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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.

Brazilian Cruise Travelers Tip More Than Europeans

Jan 12, 2018

Brazilian cruise passengers usually reward good service with extra tips while traveling on vacation. This is the conclusion of the 2018 Tips Report Survey published by the Dreamlines cruise portal.

Video: Cruise Ship Lovers Share Both Sides of Their Story

Jan 08, 2018

There is no greater sacrifice then to leave your family, friends, and home to work 6 months abroad on a cruise ship. But what if you find your true soulmate on a cruise ship? Are you prepared to make more sacrifices? 

“Ghost of the Ocean” The First Ever Cruise Ship Crew Movie Released

Jan 05, 2018

The first ever amateur movie produced by a cruise ship crew member was released. The director of this modest movie entitled “Ghost of the Ocean” recorded it on board, without any budget, but with lots of love, passion, and help from his fellow coworkers. Behind this project is the Brazilian crew member Angelo Moraes, together with 60 crew members from around the world, who were part of the casting crew. This movie was completely directed, written, edited and filmed by Angelo Moraes.

Why aren’t there psychologists on board cruise ships?

Dec 12, 2017

As a former crewmember that has worked for several cruise lines, I can relate to the constant high stress situations that crewmembers must endure on a daily basis. There are so many foreseeable challenges that crewmembers must face when starting a life at sea on the other side of the planet, but there are also some unforeseen ones that can really disrupt what could’ve been a great contract.

Captain Kate McCue shares her knowledge of St. Vincent and the Grenadines

Dec 07, 2017

On December 6, St. Nicholas day, the patron saint of seafarers, Celebrity Summit made its inaugural call to Kingstown Port, St. Vincent and the Grenadines. At the helm of this majestic vessel was the first American female to captain a mega-cruise ship, Captain Kate McCue. During a short video filmed by SVG Tourism Authority, Captain McCue explains the maneuvering procedures to the island and shares her knowledge of St.

Crew Video: You can have fun during USPH cleaning

Oct 30, 2017

Crew members always have a hard time when USPH deep cleaning needs to be done. However, these crew members prove that sometimes you can have fun during USPH cleaning.

This is how passengers fall off cruise ships

Oct 23, 2017

No photo is worth risking your life. This doesn’t apply to the young woman who sits on top of the ships open deck railings just to take an amazing photo, not realizing that she could easily fall off the cruise ship and be lost at sea. The dangerous behavior was captured by a passenger Nick Corben, on board the cruise ship P&O Aurora, while the vessel was sailing on a 2-day voyage from Southampton.

Another Cruise Ship Job Scam

Oct 06, 2017

The internet is an increasingly popular place for scamming people. Recently we received an email from a man who contacted a person advertising cruise ship jobs for Princess Cruises on Facebook. The person, Mark John Smith, claiming to be Princess Cruises recruiting partner to send him numerous documents and pictures presented bellow and asked for $300 in fees.

Why It's So Risky Docking a Cruise Ship in Port?

Oct 02, 2017

Smithsonian Chanel released an interesting video showing how risky is to do a docking maneuver at the port of Ocho Rios, Jamaica. In the video captain of the cruise ship MSC Divina Pier Paolo Scala, explains what the challenges are during the docking of a large vessel. “It is very, very quick maneuver there, and we need to watch for the stern when we turn, that we are completely clear as we enter the starboard side.” Says Captain Scala.

Costa Cruises Chef Competes in Barilla Pasta World Championship

Oct 02, 2017

This year the annual Barilla Pasta World Championship took place in Milan and Parma from 27 to 29 September. The competition organized by Barilla, world’s market leader in pasta production, was under the guidance of five award-winning Italian chefs and two international experts.

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