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Forum: Crewmembers May 14th, 2013, 05:05 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 546
Posted By Beetlegator
If it was dismissed, you should have a problem. ...

If it was dismissed, you should have a problem. What I will say, keep yourself "clean" during your contract.
Forum: Crewmembers July 8th, 2012, 03:56 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 550
Posted By Beetlegator
NCLA is the easiest, but you have to go to a job...

NCLA is the easiest, but you have to go to a job fair. (As I type this from a crew section of a cruise ship).

Tip: Research, research, research.
Forum: Crewmembers June 20th, 2012, 11:38 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,226
Posted By Beetlegator
I am currently on the POA started June 16 and...

I am currently on the POA started June 16 and writing this on my break.

Expect a week of training.

Tip: Remember your safety routes!!!

You will know when you get on board.

Another thing...
Forum: Crewmembers June 13th, 2012, 03:57 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,226
Posted By Beetlegator
Congratulations on your grandson 1st contract. I...

Congratulations on your grandson 1st contract. I hope he is resting well for his 2nd contract considering the stories I've read on the internet about crew turnover on the Pride of America. Hope to...
Forum: Crewmembers June 13th, 2012, 04:44 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,226
Posted By Beetlegator
On NCL, I was told crew members will have their...

On NCL, I was told crew members will have their own safe to keep passports and other important documents for safe keeping. As for laptops and other types of computers each crew members should have...
Forum: Crewmembers June 13th, 2012, 04:15 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,359
Posted By Beetlegator
I have to agree with SZ about the experience...

I have to agree with SZ about the experience working in hotel/cruise as long as you are a hard worker and adapt you should be fine.

The NCL "Pride of America" had a huge turnover rate a few years...
Forum: Crewmembers June 8th, 2012, 06:07 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,359
Posted By Beetlegator
Good for you. This month I will be doing my...

Good for you.

This month I will be doing my 1st contract with NCL not because to change my career but in my area the job situation is bad. I plan to take this 5 month contract in hope that the...
Forum: Crewmembers June 8th, 2012, 04:02 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,359
Posted By Beetlegator
Good luck in your search in the career of working...

Good luck in your search in the career of working on cruise ships, though I am curious why would you want to leave the government with a security clearance to work on a cruise ship? Are the jobs...
Forum: Crewmembers June 6th, 2012, 05:43 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,359
Posted By Beetlegator
It depends on the position that you are applying...

It depends on the position that you are applying and which cruise line that you are applying.

When I applied with NCL, the company wanted basic crew members to work in their galley as either a...
Forum: Crewmembers May 25th, 2012, 05:48 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 960
Posted By Beetlegator
It may depends on the area you live in. One...

It may depends on the area you live in.

One thing you have to think about is the dreaded luggage fee. If you have a non-stop flight you don't have to worry about it. But if you have stops on two...
Forum: Crewmembers May 23rd, 2012, 05:51 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 743
Posted By Beetlegator
I would do a lot of research on cruise lines...

I would do a lot of research on cruise lines before thinking about doing this. The majority of cruise line want you to work your contract and fly home when it is completed. That is IF you get a job...
Forum: Crewmembers May 13th, 2012, 03:54 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,571
Posted By Beetlegator
I suggest going through NCL where they have job...

I suggest going through NCL where they have job fairs.

Carnival and others use 3rd parties.
Forum: Crewmembers May 6th, 2012, 12:53 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 7,678
Posted By Beetlegator
You forgot to mention that the crew member has to...

You forgot to mention that the crew member has to pay for their flight home.

I just attended NCL job fair for the Pride of America and visible tattoos are a NO-NO.

Of course, I could be wrong....
Forum: Crewmembers May 6th, 2012, 12:39 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 7,477
Posted By Beetlegator
The term "getting high" means alternating your...

The term "getting high" means alternating your mind.

I do not want someone high on the crew who will be responsible for saving my life if the ship is in trouble.

This is why cruise lines fire...
Forum: Crewmembers May 6th, 2012, 12:27 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 810
Posted By Beetlegator
Set a time schedule and pace yourself. You don't...

Set a time schedule and pace yourself. You don't want to be late for work even though you will be living on the ship.
Forum: Crewmembers March 29th, 2012, 12:44 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,965
Posted By Beetlegator
After reading post from past NCL Pride of America...

After reading post from past NCL Pride of America employees there are a few turn overs (employees who don't return) which could be for any reason.

You have to know what you are getting into when...
Forum: Singles July 6th, 2011, 05:37 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 3,814
Posted By Beetlegator
I make it a rule never to go on a cruise just to...

I make it a rule never to go on a cruise just to meet ONE WOMAN. Go on a cruise to have fun. If this woman is for real she just made the cruise line a lot of money.

As for the lady who posted,...
Forum: Singles January 24th, 2011, 10:06 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 15,755
Posted By Beetlegator
It does happen mostly with female passengers and...

It does happen mostly with female passengers and male crew members I have seen it. As for any of the crew members fear for their jobs if the heart wants what the heart wants . . .
Forum: Singles January 24th, 2011, 09:59 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 800
Posted By Beetlegator
Well, let me say this, there may not be a lot of...

Well, let me say this, there may not be a lot of guys in their 20s or 30s but plenty of single women on this cruise.
Forum: Singles November 13th, 2010, 12:00 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 1,278
Posted By Beetlegator
Alan, what are you expecting to see on a Cougar...

Alan, what are you expecting to see on a Cougar Cruise?

If you are looking for a mature woman in the vain of Demi Moore . . . good luck.
Forum: Singles November 13th, 2010, 11:49 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 4,172
Posted By Beetlegator
Dream, Speaking as a single guy, go on a...

Dream,

Speaking as a single guy, go on a cruise for the enjoyment first and NOT looking for a future girlfriend or even a wife otherwise you will be disappointed.

Second, here are 3 sites...
Forum: Royal Caribbean International June 19th, 2010, 02:35 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 5,694
Posted By Beetlegator
What happened? Sounds like BOTH sides had...

What happened?

Sounds like BOTH sides had high expectations and where disappointed.

The young guys were looking for Demi Moore and the mature women were looking for Ashton Kutcher . . . they...
Forum: Chit - Chat for Cruisers April 12th, 2010, 03:47 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 2,736
Posted By Beetlegator
I agree with BOTH Paul and Showcat, There is...

I agree with BOTH Paul and Showcat,

There is nothing wrong with having a Cougar Cruise, unfortunately there are too much expectations on the event.

If you are a young, fit, male looking for a...
Forum: Singles March 20th, 2010, 01:18 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 719
Posted By Beetlegator
I been on Vacation to Go cruises and had a great...

I been on Vacation to Go cruises and had a great time.

It's not which cruise company you go on but what are you looking for in a cruise.
Forum: Singles March 20th, 2010, 01:13 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,131
Posted By Beetlegator
Since this cruise already passed . . . how did it...

Since this cruise already passed . . . how did it go?
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