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1 hour ago, ROYAL CARIBBEAN DUDE said:

 

I had this an idea, but there are so many travel bloggers/vloggers already exploring these places.

 

I don't want to make videos that have already been done before.

 

I think the reason why my vlogs are quite good, is because I'm the first crew member to actually vlog my life onboard the ship.

Life onboard is still an awesome idea. 

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3 hours ago, ROYAL CARIBBEAN DUDE said:

 

I had this an idea, but there are so many travel bloggers/vloggers already exploring these places.

 

I don't want to make videos that have already been done before.

 

I think the reason why my vlogs are quite good, is because I'm the first crew member to actually vlog my life onboard the ship.

Something to consider regarding port of call vlogs - you're not really a tourist (because of how often you go to a port) and not a resident.  If you do these, you could do them from the point of view of "this is what a cruise ship employee likes to do at a port".  

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4 hours ago, ROYAL CARIBBEAN DUDE said:

 

I had this an idea, but there are so many travel bloggers/vloggers already exploring these places.

 

I don't want to make videos that have already been done before.

 

I think the reason why my vlogs are quite good, is because I'm the first crew member to actually vlog my life onboard the ship.

Yes I can understand this.  I guess what I meant was where is a good grocery store,  or what do you buy that you can't receive on the ship. Where are good places for treats that are specific to that port. Whatever you come up with,  I love watching.  Its fascinating to see how you live. 

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4 hours ago, ROYAL CARIBBEAN DUDE said:

 

I had this an idea, but there are so many travel bloggers/vloggers already exploring these places.

 

I don't want to make videos that have already been done before.

 

I think the reason why my vlogs are quite good, is because I'm the first crew member to actually vlog my life onboard the ship.

Yes I can understand this.  I guess what I meant was where is a good grocery store,  or what do you buy that you can't receive on the ship. Where are good places for treats that are specific to that port. Whatever you come up with,  I love watching.  Its fascinating to see how you live. 

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On 9/16/2019 at 10:12 AM, ROYAL CARIBBEAN DUDE said:

ANNOUNCEMENT!

 

I just wanted say thank you to everyone who has been watching my vlogs! I just hit 200 subscribers, and the channel is growing everyday! I had no idea there was going to be such a strong interest into the life of a crew member, and engaging with you guys has inspired me to make more content!

 

One day, I hope to make vlogs for Royal Caribbean full time!

 

I have a whole bunch of new videos to post, but as you can imagine, finding the time to edit and finding strong wi-if to post is quite difficult for me. I've just finished editing my Christmas vlog from Independence last year, so make sure to subscribe and look out for that!

 

Also, let me know if there's something you want to see me show/talk about. I need more video ideas.

 

This community is fantastic, and meeting you guys when you come onboard actually makes my day better! You're all so nice.

 

Thank you once again, and stay tuned for more content coming soon!

More behind the scenes stuff that us as guess don't have access to would be great!

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On 9/18/2019 at 7:36 PM, mattR said:

More behind the scenes stuff that us as guess don't have access to would be great!

 

I wanted to show more crew areas of the ship, but I don't think I'm actually allowed to. This could actually result in me losing my job.

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On 9/18/2019 at 5:10 PM, Priszm said:

Something to consider regarding port of call vlogs - you're not really a tourist (because of how often you go to a port) and not a resident.  If you do these, you could do them from the point of view of "this is what a cruise ship employee likes to do at a port".  

 

I just made a note of this idea. Thanks. I'm currently putting together my video of Coco Cay!

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video of what and where exactly the Walmart shuttle pick up is would be nice. We had a hard time finding it in Ketchikan. Needed to get to Walmart and had to ask 3 times where to find the free Walmart shuttle stop.

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1 hour ago, ROYAL CARIBBEAN DUDE said:

 

I wanted to show more crew areas of the ship, but I don't think I'm actually allowed to. This could actually result in me losing my job.

Typically you can get permission from the Staff Captain, and anyone you video needs to agree to it.

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3 hours ago, wolfcathorse said:

video of what and where exactly the Walmart shuttle pick up is would be nice. We had a hard time finding it in Ketchikan. Needed to get to Walmart and had to ask 3 times where to find the free Walmart shuttle stop.

 

Are you inquiring about Nassau?

That's pretty much the only place Mariner goes.

Pretty sure the transport to Merrit Island WalMart has a charge. I see folks boarding it with tickets in hand.

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Hey "Royal Caribbean Dude"! I look forward to seeing your new posts here. This thread is a cool idea 😄 My husband and I are old crew members from RCCL, and Mariner was one of my contracts (way back in 2004ish). I worked Guest Relations and my husband was stage staff (different ship, we weren't married then). 

 

I always joked, if the passengers knew HALF the stuff that would go on behind the scenes, they'd be shocked. hahaha. You're keeping it clean..... NICE!

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2 hours ago, CruisinCampbells said:

You're keeping it clean..... NICE!

Well, there was that guy on the beach on his way to having an interesting sunburn... 😁

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It would be nice if you would post the link to your vlog a few times in this post so people can jump over there.

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On 9/20/2019 at 3:19 PM, John&LaLa said:

 

Are you inquiring about Nassau?

That's pretty much the only place Mariner goes.

Pretty sure the transport to Merrit Island WalMart has a charge. I see folks boarding it with tickets in hand.

 

Yes, it's the one in Merrit Island. We have a crew shuttle that takes us for free.

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6 minutes ago, ROYAL CARIBBEAN DUDE said:

 

Yes, it's the one in Merrit Island. We have a crew shuttle that takes us for free.

 

That shuttle plus crew discounts were some of the reasons that crew badges for guests was discontinued. 

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Just posted my new video!

 

This was Christmas last year on Independence! Now this vlog was originally a lot longer, but I cut out all the footage I had from our Christmas crew party....just to be safe, and not get into trouble. Anyhow, let me know what you think!

 

AND, please subscribe to the channel if you haven't already! Will hopefully get round to posting my New Years video soon!

 

 

Edited by ROYAL CARIBBEAN DUDE

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3 minutes ago, at37000ft said:

Does the cabin number and passenger photo pop up when charging something in the stores or bars ? 

 

Yes, if the right POS terminal is being used.

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Chris, I'm not sure if this is a question you're authorized to answer but I'll ask anyway.  I think a few days ago your ship had a medical disembarkation in Fort Lauderdale.  Did you need to do an emergency closing of the casino, and for how long?

 

Roy

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Thank you for posting the video, Chris. It was nice to hear the singing!  I'll be on Explorer until Dec. 22 and am looking forward to seeing the decorating.

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On 9/25/2019 at 10:39 AM, ROYAL CARIBBEAN DUDE said:

 

Yes, it's the one in Merrit Island. We have a crew shuttle that takes us for free.

 

Yay.  I grew up on Merritt Island.  🙂  It's changed a lot in recent years.  Not doing so well lately.

 

Edited by mk-ultra

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On 9/25/2019 at 2:36 PM, at37000ft said:

Does the cabin number and passenger photo pop up when charging something in the stores or bars ? 

 

Not your cabin number. Sometimes your photo. Your folio number shows up on our screens.

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On 9/25/2019 at 2:47 PM, rafinmd said:

Chris, I'm not sure if this is a question you're authorized to answer but I'll ask anyway.  I think a few days ago your ship had a medical disembarkation in Fort Lauderdale.  Did you need to do an emergency closing of the casino, and for how long?

 

Roy

 

Yes, we stopped on Fort Lauderdale for 1 hour for a medical disembark. Services on the ship closed for 1 hour, so it didn't really make any difference to the cruise.

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