For a change we’re going to look at at the crew aspect of setting up a new cruise ship, in this case, it’s Carnival Horizon. The new ship was just delivered from the shipyard to Carnival Cruise Line but nothing would be complete without the 1,400 crew members! Let’s take a look at a new video dedicated to the ship’s crew and what goes on behind the scenes when setting up a new Carnival cruise ship.
Carnival Horizon Crew Video
Let’s start with the amazing new video which Carnival Ambassador John Heald posted on his every popular Facebook page. During the setup of Carnival Horizon crew have been busy preparing their departments for the first guest on April 2 out of Barcelona, Spain.
In the very long video below we can see many crew members who are on the new ship right now. Taking a moment out of their busy day onboard we get to see what truly makes them the best and most fun at sea.
You’ll see many crew members from different departments including housekeeping, dining room, galley, bar, gift shop, entertainment and even those crew members who work hard behind the scenes which guests usually never see.
So Carnival Horizon is ready to give you the best of times and yes, she is our best ship yet.One aspect of a Carnival cruise has never changed since the days of our first ship the Mardi Gras and that is THE CREW. Thewy have been and are today the very foundation of the word FUN you all choose when you sail with us.I want to give you a unique insight to the 1400 brilliant and dedicated crew who work on this ship. This video was shown to all of them a few days ago and it was made by our amazing Human Resources team.This video shows how proud the crew are to be on your new Carnival Horizon. It shows how these men and women from all over the world have Chosen the most fun place to work in.Please SHARE this video with someone who needs some FUN and show them why Carnival crew truly are the best, yep, the bestThe beards will choose 20 prizes of inaguarl gifts so please SHARE and post below this showing you have and you may be one of the winnersNow, sit back and get ready to see the Captain and crew ( and me) show you what's on the horizoncheers
Posted by John Heald on Thursday, March 29, 2018
Heald posted that the video was shown to the crew members a few days ago and made by the Human Resources team. Such a nice video where the hard-working crew of the Carnival Horizon gets all the attention.
What Goes on During Setup?
Setting up a new Carnival cruise ship is not as easy as it looks. The majority of the crew begins arriving at the shipyard to join the ship around 2-weeks before delivery so there is a limited amount of time to get everything ready for the maiden voyage. In fact, many departments need to be fully set up before the legendary Micky Arison and Carnival president arrive so that it all can be looking shiny and nice for photos and more.
Each department is different but there will usually be a lot to do. if we look at the gift shops just think of all that merchandise and stock that needs to be displayed and unpacked. For the Carnival Horizon, over 100 pallets were sent to the ship including all those logo items, jewelry, watches, cosmetics, perfume and a lot more. The spent most of the days pushing trolleys to lockers, carrying boxes from the pallets to the shops and making the displays stunning ready for the first cruise. You can actually read more about the Carnival Horizon gift shops and the company which maintains them.
In addition to the crews regular working duties there is also the safety aspect. As soon as a crew member arrives on the ship they are giving a safety briefing along with very important training which is ongoing in the first few weeks. Boat drills and muster station drills are essential and if it’s a new class vessel this is more important than ever due to new locations and routes. Crew members will often do several drills before official service begins.
It isn’t all hard work though as a setup and inaugural team is special where crew membrs bond well on this historic moment of bringing out a brand new shiny Carnival cruise ship! Crew parties will be put on and there is even some free time to head on into town away from the shipyard for some normality. It is hard but worth it for the experience and satisfaction of working on the latest great ship in the fleet. Nothing beats that new cruise ship smell!
For Carnival Horizon the ship has already departed the Monfalcone shipyard in Italy and heading towards Barcelona Spain for the maiden voyage on April 2. The ship is 133,500 gross tons with a passenger capacity of over 3,900. Discover more about the ship here.