One of the things that really interested me when working on a ship is the lifestyle. When you are on land, things are pretty standard. You pay for and make your meals, pay for rent, and all the normal things we do to survive, whether it be in a big city, or out in the country.
When you are on board, they make it very simple for you. For one, you do not pay rent which in itself is a huge savings. The other thing as well is, not only do you not pay for your food, but you also have your food made for you as well.
There is what they call a crew mess on board which is where all the crew can eat. It’s a buffet style with lots if different selections. I try to eat fairy healthy and with that being said, I am very happy with the selection available. On one side of the mess, they have the normal dishes, and on the other side, there is a specialty section. This is where the treat comes in as they will change the food they serve in this section every day. I have been able to enjoy different foods from all over the world.
There is also a few different restaurants which you can eat at if you are looking for a change. The sushi restaurant is my go to for sure. They have an amazing tuna dish! Chops is a steakhouse which I would say is my favorite place to eat. There are many other restaurants available on board as well.
As far as where you sleep onboard, this can vary with each contract. There are both single share and double share cabins that you stay in. I have had the same single share throughout my contract and have really enjoyed it. I share a bathroom with the cabin next to me and it has worked out great. With all the different work and exploring I have been doing, I am hardly ever in my cabin. When it comes to studying, I will study up on the bridge as I have a beautiful view of the ocean. The bridge is known for having the best view in the house.
Please note all thoughts and opinions are my own and do not in any way reflect those of Royal Caribbean.