I recently accepted a position onboard NCL's Pride of America. I will be starting as an asst. waiter. Not too exciting, but it's a foot in the door. I'm getting ready to leave for MD for my training in a week and am getting very excited! This is an industry I've been trying to get into for some time now and can't wait to start!
A few quick questions:
1.Has anyone had experience working for NCL (specifically the American flagged ships)? I know that they spend alot of time in port and have one overnight on the island - how will that affect my on-duty hours?
2. How tough is it to pass the MMD? I cannot admit to being a saint. I have a few minor convitions from 1999 for possession of narcotics (one misdemeanor, one felony). Both were dismissed after completion of probation and nothing after that.
3. I am a nerd and like to play video games. Is there room for my PS2? I know that isn't very pressing, but just wanted to know before I pack it.
4. I have plenty of experience in restaraunt and hotel operations, but just as much in various forms of entertainment. Event planning, emcee-ing, karaoke host, nightclub booking and strong people skills are all in my repetois'. If I play my cards right, who should I buddy up with and what are my chances of transferring to the entertainment division? This is what I really would like to do on the ship, and would like a heads up to maximize my networking efficiency.
I know it's lenghty , but thanks for any advice you can give.