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11 minutes ago, LXA350 said:

 

What do you mean, "who cares?!" Have some respect and apreciation for the hard work the crew members do for you, both the ones you see and most of them that you never see who work behind the scenes. It is known that RCCL probably has the best working conditions for the crews in the industry. This little benefit by giving staff members daily or almost daily 30 minutes of internet would be a highly appreciated perk to keep the staff happy, and when they are happy they perform even more above expectations which would make everyone benefit

They have my respect, AND they get a paycheck; beyond that I could care less what they pay for internet, what their stateroom looks like, or where they have happy hour (as long as it doesn’t interfere with what I PAID for). 

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10 minutes ago, time4u2go said:

I'm not doubting this, but I'm curious how you know this.  Where did you see this?  I'd be interested in reading more about it.

 

This is what I got told from various crew members from different departments over the years. Just talk to them and then you will get their feedback, nevertheless it remains a hard job but at least RCCL is the most human in the industry as it seems together with Disney

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On 9/9/2006 at 8:51 AM, yogimax said:

I was also wondering if some of the crew has better quarters - e.g. the skaters in the ice show are true professionals. Do they have better quarters than say the maintenance staff?

It depends on the line.  I know a performer who has done Carnival, Royal, and Norwegian (bouncing between the three full time).  He got better compensated on one line but was in a room on deck zero or zero zero.  It was horribly cramped although he didn't have to share he did have to suffer a short twin bed.  He was also treated as crew so had to wear his name tag when in public.  On others, he gets assigned whatever and he has been in really nice insides, ocean view, and once a balcony.  Some areas he can use as a "guest" while other areas for crew he can access.

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4 hours ago, tvo7 said:

Has anyone heard of a passenger hooking up with a crew?

This is strictly against the rules for crew, and can result in immediate dismissal.  On NCL, we had a Hotel Director who got fired just for spending too much time in a passenger's cabin, despite the fact that they were old family friends.  In the old days, it was more common for passengers and officers to mingle, and many an officer has married a former passenger.

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6 hours ago, LXA350 said:

 

 It is known that RCCL probably has the best working conditions for the crews in the industry. 

Ah, the all too familiar "it is known".  I've never seen much difference in crew quarters, or working conditions across the major lines.  They are all pretty similar.

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4 hours ago, tvo7 said:

Has anyone heard of a passenger hooking up with a crew?

Only if the crew member wants to be dismissed.

Edited by GUT2407

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On 5/24/2019 at 8:40 PM, time4u2go said:

The comment you responded to is from 13 years ago.

 

idk maybe he was replying to my recent question some days ago.

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5 hours ago, tvo7 said:

Has anyone heard of a passenger hooking up with a crew?

 

Is there a certain crew member you are interested in? 😉😈

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1 hour ago, HBE4 said:

 

Is there a certain crew member you are interested in? 😉😈

Well there are some hotties in the shows 🙂

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On 5/24/2019 at 4:39 AM, ayoojoviee said:

Anyone has an idea on what a Cabin would look like for an I.T Specialist onboard???

Are you asking about a specific position onboard, or just interested and are an IT specialist?  It makes a big difference.  If you know the position title, and what department you would be in, how many in the department, where in the department you fit, and all these details, the type of cabin might be determined better.  Having said that, even the best cabins for anyone below the top 7 or 8 officers/supervisors onboard will be smaller than the smallest passenger cabin onboard, and only supervisors will have a single cabin.

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9 hours ago, chengkp75 said:

Ah, the all too familiar "it is known".  I've never seen much difference in crew quarters, or working conditions across the major lines.  They are all pretty similar.

