Crew Insights

Articles and experiences shared by crew members working on cruise ship. Find out more about ship life at sea together with tips and advices for first time crew members and cruise oldtimers.

Cruise ship worker film “The Crew” Premiering in DC

Mar 23, 2018

A Cinematic 360-degree Virtual Reality film entitled The Crew, will premiere at the DC Web Fest on Friday, April 6th at the AT&T Forum for Technology, Entertainment, and Policy. The film was produced using the latest Virtual Reality 360-degree technology as part of the Google Jump Start Program, and is based on the writer’s personal experience. The message behind this 8-minute story is very powerful.

Why Stress and Depression are Crewmembers Worst Enemies Onboard?

Mar 22, 2018

Why did you sign up to work on a cruise ship? If you ask a crew member this question he/she will tell you to see the world. But you will find out that this is not the main reason. Many of us have started working on a cruise ship because we have a dream, and the reason for working on a cruise ship is so we can make that dream come true with the money that we earn. Some of you had a dream to build a house back home or start a business.

Belize FSTV Opens Crew Members Lounge

Mar 22, 2018

Fort Street Tourism Village is proud to present the 1st ever Crew Member Lounge. FSTV decided to create a crew member lounge for the cruise ship crew. The area that is selected for the lounge is very spacious with panoramic view of the beautiful Caribbean Sea. The crew lounge is located in the center of Tourism Village but secluded from the hustle and bustle.

For Crew Only: How to send your packages from the cruise ship without leaving the port

Mar 19, 2018

Ever wanted to send a package to your loved ones back home, but didn’t have time or didn’t know how to do it? The friendly staff from the Company “For Crew Only” have an easy solution for this. You just need to pack the gifts you want to send back home, send them a message, and they will come to pick up your package at the port. It is that easy!

So how does it work?

“C.R.U.I.S.E - Can't Rest Until I've Sailed Everywhere" Book and Apparel

Mar 19, 2018

Ever wondered how the life of a crew member is relay like? I know many of you have experienced this first hand and once you board that big steel structure you call “Home away from home” is like you entered another planet. Many cruise lines will say that you will travel the world, met new people and cultures and getting paid for this. This is only the tip of the iceberg and general info about your new adventure.

Cruise Ship Crew Internet Prices and Onboard WI-FI Packages

Mar 16, 2018

All Cruise Lines offer internet access for crewmembers by using Wi-Fi access and access from the onboard crew internet cafés. Unlike before when crew members had only access per minute, today cruise lines offer various packages such as Social media package and all internet access charged by Megabytes. Compared to the past years the prices had decreased and the internet speed has increased too.

Top 8 Richest People in the Cruise Industry 2018

Mar 15, 2018

There's rich. And then there's world's richest people rich. Using the data from the Forbes Billionaires chart 2018, we put together a list of the 8 richest people in the cruise industry. Forbes updates its data regularly, and our list is based on the latest data available for March 15, 2018.

Cruise Ship Crew responsible for spreading Norovirus between voyages?

Mar 08, 2018

A recent study released by the US Royal Society Open Science conducted on a cruise ship claims that the usual sanitation measures such as cleaning and isolating people affected by Norovirus, don't do much to protect existing and oncoming passengers and crew on board. A computer-based model of a norovirus outbreak on a cruise ship suggests that the crew could be responsible for spreading the bug between voyages to new passengers.

My Life as a Crew Member

Mar 01, 2018

Before working on ships, I had never stepped foot on a cruise ship, or had any idea of what a cruise even was. I originally saw this opportunity as a way to do a bit of traveling for 6 months, and earn some money at the side. Little did I know that this experience was going to become my career, and change my life!

“For Crew Only” Online Shopping and Special Order Requests

Feb 23, 2018

Shopping has never been easier for crew thanks to the services provided by the company “For Crew Only”. Now you don’t need to ask your supervisor for time off in US ports and run to the stores so you can do your shopping.

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