Behind-The-Scenes Secrets Of Cruise Ship Workers

There are few people who would say they aren’t interested in traveling the world while simultaneously being given free housing and free food, right? That’s why many people – particularly younger – are opting for jobs on cruise ships! You get to live with your friends, travel the world, you don’t pay for rent or food and really any ‘daily’ expenses.

But while you’re chowing down on that all-you-can-eat midnight shrimp buffet, who do you think puts those mints on your pillow? There’s a lot more to being a cruise ship staff member than you realize.

Considering A Career On A Cruise Ship

staff of Queen Elizabeth II Cunard Cruise Liner in OCtober 2010
Photo Credit: Arthur Edwards – WPA Pool/Getty Images
Photo Credit: Arthur Edwards – WPA Pool/Getty Images

Working in the hospitality and tourism industry is no easy feat. When people are going on vacation, they want it to be perfect, and cruise lines are expected to deliver that perfect experience. There’s a lot of behind-the-scenes requirements that crew have to adhere to in order to make the ship run smoothly.

If you think the cruise ship industry is right for your next job, check out some of the rules you’ll have to follow before you click ‘send’ on that application.