Ship Life

Why Good Employees Leave the Company? Crew Member Resignation Letter

Nov 11, 2019

Training new staff is expensive and time consuming for major corporations. Cost-effective approach is figuring out what makes the long term employees stay in one cruise line and why some decide to switch to another. This is why most of the major corporations and even smaller businesses have exit surveys to internally research means of improving internal practices and professional environment that makes employees want to stay or come to work.

Interview With Princess Cruises Crew Member

Nov 09, 2019

The following article is an interview with Princess Cruises' crew member describing her personal experience as a buffet stewardess. Find out the process how to apply for the job, how long it takes to board the ship and the first day at work and much more

What made you decide to apply for a job on a Cruise ship?

Interview With Carnival Cruise Line Crew Member

Nov 06, 2019

The following article is an interview with a Carnival Cruise Line crew member describing his personal experience. Find out the process of how to apply for the job, how long it takes to board the ship and the first day at work.

What made you decide to apply for a job on a Cruise ship?

Filipino Crew Member Attempts Suicide On MSC Cruise Ship

Nov 03, 2019

A 24-year-old Filipino crew member was transferred by the Emergency Medical Services in Boston Hospital on October 26th. According to our source, the young man was working on board the cruise ship MSC Meraviglia as a buffet steward for a couple of months when he attempted to commit suicide. The crew member was found in his cabin and thanks to the quick response to the medical teams he is now recovering.

Crew Stories: Mobbing From The Supervisor

Nov 02, 2019

One of the worst things about my second contract on a cruise ship was the supervisor. And what a story it is... The man was in his 30’s and he already avoided a harassment complaint before he became a manager. Instead of getting fired and kicked off the ship he got promoted. 

Disney Cruise Line Announces Free Texting For Crew

Oct 31, 2019

Great news for the Disney Cruise Line crew. The company announced they will provide free texting for their crew members across the fleet making it easier for shipboard teams to stay connected. Starting today the free service will be available onboard the Disney Magic and over the next three weeks, free texting will be available on Disney Wonder, Disney Fantasy, and Disney Dream. This will allow the crew to stay in contact with family and friends from the comfort of the cruise ship.

New delays for the launching of Costa Smeralda

Oct 30, 2019

The shipyard Meyer Turku announced further delay in the construction of the latest flagship for Costa Cruises, Costa Smeralda. Following this delay, the first voyage is now set for 21 December 2019 when Costa Smeralda will depart from Savona, Italy. The itinerary, which will be repeated until 16 May 2020, remains unchanged: Savona (Saturday), Marseille (Sunday), Barcelona (Monday), Palma di Maiorca (Tuesday), Civitavecchia (Thursday) and La Spezia (Friday).

Crew Stories: The first day joining a cruise ship

Oct 30, 2019

The First contract on a cruise ship was to last from November 5th, 2017 to February 28th, 2018. The best part about it was the route – I would board in Miami and then cruise south all the way to Brazil, Argentina, Uruguay, and Chile. Exactly the parts of South America that I haven’t seen. Then from the end of November till mid-February, we would cruise to Antarctica. The only places I haven’t seen and traveled to are Africa and Inner North Europe.

International Job Day for careers in hospitality, catering and cruise industry

Oct 26, 2019

‘International Job Day’ for careers in hospitality, catering and cruise industry will be held on 16th November 2019 between 11:00 AM to 16:00 PM. Recruiters and HR manager from more than 16 leading hotels, river and ocean cruise lines will be present at the Park Inn Hotel by Radisson Bratislava, Slovakia to meet personally candidates interested to start or enhance their career in the hospitality and catering industry.

Princess Cruises Vs. Seabourn – Bar Department Comparison

Oct 24, 2019

Since previously I worked in the Bar Department on Princess cruises I decided to try something new and joined Seabourn. The day I embarked on Seabourn Quest reception was at the Show Room where we would go one by one and hand over all our paperwork. 

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