Originally Posted by Trip
This is a sad, and, frightening situation,which no one knew about! Is it because they staff does not work for the cruiseline, but for Steiner, that they don't step in and try and help? Is this just the tip of the iceberg?
Steiner, as a concession, has nearly complete control over their employees. The cruise line gets involved only if an employee violates cruise line regulations or the law.
Typically Steiner withholds several months salary from each employee, threatening to keep it if the employee complains or steps out of line.
I have known many hundreds of ex-Steiner employees. ALL of them are disgruntled.