5 Secrets Cruise Ship Staff Think You Should Know

 

Thank you to Aly Walansky and BravoTV for including me in their Jet Set article on Secrets Hotel Staff Think You Should KNOW:
A Secrets Cruise Ship Staff LISA NIVER Thinks You Should Know

5. They get asked lots of dumb questions — and they judge people for them.

For example, Lisa Niver of We Said Go Travel spent years on board at Princess Cruises, Royal Caribbean International and Renaissance Cruises, and was asked questions like “What time is the midnight buffet? Is this the same moon we have at home? Does this elevator go to the back of the ship? Does the crew sleep on board? These are real questions, I promise,” she says — and she got in trouble occasionally when she couldn’t contain smartass replies.

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“Depending on the amount of dough you shell out, and the amount of stars the property has, you have certain minimum expectations for your hotel and its staff. But what you see on the surface isn’t always what you get when it comes to your stay. Here are some of the BTS things hotel employees think you should know.

1Cleanliness isn’t always guaranteed.

2They do try really hard to meet your special requests.

3They have feelings, too.

4They wish you would stop booking through third-party websites.”

Read about Lisa in Business Insider: 

Who did Business Insider interview? Lisa NiverAfter quitting her job as a teacher, this woman traveled to 95 countries and turned traveling into a career

Read about Lisa on Yahoo Style: Confessions of Cruise Ship Insiders

How did this all being? Watch the sizzle reel:

 

Lisa Ellen Niver

Lisa Ellen Niver, M.A. Education, is a science teacher and an award-winning travel expert who has explored 101 countries and six continents. She sailed the seven seas by cruise ship for seven years and backpacked for three years in Asia. Find her talking travel at KTLA TV and in her We Said Go Travel videos with over one and a quarter million views (1,250,000) on her YouTube channel. She is the founder of We Said Go Travel which is read in 235 countries, named #3 on the top 1000 Travel Blogs and the top female travel blogger 3 times in 2019. She has hosted Facebook Live for USA Today 10best, is verified on Twitter and has over 160,000 followers across social media. Niver is a judge for the Gracies Awards for the Alliance of Women in Media and also ran fifteen travel competitions publishing over 2500 writers and photographers from 75 countries on her own site, We Said Go Travel. From 2017 to 2020 in the Southern California Journalism Awards and National Arts and Entertainment Journalism Awards, she has won three times and been a finalist fourteen times for her broadcast television segments, print and digital articles. Niver won an award for her print magazine article for Hemispheres Magazine for United Airlines in the 2020 Southern California Journalism Awards. She was also a finalist for four other categories including online journalist of the year, digital story for activism journalism with Ms. Magazine, educational reporting for Wharton Magazine and a broadcast lifestyle feature for KTLA TV in Los Angeles.    Niver won a 2019 NAEJ (National Arts and Entertainment Journalism) award for one of her KTLA TV segments and was a finalist for articles published in both Ms. Magazine and Wharton Magazine. In 2018,  she was a finalist for stories in Smithsonian, PopSugar Fitness and the Saturday Evening Post. Niver won a 2017 Southern California Journalism Award for her print story for the Jewish Journal and was a finalist for travel reporting. Niver has written for AARP, American Airways, Delta Sky, En Route (Air Canada), Hemispheres (United Airlines), Jewish Journal, Luxury Magazine, Ms. Magazine, Myanmar Times, National Geographic, POPSUGAR, Robb Report, Saturday Evening Post, Scuba Diver Life, Sierra Club, Ski Utah, Smithsonian, TODAY, Trivago, USA Today 10best, Wharton Magazine and Yahoo. She is writing a book, “Brave Rebel: 50 Scary Challenges Before 50,” about her most recent travels and insights. Look for her underwater SCUBA diving, in her art studio making ceramics or helping people find their next dream trip.  http://lisaniver.com/one-page/

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