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You think you have what it takes to work as a guest entertainer on cruise ships!
This is the first of a series about working as a comedy magician on cruise ship. I have worked on 32 cruise ship with 6 major cruise line during the last 7 years. The cruise industry is one of the fastest growing business in the world. Ten to twenty new luxury liners are being built every year, and with that growth there has been an equally impressive boom in the number of available jobs.
I will try to explain you what it is to work and live on a cruise ship as a guest entertainer.
Before you even consider being a magician on a cruise ship, you need to ask yourself some questions.
work for a "captive" middle class Americans audience who has spend half of his spare time watching television and for most of them have never even put a foot in a theater to witness a live show.
stand being evaluate by these same middle class Americans (because they are gonna fill a comment card at the end of the cruise)
tolerate being criticized by a "cruise director" who in 90% of the time as never been near a real stage, except on a cruise ship, and now think that he is in showbiz ness.
work with a non motivated stage crew
live in a cabin that is the size of a "walking closet"
eat at the buffet every day
respect the dress code
meet and mingle with the people that have seen my show
travel all over the world for several hours, sometimes 2 days, to catch a ship. Being exhausted and then find out that I have to performed 2 shows with no rehearsal in 3 hours.
work on a moving stage (when the sea is rough)
If you've answer no to any of these questions than cruise ship is not your business.
All these questions and more are gonna be discussed in the incoming articles.
Cruise ship jobs divided by departments:
Please visit the Cruise Ship Jobs website for more information about cruise ship employment.
Another website, All Cruise Jobs, lists many actual job openings on cruise ships.