So I can help with location. and his crew throughout the week. We also have been on the bridge on EX, but the Captain's cabin door was shut. "The solo cabin was actually humongous," said Chad Stone, a former production manager for Seabourn Cruise Line who moved from a shared room to an individual one after receiving a promotion. We lucked out big time. They have glass windows on the floor to see the pier location. Don't want people copyig my phots. Those on the boards that know us, know the truth. Take a trip through the daily life of a cruise ship captain. If you can identify this Captain, who is next to my DW, on a friends sailing yacht, you might understand why we have been there. Staff dine in a separate area from crew. But when you're used to having a roommate, moving to a solo cabin can seem like a major upgrade. One of the perks of living on a cruise ship is not having to find housing or pay rent. I said to dh, is he calling us? What a wonderful story! Sorry yogimax, no boasting. Rik would like you both to enjoy this from the bridge"... We (okay more me- it's a girl thing) will never forget that very personal attention. And his crew throughout the week. CC Help Jenn It was an experience to never forget. "I couldn't open up my arms without hitting something," a former art-auction contractor who worked on a ship operated by Norwegian Cruise Line said. By clicking ‘Sign up’, you agree to receive marketing emails from Business Insider On the day arriving back to NYC we went back to the front as I always love to see NYC/NJ head on at sunrise. Thanks for sharing. I was on the final winter crossing of the retired QE2 back in January 2008, and the Winter Crossing Club did a "Cabin Cavalcade" that had a surprise finale in the Captain's day room. Capt. AWESOME. Some of the largest Captain’s cabins feature a separate bedroom, a living room, dining room, bathroom with bathtub, and an office. At first following 9-11, the lines really tightened up security, and such visits became a rarity. I asked Capt. Their cabin is located one deck down from the bridge, with a stairway that is located just aft of the bridge, out of the public eye. Then go to resize default and hit "message board", 6. That was the one cruise we will never forget. He said " he's calling you" lol. Dh finished his cigar and capt. You first walked into his office area, a dining/living room combo behind that and in the corner with a curtain drawn was his sleeping quarters. A recap of all things electric vehicles, ride-hailing, airlines, and more. I did!!! 5700 Captains Quarters Rd. Very informative. But for some, it comes with a price: small, spare living quarters. The CQ Princess is the perfect waterfront venue to take an ordinary event and make it extraordinary. It'll never happen again I'm sure, but so glad it did then. When you book the CQ Princess for your event, the boat is private to you and your group alone. It was very nice and roomy. "Compared to some of the crew cabins, you had a nice cabin," said a former inventory manager for Royal Caribbean Cruises. The Captain has quarters that come close to the size of the Royal Suite, but laid out much differently. "While space constraints are always something cruise lines have to keep in mind both from a crew and guest perspective, crew members almost always have access to other sections of the ship that are just for them, such as gyms, pools, dining areas, and lounges. All buttons and controls. Sometimes I hear of the Captain hosting cocktail parties in their 'quarters', so I am guessing the area is also adequate for entertaining. They have a "powder room" bath, kitchen, office, bedroom with full bath, and a living, dining room, with a dining table to hold about 10, and a nice relaxing living room. The suite stateroom attendants that we've met, for example, typically have solo cabins. We had no intention (I ) of looking back/up as I didn't want to intrude. Purchased in 2005 by Captain's Quarters, it is arguably the nicest and newest dinner cruise boat on The Ohio River. The Cruise Critic Forums App is Available for Apple and Android. Subscriber Those who don't believe, here you go !!!!!!! Has anybody in this area or have a photograph? The opposite side is reserved for the Chief Engineer. All buttons and controls. I've been wondering these days what do the Captain's Quarters look like? It was an experience to never forget. DH finished his cigar and Capt. Officers Dining Rooms. Anonymous contractor who has worked for Norwegian Cruise Line. We caught a glimpse of the captain's quarters during our bridge tour on the Adventure of the Sea this past March. Thakkar says there are two side-by-side dining rooms that only the Captain and the Officers are allowed to use. On the day arriving back to