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Why Clean Cabins are Important

As cruise ship crew, you will call your cabin ‘home’ for anywhere between six to eight months, depending on your contract. Based on your position, you will share your cabin – with one person, if you’re lucky, or up to … Continue reading

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Common Illnesses On Cruise Ships

The last thing anyone wants is to fall sick far away from home and be forced to take leave. Despite high quality cleanliness and care, cruise ship crew need to look out for symptoms of illnesses they can contract on … Continue reading

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Are You Cut Out For a Cruise Ship Job?

Cruise ship jobs seem like some of the most envious in the world. It appears to be a paid vacation, where the vessel stops at breathtaking ports and the galley cooks absolutely delicious food. In reality, it’s not all sunshine … Continue reading

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Safety Systems For Cruise Ship Chefs

A cruise ship is like a floating island. While it is an oasis of luxury, comfort and fun, it can also be an extremely unsafe place, like a pin on the vast ocean surface. To maintain a certain level of … Continue reading

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The Indispensable Role of Cruise Galley Crew

The cruise ship galley is like an ant hill – hundreds of staff work as a close-knit team to prepare and serve thousands of meals to guests every day. Each position has an important role to play, without which smooth … Continue reading

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How to Get your Grievances Addressed as a Cruise Ship Chefs

  Cruise ship chefs jobs are among the more popular positions for young men and women in south east Asia today. The pay is good, relative to land-based jobs, and the chance to travel the world when one is young … Continue reading

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How long do Cruise Ship Contracts Last

Landing cruise ship jobs means committing yourself to working contracts that last months, far away from home. But not everyone spends the same amount of time on board. Contract durations change from one cruise ship company to another, and from … Continue reading

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Tips for Cruise Ship Crew in a Foreign Port

Shore leave is one of the most awaited benefits for people with cruise ship jobs. It’s where many of the memories are made and Instagram pictures are taken. Cruise ships stop at beautiful ports of call around the world, so … Continue reading

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Law and order on cruise ships

One would imagine that out there on the high seas, everything is pretty straight laced. But often it is not so. A lot of ambiguity exists with relation to law and order on cruise ships, particularly when the victim insists … Continue reading

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Why Jumping Ship is the Worst Idea for Cruise Ship Crew

Even today, there is a very real distinction between economies across the world. For many in developing nations, living in the west can seem like a dream come true. For cruise ship crew, the temptation to jump ship lurks at … Continue reading

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