As you know working as yacht crew can be as varied as the guest’s outlandish requests and there are certainly up’s and down’s to the industry. Each yacht is different, each contract varies and although there are ‘industry standards’ and MLC regulations on the rise there is still a huge disparity between crew experiences. Working as crew allows you to access this completely different lifestyle whilst travelling to some of the world’s most exotic destinations, although there seems to be a gaping hole in the industry where crew benefits are concerned. Yes we may get a good salary, enjoy the leftover guest champagne, use the guest hot tub and gorge on high quality food but when it comes to crew lifestyle off the boat; Who is looking after us? Who is making sure we make the most from ports? Who has our best interests at heart off the yacht?
It’s a Privilege
It is about time that someone took care of crew when they step off the yacht. This is where Crew Privilege comes into full force, showing you the opportunities to live your crew life to the full when you step into your home away from home. Travelling the world isn’t about seeing it through the porthole, you need to get out there and truly appreciate what each place has on offer. With a Crew Privilege membership, the unique set up means that you will have exclusive access to various privileges, just for crew.
To access these exclusive opportunities, you need to become a Crew Privilege member, for just €50 this will give you your crew card valid for a year
and give you access to all privileges. Once you are in, start by exploring the website for the various privileges you can search by privilege category or if you don’t quite know what you are looking for, you can search by location to see what’s on offer. The privileges are starting to come in thick and fast and expanding everyday so be sure to ask a venue if they accept the Crew Privilege card even if they aren’t yet visible on the website.
Open up your world
Taking advantage of these privileges means new experiences, new places to go and new things to do. As well as expanding your horizons, whilst getting treated in VIP style, you will also get the chance to meet other members through the events or simply meeting them at the hottest new restaurant deal, in turn expanding the crew network and bringing crew together on a social level.