Originally posted by rust6:
welcome to ncl hell.
As a crew member of nearly 2 years, I can promise you that things have changed since I was in Piney Point. I was class 71, yes that long ago, and I have an understanding of the hire and training process, even though it has changed since I left. I worked for a year and half on the Pride of Aloha, and have recently left the Pride of America. The MMD can take time, and NCLA is not the front runner on the list of things to do with the Coast Guard some of the time. If there is something in your background that isnt entirely clear, it will dramatically slow down the process. They are no longer even doing the safety training at Piney Point. If you have further questions, I may be able to help out, since most of what i learned was on board, and not through the recruiter.