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Old November 19th, 2006, 12:59 AM
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Do musicians that work on ships have to double on another job?

Also, what are the living conditions for musicians? Any other information about being a musician on a cruise ship would be appreciated.

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musician are the best position onboard really, hahaha they don't do anything they play maybe 2 or 3 times a week and that's it. They are staff members so they have a roommate but they have a cabin steward and a staff dining room.
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Hehe. If you ask a musician or any other of the entertainers to do additional work there would be riots..hehe.
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Thanks for the information.
Just wondering, what line do you work on?

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I was a stage manager and it isn't quite that easy. Depending on where you play, you will probably play some every day.

If you work in the show band you must sightread very well. You will have enetertainers comeo onboard with charts where you will get one 2 hour rehearsal before the show (so, you have to be onboard for the rehearsal during the day), and then you usually run the show twice each night.

Some entertainers do not require much music (comedians, jugglars) but some will have more than you might think. I have seen some concert-type special entertainers get people fired if they couldn't read well enough or if they made major mistakes in the show.

A show may also be called upon to do pre-dinner dance music, and to play for dance lessons, etc. They will always play along with the click track for the production shows.

Other types of musiocians - say a harpist who plays solo in the observation lounge, will lead a very quiet life simply spending a few hours each light plucking & pedaling. And that's it.

The reggae deck bands usually play on sea days by the pool, and will be called upon to play sometimes during sailaway at dusk, and also for deck parties.

Some of the lounge acts in bigger ships like Carnival or RCI will work every night for maybe 3 or 4 sets, and that is it - no rehearsals.
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Also, other entertainers, at least on Royal Caribbean, like the "RC Singers and Dancers" have additional duties aside from the shows they perform in. They give dance lessons at least a couple of times during the cruise and they also assist the CD staff at the sailaway party and at the shopping director's presentations.

This is simply an observation by a regular passenger.
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