WORKING ON CRUISE SHIPS

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    Sep 10, 2011 11:07 AM GMT
    Guys; any of you worked on Cruise Ships, Oil Rigs or Tankers???

    I want to hear all your stories and advice. I'm thinking of doing it. I need names of reputable agencies that guarantee employment.

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  • CAtoFL

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    Sep 10, 2011 12:51 PM GMT
    Not quite sure anyone can "guarantee employment", but if you want the site that legitimate cruise lines use to recruit, here it is:

    http://www.hcareers.com/seeker/search/advanced?form.commit=Search&localAreaCodes=&managementPositions=&industryCodes=08&hourlyPositions=
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    Sep 10, 2011 2:06 PM GMT
    Since your not from the USA that is a good start. Most cruiselines wont hire anybody from usa for some reason. I guess they complain to much about the hours and how they are payed.
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    Sep 10, 2011 3:31 PM GMT
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    Sep 10, 2011 3:32 PM GMT
    that sounds really hot!

    you get to go cruising and you get paid. but you're actually working.

    hmmm....boooooo!! icon_mad.gif
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    Sep 10, 2011 3:57 PM GMT
    I worked on five cruise ships over two years as a Youth Staff. I got to see many memorable spots around the world. The party life is ever present, especially on one ship where 90% of the staff and crew was Brazilian.

    As for finding work, you should know what kind of ship job you're looking for. Housekeeping? Waitering? Sports staff? Cruise staff? Officer?

    I suggest visiting the big company sites (Royal Caribbean, Carnival, Princess) and making contact from there.
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    Sep 10, 2011 6:24 PM GMT
    My brother worked on one.. DONT DO IT!!!! icon_razz.gif
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    Sep 10, 2011 7:32 PM GMT
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    icon_lol.gificon_lol.gificon_lol.gif Thanks bro!
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    Sep 10, 2011 7:33 PM GMT
    Thank you for the replies so far. Keep them coming...
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    Sep 10, 2011 7:36 PM GMT
    david30101 saidSince your not from the USA that is a good start. Most cruiselines wont hire anybody from usa for some reason. I guess they complain to much about the hours and how they are payed.


    I have seen this first-hand. A similar situation is at Cedar Point where they hire more and more internationals because they are more willing to work for longer and less cush.
  • hawkeye7

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    Sep 10, 2011 9:40 PM GMT
    I am interested to see how it goes
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    Sep 10, 2011 9:59 PM GMT
    mouillepoint saidI need names of reputable agencies that guarantee employment.
    Here's the list:
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    Sep 10, 2011 10:13 PM GMT
    My father works as a chemical engineer for Shell, and often spends time on oil rigs for days on end. He certainly has a lot to tell from his stints on such work environments, namely:

    1) do not eat anything with too much fibre, or your seasickness will come much sooner

    2) it is only normal for oil rigs to move from side to side when the seas are rough and choppy - if the skies outside are perfectly clear and the oil rig is still in motion, then there really is something wrong icon_exclaim.gif

    3) always always ALWAYS remember where the life rafts and flotation vests are

    4) everything you own will smell of natural gas - if you are sensitive to petrochemical exposure 24/7, you can request for a medical reasoning to not stay for more than several days
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    Sep 10, 2011 10:14 PM GMT
    Trollileo said
    hawkeye7 saidI am interested to see how it goes
    Same. I've thought of being an entertainer on one.


    My brother was an entertainer on one.. it has several perks!! Msg me if you wanna know more
  • mizu5

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    Sep 10, 2011 10:44 PM GMT
    I've considered it. I qas asked to trian as a dancer for disney cruise line and said no. Maybe I'dd try again.
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    Sep 10, 2011 10:45 PM GMT
    mizu5 saidI've considered it. I qas asked to trian as a dancer for disney cruise line and said no. Maybe I'dd try again.


    My brother was a dancer on Celebrity.. he had good stuff to say about it.. bad stuff too of course, but still some perks
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    Sep 10, 2011 10:50 PM GMT
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    paulflexes said
    mouillepoint saidI need names of reputable agencies that guarantee employment.
    Here's the list:
    I lol'd.


    I actually Laughed Out Loud for the first time.

    Well done Sir paulflexes!
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    Sep 12, 2011 5:33 AM GMT
    paulflexes said
    mouillepoint saidI need names of reputable agencies that guarantee employment.
    Here's the list:


    Not that many then?

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    Sep 12, 2011 5:46 AM GMT
    viitz said
    mouillepoint said
    paulflexes said
    mouillepoint saidI need names of reputable agencies that guarantee employment.
    Here's the list:


    Not that many then?



    You don't need to go through an agency.. You can apply directly to the cruise companies. They're constantly hiring..


    I see..
  • ATLANTIS7

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    Sep 12, 2011 5:49 AM GMT
    I hear they pay shite money that's why they are all Philipino's and some turks etc that work on those ship;s.
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    Sep 12, 2011 5:59 AM GMT
    mouillepoint saidGuys; any of you worked on Cruise Ships, Oil Rigs or Tankers???

    I want to hear all your stories and advice. I'm thinking of doing it. I need names of reputable agencies that guarantee employment.

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    How are your customer service skills? All crew that interact with "guests" are rated by the guest and anything less than top marks will get you barred from interacting with the guests.

    Also, are you prepared to work nearly 7 days a week with only a shift off?

    You do not get paid very well, but you do not have very many expenses either. You usually have a 6-9 month contract where you will stay on the ship for almost all of that time.

    Now lets talk about the guests. 3,000 of the most ignorant people you will ever meet and come to feel embarrassed that most of the non-European crew will come to regard as their experience of Western Civilization. They pay a few thousand dollars to be treated like kings and as such convert themselves from people who normally are in no position to demand anything of anyone -- to the most ignorant AND demanding people you have ever met.

    And we didn't even get to the crew responsible for assigning you to tasks and telling you what to do.

    I would not recommend that anyone capable of independent thought take this job icon_razz.gif