So here I am landing my great job on Carnival Imagination as an photographer soon.
In the contract my position says trainee photographer – To be exact.
So now sum things I wud like to knw before the day I actually start-off…
PS: Please reply point wise… and also mention if you are Ex-employee for carnival.
1] After departing frm hotel, for the very first day,what shall I wear – Jeans T-shirt will do?
2] I knw there will be training and stuff… and sum exam where I need to score 80% to qualify – More info on this training plz…
3] Electrical -- > Can I just buy conversion plug tht has flat pins OR I need to have compulsory conversion plug with surge protection…..
4] Do we have fridge in crew rooms? If not, can I use ships fridge to store my foods… ?
5] What is the provision for bathing – inside the rooms ?
6] I been notified job timing are as per shifts -- > What typical shift timing can I expect… Do I need to start very early in the morning ?
7] Do carnival provides vegetarian foods in crew mess…. Can I check out frm sumwhere what kind of menu can I expect ?
8] Can crew eat passenger foods frm dining halls ? If not free – by paying for it ?
9] The 24Hr. pizzeria is open to crew as well ?? I mean a crew can pay & eat as well without restrictions…
10] As a photographer, am I allowed to mingle with passengers AND am I allowed in almost all pax areas in my off-duty hours….
11] Can I go out on shores on almost all occasions… tht the moment ships in harbor my job ends and am free to roam…
12] If a passenger invites me to their room – is this permissible?
13] Laundry -- > I guess there are machines, but wht people says bring 2 weeks underwear/socks etc… Cant I just wash them regularly like every 4 days ?? Is it expensive or there is a long-line problem… ?
14] Can I cook food of my own? ALSO, can I heat my canned/packaged food on stove.. ?
15] I am full-salaried - So do photographers get Tips as well ? If a passenger gives tip, can I accept it ?
16] Places where i need to photograph peoples ? Do i need to click them while embarking and on pool area ?
17 ] Formal night – Do I as a staff need to pack sumthing special ? Can I use half-sleeved shirt & Pants ? – If this is not enough, how about if I add a suit jacket on top.
18] I knw if I miss ship – I am screwed, but like if get delayed in transport returning or sumthing like tht – How to deal with it – what are the penalties ? barring termination of job….
19] Can i keep beard OR clean shaven is the rule ?
I heartily thanx to all fellow members for reading this Long question & also to all who will respond…