Find out how easy it is to work onboard a cruise ship & see the lifestyle of working onboard is. Here you will see many video’s that will show you many crew’s life at sea stories and see what it takes to become a loyal seaman with many years of experience takes. All these years at sea creates great experience and great knowledge but don’t forget about the fact you making dollars as a wage and not your normal currency back at home.

If you save a good portion of your salary and do a couple contracts , you surely will be satisfied and will want to return for more. Some of these video’s will show you the interior and exterior of most of the ships. You will also see the destinations that most of the ships will travel too and not for getting the fun and excitement they have to offer in terms of entertainment.

Some videos will have a title like “a day in life of …” which would be the job title and then they would have been followed throughout a cruise and showing you their daily duties , their relationships, where they eat , how they enjoy their off time and many other things that you will not be able to find out unless it’s from the source. Life at sea is amazing and some people prefer to be at home with family and others prefer to be far away on the seven seas working so whatever you decide we wish you all the best and enjoy these amazing video’s.



Disney Cruise Line is a cruise line operation that is a subsidiary of The Walt Disney Company. The company was incorporated in 1996 as Magical Cruise Company Limited and is domiciled in London, England, with their operational headquarters located in Celebration, Florida.The president, Karl Holz, was replaced by Anthony Connelly in October 2017.

Disney Cruise Line currently operates four ships: Disney MagicDisney WonderDisney Dream, and Disney Fantasy.Three as-yet-unnamed ships will join the fleet in 2021, 2022, and 2023. On July 15, 2017, it was announced at the 2017 D23 Expo that a seventh unnamed ship will join the fleet.Disney Cruise Line also owns Castaway Cay, a private island in the Bahamas designed as an exclusive port of call for Disney’s ships. Disney Cruise Line operates the Disney Cruise Line Terminal in Port CanaveralFlorida.

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Carnival Cruise Line is one of ten cruise line brands owned by the world’s largest cruise ship operator the American-British Carnival Corporation & plc. In 2018 Carnival Cruise Line was estimated to hold a 8.9% share of cruise industry revenue and 22.0% of passengers. It has the largest fleet in the Carnival group, with 25 vessels. The ships fly flags of convenience; 17 of the ships fly the Panama flag, 6 of the Bahamas and 2 of Malta. Its headquarters are in Miami, Florida, the United States. Executive control of the company is provided by the North American division of Carnival Corporation, headquartered in Doral, Florida.

Carnival’s format is to offer shorter, less expensive cruises. Its ships are known for their Las Vegas-style decor and entertainment. The line calls its ships “The Fun Ships”, and there are a wide range of activities offered on board. Its trademark is the funnel, which is red, white and blue and shaped like a whale’s tail. The mascot for Carnival is Fun Ship Freddy, a character in the shape of Carnival’s distinctive funnel.

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Silversea Cruises is a privately owned luxury cruise line with its headquarters in Monaco. Founded in 1994, it pioneered all-inclusive cruising with its first ship, Silver Cloud.

Silversea’s co-founders, owners and operators are the Lefebvre family of Rome, Italy. As of early 2014, the company had eight boutique cruise ships, each of which carries only 100 to 540 passengers. In spring 2017, Silversea added the slightly larger (596 passenger) Silver Muse, for a total of nine all-suite ships.

Silversea was founded in 1994 by a joint venture made up of V-Ships (previously known as Vlasov Group) of Monaco and the Lefebvre family of Rome. The joint owners had previously been the co-owners of Sitmar Cruises.Silversea’s business model was to operate ships in the small, all-suite, ultra-luxury category.According to John Bland, Silversea’s President in 1993–94:

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P&O Cruises is a British/American cruise line based at Carnival House in SouthamptonEngland, operated by Carnival UK and owned by Carnival Corporation & plc. Originally a constituent of the Peninsular and Oriental Steam Navigation Company, P&O Cruises is the oldest cruise line in the world, having operated the world’s first commercial passenger ships in the early 19th century. It is the sister company of, and retains strong links with, P&O Cruises Australia. P&O Cruises was de-merged from the P&O group in 2000, becoming a subsidiary of P&O Princess Cruises, which subsequently merged with Carnival Corporation in 2003, to form Carnival Corporation & plc. P&O Cruises currently operates seven cruise ships with a total passenger capacity of 14,970 and a 5% market share of all cruise lines worldwide. Its most recent vessel, MV Britannia, joined the fleet in March 2015.

