One question that might interested you if you consider working on a cruise ship is how much money I managed to save during my 6 months contract.
Salaries on board generally are not excellent considering the fact that you work 7 days a week, but you get tips and you don’t have to spend money (or almost nothing) if you don’t want to.
How much I earned: 11 545€
Salaries: 7 120€
Tips: 2 460€
How much I spent: 1 150€ (mostly in food and souvenirs…)
Savings: 10 420€
I didn’t have to pay any tax but I didn’t get any paid holidays when my contract was over :(.
All in all, it’s a good operation if you plan to make one contract only or if you don’t have a too long break between 2 contracts.
But most of the European people I met on board , including me, don’t do it for the money we earn but for the money we save while traveling the world. Being paid to travel, sounds like a dream job isn’t it?