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    Hi all. I am currently working with a cruise company. And got offered a job with cunard.

    The main reason im asking is about the day to day experience on these ships. I am working with a company who are over the top with silly things like shaving twice a day, constant hr training things like that. But the moneys really good for cruises so i dont want to leave if its just going to be the same thing on a different ship.

    Just really want to know what the lifestyle is like, how they are to work for, promotion oppertunity things like that. I also heard that carnival were all going to 4 on 12 off watches but im not sure if this was just bull**** or not.

  • #2
    If you're getting offered a job, it might be worth just taking it to get some sea time.

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    • #3
      Sorry. Maybe i wasnt puttin myself across right. I am already workin for a cruise company and was thinkin about changin companies. The one im working with is mostly red tape and alot of hr stuff. So i was wondering what carnival and cunard was like. Are they all the same or is it worth takinf a bit of a paycut for an easier life?

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      • #4
        Matt247. Sorry m8 cant reply to ur message it says ur inbox is full and i would prefer not to say really

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        • #5
          I can assure you most Cruise companies are all HR and red tape, it won't be much difference.

          As for 4 on 12 off , it's mostly 6 on 12 off in the ER or 4 on 8 off.

          Carnival UK has just all gone 12 weeks on 12 weeks off however which is good.

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          • #6
            Originally posted by bobofinga View Post
            I can assure you most Cruise companies are all HR and red tape, it won't be much difference.

            As for 4 on 12 off , it's mostly 6 on 12 off in the ER or 4 on 8 off.
            Off topic. How does 6 on 12 off work (and 4/12 for that matter) as it doesn't make up a 24 hour period unlike 4/8 or 6/6
            io parlo morse

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            • #7
              It works exactly the same but over a 3 day period.

              Our guys do -
              0600-1200
              1200-1800
              1800-2400
              0000-0600

              The guy who finished at lunch time 1200, starts again at 0000. 6on/12 off.

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              • #8
                Thanks bob was kinda thinkin it would probably be pretty much the same. Just kinda hoping i sapose.

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                • #9
                  Originally posted by bobofinga View Post
                  It works exactly the same but over a 3 day period.

                  Our guys do -
                  0600-1200
                  1200-1800
                  1800-2400
                  0000-0600

                  The guy who finished at lunch time 1200, starts again at 0000. 6on/12 off.
                  Is this for deck too or engine only?

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                  • #10
                    Originally posted by SeaGazer View Post
                    Is this for deck too or engine only?

                    You wish!

                    I often dream of scenarios where I'd perhaps do 8 on, 16 off, but it will never change from 4 on 8 off- and if it does, sign me up!

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                    • #11
                      I've never been on a ship where deck have been allowed 6/12 no.

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                      • #12
                        Originally posted by DMB View Post
                        You wish!

                        I often dream of scenarios where I'd perhaps do 8 on, 16 off, but it will never change from 4 on 8 off- and if it does, sign me up!
                        Believe me ive done 8 on 16 off as well as 12 on 12 off and any more than 6 hours and you lose concentration completely. Plus if you end up doing 12 to 8 then you find yourself either not sleeping or doing safety equipment maintenance at 6 in the evening or some other stupid time

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                        • #13
                          Basically choose deck and you're f0cked... gotcha. One can always be hopefull tho.

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                          • #14
                            Why are you 'focked'? I'm more than happy with 4/8 personally.

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                            • #15
                              It's good. Then overtime, briefings, drills, tool box training, debriefings, stations etc get thrown into the mix for 4 months on a busy itinerary and it quickly becomes quite hellish

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