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

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Lisa Ellen Niver

Lisa Ellen Niver, M.A. Education, is a science teacher and is an award-winning travel expert who has explored 101 countries and six continents. A graduate of the University of Pennsylvania, she worked on cruise ships for seven years and backpacked for three years in Asia. You can find her talking travel at KTLA TV and in her We Said Go Travel videos with over 1.3 million views on her YouTube channel. As a journalist, Niver has interviewed an Olympic swimmer and numerous bestselling authors and has been invited to both the Oscars and the United Nations. She is the founder of We Said Go Travel which is read in 235 countries and was named #3 on Rise Global’s top 1,000 Travel Blogs. She was named both a Top 10 Travel Influencer and a Top 50 Female Influencer for 2021 by Afluencer and is the Social Media Manager for the Los Angeles Press Club. She has been nominated for the inaugural Forbes 50 over 50/Know Your Value list due out in Summer 2021. She has hosted Facebook Live for USA Today 10best and has more than 150,000 followers across social media. Niver is a judge for the Gracies Awards for the Alliance of Women in Media and has also run 15 travel competitions publishing over 2,500 writers and photographers from 75 countries on We Said Go Travel. For her print and digital stories as well as her television segments, she has been awarded two Southern California Journalism Awards and two National Arts and Entertainment Journalism Awards. From 2017 to 2021 in the Southern California Journalism Awards and National Arts and Entertainment Journalism Awards, she has won four times for her broadcast television segments, print and digital articles. Niver won in 2021 as Book Critic and in 2019 for one of her KTLA TV segments NAEJ (National Arts and Entertainment Journalism) award. Niver won an award for her print magazine article for Hemispheres Magazine for United Airlines in the 2020 Southern California Journalism Awards and a 2017 Southern California Journalism Award for her print story for the Jewish Journal. Niver has written for National Geographic, USA Today 10best, TODAY, Teen Vogue, POPSUGAR, Ms. Magazine, Luxury Magazine, Smithsonian, Sierra Club, Saturday Evening Post, AARP, American Airways, Delta Sky, En Route (Air Canada), Hemispheres, Jewish Journal, Myanmar Times, Robb Report, Scuba Diver Life, Ski Utah, Trivago, Undomesticated, Wharton Magazine and Yahoo. She is writing a book, “Brave(ish): It's All About Perspective 50 Adventures Before 50,” about her most recent travels and insights. When she's not SCUBA diving or in her art studio making ceramics, she's helping people find their next dream trip.  http://lisaniver.com/one-page/

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