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The Truth About Cruise Ships

Author : Jay Herring
ISBN : 0981843611
Genre : Humor
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Author's hurricane and flooding video aired on national television by ABC's Nightline to 3.9 million people. A finalist in the Global eBook Awards, this is a behind-the-scenes look at cruise ships in a way that's never been done before. Some of the stories are shocking, some are enlightening, but most are just laugh-out-loud entertaining. This tour behind those "Crew Only" doors will reveal: - How romance on a cruise ship is unlike anywhere else - The insane things passengers do - Why alcohol is mandatory at sea - How nude cruises compare to Christian cruises - A first hand account of damage from getting caught in a hurricane Jay Herring was an American senior officer and one of the few who had physical access to the entire ship. He worked with every department and every senior officer, including the captain. His wife worked in the casino, and combined they worked for Carnival Cruise Lines for 10 years and sailed on over 503 cruises. If you've ever wondered what happens below deck on a cruise ship, then get ready to laugh through an experience unlike any other! . . Chapter 1 How Easy Is Romance on a Cruise Ship? I had been onboard my first ship for five days when I went to the crew bar and met a woman from Trinidad and Tobago. She was a black woman and she was overweight, maybe even a little flabby, but such a sweetheart. I saw her the next night in the crew bar and she looked upset so I went over and sat down. "What's wrong?" I asked. "I just had an argument with the chief purser," she said with her Caribbean accent. "That's too bad." "Yes, I do not get along with the pursers on this ship very well," she said, starting to tear up a little. "I do not have many friends onboard." Although I liked her, I could understand why others might shy away. She had slow, almost voodoo-like mannerisms that bordered on creepy. But she was so easy to talk to and, like me, perfectly content to sit and talk one on one. "So do you have a girlfriend?" she asked, changing the subject. "No." "Have you been with anyone on the ship yet?" "Nope. It's actually been twelve years since I slept with someone." "Come on now." "It's true." I said, and then told her why (more on that later). "Hmm. That's fascinating. You know, I used to sleep with a skinny white guy from England on my last ship. You remind me of him." "Oh, yeah?" "He and I had lots of fun, and I never left him unsatisfied. I may not look it, but I'm actually a really good lover." "You don't say." "I've been with lots of men in my day. I'm forty-one, after all. And in my years, I've learned exactly what men like and how to please them. And now"-she took a sip of her drink-"and now all the men I sleep with are extremely satisfied." I had always imagined athletic girls-especially flexible athletic girls-to be the best lovers. But this lady from Trinidad had me rethinking that assumption. Maybe it was just another one of the after effects of abstinence, but those voodoo mannerisms were now bordering on sensual. "Would you like to have sex with me?" she asked, taking another sip of her drink. "We could go to my cabin right now." Woodrow. I couldn't believe how quickly the opportunity had presented itself. "I might be interested in that." "Might?" "Yeah." "But not right now?" "Yeah, not just yet." "Okay, well, you think about it and I'll call you later this week." She got up and left me at the table, alone with my thoughts. My cabin phone rang at 8:00 p.m. two days later. "Hi, it's me," she said. "How are you?" "I'm good. How are you?" I responded. "Good, good. Are you ready to do what we talked about the other night?" she asked, wasting no time on idle chit-chat...
Category: Humor