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Celebrity Cruises is a premium cruise line which was founded in 1988 by the Greece-based Chandris Group. In 1997, Celebrity Cruises Ltd. merged with Royal Caribbean International to become Royal Caribbean Cruises Ltd., which operates Celebrity, Royal Caribbean International, Azamara Club Cruises, Pullmantur Cruises and CDF Croisières de France. The signature “Χ” displayed on the funnel of Celebrity ships is the Greek letter chi, for “Chandris”.The company has its headquarters in Miami, Florida. Common features on board Celebrity brand ships feature aft-glass dining rooms, formal foyer areas, alternate dining venues, balcony and suite staterooms, pools and lounging areas, bars and lounges, libraries, spas and gyms, and relaxation areas.

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Seabourn Cruise Line is an ultra-luxury cruise line headquartered in Seattle, Washington.The line operates all around the world, from short seven-day Caribbean cruises to exotic 100+ day around the world cruises. It is owned by Carnival Corporation, part of the “World’s Leading Cruise Lines” marketing group, which also includes Holland America LinePrincess CruisesCarnival CruisesCunard LineCosta CruisesP&O Cruises, and AIDA Cruises.

The company’s fleet currently consists of five vessels, with two sets of sister ships. The fifth, Seabourn Encore is due to be launched in 2018.

In October 2006, Seabourn ordered three new, 32,000-ton luxury cruise ships from Genoa‘s T. Mariotti shipyard. The first, named Seabourn Odyssey entered service in 2009, followed by the Seabourn Sojourn in 2010 and the Seabourn Quest in June 2011. The three ships share most features. The OdysseySojourn, and Quest have a maximum passenger capacity of 450 guests, quartered in 225 suite cabins, 90% of which have a balcony. The 650-foot (200 m) vessels cost approximately US$250 million each. The ships have 11 decks, an 11,500-square-foot (1,070 m2) indoor/outdoor spa, and four alternative dining venues.

It was announced on February 19, 2013 that Seabourn reached an agreement with Windstar Cruises for the sale of the three smaller Seabourn ships. Seabourn Pride departed the fleet in April 2014, sisters Seabourn Legend & Seabourn Spirit departed in April and May 2015, respectively. No cruises were cancelled as the ships sailed with Seabourn until their initial dry dock periods.

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Pullmantur Cruises S.L. is a cruise line headquartered in MadridSpain. It began operations in the late 1990s as an offshoot of the Madrid-based travel agency Pullmantur. In 2006, Pullmantur Cruises, through its parent company, was purchased by US-based Royal Caribbean Cruises Ltd., who sold a 51% stake to the Spain-based Springwater Capital in 2016.

Pullmantur Cruises is the largest Spain-based cruise line. The company mainly markets to Spanish passengers, although cruises on Pullmantur ships are also sold by some travel operators outside the Spanish-speaking world. Some of the company’s ships operate an “all-inclusive” product, where some extras, such as brand alcoholic beverages, are included in the cruise price. Most Pullmantur ships do not operate cruises for the company during the northern hemisphere winter season. Instead, they are either laid up or under charter to other cruise lines, such as the Brazil-based Viagens CVC.

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Viking Cruises is a cruise line providing river and ocean cruises, with operations based in Basel, Switzerland.It is the parent company of Viking River Cruises and Viking Ocean Cruises. As of November 2017, it operates a fleet of 62 river vessels and 4 ocean ships, offering cruises along the rivers and oceans of North and South America, the Caribbean, Europe, Russia, Egypt, China and Southeast Asia.

In 2013, Viking announced plans to open its ocean cruise division, Viking Ocean Cruises,the first new cruise line in nearly a decade.Viking’s ocean cruise division began sailing its first vessel, Viking Star, in 2015, sailing itineraries in Scandinavia, the British Isles, the Balticand Mediterranean Sea.It was joined by the fleet’s second vessel, Viking Sea, in 2016: and its third and fourth ships, Viking Sky and Viking Sun, in 2017.

Each sister ship is one-third the size of many cruise ships being built by major cruise lines. This allows it to enter into smaller ports Its overall length is 745.4 ft. (227.2 m); its beam is 94.5 ft. (28.8 m); the draft is 20.7 ft. (6.3 m); and the gross tonnage (GRT) is 47,800 t. The four ships were built by Fincantieri shipyard in Ancona, Italy, and the interior design, rich in Scandinavian influence, was developed by London-based SMC Design and Los Angeles–based Rottet Studio.

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Regent Seven Seas Cruises (RSSC) is a cruise line, formerly known as Radisson Seven Seas Cruises, headquartered in MiamiFlorida. The company offers luxury cruises which visit over 300 ports worldwide. Regent Seven Seas specializes in ships with small passenger capacity and many included amenities.