Well Mr Knows it all...It's very easy; If you spoke to 100+ crew members over the years and you always get to hear from them that RCCL provides the best working conditions together with the word Disney that was mentioned quite frequently as well it can be safely assumed that RCCL and Disney seem to provide th best working conditions at sea, mainly when it comes to lenght of contracts working hours. Accomodation is probably the same +- throughout all the cruise lines. (I think this can be said without making out of every post a case study which you seem to enjoy 😄 )

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40 minutes ago, LXA350 said:

Well Mr Knows it all...It's very easy; If you spoke to 100+ crew members over the years and you always get to hear from them that RCCL provides the best working conditions together with the word Disney that was mentioned quite frequently as well it can be safely assumed that RCCL and Disney seem to provide th best working conditions at sea, mainly when it comes to lenght of contracts working hours. Accomodation is probably the same +- throughout all the cruise lines. (I think this can be said without making out of every post a case study which you seem to enjoy 😄 )

 

Apparently only Royal crew has to put up with Painacles, though. I've read that is very strenuous. 😉

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2 hours ago, LXA350 said:

Well Mr Knows it all...It's very easy; If you spoke to 100+ crew members over the years and you always get to hear from them that RCCL provides the best working conditions together with the word Disney that was mentioned quite frequently as well it can be safely assumed that RCCL and Disney seem to provide th best working conditions at sea, mainly when it comes to lenght of contracts working hours. Accomodation is probably the same +- throughout all the cruise lines. (I think this can be said without making out of every post a case study which you seem to enjoy 😄 )

How many of those 100+ crew members have actually worked on multiple lines, to have actual experience with working conditions?  It's not a common practice in the industry to bounce from line to line.  As for working hours, that has become mandated by law for the maximum hours a day, and the minimum hours of rest and the periods of rest, so that is a moot point as all lines must meet the same requirements.  And I've worked with many crew who volunteer for 2 to 3 back to back (no vacation in between) 10 month contracts, and not with RCI or Disney.

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2 hours ago, LXA350 said:

Well Mr Knows it all...It's very easy; If you spoke to 100+ crew members over the years and you always get to hear from them that RCCL provides the best working conditions together with the word Disney that was mentioned quite frequently as well it can be safely assumed that RCCL and Disney seem to provide th best working conditions at sea, mainly when it comes to lenght of contracts working hours. Accomodation is probably the same +- throughout all the cruise lines. (I think this can be said without making out of every post a case study which you seem to enjoy 😄 )

I am very wary about information dissemination from the crew, there is always the possibility of extreme bias (see any gratuity policy statements issued by crew members)

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7 minutes ago, not-enough-cruising said:

I am very wary about information dissemination from the crew, there is always the possibility of extreme bias (see any gratuity policy statements issued by crew members)

The gratuity statements by the crew and always asking to get a 10 in the survey as anything below that is considered as underperforming is a different story. When you get to hear from them on what is going on on in the Carnival group it will not influence if and how much extra tips I would pay. Also without hearing such a statement from a crew member you would never see me on a Carnival ship 😄

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1 hour ago, LXA350 said:

The gratuity statements by the crew and always asking to get a 10 in the survey as anything below that is considered as underperforming is a different story. When you get to hear from them on what is going on on in the Carnival group it will not influence if and how much extra tips I would pay. Also without hearing such a statement from a crew member you would never see me on a Carnival ship 😄

So, never having been on a Carnival ship, you are relying on third hand reports from crew who may or may not have had any actual experience on Carnival ships, and whose stories may or may not be apocryphal.

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     They have their own bar and dance area. I had a friend who worked on MSC, last year I went and partied with all the staff. It was a blast. 

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On 9/13/2006 at 6:28 PM, ElvisandTracey said:

What happens in the crew's quarters, stays in the crew's quarters....:eek:

No....share them here, we're all waiting!!😎😎

Edited by johnjen

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2 hours ago, johnjen said:

No....share them here, we're all waiting!!😎😎

Waiting 13 years.

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chengkp75 IS "Mr. Know it All"  as far as I am concerned.  LOL  Anytime there is a technical and/or ship related question I wait for him to answer to get the scoop. 😀

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2 hours ago, chengkp75 said:

So, never having been on a Carnival ship, you are relying on third hand reports from crew who may or may not have had any actual experience on Carnival ships, and whose stories may or may not be apocryphal.

My point exactly, thank you for the affirmation 

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On 9/13/2006 at 3:08 PM, flyingandcruising said:

I would love to see pics if anyone has any.

YouTube has many videos of crew cabins. I just watched several.

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