Episode 90: Cruise Ship Jobs – What do Social and Gentleman Hosts do?

Kevin Usher

Kevin Usher

In episode 90 of the Tips for Travellers Audio podcast, I find out more about cruise ship jobs by interviewing a Cunard’s Queen Mary 2 Social Host (Kevin Usher) and one of their Gentleman Hosts (Derek Stratton). I find out they got to these more unusual cruise ship roles, and just exactly what a Social Host and a Gentleman Host does. I found out some surprising and unexpected things about both these positions.

For example, the Gentleman Hosts are not paid but are given free passage in return for dancing with solo female cruisers, and the Social Host not only deals with everything from the social and fun sides of a cruise through to supporting a family if there is a death on-board.



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Gary Bembridge

I grew up in Zimbabwe, but I have been based in London since 1987. My travel life spans more than three decades and that includes more than 95 cruises. In 2005, I launched Tips for Travellers to make it easy and fun for people to discover, plan and enjoy incredible cruise vacations. And the rest, as they say, is history. I have the largest cruise vlogger channel currently on YouTube, with more than 3 million video views per month.

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