Cruise ship workers reveal the most disappointing things about their job
- Cruise ship jobs have a number of features that set them apart from most land-based jobs.
- Current and former cruise ship workers have described to Business Insider a wide range of experiences.
- Workers who described both positive and negative experiences told Business Insider they were disappointed by some parts of their job.
- Their disappointments included limited free time and a hostile work environment.
Some current and former cruise ship workers have told Business Insider they find "ship life" appealing due to close friendships with their colleagues and freedom from long commutes and cooking their own meals. But others have painted a different picture, saying they have felt overworked or mistreated.
Workers from both camps told Business Insider they were disappointed by some part of their experience. Here's what six current and former cruise ship workers said was the most disappointing part of their job. (Each requested anonymity for fear of reprisal from their current or former employer.)
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Limited free time
A hostile work environment
Visiting the same locations repeatedly
Being treated like a number rather than a person
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