As part of my rehab, once I am cleared to travel, the we are going to do a few short cruises, I was checking online early this morning at the 3/4 day Mexico cruises on Carnival (btw, don't ever judge these types of cruises as the real Carnival, they are party boats) when I stumbled across a fare I could not pass up.
$2, plus $50 taxes for mid Febuary.....$2 !!!!! seriously ? 50 cents a day !!!!! Yeah, we booked.
|Quoting Ken777 (Reply 224):|
That's why there needs to be a tough judge and a harsh sentence. Then the cruise lines need to let the staff know about that tough sentence. Get it right in their face.
Very true, the other way of dealing with this is find the town they are from, do not renew the contracts of people from that town when they become due and explain to them why, word will spread very quickly.
RCCL had a problem in the 80's with crew from, I want to say Trinidad, nothing to the extremes posted abou there, more that they were just being rude to the guests. A company called Posiden services were bought in to fix the problem, they did it the quick and easy way, as the ships came into Miami, each crew member was taken off the ship, driven to MIA
and flown home, end of problem. Word got around the fleet quickly.
The amount of money these crew members make, while in some cases very low compared to US guests, is an absolute fortune back in the home country, they can bankroll their whole family through school and set them up for better lives.
I know how this can sound, heck it's a little creepy to be sitting here typing this, but I have spent time at the crew bars talking to the crew off hours, the vast majority of them would fight tooth and nail to get a cruise job, it's hard work, damn hard work, but it's better than 99.9% of them can get at home.