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Forum: Crewmembers April 23rd, 2010, 09:06 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 3,382
Posted By MrMate
On the SS Norway we had our own "Norwegian Mess"...

On the SS Norway we had our own "Norwegian Mess" because of the large amount of norwegians onboard. The food served there were normal norwegian dishes, cheeses etch we were used to from Norway :)
Forum: Crewmembers April 23rd, 2010, 08:35 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 3,382
Posted By MrMate
In NCL the food in the staff mess and officers...

In NCL the food in the staff mess and officers mess were pretty much the same.

People allowed in the officers mess (Officers, Pursers, Hotel management etc) had in addition the possibility to...
Forum: Crewmembers February 23rd, 2010, 09:08 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 789
Posted By MrMate
Crew don't use the phones onboard unless they...

Crew don't use the phones onboard unless they have to. It's a "big business" among crewmembers to sell phone cards they can use ashore on pay phones or cellphones they either own themselves, or rent...
Forum: Crewmembers December 16th, 2009, 02:51 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 6,055
Posted By MrMate
I wouldn't count on it. But since it's almost...

I wouldn't count on it. But since it's almost seven years since I left the cruise industry, because the salary became way too low with the falling exchange rate, so things may have changed.

My...
Forum: Crewmembers December 15th, 2009, 02:55 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 6,055
Posted By MrMate
Ok, but still it's a receptionist position, which...

Ok, but still it's a receptionist position, which is at the same level as cruise staff. Why they call it officer is still a mystery to me, probably to make the position more attractive to have the...
Forum: Crewmembers December 14th, 2009, 08:48 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 6,055
Posted By MrMate
First of all, being accepted in a GAP pool means...

First of all, being accepted in a GAP pool means that you are qualified for a position and it can take months.

Second, I don't really know why they are calling it Guest service Officer, as this...
Forum: Crewmembers September 2nd, 2009, 08:29 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 4,692
Posted By MrMate
I don't know if rules have changed, but when I...

I don't know if rules have changed, but when I was with NCL, we could transfer to the passenger list a few days before our end of contract and then stay up to three months in the US. I'm a norwegian...
Forum: Crewmembers May 15th, 2009, 07:30 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 793
Posted By MrMate
As a crew member you will need a C1/D visa.

As a crew member you will need a C1/D visa.
Forum: Crewmembers May 7th, 2009, 08:10 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,187
Posted By MrMate
My experience is that the pax gym was almost...

My experience is that the pax gym was almost empty after 2000 hrs.
Forum: Crewmembers May 7th, 2009, 08:08 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,567
Posted By MrMate
Norwegian Cruise lines have since 2002-2003...

Norwegian Cruise lines have since 2002-2003 recruited officers from all over the world. As long as you have a STCW 1995 license you are qualified to apply there.
Forum: Crewmembers May 2nd, 2009, 04:07 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,187
Posted By MrMate
There are normally a crew gym onboard. If you're...

There are normally a crew gym onboard. If you're in a position which has public acces, you can probably use the passenger gym during quiet hopurs (nights, port days).
Forum: Crewmembers May 2nd, 2009, 04:05 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 3,382
Posted By MrMate
For most people working onboard, the food is...

For most people working onboard, the food is probably much better than it normally is at home.

On the other hand, one easily get tired of the food in the mess rooms and the closer you are to your...
Forum: Crewmembers February 17th, 2009, 07:42 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 722
Posted By MrMate
No need to shout.

No need to shout.
Forum: Crewmembers January 27th, 2009, 12:18 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,117
Posted By MrMate
Activity/social/cruise staff would be your...

Activity/social/cruise staff would be your department to apply for, definately. If you in addition to your experience have a college degree, you are very qualified.

Cruise lines hire cruise staff...
Forum: Crewmembers January 27th, 2009, 12:13 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 903
Posted By MrMate
Hehe! You can for sure leave your scuba gear and...

Hehe! You can for sure leave your scuba gear and drums back home.
First of all, almost every port you come to rent out diving equipment, and on some ships you can gang up with the ships divers and...
Forum: Crewmembers January 27th, 2009, 12:00 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,127
Posted By MrMate
If you're referring to me, I don't bash NCLA. I'm...

If you're referring to me, I don't bash NCLA. I'm just sharing my opinion where it's safest to stay. YOu don't need to be a rocket scientist to see that if a company suddenly gets rid of two out of...
Forum: Crewmembers January 26th, 2009, 05:25 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 3,795
Posted By MrMate
so where did you work?

so where did you work?
Forum: Crewmembers January 26th, 2009, 03:12 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 3,795
Posted By MrMate
doesn't sound like you did. because then you...

doesn't sound like you did. because then you would understand ;)
Forum: Crewmembers January 26th, 2009, 02:10 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 3,795
Posted By MrMate
No you don't, and you won't until you've worked...

No you don't, and you won't until you've worked onboard for months and months. Then you'll have a slight idea. Taking a cruise or two doesn't qualify.
Forum: Crewmembers January 26th, 2009, 11:12 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,127
Posted By MrMate
My advice to you: Try to tramsfer to NCL...

My advice to you: Try to tramsfer to NCL international before NCLA is history.
Forum: Crewmembers January 26th, 2009, 11:11 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 3,795
Posted By MrMate
The way you are responding to my posts tells me...

The way you are responding to my posts tells me that you're probably one of those bitter chicks yourself :)

FYI, the "cheating" going on on ships are just as much done by women as by men. I've...
Forum: Crewmembers January 23rd, 2009, 03:07 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 3,795
Posted By MrMate
Hehe.. thanks.. even though I got out of the...

Hehe.. thanks.. even though I got out of the bubble many years ago, I always get the creeps when hearing stories about bitter, pathetic women like that, that just isn't capable of dealing with ship...
Forum: Crewmembers January 21st, 2009, 12:31 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 3,795
Posted By MrMate
A cruise ship is - as mentioned above - a bubble....

A cruise ship is - as mentioned above - a bubble. It's a bubble of freindships, intrigues, love, hatred gossip you name it. The best thing is to be honest to the one you get involved with, tell...
Forum: Crewmembers January 18th, 2009, 01:06 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 3,795
Posted By MrMate
You haven't spent much time on a cruise ship I...

You haven't spent much time on a cruise ship I guess. The shoreside relationship can be as good as it can be, it comes to a point where ship life is the reality and one starts to get attracted to...
Forum: Crewmembers January 13th, 2009, 12:34 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 909
Posted By MrMate
Sounds like you're just jealous and wanted both...

Sounds like you're just jealous and wanted both of the twins to yourself :D:D:D
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