During the year I spent working on a cruise ship — traveling throughout the Caribbean, England, and Mediterranean destinations like Italy — a common question guests asked me was, “Do you live on the ship?”
“No, sir. I fly in every morning on a helicopter and repel down a ladder just before I rip off my outfit to display my superhero work clothes for Royal Caribbean!” Or so I answered in my head. Even now, people are crazy curious about what life was like aboard a major cruise liner. Did we party? Did we have sex? So to answer all of your questions once and for all, here’s what really goes on below the deck of a cruise ship.