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1. Posted by kazzabug (Budding Member 16 posts) 8y

Hi Everyone!

I am hoping somebody - anybody can help me. I want to hear from people who have worked on cruise ships and how you have managed to get the job? There are so many things on the internet but alot them are misleading or asking for money or not credible so I want to hear first hand experiences. I am currently based in London but leaving in December. I will be in LA in january and was wanting to depart anywhere from the US if possible.
Are you able to answer a few of these questions?

How did you apply? Did you apply directly or through an agency?
How long did it take to get a reply?
How long was your contract?
How did you organise your VISAs? ( I have an Australian Passport)
Are your wages transfered to your bank account of choice from any country?

I am hoping to get an administrative job or retail. (I am a Personal Assistant and have admin experience)
My visa has run out for the UK but not ready to go home yet!! No money left so this is the best option so far. I'm running out of time to organise but i'm hoping somebody will be able to help

Thanks guys!!!

2. Posted by Sander (Moderator 4810 posts) 8y

I know vagamundo works (worked?) on a cruise ship. You could perhaps send her a private message to ask for some first hand experiences and advice. Mention Sander referred you. :)

3. Posted by Isadora (Travel Guru 13926 posts) 8y

If memory serves - and I hope it does... grampsgirl also worked (still works?) on cruise ships to help fund college. As with vagamundo, send her a private message as she may have useful information. (You can say Isadora sent you. And, my apologies if I have remembered incorrectly but I don't think I have...)

4. Posted by Utrecht (Moderator 5595 posts) 8y

And maybe another one, Lindseytj can help you out

5. Posted by kazzabug (Budding Member 16 posts) 8y

Thanks everyone! Very much appreciated :)