Originally posted by avenger:
I've seriously been considering working on a cruise ship. Has anyone ever done this? If so, can you give me some input, i.e., where's the best place to apply, what cruiseline do you recommend, what type of work is the best to apply for, etc.? Anyone who can help me out would be greatly appreciated! Thank you.
I recently cruised on the Inspiration and had a blast. I had a few spa treatments and had several conversations with some of the people that worked there. I would have to agree with Dave. It does not seem glamorous and nothing like the Love Boat.
The spa crew only got 1/2 a day off in a week. Most of the crew had not seen their families/friends in months. If you want to use the internet to write emails to loved ones, you have to pay just like we do. If you happen to have a 1/2 of a day off and are in port, you may seek out a pay phone to call home. You could share a cabin with up to three people.
It seems like a tough job but it would be an ideal job for some. Personally, It would depress me seeing people on vacation every week having fun while I'm working. I love my 9 to 5 with weekends off :-)
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