Introducing Stateroom Stewardess Merlyn Parola

September 17, 2007 -

John Heald

Introducing Stateroom Stewardess Merlyn Parola1. Can you tell us how long you have been working for Carnival Cruise Lines? What year did you start and what is your current position?
I have been on ships for about 7 years. I started as a stateroom stewardess in 2000 for Carnival Cruise Lines.

2. Where are you from and what is the best thing about living there.
I am from the Philippines and we have nice beaches and resorts, lovely people and spicy food. Sometimes we have bad storms and earthquakes but I love my country

3. Are you married and tell us about some of your family.
I am single. I am third in a family of four. I have a sister who also works on ships, and my brothers are back home working at our rice farm.

4. What does your job involve? Describe what you do each day.
We service guest cabins. We also attend to the guest requests daily and go the extra mile when possible. We make sure the cabins are clean and everyone has everything need to make good cruse special.

5. What is the best thing about working on a cruise ship?
Seeing different places for no cost so I can save money for my family who need me to help so much.

6. What is the hardest thing about working on a cruise ship?
Having to make sure you finish everything on time always looking at my watch

7. Please tell us your favorite things.
Chinese style food

Right now Casino Royale

Sometimes I just like to listen to Jazz Music

I like to do little projects like scrap booking

8. If you could any other job on the ship for a day what would you like to do and why
Accounting because of my college education

Barcelona and Cannes

10. If you could meet one famous person in the world who would it be and why
Jennifer Lopez because she can act, dance and sing.

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