Is it just me…. Or do you want your cabin steward to get some time off?
They are the friendliest crew and happy to serve. They always have a smile and ask how your day has been.
I know it is mad, but when I sail, on any ship I find that the confined space in the cabin means it is much better to be tidy…. I do put my clothes away, tuck my shoes under the desk so we don’t keep tripping up on them.
I also use the rubbish bins and put anything I no longer want in them to be collected. This includes all of the leaflets and pieces of paper put under my door so the room stays tidy.
I wouldn’t go cleaning the shower room or toilet but with a vacuum toilet I find that if you put a single sheet of toilet paper in the drop zone, it does avoid any excessive brush work from your cabin steward and keeps the area as fresh as it can be.
Try it… But don’t go putting too much paper in there as they will block easily… and that means trouble for the whole corridor.
Many stewards have 20 cabins like yours to look after and that does not give them much time to make the beds, dust daily, clean the whole bathroom and balcony area too. When they are all done and the cabins have been checked by a supervisor they do get some free time to go ashore and call their families or get some wifi in Starbucks. This is precious time for every crew member and although tips are gratefully received most cabin stewards would rather have more time ashore in the ports or an extra hours sleep.
So my advise today is if you love your cabin steward and want them to have the best week every. Have a little tidy up and make there jobs a little easier.
Call me if you want to book a cruise or ask a question about life working at sea, on 03333002480 Adrian