Thank you to Aly Walansky and BravoTV for including me in their Jet Set article on Secrets Hotel Staff Think 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 on Yahoo Style: Confessions of Cruise Ship Insiders
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