I WORK ON BOARD A luxury cruise liner, playing games and doing crafts with children while their parents go to the casino, shop or disappear into their cabins.
I work on a contract basis and am usually at sea for four months at a time. I’m employed by one cruise line but the company can place me on any of their ships, which sail all over the world.
So far I’ve sailed on three different ships and have run into friends each time. The cruise ship employee world is a small, tight-knit network of young, adventurous people, many of whom feel like they’ve stumbled upon an amazing secret.