Ship Realities – Our Onboard Experience Explained By Gifs

There are a lot of things about working on a cruise ship that you simply can’t understand until you get here. With that being said, here is my compilation of the highs, lows, frustrations, and quirks of working on a cruise ship. This one goes out to my crew.

Dancing with your friends at the Crew Bar

Dancing with your friends at Crew Bar


Passing passengers in the hallway after a big night out.

Passing passengers the morning after a rough night out


When the lifeboat drill lasts more than an hour.

When the lifeboat drill lasts more than an hour


When the watertight doors are closed, and you’re trying to find your friend’s cabin.

When the Watertight doors close, and you try to find a friend's cabin


Every time you eat in the mess.

Every time you eat in the mess


When you get the chance to eat in a passenger restaurant.

When you get the chance to eat in a Passenger restaurant


When you’re unexpectedly called into work in the morning.

When you're called into work in the morning


The moment your shift ends.

The moment your shift ends


When one of your VIP friends orders pizza for the party.

When your VIP friend orders pizza for everyone


When you arrive at a port, but you need to tender.

When you arrive at a port, but need to tender


When the attractive new hire (fresh meat) visits the crew bar for the first time.

When the new hire visits the crew bar


When security tells you off for breaking a ridiculous rule.

When security tells you off for breaking a ridiculous rule

“Yes sir. I won’t wear my hat in the crew bar ever again.”

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