How to Enjoy the Best Retirement Job in the World

Did you know some of the best retirement jobs are in Alaska? We can’t think of a better way to enjoy your retirement than working and earning vacations in one of the most beautiful places on earth. Here are our tips on how to enjoy your summers in the midnight sun and winters traveling the globe.

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  • Why work for us?

    If you miss the activity of working every day but don’t want to commit to a long-term position, a seasonal job with Princess Cruises and Holland America Line is ideal. New and returning employees have an opportunity to earn a cash bonus for recruiting potential employees. Plus, we have discount meal programs and laundry facilities on-site at most locations. -> Read about Celeste’s experience with taking a summer job in Ketchikan after leaving a career at a finance company in midtown Manhattan and Linda’s time working for Princess after retiring as a schoolteacher.

  • Tour while you work

    Here’s a great alternative to our housing options if you have an RV: You can bring it along and hook it up at several of our lodges and guest services sites or other public and private facilities. After your seasonal job comes to a close in September, take a tour around Alaska before heading home. September is one of the best times to see Alaska – the weather is still inviting, and most of the crowds have gone home. Plus, you’ll have plenty of chances to explore the Great Land on your days off. Download our activity guides to any of our work locations. Read our Alaska activity guides to learn more about our work locations. They contain information on easy to challenging trails, activities like fishing and rafting, info about local towns and things to do such as golfing, day spas, glacier cruises and favorite pub-and-grub spots.

  • Choose a job you’ll enjoy

    Worried about what kind of job you might get? You can apply for the one that’s right for you. Search our current Alaska job openings by location, title and category and put your skills to work in the way that buest suits you. You could make Alaska cuisine at one of our restaurants, greet and help check in guests at a hotel front desk, wash dishes, drive buses, clean rooms or help lead tours. We’ve got jobs to fit many skill levels – put your experience to work, or take the opportunity to try something brand new. We seek seasonal workers at all of our Alaska and Yukon hotels and lodges as well as on ships and in transportation and rail services sites.