Life on board is fun, fun, fun!! But remember you are working 7 days a week and need to be sure that you are fresh and ready for work every day. Drink plenty of water, eat well and rest. I was one of those fortunate people who could go to bed at 3 am and be wide awake at 7 am and ready for the day but I don’t really recommend it nowadays. My secret back then? Lots of water and afternoon naps. However, if you are on port duty an afternoon nap may not be an option so remember, this is your job, your new career and also now and then they may do an alcohol test. So party wisely, save your money and enjoy the opportunity.
Also you are going to be with these people ( your fellow crew members) for 6 or 7 months so make friends and treat everyone with respect. Make sure you say “hi” to everyone and remember if someone just walks past and doesn’t acknowledge you they may be having a bad day so give them the benefit of the doubt ( until it happens again that is!)
Also when you are walking in crew areas wear sensible shoes and don’t have your headphones in. There is a lot of traffic and machinery and you don’t want to be in a daze and walk in front of a pallet being moved.
There are many nationalities on board and people doing many different jobs so be grateful you are in the entertainment department and have a bit more freedom than some of the other crew members. Take time to understand other peoples positions and learn about different cultures and for sure learn a few words in other languages.
Your contract and time on board is what you make of it. So enjoy every moment and ensure you arrive hope at the end of your contract tanned and full of great stories. Not absolutely knackered and needing to go to a detox clinic! Have fun 🙂