Category cruiseship waiter

Where I’ve Been

Here is a cool map you can fill out seeing how much of the world you have been to. Just click on the title to see mine and fill out your own. Kinda fun!

The Time We Were Told It Was Just a Power Failure

The actions of the Costa Concordia captain brings to mind something I experienced when I worked on a cruise ship. It was about 9:30 at night when I was upstairs working the dessert buffet when all of a sudden the lights went out and we were without power. The ship was drifting and over the […]

Feeling A Wee Bit Hungover Are We?

Tonight at work a few of the waiters were coming back after having a couple of days of partying up North doing things like skiing and snowboarding and that favourite past time everyone can partake in and that is drinking. Of course I wouldn’t be doing such a thing as I am past that and […]

An Incredible Serendipitous Chain of Events Leads To Marriage

In April of 1995 a new stewardess comes on board while our ship is in Monte Carlo. I was working as a waiter in the dining room and it was just after breakfast when I was heading out for an espresso and I see this red head at the reception with a suitcase. Having heard […]

The Worst Complaint I Ever Endured

Have you ever had a complaint that just kept coming back to haunt you? On this particular cruise we were short staffed and so rather than have a front and back waiter or commonly referred to as the food runner some of us were required to take orders and run our own food all at […]

Hey Karl Heinz You Remember That Complaint…..

This story happened on the ship and it was pretty funny the little joke we played on the chef Karl Heinz that night. Karl Heinz had just done his first dinner service on the ship as chef and everything went great for him except for this one plate that came back because the passenger thought […]

More About Working On The Cruiseships

To continue on about working with Renaissance Cruises between 1992-96 which really if I can say so myself was probably the highlight of my entire hospitality career up to now and will remain there. I was a couple of weeks before my 33rd birthday and when I disembarked I had just turned 37 a month […]