How Much Does a Professional Cruise Ship Speaker Get Paid | Ask Will Rogers

ByBill Belew

How Much Does a Professional Cruise Ship Speaker Get Paid | Ask Will Rogers

Cruise Ship Speaker - Belew

Cruise Ship Speaker – Belew

I speak on cruise ships. I am leaving again for a cruise the end of the year and will be welcome the New Year while in the middle of the Caribbean Sea between Key West, FL and Cozumel, Mexico.

After that, I will be doing a trans-Atlantic cruise from Miami to Nice, France. It’s part of my quest to sail around the world. Literally, around the world.

I get asked – How much do cruise ship speakers get paid?

The answer is they, or I don’t get paid.

The cruise ship speaker gets to travel for free AND bring a guest. For free.

There are agent fees involved if you go that route to get on board (we recommend this) but it is still way cheaper than buying a cruise outright. And did I say you can bring a guest for free?

Plus there is the prestige of being part of the ship’s crew and the discounts that come with it and the open doors to leading tours and such for passengers.

A big plus, however, is when I put on my resume or speaker application or when someone is considering to invite me to speak that I have, by invitation of Cruise Line Alpha, traveled and spoken on my topic.

This experience is a huge credibility factor … and who measures how much that is worth? Can you tell me.

Let us tell you how to get a cruise ship speaking gig. Enjoy the cruise with your spouse. And watch more doors open to other opportunities, too.

Will Rogers said: It’s not how much you can ask, it’s how much you can get. In the end, the market will decide how much you get paid … not you or the ship.


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Bill Belew, PhD, MFA, MSc also has a very interesting career. Bill spent a half dozen years in the US Navy climbing the enlisted ranks and making the jump to Lieutenant where he served as a Surface Warfare, Communications and Intelligence Officer. While aboard ship, in the Navy, he sailed enough nautical miles to circumnavigate the globeAfter his military time, Bill spent nearly 20 years in the Far East – Japan, China, Russia and India where he taught university and created and grew his own language school throughout Japan and Far East Russia.Bill speaks to audiences of all size, countless times yearly. He has a network of 4000+ individuals who follow him in the Silicon Valley Bay Area to learn about Social Media/inbound/content marketing. He is a weekly guest on the Social Network Station broadcast to 90+ countries from the University of Nevada Las Vegas.More than 75,000,000 people have viewed over 125,000,000 pages in his network of sites.Bill is represented by 4 cruise ship agencies that send him, literally, anywhere and everywhere in the world, and is a principal of

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    David FrostPosted on8:55 am - Feb 3, 2016

    Been a speaker for the LA Angels for 20 years. Played for the team for 4 years. Am intelligent and entertaining. Basically do a good job. Would there be interest in me for speaking in this?

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