Get A Cruise Ship Job

Author : Neil Maxwell-Keys
ISBN : 9781609849627
Genre : Travel
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Get paid to travel to exotic places that few people ever get to see. Visit the Caribbean, Bahamas, America, Australia, Europe, Hawaii, Alaska, Africa, Canada, the Far East, the Pacific, the Mediterranean - even the Arctic! * Earn a great tax-free income! * Meet new people and make amazing friends of all nationalities! * Work in a luxurious and elegant 5-star environment! * Escape the "rat race" of home. And enjoy possibly the most amazing, satisfying and life-changing experience you ́ll ever have! My name is Neil Maxwell Keys, and in the next few minutes I ́d like to show you how you can quickly and easily land yourself a job on one of the worlds most luxurious cruise ships. Best of all, you can do this even if you have little or no experience in anything. A few years ago I tried hard to get a cruise ship job. It seemed the ideal way to save some money and travel the world while having some serious fun-in-the-sun! "Unfortunately I soon discovered that getting a job on a cruise ship is one of the hardest, most frustrating things you can do!" I scrambled night and day to find anything I could that would help me. But frustrating searches on the internet only turned-up ́dodgy ́ looking websites selling nothing but outdated addresses...phone numbers that didn ́t work... websites that no longer existed...and lots of false promises. And so-called agencies "guaranteed" me a job...but ONLY if I paid them a hefty fee! "I spent over $300 and wasted 12 months wandering around the Internet trying to get a job on a cruise ship. Don ́t make the same mistakes as me!" No one seemed to know anything. And nobody seemed to want to help without trying to take a big chunk of my hard-earned money. But it gets worse, much worse because I found that when I did manage to get through to the cruise lines...I ALWAYS got rejected! In fact I have a whole heap of rejection letters I could show you, that I received one after the other. Each time I got rejected, it crushed my feelings like a grape. Maybe this has happened to you too? You see, I knew that cruise lines hire 9,000 to 15,000 new staff PER YEAR just to keep up with all the new ships being launched. And yet I couldn ́t even get one lousy job! I concluded that this was a "closed" industry. And unless you knew anyone who already worked on a cruise ship and who was prepared to get you in...or you had a lot of money and were willing to pay big for it...then your chance of success was almost zero. I was about to give up on my dream when by complete accident... ...I discovered some startling 'secrets' about cruise ship jobs that anyone could use to get hired in the shortest time possible! The first time I applied these secrets the tables turned so dramatically it made my head spin. You see, now cruise line companies were calling ME with job offers - and I didn't know who to choose! Now, after several glorious years of working on some of the most desirable cruise ships in the world, I have traveled to many parts of South America, most of the islands of the Caribbean (my favorite being Barbados!) I have visited several islands of the Bahamas and much of Florida and the Keys, even Alaska. I made many great friends of all different nationalities and experienced tons of fantastic times and rare moments I ́ll treasure forever - and I got paid for it! And I can show YOU how to do all of this too - much quicker than it took me! You see,when I stopped working at sea I stayed in the industry as a cruise ship recruitment consultant. I worked for some of the most desirable cruise lines in the world, including: Carnival Cruise Lines, Royal Caribbean, Celebrity, NCL, Holland America, Cunard and many more! What's more, I am solely responsible for helping thousands of people just like you get the job of their dreams - working onboard a luxury cruise ship, traveling the world while having the time of their lives! Heck, I even got people cruise ship jobs on the most famous and glamorous vessel in the world... ...the legendary QE2! "I joined the QE2 today as an Assistant Waitress. I just wanted to say that it's thanks to you that I am sitting on this ship right now - ready to embark on the most exciting times of my entire life! Thanks again." Sarah Williams, United Kingdom Here are just a FEW more reasons why you might enjoy the cruise ship lifestyle... * FREE excursions that passengers pay hundreds of dollars to do! Including; helicopter rides over Alaskan glaciers, Swimming with dolphins, whale watching, rain forest & island safaris, hovercraft rides over the Everglades, exploring ancient and modern cities, party & drinking cruises, free passes to top tourist attractions, elephant safari rides and much, much