Apollo Management, an investment group, purchased Regent Seven Seas Cruises from Carlson Cos. for $1 billion in February 2008. Apollo Investments also owns Oceania Cruisesand 15.8% of Norwegian Cruise Line. Carlson retains ownership of the master Regent brand, along with the operations of Regent Hotels & Resorts around the world.

Following the purchase, Apollo made public their plans to order a new ship for Regent. The new ship is planned to be of similar dimensions and capacity as the Seven Seas Voyagerand Seven Seas Mariner, but with larger accommodations and expanded public spaces.

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Princess Cruises is a cruise line owned by Carnival Corporation & plc. The company is incorporated in Bermuda and its headquarters are in Santa ClaritaCalifornia.It was previously a subsidiary of P&O Princess Cruises, and is part of Holland America Group, which controls the three Carnival brands based on the West Coast of the United States. The line has 17 ships which cruise worldwide and are marketed to both American and international passengers.

The company was made famous by The Love Boat TV series, in which its ship, Pacific Princess was featured. In May 2013, Royal Princess became the flagship of Princess Cruises; she was followed by two sister ships, Regal Princess in May 2014 and Majestic Princess in the spring of 2017, with three more ships of the class under construction.

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Royal Caribbean International is a cruise line brand founded in Norway and based in Miami, Florida, United States. It is owned by Royal Caribbean Cruises Ltd. As of March 2017, the line is operating 24 ships, has six additional ships on order, and controls 21.9 percent of the cruise market worldwide.All ships under the Royal Caribbean International brand have names ending with “of the Seas” (e.g. Empress of the Seas) a practice which began in 1991.

Royal Caribbean International was founded as Royal Caribbean Cruise Line in 1968 by three Norwegian shipping companies: Anders Wilhelmsen & Company, I.M. Skaugen & Company, and Gotaas Larsen. The newly created line put its first ship, the Song of Norway, into service two years later. A year later, the line added the Nordic Prince to the fleet and in 1972 it added the Sun Viking. In 1978, Song of Norway became Royal Caribbean’s first passenger ship to be lengthened. This was accomplished via the insertion of an 85-foot (26 m) section to the vessel’s severed center. Following the success of this work, Nordic Prince was also stretched in 1980. During the stretching on both ships, their sterns were modified. However the Sun Viking wasn’t stretched or modified and remained the same size and shape. Royal Caribbean received widespread global recognition when in 1982 it launched the Song of America, over twice the size of Sun Viking and at the time the third largest passenger vessel afloat (after the Norway and the Queen Elizabeth 2).

In 1986, Royal Caribbean leased a coastal property in Haiti which it used as a private destination for its guests. This destination is now called Labadee. After a corporate restructuring in 1988, the line launched Sovereign of the Seas, the largest passenger vessel afloat at the time. Two years later, Nordic Empress and Viking Serenadewere also entered into their service line. In the same year, Royal Caribbean purchased a second private destination, Little Stirrup Cay, an island in the Bahamas, which they rechristened “Coco Cay“.

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MSC Cruises is a global cruise line that was founded in Italy, is registered in Switzerland, and has its headquarters in Geneva. MSC Cruises is the world’s largest privately owned cruise company, employing 16,300 people worldwide and having offices in 45 countries as of July 2014. MSC Cruises (ItalianMSC Crociere S.p.A.) is part of the Mediterranean Shipping Company S.A. (MSC), the world’s second biggest container shipping operator.

It was founded in Naples, Italy as Lauro Lines (also known as Flotta Lauro) by Achille Lauro. The company entered the cruise business in the 1960s, operating two ships, the Angelina Lauro and MS Achille Lauro. The Angelina Lauro burnt in the port of St. Thomas in 1979 and the Achille Lauro was hijacked by members of the Palestine Liberation Front in 1985. In 1989, Mediterranean Shipping Company bought Flotta Lauro and renamed it StarLauro Cruises. In 1994, the Achille Lauro caught fire and sank. In 1995, the company name was changed to MSC Cruises.

MSC Cruises is the fourth largest cruise company in the world, after Carnival Corporation & plcRoyal Caribbean Cruises Ltd. and Norwegian Cruise Line with a 5.2% share of all passengers carried in 2015.

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The World is the largest privately owned residential yacht. The residents, from about 45 countries, live on board as the ship travels, staying in most ports several days. A few residents live on board full-time while most visit periodically throughout the year. It is operated by ROW Management, Ltd., headquartered in Fort Lauderdale, Florida, United States.

It has 165 residences (106 apartments, 19 studio apartments, and 40 studios), all owned by the ship’s residents. Average occupancy is 150–200 residents and guests.

