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Forum: Crewmembers May 17th, 2015, 11:48 AM
Replies: 55
Views: 60,098
Posted By taoist
Unfortunately the position of Accupuncturist is...

Unfortunately the position of Accupuncturist is not the same as the normal SPA or Fitness instructor, the benefits are not very good. The Accupuncturist and Dermatologist are the only two positions...
Forum: Crewmembers May 16th, 2015, 03:06 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 342
Posted By taoist
ok, thanks, guest services is one of the smaller...

ok, thanks, guest services is one of the smaller departments on a ship, compared to the likes of housekeeping or food & beverage, but I think there is a fairly steady turnover of staff either through...
Forum: Crewmembers May 13th, 2015, 05:15 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 342
Posted By taoist
Hi, Hotel isnt really a department, its a...

Hi,

Hotel isnt really a department, its a division. On most cruise ships the ship is split down the middle with Marine/technical covering bridge officers and engineers and Hotel covering...
Forum: Crewmembers May 10th, 2015, 03:44 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 221
Posted By taoist
With the language skills you will be fine. I...

With the language skills you will be fine. I think you covered some of the main elements of their department. Of course you didnt mention actually attending some of the tours which is one of the...
Forum: Crewmembers May 9th, 2015, 02:22 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 342
Posted By taoist
Hi, In my case, it was 5 months. Other...

Hi,

In my case, it was 5 months. Other people say days, some people weeks.

You got accepted thats the main thing so your halfway there!
Forum: Crewmembers May 9th, 2015, 03:41 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 221
Posted By taoist
Yeah I did hear that on some occasions married...

Yeah I did hear that on some occasions married couples did get split up, but I met a few during my time onboard and it seemed like on most occasions they were well catered for.
I have seen RCCL and...
Forum: Crewmembers May 8th, 2015, 02:50 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 221
Posted By taoist
At Celebrity I believe they do recognise married...

At Celebrity I believe they do recognise married crew.I know at RCCL who own celebrity they keep married crew together.
I knew two more senior staff and they still got assigned their two cabins as...
Forum: Crewmembers May 5th, 2015, 02:49 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 149
Posted By taoist
Safety certificates expire after 5 years. You...

Safety certificates expire after 5 years. You then have to retake them.

Paying the money to get them done privately is a small price in the long run.
Forum: Crewmembers May 4th, 2015, 03:45 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 9,321
Posted By taoist
CAN and DO are two different things, with 99% of...

CAN and DO are two different things, with 99% of cruiselines, crewmembers CANNOT have a relationship with passengers. Does that stop them from trying no, and as you pointed out, I know of a few crew...
Forum: Crewmembers May 3rd, 2015, 03:11 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 259
Posted By taoist
Hi sorry to hear about the problems you have...

Hi sorry to hear about the problems you have experienced.

Can you clarify why you failed your STCW training?

Was the cruise line that you were working for part of the Carnival group of cruise...
Forum: Crewmembers April 25th, 2015, 03:20 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 353
Posted By taoist
Also check if there is anything else you can do...

Also check if there is anything else you can do to reduce blood pressure, my friend also had high blood pressure for one of his tests, but then he changed his diet and exercise and when he had his...
Forum: Crewmembers April 24th, 2015, 03:43 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 353
Posted By taoist
Just keep applying, there are lots of...

Just keep applying, there are lots of opportunities out there on ships.

It also depends on how high your BP is, if it is moderately high, then this is ok, but if it is very high they may reject...
Forum: Crewmembers April 23rd, 2015, 08:08 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 287
Posted By taoist
Who have you been speaking to, an agency or...

Who have you been speaking to, an agency or somebody at Princess directly.
I have never heard of a job being 9-5 monday to friday on a cruise ship. The ship sails and works everyday 24/7.

It...
Forum: Crewmembers April 14th, 2015, 05:52 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 391
Posted By taoist
Dont worry, you have lots of experience and...

Dont worry, you have lots of experience and qualifications, you will be fine.

Just be careful who and where you apply, there are many scam websites for cruise lines. It is always best to apply...
Forum: Crewmembers April 13th, 2015, 09:16 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 391
Posted By taoist
Hi, Now why would you want to leave sunny...

Hi,

Now why would you want to leave sunny Portugal to go work on a ship!? If I could live and work in Portugal I think I would! :-)

Anyway looking at your profile you should not have any...
Forum: Crewmembers April 13th, 2015, 09:00 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 394
Posted By taoist
They are not that choosy. The only thing...

They are not that choosy.

The only thing they are checking is that you are fully capable of physically doing your job and dont have some underlying health issue that they will end up having to...
Forum: Crewmembers April 13th, 2015, 08:58 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 302
Posted By taoist
As Karen97 facebook is your best chance, but it...

As Karen97 facebook is your best chance, but it really is just a chance. If you dont even have a full name it will be pretty much impossible. Crew constantly change on the ship, even if you find...
Forum: Crewmembers April 3rd, 2015, 03:26 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 337
Posted By taoist
Pretty much total freedom at night time. During...

Pretty much total freedom at night time. During the day it depends. Like everybody else in dry dock there is no regular work to do during the day, you are not serving guests because there are no...
Forum: Crewmembers April 1st, 2015, 03:34 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 6,564
Posted By taoist
> CruiseMates Cruise Community and Forums -...

> CruiseMates Cruise Community and Forums - Search Forums (http://www.cruisemates.com/forum/search.php)
Forum: Crewmembers March 29th, 2015, 04:38 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,910
Posted By taoist
Hi guys, Please use the forums search...

Hi guys,


Please use the forums search feature, there are loads of threads on Harding Brothers and the interview process.


Thanks.
Forum: Crewmembers March 24th, 2015, 03:52 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 420
Posted By taoist
Hi, You posted this once already? Just...

Hi,

You posted this once already? Just typing bump as a reponse into your previous post will push it to the top of the list, no need to create duplicate posts on the forum.

Thanks.
Forum: Crewmembers March 23rd, 2015, 06:35 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 343
Posted By taoist
Yes still here, like to try and help some of the...

Yes still here, like to try and help some of the new starters, just like you and others helped me!

Was the experience of living in another country not enough to cure the hankering for sea life?? ...
Forum: Crewmembers March 22nd, 2015, 04:33 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 343
Posted By taoist
Hi Jamie, long time no hear ;-) Are you...

Hi Jamie, long time no hear ;-)

Are you still working at sea. I'm on land these days. Dont know too much about Windstar other than they have some interesting looking sail ships. I imagine crew...
Forum: Crewmembers March 21st, 2015, 08:54 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 356
Posted By taoist
I will have a go at your survey. In my...

I will have a go at your survey.

In my opinion there are two types of cruise line employees.

1.Those who do it for the travel and adventure.
2.Those who do it as a job due to poor employment...
Forum: Crewmembers March 20th, 2015, 04:26 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 498
Posted By taoist
Ok, if she choose to leave, thats ok, she cannot...

Ok, if she choose to leave, thats ok, she cannot be punished in any way.

She left, she did not get fired. So that is good.

If she has copies of her certificates, then she has no problem.

If...
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