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Princess Cruises Assistant Cruise Director Interview
Princess Cruises Assistant Cruise Director Interview An interview with Jason Groves – Assistant Cruise Director, Princess Cruises. - What are your responsibilities as Assistant Cruise Director? What is a typical day at work? - A busy one. We usually start around 8:30am when we pr...

A Day in the Life of Shore Excursion Staff Trainee
Before my stint aboard Royal Caribbean’s Navigator of the Seas as a trainee on the Explorations desk—the counter where passengers get information about what to do in ports of call—I thought I could use my knowledge of the ports (Cozumel, Grand Cayman, and Jamaica) to answer people&...

The Life of a Cunard Gentleman Dance Host
When you think about the people who make a cruise ship run, who comes to mind? The captain...maybe the head chef and cruise director, right? Well, with about 1,000 crew onboard Cunard's Queen Victoria, there's so many others in the shadows, all responsible for making your vacation an aweso...

SeaDream I (SeaDream Yacht Club) Names EMPLOYEE OF THE YEAR and MANAGER OF THE YEAR FOR 2012
Employee of the year 2012 - Michael (Mikee) Mara, Waiter Michael has been with SeaDream since May 2002 and is a true asset to SDYC & the restaurant team aboard SeaDream I. He goes the extra mile with a smile for our guests and his fellow colleagues. Michael does a great job when trainin...

Interview with Cunard Line's Queen Mary 2 Hotel Manager
Hotel Manager David Shepherd Q&A: Can you tell us about yourself – where are you from? I was born in Leicester and grew up in a small farming village called Shenton near Market Bosworth, Warwickshire. How did you start your career at sea? You may wonder how did a farmer&r...

INTERVIEW WITH CELEBRITY CRUISES CELLAR MASTER
We recently sat down and spoke with Cellarmaster Mike Perreira, who will be aboard Celebrity Reflection. He was happy to answer all of our wine-related questions. Q: What activities take place during the Riedel tastings? What makes it a great program to participate in? A: The Riedel tasting is...

MEET THE OFFICERS - OCEANIA CRUISES GENERAL MANAGER
One Of the many wonderful things I get to do in my role as Blogger-at-Large for Oceania Cruises, one of my favorites is getting to know the warm and generous officers and crew. From everything I see, hear and experience, the sense of family that the staff creates is one of the main reasons Oceania C...

CARNIVAL CRUISE LINES SHIP'S DOCTOR PROFILE AND JOB REQUIREMENTS
Full time contracts for physicians are 4 months. The most challenging time is when all the physicians and nurses come to Miami for a weeklong conference in August.   Carnival Cruise Lines have a group of physicians that they call Fly On Physicians that are able to fit short 1 to 2 week...

BEING AN ASSISTANT MAITRE D’ ABOARD CUNARD'S QUEEN MARY 2
04:45 New York Harbour. The alarm goes off, disembarkation/embarkation day is here. I only got to bed at 1:00am. One of the toughest days of the week has arrived. It was only six short days ago when we left Southampton on a west-bound trans-Atlantic. The seas were rough with a swell of about 35me...

CRUISE SHIP BANDMASTER INTERVIEW
Bandmaster Gordon Porth is the man behind every musician onboard Pacific Jewel and he says he’s proud to work with such a talented group. How long have you been working with P&O Cruises? The first P&O Cruises ship I worked on was Pacific Star in 2006. Since then I have worked on ...


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