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Old February 12th, 2014, 09:38 PM
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Hey everyone. I love the forums on here. Hopefully someone will have an answer or at least a window time-frame for me.

I was recently hired by a cruise company and am just wondering how long it takes to get a ship assignment? I know there are a lot of factors, like what position and etc. But I'm asking in a general sort of way.

I was hired almost two weeks ago. I've heard stories of it taking 3 months. I am putting a lot on hold to get this job so I'm just not sure I can wait upwards of three months to get my assignment.

Thanks in advance for any information you can give me.
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Old February 13th, 2014, 11:55 PM
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Ship assignments can vary dramatically by cruise line, concessionaire, ship, department, and position.
You have given us none of those details.
There is no way to give you a valid answer.
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Old February 15th, 2014, 12:21 AM
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I did however put the comment I was asking in a general sort of way. Specifically says that in my post. Just asking for people's personal stories on how long it took them. You must have read over that part.

But I was hired as a Broadcast Technician on Royal Caribbean.
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Old February 15th, 2014, 06:55 AM
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No, I didn't read over that part.
So be it.
You asked a "general question", so I can give you a "general" answer.
You can expect to get a ship assignment somewhere between one week and one year after being accepted.
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Old February 15th, 2014, 01:24 PM
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Wow, you're a real *******. Way to zing me on a message board douchebag. I come on here just asking this community a simple question and you start to troll me. What a dick. What a sad life you lead.
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Old February 15th, 2014, 01:29 PM
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Maybe I don't want to drop a bunch of my personal information in an online forum. Unlike you I don't live and breath to post in here. I have a life that includes time away from a keyboard.
Besides, what information would you even need other then the job and cruise company? Which I provided after your rude and pointless post about how you can't post anything. Think about that for a second. You took the time to post about how you can't post anything. What a loser.
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Old February 15th, 2014, 08:53 PM
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I predict a long and fruitful cruise industry career for you.
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Old February 15th, 2014, 09:20 PM
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And why is that? Because I was nothing but complimentary when I first made my post?

"Hey everyone. I love the forums on here. Hopefully someone will have an answer or at least a window time-frame for me. "

Was one quote of my original post.

"...just wondering how long it takes to get a ship assignment? I know there are a lot of factors, like what position and etc. But I'm asking in a general sort of way. "

And that was the comment about how I already understand there are other factors in assignments. Go back and read my posts. Even when I commented the second time I supplied the information you so rudely mentioned I left out and specified again that I was just asking what everyone went through.

Even when I clarified what I meant I wasn't rude to you, I just implied that maybe you didn't read close enough. Mostly due to the fact that i specifically mentioned how I knew it was different job to job and cruise line to cruise line, but was asking about people's personal experience in waiting.

YOU were the one who had to make your rude posts and comments. You are a horrible representative of this online community. I certainly hope not everyone on this website or in the cruise industry is rude like you are.

You have completely ruined this awesome website for me. Congratulations on wrecking some strangers idea of a close knit community of crew-members on ships and conversing with each other to help with certain issues that may arise. Now the only thing I will take away from this website is flame wars that I stopped taking part in when I left grade school. Congratulations Bruce, you have not mentally evolved much more than a junior high-schooler.
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Old February 24th, 2014, 09:24 AM
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Hey, I'm in a similar situation to you.

I've taken a job as Digital Content Specialist with Royal Caribbean (Same department as Broadcast Technician).

I got accepted at the start of December and I'm still waiting in the Gap Pool for an assignment, I'm approaching the 3 month marker now and I haven't heard anything...fingers crossed I hear soon.

Doesn't really answer your question but thought it might be of some help!
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Old February 24th, 2014, 11:11 PM
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Thanks so much Jason. That's a bummer to hear it's taken so long. Good luck, I hope we both hear from them pretty soon.
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Old March 8th, 2014, 08:08 AM
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Thanks,

Best of luck to you also, do keep me updated on when you get a position...same department, we may cross paths in the future!
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