What’s it like to work on a cruise ship, Sylvia?
Look at that behemoth!
In a word: amazing.
For me, it was such a life-changing experience that I decided to start this blog; I wanted to write about it and share my experiences with you fine people.
Life Well Hustled has since changed focus, but the fact remains that working on a cruise ship impacted my life in a significant way.
To date, I’ve worked for one cruise line on two different ships. One of those ships, at the time I was working on it, was
the largest cruise ship in the world. Holy heck, man. I was part of the entertainment staff and worked directly under the cruise director. Job duties included: hosting trivia, karaoke, and gameshows; socializing with guests in the ships’ theaters and bars; leading recreational activities like napkin folding; and dancing (a lot more dancing than one might reasonably expect).
I originally applied as youth staff because of my
teaching background and experience with children, but my recruiter (smartly) pointed out that the entertainment staff position would be a better fit due to my background in hosting pub trivia and MC skills.
If you’re in a position to quit your life (or, at the very least, put it on hold) to work on a cruise ship or some other similar overseas adventure,
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