I am due to start work in a retail shop on a cruise liner in the Caribbean and I was looking for some advice/tips/help please as I still have lots of questions/concerns. If anyone could help it would be most appreciated.
I've tried to do some research to see what life will be like whilst I'm working, so far it looks like I'll be able to mingle with the passengers on days off and visit all the ports as the shop is shut during this time. the biggest questions I've got is what the best way to keep in touch with home is? Will there be phones that I can use and will I have to pay for them, if so are they expensive? Will there be internet access if so again do i have to pay and is it expensive? Will I be able to take my phone if so will I be able to use it and will it cost me more?
I was thinking of taking my laptop with me, but is this advisable or should I not take expensive personal equipment? If I do take my laptop will I be able to access internet from my cabin and will it be free? Otherwise is it worth taking my I-phone that way could I use the internet on it for free and have music and phone home etc? Or will I even have access to my network to use that? Will I be bored and so is it worth taking a Nintendo DS or something?