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Old April 23rd, 2012, 10:36 PM
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Thanks for all the info. I tried the above link though and it is marked as private so can't be opened.
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Thanks for all the info. I tried the above link though and it is marked as private so can't be opened.
It opened straight away for me.
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Old April 24th, 2012, 09:15 AM
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Thanks for all the info. I tried the above link though and it is marked as private so can't be opened.
It wouldn't open for me this afternoon, but after reading Jenny's post, I tried again and it opened straight away.
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Old April 24th, 2012, 10:23 PM
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It opened straight away for me.
Agree with Sandy that it's been updated now.

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I have read Elisha's posts and her posts some so much more credible than a few others on here
Indeed. Some posters seem to spend more time accusing others and causing trouble, rather than contributing with their own insights.
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Old April 24th, 2012, 11:01 PM
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Wow, conspiracy much? As I said in my original post, I took a gap year (long service leave) and worked on the ship.

I had set the you tube videos to private because as you can see, people delve a little too deeply into your personal life. I have now allowed the ship video to be public, but as Thied so nicely pointed out, yes I have another job as seen on my Millionaire Hotseat video which is private.

Thanks guys, I learnt a valuable lesson here, I shared far too much information.
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Sorry about the rude people Flygirl most of us were very interested in what you had to say about working on the ship. Thanks

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Old April 24th, 2012, 11:12 PM
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Thanks Sue.

I wish I had the imagination to make up those stories, could've made a hell of alot more money than I did on the ship!!
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Old April 25th, 2012, 12:36 AM
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Wow, conspiracy much? As I said in my original post, I took a gap year (long service leave) and worked on the ship.

I had set the you tube videos to private because as you can see, people delve a little too deeply into your personal life. I have now allowed the ship video to be public, but as Thied so nicely pointed out, yes I have another job as seen on my Millionaire Hotseat video which is private.

Thanks guys, I learnt a valuable lesson here, I shared far too much information.
Sadly there will always be someone who just find joy in attempting to discredit true information posted by people who know what they are talking about. I read your posts and at no time did i think you were making up what you said...the same cannot be said for some of the other posters' posts

I found what you said interesting and i hope the few negative posts dont stop you from sharing information in the future.
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Old April 25th, 2012, 12:44 AM
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Hi Elisha. I enjoyed your input thanks so much. I added the warning to you because of personal experience, and am sorry you were treated rudely when you were just trying to be helpful.
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Old April 25th, 2012, 07:18 AM
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I had set the you tube videos to private because as you can see, people delve a little too deeply into your personal life.
Sorry that you had to find out that way, here. Unfortunately, it's not the first time a certain poster has acted that way.
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Old April 25th, 2012, 09:02 AM
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If anyone is confused by this thread, someone has deleted some posts that weren't in the spirit of what cruise critic stands for. Good to see CC is well moderated. Keep up the good work.
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If anyone is confused by this thread, someone has deleted some posts that weren't in the spirit of what cruise critic stands for. Good to see CC is well moderated. Keep up the good work.
I didn't realize they had done that, well good for the moderator. I hope now you will keep in touch with all the nice people that use this site.
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Exactly what flygirl said... the ones which were were not in the spirit of this forum..i.e. rude, argumentative or generally inappropriate.

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Math and spelling are not your strong suit...

From your post:

Salary is approximately $2,000-$2,500 US per month with all expenses paid for including food and accommodation.

Salary is paid fortnightly and is $800 (USD) basic plus tips.

Basic salary = $800 x 2 = $1600 per month PLUS tips

Advertised approx. salary = $2000-$2500

Therefore using the wizardry of mathematics

Tips per month are approx. $400 - $900

Given that the same job advertisement stated 4 months on 2 months off

Annual Salary without tips = $12,800 (8 x $1600)
With tips = $16,000 - $20,000

Hmmm me thinks Australian Jobs are pretty safe and these guys are giving you a very inexpensive vacation.
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If anyone is confused by this thread, someone has deleted some posts that weren't in the spirit of what cruise critic stands for. Good to see CC is well moderated. Keep up the good work.
We are used to disjointed threads for exactly that reason. Sorry you, like many of us here, have been hurt in this way. It is sad really. I have just read this thread and was very interested in what you had to say and have no reason to doubt anything - just glad to hear a first hand account.

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we are going on a cruise in a couple of months for twenty five days. It is our longest cruise. Can anyone tell me what it's like to travel for that length of time please? I've been told it's too long and that I will get bored, what do you think.
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we are going on a cruise in a couple of months for twenty five days. It is our longest cruise. Can anyone tell me what it's like to travel for that length of time please? I've been told it's too long and that I will get bored, what do you think.
Gwen
It will be lovely....there is always plenty to do onboard. The longest I have cruised is 42 nights and I would have been happy to stay on...next month I have the whole of March at sea including lots of sea days and I cant wait.

Obviously whoever told you that was not a cruiser. Relax I am sure you will love it.


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if we Australians who wish to sub over sea's low wages good on you, but just think you are subing lower wages that take jobs off Australians.
No Australian would work for those wages, so you are not robbing any Aussies of work.

The workers on cruise ships are the hardest working people I know, they are mainly employed from low social economic countries, they work long hours with a constant smile on their faces, they spend many months away from their families, just so their families and extended families can have a better life, they deserve every dollar and more, I hate the ugly Australian attitude to tipping, these ships may be cruising in our waters but they are US based ships and subject to tipping.

Those so called low wages keep the cruise prices down and enables many people like yourself to cruise at a reasonable cost.
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A lot of you have said this very well... these people leave their families for months/ years at a time so they may have a better life, we had a waiter on one ship who was so proud to be almost at his goal of paying for medical school.
Yes, the cruise lines take advantage and let the passenger pick up a portion of what would be acceptable wages...but it is what is it. We are happy to provide gratuities to these hard working people... a cruise such as a b2b in Austalia/New Zealand is an affordable vacation for us ...the tips are a part of our budget.
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we are going on a cruise in a couple of months for twenty five days. It is our longest cruise. Can anyone tell me what it's like to travel for that length of time please? I've been told it's too long and that I will get bored, what do you think.
Gwen
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All anybody can really say is : "maybe you will and maybe you won't!!" How can anybody here know an answer to your question. They can also say how THEY feel on long cruises -- I didn't use to get bored on long cruises with many sea days -- but now I do.

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