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Laurenz June 12th, 2012 10:24 PM

Keeping valuables safe
 
Hi all,

I will be signing on to a Carnival ship in a month and have some questions regarding valuables.

Are there safes in the crew cabins? officer cabins?
If not, would it be safe to just lock away your valuables/laptop in your luggage bag?
Is there a lot of theft on ships?

Thanks for any input :)

Beetlegator June 13th, 2012 04:44 AM

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Originally Posted by Laurenz (Post 1432781)
Hi all,

I will be signing on to a Carnival ship in a month and have some questions regarding valuables.

Are there safes in the crew cabins? officer cabins?
If not, would it be safe to just lock away your valuables/laptop in your luggage bag?
Is there a lot of theft on ships?

Thanks for any input :)

On NCL, I was told crew members will have their own safe to keep passports and other important documents for safe keeping. As for laptops and other types of computers each crew members should have their own closet to keep their possessions see below:

Crew Cabins - Disney Cruise Line Jobs - YouTube

Crew cabin on Carnival Victory - YouTube

Crew cabin on a Princess cruise ship. - YouTube

Crew cabin on cruise ship - YouTube

Pride of America crew cabin tour - YouTube

Now some of the closets don't seem to have locks on them so I take it you might want to get to KNOW your cabin mate to establish trust and respect. You and your cabin mate might want to talk about who will be coming and going in your space. If the cruise line you work for take theft seriously anyone who is CAUGHT stealing is FIRED period and have to pay their way home.

Suggestions:

Enable the password on your computer or laptop.

Keep expensive stuff at home with a relative or friend.

Don't advertise what you have in your cabin.

Mark your property!!!

nlb1050 June 13th, 2012 02:00 PM

just watched the video of the POA with my grandson who is on his 5 week leave from the POA (he goes back in just over 2 weeks) and he knows the girl who made the video. His cabin has 4 people so his cabin is slightly bigger just to accomadate the 4th person. He said the safe is big enough for his laptop and you have to either bring your own lock or you can buy one from NCL.

Beetlegator June 13th, 2012 03:57 PM

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Originally Posted by nlb1050 (Post 1432862)
just watched the video of the POA with my grandson who is on his 5 week leave from the POA (he goes back in just over 2 weeks) and he knows the girl who made the video. His cabin has 4 people so his cabin is slightly bigger just to accomadate the 4th person. He said the safe is big enough for his laptop and you have to either bring your own lock or you can buy one from NCL.

Congratulations on your grandson 1st contract. I hope he is resting well for his 2nd contract considering the stories I've read on the internet about crew turnover on the Pride of America. Hope to see him when I start my 1st contract which is days from now.

LepaJessi June 13th, 2012 05:45 PM

I know that on Celebrity and Princess that have safes 100% for sure. I'm sure that carnival does as well.

If, by chance, your cabin doesn't have one...the Crew Purser's office should be able to accommodate your valuables with a safe.

I worked 2 contracts and never had anything stolen.

LepaJessi

nlb1050 June 13th, 2012 06:04 PM

He goes back on June 30th, this will actually be is 3rd contract. He is assistant cok and works in the Cadilac Diner the night shift.

lawinshi June 16th, 2012 10:48 AM

I start my first contract on POA on the 30th!

Donna June 16th, 2012 12:21 PM

Congrats! What job will you be doing onboard POA?

nlb1050 June 16th, 2012 01:20 PM

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Originally Posted by lawinshi (Post 1433293)
I start my first contract on POA on the 30th!


what job did you get? Grandson is an assistant cook and works in the Cadillac Diner, night shift.

lawinshi June 16th, 2012 11:29 PM

Restaurant steward

nlb1050 June 17th, 2012 11:08 AM

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Originally Posted by lawinshi (Post 1433342)
Restaurant steward

good luck and enjoy

Beetlegator June 20th, 2012 11:38 AM

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Originally Posted by lawinshi (Post 1433293)
I start my first contract on POA on the 30th!

I am currently on the POA started June 16 and writing this on my break.

Expect a week of training.

Tip: Remember your safety routes!!!

You will know when you get on board.

Another thing . . . they still need new crew members.

lawinshi June 21st, 2012 02:49 PM

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Originally Posted by Beetlegator (Post 1433717)
I am currently on the POA started June 16 and writing this on my break.

Expect a week of training.

Tip: Remember your safety routes!!!

You will know when you get on board.

Another thing . . . they still need new crew members.

Thanks! I just got my flight info today, and I'm ready to go.


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