Living conditions for cruise ship workers range like the tides, high to low within a matter of minutes. The downgrades of working at sea include long shifts, unequal pay, and social caste systems. On the upside, crew members can enjoy some cheap booze and experience geographical and cultural diversity as they sail all over the globe. With certain cases, such as discrepancies in salaries, unions need to better advocate for crew members; however, other living conditions are relatively harmless and quite funny.
Read on to see if you would be willing to give up the land for sea with these stories from cruise ship workers they don’t want you to know.