Ship Life

Perks of Working as a Cruise Ship Officer

Mar 27, 2023

The officer position on a cruise ship is one of the best jobs in the world. Of course, as any other iceberg, we can only see the beautiful side of it. Underneath that iceberg is huge sacrifice, commitment, years of challenging tests in nautical school, and many other things. But when everything gets perfectly in balance, and when hard work pays off, the reward is fabulous.

Bar Steward - the true engine behind the bar operations on cruise ship

Mar 22, 2023

In the company where I have spent nearly a decade, the bar steward position was one of the toughest jobs. There were two primary ways in which people got that kind of job on the cruise ship. Number one was by getting a job on the land through the agency. I don't know how much clarity and credibility the agency information provided to the candidates on the land for the bar steward job. However, the second way of getting the bar steward job was internally from the cruise ship company.

How Deal With Homesickness on the Cruise Ships?

Mar 20, 2023

People come to work on cruise ships for many different reasons. Some to feed their adventurous spirit, others only for money, and some people join the cruise ships because they want something different in their lives. Others join the cruise ship because they need the challenge, career progression opportunity, or something else.

Love relationships on cruise ships

Mar 17, 2023

Keeping a healthy love relationship while working on the cruise ship is hard. I am not saying it’s impossible, but it's really hard. Maintenance of a healthy relationship, either from the perspective that your partner works on the same cruise company or your partner is at home, brings enormous challenges. It's hard to keep trust and loyalty and stick to your values. It is tough, but it's possible.

Crew members internal communication on cruise ships

Mar 17, 2023

Crew members on the ship have an extremely interesting language of communication between themselves. Here is an attempt to explain everyday daily communication on ships worldwide. 

How to deal with an annoying cabin mate?

Mar 15, 2023

The cabin mate on the cruise ship can make such a significant difference when it comes to our life on board. Depending on the person we share our tiny cabin with, it can be a challenging experience. Here are some of my general experiences and honest advice I can share with everyone working on the cruise ship.

Adjust your tolerance level.

Things to consider before returning to the ship life

Mar 14, 2023

Have you ever found yourself daydreaming about leaving behind the land life and returning to the ship life? It's okay, we've all been there. But before you pack your bags and run off to join a ship, let's ask ourselves some important questions:

Discrimination at sea

Mar 13, 2023

Discrimination on board the ship was visible through the bizarre way of dividing all crew members into three categories: officers, staff, and crew. 

A Perfect Day In Port

Mar 09, 2023

If you are working on a cruise ship, you know the true meaning of the day off. There is no such thing. When you say " day off", you probably consider the day during the cruise when you start your job late in the afternoon. But If you work longer for some cruise line company, you probably experienced the true gift of 24 hours off on the ship! That happened to me once, and here is my " perfect day at sea"... We were on our usual relocation cruise from Alaska to Hawaii.

Dangerous Cruise Ports and Tips How to Stay Safe

Mar 08, 2023

Cruising around the world, either working or being a guest, can be associated with beautiful places, white sand beaches, and exotic destinations. However, there are some places where you should practice extra caution when you get off the ship. No matter where you go while on the cruise ship, there are a few common tips to maintain a high level of your safety.