By Adalrik Engel. type of ships. Published at Tuesday, April 16th, 2019 - 10:29:45 AM.
The direct salary is low for North American standards though restaurant staff have considerable earning potential from passenger tips. Crew members do not have any expenses while on board as food and accommodation medical care and transportation for most employees are included. This makes a cruise ship career financially attractive enough to compensate for lack of employment benefits. Nonetheless Oyogoa states that Crewing agencies often exploit the desperation of potential employees.
The practice of luxury cruising made steady inroads on the more established market for transatlantic crossings. In the competition for passengers ocean liners added luxuries — Titanic being the most famous example — such as fine dining luxury services and staterooms with finer appointments. In the late 19th century Albert Ballin director of the Hamburg-America Line was the first to send his transatlantic ships out on long southern cruises during the worst of the winter season of the North Atlantic. Other companies followed suit. Some of them built specialized ships designed for easy transformation between summer crossings and winter cruising.
Some sources[which?] mention Francesco I flying the flag of the Kingdom of the Two Sicilies (Italy) as the first cruise ship. She was built in 1831 and sailed from Naples in early June 1833 preceded by an advertising campaign. The cruise ship was boarded by nobles authorities and royal princes from all over Europe. In just over three months the ship sailed to Taormina Catania Syracuse Malta Corfu Patras Delphi Zante Athens Smyrna Constantinople delighting passengers with excursions and guided tours dancing card tables on the deck and parties on board. However it was restricted to the aristocracy of Europe and was not a commercial endeavour.
Ocean liner services aimed at passengers ceased in 1986 with the notable exception of transatlantic crossings operated by the British shipping company Cunard Line catering to a niche market of those who appreciated the several days at sea. In an attempt to shift the focus of the market from passenger travel to cruising with entertainment value Cunard Line pioneered the luxury cruise transatlantic service on board the Queen Elizabeth 2 ocean liner. International celebrities were hired to perform cabaret acts onboard and the crossing was advertised as a vacation in itself.
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