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Cruise ship workers reveal what REALLY goes on at sea: ‘Everyone is having sex’

There have been reports of raucous guest behaviour on cruise ships over the years.

But there’s a whole world going on behind the scenes where staff members get up to all sorts of mischief.

Sun-soaked decks, decadent restaurants and wild pool parties are some of the few things that cruise ship staff get up to.

A former cruise ship worker wrote: “Crew bar is pretty much the only thing to do in the evenings, and since my go-to drink was less than $2 (£1.12), it was hard to argue anything else.

“I mostly spent my evenings hitting on whoever would let me, whether it be waitresses, dancers, bartenders or dancers.” 

There have also been reports of cheating and staff mingling on board.

One former cruise DJ said: “Most of us are single. Aside from the very rare married couple working on ships, most folks are unattached.

“Several people came onboard with a boyfriend or girlfriend on shore and within a month they were happily shacked up with someone from the ship.”

Another added: “It’s such a small microcosm to live in – everyone is having sex and when people do get into relationships, they call it ‘a ship thing’, meaning the relationship’s life expectancy isn’t expected to last past the cruise ship contract.”

While in the past it has been common for crew members to sleep with their colleagues, the line was drawn when it came to romping with guests.

“Crew sleeping with passengers is strictly (like, kick you off the next day strictly) forbidden,” one former crew member said.

“I worked on cruise ships for three years and have had three friends sent home over this.”

In fact, cruise ship workers often catch people humping in public areas all the time.

One former worker added: “Please guys, if you want to have sex, do it in your cabin and not in lifeboats, under tables or in the pool.

“It might seem like there’s no one around, but there are cameras everywhere.”