16 Secrets About What Life is Really Like Working Aboard a Cruise Ship

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If you’ve ever vacationed on a cruise, you might have dreamed about what life would be like to work on one. Laying in the sun, sipping on cocktails, and enjoying exotic vacation destinations might make you never want to leave the ship. But what is life truly like for employees of cruise lines?

Cruises can be the ultimate escape from reality, for both the guests and the employees. Working on a cruise line allows you to meet people from all over the world, visit beautiful travel destinations, and make good money. But these 17 best-kept secrets about working aboard a cruise ship may have you rethinking whether you want to fill out that application.