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Guys, I'm 5 subscribers away from 400!

 

If you haven't already, smash the subscribe button, and keep up to date with all my work on a cruise ship vlogs!

 

www.youtube.com/ChristopherWongVLOGS

 

Thank you again for all the love so far!

 

We're just about to leave Port Canaveral, ready for yet another busy cruise. I spent today in Publix buying lots of essentials. This is how I typically spend my turnaround day.

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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 s

Just arrived! Waiting to sign-on the ship.  

HAPPY HOLIDAYS FROM OASIS OF THE SEAS!    

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6 minutes ago, CHRIS WONG said:

Guys, I'm 5 subscribers away from 400!

 

If you haven't already, smash the subscribe button, and keep up to date with all my work on a cruise ship vlogs!

 

www.youtube.com/ChristopherWongVLOGS 

I'm #397. 😁

2 hours ago, TJ! said:

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!

@TJ!, if you want even more info on this than what Chris might be able to give, check out the "Behind the Crew Door" podcast. They talk about all of this and more, it's actually a bit of an eye-opener what crew life is like. I learned about the podcast here, in fact, in one of our semi-regular discussion threads around tipping.

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Hi Chris -

Congratulations on becoming the Casino Host on the Mariner of the Seas.  My wife and I will be on the Mariner next week (10-21 through 10-25).  We will stop to see you in the casino.  Right now I'm not very happy with the Casino Royale program.  I received an e-mail yesterday welcoming us to enjoy our Casino Royale benefits.  In checking I found that my wife and I both had promos for $50 casino credit.  When I called the Casino Royale phone number they told me that the promos could not be used because it was too close to the cruise.  I was told that the promo had to be requested prior to the final payment date for the cruise.  We have another cruise scheduled in January on the Harmony of the Seas and I believe that the final payment date has passed on that on also.

So they send me an email informing me that I have a promo and its worthless.

My wife and I are both Diamond Plus.  We are not big gamblers but play the slots every day on our cruises.

Maybe you can contact someone at the Casino Royale program and correct the problem.

We will stop and introduce ourselves in the casino.

Nick Augelli        [email protected]       Loyalty # 371773088

 

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On 10/18/2019 at 1:32 PM, hsweat22 said:

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!

Yes, I have lots more videos to post. It's just hard to find time to edit with my current schedule onboard the ship. I currently have a 'how much I earn' video nearly finished.

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On 10/18/2019 at 1:56 PM, TJ! said:

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!

I'm from Liverpool!

It's actually very common to have a relationship with another crew member onboard. It's easier for me because I don't have a girlfriend/wife at home.

I'm lucky that I can go back to my parents house in between my contracts. The rest of my belongings are there.

Being away from family/friends is the hardest part of the job, and is something you have to adjust to. Lots of Skype calls!

Yes, I never have to worry about job security. As long as I complete my contract, I'm always offered another. And with Royal bringing out new ships every year, job opportunities are always there. If I wanted to, I could do this for the rest of my life.

 

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2 hours ago, Nick III said:

Hi Chris -

Congratulations on becoming the Casino Host on the Mariner of the Seas.  My wife and I will be on the Mariner next week (10-21 through 10-25).  We will stop to see you in the casino.  Right now I'm not very happy with the Casino Royale program.  I received an e-mail yesterday welcoming us to enjoy our Casino Royale benefits.  In checking I found that my wife and I both had promos for $50 casino credit.  When I called the Casino Royale phone number they told me that the promos could not be used because it was too close to the cruise.  I was told that the promo had to be requested prior to the final payment date for the cruise.  We have another cruise scheduled in January on the Harmony of the Seas and I believe that the final payment date has passed on that on also.

So they send me an email informing me that I have a promo and its worthless.

My wife and I are both Diamond Plus.  We are not big gamblers but play the slots every day on our cruises.

Maybe you can contact someone at the Casino Royale program and correct the problem.

We will stop and introduce ourselves in the casino.

Nick Augelli        [email protected]       Loyalty # 371773088

 

I look forward to meeting you Nick. Unfortunately, there isn't anything I can do at this point as our head office always has the final say in what promotions I'm allowed to allocate. I have a lot of guests that come to me with this same problem. 

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Hey guys!

So I have some exciting news!

I found out last night that I'm going to be transferred to Oasis Of The Seas in 3 weeks time. This is a big step up for me, and a lot more responsibility is going to be put on me - but I'm excited for this challenge.

I'll be flying out to Spain to join the ship, and then crossing back to America for the beginning of the Caribbean season.

Let me know if any of you will be on Oasis! I look forward to meeting you!

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28 minutes ago, CHRIS WONG said:

Hey guys!

So I have some exciting news!

I found out last night that I'm going to be transferred to Oasis Of The Seas in 3 weeks time. This is a big step up for me, and a lot more responsibility is going to be put on me - but I'm excited for this challenge.

I'll be flying out to Spain to join the ship, and then crossing back to America for the beginning of the Caribbean season.

Let me know if any of you will be on Oasis! I look forward to meeting you!

How exciting!  How long is your contract?  We board in January on the Oasis.

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31 minutes ago, CHRIS WONG said:

Hey guys!

So I have some exciting news!

I found out last night that I'm going to be transferred to Oasis Of The Seas in 3 weeks time. This is a big step up for me, and a lot more responsibility is going to be put on me - but I'm excited for this challenge.

I'll be flying out to Spain to join the ship, and then crossing back to America for the beginning of the Caribbean season.

Let me know if any of you will be on Oasis! I look forward to meeting you!

We're heading on Oasis next August -  I imagine you'll be done with your current contract by then.  If you are back on her next summer, we'll be sure to stop by and say hello! Great work on the vlogs.

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45 minutes ago, CHRIS WONG said:

Hey guys!

So I have some exciting news!

I found out last night that I'm going to be transferred to Oasis Of The Seas in 3 weeks time. This is a big step up for me, and a lot more responsibility is going to be put on me - but I'm excited for this challenge.

I'll be flying out to Spain to join the ship, and then crossing back to America for the beginning of the Caribbean season.

Congrats Chris!! That's So Cool!! 

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Thats fantastic, well done man

The does bring up a question or to though...

How often would you switch ships normally? and when you get notified how long is it till you're transferred? I'm sure you make a lot of friends being in such a close knit community, hope you get a chance for a wee send off before you disappear

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18 hours ago, CHRIS WONG said:

Hey guys!

So I have some exciting news!

I found out last night that I'm going to be transferred to Oasis Of The Seas in 3 weeks time. This is a big step up for me, and a lot more responsibility is going to be put on me - but I'm excited for this challenge.

I'll be flying out to Spain to join the ship, and then crossing back to America for the beginning of the Caribbean season.

Let me know if any of you will be on Oasis! I look forward to meeting you!

Congrats Chris, that was a fast promotion lol!

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19 hours ago, darketower said:

We're heading on Oasis next August -  I imagine you'll be done with your current contract by then.  If you are back on her next summer, we'll be sure to stop by and say hello! Great work on the vlogs.

Yes, my contract is scheduled to finish in March. Thank you for watching my vlogs!

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