nyc we went back to the front as i always love to see nyc/nj head on at sunrise. Have you worked on a cruise ship? His work is never done -- even in the middle of the night. Rik has since been promotoed to I think it was called Director of Nautical operations. Started March 30, Copyright 1995—2020 The Independent Traveler, Inc. It was amazing listening and watching what happens as they try and manuever this huge ship into the slip. Of course i felt like royalty at this point. Cruise ship captains are responsible for the safety of the ship and all the passengers on board. They have glass windows on the floor to see the pier location. When we did a bridge tour I noticed a door right before you make a left to the door that leads into the bridge. His quarters were directly behind the bridge. I didn't realize that the gentlemen/officer from the night before I had a picture taken with was Captain Rik. I did!!! Available for charter year 'round! Destroyer captains have a stateroom that’s about the size of a small living room. I have been invited to both. I also noticed that when we went out of the bridge and went the other direction there was another door just like the opposite side, but it had the Captains name on it who was not on the ship, but on vacation. Wow, what a fortunate experience you had!:cool::). The CQ Princess is 96' in length and was launched in 2004 by Skipperliner of Lacrosse, WI. (Most of those mentioned in this story requested anonymity due to a fear of reprisal from their former employer. Since the ship is retired, I don't think there is a problem posting these... We haven't been in the Captain's quarters but have been in the Hotel Director's suite on Jewel of the Seas and found it to be both spacious and comfortably furnished, with a dining area, large living room area, bathroom and sleeping quarters, all the way forward on Deck 9 starboard, if I remember correctly. The Captains quarters are always located on the starboard side, either just aft of the bridge (Radiance Class and larger) or down one deck on the Sovereign and Vision Class ships. Hempstead has sailed with Royal Caribbean International since 1999, and has served as Master aboard six ships since 2005 making him well prepared to sail Symphony. But for some, it comes with a price: small, spare living quarters. We both found the entire process so interesting. I didn't realize that the gentlemen/officer from the night before i had a picture taken with was captain rik. I have had an amazing experience and have tons of our own pix. It's a real wonderful experience. 40202, Contact the Marketing & Communications Team. First time ever being invited onto/in the bridge. Thanks! Those two have the best officers quarters on the ship. I also noticed that when we went out of the bridge and went the other direction there was another door just like the opposite side, but it had the Captains name on it who was not on the ship, but on vacation. The opposite side is reserved for the Chief Engineer. When we returned from our touristy bermuda day we went back to our cabin to find an invitation to the captains coctail party. Rik has since been promotoed to i think it was called director of nautical operations. It was amazing listening and watching what happens as they try and manuever this huge ship into the slip. The only real entertaining was during the captains coctail party. The harbor master came on board and he's the one who docks us. DH was enjoying his cigar and said " you go". I'm trying to post a pic or two but its telling me it "failed". It does get better , wait. I didn't realize that the gentlemen/officer from the night before I had a picture taken with was Captain Rik. Recently, they relaxed quite a bit, even going so far as selling 'insider's tours' to passengers of the bridge, and other behind the scene's locations. The harbor master came on board and he's the one who docks us. Read more: Cruise-ship workers reveal what it's really like to live at sea. I hope this works, Holland America/Veendam NYC to Bermuda. It was an amazing morning that followed with better things during the week. This topic is now archived and is closed to further replies. Rik and the Veendam. Rik would like you both to enjoy this from the bridge"... We (okay more me- it's a girl thing) will never forget that very personal attention. One of the perks of living on a cruise ship is not having to find housing or pay rent. Highlight the "messageboard IMG" and right click "copy", 8. right click to paste inside your message, THANK YOU! I have pictures, but choose not to post them, as I feel that they enjoy their privacy. The CQ Princess is 96' in length and was launched in 2004 by Skipperliner of Lacrosse, WI.
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