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Running the hotel

Running the hotel

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Many staff are needed to run the hotel service of a ship that carries passengers for any length of time. Accommodation, food and entertainment all need to be provided to make sure the journey is a good one.

Hotel Staff

In a cruise liner and on a big ferry, the majority of the crew will be concerned with looking after the passengers. After all, a cruise liner is essentially a floating hotel. On these ships, hundreds of people are needed to prepare and serve food, clean cabins, and keep passengers entertained.

Large ships will have a staff captain, second in authority only to the master himself, whose job it is to manage the hotel staff. Under the staff captain will be one or more pursers, who have much of the day-to-day contact with passengers. Originally, pursers on merchant ships dealt with money - for instance, selling tickets. However, the job has widened to dealing with any of the passengers` needs

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