Ship Life

Your Life Matters: Former Crew Member Story

May 24, 2019

Crew Center was born out of the need for crew members to have a voice related to their everyday life challenges, to obtain resources, stay connected and informed, as well as support crew members.  The website started as nothing more than wanting to help crew members by veteran crew members who have experienced everything that they may just now be for the first time.

Virgin Voyages Announces Official Hiring Partners and Global Recruitment Tour

May 21, 2019

Virgin Voyages has released the list of their official hiring partners and will take off on a global recruitment tour to find their top-notch crew. The new cruise line says it will make real sea-change in the cruise industry with the launching of their first 110,000-ton, 2,750-passenger cruise ship named Scarlet Lady in 2020, and additional two ships which will sail starting in 2021 and 2022.

Natalia Pestana to design the new uniforms for Pullmantur Cruises crew

May 14, 2019

Natalia Pestana a young designer from Madrid, is the winner of the contest "trends on board" organized by Pullmantur Cruises to renew the uniforms for their shipboard employees.

“Paisano promotes Paisano” Is this a common practice on cruise ships?

May 10, 2019

The crew members who work hard, execute their duties and responsibilities flawlessly, and as the cruise lines love to say “Going above and beyond guests expectations” are often promoted to higher positions. In theory, this is the only way to get promoted with more responsibilities, but also more money on the paycheck. However many crew members say that there are other ways for some crew to get promoted.

What's the difference between working on a river ship vs. ocean cruise ship?

May 08, 2019

The work environment on river ships is quite different from the one on the big ocean cruise ships. The differences in itineraries, size of the ships, and passengers capacity also means that the working conditions are unique. So what's the difference between working on a river ship vs. ocean ship? According to the crew member Ranko Miletin, who has worked on ocean cruise ships, and now on river ships, the difference is huge.

“Cafe 365” The Crew Mess On Celebrity Edge

May 06, 2019

Much is talked about the food served for the crew on board cruise ships. Many crew members say that the food is not that great and always the same items are served. Others will argue that some are very picky and they need to adjust to the new environment, which is quite different from back home. Usually on the ships there are three dining areas for the employees Crew Mess, Staff Mess and Officers Mess.

7 Must Do Activities for Crew Members

May 01, 2019

Working on a cruise ship is not a joke. You will work and work you will. But there are perks about working on ships and I am not talking about making more money than you would at home. I am talking about the travel and exploration of places and activities you would normally have the chance back home especially if you grew up in a landlocked country like I did.

The Restaurant Godfather: Memories of Cruise Ship Mafia

Apr 27, 2019

When I say the word "mafia" most often people imagine the movie The Godfather with a whole lot of bullets, kidnapping, and severely illegal manipulative actions lead by a group of people who are pawns to one master mind. However, for our ship mates, the word "mafia" does have a slightly different meaning.

Young Designers to Create New Uniforms for Pullmantur Cruises Crew

Apr 22, 2019

The Spanish cruise line Pullmantur Cruceros has partnered with European Design Institute (IED) and Ad Talent to design the new uniforms for its crew members. In achieving this creative task sponsored by the prestigious Spanish designer Juanjo Oliva (fashion designer for Zara before creating his own company), a competition was organized for students to design the uniforms.

Once upon a time…

Apr 17, 2019

Your life changed in a minute…seconds… Yes, I know what you feeling I experienced the same.  Let me share some horror stories. 

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