Ship Life

Balinese Crew Celebrate Galungan and Kuningan on Cruise Ships

Apr 07, 2017

This year the Galungan celebration started on April 4, when bamboo poles decorated with young coconut leaf line all over Bali. On this day the Hindu followers from Bali celebrate the victory of Dharma over Adharma, marking the time when the ancestral spirits visit the Earth. As explained by a fellow crew member, this is “the day Balinese will celebrate the kindness of humanity.”

Will Virgin Voyages make crew life better than the rest of the Cruise Lines?

Apr 07, 2017

Sir Richard Branson once said “Clients don’t come first. Employees come first. If you take care of your employees, they will take care of the clients.” Now his philosophy towards the employees he will try to incorporate on his start-up cruise line Virgin Voyages.

Ex-Crew Member Saves Hundreds of People from Apartment Fire

Apr 07, 2017

Edmonton resident, Riza Kasikcioglu, saved hundreds of people from a fatal apartment fire reports Global News. According to the news outlet, the man didn’t hesitate and quickly reacted in order to help people in the apartment building after his wife noticed smoke rising across the street. 

Cruise Ship Crew Dictionary

Mar 28, 2017

Here are the most common words used by crew members working on a cruise ship.  Crew members live and work on cruise ships and create their own unique environment, as well as cultural expression.  The fact that one cruise ship may have more than 60 different cultural nationalities, may force the same to create their unique little society and culture.  Therefore, crew members have their own unique words which they use every day.

Cruise Lines Raise Gratuities for Crew. What About Higher Wages?

Feb 27, 2017

Today I would like to share an important information with all cruise ship crew members working on the onboard tipping positions. Did you know that last year almost all cruise lines have increased the gratuities, on average $1.5 per guest per day? You might say this is a small amount which will not affect much on your monthly earnings, and you will be wrong.

Cruise Line wins award for online crew training

Feb 23, 2017

At the prestigious Educational Fair Didacta in Stuttgart, Germany, the cruise company AIDA Cruises was awarded eLearning "Project of the Year" in the category "Learning Management System". AIDA Human Resources had previously applied with a fully automated online beginners training for newly hired crewmembers.

Holland America Line is raising the gratuities

Feb 21, 2017

Starting from May 1, 2017, guests on board Holland America Line ships will be charged according to the new prices of daily gratuities. According to the cruise company, passengers occupying the suites will pay $15 per guest per day, instead of the current $13.50, and guests staying in all other staterooms will be charged $13.50 per day instead of $12.50. Last time Holland America Line raised the graduates was in December 2015.

Chief Security Officer ends up in the cruise ship Jacuzzi

Feb 13, 2017

It took three security officers, the chief security officer, and two guests to take one crazy man out of the Jacuzzi. The man had an argument with another party and decided he was not going to leave the hot tub. After security was called in, the man started to splash them with water including the chief security officer. In an attempt to get him out of the whirlpool chief security grabs the man by the hair and tries to pull him out without success.

Hotel Director Opens Crew Members Lounge at FX in Funchal

Jan 26, 2017

After 32 year career in cruise ships, being the last 14 years as Hotel Director for Carnival Cruise Line, Jose Pisa and his wife Iryna, opened their  Crew Lounge @ FX in Funchal on January, 20, 2017. 

Jose and Irina met on the Carnival Destiny, now renamed Carnival Sunshine and got married in St Thomas U.S.V.I. while working on the Carnival Valor.

Meet the Royal Caribbean Crew Members

Jan 26, 2017

Royal Caribbean latest video “Living the Adventure: Royal Caribbean’s Crew Members Share Their Passions" highlights the passionate and committed crew members that brings Royal Caribbean vacations to life. This fascinating video shot on board Harmony of the Seas, honors the people who work 7 days a week for 6-8 months, each day performeing their duties flawlessly, with a smile on their face.

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