Denika Outerbridge, inset, received a promotion just weeks into her employment on board the Gem. *Photo supplied
Denika Outerbridge, inset, received a promotion just weeks into her employment on board the Gem. *Photo supplied

As the Ministry of Home Affairs and Royal Caribbean Cruise Lines (RCCL), gear up to host this week's employment information session for those looking for a career on board a cruise ship, one young Bermudian has been singled out for finding quick success on board an NCL ship.

The public will recall that last year, the Ministry partnered with Norwegian Cruise Lines (NCL) to introduce a unique employment opportunity which afforded Bermudians a chance to work on a cruise ship. The initiative was a pledge from the 2013 Throne Speech. And as a result of the recruitment drive last year, seven Bermudians secured jobs on board NCL ships.

One of those seven individuals finding great success onboard the Norwegian Gem is Denika Outerbridge. In fact Ms. Outerbridge has impressed the NCL management so much, that she received a promotion just weeks into her employment on board the Gem. In October 2013, she started her employment as a restaurant steward and just one month later she moved up the ranks to become an Assistant Waiter.

Today the Minister of Home Affairs, Sen. the Hon. Michael Fahy hailed Ms. Outerbridge’s success and saying, “We are very proud of Denika’s achievement. Denika’s engaging personality and strong work ethic enabled her to advance up the NCL ranks in a very short span of time, and this will undoubtedly put her in line for future opportunities. She has made a lasting impression on both the NCL guests and management and we couldn’t be happier about her professional development.”

While working on the Norwegian Gem, Ms. Outerbridge has had the opportunity to serve guests from around the world. In fact, highlights of Denika’s employment include receiving “Vacation Hero” messages from guests recognizing her for her exceptional service.

Of her success, Ms. Outerbridge said, “I am meeting new people from all over the world and building friendships that will last forever. My motto is, if the guests are happy, I’m happy.”

Meanwhile, tomorrow and Thursday, the Ministry and RCCL kicks off a series of employment information sessions at the Pier Six Terminal (lower level) from 10.00 a.m. – 4.00 p.m.

Human Resource representatives will present details about the company and the career opportunities at 10.30 a.m. and 12.30 p.m. on both days.

Career opportunities include Guest Relations, Human Resources, Food & Beverage and Facilities & Entertainment and range from entry-level to management positions.

Anyone interested in finding out more information about tomorrow and Thursday’s orientation session should visit to register.

For more information on the jobs available and to view the job descriptions visit the following weblinks: