Cunard - Sommelier (Japanese speakers)
Fleet - Ship Based

Job reference: FSB-RES-005066

Location: Fleet - Ship Based

Closing date: Not specified

Employment type: Perm - Full Time

Department: Restaurant

For over a century and a half, the iconic ships of Cunard have been defining sophisticated ocean travel. We are able to offer an opportunity for you to join our onboard teams as a Sommelier and discover the unique world of Cunard.


Cunard has a rich and world renowned heritage, the bench mark of luxury travel famous for its white star service offering. Join us as a Japanese-speaking Sommelier and you will work alongside our Japanese guests to offer them our famous white star service as well as expanding their knowledge of our extensive wines list. You will be preparing wine orders whilst confidently engaging with our guests to share your passion and knowledge of our wines and spirits onboard.

Are you thoughtful and a strong communicator who can deal with international guests and present at wine talks or tasting sessions?  Do you use you initiative each day to ensure that you go over and above your daily tasks?  Are you a thoughtful team player who does what you say you will do? 

In order to apply for our Japanese speaking Sommelier, you should have:

  • WSET Level 2 or 3.
  • Experience of working onboard a cruise ship or within 4/5 star hotel/holiday resort or restaurant
  • Communicate effectively and fluently in English & Japanese is essential.

It takes great passion and real dedication to maintain our position at the top. That’s why people are at the heart of our journey delivering the highest standards to our valued customers. With support to help you reach your potential, attractive company benefits and incredible employee offers on discounted cruises we want your career with us to be successful and fun.  Join us on our journey, apply now.

 ‘Better together’ is one of Cunard's core values. This means we are working hard to build a flexible and inclusive culture. We welcome applications from everyone because inclusivity is at the heart of everything we do. We do not discriminate on the basis of age, disability, gender, race, religion or belief, sexual orientation, marriage & civil partnership and pregnancy & maternity.

Please note that there are no STCW requirements for this position.


The closing date for this job has now passed.