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How Cruise Ships Work





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The cruise industry is extremely efficient and subject to strange regulations.

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22 comments

  1. I have been on 7 cruises about to go on my eighth I’m a child

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  2. who in their right mind would give patreon money to this guy with all the money he's making from views and ads lol

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  3. Cruise workers aren't confined to quarters off duty unless they're sick.

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  4. I was working for 2 years active (i.e. 24 months of active duty, but not in a row, since a contract cannot last longer than 9 months according to international labor laws) on cruise ships as a barboy, bar server and lastly bar tender.

    Honestly, I could go on a huge rant about a lot of things about my experience working there, but I'll settle on one specific thing for now, and that is working hours. Under those aforementioned International Maritime Labor Laws, you can't work more than 77 hours a week, however, many work far more, and it a lot of cases it would be impossible to make a profit and keep the ship running if they worked less. They would either have to employ more people, which would mean that crew quarters would take up more space, which all adds up to huge additional costs, or keep the ship not running 24/7, which, as the video explained, would also mean huge losses for the company. To make matters worse, under those same laws, you just can't work those ~11 hours a day in one go (with maybe a lunch break), but there are strict regulation about how long you can work, which makes your work hours scattered throughout the day, making it not quite uncommon to work 4 hours in the morning, 3 in the afternoon and another 4 in the evening. This means that you'll have 6 hours of rest guaranteed (by the laws) at least once in the day, but to get more you have to have a good manager to schedule everything nicely. Imagine now that you have to get a good bag of sleep, eat and groom yourself in those 6 hours! Quite impossible… and the rest of breaks between work you are busy doing your room for inspections, having regular drills, or pesky safety trainings (pesky because it's the same thing all over again, and again, and again). And sometimes you try to get 1-3 hrs of port-time.

    It's horrific. Of course, for people from impoverished countries who used to either work on farms from morning till evening, or people who lived in slums and such, such things are nothing compared to the hardships of their previous life, and they are more than happy for the opportunity to work on a cruise ship where they are making more than ten times what most people make in their country. That is understandable, and the companies are exploiting that to the fullest. That is why one will see less and less people from Eastern European & Balkan countries on cruise ships. We just don't have it that bad to justify such work conditions anymore.

    Lastly, I do want to say that it is not only bad for people in the food & beverage or hotel department, but also for the officers. Most of them prefer to work on tankers an such, but cruise liners usually pay more, tho.

    And all of this is just the tip of the ice berg of what is happening behind the scenes.

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  5. Also, i think that island is sinking, sooo….. they're screwed

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  6. Gotta hand to ya, that was smooth way transitioning to an ad

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  7. Was this even about cruise ships lol

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  8. Wow

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  9. As Samuel L. Jackson would say: Smoth mother….

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  10. Fuck you for that sneaky ad placement for passwords. Disliking the video

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  11. Lost me at “passwords”

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  12. 3:45 yes Carnival does that with elephants

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  13. Tókstu eftir því að ef þú skrifar ummæli á öðru tungumáli færðu meira gaman af fólki sem talar ekki það tungumál?

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  14. Fuckin hate Blake Peters comment

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  15. Can you take me to symphony of the seas?
    It’s my dream vacation

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  16. dude what is chanel? this is the best chanel ive ever seen on youtube ! gratz

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  17. I go on there this summer

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  18. This video comes up in my You Tube suggestions every so often cause I like looking at cruise ship stuff.🤣

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  19. Carnival DOES NOT. OWN. PRINCESS. CRUISES.

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  20. bait and switch

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  21. Slick move Brian!!!!

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  22. BUNKER OIL—the dirtiest fuel on the planet. Climate change? Blame a cruise passenger and consumer with cheap goods from China (container ships bunker bunker fuel, too)

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