Vital Information for A Girl’s Ship Life

Sorry gentlemen, but I need to talk to my sisters for a sec. Ship life can be scary and overwhelming, and there are certain warnings I think women need to hear before walking up that gangway. So pop on some Beyonce and let me give you the 411. Being Taken Seriously is Difficult Unfortunately, today... Continue Reading →


New Girl and The Torture of Having an Ex Onboard

Once upon a time, I was having lunch with a fellow crew member. The new cast had signed on that morning so the staff mess was loud and full of that dancer energy. My friend sat across from me, slurped his soup, and quietly begged me to keep talking. “I’m sorry?” was my response as I... Continue Reading →

Ship Goggles

The other day I was sitting at my desk, working on schedules and updating my Pandora list, when one of my co-workers walked past. This person walks past all the time, but on this day in particular I couldn’t help but think, “wow, he’s pretty cute.” As soon as the thought entered my mind I... Continue Reading →

10 Annoying Things Guests Do

Sitting in every staff bar, in every crew mess, behind all the closed doors, crew members are talking about guests. We gush and gripe over them. We love them. We hate them. We usually hate them more than we love them. They are the source of so many rolled eyes, face palms and bit tongues... Continue Reading →

Girls talk. We talk about everything you guys think we talk about and more. One thing ship girls talk about, however, is what it’s like to date men of different cultures. Often conversations will begin, “Well, he’s from (Insert Foreign Country here),” and every girl in the room does a slight nod and goes, “ohhh.”... Continue Reading →

Cabin Sweet Cabin

“Do the crew live onboard?” It’s one of the most annoying guest questions ever asked. You have to look them in the eye, smile politely and tell them that yes, you do live onboard. Your other option is to crack the old Cruise Director joke, “Nope, we commute in on helicopters every morning!” I never... Continue Reading →

This Zebra Changed her Stripes

There are politics in any workplace, and I’m still getting a handle on the hierarchy of my land job. On the ship it was easy to see the ranks - uniforms made it pretty obvious. Your place on the ship is determined by how many stripes you have. For example, I had 2 stripes which... Continue Reading →

The Love Boat

Cruise ships are full of celebrations: birthdays, anniversaries, honeymoons, weddings, etc. It’s hard not to get caught up in the romance of it all. I found myself sailing the world, travelling to fairy tale spots, alone. I reluctantly took dozens of selfies in front of famous monuments you can half see. I don’t have long... Continue Reading →

Rocking the Boat: Sex Below Deck

As the liquor fills your cup, you want your fill of something else. The music pounds at your heart and you wiggle your way around to the gorgeous man who winked at you on the gangway earlier. “New target” you think to yourself. All thoughts are on him and how to ask him to your... Continue Reading →