more! (This is not hype. I have done thousands of dollars worth of free excursions!). * Parties galore! Cabin parties, deck parties, beach parties, crew-bar parties often with free food and drink. This is where the REAL fun happens! Boy, have I got some fond memories :-) * Dirt cheap drinks for crew members (as low as $1 for a cocktail!) * Your own "crew" bar. The best bar on the ship where you ́ll meet and make many great friends - even partners! * Get paid weekly in US dollars - CASH! (Nothing beats the feeling of being handed wads of crisp dollar bills at the end of each week!) * Zero expenses. Nothing. Zippo. Nadda. This means you get to keep ALL the money you earn - every cent! * Use of state-of-the-art facilities (Including, high-tech gymnasium with sauna, Jacuzzi ́s & steam rooms!) Not to mention the superb sports facilities which can be available to crew (volleyball, basketball, racquetball, outdoor and indoor pools and jogging track!) * Free room, board and more free food than you can eat! * Reduced travel rates even FREE cruises for family and friends to come out and visit you (trust me - they ́ll LOVE you forever for this one!) * Airfare paid to and from your ship! ...The benefits go on and on! Perhaps this sounds like a pipe dream to you? Maybe too good to be true? It really isn ́t, you know. This is exactly how thousands of other people are choosing to live their lives right now, as we speak. This is exactly the life that YOU too could be living! And get this. More than 130,000 people of all ages, nationalities and backgrounds are employed in this industry. People who ́ve quit the rat-race of home and are enjoying incredible life experiences, earning good money with none of the hassle of normal everyday living. No bills to pay, no cooking, no cleaning and no commitments (other than their job, of course!) What's more, they've discovered that it's a great way to travel the world for several months at a time - without the hassle, expense and danger of doing it alone. "Why shouldn't YOU be the one having fun in the sun?" Best of all, the good news is that there ́s absolutely nothing stopping you from joining them. No barriers at all. This is an industry where age, sex or race is NOT an obstacle. There is zero prejudice towards any particular groups of people. Whether you ́re male, female, young, old, black, white, Asian, gay, straight. You ́ll have exactly the same opportunities as the next person. Indeed, my first ship had 72 different nationalities working onboard - this is what makes it so unique, special and exciting! So there ́s plenty of opportunity - if you know what to do and how to go about it. "Just a short note to let you know things are going great and I have adapted well to the ship life. So far it has been an excellent and worthwhile experience - getting to see and explore so many different places, but also interacting with so many different cultures that work onboard is great. Thanks once again for all your help." Ann-Marie McInaw, Ireland If what you ́ve read so far doesn ́t get your juices flowing... If you don ́t feel a buzz of excitement building within you... if your mouth isn ́t watering at the prospect of experiencing this superb lifestyle... then maybe you should look elsewhere? I honestly don ́t think this is for you. On the other hand... If you ́re the type of person that aspires to a bit more in life...if you want travel, adventure and romance! And you want to meet people and make friends from all around the world...if you want to visit unique, exotic islands that few people ever get to see and enjoy amazing life experiences... ...and you're someone who wants something to tell the kids when they ́re older. And stories to make your friends at home jealous while they ́re stuck in their boring, tedious routines...but most importantly - you ́re someone who is prepared to work hard and play hard... Then this is definitely for you and you ́ll never regret it! Fact is, although there are 130,000 people working on cruise ships right now...it ́s one of the hardest industry's to get into...so unless you have access to the RIGHT information and know how to use it correctly - you ́re going to struggle. "Imagine if you had someone who REALLY knows what they ́re doing to guide you!" For the first time ever I've blown-open my personal vault. I ́ve left nothing to chance. I ́ve poured every possible little detail, all of my closely-guarded secrets...I ́ve scraped together all of my direct contacts...all of my little-known tricks, tips and previously un-disclosed information - into one complete never-seen-before package... It ́s called... Get a Cruise Ship Job! How to Get Paid to Travel the World Having the Best Time of Your Life! The International Best-Seller by Neil Maxwell Keys I wanted to put together something so detailed and yet so