
    • checking all crew workdays and accurately communicating these days with payroll
    • actively managing work and holiday balances of nautical employees and taking them into account when scheduling assignments
    • operating the scheduling tool: Viking Planner Portal
  • Overall responsibility for supporting the daily operations of the ships:
    • Booking docking locations and keeping constant communication with locks on European Rivers
    • Supporting in managing deviations
  • Gathering data and statistics from the vessels:
    • Monitoring use of consumables ( e.g. fuel consumption)
    • Monitoring locations of the ships and the daily operation
    • Analysing all collected data, identifying gaps or deviations and advising on possible improvement
  • interface between other departments in the Basel office and Infrastructure Operations River


Currently, we are looking for a candidate who could focus on the Rhine / Main / Danube operation. Besides also projects, the Nautical Manager - RMD is expected to help with other implementations and daily operations as per needs.



  • Extensive experience relating to the Rhine / Main / Danube river sailing routes and requirements
  • Proactive and precise communicator, including online Communications
  • Microsoft 365 (SharePoint)
  • Excellent planning and organisational abilities
  • Critical and strategic thinking
  • Out-of-the-box and creative thinking
  • Fluency in English and German (both in written and spoken)
  • Flexibility and willingness for co-operation and teamwork
  • Strong business acumen, exceptional work ethic and customer orientation
  • Reliable and stress-resistant
  • Excellent People Management skills
  • Must be able to travel internationally, up to 40% of the time



  • Flexible working hours
  • Free parking
  • A dynamic and fast-growing environment where you can drive your future
  • A highly talented, passionate and international team
  • A modern working environment with height-adjustable desks
  • Employee restaurant onsite (incl. free soft drinks, juices and coffee)
  • Various discounts (e.g. Discount at the local gym)
  • A free cruise for you and your +1 every two years
  • Regular company events, e.g. sports games, BBQ, cooking classes

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