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Forum: Crewmembers July 8th, 2016, 02:30 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 180
Posted By pianobarrister
Keep your braces on and re-apply when your teeth...

Keep your braces on and re-apply when your teeth are all set. There is always more work on cruise ships, turnover is rapid, and you will have no problem getting a job. I would also bet that the...
Forum: Crewmembers June 23rd, 2016, 04:35 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 311
Posted By pianobarrister
Some lines have bikes available for crew to...

Some lines have bikes available for crew to use... Carnival does. I haven't seen any crew bring their own bikes onboard, though perhaps it has happened.
Forum: Crewmembers March 15th, 2016, 11:02 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,299
Posted By pianobarrister
Wow, that is a lot, and of course it means that...

Wow, that is a lot, and of course it means that my reply may have been incorrect... perhaps it depends on the line, type of room, and position. All the entertainment dept. who have had service that I...
Forum: Crewmembers March 14th, 2016, 02:08 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,299
Posted By pianobarrister
Very generous of you to create this essay. Just...

Very generous of you to create this essay. Just want to mention about room cleaning tips -- you write that usually the fee is $15 to $20 "per time", but for the readers, this doesn't mean that amount...
Forum: Crewmembers March 4th, 2016, 03:36 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 548
Posted By pianobarrister
Most bands sign onto ships as already-formed...

Most bands sign onto ships as already-formed units, so your own age can be can be somewhat visually lessened and de-emphasized if other members are younger. Some lines put party bands together and...
Forum: Crewmembers February 13th, 2016, 11:57 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 626
Posted By pianobarrister
I'm not in a casino position, but have done...

I'm not in a casino position, but have done contracts on both Carnival and NCL, and prefer Carnival for the following reasons: better crew food (though guest buffet on NCL is better) and a somewhat...
Forum: Crewmembers January 29th, 2016, 01:41 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 630
Posted By pianobarrister
Online background check is about $20. I'd get...

Online background check is about $20. I'd get that done and send it to them first... if there is any problem they should let you know prior to your getting the medical.
Forum: Crewmembers January 20th, 2016, 01:47 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 786
Posted By pianobarrister
Nothing in particular... just pack what you can...

Nothing in particular... just pack what you can fit and would need for say 2-3 weeks between launderings.
Forum: Crewmembers January 17th, 2016, 09:35 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 786
Posted By pianobarrister
Cabin will of course be small, so if your luggage...

Cabin will of course be small, so if your luggage can collapse that would be best. I use the Eagle Creek rolling duffel Eagle Creek No Matter What Flashpoint Rolling Duffel XL - eBags.com...
Forum: Crewmembers October 13th, 2015, 03:34 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,000
Posted By pianobarrister
Good info. Carnival's solo entertainer salary is...

Good info. Carnival's solo entertainer salary is better than that on NCL, and NCL doesn't allow tip jars (though you can accept non-solicited tips). Can you tell us the total number of hours you'd...
Forum: Crewmembers September 20th, 2015, 03:36 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 641
Posted By pianobarrister
Regarding food: it is indeed difficult for the...

Regarding food: it is indeed difficult for the health-conscious, but you should be able to at least get lots of fruit, especially if your contract allows you to eat in the passenger buffet. Ships...
Forum: Crewmembers June 6th, 2015, 12:32 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 986
Posted By pianobarrister
I work as a lounge entertainer on ships, and...

I work as a lounge entertainer on ships, and bring a bass guitar for my own practice. If you have an electric guitar that you can play with a headphone amp, that would be less intrusive for other...
Forum: Crewmembers November 22nd, 2014, 06:04 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,393
Posted By pianobarrister
On NCL, a crew member can stay in a passenger's...

On NCL, a crew member can stay in a passenger's cabin as long as the privilege has been applied for in advance (at least a few days, preferably a week). I have done this with my partner and other...
Forum: Crewmembers April 5th, 2014, 09:31 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 761
Posted By pianobarrister
I'm a pianist/singer on NCL, so it's very...

I'm a pianist/singer on NCL, so it's very different than your situation (while I get many requests, if I don't know something I just say sorry and/or try to play them something related), but if...
Forum: Crewmembers August 1st, 2013, 03:16 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 894
Posted By pianobarrister
Thanks -- ended up contacting an agent, and had...

Thanks -- ended up contacting an agent, and had an offer within hours, which I accepted.
Forum: Crewmembers July 19th, 2013, 12:38 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 894
Posted By pianobarrister
the waiting is the hardest part

Hello everyone --

I sent my video demo and application package to a particular line that I'd like to work for a couple of weeks ago, and have not heard anything back except for an automated...
Forum: Carnival Cruise Lines February 22nd, 2013, 03:09 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 3,765
Posted By pianobarrister
Regardless of posted rules, appropriate manners...

Regardless of posted rules, appropriate manners and dress for men and women are identical.
Forum: Crewmembers February 9th, 2013, 02:05 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 853
Posted By pianobarrister
Great story. Any intention of continuing at sea,...

Great story. Any intention of continuing at sea, or will this be the last contract?
Forum: Crewmembers January 30th, 2013, 08:55 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 849
Posted By pianobarrister
Thanks very much... yes, I play piano bar. Good...

Thanks very much... yes, I play piano bar. Good to know that cabin status will be confirmed in contract.
Forum: Crewmembers January 29th, 2013, 11:26 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 849
Posted By pianobarrister
cabin in contract

Hello,

I am new to this forum and the industry, preparing an entertainment application for a position that generally enjoys the luxury of a single cabin. This is an important benefit to me, and I...
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