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Life changing story in St Thomas

Posted by TheDannyBlack , Sep 11 2012 - - - - - - · 1,194 views

This is not a blog about the port of St Thomas, the beautiful US Virgin Island, but more of some amazing advice from an individual living there.I was with a friend at a restaurant in St Thomas, the waiter came to us and you could tell he was from the States and not the Caribbean, so I just had to ask. "Where are you from?" He replied, "Philede...


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Boat Drill... lets skip it... WRONG!

Posted by TheDannyBlack , Aug 21 2012 - - - - - - · 989 views

THE BOAT DRILL is probably one of the biggest buzz/fun kills after arriving at your final vacation destination. Why do we have them? Safety reasons no doubt. What about returning cruisers, sorry nothing can be done about it... It really has nothing to do with the cruise lines, only maritime (coast guard) regulations. Especially after that horrific acciden...


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I missed the Ship! For Real (part 2)

Posted by TheDannyBlack , Jul 31 2012 - - - - - - · 1,012 views

I missed the Ship! For Real (part 2) So on my last blog I told a story about almost missing the ship..Part 2 is also a true story about about actually missing the ship.This is one of the craziest stories I have had while traveling. I can say that when it comes to traveling to your ship or a transfer of ships when working for ships the cruise lines will waste a LOT of money.    It all started...


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I missed the ship! Close Call (part 1)

Posted by TheDannyBlack , Jul 16 2012 - - - - - - · 1,008 views
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I missed the ship! Close Call (part 1) Missing the ship!  This is what all of us Cruisers and Crew all fear.You will hear in this blog one of the best close call missing the ship experience ever!Lets start out with a little background info about the ship. If it says back on board at 4:30 it means you need to be back at least in the line to get on ship at that time, and at 5:00 the ship...


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So how hard does the crew really work?

Posted by TheDannyBlack , Jul 03 2012 - - - - - - · 1,163 views
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So how hard does the crew really work? I had a question come in about "Ship Life"  for crew:Larry asked, "Do you get days off and how many hrs. a day does the crew work?"All positions for crew are different, but there is actually 3 different levels of workers on the ship. Crew, Staff, and Officers.Crew  are like cabin stewards, servers, cleaners, and most people you do not see...


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Top ways to sneak alcohol on ships! *Insider Info*

Posted by TheDannyBlack , Jun 14 2012 - - - - - - · 18,721 views
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Top ways to sneak alcohol on ships! *Insider Info* I worked on cruise ships for 2 years and I have hung out with a lot of guests in that time. I always hear stories about how they sneak their alcohol on the cruise ship. I always perk up and ask "how?" They always were reluctant to tell me because they though I would turn them in, and I would always assure them its out of my own curiosity because e...


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Im Back

Posted by TheDannyBlack , Jun 09 2012 - * * * * * · 891 views

I'm Back!After signing off the Carnival Magic in Barcelona in September, I traveled the States bringing the Vacation to the people. I have been performing all over the States and heading to Europe and Australia soon. I decided it was time to share more inside information with cruising, for all the new and old cruisers and people looking to work on...


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Weezer Cruise

Posted by TheDannyBlack , Nov 23 2011 - - - - - - · 914 views

So after working on cruises for a good while, I finally broke down and booked a cruise as a Guest. I am going on the Carnival Destiny for the Weezer (band) cruise on January 19th. I have not been on a ship that did a concert style cruise but I am looking forward to it. I will be only stopping at Cozumel (a place i have been more than my fair share) I am s...


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Returning Home for Vacation After Working Onboard for 5 Months

Posted by TheDannyBlack , Sep 28 2011 - - - - - - · 832 views

Hi Everyone,    Coming home from being on a cruise ship for 5 months is always different.        You do not realize the differences of living on ships and living on land. Communication is completely different. Having a cell phone and texting is foreign to me again, and being connected online all the time without paying for it is amazing. However paying...


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Questions for a Shipboard Entertainer: Gaining weight, the food, contracts, perks, and shopping!

Posted by TheDannyBlack , Sep 13 2011 - - - - - - · 861 views

Hi everyone!  Many people are fascinated about working aboard a modern day cruise ship.  And I must say, it's a very cool gig.  As soon as guests find out that I work aboard the ship, I am asked a wide range of questions.....I've been asked pretty much everything .... ranging from my personal experiences, how life really is at sea, crew contra...






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