Originally posted by skybirdrising
hardest job EVER she had ever did. 24/7 always on the go.
It's true, they do have a lot of "on call" time but it isn't true that they don't get to go ashore. I talked with a cruise ship nurse who accompanied a "guest" to our ED once and she told me they did get a chance to visit in ports of call, but that they did keep pretty long hours.
As for mingling with the guests, I doubt if I'd be interested in doing that anyway. I'd prefer to just hang with the crew and take walks on deck; which I'm sure your allowed to do.
As for being all call all the time I guess it wouldn't matter much, since your always there and there is nothing else to do. The just wonder about the pay. I don't think you pay taxes, because your not in the US, and you don't have any expenses. My only expense would be my mortgage. Should be able to save enough to work several months, get it out of the way, then kick back for several months.
I'm going on a cruise in April, I plan to visit the sick bay and talk with the nurses there.