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.”
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.
Crazy 30 Ft Waves Batter Royal Caribbean Ship
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.
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.”
Pump-Up the Party
Cruise ship employees know how to have a blast and unwind when the opportunity arises. Surprisingly, they often throw even more fabulous parties than the passengers! You see, while the cruisers are enjoying a drink or two under the starry night sky on the upper deck, our hardworking crew members find themselves sipping cocktails in the cozy, but somewhat windowless, crew bars.
It might not have the glamour of the top deck, but it's where the real fun happens. Laughter, camaraderie, and a shared sense of adventure fill these spaces. Crew members transform these humble spots into lively hubs of merriment, swapping stories, dancing, and creating memories that rival any passenger's extravagant escapades above deck.