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Forum: Royal Caribbean International January 1st, 2013, 06:01 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,304
Posted By taoist
As rollerdonna says, being vigilant for your own...

As rollerdonna says, being vigilant for your own benefit is the best way. The cruiselines and crew take cleaning very seriously, unlike some of the guests.

One thing that is worthwhile is to...
Forum: Crewmembers October 10th, 2012, 02:22 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,275
Posted By taoist
The documentary was mostly hype and bias, you...

The documentary was mostly hype and bias, you will work long hours, but how many jobs can you visit Mayan Pyramids or go jetsking in your afternoon break?

Take the job and give it a try its a...
Forum: Crewmembers October 10th, 2012, 02:18 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 835
Posted By taoist
On most ships you have security guards which as...

On most ships you have security guards which as paul pointed out are usually gurkhas or indians, the security officers and deputies are more likely to be people with your background or perhaps not...
Forum: Royal Caribbean International November 1st, 2011, 01:03 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 878
Posted By taoist
Ocean Lab on the Explorer of the Seas

Hi Guys,

Has anybody been on the Explorer of the Seas lately.

I recently read an article advising there is Atmospheric and Oceanographic Laboratory onboard the Explorer that guest can tour, the...
Forum: Crewmembers October 28th, 2011, 03:47 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 7,664
Posted By taoist
Well its a question of whether they are visibly...

Well its a question of whether they are visibly tatoo's or not, I know crew members who have tatoo's but they are on their back or shoulders, where they cannot be seen in uniform. I believe this is...
Forum: Crewmembers October 27th, 2011, 09:51 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,648
Posted By taoist
Hello Daniel, Sorry to hear about your bad...

Hello Daniel,

Sorry to hear about your bad luck with the position, unfortunately getting a position can take a very long time, often months maybe even as long as a year. From being offered a job...
Forum: Crewmembers September 24th, 2011, 11:50 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,261
Posted By taoist
Nameless, You say you have an engineering...

Nameless,

You say you have an engineering degree, what in can I ask??

Without knowing I cannot say but if if for example it was in electronics or electrical, then I would forget about...
Forum: Crewmembers September 9th, 2011, 06:28 AM
Replies: 0
Views: 1,779
Posted By taoist
Anybody here work for Regent, Silversea, Seabourn or Crystal or other 6 star lines

Im interested to find out how life for crew members compares with some of these cruise lines, compared to the likes of the larger ones like Royal Caribbean and Carnival.

I've seen that in my...
Forum: Crewmembers June 15th, 2011, 03:12 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 8,138
Posted By taoist
I worked for rccl as an assitant systems manager....

I worked for rccl as an assitant systems manager.

The benefits of the EO are:

Three stripes
Much bigger cabin
Much better contract duration 10 weeks on 10 off, vs 4months on 2 off if you are...
Forum: Crewmembers February 17th, 2010, 03:45 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 560
Posted By taoist
Hello Ely, There is no definate answer to...

Hello Ely,

There is no definate answer to how long you will be in a gap pool, it depends on when a position becomes available, which is usually if someone leaves or a new position is created. It...
Forum: Crewmembers February 3rd, 2010, 07:48 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 856
Posted By taoist
Hi, Regarding looking for positions I...

Hi,

Regarding looking for positions I presume you have checked the employment sections of the various cruise line websites? In case you havnt come across them already, make sure you avoid the...
Forum: Crewmembers October 7th, 2009, 10:24 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,494
Posted By taoist
Thanks again sz, i've seen international bank...

Thanks again sz, i've seen international bank accounds with Barclays, basically they give you credit/debit card and money withdrawl function that you can use in the US without incurring the...
Forum: Crewmembers September 26th, 2009, 01:07 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,494
Posted By taoist
Thanks SZ for the useful info. I know in the...

Thanks SZ for the useful info.

I know in the UK if you spend a certain time out of the country every year, then you are not eligible for tax, or it is significantly reduced.

If one has an...
Forum: Crewmembers September 23rd, 2009, 04:50 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,494
Posted By taoist
Getting paid onboard

How do employees get paid whilst working onboard?

Do people use offshore bank accounts, as I presume if you get paid to a regular bank account you are going to be taxed?
Forum: Crewmembers September 21st, 2009, 12:30 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,242
Posted By taoist
Royal Caribbean recruit in the UK as well as...

Royal Caribbean recruit in the UK as well as everywhere else. They have an office not too far from where I live in the South East. So cant imagine you will have any problem if you live in Florida, if...
Forum: Crewmembers May 19th, 2009, 12:37 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 1,282
Posted By taoist
salary guide for cruise line jobs

Is there any kind of guide that has typical salary rates for jobs on board cruise ships, as working on a cruise ship is a little bit different to your typical land job. I have no idea what the going...
Forum: Crewmembers May 15th, 2009, 06:24 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 760
Posted By taoist
Visa requirements - UK citizen

I read about different visa requirements for different nationalities and registrations of ships, but a little bit confused.

I was wondering if someone could explain what would be typically...
Forum: Crewmembers May 8th, 2009, 10:10 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,753
Posted By taoist
A lot of the sites that ask your to pay to...

A lot of the sites that ask your to pay to register are scam sites. Its quite common so you need to be careful. I have come across that site before and have seen their adverts on a lot of job sites,...
Forum: Crewmembers May 8th, 2009, 04:58 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,130
Posted By taoist
Good point, I know if I was on a cruise (holiday)...

Good point, I know if I was on a cruise (holiday) for a couple of weeks I wouldnt be there either:D
But I definately would want to be able to get to the gym a few times a week if I was working on...
Forum: Crewmembers May 5th, 2009, 01:18 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,495
Posted By taoist
Have you looked at the career sections of any of...

Have you looked at the career sections of any of the cruise lines. Sometimes they have positions advertised.
Forum: Crewmembers May 5th, 2009, 01:17 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,130
Posted By taoist
Thanks MrMate, The position I applied for...

Thanks MrMate,

The position I applied for has public access so I guess use of the passenger gym might be possible.

I was thinking with all the workers on the big cruise ships, there must be...
Forum: Crewmembers April 15th, 2009, 05:11 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,130
Posted By taoist
Gym / Fitness fascilities onboard

What provision is made for staff in terms of being able to exercise during their time onboard?

I like to go to the gym three times a week, nothing serious but just like stay in shape. Are the gyms...
Forum: Crewmembers April 15th, 2009, 05:07 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 3,212
Posted By taoist
What is the food like onboard...for staff??

I wanted to ask what the staff eating facilities and food is typically like on a cruise ship? Does it tend to be very limited, same things every day, and what is the quality like.

Also is there a...
Forum: Crewmembers March 21st, 2008, 06:37 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 2,158
Posted By taoist
You say you want to get in the teen club? How can...

You say you want to get in the teen club? How can you be overage? You said you are eighteen! You are still a teenager lol.

Dont tell me the teen club discriminates against
eighteen to nineteen...
Forum: Crewmembers March 11th, 2008, 01:54 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,625
Posted By taoist
Thanks for the info Paul, well it sounds like...

Thanks for the info Paul, well it sounds like there are opportunites.

One other thing, when a cruise line takes you on, is it like a permanent position whereby you will work six months have 6...
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