25 Things You Should Know About Cruise Ships Before You Depart.
#6. Sleeping on the job is not frowned upon when you work on a cruise ship all day and night.
A lot of cruise ships encourage their employees to take naps here and there in order to recharge and remain energetic throughout their shifts. So, they literally get paid to sleep, just not all the time.
#7. If the kitchen has too many leftovers, the staff and crew get to eat it.
One of the best perks of working on a cruise ship is that employees get to eat whatever food doesn’t leave the galley. But they can only eat it at the end of their shift or while they’re taking a lunch break.
#8. Cruise ship employees get to enjoy a lot of the same perks that passengers do.
You might see employees like busboys running around like chickens with their heads cut off while trying to please the needs of the passengers, but they enjoy the same amenities and activities for free.
#9. Cruise ships are like love boats and there are lots of romantic sparks on every deck.
Employees spend a lot of time together, and some even engage in romantic relationships. But they don’t tell passengers they’re dating or married to other employees out of fear they’ll get fewer tips for their services.
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#10. Cruise ship employees have no sense of time or even know what day it really is.
Most crew cabins don’t have a porthole. The staff also spend a lot of time in dining rooms and kitchens without a window in sight. So, many of them have no idea when the sun is up or down or whether it’s Monday or Tuesday.
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