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My time on cruise ships as a crew member

Apr 08, 2016

More often than not I am asked about my time on cruise ships.  I look back on 2007 with the rose-tinted glasses of time and nostalgia.  I remember the bad times and how terrible I felt for about half my contract but the positive memories make me desire to return.  Below is a standard response I intend to direct someone to if they ask me about my time on the ship when they're considering a job onboard a cruise ship.

How to Survive a Sea Day from Hell on Cruise Ship?

Apr 08, 2016

If you’re a bit the worse for wear from the night before, the best way to survive a full on sea day from hell is to:

1. Set 2 alarm clocks to make sure you don’t oversleep, which is easily done as most crew cabins are below the waterline and have no port holes or natural daylight. 

2. Go and have breakfast, even if you don’t want it, you need to eat something and drink several cups of coffee to wake yourself up.

Brazil Navy and US SEALS conduct counterterrorism exercises on Ship, For Rio Olympics

Apr 08, 2016

From March 2 and April 11, 2016, the Brazil Navy and, the US Navy and law enforcement agencies will carry out special operations training in the state of Rio de Janeiro. The activities are part of an exercise aimed for improving techniques at sea in counterterrorism. The name of the exercise is JCET, Joint Combined Exchange Training.  JCET represents an excellent opportunity to exchange experiences between special operations units in Brazil and the United States.

Internet Prices for Crew on Cruise Ship

Apr 07, 2016

Cruise lines offer internet for crew members by online access from crew internet café and Wi Fi access. Crew can use onboard wi fi access per minute or they can buy pre-paid cards which can be used for as long as they have minutes left. Most of the time crew internet is very slow and sometimes is super slow however you will pay per minute not by data transfer.

20 Things You Don't Know About Royal Princess

Apr 07, 2016

When Royal Princess debuts in June, the ship will attract attention for its many striking features, including a soaring atrium and the dramatic over-the-water SeaWalk. But what may escape immediate notice are the myriad of unique innovations throughout the ship that will enhance the Princess Cruises experience that cruisers have come to know and love.

Crewmember Claims and Why it is Imperative to Hire an Experienced Maritime Lawyer

Apr 07, 2016

Crewmembers sustain accidents onboard cruise ships, cargo vessels and boats regularly, but the cases that actually get documented are few  and far between. Cases involving sicknesses - especially Norovirus and most recently bacterial Meningitis onboard an MSC cruise ship - slip and fall injuries, equipment-related accidents, violence, crime, and several other incidents rarely see the light of day because companies work diligently to keep them hidden from the public eye.

Royal Caribbean Most Popular Cocktails

Apr 07, 2016

Alcoholic beverages are typically not included in the services offered in a Caribbean cruise, but on the first day passengers can buy a package on the Royal Caribbean cruise ship that allows the consumption of beer, spirits and cocktails cold throughout the trip. "Whereas this cruise most customers are from the United States, what comes out is more beer and frozen drinks like margarita and piña colada.But, vodka and wine as well, "said the manager of food and beverage Oasis of the Seas, Errol Saldanha.

Nasty and Bitchy Roommate Crew Members

Apr 07, 2016

After a long day at work on a cruise ship you can go back in your cabin and spend some time watching movies, listen music or rest . Every crewmember wants some privacy when off duty, however this is not possible because you are shareing your cabin with your roommate or sometimes with 3 roommates. All crew members have different habits and personalities so the chances of not getting along are high. When you board the cruise ship you cant chouse your roommates so the crew purser will assign you in a cabin where space is available.

Sinking Myths: Women and Children First, Not True

Apr 07, 2016

The idea that a shipwreck women and children are rescued first is a myth. According to experts  who analyzed 18 marine disasters and found that, in general, men prefer to save themselves.

Most Annoying Things Cruise ship Passengers do in the Dining Room

Apr 07, 2016

Here are some of the most annoying things passengers on a cruise ship can do from a waiter’s point of view.

1.    Ordering Multiply main courses. Oh man I know its free of charge but you don’t need to look like pig and have three plates in front of you.

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