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Forum: Crewmembers February 28th, 2015, 02:04 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 486
Posted By sz
It's a gamble, but I've never heard of someone...

It's a gamble, but I've never heard of someone joining getting tested the first day. Also, from experience, the onboard testing happens/gets requested when the ship first hits the dock when joining...
Forum: Crewmembers February 17th, 2015, 08:29 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 451
Posted By sz
Then, exactly . . . you might want your smart...

Then, exactly . . . you might want your smart clothing if and when you have an evening shift free to go 'out' - but I'm willing to be you'll want to spend it in comfy clothes in the crew bar first!
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Forum: Crewmembers February 17th, 2015, 12:10 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 451
Posted By sz
Hi Dan, You don't say what you'll be doing...

Hi Dan,

You don't say what you'll be doing onboard . . . . so can't 100% answer the clothes question. MOST people onboard will be in a uniform most of the time. Exceptions will be Port &...
Forum: Crewmembers February 11th, 2015, 10:01 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 367
Posted By sz
More than likely its your line's rule. As I've...

More than likely its your line's rule. As I've been told, "we're not your holiday travel agent" . . . Their policy is to repatriate you back to your home airport on the same day you get off the...
Forum: Crewmembers February 9th, 2015, 09:57 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 299
Posted By sz
You need to contact your 'third party company' to...

You need to contact your 'third party company' to find out - plain and simple. Or, contact the actual testing facility/doctors office to find out if they'll accept your insurance. Way too much of...
Forum: Crewmembers February 9th, 2015, 12:47 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 273
Posted By sz
It has to be cured or under control with an...

It has to be cured or under control with an action plan/medication- just like any other issue- before you join. I've known people with STD's who work on ships.
Forum: Crewmembers February 4th, 2015, 05:04 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 322
Posted By sz
Holland has a "Single Partners" program, and I'm...

Holland has a "Single Partners" program, and I'm pretty sure this board has a 'looking to share' section

Cruise activity featured on Holland America Line luxury cruise vacations...
Forum: Crewmembers February 3rd, 2015, 11:03 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 296
Posted By sz
Hire a former shp employee!

Great read!

https://www.linkedin.com/pulse/why-former-cruise-ship-employees-make-best-employment-sean-sassoon
Forum: Crewmembers February 3rd, 2015, 10:16 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 381
Posted By sz
It's usually a urine test . . and . . . ...

It's usually a urine test . . and . . . OBVIOUSLY, you're worried about the results. I've gone thru about 7 or 8 of them, and was never accompanied, but it can be a temperature controlled cup. ...
Forum: Crewmembers January 22nd, 2015, 02:52 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 736
Posted By sz
Cash tips are given to you by the guests when you...

Cash tips are given to you by the guests when you deliver to the room. You also deliver to the staff and officer crewmembers who have the privilege of room service. (do well and make friends with...
Forum: Crewmembers January 22nd, 2015, 02:48 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 485
Posted By sz
It's worth touching base with your hiring...

It's worth touching base with your hiring partner/schedule just to remind them you still exist and are still interested. And just to keep your name fresh in their minds. There's 1 CPA per ship,...
Forum: Crewmembers January 20th, 2015, 08:07 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 349
Posted By sz
You can apply to the cruise lines directly or to...

You can apply to the cruise lines directly or to a 'hiring partner' (see Taoist's response above)

HOWEVER - is your volunteer work your only stage/theatrical experience? The stage staff job is a...
Forum: Crewmembers January 6th, 2015, 08:58 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,164
Posted By sz
you do need to have good vision - if you need...

you do need to have good vision - if you need contacts/glasses, get them BEFORE you go to get your medical done.

Look at this thread and look for the site that lists medical forms for cruise...
Forum: Crewmembers January 6th, 2015, 08:55 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 651
Posted By sz
Adding this - I often see people being worried...

Adding this - I often see people being worried about their medical test - here's something I found online about potential issues.

Just a reminder - ANYTHING you put in your medical history will...
Forum: Crewmembers January 2nd, 2015, 08:58 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 464
Posted By sz
A standard ship ILO work week is 10 hours per...

A standard ship ILO work week is 10 hours per day, and can be up to 14 - at least straight 6 hours of rest and 2 other breaks that need to add up to 4 (I think I have my numbers right). If the...
Forum: Crewmembers December 21st, 2014, 09:18 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 651
Posted By sz
Links to cruise employment

So - a few years ago, I did a post that had a few great links to employment, but those are pretty much dead - below is a revised post . . . enjoy!



Words of advice and info

US (and other...
Forum: Crewmembers December 20th, 2014, 06:01 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 343
Posted By sz
The finance dept is more of a 'daytime' job -...

The finance dept is more of a 'daytime' job - There is usually the head financial person (Chief purser or financial controller) and then there will be a guest purser and then a crew purser. Some...
Forum: Crewmembers December 10th, 2014, 11:18 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 573
Posted By sz
Tips for this position may come in the from of...

Tips for this position may come in the from of commissions from bingo if you run that activity (and even this depends on the cruise line) - and this is more of 'cruise staff' job as opposed to...
Forum: Crewmembers November 26th, 2014, 08:15 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 2,133
Posted By sz
+1 to taoist Nothing different than any...

+1 to taoist

Nothing different than any other social group you might encounter in your life - but very close to college dormitory living, just expand the age groups and nationalities . . . and a...
Forum: Crewmembers November 19th, 2014, 01:07 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 736
Posted By sz
Are you getting this directive from the PEME...

Are you getting this directive from the PEME person (Pre Employment Medical Exam) at RCI? If not - try emailing peme@rccl.com and double-check that you can use your doctor. Seem to remember that's...
Forum: Crewmembers November 18th, 2014, 09:00 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 615
Posted By sz
Yep - it's not cheap. I once went to a 'walk-in'...

Yep - it's not cheap. I once went to a 'walk-in' clinic and paid around $600 a few years ago. The Port of Miami medical clinic runs around $300 or so, I think . . . if you're anywhere near a...
Forum: Crewmembers November 14th, 2014, 08:43 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 837
Posted By sz
Remember to search is forum (and my previous...

Remember to search is forum (and my previous posts) about medicals.

Remember anything you put in your medical history has to be 'signed off on' or OK'd by the doctor as fixed, cured, or...
Forum: Crewmembers November 14th, 2014, 08:41 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 539
Posted By sz
stage staff, sound or lights? Disney has a...

stage staff, sound or lights?

Disney has a rep of burning people out quickly, but they do throw money at their tech equipment, so you'd be working with good gear.

RCI this past year took away...
Forum: Crewmembers November 13th, 2014, 10:02 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,091
Posted By sz
I'm going to say it's highly unlikely that you...

I'm going to say it's highly unlikely that you can purchase a ticket for him as he's already on the manifest for that ship. A person can either be on the crew OR passenger manifest and there's a...
Forum: Crewmembers November 11th, 2014, 07:19 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 837
Posted By sz
The people who live that lifestyle are not the...

The people who live that lifestyle are not the majority of the population, but just the loudest :mrgreen:

I joined ships when I was in my early 40's and I am SO not party person. I found it easy...
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