thanks for the advice sz and paul.
sz- i've worked with c-deck before during the interviewing process with celebrity so i emailed them asking if they were doing any hiring.
and paul- i've been applying to princess ever since they took over management of cunard without any luck. i guess its not really even so much that i want to work for cunard specifically--but my cruising career started as a passenger on the qe2 and i'd love to get back onboard before they retire her and unfortunately that day is coming sooner and sooner. i love that ship- the history, the tradition, the atmosphere- and i also love shiplife and as corny as it sounds i guess i'd like to give back to the ship that started my love of shiplife in the first place if given the chance. persistance is key so i'll just keep applying.