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Old June 15th, 2010, 11:01 AM
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I read that book, too, and I worked aboard five different cruise ships.

You can be sure all of the crew onboard want to be there, but when it comes to working let's be honest, yes the hours are long, but it is an easy life.

It isn't like you depend on each person you serve to tip and you are going to have bad streaks - you ALWAYS have a roof over your head, plenty of food, friends, fun and a steady paycheck (the cruise lines now give about the same amount every single cruise since tip collection is now pretty much standardized).

The hours may be long, but the life is easy - believe me.
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