Yes, we had MANY sea days! But, we all made the most of them and kept ourselves busy. Also, it seemed to me that everyone made friends very quickly on the cruise, which is fabulous! Hospitality at Sea programs are an easy and fun way to make new friends and to meet new people from around the world. Personally, I have met many FIU students that I never met before and kind people from all different countries.
A typical Sea Day
9:00 am-1:30 pm: Classes
Sports & Outdoor Activities/ Pool & Hot Tub
8:00 pm: Dinner Together
9:00 pm: Show
Crew Member Interview
Having been a photographer for many years, crew member Victor is continuing to do what he loves on the Carnival Horizon. Victor is from Romania and is blessed to capture smiles and happy moments throughout the trip.
When did you realize you wanted to work on a cruise ship?
“Ever since the age of 26, I realized I wanted to travel and see the world. I wanted to meet new people and discover new cultures. I wanted to experience different foods. Simply just wanted to have fun while traveling. So, I applied to Carnival and it was one of the best decisions I have made for myself. I have made great friendships on the ships because everyone is here for the same reason. All crew members who come to work for a cruise line want to travel, make money, and meet different people”.
What advice can you give future crew members?
“Choose your time wisely! I realized after a couple of weeks on the ship that I don’t have as much free time as I thought I would have. But, if you plan out your day wisely, you will be able to work hard and play hard”.
What is your favorite memory so far with a guest?
“One time, a guest ask me to give his fiance a gift. It was their ten year anniversary. I was taking pictures of them and I told the women to shut her eyes for the next picture. I prepared the gift and told her to open her eyes, where her present was waiting for her. I continued to capture this special moment with my camera”.