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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.

For Crew Only: How to send your packages from the cruise ship without leaving the port

Mar 19, 2018

Ever wanted to send a package to your loved ones back home, but didn’t have time or didn’t know how to do it? The friendly staff from the Company “For Crew Only” have an easy solution for this. You just need to pack the gifts you want to send back home, send them a message, and they will come to pick up your package at the port. It is that easy!

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“C.R.U.I.S.E - Can't Rest Until I've Sailed Everywhere" Book and Apparel

Mar 19, 2018

Ever wondered how the life of a crew member is relay like? I know many of you have experienced this first hand and once you board that big steel structure you call “Home away from home” is like you entered another planet. Many cruise lines will say that you will travel the world, met new people and cultures and getting paid for this. This is only the tip of the iceberg and general info about your new adventure.

Cruise Ship Crew Internet Prices and Onboard WI-FI Packages

Mar 16, 2018

All Cruise Lines offer internet access for crewmembers by using Wi-Fi access and access from the onboard crew internet cafés. Unlike before when crew members had only access per minute, today cruise lines offer various packages such as Social media package and all internet access charged by Megabytes. Compared to the past years the prices had decreased and the internet speed has increased too.

Top 8 Richest People in the Cruise Industry 2018

Mar 15, 2018

There's rich. And then there's world's richest people rich. Using the data from the Forbes Billionaires chart 2018, we put together a list of the 8 richest people in the cruise industry. Forbes updates its data regularly, and our list is based on the latest data available for March 15, 2018.

Cruise Ship Crew responsible for spreading Norovirus between voyages?

Mar 08, 2018

A recent study released by the US Royal Society Open Science conducted on a cruise ship claims that the usual sanitation measures such as cleaning and isolating people affected by Norovirus, don't do much to protect existing and oncoming passengers and crew on board. A computer-based model of a norovirus outbreak on a cruise ship suggests that the crew could be responsible for spreading the bug between voyages to new passengers.

My Life as a Crew Member

Mar 01, 2018

Before working on ships, I had never stepped foot on a cruise ship, or had any idea of what a cruise even was. I originally saw this opportunity as a way to do a bit of traveling for 6 months, and earn some money at the side. Little did I know that this experience was going to become my career, and change my life!

“For Crew Only” Online Shopping and Special Order Requests

Feb 23, 2018

Shopping has never been easier for crew thanks to the services provided by the company “For Crew Only”. Now you don’t need to ask your supervisor for time off in US ports and run to the stores so you can do your shopping.

When a Crewmember Becomes Victim of “Guest is Always Right” Policy

Feb 19, 2018

Guests are not always right. They’re just never wrong. The continued drive by the Cruise Lines for profit makes some guests more right than other, or simply when money talks others listen. 

Top 10 List: Best and Worst Cruise Lines USPH Scores for 2017

Feb 14, 2018

2017 was a tough year for the cruise industry regarding the sanitation inspections conducted by the United States Public Health Authorities. A record number of fifteen cruise ships fail to pass the inspection, however, on the other hand, many cruise ships passed with a perfect score of 100 points. Looking at the CDC inspection scores for 2017, we decided to do an analysis and find out what is the average score of each cruise line.

How much money the biggest cruise companies make every minute?

Feb 09, 2018

Time is money, and in the corporate world, each minute means big money. Following the analysis presented by InfoData, which shows how much the top 25 companies in the world earn per second, we decided to find out how much the biggest cruise companies in the world earn per minute. We collected data from the top 6 cruise corporations and compared their revenue in 2016. The combined revenue of the top 6 biggest cruise companies in the world is astonishing $65,354 per minute.

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