Hi everybody. I would like to know with some details how is the life and employment conditions for Deck Officers, (2nd and first) onboard the NCL international, I am going to apply for it soon, and all kind of information will be appreciated. AHHHH If anybody got pictures of the NCL Bridges please send it to me, I am a Bridge, Engine, Hull and crew areas pics collector, I will post a gallery very soon...
I was 1st officer with NCL for about three years and loved my job there.
It's been a while now, but then the bridge team was organised into one senior officer (1st or chief) and one 2nd off on each watch. The senior officer was the OOW while the 2nd off was a co-pilot.
The 1st officers shared responsibilities so that one had the navigation obs(route planning etc) and one is responsible for the safety equipments.
The 2nd officer are given tasks to assist the nav.off and the safety off.
The working hours can be up to 12 hrs pr day, sometimes more, sometimes less.
All in all I had a great time with NCL, and if they paid more according to Norwegian expence levels I would probably still be there.
Hi, Thanks for your reply, and excuse my delay to reply you. I 've been very busy with my own application. I've been succesfully accepted to join NCL as a Second Officer even when I am a former Chief Mate onboard a Tanker Company. I considered the salary very low but my wish to turn my career from Tankerman to Cruise Officer is big enough to do the change...To give you an idea 2188 $ is the wages for seconds and is wide better as a First Officer (almost 7000)...
Mr Mate I would appreciate if you could provide me with some information regarding the work organisation, routines onboard regarding maintenance, duties, watch schedules, shore leaves, specially if I could forward my wages to bank accounts (I read that's not possible with NCL International, but NCLA)...UHHHHH I have a lot of questions as my Officer life had been very different with Tankers...I will have my own cabin, where is located under plimsoll or nearby the bridge? Do we have exclusive Officers TV Lounge and messroom? , what about the internet, How's the charge? or it's free (silly question isn't)...Which are the Officers perks and privileges (if any) onboard...how difficult are the promotions...and a big ETC....
Well...after all of this questions, I would like to give you my Greetings, and thanks in advance....You said you're working as VTS Operator...whre do you live? Don't tell me Singapore VTIS!!!!