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Forum: Crewmembers May 23rd, 2006, 09:11 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,854
Posted By Rakelaki
Danny, First thing is that both dishwasher...

Danny,

First thing is that both dishwasher and bellman are typically "crew" jobs, which means long hard hours and not a lot of money or port-time, these types of job are usually filled by Asians...
Forum: Crewmembers May 4th, 2006, 07:51 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 1,367
Posted By Rakelaki
Can't say I ever saw one in five years working...

Can't say I ever saw one in five years working aboard.

They just used to put the guy in his own cabin or an empty one and put a couple of security guys on the door, I think. I remember they...
Forum: Crewmembers May 4th, 2006, 07:45 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,787
Posted By Rakelaki
Hi Dan, You know it's all about what you're...

Hi Dan,

You know it's all about what you're used to. When I worked on the Diamond Princess, all the Princess staff said things had gone downhill since Carnival took over, all the Carnival staff...
Forum: Crewmembers April 5th, 2006, 09:05 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,922
Posted By Rakelaki
You'd really have to ask a musician who's done...

You'd really have to ask a musician who's done this type of work. I think it depends on what kind of music you play, I imagine that jazz is more useful than classical for example. Most of the...
Forum: Caribbean & Panama Canal April 1st, 2006, 04:11 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 1,039
Posted By Rakelaki
Cane garden bay was nice. A little beach bar, not...

Cane garden bay was nice. A little beach bar, not sure about the snorkelling, the water was pretty calm so it's probably ok. You can take an open taxi bus from the port for about $5 and it's a lovely...
Forum: Crewmembers March 29th, 2006, 07:30 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,922
Posted By Rakelaki
Most cruise lines prefer staff to be 21 or over. ...

Most cruise lines prefer staff to be 21 or over. Some do recruit over 18's but that's generally the limit, although on my second ship there was a 17 year old girl singer, and later a singer/pianist...
Forum: Gambling and Games March 23rd, 2006, 04:28 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,861
Posted By Rakelaki
Hi LM, Sorry but international law states...

Hi LM,

Sorry but international law states that children (under 18s) are not allowed in the casino area. Some casinos are stricter than others about kicking the kids out, but they are all supposed...
Forum: European & Mediterranean Destinations March 21st, 2006, 09:30 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 12,090
Posted By Rakelaki
Don't know if this helps as it was a LONG time...

Don't know if this helps as it was a LONG time ago (1999 I think).
The taxi cost me almost 300,000 lit (that's about 150 Euros), it was about an hour's drive, Maybe less. The driver charged me for...
Forum: European & Mediterranean Destinations March 21st, 2006, 09:18 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 2,007
Posted By Rakelaki
Take Euros with you or withdraw from ATMs. ...

Take Euros with you or withdraw from ATMs.
There used to be lots of exchange offices in major cities, there are far fewer these days, since the introduction of the Euro there's much less call for...
Forum: European & Mediterranean Destinations March 21st, 2006, 09:18 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 2,007
Posted By Rakelaki
Take Euros with you or withdraw from ATMs. ...

Take Euros with you or withdraw from ATMs.
There used to be lots of exchange offices in major cities, there are far fewer these days, since the introduction of the Euro there's much less call for...
Forum: Caribbean & Panama Canal March 15th, 2006, 05:50 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 3,266
Posted By Rakelaki
I found Megans Bay really overrated, it was...

I found Megans Bay really overrated, it was pretty enough, but too crowded to really enjoy. Morningstar is nice. Coki was my favourite, nice quiet beach with really fantastic snorkelling, take a...
Forum: Caribbean & Panama Canal March 15th, 2006, 05:50 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 3,266
Posted By Rakelaki
I found Megans Bay really overrated, it was...

I found Megans Bay really overrated, it was pretty enough, but too crowded to really enjoy. Morningstar is nice. Coki was my favourite, nice quiet beach with really fantastic snorkelling, take a...
Forum: Gambling and Games March 15th, 2006, 05:20 AM
Replies: 44
Views: 11,840
Posted By Rakelaki
Re: Re: pet peeve: giving advice at the blackjack table

Sorry dear but this is absolutely the worst idea :shock:
The last seat at the table is known as the "anchor", and according to all those people who will get upset if you play "wrong", is the most...
Forum: Gambling and Games March 15th, 2006, 04:56 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 5,727
Posted By Rakelaki
Hi Guys, Can I just say a few things? I...

Hi Guys,

Can I just say a few things?

I worked as dealer on ships for five years, so I know a bit about this stuff.
Tipping a good dealer is the norm, just like tipping a good waitress. You...
Forum: Gambling and Games March 15th, 2006, 04:20 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,594
Posted By Rakelaki
Try casino careers online (www.casinocareers.com)...

Try casino careers online (www.casinocareers.com) they have lots of jobs, some training opportunities, and you can get the addresses of the casinos you want.
Would like to help more, but they do...
Forum: Crewmembers March 15th, 2006, 04:09 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 1,280
Posted By Rakelaki
Hi Bevjp, Glad to know you're so full of beans....

Hi Bevjp,
Glad to know you're so full of beans.
But I've got to tell you I don't much fancy your chances with the cruise lines.
It's like this, the ships don't usually interview in person, so...
Forum: Crewmembers March 15th, 2006, 03:44 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,528
Posted By Rakelaki
Ok first I've never worked for RCCL so don't...

Ok first I've never worked for RCCL so don't absolutely take my word for anything, but here's my take.
Try to find something that conforms to what they want, they won't be coming to measure your...
Forum: Crewmembers March 15th, 2006, 03:19 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,206
Posted By Rakelaki
It can take a long time. Not sure for Carnival,...

It can take a long time. Not sure for Carnival, but I know Celebrity used to have 6 months waiting. Plus for a photog. it's a matter of having exactly the right place, that is they take you on as...
Forum: Crewmembers March 15th, 2006, 03:05 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,565
Posted By Rakelaki
Better a $2 than a $1! I remember my boyfriend...

Better a $2 than a $1!
I remember my boyfriend saved all his $2 bill tips and took them home and gave them out to all his friends and family, we don't see them all that often in Europe.
So why...
Forum: Crewmembers March 10th, 2006, 08:14 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 1,227
Posted By Rakelaki
It depends on a lot of things. What company you...

It depends on a lot of things. What company you work for, some companies require shipboard manning once a week, which means you can't go out that day.
What job you've got onboard, lots of people...
Forum: Crewmembers March 6th, 2006, 09:58 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 2,959
Posted By Rakelaki
I have a few friends working on MSC, and I used...

I have a few friends working on MSC, and I used to work for Festival a similar style company (In fact MSC bought half their ships when the company collapsed). So...
There are in fact mostly Italian...
Forum: Crewmembers March 6th, 2006, 09:37 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,896
Posted By Rakelaki
Princess do not supply footwear, they expect you...

Princess do not supply footwear, they expect you to find the right kind for yourself. Don't stress over a little tattoo in a place where probably no one's going to be looking anyhow, although if you...
Forum: Crewmembers March 6th, 2006, 09:26 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,801
Posted By Rakelaki
Hi, It depends. If you're both in the same...

Hi,

It depends. If you're both in the same job it's a lot easier. My boyfriend and I applied to Carnival as a couple, and got positions very fast, and a cabin together, which is not necessarily...
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