Miscellaneous ship related questions
– If I get hired, can I choose the ship I like? Once hired, you are free to share a ship preference, but it is highly unlikely you will be granted your wish, considering that the cruise line reserves the right to follow business needs as a priority. Of course, if you have a spouse on a certain ship, you absolutely need to mention it, so the company is aware and try its best to accommodate you.
– Will I be able to have relatives and friends visit me once I start work onboard? Most cruise lines offer their employees to invite relatives and friends for a cruise after certain time working onboard (6 months or so) and the cruise fee may very depending on the availability, time of year, ways of booking the cruise, etc. If your friends or family would like to visit the ship just for the day, this can be arranged with the Security department onboard.
– I am a single parent, can I bring my child to live with me onboard? What about my pet? I am not aware of a rule that allows kids to live onboard with their working parents, however exceptions may apply, depending on what position you have onboard. Senior Officers are allowed to sail with their families for the duration of their contracts. Regular crew members can invite their family members for up to a month in a year and this can also very from one cruise line to another. I am not aware of a cruise line that allows Pets for crew members onboard, unfortunately 🙁