It's great once you receive that confirmation... you will be treated like a queen onboard. YOu will be alowed in all crew areas which was super cool becuase you gain a whole different perspective of cruising! I would still pack all the formal stuff... and the stuff you would bring if you were going as a regular passenger. It will be such an amazing experience- I did not want to leave. The one item I brought which I am so glad I did was a blowdryer because I had this feeling that their cabins were not supplied with any and I was right- there weren't any. So I would bring that...
I was so nervous during the embarkation I had to remember to breathe (all out of excitement) His position is Assistant Cruise Director so it was fun tojoin him in all his activities. We went for a very special dinner at Atlantis, as the ship docked in Nassau!
Just don't forget totake pictures- I only wish I ha
taken more..... oh and as he still has to be on duty- enjoy your alone time and do all the activities you would as a passenger or lounge by the pool as your nights will probably be more busy with him. Have a blast and trust your instincts.
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What happens on a cruise ship stays on the cruise ship "motto" with the officers now has consequences.
Carnival policy prohibits any sexual contact between employees on any and all vessels in the fleet and passengers. This includes and not limited to engaging or attempting any personal relationship or sexual contact with any and all passengers at any time for any reason. All reports are investigated by Carnival securty and documented for record, if the report contains evidence of unwanted advances, this can cause dismissal of the employee, if a crew member actually touches a passenger, which is considered inappropriate, Carnival is required to file the report with the FBI, whom will review the report and interview all witnesses and secure the evidence, if the report is substantiated, charges such as sexual assault or attempted rape may be filed, if there is physical evidence, an arrest will be made by ships security immediately and detained until the authorities ashore take physical possession of the accused.
MIAMI, Dec. 4, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Carnival Corporation & plc (NYSE/LSE: CCL; NYSE: CUK), the world's largest cruise company, announced today that Vice Admiral William Burke has been appointed to the newly created position of Chief Maritime Officer, effective December 9, 2013.
Burke will report directly to Chief Operations Officer Alan Buckelew and will have oversight of the company's maritime operations around the world. He will be responsible for maritime quality assurance and policy, shipbuilding, ship refits, and research and development.
"Bill had a distinguished career with the U.S. Navy, and we are excited about him joining our leadership team, especially in a key position new to Carnival," said Buckelew. "In addition, Bill has deep experience in overseeing large maritime operations, both at sea and in shipyards, and his knowledge and expertise will be a major asset. But just as importantly, he is highly respected as a dynamic leader with a strong record of building high-performing teams."
Burke had a career in the Navy spanning 35 years with extensive experience in safety, engineering, strategic planning and operational readiness. After graduating from the U.S. Naval Academy in 1978 with a degree in systems engineering, he served various active duty positions around the world for the Navy.
Carnival Corporation & plc CEO Arnold Donald added, "We are excited that Vice Admiral Burke is joining the Carnival family. His leadership and deep experience will serve us well in managing our fleet of over 100 ships carrying more than 10 million guests a year."
In recent positions, Burke served as Deputy Chief of Naval Operations for Warfare Systems directing the team that planned, programmed, budgeted and executed a large annual budget for Navy personnel, training, readiness, maintenance, platforms, and ordinance for all ships, submarines, aircraft and aircraft carriers, and as Deputy Chief of Naval Operations for Fleet Readiness and Logistics for Navy readiness and maintenance of all ships, submarines, aircraft and aircraft carriers, along with shore readiness and maintenance, logistics, and environmental and energy programs.
Carnival Corporation & plc is the largest cruise company in the world, with a portfolio of cruise brands in North America, Europe, Australia and Asia, comprised of Carnival Cruise Lines, Holland America Line, Princess Cruises, Seabourn, AIDA Cruises, Costa Cruises, Cunard, Ibero Cruises, P&O Cruises (Australia) and P&O Cruises (UK).