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Hello! I Am A Crew Member!

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Hi everyone,

 

For 6 months, I was working in the shops onboard Independence Of The Seas. I actually got the opportunity to meet some of you guys, and I just wanted say thank you for saying hello!

 

I actually made some YouTube vlogs of my experience during this contract, and wanted to share it with you guys. I'm trying to show what being a Royal Caribbean crew member is like, and I think a lot of you guys will find this very interesting!

 

In this first vlog, I show you the sign-on process. Me, walking on to the ship as a new crew member - followed by a ship tour.

 

https://youtu.be/TwY2wMDjpBk

 

I'm have begun my next contract onboard Mariner Of The Seas for 7 months, starting my new role as a Casino Host.

 

I hope to meet more of you soon, and ask me any questions you may have about being a crew member!

 

Please SUBSCRIBE to my channel as well. One day, I hope to vlog for Royal Caribbean full time!

www.youtube.com/ChristopherWongVLOGS

 

Chris

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9 hours ago, CHRIS WONG said:

Hi everyone,

 

For 6 months, I was working in the shops onboard Independence Of The Seas. I actually got the opportunity to meet some of you guys, and I just wanted say thank you for saying hello!

 

I actually made some YouTube vlogs of my experience during this contract, and wanted to share it with you guys. I'm trying to show what being a Royal Caribbean crew member is like, and I think a lot of you guys will find this very interesting!

 

In this first vlog, I show you the sign-on process. Me, walking on to the ship as a new crew member - followed by a ship tour.

 

https://youtu.be/TwY2wMDjpBk

 

I'm have begun my next contract onboard Mariner Of The Seas for 7 months, starting my new role as a Casino Host.

 

I hope to meet more of you soon, and ask me any questions you may have about being a crew member!

 

Please SUBSCRIBE to my channel as well. One day, I hope to vlog for Royal Caribbean full time!

 

Chris

Chris, I have to commend you!!!  You put everything you need for a six month cruise in one suitcase.....we go on a seven day cruise and take five suitcases!!!  That is amazing! 

I enjoyed your vlog and look forward to more. I am subscribing to your channel for sure. Keep them coming!

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Congrats on the promotion!  I just got off Mariner a couple of weeks ago. What dates will you be on her? I usually get to know the host pretty well on my recent cruises.

 

Also, going to check out your vlog!  

 

Best of luck!

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19 hours ago, KaydenDeen said:

Hello Chris, 

I was just wondering what made you want to become a crew member and how did you decide to go with Royal Caribbean? 

Thanks in advance!

Cheers, 

Kayden

My first position onboard was working in the shops, and the retail company that I worked for assigned me Independence Of The Seas.

We don't get to choose. It could have been any ship, any cruise line. I feel very lucky to have been offered a Royal Caribbean ship. Working for Royal has changed my life!

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6 hours ago, hsweat22 said:

Congrats on the promotion!  I just got off Mariner a couple of weeks ago. What dates will you be on her? I usually get to know the host pretty well on my recent cruises.

 

Also, going to check out your vlog!  

 

Best of luck!

I will be here till March! I'm sure we'll see each other soon!

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11 hours ago, rtread said:

Chris, I have to commend you!!!  You put everything you need for a six month cruise in one suitcase.....we go on a seven day cruise and take five suitcases!!!  That is amazing! 

I enjoyed your vlog and look forward to more. I am subscribing to your channel for sure. Keep them coming!

Haha! Well our crew cabins are quite small, so we learn to pack light. I think it's a lot harder for the girls.

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I hope you don't have to fit your uniforms in that suitcase, and it's just for your "off duty" clothes and basics like socks & undergarments! Would stink to lose space to stuff you'll only ever wear on board.

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16 hours ago, JLMoran said:

I hope you don't have to fit your uniforms in that suitcase, and it's just for your "off duty" clothes and basics like socks & undergarments! Would stink to lose space to stuff you'll only ever wear on board.

I wear my own suits for work, so yes, my uniform is in the suitcase.

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19 hours ago, CHRIS WONG said:

I will be here till March! I'm sure we'll see each other soon!

finished up the vlogs yesterday.  Do you plan to continue to make some new content? thought it was very interesting!

 

I don't think ill be back on Mariner by March.  I am on Anthem in December and Brilliance in March.  It looks like we will both be in Nassau on the same day.  If you get off the ship would be fun to meet up and grab a beer or something!

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Where are you from Chris, your place of residency when you're not on the ship?

Does this affect or hinder your ability to have a relationship with your significant other?

How does paying rent work for your house/apartment if you're working on a ship for half a year at a time? (Does someone watch your place and belongings?)

How do you make it work with your family and friends since you're gone for such a long duration?

Once hired by royal caribbean is there job security or can they terminate at will?

Thanks in advance!

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