You get paid to travel. This is probably one of the biggest pluses to working on a cruise ship.
And, it’s the one most people think about. Not only are you able to see new places, you’ll
have the opportunity to meet people from other areas of the world, many who are crew
members along with you.
You can save your pay. Because you’re furnished room and board along with your salary,
you shouldn’t have a lot of expenses. You don’t have to pay utilities, so that’s one expense
you won’t have. You’re busy most of the time, so there isn’t much opportunity to spend
your hard-earned salary.
Meet new people. Because the crew is generally made up of people from all over the world,
you can meet new people and learn about their cultures. You may even have a foreign
roommate, which will help you learn a good deal about their culture.
After you’ve successfully completed one contract, you’ll be more likely to be chosen for
another. If you choose to change cruise lines, your previous experience may help you get
your foot in the door with the new company.