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Hi everyone,

 

For 6 months, I was working in the shops onboard Independence Of The Seas. I actually got the opportunity to meet some of you guys, and I just wanted say thank you for saying hello!

 

I actually made some YouTube vlogs of my experience during this contract, and wanted to share it with you guys. I'm trying to show what being a Royal Caribbean crew member is like. For example: what our cabins look like, where I work, what we eat, what the crew bar looks like, what I do in my free time.

 

In this first vlog, I show you the sign-on process. Me, walking on to the ship as a new crew member - followed by a ship tour.

 

https://youtu.be/TwY2wMDjpBk

 

I'm actually about to start my next contract onboard Mariner Of The Seas for 7 months, starting my new role as a Casino Host.

 

I hope to meet more of you soon, and ask me any questions you may have about being a crew member!

 

Chris

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What did/could a passenger do to make things easier or more fun for crew or staff?  You all give us a wonderful experience.  What can we do for you?

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Ok First request.

 

Describe in detail how the gratuity system on board works and end the speculation on these boards.

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Looking forward to this.  If I have any questions, will certainly ask.

 

 

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I am interested to read your answers. I will try to think of some questions to ask.

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29 minutes ago, ROYAL CARIBBEAN DUDE said:

Hi everyone,

 

For 6 months, I was working in the shops onboard Independence Of The Seas. I actually got the opportunity to meet some of you guys, and I just wanted say thank you for saying hello!

 

I actually made some YouTube vlogs of my experience during this contract, and wanted to share it with you guys. I'm trying to show what being a Royal Caribbean crew member is like. For example: what our cabins look like, where I work, what we eat, what the crew bar looks like, what I do in my free time.

 

In this first vlog, I show you the sign-on process. Me, walking on to the ship as a new crew member - followed by a ship tour.

 

https://youtu.be/TwY2wMDjpBk

 

I'm actually about to start my next contract onboard Mariner Of The Seas for 7 months, starting my new role as a Casino Host.

 

I hope to meet more of you soon, and ask me any questions you may have about being a crew member!

 

Chris

 

We'll join you next month. How about a VIP sticker. 🤣

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Posted (edited)
1 minute ago, Host Clarea said:

 

Thanks Ken.

Here’s the large thread from Feb 2018

 

 

Edited by Ourusualbeach

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Hello Chris.  Thank you for being here and sharing.  Loved your first video.

 

Here's my question.  Since you are switching jobs to the casino, if you are not a smoker, how will you deal with all the smoke in the casino?

 

Thanks!

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Thank you for sharing this! 

I do have a question, do you get sick time like any office job?

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Thanks for the video. Best of Luck in your new posistion. Will see you in October on Mariner.

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Nice to see this thread! We are going on the Mariner in November and we love playing slots in the Casino! We both have just re-earned our Prime status for next year. Looking forward to stopping by the Casino Host desk and meeting you!

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1 hour ago, 808lady said:

What did/could a passenger do to make things easier or more fun for crew or staff?  You all give us a wonderful experience.  What can we do for you?

 

I genuinely love it, when you guys take the time just to talk and chat to us. Being away from home for such a long time can be quite hard, and this definitely helps take our mind of it.

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1 hour ago, Ourusualbeach said:

Ok First request.

 

Describe in detail how the gratuity system on board works and end the speculation on these boards.

 

Working in the shops, we do not receive tips for our role. So, I genuinely do not know how the gratuity system works.

 

I will find out exactly how it works, when I start my new role in the Casino.

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1 hour ago, little britain said:

Have you got the OK from your bosses to do this?

 

The type of content I am posting is ok. We do have to be careful with what we post on social media. You won't ever see me post things like, getting drunk in the crew bar for example.

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13 minutes ago, ROYAL CARIBBEAN DUDE said:

 

The type of content I am posting is ok. We do have to be careful with what we post on social media. You won't ever see me post things like, getting drunk in the crew bar for example.

 

So now we know they get drunk in the crew bar 😉

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Can you please find out when RCI is planning on banning smoking in the casino? Hope it's soon - well maybe not since I'll spend more time in there then which I know will not turn out well😬

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Thank you so much for taking the time! This promises to be a very interesting thread. I look forward to following along!

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1 hour ago, Billy Baltic said:

 

So now we know they get drunk in the crew bar 😉

But they have to be careful not to get breathalysed. Caught being drunk is a dismissable offence.

Edited by Esprit

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18 hours ago, yogimax said:

Hello Chris.  Thank you for being here and sharing.  Loved your first video.

 

Here's my question.  Since you are switching jobs to the casino, if you are not a smoker, how will you deal with all the smoke in the casino?

 

Thanks!

You're right, I don't smoke. I heard Royal were going to ban smoking from the casino, and only have the outside designated smoking areas on the ship.

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