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#34302 by Kramerguy
Sat Jun 14, 2008 1:53 pm
Ain't nobody going to take you seriously when you use a gmail account as your contact info.

What cruise line? What's your internal email? Give us at least some details...

I think I got 4 personal emails this week in my yahoo box about working on cruise lines, and half of them also seemed to think I needed to buy enough viagra to keep an elephant hard for a month... ya know?

#34307 by gbheil
Sat Jun 14, 2008 4:01 pm
Elepehant :shock: :lol:

#34324 by philbymon
Sat Jun 14, 2008 5:46 pm
There are cruise lines & cruise lines.

I've heard some good & bad stories about working for them from ppl who've done it.

With some co's, you are considered to be on the clock 24/7 as long as your are on board that ship. You cannot sit & have a drink with a fan. You cannot fraternize with the audience or other paying members at all. You cannot have dinner with them or sit in a lounge chair & talk to them, in some cases. You also cannot drink, while working with some of these co's. They consider you to be a member of the crew, ready to assist in anything you can at a moment's notice.

There are other co's that aren't quite so strict, but whenever you work for a cruise line, you best mind your P's & Q's. If you get fired, they just might leave you at the next port to find your own way home.

That being said, there is some great $ to be made by working for them.

I don't know about this guy, if he even has an in with any cruise line, or if you'd want to work for any co he's involved with.

Personally, 6-8 weeks on a big boat with no chance of picking up those rich honeys or even have a simple drink would put me off a bit. Investigate the co & find out what thier policies are for performing acts.

#34326 by gbheil
Sat Jun 14, 2008 5:58 pm
Man there is a great heads up. I aint no cabin boy!

#34332 by Andragon
Sat Jun 14, 2008 6:32 pm
I agree with San. Thanks, Phil. I'll try to remember this if I ever get a chance like that :D

#34355 by Crip2Nite
Sat Jun 14, 2008 11:21 pm
...so you just sneak into your cabin after every break and drink and drug and screw and live the rockstar life.... If they have anything to say about that just wreak havoc on the high seas and run around the deck nekkid! :twisted:

#34357 by gbheil
Sat Jun 14, 2008 11:33 pm
ARR, THERE SHE BLOWS!

#34379 by philbymon
Sun Jun 15, 2008 10:33 am
Well, you CAN party your lil butt off when you make port, but I wouldn't try it on board, if it were me.

With my luck, I'd get fired on Monday, they wouldn't hit port until Friday, & they'd charge me for thier services for those other 3 days, steal my pay to cover it, & drop me off in Honduras to find my own way home!

You might be able to fraternize with the rest of the crew, but I'd bet that that cute little events coordinator has a very full dance card. The guy in the engine room really has no appeal for me.

#34395 by fisherman bob
Sun Jun 15, 2008 3:58 pm
Ain't no crappie, largemouth bass, bluegill, channel catfish, etc. on a cruise ship. fisherman bob don't work on no cruise ship. Later...

#34437 by philbymon
Sun Jun 15, 2008 8:19 pm
Hey Bob! I just spent 5 hours fishing & all I got was my t-shirt wet.

I always seem to go "Zen fishing." You know...fishing without the hope of really catching anything. I got some nice sized sunnies, three 4-6 inch largemouth & a 7 inch cat. Threw 'em all back.

But it's all about the journey, isn't it? But then why am I so HUNGRY?

Had a good time with my son (who caught ZERO - not even anything small) & will be doing it again next weekend.

I've come to the conclusion that although I'm a pisces, I know nothing about the water or its denizens. I can live with that.

At least we didn't roll the canoe this time out! We did the last 2 times we went.

#34483 by Senior Jalapeno
Mon Jun 16, 2008 12:32 pm
After performing and winning the "cheezy event" with Wipeout in a passenger contest on a Carnaval cruise ship playing with the orchestra. I spoke to several of them after the talent show about their occupation.They were all very skilled music theory gurus and could read sheet music - a requirement they informed me. Most had music degrees from various Universities. The bands/acts on board they informed me, were entirely non-americans (The Top-40 dance band was Phillapino, the pool calypso band was Jamaican) and had been booked through their individual agents for contracual temporary employment.

The best way for bands / acts to research this career avenue is to contact the individual lines "themselves" . I am certain they can give you a reputable agency refferal to send your promo-pack to for entertainment consideration aboard a represented line. Keep in mind though, the entertainment and repertoire' must be geared for an "all age crowd", many senior citizens book cruises.

Bon' Voyage,
EL' Peno'

#34484 by Paleopete
Mon Jun 16, 2008 12:37 pm
Ain't no crappie, largemouth bass, bluegill, channel catfish, etc. on a cruise ship. fisherman bob don't work on no cruise ship.


Yeah but there are triggerfish, angelfish, red snapper, grouper, the occasional redfish, and plenty others to be caught. I'd rather fish salt water any day than fresh, the fish are just lots better tasting. You can have the bass and crappie, angelfish and trigger fish are loads better.

Philby I went yesterday too, also got nothing but hot and smelly...had a few bites but no takers. I guess it was just one of those days...and my outboard started running funky too, it's a 68 Evinrude 9.5, in great shape and usually runs great but yesterday it started acting like trash in the gas, looked at the inline filter after we hit the bank and it had some crud in there so I guess I get to change out the cartridge this week and try it again...

#34499 by fisherman bob
Mon Jun 16, 2008 5:03 pm
For you people who are having little or no "luck" fishing here's some advice. Fishing isn't a matter of "luck." I haven't used bait for thirty years. I primarily use spinners, spoons, and jigs. The key to success is to pick a lure color that contrasts with the water color and clarity. Gamefish (bluegill, bass, crappie, trout) are for the most part sight feeders. They won't strike what they can't see. If you're fishing in greenish (algae) tinted waters you need to use mainly black, flourescent pink, orange, red, and silver lures. If you're fishing in brown (turbid) waters use flourescent chartreuse, black, and gold lures. If you're fishing in very clear water try blue and black lures. If you're fishing in bright sunshine don't use really shiny lures, tone down to darker colors (black works great in sunshine). Also use the lightest line possible. I very seldom use anything larger than six pound test. I get way more strikes, might lose a few more lures, but net result is way more fish caught. Don't skimp on line quality either, go with Stren or Trilene. My two favorte lures are Mepps spinners and genuine Eppinger Dardevles. They're more expensive but worth it. Another factor to consider is the fact that fish may see your lure from above the lure or see the lure above them. A lure that has three or more colors on it is going to be able to be seen from all different directions. Crappie are notorious up feeders. A little black on a lure is much easier for them to see against the sky. I also spray a little scent on the lures. For real finicky fish it may be an advantage for you to catch a few extra fish with the added scent. Good "luck" on your next fishing trip.

#34504 by jw123
Mon Jun 16, 2008 5:56 pm
I dont use lures either,

Ussually a basket at the local Krogers.

Ive found a nice shady spot under the Seafood sign.

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