Go Back   CruiseMates Cruise Community and Forums > People > Crewmembers
Register Forgot Password?

Crewmembers If you work on a ship or have in the past

Reply
 
LinkBack Thread Tools Search this Thread Display Modes
  #1 (permalink)  
Old September 9th, 2006, 01:09 AM
Junior Member
Passenger
 
Join Date: Sep 2006
Location: At sea
Posts: 16
Default NCL Bridge Officers life...

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...

Thanks forwarded.

Chris
Reply With Quote
Sponsored Links
  #2 (permalink)  
Old September 17th, 2006, 03:00 PM
Senior Member
Cruise Maniac
 
Join Date: Sep 2006
Location: T√łnsberg, Norway
Posts: 192
Default

Hi!
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.
Reply With Quote
  #3 (permalink)  
Old September 30th, 2006, 11:46 AM
Junior Member
Passenger
 
Join Date: May 2006
Posts: 27
Default

MrMate,
So where are you now?
Reply With Quote
  #4 (permalink)  
Old September 30th, 2006, 09:11 PM
Senior Member
Cruise Maniac
 
Join Date: Sep 2006
Location: T√łnsberg, Norway
Posts: 192
Default

After NCL I was 1st officer/chief officer jr for three years on a shuttel tanker in the North Sea. Just recently I was lucky and got a job as a VTS operator close to my home.
Reply With Quote
  #5 (permalink)  
Old October 4th, 2006, 12:39 AM
Junior Member
Passenger
 
Join Date: Sep 2006
Location: At sea
Posts: 16
Default Hello Mr Mate

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!!!!
__________________
Ch. Rivero Deck Officer
Reply With Quote
  #6 (permalink)  
Old October 14th, 2006, 06:43 PM
Junior Member
Passenger
 
Join Date: Sep 2006
Location: At sea
Posts: 16
Default Link to pictures about Crew/Officers life

Here is a link to a gallery wihich include some Crew/Officers pictures onboard life:

http://www.kodakgallery.com/I.jsp?c=...7&x=1&y=5c3nbb
__________________
Ch. Rivero Deck Officer
Reply With Quote
Reply

Bookmarks

Tags
board, bridge, crew, cruise, deck, earnings, life, line, ncl, norvegian, norwegian, officer, officers, pay, salaries

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Police officers? Lombard Chit - Chat for Cruisers 12 July 15th, 2008 06:45 PM
PHOTO OF THE ELATION'S OFFICERS ON THE BRIDGE OUT OF CABO CaptainEdwardJohnSmith Carnival Cruise Lines 15 February 22nd, 2008 07:48 AM
Past Posts about officers... Optimist Crewmembers 0 May 23rd, 2007 11:02 PM
NCL Bridge Officers life... Chrisriv Norwegian Cruise Lines 8 October 8th, 2006 01:02 PM
Officers on Celebrity viv Celebrity 8 April 30th, 2002 07:09 PM


Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On


 

All times are GMT -4. The time now is 11:07 PM.
design by: Themes by Design

Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.7 Beta 1
Copyright ©2000 - 2014, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.
Search Engine Friendly URLs by vBSEO 3.6.1