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I am just curious if anyone has ever seen any of the crews areas. I've heard they are terribly cramped. Please fill us in on how you did it and what you saw. I am very curious as to what it's like on the bottom floors of the boat and if RCCL treats their crew any better than the other major cruiselines. Those people have such difficult lives, I don't know how they do it (and with a smile.......)No, but I've seen pictures. The rooms seem similar to a college dorm setup. I know that they do have their own exercise room and sunbathing area, and Internet service for the crew is much cheaper.
In many cases the entertainers vary from the waitstaff and others in that they have free run of the ship when they are not entertaining whereas the waitstaff my not rub elbows with the passengers and it's strictly forbidden for passengers to go into the crews quarters.Heidi is quite correct that passengers are not allowed in crews quarters. I have been in the captains quarters, chief engineers quarters and some of the senior officers quarters, but not crew quarters such as our room attendant.
In many cases the entertainers vary from the waitstaff and others in that they have free run of the ship when they are not entertaining whereas the waitstaff my not rub elbows with the passengers and it's strictly forbidden for passengers to go into the crews quarters.Heidi is right about that! 1 1/2 years ago we took our grandsons on the Miracle. DH was taking a nap and the boys were in the gym (they are both over 18 years old so I didn't have to watch them). I was bored and wandering the ship. I went through a small door and down a few steps, and I was in a long hallway that had lime green linoleum flooring. I was afraid because I had no idea where I was. A young crew member asked me how I got here. I said, "that's what I'd like to know"...I don't know how to get back to my cabin. He was not at all happy with me, but he politely escorted me all the way back until I knew where I was and I took it from there. EGADS!
This is why you should give CASH to the crew for tips, and not some trinket from your hometown!!!! They don't need more junk to store in what is really a walk-in closet with beds!!!!!Well said.