You are working 7 days a week on 5 month rotations. The turnover rate is very high, due to the high stress, and management.
If you can stick with it, I encourage this. You work with people from all over the world, learn so many skills and meet so many amazing people.
Every day we are in a different port, in the Hawaiian islands. You can explore if you are not working.
Room and board are free, and very cheap alcohol in the crew bar. I include this, because you LIVE where you WORK. You literally eat, sleep, drink, work, and relax with your co-workers.
The ship has many rules, so be prepared to follow lots of rules and restrictions, however it is very beneficial in the long run.
It can be fun, it can be very difficult, it can be easy, and it can be chaotic. You will work 56-80 hours a week.
Free room and board, you're in paradise, global relationships, gain many skills, you can save money, company flies you to and from the ship, 5 week unpaid vacations, free prescriptions while on board
No work life balance, 7 days a week, poor management, constantly changing rules, stressful, always around co-workers, small cabins with no windows, food for crew is not very good