Living at sea is totally different than living on land. Our ships are self-sufficient cities, operating 24 hours a day, 365 days a year. It’s a unique life style and can be rather challenging at times and might take you several weeks to become acclimated.

It’s exciting and a bit overwhelming to leave your family and friends, but you’ll be sure to make lots of new friends onboard. In fact, most of our employees tell us the best part of working on our ships is the many new friends they make.

There is never a lack of company around, and with most crew members being in their twenties and thirties, it isn’t hard to find something in common.

A typical port day in the Caribbean would consist of five or six friends jumping in a taxi for a day at the beach, stopping off for lunch, doing a little shopping and phoning family at home. You might rent a jeep for a drive up into the mountains of Puerta Vallarta to swing from ropes into the river and dine on fresh tacos and salsa. Another fun group trip is a hike into the mountains or a helicopter ride to the top of an Alaskan glacier!

And unlike the tourists who are only on board for one cruise, crew members visit these exciting ports of call week after week, so it doesn’t take long to know all the best places!


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