A cruise crew member has recently revealed what crew members are not allowed to do on board a cruise ship. From drinking to dating passengers, the musician's insider knowledge lifts the lid on what is ‘against the rules, for staff'.
Passengers on board a cruise ship often wonder what goes on behind the scenes, and one cruise crew member has now disclosed what is strictly ‘against the rules' for staff. Speaking to Express.co.uk, musician and staff member on a cruise ship, Saul Weathers, revealed what crew members are prohibited from doing.
One of the most important rules that crew members must adhere to is not drinking alcohol while on duty. Weathers said: “Crew members are not allowed to drink while on duty. We get random breathalyser tests and if you are found to be above the limit you can be dismissed.”
Another rule that crew members must follow is to not have any romantic relationships with passengers. Weathers said: “It's technically against the rules for crew members to have any form of intimate relationships with passengers, even if we are off duty. We can be reprimanded or, in serious cases, dismissed if we are caught in a relationship with a passenger.”
The musician also revealed that all crew members are instructed to not become too close to passengers. He said: “We are told to be friendly and polite to passengers, but not to become too friendly. We are not supposed to become friends with them, as this can be seen as a breach of the rules.”
Finally, crew members are not allowed to use the passengers' areas on the ship, such as the gym and pool, unless they are on their own break time. Weathers said: “Crew members are not allowed to use the passengers' areas unless we are on our own break time. We are not supposed to mix with passengers while we are on duty.”
With these rules in place, crew members must adhere to them in order to avoid any repercussions. Weathers concluded: “Crew members must follow the rules carefully or else they risk being punished or even dismissed.”