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Cruise Guest Advisor

Job Introduction

Cruise Guest Advisor            

Salary £23,400 per annum


FT – 37.5 hours per week

Hybrid – 2 days a week in Ashford, Kent   

You may have seen our TV advert?

Heard of Saga as a great Kent based employer?

The Saga Cruise team are growing again and ready to expand our team of skilled Guest Advisors who are key to assisting our customers when planning and booking luxury travel packages with Saga Cruise across our Ocean and Rivers itineraries.  

If you have a passion for customer service and love talking about travel while advising our guests on best options and new experiences, then this role is for you.

Your first couple of weeks in your new job, will be all about learning our booking systems, getting to know and understand our customers and ultimately becoming an expert on all our cruise packages we offer, plus so much more!

From day one as a Cruise Guest Advisor, you can work on a Hybrid basis. With each week attending the office on a Monday and then a Friday.  

If you are ready to get onboard and venture into the exciting cruise world, then read more about what a typical day will feel and look like in this role.

*The hours for this role cover the opening hours of 9am-6pm Monday to Friday and the requirement to work 1 Saturday in 3 with the hours of 9am-5pm. The hours for this role are 37.5 per week.

**This is a hybrid role and requires 2 days in Ashford, TN23 1FB. The days required in office are ideally Monday and Friday to promote a collaborative and team building environment**


Role Responsibility

We take our guests all over the world ensuring they have exceptional experiences. The starting point of their journey begins with you and our team of Guest Advisors.

In this team you will be taking mostly in-bound calls; bookings, promotions, general enquiries that could lead to future bookings, amendments, and service calls relating to all things Cruise!

Your main responsibilities will be:

  • Managing the calls into the contact centre from our guests in a timely and professional manner
  • Ensuring a tailored and personable approach for every call. Offering assistance, advice, guidance and always working with patience 
  • Fully managing the nature of the call, ensuring all actions are made such as general guest service or advice, sales calls, handling complaints and providing timely updates to the guests such as itinerary changes   
  • Providing recommendations and engaging in upselling opportunities where possible
  • Fully prioritising a guest-first approach with the tenacity to keep learning on the job
  • Handling both sales and service calls and adhering to guest service best practice 
  • Responsible for sending out follow-up emails, observing a high attention to detail with focus on spelling and grammar
  • Having a driven mentality to exceed the expectations of the guest
  • Having patience to deal with guest requests in a calm and helpful manner

The Ideal Candidate

We are keen to interview applicants who have already worked in a customer focussed role where they have guided and advised customers with booking travel or recommending products. We are open to consider applications from candidates with no travel background, but it is essential to demonstrate your passion for overseas travel or Cruise.

You will also need to demonstrate the following skills and experience;

  • Have previously worked in a call centre / contact centre environment and be comfortable talking to customers over the phone, demonstrating excellent communication skills
  • Keen and able to learn all about our products and relay this to our customers so they are fully aware of our full programme itinerary offering
  • Can spot buying signals and the opportunity to upsell
  • Enjoys working in a fast-paced environment 
  • Can demonstrate a can-do approach and be flexible when required

(Occasionally you could be needed to make urgent contact to our guests outside of normal working hours to discuss changes to their bookings from circumstances outside of Saga’s control.)

  • Shows a passion for guest service and a natural enthusiasm for progression opportunities 
  • Has excellent attention to detail and can demonstrate strong written and verbal skills
  • Comfortable with working from home Tuesday to Thursday

Package Description

Everyday our colleagues deliver exceptional experiences to our customers. We believe exceptional work deserves even more exceptional rewards, that's why we have put together an amazing benefits package for all colleagues. 

  • 25 days holiday + bank holidays
  • Commission and performance levels
  • Option to purchase additional leave up to 5 extra days
  • Pension scheme matched up to 10%
  • Life assurance policy on joining us
  • Wellbeing programme
  • Colleague discounts including family discounts on cruises and holidays!
  • Range of reductions and offers from leading retailers, travel groups and entertainment companies
  • Enhanced maternity and paternity leave
  • Grandparents leave
  • Income protection
  • Access to Saga Academy, our bespoke learning platform

About the Company

Over the past 70 years we have become the UK's specialist provider of products and services to people aged over 50 in the UK. The Saga brand has become one of the most recognised and trusted brands amongst UK consumers in this demographic, recognised for its high quality products and exceptional standards of service. These include cruises and holidays, insurance, personal finance and the Saga Magazine.

At Saga we are committed to treating all employees fairly and to offering equal opportunities in all aspects of employment and advancement. We value diversity not just because it is the right thing to do, but because diverse teams perform better.

Fair consideration is given to applications from all applicants, including those with disabilities and those over who are over 50 as we are champions of age inclusivity. We are an official Disability Confident Committed employer and ensure that our recruitment process is inclusive and accessible and we will make reasonable adjustments as required. For more information on our DEI policies please visit our Saga Careers page.

Saga does not accept agency CVs unless specifically engaged on the role by the Talent Acquisition Team. Please do not forward CVs to our recruiters, employees or any other company location. Saga will not be responsible for any fees related to CVs received in this unsolicited manner.


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