My name is Amanda and I’ve worked in the Marine Industry for over 19 years!

Accumulatively, I have over 10 years of experience working onboard cruise ships with a variety of cruise companies including; Princess Cruises, P&O Australia, Cunard & Royal Caribbean International.

In addition, I also have over 9 years of shore-side marine recruitment experience, where I have been responsible for assisting with the hiring of thousands of onboard personnel for a variety of major cruise lines.

I have operated Get a Life at Sea for over 4+ years and now have dozens of clients securing interviews with major cruise lines and joining their first ships within weeks of working with me. I can honestly say that I’ve got the Cruise Ship Specialist formula for success!

I started at the bottom of the ranks as a Seasonal Youth Counsellor & Youth Security team member with Princess & Cunard Cruise Lines in 2000. After completing my Honours Degree in Outdoor Recreation Parks and Tourism (with a specialization in Leadership) in 2002, my English & Geography Degrees in 2004, and my Education Degree in 2005, I was promoted to onboard ‘Corporate Fleet Trainer.’

I have trained thousands of crew members onboard numerous ships for Princess Cruises, P&O Australia and Royal Caribbean Cruise Lines. During my final years at sea, I was promoted to ‘People & Performance Manager’ (or Human Resources Manager) with P&O Australia. I have continued to work within the marine industry as a shore-side cruise ship recruitment specialist in Canada for 6+ years after my departure from onboard employment. In 2015 I started Get a Life at Sea which provides expert advice, products and services for cruise ship employment seekers!

I look forward to providing you with TONS of FREE resources  and insight into life onboard, and more importantly, how on earth to start the process of landing your job with a cruise line.

I know that my background in shore-side recruitment and years of onboard experience will provide you with the tools you need to get started with your own life at sea!

P.S. Check out my Cruise Ship Adventure Photo Gallery! and Client Testimonials!

Happy Sailing


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