These crew members include the cabin stewards and waiters who are predominantly Indonesian or Filipino, and who work 12-15 hours a day for little money. Usually located on deck 3 or on the “I-95” (the term is used to describe the main deck or “corridor” of the crew area), the general crew bar is open to all crew members.
They are lucky to get time off in port to call home to their loved ones, as satellite calling cards on the ship can be quite expensive ($20 for 17 minutes of talk time back in 2006). This means that even the highest ranked officers can party with the lowest men and women on the totem pole.
My “status” also permitted me to "hang out" with the high ranking officers who lived on the upper decks of the ship.
A cabin steward would not dare to try and socialize with an officer, and vice versa.
One of the times my husband and I were on a cruise a sexy incident happened.