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.

Hundreds of Crew Members Fired for Using Free Internet Access App Onboard

May 19, 2018

A week ago former Carnival Cruise Line employee send me a message saying that last year many crew members were fired for using an app which provides free access to the onboard internet. The app called YOUR FREEDOM was widely used by Carnival crew on many ships, and for just $7 for 6 months crew were able to get unlimited access to surf the net.

“The Crew” Wins Golden Award for Best VR/AR Sort Film

May 05, 2018

This year at the 6th annual DC Web Fest the Gold Award went to the Virtual Reality 360-degree short film entitled “The Crew”.

Royal Caribbean Bartender Among Top 16 in Bacardi Global Finals

May 04, 2018

Representing Royal Caribbean International at the Bacardi Legacy Bartender of the Year Finals 2018 in Mexico City, Shekhar Grover from New Delhi, India has reached the top 16 best bartenders in the world.

Crew Member Scammed for $2000 on Fake Credit Card Application

May 03, 2018

A cruise ship employee in a need for a credit loan to start his own business was tricked to apply for a fake credit card with a large limit. Mr. Wang from Shapingba District in China says he was tricked to pay some $ 2000 for a fake credit card. “I am a cruise ship employee. I was ready to invest in opening a catering shop but I need some 50,000 yuan to start the business.” Mr.

Ship to Shop - Shuttle Bus Service For Crew Members In the Port of Genova

May 01, 2018

Hi, I am Vanja from Ship to Shop. As a former Crew member for NCL and Royal Caribbean, like you, I was very busy on board with little time off in port! 

I always appreciate when I could find a quick and easy crew shuttle, like in Miami.., so that I could do all my shopping and relax with a cup of coffee in a very short time, and get back on board to work on time.

Five Reasons Why Crew Members Love European Cruise Season

Apr 16, 2018

The Caribbean Season is over Hello Mediterranean. More than 100 cruise ships are making their Transatlantic cruise this year from the Caribbean to the Med. The transatlantic voyage is a long one, sometimes up to six days at sea before reaching the land. For those lucky ones who are working on cruise ships setting sail to Europe this season I’m sure you are looking forward to the adventure.

Five Things All Cruise Lines Should Implement to Improve Crew Members Retention

Apr 07, 2018

Cruise Lines have a different working environment, policies, and services for their employees onboard. There are numerous positive aspects that some Cruise Lines have already implemented on their cruise ships that should be an example for other companies to follow. A happy crew can make the working and living environment more pleasant and more productive, thus consequently make guests happier which is always good for business.

Changing Time Zones: The Health Effects of Jet Lag on Cruise Ship Crew

Mar 28, 2018

It is early Sunday morning at the Port of Miami. Today some 200 new sign-on and returning crew members from different courtiers around the world will arrive at the Miami International Airport ready to join the cruise ships. Once they pass the migration they will board the ship and off to different trainings, orientation and on duty. All of them (without exception) no matter if they are first timers or returning crew will suffer from Jet Lag.

Cruise ship worker film “The Crew” Premiering in DC

Mar 23, 2018

A Cinematic 360-degree Virtual Reality film entitled The Crew, will premiere at the DC Web Fest on Friday, April 6th at the AT&T Forum for Technology, Entertainment, and Policy. The film was produced using the latest Virtual Reality 360-degree technology as part of the Google Jump Start Program, and is based on the writer’s personal experience. The message behind this 8-minute story is very powerful.

Why Stress and Depression are Crewmembers Worst Enemies Onboard?

Mar 22, 2018

Why did you sign up to work on a cruise ship? If you ask a crew member this question he/she will tell you to see the world. But you will find out that this is not the main reason. Many of us have started working on a cruise ship because we have a dream, and the reason for working on a cruise ship is so we can make that dream come true with the money that we earn. Some of you had a dream to build a house back home or start a business.

Articles that might interest you

for crewonly flyer