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Want to become a cruise ship captain? Here is some information about this extremely responsible but rewarding role

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It always looks greener on the other side. That is just the way we see our life. If you have ever worked on a cruise ship, you probably were amazed by the captain's highly sophisticated importance and reputation on the cruise ship. The truth is that the captain position comes together with a lot of perks and benefits, but the road to "glory" was everything but not easy...

Crew Story: How does it feel to be late on your sign-on day?

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Embarking on a lengthy international flight, we experience a mix of emotions as we are about to join the ship. There's a sense of exhilaration fueled by the prospect of new adventures and countless opportunities. However, amidst this excitement, a tinge of sadness may arise, knowing that we'll be separated from our loved ones, our family and friends. Yet, regardless of our internal struggles, we are resolute in our commitment to fulfill our duties onboard.

How to Measure Employee Engagement?

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In the cruise industry, we must always track employee satisfaction levels. The most efficient way is to conduct a timely survey and analyze the results. The initial analysis will likely yield minimal results if the company has not worked on employee engagement. Engagement is not the constant value – after a vacation or a teambuilding event, people are normally full of enthusiasm and desire to work.

The importance of the external and internal crew members' engagement levels on cruise ship

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Management on the cruise ship plays a vital role in the industry. The crew members' turnover rate can drastically change depending on your management style and leadership skills. If you are a cruise ship manager, you must maintain your relationships with your employees. If you do not do this, your best employees will look for a way to change the company because of inefficient engagement levels. And that is only your responsibility as a manager.

Different ways your work relationships will change when you get promoted on the cruise ship

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Transitioning into a leadership role within the cruise industry can be an exhilarating step forward. This move will likely bring a fresh job title and an increase in compensation. Your responsibilities will shift from day-to-day "grunt work" to being a part of the cruise ship's larger strategic vision, bringing you closer to your ultimate career goals.

Crew members have a hard-working mindset and a holistic approach to the working environment

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Cruise ships have workers from up to 70 countries working on each vessel at a time. This means that we're used to work with people from different culture, and thus means, we all have an international mindset. We have to work and live with people from very different backgrounds, and in doing so, we learn about their cultures and ways of doing things and become more open in general. This flows into every aspect of life and work attitudes.

People who have worked on cruise ships are the best employees - This is why we stand out

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I have been working on the cruise ship for a long time, and I can guarantee that the crew members are the most resilient, hard-working, and committed employees in the world. Therefore, I would sincerely recommend any business owner to consider employing a former crew member, as that will certainly boost overall business operations. 

How to improve the relationship when dealing with a bad boss?

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Remember that there is a difference between a bad relationship and a bad boss. A bad boss is intentionally mean or unethical and is not receptive to dealing with you honestly and openly. A bad relationship is an inability to communicate or work together to achieve mutually-beneficial goals. When you approach your situation with your boss, you should focus on the relationship instead of the person. This will help you keep cool and find a productive way to address the situation.

Abuse of Power: Manager's Connections in Head Office Lead to Bullying Towards Crew Members

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This article was written after numerous comments, complaints and reports of crew members suffering from health and mental wellbeing related issues onboard MSC Cruises during the Brazilian season due to severe toxic leadership of a director...and still ongoing even though it has been reported directly to the head office. This ship has recently returned to Europe.

Why do crew members stand out among other employees?

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The first day of May marks international labour day, and this week we will try to focus on the importance of the crew members on the cruise ship. Indeed, we all need essential reminders about the actual value of all seamen around the world. Those brave people are willing to sacrifice their presence to create a better future for their loved ones.