Cruising Tips 66: Who Is Who On-Board Part Two

Crew of Queen Mary 2 Crossing The Line Ceremony

Crew of Queen Mary 2 Crossing The Line Ceremony

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Who is who on board: Part Two

There are many hundreds of crew on board responsible for creating your cruise experience. Some you come across every day and others you may never see as they drive operations behind the scenes. Two of the most important ones on every ship are:

Executive Chef

The Executive Chef oversees planning and preparation of food for passengers and crew in all of the restaurants, including the speciality ones. They manage a large team of chefs and kitchen staff preparing up to 20,000 meals a day on large ships. You are likely to see them in the various restaurants and events around the ship. They will often host tours of the kitchens which I recommend you attend if they are run to get an insight into the scale and logistics of providing meals at sea.

Cruise Director

The Cruise Director, sometimes known as the Entertainment Director, is responsible for the successful delivery of all forms of entertainment around the ship. They plan the daily program of activities, and their team run the events. They are able to provide lots of tips and advice on how to get the most of your time at sea and on land.

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Gary Bembridge

I grew up in Zimbabwe, but I have been based in London since 1987. My travel life spans more than three decades and that includes more than 95 cruises. In 2005, I launched Tips for Travellers to make it easy and fun for people to discover, plan and enjoy incredible cruise vacations. And the rest, as they say, is history. I have the largest cruise vlogger channel currently on YouTube, with more than 3 million video views per month.

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