How Ship Life is Like Camp

I never went to summer camp. I never packed away a duffle bag with high hopes of s’mores and canoes. I never wrote hilarious letters home to mom in red crayon complaining about the bugs. Alas, this poor girl spent her summers on the beaches of Daytona. I know, pity me. My college roommate, The... Continue Reading →

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How Ship Life is Like Prison as told by the Ladies of ‘Orange is the New Black’

At one time or another every crew member has referred to our floating home as a prison, and on your worst days it really feels like it. Now, I know life on a luxury cruise liner is obviously not actually like prison life (I’m not Gwenyth Paltrow or anything), but with all the excitement surrounding... Continue Reading →

This weekend we celebrate St. Patrick’s Day. I love this holiday. It’s more than a reason to drink beer. It’s more than an occasion to wear a color that makes me look fabulous. It’s more than the one day a year people pretend they always listen to The Dropkick Murphys. For me, St. Patrick’s Day is... Continue Reading →

Mean Girls Explain Ship Life

Mean Girls is easily one of the greatest movies ever made. I frequently quote this cinematic brilliance in my every day life - sometimes on purpose, and sometimes by beautiful accident. Nothing cheers me up faster than memes about Glenn Coco or GIFS of Janice Ian. So I compiled this list of our fetch mean... Continue Reading →

How Ship Life is Like College

Last weekend I took a much-needed trip to my alma mater, Elon University, to celebrate homecoming. I was lovingly referred to as “the cruise ship girl,” embraced tightly and drowned in sangria. I went into my ship life straight after graduating from college and the similarities were glaringly obvious. My friends were learning about appliances... Continue Reading →

How Ship Life is Like Dirty Dancing

Last night Kiki and I decided to drink a bottle of wine and watch one of the greatest movies of all time – Dirty Dancing. As I was watching I kept noticing sharp similarities between the world at Kellerman’s and the cruise ship bubble. I have watched “The Love Boat” and documentaries claiming to “expose... Continue Reading →