Ship Life

Crew Story At The Pool Bar

Mar 29, 2023

I never accepted becoming part of the poor and biased management system on board the ship. I met only a few great managers during my long career in the bar department. Those people are a real rarity; they are gems in the management system on cruise ships.


Mar 28, 2023

The maritime network Crew Pages, dedicated to creating equal employment opportunities in the industry, announced a new platform connecting the job-seeking and recruitment process and making it much easier than it has ever been.

In Port Manning On A Cruise Ship

Mar 28, 2023

There are several policies and safety protocols to follow when you work on a cruise ship. One of those is called in port manning. 

How much free time crew members have in the port, and what they usually do?

Mar 27, 2023

When you work on a cruise ship, time off is very important to maintain a healthy mindset and productivity. Most crew members use every single minute to get off the ship, even a short stroll at the cruise ship Terminal. To be completely honest, working in the bar department as a bar waiter and bartender gave me a lot of time off. Whenever the ship docks in the Port, most guests go outside, meaning few bartenders and bar servers are required to be on duty.

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.