Ship Life

Navigating Mental Health Challenges Among Cruise Ship Crew Members - Part 1

Aug 18, 2023


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.

MSC Preziosa Crew Left Without Access to Open Deck

Aug 14, 2023

The command aboard the cruise ship MSC Preziosa has made the decision to temporarily close the crew open deck area, sending discontent throughout the onboard community. This move follows a series of safety policy violations by certain individuals, prompting ship authorities to clamp down on access to what is often the only gate to fresh air and sunlight for many crew members – the open deck.

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.

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