The ex cruise doctor was told that the “biggest” perk to working on cruises was all the women (Image: Getty Images)
Cruise ship holidays see hundreds of members of crew working hard to make the trip enjoyable for the passengers onboard. These staff members are kept busy and often work long hours - but there are positives to the job. Former cruise ship doctor Ben MacFarlane revealed the joys of the profession in his book Cruise Ship SOS. MacFarlane explained he was told about the perks of the job from a colleague when he first started onboard.
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The ex cruise doctor was told that the “biggest” perk to working on cruises was all the women.
“The best perks are the ladies: the dancers, the singer, the shop staff, the waitresses, the hairdressers, the spa girls,” the cruise colleague told MacFarlane.
“They all love a man in uniform. They adore a man with three or more stripes on his shoulders.”
The Doctor’s fellow crew member also revealed the perils of romance aboard a cruise ship.
“You’ll have to decide how faithful you want to be,” he said. “Most of the officers on board are married, but you wouldn’t know that from the way they act once we leave port.
“Last cruise we had a nasty outbreak of gonorrhoea. The contact tracing took the rest of the cruise.
Cruise: “Most of the officers are married, but you wouldn’t know that from the way they act" (Image: Getty Images)
“It would have been more efficient to just put antibiotics in the water supply and treat the whole bridge and spa staff in one go.”
Another former cruise ship worker, Joshua