Ship Life

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

May 05, 2023

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?

May 04, 2023

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

May 03, 2023

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?

May 02, 2023

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. 

How to deal with a bad manager on cruise ship?

May 02, 2023

Working on a cruise ship is a complex and challenging job that often involves dealing with high-stress levels. Unfortunately, one of the most difficult aspects of this work can be the managers we work with. Some of them can be biased, untrained, and arrogant, making things even more challenging. As crew members, our primary goal is to create unforgettable memories for our guests. When we succeed in doing so, the sense of fulfillment we feel is truly remarkable.

Cruise Ship Dry Dock Time

May 02, 2023

The dry dock is used for vessel construction, maintenance, and repair. It can be filled with water or emptied as required, and most shipyards have one or more dry docks of various sizes to carry out production or other activities. More extensive docks can be used to manufacture and repair massive vessels, such as container or ocean-going cruise ships. The facility is kept free of water to facilitate the work of operators.

Moments that make cruise ship crew happy

Apr 27, 2023

Cruise ship work has many beautiful moments like any other job on land. Depending on the job title and position, sometimes happiness comes more, sometimes less. Ultimately, happiness is our perception of reality, the way we see things around us. Even if we are in the most beautiful place in the world, we can still focus on the negative perception and the opposing perspective. The beauty that gives us happiness is, most of the time, in our own eyes, the way we see the world around us.

AIDA Cruises Launches New Employer Branding Campaign #PlaceToWe

Apr 27, 2023

AIDA Cruises has launched a new employer branding campaign, aimed at recruiting and retaining employees. The campaign is titled "#PlaceToWe" and focuses on the unique team experience offered by AIDA. The company's diverse culture, areas of responsibility, and hierarchies are welded together by the team spirit, which is highlighted in the campaign.

How to effectively reduce the stress levels on cruise ship?

Apr 26, 2023

Stress is sometimes good. Even when you work in an extremely difficult environment like a cruise ship, pressure can help you stay focused, energetic, and able to meet new challenges in the workplace. It keeps you on your toes during a work performance or alerts to prevent ship accidents or costly mistakes. But in today's hectic world, and especially on the cruise ship, the workplace too often seems like an emotional roller coaster.

Why are crew drills important? A true story about a man overboard situation

Apr 26, 2023

I remember one funny story when I was working on a cruise ship sailing out from Galveston, Texas. It was 2 am, and there was some emergency signal on the ship. Just because there is an emergency does not mean it involves you as a crew. One lady, a crew member, was running with her carry-on baggage at the muster station. Other crew members and officers were looking at her in disbelief; she thought the ship was sinking, packed her luggage, and kept running to her Muster Station.