Cruise ship holidays see holidaymakers relax and make the most of their time away from the humdrum of daily life. Some cruises can be very luxurious indeed and guests can be pampered and looked after to the max by staff. Life for the crew is often very different – and far from a lifestyle of opulence.
He revealed that he wishes passengers understood how much crew longed to eat the same food the guests did.
“I wish I could have told passengers how much I wanted a lobster tail or some of the great food that they were eating in the passenger dining rooms,” Kinser told Express.co.uk.
“I know it may seem petty to some people out there, kind of a first-world problem sort of thing, but after three months eating the same slop that is served on some of these ships, most employees just want a taste of the wonderful food that the passengers eat.
“On some ships passengers are allowed to invite cruise employees to dinner in the dining room.
“And once a passenger actually brought me and a friend of mine a to-go box dinner from the dining room.
“It felt as if we had discovered a cruise-ship sized gold nugget while aimlessly digging a hole in our backyard after living a lifetime of poverty.
“If you’re a passenger on a cruise ship, sneak some of the best food on the ship to your room steward or should I be so bold to suggest that you sneak it to the cruise ship drummer.”
Cruise crew’s cabins were not much better, either, former staff have said.