FAQ's

HOW LONG WILL I BE ONBOARD?

Dependant on your role onboard – A contract can range anywhere from two – nine months.


WHERE WILL I HAVE MY MEALS AND ARE THEY INCLUDED?

Depending on rank this will be in either the crew mess or officers mess these are located in the crew are only of the Ship.

All meals are provided to our crew free of charge.


WILL I ALWAYS WORK ON THE SAME SHIP?

Your contracted Ship will depend on the current manning needs on each Vessel.
You may not necessarily always remain on the same Vessel for each contract.


WILL I BE ABLE TO GO ASHORE IN PORTS?

Yes , we will operate shore leave providing IPM is met.

When going ashore it is always important you check what time you need to be back onboard before the Ship sails. This information will always be visible at the gangway as you disembark.


IS THERE A GYM ON BOARD?

Yes there is a crew gym located on Deck 2 which can be used in your free time.

2 stripe officers and above the passenger gym may also be used after 7pm

4 stripe officers may have access to the passenger gym all day.


WILL I HAVE TO HAVE A MEDICAL EXAMINATION BEFORE I AM ABLE TO WORK ON BOARD?

Yes. You will be required to have an ENG1 Medical or your countries equivalent before you join the Vessel.

Your medical certificate will be valid for 2 years and will need to be renewed prior to joining if  the certificate is due to expire during your contracted dates.


CAN I RECEIVE MEDICAL TREATMENT ON BOARD?

Our crew's safety and well-being is our highest priority. Should employees become ill while onboard,

each ship has a team of dedicated medical professionals that will provide assistance at no cost to the crew member.

Please note that although medical assistance is available to crew onboard routine check ups and repeat prescriptions can not be filled whilst onboard.

If you require medication – Please ensure you bring enough with you to cover the duration of your time onboard the Vessel. 


DO YOU HAVE DRUG / ALCOHOL TESTING ON BOARD?

All officers and crew may be subject to random drug and alcohol testing as instructed by the company.

The Master also has authority to require drug and alcohol testing of any Crew member where there is reasonable “cause” to believe that the above regulations have been breached.


WHAT LANGUAGE IS REQUIRED TO WORK ONBOARD SAGA VESSELS? 

English is the official language onboard our Ships. All crew members must be able to speak and understand English in order to work onboard as this is the language to be spoken in any public areas.


HOW WILL I GET TO THE SHIP?

Saga will arrange any flights, hotels and transfers required to get you to and from the Ship.


WILL I GET MY OWN ROOM ONBOARD?

Depending on your role you may be entitled to your own cabin.
If you are not eligible for a single cabin you will share with one other crew member of the same sex.