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Old 05-11-2006, 03:24 PM
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hi! i just came back from my first cruise to the bahamas and it was completely awesome! well my husband and i were chatting with our waiter one night and he was talking about his family back at home. and then i began to wonder do the cruise staff and employees ever get a break to go back home because i looked at their sailing schedule and it seemed like they never stopped; they would be in europe nonstop in the fall and then back in the carribean in the spring. so do they ever get a break because i feel sort of sorry for them
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Old 05-11-2006, 04:51 PM
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Welcome Home,

Glad to hear that you enjoyed your cruise so much. Ready to book another??

The crew work on contracts that range from 6 months - 9 months working (usually depending on what they do & where they are from).
Most do 6 months on & 3 months off at home.

Personally I cannot imagine working 6 months straight without an entire day off.

God Bless our hard working CREW
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Old 05-19-2006, 09:51 AM
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Sunprincess you can say that again!!

A cruise wouldn't be near what it is now without the amazing crew!! I always remember that at tip time!
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Old 05-22-2006, 04:17 PM
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I have never worked on a cruise ship but I have worked seven days a week for more than six month without a day off. It's not a lot of fun, that's why I said goodbye to radio a long time ago
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Old 05-27-2006, 12:32 PM
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yeah the crewmembers have contracts from 6 - 9 months at a time, then they go on vacation (go home lol). I am lucky because of my job, I don't do a great deal and so I have time to look around ports etc but the stewards, waiters and all the engine crew etc hardly have any time off, my hat goes off to them.
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Old 05-27-2006, 02:23 PM
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I have never worked on a cruise ship but I have worked seven days a week for more than six month without a day off. It's not a lot of fun, that's why I said goodbye to radio a long time ago
Larry will your pictures from your May cruise be posted on your website, you have such excellent pictures I always on your sight looking for your pictures from yu May Cruise?????
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Old 05-27-2006, 02:58 PM
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I should have the May pictures up soon, I have not had time to sort through them yet. I took over 600 on this cruise
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