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Old 06-30-2007, 08:44 PM
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Just got hired as a waitress on NCL. I am in the waiting phase because I need to pass my medical and schedule my training in maryland. Just had a couple of questions..

Will you have any time to just see the islands if you arent working?

How is pay there do they really pay you overtime like they promise?

Ill be waitressing is there another waitress out there that can give me some pointers?

what is the biggest thing i need to adjust too? thanks so much!
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Old 07-01-2007, 05:53 AM
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welcome to Cruise-Chat.com!

Is that NCL or NCL America (big difference!)?
Best regards,

Raoul Fiebig

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Old 07-01-2007, 07:32 AM
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I believe in NCL america... i will be going to hawaii to do my assignment... what is the difference?
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Old 07-01-2007, 07:45 PM
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NCL America's ships are registered in America and they have to have atleast 75% American crew. Nowegian Cruise Line (NCL) ships are registered in Foreign countries and have International staff in the service departments.
The hardest thing for most young Americans taking this type of position seems to be the long work hours.
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Old 07-01-2007, 07:52 PM
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so you would recomment the international cruises..... im not worried about the hours.. how are promotions is it easy to get promotions?
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Old 07-13-2007, 08:22 PM
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Just a tip. There are Waiters and junior waiters. The Junior waiters do not get a share of daily tips. The passengers are charged a daily fee for tips when they buy the cruise so unless service is exceptional, The waiter could earn as much as $18 in extra tips. I've seen speciallty resteraunts such as a Japaneese Resteraunt on board where the guests are more generous. There really is no visable difference between a Waiter and a JR Waiter. You work Mornings off for 4hours. Thats your shore time and then you work Diner through close of the Dining rooms. 12hour work days.
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