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.

Small Vs. Big Cruise Ships - Advantages and Disadvantages For Crew and Pax

Aug 16, 2023

While I was working cruise ship, I loved the small ship vibe more than a big ship. That was just my impression, something that I felt. On the small ship, as an employee, I felt more sense of belonging and synergy between the crew members and a more family atmosphere. When I say family atmosphere, yes, you read it correctly. On the seven seas, our fellow colleagues quickly become our extended family; those people usually become close to our hearts forever.

How to Safely Plan Your Retirement from Work on Cruise Ships?

Aug 14, 2023

The beginning of a career at sea is a thrilling prospect, especially in the realm of cruise ship jobs, which come with numerous advantages. Yet, few plan a comprehensive long-term strategy for retirement.

How long are crew contracts on cruise ships?

Aug 11, 2023

Landing cruise ship jobs means committing yourself to work far away from home for many months. But not everyone spends the same amount of time on board. Contract durations change from one cruise ship company to another and from position to position.

How to Safeguard Seafarers' Wellbeing and Enhance Performance?

Aug 09, 2023

Reducing stress at sea is crucial for seafarers to safeguard their mental and emotional wellbeing, enhance job performance and safety, maintain physical health, establish a healthy work-life balance, and promote long-term career satisfaction. Here are some techniques for seafarers to reduce stress at sea :

Coping with Stress While Working on a Cruise Ship

Aug 09, 2023

Are you able to stay calm when things get tough on the cruise ship? Can you handle the stress and unpredictability that comes with your everyday duties? This week, we're talking about dealing with stress on the ship – what causes it, what sets it off, and how you can manage it to avoid getting overwhelmed in your demanding job at sea. Throughout this week, I'll be giving you some really good advice so you can learn how to handle any situation and stay on top of your game.

The Pros and Cons of Working on a Cruise Ship: A Personal Perspective

Aug 04, 2023

The allure of working on a cruise ship is undeniable, offering a unique blend of adventure, travel, and rewards. However, like any endeavor, it comes with its own set of advantages and challenges. From experiencing new cultures to dealing with isolation, here's a look at the things I love and the things I don't about the ship life.

Why most cruise ships are not registered in the USA?

Aug 03, 2023

You probably know the answer immediately if you ever work on a cruise ship. The cruise ship industry is almost untouchable regarding its illegal actions against the crew members. Liability does not exist because cruise lines register their ships in Panama, Bahamas, Vanuatu, etc. It operates under the flag state law and usually has lesser regulations and labor policies. This harms its crew because the company does not need to comply with U.S. maritime law.

Visiting Antigua: Breathtaking Nature and Beautiful Beaches

Aug 01, 2023

Have you ever cruised to Antiqua? Antiqua is a beautiful diamond that offers stunning nature and some of the world's most beautiful beaches.

Bad Managers On Cruise Ship

Jul 29, 2023

We all have at least one bad manager in our careers. It's a bit more complicated on the cruise ship because the influence on the employees is drastically more impactful. In my experience, here are some of the most common attributes of a bad manager.

Encourages office toxicity

What motivates you while working on a cruise ship?

Jul 25, 2023

We all have different kinds of motivation on the cruise ship. Generally speaking, motivation can be divided into a few different categories. There are four aspects of motivation to consider:

Intrinsic motivators