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Interviews with REAL Crew Members!

In this extensive crew member interviews department you'll get the inside scoop from REAL crew members who reveal what it's really like to live and work on cruise ships.

 

By reading, watching or listening to these exclusive interviews, you will discover exactly how each crew member secured their cruise ship jobs, the specific steps they took to get hired and how you can use this inside information to follow in their footsteps.

In these interviews we grill them to find out the info you really need to know, including the questions they were asked at interviews (and tips for passing with flying colors), what their jobs really involved (the stuff you won't read in any job description!) - and we've prised out lot's of vital, golden nuggets of information you simply won't find anywhere else!

All the people interviewed here are experienced crewmembers of different nationalities who have been employed by a variety of cruise line companies, across a wide range of positions and departments onboard.

You can also discover more insider information about particular positions on board by visiting our Cruise Ship Job Descriptions and Feature Articles departments.

Interview with a Cruise Ship Waiter
Renee Ruggero
Interview with a Cruise Ship Waiter In this interview with a cruise ship waiter, we hear from a crew member who works for NCL America on the Pride of America. You'll learn some inside tips on how he passed his interview as well as find out what life on board is really like. . . . keep reading
Video Interviews with Beauty & Fitness Cruise Ship Staff
Video Interviews with Beauty & Fitness Cruise Ship Staff Watch these online video interviews with cruise ship staff who work in various positions in the on board Beauty Spa & Fitness departments. Find out more about their jobs, day to day duties and hear what they really think to living and working onboard . . . keep reading
Interview with Cruise Ship Destination Lecturer
Renee Ruggero
Interested in becoming a destination speaker on a cruise ship. Find out more in this information interview with Cathy Eck who has worked with Royal Caribbean since July, 2009. . . . keep reading
Interview with a Cruise Ship Art Director
Interview with a Cruise Ship Art Director In this 3-part interview with a Cruise Ship Art Director, Michael from the USA reveals exactly how he got his job working on Holland America Line cruise ships, despite having no prior Art experience or training. Michael gives a detailed and honest insight into this position and life on board. A must-read interview . . . keep reading
Interview with Cruise Ship Bartender
Renee Ruggero
Interview with Cruise Ship Bartender In this interview with a cruise ship bartender, we hear from a crewmember who works for Princess Cruises. You'll find out how she got her job and what it takes to be a cruise ship bartender... . . . keep reading
Interview with a Cruise Ship Dancer/Adagio (Production)
Interview with a Cruise Ship Dancer/Adagio (Production) In this interview with a cruise ship dancer, you'll discover some great tips for getting hired as a Dancer on a cruise ship. You'll also get a refreshingly honest assessment of what it really takes to be a success on board in this department . . . keep reading
Interview with a Gift Shop Assistant on a Cruise Ship
Interview with a Gift Shop Assistant on a Cruise Ship In this interview with a gift shop assistant we hear from a crewmember who has worked in the shops on ships owned by P&O Cruises and Royal Caribbean Cruises. You'll discover how she got hired, what it's really like on board as a "shoppie" and why working on a cruise ship is the best job in the world . . . keep reading
Interview with Disney Cruise Staff
Interview with Disney Cruise Staff In this interview a Cruise Staff member working for Disney Cruise Line tells us how he landed his position and gives us a detailed insight into life on board. He also reveals some inside tips for passing the Disney interview and how to succeed on board . . . keep reading
Interview with a Cruise Ship Shop Assistant
Interview with a Cruise Ship Shop Assistant In our latest interview, we reveal the labor-intensive world of a cruise ship shop assistant. Lot Quibranza from the Philippines gives a very candid account of his first job with the Harding Bros (one year without a break). He leaves no stone unturned as he gives accounts of the good, the bad and ugly . . . keep reading
Interview With a Holland America Travel Guide
Interview With a Holland America Travel Guide In this interview, you will find out the life of a Tour Guide on board one of Holland America's cruise ships - Lance Schuler spills the beans on both the good and bad parts of his job, the company, his colleagues and a whole lot more... . . . keep reading
Interview with a Cruise Ship SeaMiles Representative
Interview with a Cruise Ship SeaMiles Representative Have you ever considered a sales job on board a cruise line? What is it like? Would you be successful at it? Miklos Pamer, a former SeaMiles representative with Carnival Cruise Lines gives fantastic insight into the pros and cons of an on board sales position. . . . keep reading
Interview With a Cruise Ship Photographer
Interview With a Cruise Ship Photographer In this interview Mark Lawless, an ex cruise ship photographer, tells us why and how he got a position as a cruise ship photographer, the high points and pitfalls of the job, he offers great advice on various aspects of the job, and what it is really like working on board a cruise line in this capacity. . . . keep reading
Interview with a Cruise Consultant
Interview with a Cruise Consultant In this interview we talk to a former crew member who has spent many years working for both Costa Cruise Line and Norwegian Cruise line, both in the Front Desk and Cruise Consultant departments. This interview gives you some honest, no nonsense insight into both the positions she held and the cruise lines she worked for . . . keep reading
Interview with a Cruise Ship Purser
Interview with a Cruise Ship Purser In this interview we talk to a former crew member who spent 16 years working for Carnival Cruise Lines in three different departments; Purser, Assistant Shore Excursion Manager and Sea Miles Consultant. You'll discover a detailed insight into these positions from how to get the job to the day-to-day responsibilities and much more. . . . keep reading
Interview with a Cruise Ship Librarian
Interview with a Cruise Ship Librarian Could you work as a Librarian on a cruise ship? In this interview we speak to a cruise ship Librarian from Australia currently working for Holland America Line. She gives us a detailed insight into this position, from how she got the job, to the day-to-day responsibilities and life onboard . . . keep reading
Interview with a Holland America Techspert
Renee Ruggero
Interview with a Holland America Techspert Learn how a Canadian already working for Holland America applied, was interviewed and quickly hired as a Techspert. Find out the route he used to change career paths and figure out if the job for you. . . . keep reading
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