Modern Day Pirate: Working Aboard a Cruise Ship

Disclaimer: Man Travels World will feature writing aimed to provide knowledge about working as cruise staff with Royal Caribbean, exploring ports of call in the Caribbean and the lifestyle associated with this semi laid back style of a career choice. This website also will focus on international pieces via crew interviews, cultural education, food and recreation. Essentially, this is an exploration of the world. We all have unique stories, backgrounds and reasons as to why we travel the globe. Follow us as we spread the positive vibes of seafaring and land-based pirate souls alike.

Here I am already beginning my fourth week of work with Royal Caribbean aboard the Adventure of the Seas. Finally things are beginning to slow to that island lifestyle associated with the itinerary. In that time span I have visited ports and cities in St. Thomas, St. Croix, St. Lucia, St. Maarten, Grenada, Antigua, Barbados, St. Kitts, and of course, the home port of San Juan, Puerto Rico.


I knew coming into this job that I would only have hours to explore these places on any given day, especially as our hours of operations stand pat every afternoon with sports operations and the rock climbing wall. That being said I have started planning excursions in the short-term; namely getting PADI certified. This was a huge goal of mine early on as the Caribbean offers amazing dive spots. I would be stupid not to take advantage of the sports and discount that is offered to crew to get certified on board.

Moving forward, I am on contract until mid-September. Follow along as I discover the southern Caribbean vibes as an employee with Royal Caribbean. Not a bad way to make a living!

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