Saturday, March 30, 2013

Cruise Director Position

American Cruise Lines - Louisville, KY
Company Description:
The Newest and Most Environmentally Friendly Ships.
The Largest Fleet of Small Cruise Ships in America
Six Small Ships Carrying 50 to 150 Passengers
The Largest Staterooms with Interior Entrances and Large, Opening Picture Windows
Private Balconies
Elevator Service to All Decks of the Ship
Open Seating Dining Allows You to Eat at Your Leisure, all Meals Prepared Just the Way You Like
35 Cruise Itineraries to 28 States in America
A True All-American Experience. American Built, Flagged, and Crewed Ships
The Only Cruise Line with Two Authentic Paddlewheelers
--Queen of the West and Queen of the Mississippi
Complimentary Cocktail Hour Hosted Every Evening Before Dinner
Complimentary Wine and Beer with Lunch and Dinner
Gracious Hospitality and Personalized Service
--That is the Hallmark of American Cruise Lines
Many Spacious Lounges and Public Spaces on Each Ship
--Perfect for Congenial Camaraderie or Quiet Relaxation
Exquisite Cuisine From our Staff of Highly Trained Chefs
Entertainment Each Evening
Historians, Naturalists, or Local Experts Join Every Cruise
--Daily Lectures Ranging from History & Ecology to Quilting & Cuisine
Exciting Shore Excursions
--Show You the Best of Each Area We Visit

Job Description:
Cruise Director
(This is an onboard position for 1 of our 6 ships)

Job Description:
American Cruise Lines is the leader in the small ship cruising industry. We are seeking enthusiastic Cruise Directors to live and work on board our luxurious ships. This one of a kind opportunity is ideal for recent college graduates or industry professionals and is a great opportunity to begin a career in the cruise ship industry. American Cruise Lines offers a competitive salary, a comprehensive benefits package and great travel opportunities.

American Cruise Lines operates American Flagged Vessels and carry no more than 120 affluent guests on board. The crew has a passion for personalized service and the ability to know every guest on the cruise while catering to their needs. American Cruise Lines provides our guest with the best small ship cruising vacation available. Cruise Directors will enjoy a typical work rotation of 6 weeks on and 2 weeks off while traveling along the East Coast of the United States.

Monday, March 11, 2013

Comments Made by Tour Members

From Thomas Cook Holidays - listing some guests' genuine complaints:

1. "It should be explained in the brochure that the local store does not sell proper biscuits like 
    custard creams or ginger nuts."

2. "It's lazy of the local shopkeepers to close in the afternoons.  I often needed to buy things 
    during 'siesta' time - this should be banned.."

3. "On my holiday to Goa in India , I was  disgusted to find that almost every restaurant served 
    curry.   I don't like spicy food at all."

4. "We booked an excursion to a water park but no-one told us we had to bring our swimming 
    costumes and towels."

7. "The beach was too sandy."

8. "We found the sand was not like the sand in the brochure. Your brochure shows the sand as 
    yellow but it was white."

10. "Topless sunbathing on the beach should be banned. The holiday was ruined as my husband 
      spent all day looking at other women."

12. "No-one told us there would be fish in the sea. The children were startled."

13. "There was no egg slicer in the apartment..."

14. "We went on holiday to Spain and had a problem with the taxi drivers as they were all Spanish."

15. "The roads were uneven.."

16. "It took us nine hours to fly home from Jamaica to England it only took the Americans only three 
      hours to get home."

17. "I compared the size of our one-bedroom apartment to our friends' three-bedroom 
      apartment and ours was significantly smaller.."

18. "The brochure stated: 'No hairdressers at the accommodation'. We're trained 
      hairdressers - will we be OK staying there?"

19. "There are too many Spanish people in Spain. The receptionist speaks Spanish. 
      The food is Spanish. Too many foreigners now live abroad."

20. "We had to queue outside of our hotel with no air conditioning."

21. "It is your duty as a tour operator to advise us of noisy or unruly guests before we 

22. "I was bitten by a mosquito, no-one said mosquitos could bite."

23. "My fiance and I booked a twin-bedded room but we were placed in a double-bedded 
      room.  We now hold you responsible for the fact that I find myself pregnant. This 
      would not have happened if you had put us in the room that we booked.."

They walk amongst us and they vote!!! Be afraid!