Just letting you know that you've given me some hope re getting a cruise job! I'm finding a lot more sad stories of job-seekers than success stories like yours. I sent my application packages a month ago, from Australia, and still haven't heard anything. Am getting slightly pissed off!
Am wondering, does Carnival always give such short notice to meet the ship, or was it just your experience?
I am also getting ready to head back out to sea. I have not decided which cruise line i want to sail with but i'm really looking forward to getting back out on the open seas. It's alot of FUN! Don't give up. If you dont hear anything back in 2 months then send your resumes again. Also make sure to include a picture. It worked for me.