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Forum: Crewmembers Yesterday, 04:26 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 98
Posted By taoist
hellcine covered the cabins, I think you will be...

hellcine covered the cabins, I think you will be in a 2 person cabin.

amenities are usual things, crew bar, staff shop, gym, library, internet cafe. There is no separate officer staff mess. It is...
Forum: Crewmembers Yesterday, 04:21 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 108
Posted By taoist
Like user 999 said, I never heard of RCCL asking...

Like user 999 said, I never heard of RCCL asking crew to pay for flight, but maybe times changed as I not worked for them for a while.

Is the person you are speaking to asking you to buy your own...
Forum: Crewmembers August 23rd, 2015, 05:35 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 253
Posted By taoist
I did not know about Croatian crew having to pay...

I did not know about Croatian crew having to pay a fee, thats really bad, I dont think RCCL do that, at least none of my Croatian friends mention that.

Well at least come 2018, Croatians will...
Forum: Crewmembers August 22nd, 2015, 03:03 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 253
Posted By taoist
Yes, social media and enough bad press can...

Yes, social media and enough bad press can accelerate changes in the industry.

I have a cynical view of corporations, so when I join a company, usually the HR "we are a family" stuff just gets...
Forum: Crewmembers August 21st, 2015, 05:55 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 253
Posted By taoist
No its not ok. I had two injuries when I...

No its not ok.

I had two injuries when I worked onboard, one sprained ankle and one badly sprained wrist. I could not lift anything which made a big problem on embarkation day, but my manager and...
Forum: Crewmembers August 21st, 2015, 05:41 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 137
Posted By taoist
In the message it says " From first contract I...

In the message it says " From first contract I have problem with a knee injury" maybe it is lost in translation, but to me this could mean, they had a knee injury before they cruise and once they get...
Forum: Crewmembers August 20th, 2015, 08:56 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 253
Posted By taoist
I think it would be nice if employers did keep...

I think it would be nice if employers did keep staff on after an injury....but in this case the person said Carnival paid for everything in line with their contract.

The staff member went home and...
Forum: Crewmembers August 20th, 2015, 08:49 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 137
Posted By taoist
I agree, at the end of the day, working on ships,...

I agree, at the end of the day, working on ships, you a contractor, not a permanent employee of the company. They paid for your doctors fees, gave some money and offered them compensation which would...
Forum: Crewmembers August 20th, 2015, 08:43 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 115
Posted By taoist
Hi, Training at RCCL involved various...

Hi,

Training at RCCL involved various activities in a pool where you needed to swim at least a little bit.

Appreciate many of us have aversions to certain things but you should learn to swim,...
Forum: Crewmembers August 14th, 2015, 09:54 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 230
Posted By taoist
yes, you wont get any kind of official document,...

yes, you wont get any kind of official document, LOE, ID number or anything until the cruise line wants you to start.

In the nicest way possible, they dont want to deal with you, pay you or do...
Forum: Crewmembers August 11th, 2015, 11:31 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 323
Posted By taoist
Hi, Most cruise lines operate the gap pool,...

Hi,

Most cruise lines operate the gap pool, there may be exceptions as there is a lot of cruise lines, some of which are very small, but I think majority use this system.

If the hiring partner...
Forum: Crewmembers August 11th, 2015, 04:03 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 323
Posted By taoist
Exclamation Please read before posting! - Awaiting ship offer - Awaiting start date - Gap pool

Hi All,

As we get a lot of repeat questions from new starters asking how long it will take from getting a job offer to actually starting work on a cruise ship, I thought it would be useful to make...
Forum: Crewmembers August 10th, 2015, 03:59 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 230
Posted By taoist
when you get your letter of employment

when you get your letter of employment
Forum: Crewmembers August 6th, 2015, 08:15 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 227
Posted By taoist
If your British, then no you wont need a British...

If your British, then no you wont need a British Seamans Card and Discharge Book.

The British Seamans Card and Discharge Book is normally only needed if you are working in the merchant navy or a...
Forum: Crewmembers July 23rd, 2015, 03:45 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 388
Posted By taoist
I managed to bring alcohol on board a number of...

I managed to bring alcohol on board a number of times.
Forum: Crewmembers July 21st, 2015, 04:35 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 367
Posted By taoist
Hi, Nothing has changed, the same principles...

Hi, Nothing has changed, the same principles apply. Your have your offer, dont worry, just hold tight and your chance will come, good luck!
Forum: Crewmembers June 18th, 2015, 05:23 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 771
Posted By taoist
Yeah much better than a youth councillor, natural...

Yeah much better than a youth councillor, natural progression is to training manager then possible HR manager which has got good benefits.
Forum: Crewmembers June 17th, 2015, 09:33 AM
Replies: 60
Views: 67,194
Posted By taoist
Hi , Welcome to the forum, without sounding...

Hi ,

Welcome to the forum, without sounding rude, please give the search feature a try, there are loads of posts asking this same question regarding Steiners and the interview process.
You should...
Forum: Crewmembers June 14th, 2015, 12:04 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 564
Posted By taoist
Apply direct to cruise line first always. This is...

Apply direct to cruise line first always. This is better than using an agency.
If no sucess from cruise line, try agency.

You will need c1/d visa as well, but usually you do this after job offer....
Forum: Crewmembers June 5th, 2015, 05:16 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 595
Posted By taoist
You wont have a problem with your guitar, there...

You wont have a problem with your guitar, there is space to keep things and it can easily be stored under your bunk bed.

Depending on how the guest chooses, the tips are debited from their account...
Forum: Crewmembers May 17th, 2015, 11:48 AM
Replies: 60
Views: 67,194
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: 811
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: 811
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: 6
Views: 864
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: 811
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!
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