• Like other employees in the hospitality industry, cruise ship workers are tasked with making guests as happy as possible.
  • That means workers can't always be honest with passengers about their behavior or about the realities of working on a cruise ship.
  • Business Insider asked current and former cruise ship workers what they wish they could tell passengers but can't.

Like other employees in the hospitality industry, cruise ship workers are tasked with making guests as happy as possible.

That means workers can't always be honest with passengers about their behavior or about the realities of working on a cruise ship, which can be a grueling experience .

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Business Insider asked current and former cruise ship workers what they wish they could tell passengers but can't. Seven current and former employees responded with insights into their jobs or advice for passengers who might not think about the demands placed on workers. Each requested anonymity due to a fear of reprisal from his or her current or former employer.

These are eight things current and former cruise ship workers wish they could tell passengers but can't.

Have you worked on a cruise ship? Do you have a story to share? Email this reporter at mmatousek@businessinsider.com .

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