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Feb 16th 2013 9:17AM I think you should be good to go by August...at least I hope so. I am on the May 20th sailing and expect to go. I'll let you know if I hear differently though!
Dec 1st 2011 10:30AM One thing I was thinking about Mary, was Paris a prisoner of the Church of Scientology or simply a cruise ship crew member?
We know that crew members on major cruise lines work for low wages, supplemented by passenger gratuities. They typically sign on for contracts that run from six to eight months, working every day. On board, their health care, meals, room and board are provided. Ongoing training in whatever programming the cruise line is focusing on occurs on a regular basis. In port, come crew members remain on duty to serve passengers who remained on the ship and to tend to other ship operations that require ongoing attention. Going ashore and coming back to the ship, we see a separate access area for crew members, manned by security guards at all times. Special areas on the ship are restricted as crew-only, mostly for safety reasons.
Its not too much of a stretch to believe that Paris was a typical cruise ship crew member, albeit an unhappy one, and that the Church of Scientology simply provided her a job that came along with much of what major cruise lines offer today.
Jul 13th 2011 4:38AM Great article...I take it you are a fan? :)