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.

Navigating Shipboard Romances: A Sailor's Guide to Crew-Crew Relationships

Nov 09, 2023

Ahoy, shipmates!

In this edition of our newsletter, we're diving into the intriguing world of shipboard romances. Life at sea often brings crew members together in unique and meaningful ways. Join us as we explore the dynamics of Crew-Crew relationships, uncover the dos and don'ts, and discover how to maintain professionalism while fostering connections that can last a lifetime.

Navigating Your Career at Sea: A Sailor's Guide to Growth and Advancement

Nov 03, 2023

Ahoy, ambitious crew members! In this edition of our newsletter, we're setting sail on a journey of career growth and advancement within the cruise industry. 
Whether you are just starting your career at sea or looking to climb the ladder, we'll explore the diverse career paths, continuous learning opportunities, and strategies to chart your course for career progression.

Going Back To The Cruise Ship - Day 1

Nov 03, 2023

It's 02 a.m. My staff are packed and ready to go. I feel excited about new opportunities to work on the ship—the new company, new challenges, and new opportunities ahead of me.

Crew Review: Carnival Cruise Line VS Margaritaville at Sea

Oct 27, 2023

Only when I started working at Margaritaville at Sea Paradise did I realize how much I would miss working for Carnival Cruise Line. Compared to CCL, Margaritaville at Sea is a one-ship company, which I thought would take extra care of its crew. Boy, was I wrong!


Diversity and conversation among the crew members

Oct 26, 2023

Cruise ship crew members often come from diverse backgrounds and cultures, making it important to have a variety of topics for conversation and engagement. Here are some topics that crew members working on cruise ships might find interesting and relevant:

Can Crew Members Sign Up To Free Tours?

Oct 24, 2023

(In this Picture Luciana one of the co-founders of OS Passport Stamps is in Madagascar)

Ahoy, maritime enthusiasts!

Are you ready to embark on a thrilling career with some of the world's leading cruise lines?

The Economics of Food Aboard Cruise Ships

Oct 24, 2023

Passengers frequently wonder whether the crew must pay for the food. In brief, cruise ship crew members do not pay for their meals while on board. The cruise line covers the entire cost of food and endeavors to offer a diverse selection based on the nationalities of the crew. However, it is important to note that crew meals are typically not on par with the culinary offerings provided to passengers.

Crew Members' Challenges While Living and Working on Cruise Ships

Oct 24, 2023

It's crucial to acknowledge that not all crew members have negative sentiments about their experiences on cruise ships. Nevertheless, some individuals may encounter challenges or have unfavorable feelings about their time at sea. These issues vary significantly from person to person, and it's essential to understand that these concerns are not universally held among all crew members. Here are some common reasons why a subset of crew members may not relish their work on cruise ships:

Sailing Smoothly: Navigating the Challenges of Life at Sea!

Oct 16, 2023

We're about to embark on an exhilarating journey into the heart of life at sea. We'll be your trusty guides as we explore strategies for maintaining a sunnier outlook, managing stress like a pro, and cultivating positive relationships with your shipmates. This picture is from Juliana Schmidt’s first contract onboard the Celebrity Century working as a Shore Excursion Staff. Hoist the anchor and let's set sail on this exciting voyage!

More Guests Divided on Smoking Aboard Cruises: Here Are Some Alternatives Crew Members Can Turn To

Oct 15, 2023

When people choose cruises for their vacation, they aim to live in an idyllic paradise on the high seas. Naturally, they have a vision of what that looks like—which occasionally contrasts with other guests' wishes. While many cruise-goers don't mind reserving themselves a deck chair early on in the day, others denounce deck hogs for marring their cruise experience. Some adore the formal attire and glamor of gala nights. Others can't stand this and want it to be t-shirts and flip-flops all the way.