It seems that maritime jobs have a great deal in common. You can
always make an argument that maritime jobs are not that different
from one type of ship to another. Take an engineer aboard a cruise
ship. He or she is likely to carry out more or less similar duties as
an engineer aboard a large container ship.

But cruise ships are different in a unique way. In some departments
of a cruise ship, an employee may rely upon tips for a good part of
his or her income. Did you think about what happens to such an
income stream in the event of an illness or disability of a seaman?
Maritime law is supposed to address such a contingency by picking
up the lost wages and medical expenses. U.S. maritime law has
something called maintenance and cure. Maintenance is the money
for a seaman’s living expenses. Cure is the money for a seaman’s
medical expenses. And naturally, the word “seaman” applies to
female crew as well as male crew.  

If you’re interested in reading a court decision about this issue,
follow the link below. The court deals with the question that asks, “If
a seaman whose income consists mainly of tips becomes ill or
injured and is unable to work, can he recover those tips under the
remedy for wages that is provided by admiralty law?” The case
involves a cabin steward who was employed by Carnival Cruise
Lines. Click
Carnival Cruise Line Crew Wage Lawsuit to read a
court decision involving this issue.





















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legal issues with cruise ship wages and tips
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In addition to the deck and
engineering positions, cruise
lines seek candidates for
culinary, hotel, security, bar,
purser and other
departments. These
positions can include:

Information Technology
Manager
Information Technology
Technician
Executive Chef
Sous Chef
Assistant Chef
Chef
Baker
Baker Assistant
Food and Beverage Manager
Maitre’D
Waiter
Waitress
Steward
Stewardess
Dishwasher
Storekeeper
Bar Manager
Bartender
Bartender Assistant
Wine Steward
Cashier
Dealer
Slot Technician
Surveillance Personnel
Accountant
Bookkeeper
Purser
Administrative Assistant
Payroll Clerk
Hair Stylist
Beautician
Nail Specialist
Gift Shop Manager
Gift Shop Cashier
Massage Therapist
Spa Employee
Lifeguard
Physician, Doctor
Nurse
Physician’s Assistant
Aerobics Instructor
Fitness Instructor
Personal Trainer
Housekeeper
Janitor
Linen Keeper
Bell Boy
Laundry Worker
Reception
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