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Old October 5th, 2004, 01:19 AM
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As I mentioned in my below post, a friend and I both applied at a cruise line. I also saw a post about questions about HIV. My friend is HIV positive ( really, its not me...lol) But, will this be a problem. Do they ask at the medical exam? Can they discriminate? Especially if its NCL "AMERICA." I know that being HIV positive is considered a disability protected under the 1990 or 1992 discrimination act, but will that include jobs at sea?
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Old October 7th, 2004, 01:33 PM
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Default Re: Another question for past cruise line employees

Lakelandguy,

Most Cruise Lines are very strict when it comes to their required medical examinations. Its simple really. If an applicant / ex-crew has been diagnosed as "MEDICALLY UNFIT", regardless of the nature of his / her being unfit, shall not be allowed to board the ship. If the crew is already onboard but has been diagnosed as "medically unfit", he / she shall be repatriated the soonest time possible. If you think that this practice is discrimatory or the sort, you may want to check out the Maritime Law.
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Old October 9th, 2004, 10:49 PM
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NCL America, under US Labor Laws, cannot legally test, enquire, or discriminate for HIV. Most other cruise lines require an HIV test before hire.
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Old October 11th, 2004, 02:20 PM
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Although Disney Cruise Line is A U.S. company ... both ships are registered in Nassau, Bahamas. Please bear in mind that U.S. Labor Laws are different from the INTERNATIONAL MARITIME LAW.
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NCL America, under US Labor Laws, cannot legally test, enquire, or discriminate for HIV. Most other cruise lines require an HIV test before hire.
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I passed the interview to work as a sales person, I can speak 4 languages, one of them is Mandarim. I went to the embassy to issue my visa to travel to USA to be onboard on NCL, few week before the departure I got the result of my exams, I couldn't expect NOTHING bad about it because I was feeling like a super man, totally fine with my health, but never in my life I could image that some day I would be part of this and would be seen by others differently.... With a result of HIV positive! After that I lost my floor, future, life.... I couldn't make plan anymore.... But, fine I got Jesus and quickly recover myself, started the treatments with ARV, and knowing that from now on I will need to change my life for better! Working out, eat well and no more alcohol or thing that can harm my health! I can't work at NCL because they don't want a crewmember with such conditions, maybe they are still living on 80's, but I am not angry with that, I am totally fine, and I WILL work in a another cruise ship line and be the BEST, because nowadays it is possible to control the virus and be like anyone else, the problem is tee society with low knowledge and information to make people feel they are nothing, but what to expect about negative people, right? With my new condition and healthier (because I got a gym, a nutrition doctor and will make check up exams every six months) and of course, totally positive with the life!!! Bye NCL and Welcome cruise line from 2017!!!!
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Old December 25th, 2016, 03:51 PM
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as i mentioned in my below post, a friend and i both applied at a cruise line. I also saw a post about questions about hiv. My friend is hiv positive ( really, its not me...lol) but, will this be a problem. Do they ask at the medical exam? Can they discriminate? Especially if its ncl "america." i know that being hiv positive is considered a disability protected under the 1990 or 1992 discrimination act, but will that include jobs at sea?

your friend can work on cruise line as long is not food areas.

I work as sales person.
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Old October 25th, 2018, 10:01 AM
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Hello mike. Could you please give me further information about this. I really want to apply for a job in a cruise ship but Iím hiv positive and Iím not sure if such condition might deny my application. Iím planning to send my resume to Norwegian. I appreciate your help.
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Old December 14th, 2018, 07:07 PM
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The reason cruise ships don't employ HIV personal has nothing to do with the actual person having the virus, as a retired cruise officer I can relate to this personally.
The reason Cruise Liners don't employ HIV positive personal is in the event they forget to bring their medicine onboard or if they lose it, all HIV positive people have to take their medication every day and cannot miss a day.
So in the assumption, an employee demanded their medication but the ship would have to be turned around and head to the nearest port for the employee to get their medication.
The ship does have a pharmacy of sorts but it does not cater for HIV medication. I am sure this is the liner owners use the above scenario as a way around the regulatory restrictions of discrimination, but it is what it is, and all cruise liners I know of will request the prospective employee to undergo a blood test before employment.
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