remarkably simple to follow that anybody could pick up and follow the quick and easy step-by-step instructions. Doing so could very easily land you a job on a cruise ship. If you ́re prepared to follow a few little simple instructions. Then you'll be given the specific information on what you need to do, who you need to talk to and how you should proceed. You're going to be presented with inside information you simply won ́t find anywhere else. "Your Book is Absolutely Priceless!" "I'm writing to tell you that your book is absolutely priceless!!!!!!!! Guess what?? I've got my dream job on a cruise liner!!!!!!!!!!!!! It only took four weeks from the time I dropped off my resume to get an interview! Neil I have only you to thank for your invaluable book!! I am so grateful to you and will recommend your book to whoever wants it. Once again many many thanks for everything!!" Crissi Proestos, Cyprus "The hard work has been done for you!" It means an end to the frustrating searches. No more time wasting. No more getting ripped-off by unscrupulous agencies and so-called online "resume distribution" services. No more mailing resumes to out-of-date addresses (there ́s a lot of free but POOR information out there!) Imagine the days, even weeks or months you ́ll save. This package contains everything you ́ll ever need. You ́ll have a shortcut to the people who do the hiring. And within a few short months you should be working in the job of your dreams. Living it up and having some serious fun in the sun! That ́s our promise. "I just got hired to work for Holland America!" "Thanks soooo much for your Get a Cruise Ship Job package. I just got hired to work for Holland America and I am really excited! Thanks so much again!!!" Amy Allara, South Africa Here ́s a taster of some of the secrets you will discover from this remarkable package... * How to get a cruise ship job even if you have little or no experience in anything! (page 65). * The quick and easy 10-step action plan for cruise ship success - start it today...it'll have you moving toward your dream job faster than ever! (page 108). * The absolute best time of the year to apply for a cruise ship job (and when you definitely shouldn ́t!) (page 114). * The number 1 mistake applicants make that ensures their resume NEVER gets read! (page 109). * The TRUTH about cruise line "employment agency ́s" - and how to use them CORRECTLY! (page 107). cruise line employee image. * The little-known blockbuster technique that will boost your chances of getting a job by 247%! (page 110). * An inside "crew members review" of 25 of the world ́s top cruise lines. Knowing what the company is like before you work for them is VERY important (page 118). * Two critical "words" that you absolutely must understand before applying. And why not knowing them could spell disaster before you even get started! (page 17). * An insiders list of which positions you should definitely NOT apply for. Don ́t learn this the hard way! (page 70). * One "secret" to know BEFORE you apply that will almost guarantee you work the MINIMUM hours possible. And get more free time than you ́ll know what to do with! (page 58). * The true-story of the crew member who had 7 marriage proposals during his first 6-month contract. And it wasn ́t because of his looks and no he wasn ́t the captain! It was the "special" job he did! (page 79). * One almost magic way of getting a cruise ship job that NEVER fails! (page 112). * Complete in-depth review of over 180 cruise jobs with accurate descriptions, duties, benefits, requirements and typical salaries. * Real-life in-depth case study ́s written by crew members (discover what it ́s really like straight from the horses mouth!). Plus, along with all of this... ...you ́ll receive my own jealously guarded directory of the most bang-up-to-date, comprehensive and painstakingly put together direct contact information you ́ll ever come across. It ́s called... "The A-Z Guide to the World ́s Hiring Cruise Lines Companies, Concessionaires & Staffing Agents!" Here ́s what you ́ll also get... * DIRECT contacts to the EXACT people who do the hiring. This is for every major and minor cruise line, concessionaire and staffing agent! (The only way to be successful is by contacting the RIGHT people for the right job) * DIRECT but little-known ́live ́ website links. Simply "point and click" on these links and you ́ll be taken directly to the "recruitment page" of major cruise lines (these pages are often kept deliberately hidden from the general public - for fear of being swamped by applicants!) * DIRECT email addresses of those who hire (and what you should NEVER put in your email!) * DIRECT postal addresses of the companies you need (and what the BEST days are to post your resume!) * DIRECT office phone and fax numbers and the CORRECT way to use them (phoning cruise lines directly can seriously damage your chances of success - unless you know this inside strategy!) * Insider's report on the top Cruise Lines: their customers, where they travel and whether they hire for your type of job. * Important new information on tons of large and small cruise line companies and a typical job listing for each Cruise Line. * New ship buildings through the year 2006 and beyond. * Essential facts about each ship - crucial information that you ́ll need before making your final decision. We even reveal the types of passengers you ́ll be dealing with. Want to get going now? Get the Report - Click here!! You see, this is more than just another "how to" book...it ́s more than just a list of addresses and job descriptions... ...it ́s a powerful cruise ship employment package. Jam-packed full of the very latest, inside information, expert advice and little-known secrets that will put you way ahead of the crowd. "You'll have the hard facts no other book dare tell you!" You probably realize already that this is no ordinary washed-down, sugar-coated book. I tell it like it is - no bull! A candid, honest and often humorous insight of what it ́s REALLY like to live and work onboard a cruise ship - warts and all! You ́ll discover the downsides as well as the fabulous upsides. And I think that ́s important. "I have been offered a hairstylist position with The Radisson Seven Seas Cruises." "I'm happy to report that I have been offered a hairstylist position with The Radisson Seven Seas Cruises. I cannot thank you enough it is all thanks to your book and the fantastic information you shared, so thanks again." Deanna May, Canada Look, I can ́t guarantee you a job on a luxury cruise ship (and neither can anybody else for that matter - except the cruise lines!) But by using my unique information, inside contacts and practical advice you ́ll give yourself the very best chance of success. What chance do you have without this information? What ́s more, it ́s written by someone who has worked at the very forefront of this industry. You will be taken by the hand and guided to one of the most exciting, rewarding careers and life experiences you can ever have. Grab your copy of our brand new package Get a Cruise Ship Job: How to Get Paid to Travel the World Having the Best Time of Your Life! Then read it. And put it to work...try out some of the tips, tricks and techniques we ́ll reveal to you - and watch the cruise line job offers roll in. This package gives you everything you ever need to get a job on a cruise ship. You could easily waste 12 months wandering around the internet trying to find this information yourself. "A Bargain at Twice the Price!" "Just dropping you a line to thank you for this book. I ́ve been thinking about working on ships for some time and have really been struggling to find the information I need to make it happen. "I don ́t think could have dreamed of anything as helpful as your book!!!! All my questions were answered and I had a giggle at the same time. It would be a bargain at twice the price. "I am feeling more positive than ever that this something I really want to do, and it ́s all down to you!! Thank you!!" Adrienne Woods, London What's more, because this is a "digital book" it means that we can keep this information bang-up-to-date. You ́ll never have to worry about out-dated addresses, wrong emails and non-existent websites again! What ́s more, you could be applying for your dream job within minutes of downloading this package - directly through the ́live ́ links I reveal! You could never do this with a printed version. We are anticipating an incredible demand for our "Get a Cruise Ship Job" package, the price will be rising very shortly to more accurately reflect the true value of this product. So don't delay, act now while you can still pick up this exceptional package, while this price is still good! As I ́m writing this, we ́re in the middle of the largest economic upswing since the 1990 ́s. And there are 42 new ships being planned for the next five years alone. As a result the world ́s biggest cruise lines are gearing-up their recruiting massively. Luckily for you, there ́s never been a better time to jump aboard! Let me boil it down...in less than 5 minutes you could have, in your own two hands, a complete step-by-step guide crammed-full of the most practical essential information ever assembled on getting a job on a luxury cruise liner. Why don ́t you make an important decision and order your copy of 'Get a Cruise Ship Job!' TODAY? Because it contains everything you'll ever need to get a job working on the most luxurious cruise ships in the world - faster than ever. We look forward to hearing from you and helping you get paid to travel the world... having the best time of your life!
Category: Travel

