Cruise Jobs-My dream was one to work on Cruise Ships
I live in one the most beautiful places on this earth, Cape Town, but I always had a dream, to work on cruise ships,doing cruise jobs, which I managed to fulfill and see almost all the places I intended to, just missed Machu Picchu. I will still get there, just not on a ship.
Started Cruise Jobs out of Cyprus
I started my life on cruise ships doing cruise jobs (in the casino) through a friend working out of Limassol, Cyprus on Louis Cruise Line doing cruises to Israel, Egypt and the Greek Islands. I did 2 ships with them, 2 stints on both. It was to be the start of a long life on cruise ships, eighteen years in total….yes some people do it for a few years and quit, I kept going. I loved seeing all the new places, well eventually they were not new.
Cruise jobs on a ferry boat
I even did a short stint on a ferry boat between Greece and Northern Italy, Anek Lines during the winter, lovely choppy seas of course. The money was good on there I worked for an American man who had the concessionaire on there. My life changed, I then went to work out of New Orleans doing the Caribbean for Commodore Cruise Line, no longer exists. It was fun doing the Caribbean, going to the beach, wonderful experiences.
I returned to Europe and got a job with an English Casino Concessionaire, Southern Games based in Fulham, London. I did quite a lot of different ships with them, the Portuguese ship the Funchal, which I did Brazil for the summer season three times, one of my favourite places is Brazil, the people just have so much energy, the place has a real buzz about it, the music. The Funchal would do seasons out of Sweden, the Norwegian fjords, beautiful, then Mediterranean, she kept moving, was in all different languages as well. I did some ships out of Palma de Majorca, one strangely enough yet again a Louis Cruise Line ship (haunting me) that was owned previously by Croisieres Paquet the owners of the Mermoz. It seem strangely intertwined, I never did figure that out. I also did the wonderful cruise ship Marco Polo joining her in Singapore coming back to the Mediterranean.