Cruise Port Crew's blog

Bar Rotation on Princess Cruises and Crooners Bar With an Anecdote

Oct 06, 2019

The bar manager Janice was English and was very fair during my contract on Island Princess. She would make Bar waiter rotations so that everyone would get a chance to work in different bars. If there were four-bar waiters in one bar, then you would spend four weeks working in that bar and after that, the crew would rotate places. I thought that was really fair. Especially because those that arrive first have the most energy and they would get assigned to work on the open deck right away. 

A day in the life of a Bar Waitress on Cruise Ship

Oct 06, 2019

For the last two months of my first contract as a Bar Waiter during the Antarctica season, I worked in Cafe Bar. It was a mess every day, working from 12 pm till 6 pm. From the moment when I arrive at 12 o'clock in the shift, I spend an hour and a half just clearing up everything from morning tours of coffee and dishes. 

Cruise Line Rewards Crew Members For Their Hard Work With Cash Bonus

Oct 03, 2019

Not long ago P&O cruise ship Oriana was sold to the new China-based Cruise Company Astro Ocean Cruises‬. After the ship was fitted with a new livery and logo during a technical stop-over in Greece the vessel was renamed Piano Land. The new Company has just entered the cruise market but they have strong support from their crew members who know the business due to the fact that most of them are former employees of other major cruise lines.

Judge Rules In Favor of Injured Crew Member, Carnival Must Pay $1.36 million

Sep 29, 2019

It appears that Carnival Cruise Lines continues to be reminded over-and-over again to not underestimate the “little person.” We wonder, how many lawsuits by crew members who most often just want fair and safe work/living environment, as well as appropriate support when injured on the job. Well, that’s exactly what happened with the 35-year-old Carnival Cruise Line crew member. He was awarded $1,35 million for spinal injuries he suffered when working aboard Carnival Valor.

Stories from Seabourn: Bar Department - Guests, Management and Colleagues

Sep 27, 2019

I started a new contract in the fall, terrible heat of summer past me by. Working on an open deck in the sun is not an easy job. All the guests have a nice sunbathing, enjoying; wait on you to deliver water, juice or some alcohol.

Crew member’s first experience with flights and ship agent

Sep 27, 2019

One of the things that have always worried me over the past 6 years working on ocean cruise ships is; Will I get my suitcases at the airport and will the company agent welcome me. 

Crew Insider Stories: The Book - Living and working on-board a cruise ship

Sep 22, 2019

For all future crew members interested how to get a job on a cruise ship, and what awaits you once on board, you can find detailed accounts in the book “Living and working on-board a cruise ship” written by a former crew member. The author of the book Tamara Wolf describes her personal experience from the first day of her journey and everything she lived through during her contracts. There is practical advice on how to better handle everything and how to avoid the mistakes that she made.

Engine Room Fire on Carnival Legend

Sep 21, 2019

A small fire broke out yesterday September 20, aboard the cruise ship Carnival Legend while the vessel was sailing into Glacier Bay National Park, Alaska.

United Kingdom Cruise Ports Schedules 2020

Sep 20, 2019

Cruise ship timetables with arrival and departure times of all major cruise lines scheduled to visit ports in the United Kingdom in 2020. Find out which ships are scheduled to arrive in the UK today or any other day from January to December 2020, with cruises going to or leaving from ports. From the list below select a port you plan to visit, and complete information about the cruise ships arrivals in timetable calendar format will appear.

Canada Cruise Ports Schedules 2020

Sep 20, 2019

Cruise ship timetables with arrival and departure times of all major cruise lines scheduled to visit ports in Canada in 2018. Find out cruise ships scheduled to arrive in Canada today or any other day from January to December 2020, with cruise arriving and depart. From the list below select a port you plan to visit, and complete information about the cruise ships arrivals in calendar format will appear.

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