They are offering an incentive for the crew to sleep with each other – Yes, if you share your room with another crew member you get $300. This is a normal incentive, and happens often in the busy season. If you have your own cabin, you can put someone on the floor, or in your bed, or if you have a double cabin and you can stuff three people in, even better. It seems like a lot of money, but it’s nothing compared to the 5,000 + revenue they could get from a stateroom. Then they relocate all the high-end crew members who usually get staterooms into high-end crew cabins, and everyone is happy and cosy and richer. There are just not enough rooms to go around sometimes.
No way would I let anyone share my palace for a mere $300. Without the magic curtain and two beds, I can’t imagine sharing my castle with another girl, friend or not. Maybe next cruise when I am more settled into my job.
(And I imagine you all shouting “take the money!”)
Well here she is folks, the Russian Rhapsody. I could have sworn they’ve used that name before! I am writing from Stockholm today, and as I catch up with my blogging you will hear a lot more about Scandinavia in the weeks to come.