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My Contract By the Numbers

In Uncategorized on October 27, 2013 at 12:13 am

Well I can’t believe it, but this contract is over….34 countries, 55 cities, 7 months, 30 weeks, 209 days, 5,016 hours, 300,960, 18,057,600 seconds, countless memories, new friends, and new experiences. I really haven’t had time to organize all my pictures, let alone process all the things I’ve seen and done. When I look through my pictures it really starts to hit me. So much has happened in the last 7 months that each picture brings to the foreground some kind of memory or story and I re-live it all over again. I really am so grateful and happy and totally in love with the world. I can’t wait to come back to some of the places I’ve been and to see the ones I haven’t yet. But I am ready to go home, I miss my family, I miss so many things about home. One thing I love about traveling is that it really makes you appreciate the people that make you feel at home.

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  1. Hi Erica, I’ve found your blog just while looking form more information about life crew on board. I’ m joining Carnival at the end of the month ( if everything will be quick with my visa) and I’m leaving my job here in Italy to start this new experience as a GSA. I wanted to thank you for all the precious info I got from your diary! Do I advise I should also bring warmer clothes for the period during which Carnival travels to the north? Well, actually I have a lot of questions, but now I wanted to know about this….I’m already preparing my luggage ( only in my mind at the moment ). Thanks again and hope I can meet you somewhere 🙂
    Stefania

    • Hi Stefania!I’m so excited to hear that you will be joining our wonderful Carnival family! Packing is difficult sometimes, bring some warm clothes for sure, I find I’m always cold on board with the A/C, but most likely you won’t be on a ship going north, typically with those speaking multiple languages, especially Italian, you will go to one of the ships that is listed as supplying international assistance, and those are all in the Caribbean. Of course you absolutely could get assigned to the ship in the north, but it’s not likely. At the end of the day it really depends on where they need people! Please don’t hesitate to get in touch with me if you have any more questions, and welcome to the team!!

      Erica

  2. Thanks a lot for your quick answer Erika! I have seen that we do shifts, does it mean you do not work for long hours all together, but that these are divided during the day? This sounds much better, I think.
    Another question: is there a dentist on board? You know, just in case…
    I have been said that after something like 3 months, some friends or relatives can come for a cruise with a particular discount. Do you know anything about this?
    Anyway….I hope my LEO will arrive soon so that I can get my visa on time to be there at the end of the month!!! Looking forward to it 😃. Now you’ ll have a rest of 2 months before signing on again, right? Enjoy your holiday and thanks so much for your help,
    Stefania

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