Royal Caribbean boasts having some of the largest luxury cruise ships on the market. So, when we tell you that one of their ships was snapped like a twig by waves, it should make you just a little bit nervous! The ship was headed to Florida from the Northeast coast when it was forced to turn around, due to a severe storm.
The storm resulted in waves as big as 30 feet crashing into the sides of the boat! Photographs of the damage done reveal tables and chairs in disarray and a collapsed ceiling. The images were pretty horrific, truth be told.
The Food is Pretty Terrible
Cruise line workers are not eating the same luxury food items that the guests are eating unless they are particularly lucky and able to eat the leftovers from buffets at the end of their shift. Unlucky employees, who don’t get leftovers, end up eating weird and undesirable food – like goat foot stew (yes, we’re serious.)
Kitchen staff in the crew kitchen try to work with what they have, but unfortunately, that does not seem to be much! So unless you are going on a reputable, five-star cruise, you can generally expect the food to be pretty sub-par, so we would recommend to take some ramen on board if you can.
Dine Like an Officer
Your rank on a cruise ship can significantly impact your dining experience, potentially allowing you to savor meals fit for royalty. A former cruise ship employee revealed that high-ranking officers often dine on the same gourmet fare served to passengers.
What sets them apart from the rest of the staff is their privilege to order passenger menu items at any time throughout the day, avoiding the typical late-night buffet rush experienced by crew members. These exclusive perks make working as a high-ranking officer not only prestigious but also a culinary delight. Imagine indulging in exquisite cuisine whenever you desire - a luxurious benefit that adds to the allure of life at sea for those in top positions.
You Will Get Stranded in Another Country
Docking in ports and exploring foreign lands is the main reason that anyone signs up for a job on a cruise ship. But if you go exploring at a port, you’d better make sure to return before your scheduled departure time!
Otherwise, you can find yourself being stranded without any clear way of leaving. This is because the ship will definitely leave without you if you are even a minute late. It's a serious deal. Make sure to set multiple alarms on your phone if you don’t want to get stranded on an island somewhere. Or, you might end up like Tom Hanks in "Cast Away."
When you imagine sailing the world on a luxury cruise liner, you might have an elevated idea of what the living situation would be like. Think again if you are working on the following cruise liner.
One employee from Royal Caribbean stated that living situations were “tight.” “You stay on the lower deck, so you’re always underwater. There are no windows in the room.” The employee said that he could touch all four walls if he were standing in the center of his room and that it actually worked out to be “a total of about 10 square feet.”