Europe Fall 2017 | Days 22-37 | Transatlantic Cruise

Day 22: Another Day, Another Cruise On November 5th, 2017, we boarded our third and final cruise in two months. This one would be on the Norwegian Star, and would take us all the way across the Atlantic Ocean from Italy to Miami. There were only three stops on the way, but we had no … Read more

Europe Fall 2017 | Days 12-14 | Athens, Mykonos, & Santorini

Day 12: Athens, Greece And on the 12th day, we arrived in Athens! We were very excited to see the Acropolis and all the history that Athens held, and were pretty surprised when we left the ship to find that Athens is pretty grungy. Having researched the public transit system and not wanting to pay … Read more

Europe Fall 2017 | Days 8-11 | Sea Days, Crete, & Rhodes

Day 8-9: Sea Days on the Norwegian Spirit If you ever book a cruise that says it leaves out of Rome, know that Rome does not technically have a cruise port. You will be leaving out of Civitavecchia, which is about an hour’s train ride away from Rome. It’s not a big deal, as long … Read more

Canada & New England Cruise (Fall 2017) | Days 9-11 | Halifax, Bar Harbor, & Boston

Day 9: Halifax, Nova Scotia Unfortunately, upon arrival in Halifax it was pouring rain, so we took the advice of a performer friend who happened to also be sailing on the Veendam and checked out one of the close-by breweries. We shared a flight of different-flavored beers (one was lemon, one was something fruity and pink … Read more

Canada & New England Cruise (Fall 2017) | Days 4-8 | Quebec City, Sea Days, & Sydney

We boarded the ship in Montreal on September 23rd, 2017, and were thrilled to join a cruise ship as passengers for once instead of employees. Our first stop that night was to the comedy magic show of the traveling duo, Brent and Sarah. They were hilarious and very talented; we loved the simplicity and skill … Read more

Canada & New England Cruise (Fall 2017) & Days 1-4 | Montreal

In Fall of 2017, Connor and I found ourselves with several weeks of free time between jobs we didn’t expect and no idea how to spend it. At first we looked at Alaskan cruises, but then we stumbled across a pretty darn affordable cruise from Montreal to Boston on Holland America. In a moment of … Read more

8 Things to Know Before You Work on a Cruise Ship

The number one thing people say when I tell them I worked on a cruise ship is, “Oh, that must be just like being on vacation all the time!”. If you have ever worked in any sort of hospitality job, you know that this statement is straight-up laughable. Sure, it’s awesome waking up in Hawaii … Read more

How to Get a Job on a Cruise Ship (Part 3) – STCW Training

You’re almost there! You’re in the home stretch! Your medical exam is done, your paperwork is being processed, and now all you have to do is wait – and pass your STCW Basic Training! Personally, this was the most fun thing I’ve done for any job training anywhere. At this point, as far as I … Read more

How to Get a Job on a Cruise Ship (Part 2) – Medical Exam, TWIC, MMC

Welcome to Part 2 of How to Get a Job on a Cruise Ship! In Part 1, I described how to find a job, how to apply, and what the interview process is like. Now, you’ve gotten the job offer, you’re ready to begin your new adventure – but especially if you’re trying to get … Read more