5 Reasons To Work On A Cruise Ship
Oceans are so much bigger than the amount of land on this planet that is can overwhelming. Just traversing one ocean, from one continent to another, can take weeks; this is, then, why cruise ships are so popular and are in such demand for work. You'll be spending weeks at sea with a large crew and a large population of tourists; this means that lots of food will be needed, lots of entertainment, lots of fitness, and so on and so on.
But that's not the point - I'm not here to tell you the different kinds of jobs on a cruise ship. That's for another place, another time.
I'm here to give you 5 good reasons of why you should work on a cruise ship. I'm here to convince you that working on a cruise ship could be the best experience of your life.
Reason 1 - You're On a Cruise Ship!
Just imagine it for a second:
You're shift ends around 5 o clock. You leave wherever you're working (say it's at one of the dining rooms), and walk out onto the deck. It's a beautiful evening. The air and ocean are calm; the sun is about to dip below the horizon. A sunset is about to envelope the atmosphere. You walk over to one of the viewing decks and sit down; someone comes over and offers you a drink. You show them your employee card and you get it for free. You then sit and relax until the sun fully sets.
That can be the scenario for you every single night. By working on a cruise ship you'll be traveling every day to new places; you'll see islands and city ports that you only ever saw in movies. It's an invigorating experience, one that, I suspect, will never get old.
Reason 2 - Accommodation Paid For!
That's right. When you work on a cruise ship every aspect of your accommodation is paid for, including food and drink. Of course the living conditions won't be as good as the passengers (you'll be living in crew quarters and probably with a few other people) but that's the beauty of it. It's the experience of working on a ship that's appealing.
Go back to that scenario I mentioned earlier. After you enjoy that sunset and drink you return to the crew lounge where you hang out for the rest of the night with the countless new friends you've made. Talk about a good time.
Reason 3 - New Culture, New People
By working on a cruise ship you will be opened up to new people and new cultures almost every single day. Many of the jobs on a cruise ship require you to interact with people (it may be in the form of making up games, teaching fitness, or creating events) but that fact is that, with that constant, connection you'll become changed - in a good way. More perspective is always a good thing.
Besides meeting new people you'll be traveling to various islands and ports that are different culture than what you're used to. On your days off, when you walk through the port-cities, you'll see new sites, eat new foods, drink new drinks; it's an awesome experience.
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Reason 4 - Good Pay
One of the best reasons to work on a cruise ship is that you'll actually get paid to work on the cruise ship. Think about it: you get to enjoy the cruise and get paid to enjoy at the same time. Of course you'll have to work for that money, but with the good atmosphere, the entertainment and the scenery it won't even feel like your at a job.
Reason 5 - Opportunities
Who knows what kind of people you will meet, where you will go, and what you will learn. The amount of international opportunities you'll receive will be enormous, making working on a cruise ship not just a summer job, but an experience that will last you a lifetime.
Many of the jobs on a cruise ship will prepare you for other jobs, and vice versa. Always have an open mind when applying for a job on a cruise ship; sometimes it's the job you least thought you'd get that is the best for you.
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