Hospitality studies, maritime recruitment and training

Shosholoza Ocean Academy

About Us

Shosholoza Ocean Academy (SOA) is the exclusive manning and training agent for the MSC Group Cruise Division which includes MSC Cruises and Explora Journeys in Southern Africa.

We provide world-class maritime hospitality recruitment and training services that provide the youth of South Africa opportunities to work onboard MSC Cruises & Explora Journeys.

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Apply to the SOA 3 month sponsored training program to kick start a possible career onboard if you have passed Grade 10, are fluent in English and have no previous experience or training in the hospitality industry.

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If you have substantial experience in the hospitality industry, are passionate about excellent customer service and have a desire to travel the world and experience new cultures, we may have onboard opportunities for you.

Why Choose Us

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WARNING: Fraudulent Recruitment

We are aware of recruitment scams being perpetrated by various fraudsters stating that they are recruiting on behalf of MSC Cruises. Focusing their attention on social media platforms, they are using application forms that illegally include the MSC Cruises logo and branding.

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