Highlighting Accountant Karen Langford

September 24, 2007 -

John Heald

Highlighting Accountant Karen Langford 1. 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 working for Carnival 10 years in June. I started in 1997 and my current position is First Accountant

2. Where are you from and what is the best thing about living there?
I am from Dominica and the best thing is the tranquility and the cleanliness and greenery. Also the people are fun and really know how to have a good time. They take life easy and one day at a time.

3. Are you married and tell us about some of your family?
Married for five years and my husband works for Carnival. I have three siblings – all girls – they are looked after by my Mum. I am here so I can give them a better life.

4. What does your job involve? Describe what you do each day.
We cut the day off and balance the revenue for the different departments. We support the Pursers a lot because we make sure the business side of the work is done and they handle the guest relations side. We balance accounts and inventories and make sure the guests sail and sign accounts are all ok. There is a lot of paper work and computer work involved.

5. What is the best thing about working on a cruise ship?
I like traveling and seeing many places. I also like working for a team and where else can you meet so many people from so many places.

6. What is the hardest thing about working on a cruise ship?
You are away from your family so long you miss them and miss parts of their growing up. I cry at nights when I think how much I miss the girls and my Mom but they have a good school and good clothes and good things because I am here. Also you are constantly having friends come and go on the ships which is sad

7. Please tell us your favorite things.

Chocolate, Chocolate and Chocolate

The Notebook


Massages from my husband or anyone who wants to give me one.

8. If you could any other job on the ship for a day what would you like to do and why
Dancer, I love watching the shows and think it would be interesting.

I like all of the Caribbean ports because I am from there

10. If you could meet one famous person in the world who would it be and why
Halle Berry because she is adorable

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