Cruise ship crew dating
We had to video tape every show and send it to corporate…and if they deemed a dancer didn’t ‘give it their all’ (even if they had a high ankle sprain that made their leg 3 times its size), they faced termination.Speaking of termination, I went off at a port with one of my friends from the Philippines…He was a room steward and never got a day off so it was a big deal. He asked to board so he could get all of his stuff from the room and retrieve his PASSPORT from the ship but was denied.Sure we’ll work the big white hot party that you’re all going to, but once we finish our shift all hell is breaking loose in the crew bar. We also don’t want you to know that all those funny jokes we tell you at bingo? The room stewards and assistant waiters work their butts off…usually 14-16 hours a day if not more.Just below and to the sides of where you are sleeping there are crew members having sex, smoking and drinking. We, as officers, were instructed to alter time cards in order to keep above the marine time laws.They also only get paid 0-300 a month…that doesn’t even cover their airfare to get to the cruise ship, nor does it cover their uniform costs.The “charged to the room card” tips that are given to these hard working individuals do not actually go into their pocket – the majority goes to their bosses who sit in their office all day.
I know many couples who met on a ship and are married with kids now etc. I did a 6 month contract on a pretty popular cruise line…I was appalled at the way that employees were treated. Crew members had their own mess hall…and could not go to any of the other ones.
” Then we’d wait for the comment cards to come in: “Why do crew get a bowling alley when we don’t? Secondly, I was a dancer in the cast on-board, and I had a lot more free time than most, being that all I did was perform in the shows.
I do suggest working on ships, for anyone who is curious.
They might give you a little more info to marinate on… Some bullet points: If you get fired, the line I worked for would kick you off on whatever island they docked at next. I hooked up with a girl in one bunk while her roomie did the same with my buddy. Monday is chicken, Tuesday is steak, Wednesday is pork tenderloin…etc.
Well, before you break that lease and hop onboard, you might want to read to the following Ask Reddit stories from current and former cruise ship workers. It’s basically dining room food on the same rotation.
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We work 7 days a week, sometimes only 4-6 hours, but most of the time between 10-16 hours. To make up for this, Corona or Heineken cost $0.50/ea. Back-deck parties happen every night, and crew hallway parties are even more common.