Go Back   CruiseMates Cruise Community and Forums > Cruise Lines (Mainstream) > Cunard
Register Forgot Password?

Reply
 
LinkBack Thread Tools Search this Thread Display Modes
  #1 (permalink)  
Old March 8th, 2006, 05:19 AM
Junior Member
Beginner
 
Join Date: Mar 2006
Location: Bucharest-Romania
Posts: 3
Send a message via Yahoo to postasu
Default Working on a Cunard vessel!!!

Hy all!!! Please , if there is someone who work onbord qm2 or qe2 and can give me some information, about how is life there as assistant waiter and how is life in general as crewmember, plese live here some words.
Thank you very, very much!!!!
Reply With Quote
Sponsored Links
  #2 (permalink)  
Old March 11th, 2006, 06:59 PM
Junior Member
Beginner
 
Join Date: Mar 2006
Location: England
Posts: 2
Default Working onboard

I am a student studying cruise ships and as part of my programme I worked onboard QE2 for two contracts totaling nearly a year. Life onboard is not all that different to working in a hotel environment, so long as you remember that you will be with the people you work with 24/7 there is no escape, but saying that, it is a fantastic life - nothing compares to waking up each day in a different port or even at sea the views are amazing.

If you are joining the QE2 as an assistant waiter you will be assigned to a station in a restaurant, you would be expected to work breakfast lunch and dinner on sea days and on port days you may be given lunch off, it works on a rota system so that there is a fair chance for all. You may also be expected to work some shifts in the Lido the informal dining/buffet style restaurant. When you first join you may be with many others and in a programme called the White Star Academy - a bit like a training college at sea, they will teach you everything you need to know.

As for ship life there are plenty of facilities for crew, you will not have time to be bored there are lots of recreation facilities including a library, bar, gym etc. There are often crew entertainment nights in the crew bars and there are often crew excursions in exotic ports. You will be allowed time off in port (although not every port) to go out, shop, explore, eat etc.

Personally I had a fantastic time, so much so that I hope to return once I have finished my studies.

If you want to know anything else, drop me a mail or write a message on here and i'll try and reply. The QM2 runs a different system and I don't know too much about it, perhaps there is someone else out there who can tell you more about her crew.

Good Luck!
Reply With Quote
  #3 (permalink)  
Old March 15th, 2006, 09:12 AM
Member
Passenger
 
Join Date: Mar 2006
Posts: 30
Default

__________________

Caribbean Islands Travel Guide
Reply With Quote
  #4 (permalink)  
Old March 15th, 2006, 04:26 PM
Junior Member
Beginner
 
Join Date: Mar 2006
Location: Bucharest-Romania
Posts: 3
Send a message via Yahoo to postasu
Default Re: Working on a Cunard vessel!!!

Quote:
Originally Posted by postasu
Hy all!!! Please , if there is someone who work onbord qm2 or qe2 and can give me some information, about how is life there as assistant waiter and how is life in general as crewmember, plese live here some words.
Thank you very, very much!!!!
a
Reply With Quote
  #5 (permalink)  
Old March 15th, 2006, 06:24 PM
Junior Member
Beginner
 
Join Date: Mar 2006
Location: England
Posts: 2
Default

In answer to your questions - the people are great, because you work with these people all the time you tend to form really close relationships with everyone, because its such a big family environment everyone looks out for each other and you'll find most people get on really well, your White Star group will probably be your best mates and also you get little groups of people from the same nationality all together, but because your all in the same place you all socialise together anyway.

There are some Romanians onboard, i'm not sure how many and they were all friendly when I was on there, you'll find people will come up and introduce themselves aswell.

As for security, you will be sharing a cabin with someone so as long as you trust them all your belongs will be fine, as you are the only people who have keys to your cabin. You can always hire a safe box from the crew office, like a little box to put cash etc in, and they are kept in the crew office you have one key and the office the other - both keys have to be present to open them.

Hope this helps!
Reply With Quote
  #6 (permalink)  
Old January 13th, 2014, 12:18 PM
Junior Member
Welcome Newcomer
 
Join Date: Jan 2014
Posts: 1
Default

Hey! I don't want to bother you, but i have a lot of questions about working for CUNARD and i would like to talk with someone that worked with them for some time. I was wondering if we can trade e-mails?
Reply With Quote
Reply

Bookmarks

Tags
big, crew, crisers, cruise, cuarnd, cunard, employent, forum, off, ship, shipping, time, waiter, work, working

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
which vessel to go on jrae Royal Caribbean International 3 August 29th, 2006 07:51 AM
On a Cunard vessel?? postasu First-Time Cruisers 0 March 8th, 2006 05:30 AM
The Best Carnival Vessel? Britannic Teen Cruisers 5 January 3rd, 2005 11:04 AM
What Do You Want, In a Cruise Vessel. cruiser Disney 1 July 10th, 2002 06:48 PM
What is your Favorite Voyager class vessel? cruiser Royal Caribbean International 4 April 24th, 2002 05:11 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 06:25 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