Cruise Ship Tourism

Author : Ross Kingston Dowling
ISBN : 9781845930493
Genre : Cruise lines
File Size : 38.47 MB
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This book explores the theory, issues, impacts and management considerations surrounding the growing industry of cruise tourism. It begins by giving an overview of the cruise industry, followed by chapters focusing on the increasing demand for cruising.
Category: Cruise lines

Complete Guide To Cruising And Cruise Ships 2002

Author : Douglas Ward
ISBN : 283157840X
Genre : Cruise ships
File Size : 22.49 MB
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This recognized bible of the cruise industry is a one-stop source for both veteran and novice cruise-goers, packed with everything they need to know to plan the perfect trip. Internationally celebrated cruise expert Douglas Ward -- president of the Maritime Evaluations Group and veteran of more than 800 cruises -- offers descriptions, information, and recommendations for every imaginable type of ship. Updated annually, the Berlitz Complete Guide to Cruising & Cruise Ships 2001 features reviews of 260 ships -- including more than a dozen new to this edition -- and cruise lines; fully updated ship ratings; and facts on giant full-service cruise ships; tall ships with windsails, and specialty cruises, such as coastal river, barge, and nature cruises. Must-know details, from the number of dining facilities to cabin amenities, are presented through comments and easy-to-use charts. This comprehensive guide -- complete with a sample cruise-ship menu and sample cabin diagrams -- also includes expertadvice for all ages and interests, with special sections for singles, families, and the physically challenged. Practical information on how to choose a ship, how to book a trip, and what to know before going makes planning the perfect cruise a breeze.
Category: Cruise ships

Australian Cruise Ships

Author : Peter Plowman
ISBN : 9781877058509
Genre : History
File Size : 35.73 MB
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During the past thirty years cruising has become a popular form of holiday for an increasing number of Australians. The first cruise from Australia was operated by the P&O liner Strathaird, which departed Sydney on 23 December 1932 for five nights to Brisbane and Norfolk Island. Up to 1939 P & O and Orient Line vessels operated occasional cruises between line voyages from Britain, but these ceased in 1939. It was not until the mid-1950s that cruises began operating again, but these were still on a very occasional basis, again on P & O and Orient Line vessels engaged in the regular trade between Britain and Australia. During the 1960s other shipping companies also began operating occasional cruises, but there were no ships assigned to the cruise trade on a regular basis. Things began to change in the early 1970s, when the advent of the Boeing 747 transformed international travel. Instead of spending four weeks or more at sea, Australians could now fly to Britain and Europe in one day, and this spelled doom for the long-haul passenger liner. Many of these vessel ended up in the scrap yard, but some were refitted to full time cruise ships, and thus began the cruise boom. The first liners to be engaged in full time cruising from Australia were all converted, having been built for other trades. For many thousands of Australians, these ships introduced them to the delights of cruising, and the number of Australians making a cruise has steadily increased over the past three decades. This book provides details of many of the ships that cruised out of Australian ports from the early 1970s up to 2000, and all the cruise liners to have been seen in local waters since 2001, as well as a look ahead to the liners scheduled to come here later in 2007 and into 2008. It is my hope that turning the pages of this book will bring back many happy memories to cruise travellers, and hopefully inspire those who have not yet ventured out to sea to make the plunge and discover the joy of cruising. The ships are listed in the order in which they entered the local cruise market. As the pages proceed it will be noted that over the years the size of the liners seen in Australia has steadily increased. In the early days cruise liners were usually no more than 25,000 gross tons, but in the summer of 2002 we welcomed the first liner to exceed 100,000 gross tons. In February 2007 the second largest passenger liner ever built, Queen Mary 2, will make a visit to our shores. For the summer of 2007-08, the Australian cruise trade will be serviced by three liners exceeding 70,000 gross tons, something that would have been thought impossible even five years ago. This book includes 110 liners that have operated cruises in Australia waters over the past 35 years. The text gives full details, including important dates, types of accommodation, interesting facts and general information, on every ship. There is also a colour picture on every page, none of which have been published previously as they are all taken by the author or his friends in the shipping fraternity.
Category: History

