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Ex-Cruise Line workers reveal their 11 best hacks for living on a cruise ship

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  Eight former cruise-ship employees told Business Insider what
  advice you would need to know if you're going to spend months
  working on a ship.
  
  Their former employers include cruise lines owned by
    Carnival
    Corp., Royal
    Caribbean Cruises, and 
    Norwegian Cruise Line Holdings.
  
  Their advice included packing light, savoring your free time,
  and bringing your own bed sheets.
  
  
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  Cruise-ship jobs have numerous factors that separate them from
  land-based jobs, like the fact that your "office" doubles as your
  home and is often moving.

  Eight former cruise-ship employees told Business Insider what
  advice they would give anyone planning to spend months working on
  a ship. Their former employers include cruise lines owned by
  Carnival Corp., Royal Caribbean Cruises, and Norwegian Cruise
  Line Holdings. Five requested anonymity because of a fear of
  reprisal from their former employer.

  Here's what they said.

  Have you worked on a cruise ship? Do you have a story to
  share? Email this reporter at mmatousek@businessinsider.com.

Cruise-ship jobs have numerous factors that separate them from land-based jobs, like the fact that your "office" doubles as your home and is often moving.

Eight former cruise-ship employees told Business Insider what advice they would give anyone planning to spend months working on a ship. Their former employers include cruise lines owned by Carnival Corp., Royal Caribbean Cruises, and Norwegian Cruise Line Holdings. Five requested anonymity because of a fear of reprisal from their former employer.

Here's what they said.

Have you worked on a cruise ship? Do you have a story to share? Email this reporter at mmatousek@businessinsider.com.

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