The document is entitled Cruise lines, he’s extracted from “Caterer and training guide”. It’s an article published in 2001 who treats about employmenton “Cruise liners”.
The article speaks about working on a luxury cruise liner. Work on a luxury cruise liner is really difficult. You have to workten to twelve hours a day, seven days a week. All three or four days you have a lunch off.
The main qualities required to work on a cruise liner is: personality andflexibility.
The pressure is immense because you are always on contact with the guests. On a cruise liner you have to work hard but when you have free time you canstay in places like Africa or Florida.
To be recruited you have to be twenty-one years old. To have an hotel experience is a good point too.
The recruitment iseffective in the whole world. In 2004 8,000 jobs has been created.
Work on a luxury cruise liner is probably really hard: physically andmentally. Of course to be always on contact with the guests ten hours a day, seven days the week can bring you nervous.
To these conditions, you have to add the seaconditions and the co-workers. Indeed you have to live, sleep in a room with four people in a bedroom who includes a bathroom and a television.
The disadvantages can bechanged in advantages after such an experience. After a season you can better mange your stress at work and your physical resistance is improved.
The most attractivepoint in this activity is the salary; you can’t spend your money while you are on the sea. The top is that you get free accommodation and food too.
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