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Sorry about the random post but...does anyone know how much Royal Caribbean captains make? I'm sure they make a pretty penny, even though we all don't think they should be so well payed while the boat is rocking uncontrollably...haha
lets not forget "free" room and board while on the ship. I am sure the captain has an apartment like suite...
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I doubt very highly that a "cruise ship captain" makes more that 150k. He might be responsible for the lives of the people, but we are not talking about the most dangerous places in the world. It is the people that get paid less that create the navigation plans, run the engines, steer the ship. The captain is basically a button pusher. However, being in a position that requires you to make decisions that affect many people is difficult. But is the captains are really paid over 200k, then no wonder why cruises are so expensive. Start paying the people that actually do the things that make a difference on a cruise more money...the room steward...waiters...engineers...then you might see a difference in quality. There is no logical reason, in the "life" of a cruiser, to have the captain make more money. Especially the captain of Explorer of the seas during july 2005.
I've no idea what the captain makes but quite aside from all the passenger aspects I'd see his role as general manager of 1000 people (approximate employees on ship) I wouldnt mind guessing that a lot of his time is taken in employee disputes and managing the team. Unlike those of us that have these managerial responsibilities he'll also be held ultimately accountable for navigational errors etc and no doubt a whole host of things which we'd never even consider................ After all that he is going to be instantly recognised where ever he goes on the ship and expected to smile say hello and be generally harangued by us passengers......
So I agree whatever he is paid its more than worth it, I for one could never do it even if I had the skills I could never be polite to everyone all the time
I've no idea what the captain makes but quite aside from all the passenger aspects I'd see his role as general manager of 1000 people (approximate employees on ship) I wouldnt mind guessing that a lot of his time is taken in employee disputes and managing the team.
Nope The captain is only in charge of the ship. The crew is managed by the officer right under the captain in the chain of command. I forgot what the title of this position is. It's First ____________.