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Old June 10th, 2014, 06:45 PM
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I just got hired by carnival cruise and I start next week at carnival fascination. My question is what should i expect crazy hours and also will i always be on the boat or will i have time to go home. I will be working with camp carnival.
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Old June 10th, 2014, 08:57 PM
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I just got hired by carnival cruise and I start next week at carnival fascination. My question is what should i expect crazy hours and also will i always be on the boat or will i have time to go home. I will be working with camp carnival.
You didn't check all this out before you applied. I have never worked on a cruise ship, but cruise all the time. You will work 7 days per week with no days off, probably work 10 to 12 hours per day and will work 6 to 8 months long (not sure of your contract). You will have time in some ports you go to, but assume you will not be going home unless you are from a location where you dock. Good luck and enjoy the opportunity.
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Great for you! It is a learning job, long hours, etc...but many benefits. My son in law went to work on a cruise and had a lot of fun and by now he is working up the ladder. I think it is working out for him but it has to be a kind of a lifestyle Welcome aborad!
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Old June 11th, 2014, 09:59 AM
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Depends on the job. Casino staff would usually be off in port. Entertainers would have varying schedules. A bus boy/girl would work all the time. Cabins are small and cramped and typically shared.

Kids and Camp Carnival would drive me insane. And the parents might be worse. Would have to think about investing in ***** (an anti-anxiety pill).

But if young, why not? Take a chance. Live a little. See some of the world. Meet people from all over. No matter what the job you would occasionally have time off.
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I HAVE worked on cruise ships - and so you know, there is a place here for Crewmembers to meet up. (I know out boards are not the most navigable).

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You will have some time off, but probably only portions of certain days. Think of it as an entry level job, and look to meet people in other departments, like entertainment, shore excursions, etc.
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