Costa's Manning Agents

Costa Cruises has a network of hiring partners that help us in reaching our recruitment goals around the world. Hiring partners are third party service providers and they are not direct employees of our Company.

The hiring partner’s responsibilities are to source, pre-screen, and present qualified applicants for final approval by a recruiter from our team.

Once an applicant receives a ship assignment, he will receive a Letter of Employment and the hiring partner will assist him/her in the embarkation process, providing guidance for medical, visa and any other relevant documents. They also will provide company orientation and information about shipboard life.

Costa Cruises pays its hiring partners for their services and does not allow the collection of administrative fees, agency fees, or processing fees from job applicants. Once approved by a Recruiter, there are costs involved with joining the ship (passport, seaman’s books, national identification documents, medicals, certifications and license as required for the assigned position) but there is no fee associated with obtaining an interview, position or ship assignment with the Company. If you successfully complete all of the requirements and are able to join your assigned ship, the cost of visa(s) will be reimbursed once you join the ship (services charges or associated fees for obtaining the visa are not eligible for reimbursement).

If you suspect or know you are being asked to pay or offer a bribe for or on Costa Cruises behalf, you must report it to us.

If you are interested in a job with us we invite you to contact one of our hiring partners. Please only contact the hiring partner closest to your permanent address. Submitting applications to more than one hiring partner could result in your disqualification as a candidate.