Berlitz 2000 Complete Guide To Cruising And Cruise Ships

Author : Douglas Ward
ISBN : 283157207X
Genre : Cruise ships
File Size : 23.1 MB
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This recognized bible of the cruise industry is a one-stop source for both veteran and novice cruise-goers, packed with everything they need to know to plan the perfect trip. Internationally celebrated cruise expert Douglas Ward -- president of the Maritime Evaluations Group and veteran of more than 800 cruises -- offers descriptions, information, and recommendations for every imaginable type of ship. Updated annually, the Berlitz Complete Guide to Cruising & Cruise Ships 2001 features reviews of 260 ships -- including more than a dozen new to this edition -- and cruise lines; fully updated ship ratings; and facts on giant full-service cruise ships, tall ships with windsails, and specialty cruises, such as coastal river, barge, and nature cruises. Must-know details, from the number of dining facilities to cabin amenities, are presented through comments and easy-to-use chaffs. This comprehensive guide -- complete with a sample cruise-ship menu and sample cabin diagrams -- also includes expertadvice for all ages and interests, with special sections for singles, families, and the physically challenged. Practical information on how to choose a ship, how to book a trip, and what to know before going makes planning the perfect cruise a breeze. With more than 275,000 copies sold since its first publication in 1986, it is no wonder that the Berlitz Complete Guide to Cruising & Cruise Ships is hailed as the definitive cruising guide by the cruise industry and travelers alike.
Category: Cruise ships

Work Life Balance Among Cruise Ship Crews

Author : Christoph Sch„del
ISBN : 9783842862395
Genre : Cruise ships
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The concepts of work-life balance are a popular and in nowadays one of the most extensively discussed areas in organizational management as a consequence of its association with individual benefits, e.g. prevent burn-out, and organizational costs. The core aim of this study is to examine the impact of the unique working and living environment of cruise ships towards the physical and emotional exhaustion of their crews. In order to explain these, the study investigates traditional theories of Maslow and Herzberg, considers real life experiences of current and former crew members and takes a look on the most common statements of work-life balance. Although a lot of research work has been done in this field there seems to be a need to extend those to seafarers. In this paper a quantitative research approach has been used to expose knowledge about which factors influence, and to what extent they influence seafarers' well-being in terms of the balance between work and life. 171 current and former crew members participated at an online questionnaire and four additional interviews have been conducted. Significant results were found throughout the study and its results indicated that even though some recreation facilities regulated by ILO, and provided by the cruise companies do already exist, there is a high need to continue developing practices to positively influence the relief of stress in order to ensure a balanced relationship between work and life at sea.
Category: Cruise ships

Not Welcome On Board

Author : Alberto Gaitan
ISBN : 1973415364
Genre : Travel
File Size : 48.20 MB
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The behind of the scene about working on Cruise ships. A real story where you will get surprised about how is living onboard, the violation of labor rights, humiliation and lack of consideration of their employees. What companies does to comply with guests while exploited crewmembers. Are you a guest or a number? The truth is in this book.
Category: Travel

Cruise Ships

Author : Peter C. Smith
ISBN : 9781848842182
Genre : History
File Size : 82.94 MB
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The stunning elegance and luxurious interiors of today's vast fleet of cruise liners remains unrecorded in all but holiday brochures. This book gives a complete overview of the cream of these ships, today's queens of the sea. Each liner is illustrated and described with color illustrations of external and interior views. Details of the design, building and service history of each vessel are provided with vital statistics of the ship and its facilities. Among the ships included are Cunard's Queen Victoria and Queen Mary 2, the big new Princess Line liners - Ruby, Grand Sea and Celebrity Eclipse, the two Ocean Village ships and the largest of the P&O liners Ventura, Oceana, Arcadia, Aurora and Artemis. This is a book of reference for maritime enthusiasts, would-be holiday cruisers and those who have been passengers.
Category: History