Why should you care if a cruise line takes care of its crew? Why should you care if the crew are happy? As long as you get a sweet deal on the cruise of a lifetime, that’s all that matters, right?
All cruisers should always remember this one simple thought: the crew makes the cruise. Repeat it in your mind a few times if need be, but never forget the people behind every delicious dish, made bed, clean glass, warm smile and safe journey.
The interaction a cruise passenger has with the crew members of the ship can often make or break the vacation.
I have mentioned in previous posts that a happy crew member is infectious, spreading to the ship’s passengers. And crew members are more likely to go out of their way to help you if they actually enjoy their job.
Here are some areas in which the crew makes all the difference in the cruise vacation experience.
In Your Stateroom
Most cruisers probably don’t fully appreciate all that room stewards do every day. But a good crew will not only make sure everything is clean and tidy but will also see if you have special needs or preferences. Some will even showcase the cabin’s features and see if you have any questions. You could run into your room steward 3 to 7 times a day (depending how often you frequent your room and walk the hallways), so that friendly and helpful disposition certainly goes a long w