Well, before you break that lease and hop onboard, you might want to read to the following AskReddit stories from current and former cruise ship workers. We don’t eat what you eat, there are three levels of food for workers: Crew Food – Unidentifiable for the most part. “We actually have more fun than the guests”I am a cruise ship worker. They also only get paid $200-300 a month…that doesn’t even cover their airfare to get to the cruise ship, nor does it cover their uniform costs. Be from CanadaI worked as a seasonal worker on a cruise ship, and it was super fun.