Parties on board
Crew parties are like this:
The priest is charged for the parties. It happens 2 or 3 times a month. It depends on the priest on board. Some times, they serve the soft drinks and pizza for free, some times they have the open bar, with the cheaper drinks or, they just put the DJ (music) without food or drinks. It does not need any motive, it just happen. The DJ is a volunteer crew member; There is a special place for the parties, which can be a disco or the reserved place place for food, where we call staff mess or crew mess. At Costa Magica I went to parties at the crew beach, at the crew and staff mess and in a disco (deck 12) there works only for crew members, but I heard that some times they do parties in the passengers disco also for crew.
They put special lights, that keep blinking like in the disco, and the music they play is very democratic. But, Reggaeton is the most played hit in all party. They put also Merengue, Axe Music, Dance, Techno, some times Indian songs and depending on the occasion, also Filipinos songs.
Brazilian people are the most animated people in the parties, they don't miss one.
When there is no alcoholic drinks at the party, the crew members goes to the crew bar and when the crew bar closes, they go to the staff mess where after mid night they sell drinks. And them, after a fell drinks, the crew go to the party.
Something very funny about the ship life is that the crew members creates a new character for the life on board, so it is very common to have some unusual fashion style, specially for the party. Something that is also curious is the quantity of gay people on board, seams like they put themselves out of the closet, the crew member is free to do everything they wanna do, but they don't do in their real life.