Some benefits are not for all crew, management only receiving benefits. Crew issues are not "heard" properly and they are remain like issues.
Free food and time off
no unemployment benefits, no 401K
For more than 10 years of service I was awarded $5000 USD as compensation. Not much by many standards but it's something.
pro: Guest area access / Con: Long hours, short breaks, very low salary compare to the rest of the staff, management far from genuine or knowledgeable.
There is a health insurance after you complete 6 months contract or on your next assignment. If you get sick and you are inside the ship you will get some minimum payment. All of this information you see them when you sign your contract.
PTO sucks only 2 weeks year 1-5
The best thing is that you can save money, you meet a lot of new people from different places and you get to travel the world.
There's no time off, it's 7 days a week for your whole contract. Medical is covered to an extent on the ship.
You've got no retirement plan, but you work on a ship, so you can practically enjoy everything the cruise has to offer.
List based on reports from current and former employees. It may not be complete.