Crew Insights

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.

Silversea Crew Members Report Payroll Issues with Northlane Salary at Sea

Nov 14, 2023

Silversea Cruises implemented a significant change in its payroll system, introducing the Northlane Salary at Sea card. This prepaid card was intended to streamline the salary distribution for crew members, replacing the previous VShip system. However, the transition has not been as smooth as anticipated, with crew members expressing concerns and facing challenges related to the new payment method.

Opportunities and Challenges When Working on Cruise Ship

Nov 10, 2023

To determine whether a job on a cruise ship is good or bad depends largely on your priorities and values. The attractiveness of a cruise ship job can vary based on what you prioritize the most.

Factors to Consider:

Forms of Harassment on Cruise Ships

Nov 10, 2023

Cruise ship crew members appear to have the ideal job: engaging in work they are passionate about, living in a multicultural environment, traveling the world, and getting paid for it. However, this might not always be the case.

Are you experiencing harassment cruise ship?

Nov 10, 2023

Are you experiencing harassment while working on the cruise ship? Here are a few things to consider when dealing with abusive behavior from your supervisors or colleagues at work.

One issue must be discussed to emphasize the importance of identifying and eliminating harassment on the cruise ship.

Remain professional at your work no matter what happens

Nov 10, 2023

Sometimes, guests can be really annoying and rude, and you still have to smile and be nice to them. I've known people who have gotten in big trouble and even fired for receiving a rude comment with their name attached. Some people leave their brains at home and do really stupid things or ask really stupid questions. Some people are just angry at everything and everyone; something is always wrong or not good enough.

Love relationships on cruise ships

Nov 10, 2023

The cruise ship is like a small city. It's an enclosed circle of people around us. When you work for many months in that circle, there are increased chances for a romance at sea, or some people even find a life partner on the cruise ship. Generally speaking, for the crew members on board the ship, there are two kinds of relationships:

The love relationship between the crew members

Day 4- The Sign on Day

Nov 10, 2023

It was September 6, 2023. I was the only crew member in the hotel scheduled to join Margaritaville at Sea Paradise. Around 7 a.m., I had a nice breakfast in the hotel and went back to get my stuff ready in the room. I left my cozy hotel room around 9 a.m., and the driver drove me to the West Palm Beach Port, just a short trip away from the hotel.

Arrival in Miami - Day 3

Nov 10, 2023

Outside in the waiting area, there was an older man from Guatemala holding a sign with my name on it. He seemed like a nice person. We shook hands, greeted each other, and went to the nearby shuttle bus. From Miami airport to West Palm Beach, it took around a two-hour ride. I was the only person on the bus, so I had space to rest my legs after an exhausting flight. The bus driver told me that he was 67 years old and still doing two jobs to feed his family.

Chasing the dreams: Day 2 - Departure

Nov 10, 2023

Most of the time, we have firm plans in our lives. We often have expectations in terms of how and what we want to achieve. Yet, often, we are forced to make adjustments in our life journey. The same happened to me. I have a family, a beautiful wife, kids... I decided to become a professional football coach in my country. I left behind the life of the cruise ship industry.

Job Openings: Join Grand Circle Galley Department

Nov 09, 2023

Grand Circle Corporation invites all the culinary artists and the ones yet to become to join Grand Circle Galley department on passenger ships!