Crew members on cruise ships work hard to provide the best possible vacation experience to all travelers that set foot upon their hallowed decks. They clean rooms, take orders, scrub dishes, and bend over backwards to meet guest needs. So, at the end of the day when they finish their long shift, what are crew members doing for entertainment?
The Crew Bar is by far the most popular choice. It is a place to gather, socialize, and to get discounted drinks. Every night has a different theme from Latin night, rock and roll, hip hop, and many others. A crew DJ provides the tunes and a dance floor is available for those who wish to strut their stuff. Every once in a while a crew band will put on a show which will attract a standing room only crowd.
There is a crew party at least once a month and it is hosted by a different department each time. And, of course, each department competes with the other to throw the biggest and best event that will be talked about for a long time. These parties are held in various locations around the ship from closed off guest areas to the deep bowels of the ship. Each of the parties are given a different theme.
For the crew members who wish to relax and recline, they can watch TV. Each cabin is equipped with a TV that has access to all the guest channels and several crew only channels. The crew channels play a variety of movies and shows. The most popular is when a TV series is shown. Each day a new episode is played on a loop to ensure the entire crew is able to see it and then eagerly anticipate it for the next day. Occasionally, a movie is played on the big screen in the main theater for crew too.
These are some of the most common ways crew members have fun afterhours, and that is not even mentioning the activities available when the crew reaches a port. Overall, crew members working on a cruise ship have plenty of events and activities available to keep them busy and having fun every single night.