The World (IMO ship identification number: 9219331) flies the flag of The Bahamas and has a gross tonnage of 43,524 tons. It is 196.35 metres (644 ft 2 in) long, 29.8 metres (98 ft) wide, and has a 6.7-metre (22 ft) draft, 12 decks, and a maximum speed of 18.5 knots (34.3 km/h; 21.3 mph). The crew numbers approximately 280.

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Fred. Olsen Cruise Lines is a UK-based, Norwegian-owned cruise shipping line with four cruise ships. The company headquarters are in IpswichSuffolk, in the United Kingdom, and is owned by Bonheur and Ganger Rolf. The company is part of the Fred. Olsen Group.

The company originated in Hvitsten, a small town on Oslofjord in Norway, in 1848 by three Olsen brothers, Fredrik Christian, Petter and Andras, who bought their first ships and began an international shipping company. The company is now into the fifth generation of the family and operates various companies skilled within the cruise and passenger shipping trade, as well as aviation, ships’ crewing, ship building and offshore industries. The Fred. Olsen group also has business interests in the luxury hotel sector, estate management,property development and electronics companies.


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Cunard Line is a British-American cruise line based at Carnival House at SouthamptonEngland, operated by Carnival UK and owned by Carnival Corporation & plc.[1] Since 2011, Cunard and its three ships have been registered in Hamilton, Bermuda.

In 1839 Samuel Cunard, a Halifax shipowner, was awarded the first British transatlantic steamship mail contract, and the next year formed the British and North American Royal Mail Steam-Packet Company together with Robert Napier, the famous Scottish steamship engine designer and builder, to operate the line’s four pioneer paddle steamers on the Liverpool–Halifax–Boston route. For most of the next 30 years, Cunard held the Blue Riband for the fastest Atlantic voyage. However, in the 1870s Cunard fell behind its rivals, the White Star Line and the Inman Line. To meet this competition, in 1879 the firm was reorganised as the Cunard Steamship Company, Ltd, to raise capital.

In 1902 White Star joined the American-owned International Mercantile Marine Co. and the British Government provided Cunard with substantial loans and a subsidy to build two superliners needed to retain its competitive position. Mauretania held the Blue Riband from 1909 to 1929. The sinking of her running mate Lusitania in 1915 was one of the causes of the United States’ entering the First World War. In the late 1920s, Cunard faced new competition when the Germans, Italians and French built large prestige liners. Cunard was forced to suspend construction on its own new superliner because of the Great Depression. In 1934 the British Government offered Cunard loans to finish Queen Mary and to build a second ship, Queen Elizabeth, on the condition that Cunard merged with the then ailing White Star line to form Cunard-White Star Ltd. Cunard owned two-thirds of the new company. Cunard purchased White Star’s share in 1947; the name reverted to the Cunard Line in 1950.

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Costa Crociere S.p.A. (Italian pronunciation: [ˈkɔsta kroˈtʃɛːre]), operating as Costa Cruises (ItalianCosta Crociere), is an Italian cruise line, based in GenoaItaly, owned by Carnival Corporation & plc.

Founded in 1854,the company originally operated cargo ships, in order to carry olive oils and textiles from Sardinia to Liguria.In 1924 the company passed to founder’s sons (Federico, Eugenio and Enrico) that started commercial activities, buying the ship Ravenna.Commercial activities continued until the introduction of passenger services in 1947, with regular services between Italy and South America. The company later converted its entire fleet to full-time cruising, and as an independent company became one of the largest cruise operators in Europe. Acquired by Carnival Corporation in 2000, Costa Cruises is now one of ten brands operated by Carnival and accounts for approximately 16% of its revenue.

Today, as Costa Cruises Group, the company is one of the main operating companies in the Carnival group, with executive control of the group’s activities in Europe. The company is responsible for operation of Costa Cruises in Italy, and AIDA Cruises in Germany and was formerly responsible for the operation of Ibero Cruises in Spain. AIDA was previously a subsidiary of P&O Princess Cruises, being transferred to Costa following the merger of Carnival Corporation and P&O Princess in 2002. Ibero Cruises is a new brand, created in 2007 as a joint venture between Carnival Corporation and Orizonia Group.

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Holland America Line is an American/British owned cruise line; a subsidiary of Carnival Corporation & plc. Originating in the Netherlands, the company is now based in Seattle, United States.

From 1873 to 1989, it was a Dutch shipping line, a passenger line, a cargo line and a cruise line operating primarily between the Netherlands and North America. As part of this rich legacy, it was instrumental in the transport of many hundreds of thousands of immigrants from the Netherlands to North America.

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AIDA Cruises is an American/British owned German cruise line based in Rostock, Germany. The company was founded as Deutsche Seereederei with a ship called Völkerfreundschaft (“Friendship Between Peoples”), and entered the cruise industry in the 1960s.

