Highlighting Iketut Suardika Laundry Manager

September 25, 2007 -

John Heald

Highlighting Iketut Suardika Laundry Manager

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 worked for Carnival Cruises Lines for almost 5 years .I started in 2003 and my current position is Laundry Manager on board the Carnival Freedom

2. Where are you from and what is the best thing about living there.
I come from Indonesia, I live in Bali. This interesting place is a tourist place where you can see the nice white beaches, places of interest and natural geographic culture of different art, Hindu ceremony in the biggest temple with attendance from most of the Bali society also special, everything related to the ceremony is economic, good and safe

3. Are you married and tell us about some of your family.
No, I am still single. I have two brothers and one sister all of them are married and live in Bali.

4. What does your job involve? Describe what you do each day.
My job is to run the laundry operation onboard. Providing laundry services to our guests and crew taking care of all the linen on board from bedding to clothes for the guests and crew – also I am involved to the safety issues and environmental compliance in our large laundry operation!

5. What is the best thing about working on a cruise ship?
For me- I have just increased my experience and job knowledge, and enjoy seeing the world, and of course looking the capital to secure plan.

6. What is the hardest thing about working on a cruise ship?
The hardest thing sometimes is having a high quantity of laundry with little manpower to do the job well done on time — it can get a bit manic!

7. Please tell us your favorite things.

FOOD: Asian Food

MOVIE: I like the action movies with lots of explosions. I do not like love films as they have no explosions

MUSIC: Hard Rock

FAVORITE WAY TO RELAX: Snorkeling, Surfing, Diving

8. If you could any other job on the ship for a day what would you like to do? And why
I would maybe prefer to work as a waiter and earn more and also I do have some experience as a tour guide

For me a lot of the ports seem the same as I don’t get much time off in port, they can be our busy laundry days whilst the guests are ashore. My favorite is Barcelona as there are good eating places and one place that serves spicy Yak meat my favorite Indonesian food.

10. If you could meet one famous person in the world who would it be and why
No one famous, I would just be happy to meet up with my girlfriend!

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