Ship Life

The Ship Life - Crew Gym And The Crew Bar

Oct 15, 2023

Cruise ship crew are some of the hardest-working people in the travel industry. Working long days, with some shifts lasting up to 12 hours and no days off for contracts that can stretch up to 10 months, can seriously take a toll. The cruise lines are aware of this and have measures in place to ensure the crew's mental and physical well-being.

What Are Some of the Engineering Jobs on Cruise Ships?

Oct 05, 2023

There are numerous engineering jobs available on ships, depending on your skills, experience, and interests. Individuals with engineering positions can work on various vessels, including cruise ships, naval ships, or container vessels, for weeks or months at a time. If you are interested in the technical processes that enable a ship to operate correctly and enjoy working aboard for extended periods, an engineering job on a ship may be an ideal career choice.

5 Reasons to Consider a Life as a Cruise Ship Crew Member

Oct 05, 2023

1. Opportunity to See the World

Being a cruise ship crew member is a window to the world. You will have the chance to explore incredible destinations, from idyllic beaches to cosmopolitan cities. When you have time off in port, a new adventure awaits you, enriching your life with unique cultural experiences.

Cruise Ship Crew Work Hours

Oct 01, 2023

Passengers often encounter the same crew members throughout the day and wonder about the actual hours cruise ship employees put in. Irrespective of their job positions, cruise ship employees typically work between 8 to 12 hours on a "sea" day and sometimes fewer hours on a "port" day. This duration does not include breakfast, lunch, and dinner breaks, which can range from 30 minutes to over an hour. Some roles require almost no hours on a port day.

Liverpool Seafarers Centre Celebrating 15 Years of Helping Seafarers

Oct 01, 2023

Today is a momentous occasion for Liverpool Seafarers Centre. 1 October 2008, the centre was officially established, and now, fifteen years later, it continues to provide invaluable support to over 50,000 seafarers who pass through the bustling Port of Liverpool and the various Mersey berths each year.

5 Things Crew Members Dislike On Cruise Ship

Sep 27, 2023

Most crew members have a love & hate relationship in terms of working on a cruise ship. There are many fringe perks available that can make their contract onboard enjoyable. Yet, there are also some things that need improvement. 

Here, we take a look at five aspects that tend to be less favored among crew members working on cruise ships:

Experiencing Life and Work on a Cruise Ship for 6-9 Months: What's It Like?

Sep 25, 2023

Living and working on a cruise ship is truly a unique and unforgettable experience that is challenging to compare to a land-based job. Few occupations provide the opportunity to explore so many diverse places worldwide, encounter exotic scenery, and meet people from various countries. After such an experience, you're likely to become a well-rounded and worldly individual, gaining a better understanding of global issues, diverse cultures, and ways of life.

Silversea Cruises Launches "Job Well Done" (JWD) Card

Sep 25, 2023

Silversea Cruises has taken a step to recognize the contributions of its dedicated crew members. The company has announced its latest initiative, the "Job Well Done" (JWD) Card program, which aims to celebrate outstanding performance within its crew ranks. The program is a token of appreciation and an opportunity for supervisors, managers, officers, and petty officers to recognize and reward a job well done by any fellow crew member. 

AURAvoir and Thank You - Aida Cruises says Farewell to AIDAaura

Sep 22, 2023

After two decades in the AIDA fleet and over 800 voyages through the most beautiful regions of the world, Aida Cruises bid final farewell to AIDAaura. With a mixture of nostalgia and gratitude, the entire fleet pays tribute to their ship, which has explored more of our planet than any of their other ships combined.

Saying Goodbye to My Partner in Crime: A Hilarious Cruise Ship Farewell

Sep 22, 2023

Today, folks, gather around for the grand finale of my friend's cruise ship adventure! She's leaving us, waving goodbye to the salty seas and setting sail for bigger and better things in a bigger and better city. Now, you might be thinking:

"Oh, how sad."