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

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

How to Get a Job on a Cruise Ship (Part 1) – Finding a Job, Applying, & Interviewing

Of all the seasonal jobs I’ve done, probably the one I will remember most was the time I did on the Pride of America, NCL’s cruise ship in Hawaii. I have never (and probably will never again) had a work environment that so defines the idea of “work hard, play hard”. From the moment you … Read more