For many, landing a cruise ship job sounds too far fetched to be true. How could a job possibly be that good? We are all used to hearing the wise old adage, that if something sounds to good to be true, then it probably is. But sometimes, not often, but sometimes, things really are as good as they sound. Having a job that allows you to travel the world and pays you for doing so isn't a pipe dream at all. For the 150,000 and growing people working the cruise lines, this isn't a fantasy, it is a reality.
Nor do you need special skills to land a cruise ship job either. On every ship, there are store clerks, janitors, bus boys, and many more entry level positions. Of course, there are countless skilled positions too, but the point is that many people just like you are working on the cruise ships, and you can too, with a little determination and persistence.
Cruise ship workers come from all backgrounds and nationalities; you will find that on many ships, you could encounter literally dozens of nationalities. Age, race, sex, and religion are no obstacle at all; it is one of the most color blind industries on the planet, and people from any demographic can rise to the top.
Imagine the life experiences these people are enjoying right now. They don't pay for rent or food, are able to save everything they make, and are no longer subject to the mind-bending drudgery of the nine to five rat race. They don't even have to clean (unless that is their job of course!).
The fact is, working on the cruise ships is one of the best way to travel. You can take off for months at a time, without the planning, expense and risk of attempting to do it all yourself. There is no good reason why you shouldn't be the one enjoying this incredible life style.
The opportunity is available to everyone, and the variety of people you will find on the ships who saw opportunity and grabbed it is one of the benefits of working in the cruise ship business. It is so enriching, to meet people from around the world, to hear their perspectives and experiences, and to learn about their culture, and is one of the most exciting aspects of working in this industry.
The experiences you will gain from working and traveling all over the world will last you a lifetime, and will be something you can tell your children about. These will be stories they enjoy hearing over and over again, because the mystique of seeing strange and distant lands is something that never become boring.
So if you are seeking adventure, and want more out of life than what you have now, then you truly owe it to yourself to learn more about landing your first job on the cruise ships. Visiting exotic and distant lands is a call that is heard by millions, yet so few ever answer that call. Will you?