PORTUGAL - Tour Escort (freelance/ seasonal contract)



You ensure fullest guest satisfaction, coordinate all shore-excursion activities, organization of guest entertainment programs and compliance with the product book and all included programs and services.

This document is not a define overview of the expected responsibilities, tasks and duties. Items can be added in the future depending on the final departmental development. The holder of this statement can be asked to take on other tasks in addition of the ones stated on the paper.
Onboard Duties Organization of embarkation and transfer assistance for disembarkation

  • Ensuring smooth operation of transfers (transfer / luggage / times)
  • Coordination of airport representative and assisting with guest travels
  • Handling / filing of cruise / land reports & daily program
  • Managing and filing vendor vouchers & onboard bookings
  • Promoting Easy Survey cards and shore-excursion questionnaires
  • Organizing and presenting guest entertainment (games / port talks / presentations)
  • According to the cruise layout & active guest relation
  • Responsible for all public announcements (including bridge commentary)
  • Facilitating and assisting guests with onboard cruise bookings
  • Handling guest complaints
  • Supporting the Front Desk with guest service duties

Shore Excursion

  • Coordination of all excursions including audio equipment
  • Liaising with local suppliers (reconfirmation of reservations, local guides …)
  • Instructing and briefing local guides prior to shore-excursion
  • Accompanying all excursions led by local guides
  • Commentary on the coaches and local guiding in pre-defined towns / sites according to Cruise Layout and Storyboard
  • Presenting and promoting all shore-excursions

Graduated education within hotel / tourism industry

  • Min. 3 years professional experience in a management position / tour guidance
  • International experience / experience on a ship is an asset
  • Excellent English skills, other languages especially Portuguese are an asset
  • Service oriented and guest focused
  • Must work independently, profound computer knowledge
  • Excellent management, organizational and communication skills
  • Positive personality, friendly and neat appearance
  • Stress resistance, flexibility, team player


· Outstanding flexibility and ability to co-operate within the entire ship team and under pressure is a
· Ability to lead guests in the most professional way, including but not limited to, crowd management
  and professional hosting, as well as representing the Company as a Viking Ambassador even in the most challenging circumstances, always in a professional way

· Achieves/succeeds the KPI goals set for the Program Director position
· Actively participates in achieving shore excursions, enrichment and financial KPI goals
· Strongly motivates and contributes to achieve the company goals and objectives

· Full knowledge about safety & security procedures, participation in all training concerning safety &
security, fire prevention, evacuation exercises as required by the company


· Adhere to Uniform Regulation
· Study Program Director Manual and other job related documents
· Implement PSO policies, procedures, standards, as laid out by the management
· Ensure appropriate appearance and clothing according to the updated grooming standards
· The company reserves the right to change/extend this job description if necessary at any point of time
during her/his employment


Position: Tour Escort
Supervisor: Program Director, Hotel Manager, Corporate Enrichment and
Program Manager
Gives instructions to: Guest services, Guest Services Manager,
Local Tour Guides, and other shore side Viking staff
Receives instructions from: Program Director, Hotel Manager, Corporate Enrichment and
Program Manager, Corporate Operations 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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