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Forum: Crewmembers April 17th, 2016, 01:47 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 665
Posted By taoist
This sounds like a scam. Carnival pay for flights...

This sounds like a scam. Carnival pay for flights to and from the vessel, so why would someone need to buy a flight through yourselves?
Forum: Crewmembers December 30th, 2015, 05:42 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 777
Posted By taoist
There are quite a few posts in this section...

There are quite a few posts in this section covering this topic already, I would suggest doing a search. However in general interaction between crew/staff and guests varies by rank and by cruiseline....
Forum: Crewmembers November 13th, 2015, 03:56 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 5,993
Posted By taoist
BAM your in :D I like that, but you couldnt...

BAM your in :D

I like that, but you couldnt be further from the truth! You might get lucky and be the person who applies just at the right time for a slot to come up, but for most people thats...
Forum: Crewmembers November 11th, 2015, 04:30 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,535
Posted By taoist
Well I used to work for an airline, so I have a...

Well I used to work for an airline, so I have a good idea how it works with tickets ;-)
Forum: Crewmembers November 10th, 2015, 03:19 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,535
Posted By taoist
I cant comment specifically for your cruise lines...

I cant comment specifically for your cruise lines as I didnt work for NCL, but as for flights, you will at some point get your flight details and reservation no. Once you have this you should be able...
Forum: Crewmembers November 10th, 2015, 03:10 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 747
Posted By taoist
You cabin should have a small lockable steel...

You cabin should have a small lockable steel box/safe thats fitted to one of the cupboards. You will need to bring your own padlock either combination or key based to lock it, they wont provide that....
Forum: Crewmembers November 9th, 2015, 03:13 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 822
Posted By taoist
Its easy to save money if thats what you want to...

Its easy to save money if thats what you want to do. You dont have to pay for a single thing while you are onboard. You can do a whole contract and save all your money if you want. It just depends on...
Forum: Crewmembers November 9th, 2015, 02:47 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,298
Posted By taoist
depends on the ship and cruise line. yes there...

depends on the ship and cruise line. yes there are crew who dont party and dont drink, and there are a lot that do. Most crew areas consist of bar, gym, internet cafe, library room, games area. They...
Forum: Crewmembers October 22nd, 2015, 05:07 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 935
Posted By taoist
At this stage are you still dealing with your...

At this stage are you still dealing with your Hiring partner or are you in direct contact with RCCL now?

If you have a direct contact at RCCL, then I would suggest you write to them saying the...
Forum: Crewmembers October 22nd, 2015, 04:59 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 711
Posted By taoist
Hi, Most cruise lines have a couple of...

Hi,

Most cruise lines have a couple of variations of uniforms for each position. I dont know the specific details for Cunard and P&O, but Cunard is a more premium brand, so they may be a bit more...
Forum: Crewmembers October 14th, 2015, 05:02 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 775
Posted By taoist
wouldnt do crew office, you will simply replace...

wouldnt do crew office, you will simply replace dealing with loads of passengers with dealing with loads of crew. Its non stop customer service really, except its crew instead of pax.
Forum: Crewmembers October 13th, 2015, 04:36 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 2,027
Posted By taoist
if not done so already, use the search, there is...

if not done so already, use the search, there is a quite a few harding brothers posts.
Forum: Crewmembers October 13th, 2015, 04:33 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,134
Posted By taoist
This statement applies to what RCCL has been...

This statement applies to what RCCL has been doing across all departments as part of a series of cutbacks over the past couple of years. I definately wouldnt leave Carnival to move to RCCL if you...
Forum: Crewmembers October 13th, 2015, 01:45 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 775
Posted By taoist
I would apply directly via the cruise line...

I would apply directly via the cruise line websites rather than via any agencies. However for some positions cruise lines do refer you to an agency, in which case they will list the agent. Start with...
Forum: Crewmembers October 13th, 2015, 05:17 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 2,027
Posted By taoist
Shop staff do get a good amount of time off when...

Shop staff do get a good amount of time off when the ship is in port. I have friends there and they got to see a lot and if you are tired you dont have to go out and can either relax or sleep during...
Forum: Crewmembers October 13th, 2015, 05:15 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 775
Posted By taoist
Hi, Cruise ships dont stop operating, they...

Hi,

Cruise ships dont stop operating, they operate every day, year round, year after year. It wouldnt be possible to operate the ship if everyone had days off, who would be doing the work to keep...
Forum: Crewmembers October 11th, 2015, 07:00 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 500
Posted By taoist
ILO Maritime Labour Convention 2006

I wanted to ask if anybody who works on Cruise lines has seen any postiive change in their working conditions since these guidelines came into force in the past few years.
Forum: Crewmembers September 18th, 2015, 12:19 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 992
Posted By taoist
Hi that sounds stange! Among your paperwork, you...

Hi that sounds stange! Among your paperwork, you should have an emergency contact or crew department number. If not already done so I would suggest calling them as your first priority to find out...
Forum: Crewmembers September 18th, 2015, 12:10 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 700
Posted By taoist
The cabin policy may have changed. I do know that...

The cabin policy may have changed. I do know that other people have left since due to cutbacks, they might pick up the cabin charges now, but they will get the money back from you elsewhere.
...
Forum: Crewmembers September 18th, 2015, 04:49 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 700
Posted By taoist
Hi, When your at the academy the YMCA only...

Hi,

When your at the academy the YMCA only provide one meal. So Ive got to find breakfast and dinner for at least 3 weeks and up to 12. So how much am I looking for each meal. Try and precise we...
Forum: Crewmembers September 11th, 2015, 03:30 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,015
Posted By taoist
Hi Jojosea, I realise of course that whilst some...

Hi Jojosea, I realise of course that whilst some dont do it for the money, they are not going to work for free and like you say it makes sense to get the best deal on offer. Salaries do vary between...
Forum: Crewmembers September 10th, 2015, 05:05 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,015
Posted By taoist
Jojosea, if you havnt read it already, take a...

Jojosea, if you havnt read it already, take a look at this post.
...
Forum: Crewmembers September 9th, 2015, 04:13 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 718
Posted By taoist
Hi, Was the medical you had done organised...

Hi,

Was the medical you had done organised by NCL or by yourself? Most cruise lines use one doctor/clinic that does all these as a matter of routine so its unusual for things to get messed up. I...
Forum: Crewmembers September 8th, 2015, 06:45 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,015
Posted By taoist
I have seen crew with arm tattoos at Royal. In...

I have seen crew with arm tattoos at Royal. In some departments the uniforms offer both short and long sleeve options in terms of clothing. In the SPA which is a subcontracted company the staff had...
Forum: Crewmembers September 6th, 2015, 07:16 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,015
Posted By taoist
There are not that many Americans that get hired,...

There are not that many Americans that get hired, and those that do are mainly entertainers, who generally live a charmed life, compared to other crew. Over the years I'd heard different views about...
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