The company was acquired by P&O Princess Cruises in 2000. In 2003, P&O Princess merged with Carnival Corporation, to form Carnival Corporation & plc, the worlds largest cruise holiday company. Following the merger, executive control of AIDA Cruises transferred to Costa Cruises Group, one of the main operating companies of the Carnival Group, with responsibility for the group’s European brands.

AIDA Cruises is now one of ten brands owned by Carnival Corp, based at Miami, Florida, accounting for 6.5% of its share of revenue and has its own executive team, led by company President Felix Eichhorn. AIDA ships cater to the German-speaking market. As seagoing “club resorts”, AIDA ships have on-board amenities and facilities designed to attract younger, more active vacationers.

In October 2017, AIDAcara departed from Hamburg on the company’s first round-the-world cruise. After a 116-day sailing, the ship returned to Hamburg on February 10, 2018.The ship visited SouthhamptonLisbonMadeiraRio de JaneiroUshuaiaEaster IslandTahitiSingaporethe Maldives, and many other destinations.AIDAcara became the company’s first ship to visit Sydney, Australia.

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TUI Cruises is a Germany-based, joint venture cruise line of the German Tourist firm, TUI AG and the American cruise line operator, Royal Caribbean Cruises Ltd.. The company started operations in 2009 and is marketed to a German clientele, as an alternative to Hapag-Lloyd Kreuzfahrten. The concept is for German-speaking customers who opt for a premium cruise experience. Onboard product are custom-tailored for German tastes and encompasses food, entertainment and amenities. German is the main language used onboard their ships.

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]Azamara Journey is an R-class cruise ship owned and operated by Azamara Club Cruises, a subsidiary of Royal Caribbean CruisesGross register tonnage is 30,277, with a capacity of 694 passengers (double occupancy), plus 390 crew members. She was built in 2000 for Renaissance Cruises as R Six. After the bankruptcy of Renaissance Cruises, she sailed for Pullmantur Cruises who renamed her Blue Star in 2003 and Blue Dream in 2005.

Azamara Quest is an R-class cruise ship that entered service for Azamara Cruises on October 24, 2007. She was built in 2000 for Renaissance Cruises as R Seven. Following the collapse of Renaissance Cruises in 2001 she was laid up for two years, until chartered to the Germany-based Delphin Seereisen as Delphin Renaissance.

In 2006 she was sold to the Spain-based Pullmantur Cruises and renamed Blue Moon. She sailed for Pullmantur until 2007 when she was transferred to Azamara Cruises.

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Norwegian Cruise Line Holdings Ltd. is an American-Bermudian company operating cruise ships, headquartered in unincorporatedMiami-Dade County, Florida.It began operations in 1966 under the name Norwegian Caribbean Line. The company is best known for its Freestyle Cruising concept, which means that there are no set times or seating arrangements for meals, nor is formal attire required. Norwegian is a publicly traded company listed on NASDAQ, with major shareholders including Apollo Global Management(15.8%), Genting Group (11.1%), and TPG Capital (2.3%) as of 20 March 2017. Norwegian Cruise Line controls approximately 8% of the total worldwide share of the cruise market

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Star Cruises is the eighteenth largest[1] cruise line in the world after Carnival CorporationRoyal Caribbean Cruises and 15 others. Star Cruises dominates the Asia-Pacific market and is owned by Genting Hong Kong. The company is listed on the Hong Kong Stock Exchange and the Singapore Exchange.

Star Cruises is credited with almost single-handedly developing the cruise industry in the Asia-Pacific region. Its foray into the global shipping market has allowed it to tap into lucrative and more mature markets in North America and Europe. Its services cater to Asian passengers as well as to North Americans, Europeans and Australians interested in Asian destinations.

The chairman of Star Cruises is Tan Sri Lim Kok Thay, the son of the late Tan Sri Lim Goh Tong, the founder of Malaysia‘s Genting Highlands.

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Crystal Cruises is an American luxury cruise line with its headquarters in Los Angeles in the United States. Crystal and its brand experiences have been awarded many top industry accolades, winning “World’s Best” recognition from Travel + Leisure magazine a record number of years, as well as honors from Condé Nast Traveler.

In March 2015, former parent company Nippon Yusen Kaisha (NYK) announced that it was selling Crystal Cruises to Genting Hong Kong (GHK). Since the acquisition, Crystal Cruises has become Crystal, Ltd., now including brand expansions Crystal Cruises, Crystal River Cruises, Crystal Yacht Expedition Cruises, Crystal Luxury Air and Crystal AirCruises.

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