Ship Life

Crew Time Card Policy: Are Cruise Lines following the rules?

Apr 16, 2019

The following message was sent by a crew member wishing to remain anonymous. According to the crew member, many cruise lines abuse the mandatory time and attendance policy regulated under the Maritime Labour Convention 2006(‘MLC’). He states that supervisors onboard adjusts the crew time cards, especially for the minimum hours of rest, which must be at least 6 hours between the shifts.

Captain Serena Melani the first female captain to deliver new cruise ship

Apr 15, 2019

Regent Seven Seas Cruises announced Captain Serena Melani will be at the helm of their latest cruise ship Seven Seas Splendor. When the vessel joins Regent Seven Seas fleet in February 2020 this will mark the first time a woman to captain an opening team and deliver brand new cruise liner.

A day in the life of a Shoppie on Cruise Ship

Apr 11, 2019

Shoppie or sales assistant schedules vary depending on the ship you are placed, the management you work with and the store you are assigned. My day in the life of a Shoppie is based on a typical day on Royal Caribbean - Harmony of the Seas.

A day in the life of a Sports Staff on Cruise Ship

Apr 11, 2019

A day in the life of a sports staff. Firstly, it can be extremely different from ship class to ship class. I have only worked within a medium-size class of ship where there have been around 1000+ crew members and only 3000+ passengers. This sounds like a fair amount, but compare this to the ships that hold over 5000+ passengers, were looking a medium scale ship.

Crew ID Card and Name Tag

Apr 10, 2019

The Crew Pass, also known as Crew Card, is the crew member's identification card, this is the most important document for a crew member. There are various information’s related to the crew member identity such as crew members photo, name, work position, nationality, passport number, date of admission, official number, and barcode. 

Ship life advises for the first time crew

Apr 10, 2019

For all the first time joining crew on cruise ships, It is good to know these tips before sign on. You will work 10 to 12 hours a day (sometimes 14 hours), each day for the entire duration of a 6 to 8 months contract. Besides your regular work schedules, there are also other duties, responsibilities, and activities that you need to know. Hopefully, this article will present you with the bigger picture of life at sea, and help you prepare better.

Remitly expands mobile money transfer service for cruise ship workers

Apr 04, 2019

SEATTLE (April 2, 2019) - Remitly, the largest independent digital remittance company in North America, expanded its custom money transfer service for cruise ship workers, also known as seafarers. Remitly for Seafarers, was sp

Crew Member Reports, NCL Fires Many Indian Employees

Apr 04, 2019

A crew member wishing to remain anonymous has sent us a message claiming that many Indian employees working for Norwegian Cruise Line have been fired by the company. The crew was terminated from their working positions after they finished regular contracts and without any particular reason received a letter by NCL  thanking them for their services. The crew member has sent us a copy of the so-called “Thank You Letter” signed by the Fleet Talent Management, which says:

“Bum Bum Kla” Song inspired by the Emergency Muster Drill Composed by a Crewmember

Mar 21, 2019

Dandara Morena is a talented 25-year-old singer from Brazil. Last year, while working as a Sales Assistant on board the cruise ship Norwegian Spirit she got an idea for a song inspired by the “seven long – one short blasts” from the emergency muster drill.

Key Skills For Finding Work On A Cruise Ship

Mar 21, 2019

The cruise industry is in rude health, with new CLIA statistics estimating that 30 million people will embark in 2019, a 6% rise from the previous year. With more demand comes more employment opportunities, so it’s a great time to get into the industry.

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