Working on a cruise ship is very different from land-based hospitality jobs. The greatest difference is the amount of importance placed on safety. Public safety for the passengers and behind-the-scenes safety for the crew. Emergency drills are a way of life when working on a ship. As you can see in this video the crew areas are nothing like the passenger areas. The rooms are small and close together. If an emergency takes place the men and women in these cabins are the ones that will be helping and directing the passengers. Therefore it is paramount that not only are crew members well trained but also that they can find their way up to the passenger areas in a real emergency situation.
Behind the Scenes
In the short video below you will see first hand the crew quarters area and evacuation markings.
Click here to see videos I made on the beach in Madagascar while heading out to work on a cruise ship. Also, check this incredible outdoor food market on Réunion Island while on a hunt for mangos.