Crew Insights

Articles and experiences shared by crew members working on cruise ship. Find out more about ship life at sea together with tips and advices for first time crew members and cruise oldtimers.

Kiwi Musician releases the first ever ship crew album “Ship Life”

Jul 25, 2017

How can you describe crew member’s ship life? The cruise ship, as many cruise directors love to say is crew member’s home away from home, and as funny as it seems they are right. This is not your typical nine to five job, when after you go home to your wife and kids and for weekends relax and enjoy. Cruise employees work, live, fall in love, and party together 24/7.

Find out: How many crew members work in the cruise industry?

Jul 25, 2017

Have you ever wonder how many crew members are employed in the cruise industry? Based on the data collected by the crew center team we managed to give you a rough estimate. The total number of the crew working on cruise ships is 223.914 employees. Currently on board the cruise ships worldwide there are 186.595 plus 37.319 crew members on vacation waiting to join the vessels.

Fantastic poem by a sailor to his love “A SAILOR'S LAST LETTER”

Jul 25, 2017
  • My Love,
  • I shall write this letter, however, I won't give it to you...
  • If I die while I'm away, I pray they hand it to you...

Princess Cruises Photographer Wins Prestigious International Award

Jul 18, 2017

Once a while we find a crew member so inspiring with his/ her achievements that are almost unreal. We like to introduce Mr. Jophel Ybiosa, a photographer on Princess Cruises. However Jophel is not an ordinary photographer, he is an Internationally-awarded artist. He was recently awarded the 1st place in Moscow International Photo Awards for his entry titled "The Feast of Black Nazarene in Manila". This is the biggest photography competition in Russia and one of the biggest in the world.

Royal Caribbean Crew Mailing Addresses for Letters and Packages

Jul 17, 2017

If you want to send mail to Royal Caribbean crew member, be it letters or a package, you can do so at these addresses. Mail is usually received at every home port on embarkation day and is distributed as soon as possible. Royal Caribbean crew will receive their mail on board the designated cruise ship.

Norwegian Cruise Line Head Mixologist Wins Diageo Bartender Award

Jun 21, 2017

Marc McArthur of Norwegian Cruise Line has been named Diageo Global Travel’s best bartender for 2017. This global bartender competition was held yesterday, June 20, at the Diageo 396 Bar in Miami. In the semi-finals, Marc McArthur, competitors were Lazar Milosavljevic of Celebrity Cruises and Claudio Santos Liborio of Seabourn. The NCL Head Mixologist won this prestigious award with his ‘The Autumn Dram’ cocktail.

Message from a crew member - Life on board is not easy

Jun 07, 2017

#LIFE_ON_BOARD_IS_NOT_EASY must read. This is for all d girlfriend, wives, sisters, mothers, and family of any person working onboard.

Crew member Photoshop’s all the photos with her ex-boyfriend and boss after their break-up

Jun 07, 2017

Breaking up sucks, especially if you are with the person 24/7 working and living together. For the crew, this is even harder because you have all those wonderful photos of exotic places, and all of them are with your partner.

Cruise Ships Crew Whitelist

Jun 05, 2017

The Crew Whitelist is a list of successes achieved by crew members who have used their cruise ship experience and turned into a positive outcome. This list shows the chronological order regarding these heroes, achievers, and doers from all major cruise lines.

Cruise Ships Crew Blacklist

Jun 05, 2017

The Crew Blacklist is a list of accidents involving cruise ship crew members. This list shows the chronological order of the injured crew members, crime committed by or to crew, murder, deaths, and suicide at sea or in the ports.

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