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Hi, there was wondering if anyone can shed some light on what its like working on a cruise ship. Im 22 years old recently started looking into doing this and getting the ball rolling.

 

Do you bring your own knives when working on a cruiseship? do they supply them, if they do can you bring your own?

 

Do you decide on your section etc or are you given a "menial" position/outlet then made to work up?

 

Average wages of a CDP (£)?

 

Ive been told you need a medical exam, is this expensive/ any things one should know about it?

Is there anything you wish someone had told you before you started work on a ship? (Dont say dont!)

if anyone has any has any stories they want to share good or bad please do!

 

Thanks chaps!

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My experience was 16-18 hour work days, 30 days a month, then a week off. Pay not great, but room and board taken care of with no place to spend your money so easy to bank it... unless you lose it playing cards or dice, which is primary staff diversion during off times. Lots of different cultures and social mores to get accustomed to so that you don't step on toes, which can make your life unpleasant quickly if you do cross lines.

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dont do it. slavery. you have no recompensense.

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