What to Pack for Working on a Cruise Ship

What to Pack for Working on a Cruise Ship

*Post contains two affiliate links. Read my disclaimer here. “What to pack for working on a cruise ship?“ This is a question I’ve received recently, and I thought it beneficial to write out a blog post rather than answer individually. The question itself is a fair one, since the whole process is a bit of … Read More

Why Joining a Cruise Ship Was Good for Financial Independence

Why Joining a Cruise Ship Was Good for Financial Independence

It’s the ultimate fantasy to walk out on your nine-to-five and run away to a Caribbean Island. I made that my reality in early 2016 when I quit my full-time job to join a cruise ship. Was it the right choice? I think so. I certainly don’t regret it, at least. It was life-changing in … Read More

6 Snapshots of Life as an American Working on a Cruise Ship

6 Snapshots of Life as an American Working on a Cruise Ship

Life is so much bigger than your backyard. I’m completely guilty of it: getting comfortable in life, content to live and stay in your own little bubble. I used to be a teacher and one of the core concepts in my classroom was that foreign language education was necessary to become a citizen of the … Read More

4 Tips for Getting Hired on a Cruise Ship

4 Tips for Getting Hired on a Cruise Ship

Want a job on a cruise ship? It’s not as impossible to attain as you may think. The cruise industry, now and forever, will need workers for two reasons. 1.) The turnover is justifiably high: for most people, working seven days a week for months on end, contract after contract, is just not sustainable. 2.) Considering … Read More

3 More Downsides to Working on a Cruise Ship

3 More Downsides to Working on a Cruise Ship

As mentioned in the earlier posts in the series, working on a cruise ship has amazing benefits but significant pitfalls as well. It wasn’t all peaches and cream, unfortunately. The guests Post #shiplife (the clever little hashtag to encompass the enormity of ‘working on a cruise ship’), people will ask, “What were the best and … Read More