Here you will find my adventures while I live and work on board a Princess Cruise-liner.
My job is my 'NeverLand'!
(Hannah, 23, New Zealand)
Excited to start a new adventure, keep tuned, once I get settled onboard and have spent my first week stuck onboard (due to immigration) ill have new adventures to share with you all!
So my travel details i.e. Flights and accommodation should arrive in my Inbox this afternoon (fingers crossed) then only 19 short days away I will be leaving on a jet plane and back again in five months. Shorter contract this time as my medical is due for renewal when I get home in August…but I cant wait to get home cause ill be off again in ten days to finally visit Disneyland! I feel like a
kid me at Christmas!!!
I will share my adventures with you, I also have a little family holiday I will share from my few months at home.
Thanks for all the support those who do take the time to read my thoughts.
And if anyone does have any cruise life questions I am an open book :)
She’s the one with the messy unkempt hair colored by the sun. Her skin is now far from fair like it once was. Not even sun kissed. It’s burnt with multiple tan lines, wounds and bites here and there. But for every flaw on her skin, she has an interesting story to tell.
Don’t date a girl who travels. She is hard to please. The usual dinner-movie date at the mall will suck the life out of her. Her soul craves for new experiences and adventures. She will be unimpressed with your new car and your expensive watch. She would rather climb a rock or jump out of an airplane than hear you brag about it.
Don’t date a girl who travels because she will bug you to book a flight every time there’s an airline seat sale. She wont party at Republiq. And she will never pay over $100 for Avicii because she knows that one weekend of clubbing is equivalent to one week somewhere far more exciting.
Chances are, she can’t hold a steady job. Or she’s probably daydreaming about quitting. She doesn’t want to keep working her ass off for someone else’s dream. She has her own and is working towards it. She is a freelancer. She makes money from designing, writing, photography or something that requires creativity and imagination. Don’t waste her time complaining about your boring job.
Don’t date a girl who travels. She might have wasted her college degree and switched careers entirely. She is now a dive instructor or a yoga teacher. She’s not sure when the next paycheck is coming. But she doesn’t work like a robot all day, she goes out and takes what life has to offer and challenges you to do the same.
Don’t date a girl who travels for she has chosen a life of uncertainty. She doesn’t have a plan or a permanent address. She goes with the flow and follows her heart. She dances to the beat of her own drum. She doesn’t wear a watch. Her days are ruled by the sun and the moon. When the waves are calling, life stops and she will be oblivious to everything else for a moment. But she has learned that the most important thing in life isn’t surfing.
Don’t date a girl who travels as she tends to speak her mind. She will never try to impress your parents or friends. She knows respect, but isn’t afraid to hold a debate about global issues or social responsibility.
She will never need you. She knows how to pitch a tent and screw her own fins without your help. She cooks well and doesn’t need you to pay for her meals. She is too independent and wont care whether you travel with her or not. She will forget to check in with you when she arrives at her destination. She’s busy living in the present. She talks to strangers. She will meet many interesting, like-minded people from around the world who share her passion and dreams. She will be bored with you.
So never date a girl who travels unless you can keep up with her. And if you unintentionally fall in love with one, don’t you dare keep her. Let her go.
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So my next adventure will be on the Star Princess, joining the 18th of Feb. Really looking forward to it!!
There will be a few friends of mine there, one I haven’t seen since my first contract, so really looking forward to the adventure which will follow.
So between then and now, I am doing a whole lot of nothing, just had a wonderful 23rd Birthday and Christmas spent with my whole family, and a wicked New Years little get away to Auckland,Hamilton, Rotorua and Tauranga, so has been an enjoyable start to the year.
Now to sit back and actually relax since iv gotten home. Im two and a half months into my three/four-ish month holiday, so now time to stop before it becomes crazy once I get back onboard..
Adventures to follow…..
Three weeks into being home now, loving being back around my family and friends. Keeping myself busy, but its not enough to ware me out… Miss the sound of the ship, sleeping is going a bit of a miss!
Today, - Friday 15th Nov, the Sea Princess made its second visit to Wellington for the summer season, was strange seeing her docked, and knowing everything that goes on on board, but not being there myself.
I have a busy holiday coming up, and ill be doing some exploring in my own country, so I will have a little bit to share here while home :)
Am on a four month break this time, and ill be heading off mid February, so stay tuned :)
Arrived in Auckland and headed off for coffee and breakfast with Galina, before finding a shop filled with my favourite brand of shoes, Melissa. Plastic shoes which last forever and have beautiful designs and colours! So I may have gone mad and brought a few pairs to reward myself for all my hard work J
Galina and I then picked up lunch and headed out to my best friends place in Auckland, had lunch with her, her mum and my beautiful little goddaughter, was great catching up. Headed back to the ship early afternoon and brought my friends mum on-board to show her around, showed her the ins and outs of the ship. My brother and his girlfriend came on-board too, grabbed dinner with them before saying goodbye.
We left Auckland late due to the rough weather which picked up in the evening. The rough weather affected our speed, resulting in us arriving out of the tide bracket entering Tauranga, so here we thought we would not be going to Tauranga, but instead we spend the day going in little circles around the Bay of Plenty, until the tides came back in and we could dock – at 9pm! We had to stop in Tauranga as it was our refilling port, so overnight in Tauranga here we come!
Headed off for dinner with Deon and Rochelle, before later running into Coleena and Cameron, Mikey, Adrian and a whole lot more, we went from pub to pub found a good one and spent most of the night there. Headed back in the wee hours of the morning, grabbing BK and having a picnic in the corridor until about 4am. Crashed nicely to wake early to organise meeting some family in the morning.
Picked up by my aunty and uncle had lunch and coffee at their place, spending some time catching up. Spend the afternoon the in Mt hot pools before heading back. Was a long day but really lovely catching up, and just having a nice relaxed day. Next Port of call – Napier…
Napier was a 12pm arrival, accept there was no arrival at all – rough weather left us unable to dock again, and since Napier was not a priority port we headed south to Wellington – My home!
To make my life easier I dropped off all my luggage at home, so early start with customs and offloading before drill. Got to see my mum briefly as I left all my belongings with her and I came back on-board for our weekly drill.
After drill, eight of us set off to take the bus to my place, to spend the day there, have a BBQ lunch and just be home and normal for the day. Good stories and food and laughs, before heading back – so tempted not to leave but off I went.