I Live and Work At Sea

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    Abacos 20/01/2012

    Abacos, BahamasWorking at sea has given me many opportunities to explore exotic locations abroad, so a couple of days ago I found myself in the Bahamas. I decided to travel to Great Abaco, one of the larger islands of the Bahamas, and many smaller nearby islands are collectively...
    TrainingOfficer TrainingOfficer
    22-25, F
    Jan 22, 2012

    Childhood Memories Of Being At Sea

    I first set foot on a ship in 1993, and it has been hard to keep me off the ships ever since.  Cruising has come a long way since those early days when cruise liners were three and four deep at Southampton docks.  I was very fortunate to be given the opportunity to cruise at...
    TrainingOfficer TrainingOfficer
    22-25, F
    Jan 1, 2012

    I live at work, and it's very lonely.

    It's been 2 years and I have no friends and no social life. People seem to avoid me and that makes me ultra sensitive. If I find a woman attractive , I bumble through the most basic conversations. Please god just give me someone...
    X11ELEVEN11X X11ELEVEN11X
    46-50, M
    May 23, 2014

    04/01/12 08:15am New York

    It is definitely colder in New York this morning.. so we wrapped up warm and walked to 34th street to see the Empire state building up close, then popped into Macy’s (the world’s largest store) to do some shopping. We also had time to visit St Patrick’s Cathedral before...
    TrainingOfficer TrainingOfficer
    22-25, F
    Jan 4, 2012

    My Last Day At The Cunard Line

    You asked what a trip aboard the Queen Mary 2, the “grande dame” of liners, was really like, so I thought I’d sit down and put some thoughts on paper during my final day at sea. I needed some distance between me and the ship to put it all into perspective so i wrote the...
    TrainingOfficer TrainingOfficer
    22-25, F
    Feb 8, 2012

    My Final Voyage On The Worlds Greatest Ocean Liner

    QE2 has given me many wonderful memories: parascending around Acapulco Bay while being towed by a speedboat, kicking a football with local children on Copacabana beach, hang-gliding in Hawaii. There was a memorable run ashore in Athens, about which the less said the better...
    TrainingOfficer TrainingOfficer
    22-25, F
    1 Response Jan 2, 2012

    Life At Sea

    I work and live on a ship at sea, about 7 months out of the year.  I've been doing it for over 10 years now and it never gets any easier to pack your bags, leaving home and family for up to 2 months at a time.  I've traveled all over the world and probably worked in...
    SeismicPirate SeismicPirate
    41-45, M
    1 Response Dec 6, 2008
    X11ELEVEN11X X11ELEVEN11X
    46-50, M
    May 23, 2014

    My First Day At Sea.

    My first day stepping on board a ship as a crew member will stay with me forever, it was very much like the opening sequence to the film “Titanic” It was a cold February morning as I entered Southampton Docks, as I stepped out of the taxi a stiff wind caught my hat which was...
    TrainingOfficer TrainingOfficer
    22-25, F
    Jan 1, 2012
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