OCEAN - Stateroom Host/ess

JOB DESCRIPTION

STATEROOM HOST/ESS

 

WORKING WITH VIKING

As a Viking Shipboard Team Member, you represent Viking’s values and our Service Standard, STAR Service. You are a hospitality professional with a passion for excellence. Viking will empower you with the skills, knowledge and tools to succeed in your role onboard. At Viking, we are committed to each other and our Guests through a shared set of values. We strive to be the best, we always impress our Guests and we care for each other as a family. By working for Viking, you embody our world-class service culture and become a valued part of our Viking Family.

 

PURPOSE OF POSITION

  • The Stateroom Host/ess provides Guests with a professional, personalized housekeeping service at all times. This includes, but is not limited to, maintaining high standards and consistency of cleanliness of the Guest staterooms while providing our Guests with outstanding customer service.
  • It is your responsibility to create a friendly, guest-oriented service culture to ensure Guest satisfaction and repeat business, which in turn, will increase revenue and profitability of the company.

 

YOUR RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Twice daily cleaning of 15 – 20 staterooms, which includes making beds, vacuuming & dusting, cleaning of stateroom verandas, bathrooms, toilets, windows & mirrors, replenishing linens, towels and room amenities.
  • Ensure the general maintenance of staterooms, and report all deficiencies for repair and maintenance using the Shipboard Reporting Systems; replace Stateroom glassware & coffee machines.
  • Ensure the confidentiality & security of all Guest staterooms and be competent in handling Guests complaints.
  • Make ice deliveries and provide a laundry pick-up & delivery and shoeshine service for Guests.
  • Correctly handle cleaning products, materials and housekeeping equipment, separate & remove garbage and place it in designated containers; clean garbage as often as needed, ensuring that separation procedures and all Public Health Standards are maintained.
  • Participate in luggage duty on embarkation & disembarkation day.
  • Participate in “The Daily Reunion” every day to understand your team’s operational needs and to ensure consistent adherence to Viking’s STAR Service Standards.
  • Provide the highest level of comfort and service to Guests and consistently maintain an impeccable standard of cleanliness and hygiene in assigned areas, as per Viking’s STAR Service Standards and all Public Health Policies; proactively prepare service according to Guest flow, embarkation & disembarkation, sea day activities & other activities.
  • Ensure that Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) is worn at all times during relevant activities, such as during the loading, handling and storage of chemicals, processing contaminated linens per the outbreak Prevention & Recovery Plan (OPRP) and other activities as required. Always use correct lifting techniques to prevent injuries.
  • Uphold impeccable grooming standards at all times by complying with Viking’s Image and Uniform Standards.
  • Ensure that company property is appropriately secured and protected, especially during rough weather conditions, in order to prevent unnecessary loss or damage.
  • Demonstrates outstanding flexibility: able to work at different times of the day, under pressure and reflect a positive can-do attitude and the best image of Viking at all times.
  • Become knowledgeable about itinerary-related ports of call, shore excursions and shipboard activities such as events, entertainment and programs.
  • Have strong motivation to achieve the company goals and objectives (quality and financial) for the Housekeeping Department.
  • Have full knowledge about safety & security procedures and can operate in line with all Public Health, Environmental and Safety & Security Policies; participate in all training concerning onboard training, safety & security, fire prevention, evacuation exercises as required by the company.
  • Manage the stateroom minibars during each cruise, as required by the Executive Housekeeper.
  • Assist in other departments and/or perform additional duties, upon instruction from supervisors.

This document describes the primary activities, duties and responsibilities of this position. Your manager or supervisor may assign additional duties and responsibilities to you.

 

YOUR PROFILE

  • Must have housekeeping experience, cleaning 15 – 20 rooms twice daily.
  • Previous experience working in an operation with high standards of Guest services and cleanliness, such as 5-star deluxe ships are required; previous cruise industry experience is preferred.
  • Must be able to do extensive walking and have the ability to stand on feet for a long time; must be able to physically handle 50+ lbs.
  • Must have good English communication skills; excellent organizational skills are required.
  • Guest-focused, service-oriented, positive personality, professional appearance and impeccable hygiene standards are required; must be able to deal with confidential information with competence and discretion.
  • Must be able to work with various chemicals and cleaning tools; must have excellent knowledge of all Public Health Policies.

 

GUIDELINES AND REGULATIONS

  • Follow Standard Operating Procedures & STAR Service Standards.
  • Ensure appropriate clothing and appearance according to Viking’s Image & Uniform Standards.
  • The company reserves the right to change/extend this job description if necessary, at any point of time during his/her employment.

 

Position:                                          Stateroom Host/ess

Supervisor:                                     Assistant Chief Housekeeper

Gives instructions to:                   Assistant Stateroom Host/ess, if applicable

Receives instructions from:       Receives instructions from:       Assistant Chief Housekeeper, Executive Housekeeper, & Hotel General Manager

                                                      

“As for conditions — in terms of contracts, special benefits and vacations during the season — Viking is far above average within the industry.”


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