The crew area has its own bar for the crew which is open daily until 2 o' clock. Various theme nights and parties take place there and interesting and talented staff members act as DJ.
This is the place to celebrate together after work, to switch off, have a good time and to get to know and meet each other.
On deck there is also a separate area for sunbathing for the crew, mostly well shielded from the eyes of the guests. Appropriate furniture for relaxing and taking a breath are of course available there.
It is the ideal place for morning exercise in the fresh air, to enjoy the sunset or to watch the departure from the port.
Some ships have their own pool for the crew.
Our ships also have their own fitness and weights room for the crew members, who can, of course, use it free of charge.
via Crew Welfare:
The Crew Welfare Committee is a group within the crew that takes care of the welfare of the entire crew. This also means that they host parties and barbeques, arrange game or movie nights, offer sports and dance classes or organise group excursions.
If you prefer to take it easy after work and put your feet up, you can borrow books and films from our media library. You can take them out on loan from the Human Resources area.
A visit to the hairdresser, a relaxing SPA treatment such as a massage or a personal trainer for your workout are available to you on board on particularly favourable terms. Please make an appointment in advance!
You may shop in the onboard shops at set times. As a crew member, you will receive a discount on your private purchases.
There is also a shop exclusively for crew members where everyday essentials can be purchased. Here you can also buy drinks, snacks and tobacco products within the set times.
You do not need any cash for your purchases on board – everything is conveniently settled on your shipboard account.
We provide washing machines in the onboard laundry for washing your private linen. You can wash your personal linen there yourself or leave it to be washed for a small fee.
The service uniform is of course cleaned and ironed free of charge.
You are part of a very international team on board. We employ professionals from all over the world, with cultural, religious and linguistic differences and with various traditions and values. This diversity is very important to us and a thrilling experience. We expect you to be able to become part of it. And we expect you to be willing to accept and respect your colleagues' characteristics, because we see these differences as a great addition to our daily work.
The language within the crew and the safety language on board is generally English. Therefore, it is important that you can speak and understand English at a good level.
The language spoken with our guests is German.
Leisure/free time: On board this means experiencing ship life from the guests' perspective.
The Leisure Card grants crew members access to public areas which are normally reserved for guests. These include, for example, restaurants, bars, discos or outdoor areas. With a Leisure Card you can go there and enjoy yourself.
The Leisure Card is always valid for one day. The department head decides who receives it. There is always only a limited number of Leisure Cards on board and they are divided among the departments based on the number of staff members and service tasks.