News – July 12, 2022
During the first half of 2022, the applied protocols in response to the pandemic have been effective in ensuring that the onboard cruise situation remains operational.
As a result, the cruise industry is now resuming more of their services, with 264 cruise ships from 68 cruise companies scheduled to run by 3rd quarter 2022. This will be the largest number of cruise ships in service since the pandemic began in early 2020, representing a significant increase from the end of 1st quarter 2022 with a gain of 34 ships and four brands returning to cruising operations.
We have remained focused to ensure we fulfil our clients’ requirements and we try to exceed expectations at every level. This has been achieved with active recruitment of amazing candidates whilst ensuring high levels of retention for returning poolers. We are therefore delighted that we have been able to increase the number of opportunities that we can provide onboard both river and ocean-going cruise ships. More recently we are very pleased to add the Costa Crociere to our portfolio.
As well as talent sourcing, we have also worked with our clients to ensure talent development within the respective pools.
We are pleased to report that several of the crew members who began their careers in the junior ranks have now been promoted to manager level; Zaw Myo Naing and Kyaw Moe Naing have been promoted to bar manager on their next tour! We are very proud of their accomplishments and we wish them all the best for the future.
During these challenging months, the performance, commitment and positive attitude of our entire crew, both onboard and ashore, has been fantastic! We will continue doing everything to ensure that we remain the local “Cruise Ship Career Partner of Choice”!
Naing Win Tin, Operations Manager, Uniteam Cruise Services