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Forum: Crewmembers August 17th, 2015, 06:20 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 828
Posted By JerseyLad
I would check your contract first. The company...

I would check your contract first. The company will usually cover you're personal belongings up to about $3000 or so.
Forum: Crewmembers August 17th, 2015, 06:18 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 4,478
Posted By JerseyLad
I would recommend to get one

I would recommend getting one,

When I first joined ships I didn't have one. I was then told that I needed one & could of either have got one from the country of birth / residence or the country...
Forum: Crewmembers May 3rd, 2015, 07:10 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,093
Posted By JerseyLad
Stcw

Hi,

That doesn't sound like fun! I would suggest doing the course in your home country, (if that's the UK then I think the cost is around 900).

Basically when I did the course, there were...
Forum: Crewmembers May 1st, 2015, 11:54 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,366
Posted By JerseyLad
Re: getting a job on a cruise ship

Hi Unigus,

With your previous Cruise sales experience you might be better positioned to go for the onboard future cruise sales role rather than Shorex.

You would be best to start with the big...
Forum: Crewmembers March 23rd, 2015, 12:39 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 714
Posted By JerseyLad
Hey Taoist, Still on the forum then! :-) ...

Hey Taoist,

Still on the forum then! :-)
I've been living in New Zealand for a few years now (hence not been on here for a while!). Looking at going back to sea now though & have an opportunity...
Forum: Crewmembers March 22nd, 2015, 02:19 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 714
Posted By JerseyLad
WindStar Cruises

Hi Guys,

Has anyone worked on Windstar before? Just wanting to get an idea of what the experience might be working on these size ships.

Cheers,
Jamie
Forum: Crewmembers August 14th, 2012, 10:21 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 2,568
Posted By JerseyLad
Hi Bettina, When I worked on Regent a guy I...

Hi Bettina,
When I worked on Regent a guy I knew worked in the shops. He typically earnt between 900 to 1200 GBP a month. if you are in the shop manager position the salary will be higher of course...
Forum: Crewmembers August 14th, 2012, 10:14 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 1,208
Posted By JerseyLad
Hi Ania, It is very possible to move between...

Hi Ania,
It is very possible to move between positions after completion of one or two contracts, however normally only within departments run by the Hotel (cruise line) such as reception, F&B,...
Forum: Crewmembers August 14th, 2012, 10:05 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 5,035
Posted By JerseyLad
Hi GAO 2.0 ! I’ve not worked in this position...

Hi GAO 2.0 !
I’ve not worked in this position so not 100% sure but I believe it’s roughly like this:
On Princess:
Job name : Practica Cabin Status: Single Cabin (can be inside or outside...
Forum: Crewmembers January 16th, 2012, 02:17 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,133
Posted By JerseyLad
Thanks Paul, sounds good... Just have to...

Thanks Paul, sounds good...

Just have to hope they require an IT offier sometime soon now :-)
Forum: Crewmembers January 9th, 2012, 02:44 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,133
Posted By JerseyLad
Holland America - Experiences..?

Hi All,

I am keen to hear about anyones experiences of working for HAL in recent times. I am considering applying as an IT officer in the next 12 months or so & would be keen to hear from anyone...
Forum: Crewmembers December 21st, 2011, 05:34 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 939
Posted By JerseyLad
Hi Daniel, Sorry nope, never worked for NCL,...

Hi Daniel,
Sorry nope, never worked for NCL, only Princess & Prestige Cruises.
To be honest the questions they asked were more geared towards personality & customer service based rather than...
Forum: Crewmembers November 3rd, 2010, 03:38 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,963
Posted By JerseyLad
Hi Ming, Although not a legal requirement to...

Hi Ming,
Although not a legal requirement to have a C1/D to work on a cruise ship outside of American Waters, most cruise companies will require you to have one. This is so they have the option of...
Forum: Crewmembers October 29th, 2010, 11:19 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 25,488
Posted By JerseyLad
Princess - Computer Officer

Ok,

What I'm really keen to know (if anyone out there knows) is if the smaller "brands" owned by the big two - such as Seaboourne / Azamara pay the same as the larger "brands" owned by the same...
Forum: Crewmembers October 19th, 2010, 11:41 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 25,488
Posted By JerseyLad
Salary on different lines

Hi All,

Just wandering if any fellow cruise workers would be willing to "swap stories" with regards to salaries of the different lines. From my experince so far the smaller lines pay more than...
Forum: Crewmembers July 3rd, 2009, 03:16 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 5,169
Posted By JerseyLad
It tends to vary by Cruise company & by rank. ...

It tends to vary by Cruise company & by rank.

For example on Princess if you were allowed to eat in the officers mess it was pretty good. You could order from the passenger menu with the exception...
Forum: Crewmembers June 25th, 2009, 02:46 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 981
Posted By JerseyLad
Regent Seven Seas Cruises

Hi,

I am due to join the Navigator shortly & was wandering if anyone works / has worked in the past for Regent Seven Seas. If so, are you able to share your opinion of the company / provide any...
Forum: Crewmembers October 28th, 2008, 08:21 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 2,499
Posted By JerseyLad
Computer Officer

Hi,

I can only speak from my own experience working on Princess Cruises but the role of computer officer is technically pretty straight forward, although does cover a wide range of systems (not...
Forum: Crewmembers July 2nd, 2008, 03:27 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,197
Posted By JerseyLad
Jabs

Nah you should be fine as far as vaccinations go to be honest mate. Most of these cruises are aimed at Americans who (believe it or not) are sometimes suprised that they actually even need a...
Forum: Crewmembers July 2nd, 2008, 03:22 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 2,370
Posted By JerseyLad
work

Best to get some bar work experience in a up market hotel or resort if you can, that will stand you in good favour (I would say at least six months), plus if you can get experience doing fancy...
Forum: Crewmembers July 2nd, 2008, 03:16 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 4,294
Posted By JerseyLad
shoes

Basically I have seen people where all sorts of shoes / trainers etc on board from plimsoles to doc's.

Sneaker's are fine as long as they are completly white (including any logo). Some of the guys...
Forum: Crewmembers April 15th, 2008, 07:29 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,956
Posted By JerseyLad
First timers - new blog

Hi all,

I am new to working on a cruise ship & have decided to write a blog about it while i'm away (time permitting). It may or may not be of use / interest to some of you out there so here is...
Forum: Crewmembers March 8th, 2008, 08:12 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,799
Posted By JerseyLad
Cool, Thanks again MrMate!

Cool,

Thanks again MrMate!
Forum: Crewmembers March 8th, 2008, 06:13 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,799
Posted By JerseyLad
First day - what to wear?

Hi folks just a quick question.

When being picked up from the hotel on your first day to board the ship, should you wear business smart clothes or is it ok to wear jeans etc until such time as...
Forum: Crewmembers March 4th, 2008, 10:07 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 1,035
Posted By JerseyLad
Contract Start Date - Delays

Hi all,

Just a quick question. I have today been informed that my contract date has been delayed for a 2nd time, despite the fact that I gave them three months notice as to when I would be...
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