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.

What Are the Benefits of Working on a Cruise Ship and Why You Should Work hard?

Jul 24, 2023

Hard work on the cruise ship comes with many benefits. Working diligently on a cruise ship comes with a multitude of perks that serve as strong motivational factors, propelling us forward despite any challenges we may face.

Policy Violations That Can Lead to Contract Termination for Cruise Ship Crew Members

Jul 21, 2023

Working on a cruise ship can be an exciting opportunity, offering unforgettable experiences to both crew members and passengers. However, it's crucial to understand that the cruise industry's employment landscape comes with unique challenges and strict protocols that can lead to contract termination for crew members. Various factors can contribute to this outcome, and navigating the intricacies of cruise line policies and procedures is paramount for job security.

Why do I miss the life of a crew member on cruise ship?

Jul 17, 2023

It's a strange feeling. Ever since I stopped working on the cruise ship, there hasn't been a single day when I don't think about going back. It was demanding work, with long hours, poor management, and lengthy contracts involving seven-day workweeks. Yet, I miss it immensely. It's hard to explain why; it's almost like an addiction. Once you experience life at sea, your perspective changes forever.

What happens if you get sick on cruise ship?

Jul 11, 2023

What level of medical care should you expect if you are a guest or crew member?

Are there any differences in how the ill passengers will be treated compared to the crew members?

Can I get a job on the cruise ship without Prior Experience?

Jul 10, 2023

If you're interested in working on a cruise ship, there are a variety of positions you can pursue—even with no experience. Whether you want to work in human resources or as part of the crew, you can find a position that suits your skills. Knowing the jobs available on a cruise ship can help refine your job search and prepare you for employment at sea.

How to progress in your career on the cruise ship? Is there a career progression plan for every crew member?

Jul 10, 2023

If you have ever worked on the land and the cruise ship, it's almost incomparable; career progression on the cruise ship comes much different than one on the land. It's much harder, in my own opinion. A career on the land relies on many different factors, but a career on the ship can depend on different circumstances. 

Pandemic's Impact on Cruise Industry: Overcoming Challenges and Charting a Course for Recovery

Jul 10, 2023

The pandemic continued with deep, unforgettable, and unimaginable consequences for all of us. Many people lost their loved ones due to this horrible virus. I lost all my savings and did not know how to feed my family anymore. We struggled for almost two years, but somehow my family always looked for a reason to be happy. There were days when there was only a little bit of food on our table.

Crew Story: Can I make it on land after a cruise ship career?

Jul 06, 2023

Nine months passed. I am waiting for the plane patiently. It's silent and peaceful at the airport compared to the mess and craziness of the cruise ship. At the same time, I don't miss the ship life. I feel much more relaxed and ready to go back home and spend time with my family. I feel drained and physically exhausted; the last time I left home, my wife was pregnant, and now our son is already five months old; I have not seen him since he was born. 

How to Become a Cruise Ship Nurse? Your Guide to Pursuing a Career at Sea

Jul 06, 2023

Suppose you ever dream of a cruise ship career, the opportunity to travel the world, and many other benefits of this highly skilled job. In that case, I will try to provide some relevant and important information for you. 

Ultimate Guide to Mediterranean Cruise Ports

Jul 04, 2023

Plan your Cruise Itinerary in Less than an Hour and Maximize Your Port Experience!