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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.

Why crew desert cruise ships and immigrate illegally to the United States and other Western Countries?

Jul 04, 2018

In a pursuit of a better life, many people decide to work on cruise ships. For most, this is probably the best and legit option they have to leave their country and work abroad. We have all heard the words “I like to work on a cruise ship to see the world.” This is true for some people, but the majority of the crew are not working on cruise ships to see the world. They are there to earn money, and they earning each cent the hard way.

Who are the biggest companies in the cruise retail Industry?

Jun 29, 2018

As the cruise industry continues to expand rapidly around the world the growth in the onboard cruise retail market is significant. This year just about every major cruise line will have a new ship with wide public and commercial spaces dedicated for retail shops. The biggest companies operating in cruise retail sector are Starboard Cruise Services, Harding Retail, and Dufry Ltd.

What happens if a crew member gets pregnant on cruise ship?

Jun 11, 2018

Pregnancy for cruise ship crew members is pretty much a taboo. There is not much on the net about this subject and not many cruise ship employees want to come forward and talk about their experience. However crew members fall in love, start a relationship onboard and conceive a child.

Carnival Crewmember Fired for Using Guest Launderette

Jun 06, 2018

Crew Laundry is a big problem on all cruise ships. Most of the times, not all washing machines and dryer units work, so this is a big problem for the crew especially on the big ships. This is a story of a former Carnival Cruise Line crew member who was fired for using guest laundry room because most of the laundry machines for the crew were out of order.

Legal Rights and Compensation Crew are Entitled to After an Injury on a Cruise Ship

May 26, 2018

Working on a cruise ship can have many benefits. However, just because you are at sea visiting foreign ports of call does not mean that you are immune from suffering an illness, accident, or injury. Unfortunately, and in some cases due to the unique working conditions aboard cruise ships, crewmembers find themselves injured on the job.

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.

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