Life Onboard

Every day of your life as a team member aboard a Carnival cruise ship will offer new adventures as you enter a world of self-discovery, excitement, and fun.


Most cabins are double occupancy with bunk beds. However, some positions receive single-occupancy cabins. Clean bed linens and towels are provided. The cabins are air-conditioned and equipped with TV, desk, chairs, electrical sockets, closet space, and drawers.


Carnival provides its team members with opportunities for recreation and fun. Our onboard activities include everything from crew parties, movies, spa or karaoke nights, in-port excursions, crew bingo, and talent shows to sporting events such as ping pong, yoga, dodge ball, basketball, mini-golf, and foosball. Crew activities encourage social bonding and team spirit as well as an opportunity to relax and unwind with fellow employees. In addition to organized activities, team members have access to dedicated crew facilities such as Learning Resource Center, crew gym, a crew-only outdoor space, and more.


Regular exercise is a terrific way to keep fit and reduce stress. It’s vital that we do all we can to remain healthy so we can fulfill our duties with enthusiasm. Each ship has a 24-hour gym available to all crew members free of charge. Carnival Entertainment team members may use the guest gym facilities, including the sauna. We also have a number of crew wellness programs to promote healthy living, including exercise and yoga classes for team members.


After the day is done, you can relax, enjoy a beverage, and socialize with fellow team members in our crew lounge. In the crew lounge, team members may buy soft drinks, snacks, cigarettes, and alcoholic beverages at discounted prices. The crew lounge is a popular venue for watching sporting events; playing games such as pool, foosball, and ping pong; or simply relaxing with fellow team members. The crew lounge is also a venue for karaoke, game nights, and other crew events. For the safety of our guests and crew, team members must adhere to Carnival’s policy regarding responsible alcohol consumption on board at all times.


Crew dining areas are assigned on each ship and serve an international variety of cuisine. To accommodate our team members’ varied shifts, meal times on board are scheduled four times a day: breakfast, lunch, dinner, and a midnight buffet. With so many palates to please, the Staff Chef rotates the menus constantly and takes into account the variety of nationalities on board. Our meal selections include several courses and dessert. Along with multiple hot meal options, there is a sandwich station, salad bar, and healthy snack options like fruit and yogurt. All crew-area meals are served buffet style and provided to shipboard team members free of charge. Entertainment team members have the privilege of using the guest dining rooms and specialty restaurants during specified hours.


Mail is delivered every time a ship is in its port of embarkation. Most ports have facilities from which you can mail letters and/or parcels. Crew members may receive packages directly from Amazon or other online sites.


All ships have laundry facilities available for washing, drying, and ironing clothes. Crew laundry machines and detergent are free of charge. Uniforms are laundered for you for free. For safety reasons, ironing is prohibited in crew cabins.