A CRUISE entertainer has revealed the great perks given to staff, while giving a tour of her cabin and the rest of the ship.

Karissa, who is known as Karissaeats on TikTok, is a singer who spends her days playing games with guests, performing evening shows and eating local food when the ship is docked.


In a series of videos, Karissa explained what her life is like onboard, including a tour of her officer's cabin and backstage areas.

She said: "So I currently live and work on a 6-star luxury cruise ship – we literally have two Picassos on board.

"I also get to live in an officer's cabin, which is honestly pretty roomy.

"I've got a decent sized TV,a chair, an Ottoman, and of course I have a life jacket in case of an emergency."

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In her room, Karissa also has a large closet, a small ensuite bathroom, a mini fridge, a floor length mirror, plenty of hooks, and a clothes line.

As well as being able to dry her clothes in her bathroom, Karissa is able to have her laundry valeted.

This is because she wears a lot of "nice dresses" for her evening performances.

In addition to the free laundry service, cruise ship workers are eligible for other free perks too, including free meals in the mess hall.

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When Karissa is on deck duty she can also take cookies from the guest restaurants at no charge, borrow books from the library and attend gym classes.

Some guests have even been known to give cruise ship employees presents, including a selection of souvenirs from Australia to open on Christmas day.

Thecruise ship singer also revealed how she spent an evening with the penthouse guests after being invited to a private party.

She said: "So we went up their suite, it's the one with the big Picasso paintings out the front, and it's gorgeous."

She revealed how penthouse guests have their own bar and butlers.

The penthouse guests then escorted Karissa and her colleagues to their private restaurant called the Study – where penthouse guests can order from any menu on the ship.

She said: "They bought us out nine different courses, and I was so stuffed but they just kept bringing out food."

As well as the penthouse suite, there are other backstage areas like the top deck, where only employees are allowed to go.

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For more behind the scenes tales, TikTok user Christine Kesteloo also lives on a cruise ship and regularly shares her unusual lifestyle with her thousands of followers.

Meanwhile Austin Wells from San Diego paid £246,465 for a studio apartment onboard a mega cruise ship with 500 private rooms and apartments, so he can live a life at sea while 'working from home'.



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