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Working on a Cruise Ship as an Audio Tech

Working on a cruise ship is one way to get a lot of live sound and mixing experience but the job comes with many challenges!

Below, Victoria talks about her experience in working for one of the major cruise lines. 

Tell me about your job doing audio for cruise ships. What was your official title?  What were your duties?

I worked as a Lounge Technician. I was in charge of all the smaller entertainment spaces such as the Piano bar, Karaoke bar, Pool Deck, and any pop-up events. The number of venues varied by the size of the ship. I was responsible for the audio and lighting for all the shows that happened every night. Some of the larger ships have two Lounge Technicians, but most of them just have one in charge of it all.

 

What are the other audio positions on a cruise ship and what do those jobs include?

The only other audio position on the ship is a sound technician. They are assigned a space such as the main theater, the ice skating rink, or aqua theater. They...

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