Cruise ship crew worker reveals shocking truth about affairs on cruises

Cruise: Paul revealed what the culture around romance is on cruise ships (Image: Getty Images)

Cruise ship crew are hard at work throughout cruises looking after the passengers. It’s not all work and no play for the cruise staff, however. There’s plenty of fun to be had working in this industry – although sometimes this results in rather risqué scenarios.

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A former cruise ship crew member exclusively spoke to Express.co.uk about the saucy goings-on onboard cruises and dished the dirt according to his experiences.

Paul (who wanted his surname to remain anonymous) revealed what the culture around romance is on the ships – and not all of it was by the book.

He explained that cheating was rife onboard.

“When you first arrive to start a contract all eyes are on you,” Paul said.

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However, it isn’t just the singletons who clock their options.

“Guys and girls leave their engagement or wedding rings in their cabins,” divulged Paul.

“Women you meet that have a serious boyfriend at home almost always cheat, they can’t help themselves.

“Plus, if a woman is willing to leave her boyfriend at home for eight months, then it wasn’t that serious in the first place.”

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Love is always in the air (if only for one night) for many of the crew, according to the former cruise ship worker.

“In my estimation, I would say that any given time there are probably 50 percent of crew members involved with another crew member,” said Paul.

What’s more, people can be quick to move on, he claimed.

“I have seen couples hook up for a week and then both jump into bed with someone else right away,” Paul divulged.

Cruise: “Women you meet that have a serious boyfriend at home almost always cheat” (Image: Getty Images)

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However, being unfaithful isn’t always easy on a cruise ship.

According to Paul, it’s likely someone else will notice what’s going on.

“No matter what, if you are in a short or long term ‘hook-up’ it’s very hard to cheat with another and get away with it,” he shared.

“As soon as you leave the cabin in the morning after a fun night I guarantee you that someone will see you walking down the I-95, hair and clothes rumpled, doing the walk of shame – and someone will gossip.”

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Living in such close quarters also means that when things go wrong it isn’t pretty.

“When you screw up with someone in a relationship onboard then everybody knows. Everybody,” explained Paul.

“Even worse than high school and college combined. Nowhere to run and certainly nowhere to hide.”

In short, there’s always plenty going on that cruise passengers might not know about. “It’s a permanent floating soap opera in a nutshell,” concluded Paul.