Whilst you may only come to know a few by name, the megaships can have over a thousand crew and staff members onboard, but what goes on behind the closed doors of the crew quarters? Crew members like waiters, barmen and cleaners are different to staff members like entertainers, managers, shop workers and officers. Most staff will have their own room which means a lot more privacy! It is more expected that the cabins have between one and four bunk beds, a desk and chair, a small space for clothes and maybe a regular TV and telephone.
You may not realise what a sensational combo these activities make! We have now made it a reality — all aboard the Cruise Express Crochet Cruise! So this is how it was for me! With more than 35 cruises under my belt, I once took some cross-stitch with me and it was then that I realised this was my favourite kind of holiday — guilt-free craft time as I was sailing to sunny dest inations — bliss! Youtube was my reintroduction to crochet, with many wonderful tutorials there to help guide me. I go into my own little world of mindfulness the moment I have a crochet hook in my hands.
Claire Sanders, 27, worked as a hairdresser on cruise ships all over the world for a year when she was Claire says: "Before you board though you are thoroughly checked out for your seaworthiness. The female crew are obliged to undergo pregnancy tests and everyone has to take a drugs test. We had a lot of solo passengers on the world cruises and when they got lonely they'd chat with the crew.
Among the many distinctive features of a cruise ship job is the fact that you live with your co-workers. That can result in unusually close bonds among employees and an unusual amount of sex between them, current and former cruise ship employees told Business Insider. Some requested anonymity due to fear of reprisal from their current or former employers.