Living a Life at Sea with Amanda Hathorn-Geary –

Interview by Amanda & Ryan of The World Wanderers Podcast!

Amanda Hathorn Geary worked on cruise ships for 10 years, worked in cruise ship recruitment for 6 years and now has her own business as a cruise ship employment specialist, and she’s here to share what life at sea is like.

On this episode we talk about what it’s like to work on a cruise ship, how a job on the cruise ship fulfills the desire to travel, what you can expect from a job on a cruise ship, and what Amanda loves about the cruise ship industry.

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What we talk about:

  • What inspired Amanda to get into the cruise ship industry
  • What the living conditions on a cruise ship are like as staff
  • C1 / D1 visa for working on cruise ships, which allows you to travel to the country the cruise ship goes to
  • Even though you work a lot, you are on the same route for a while so you get a lot of opportunity to explore the areas you stop at
  • “Home is where the anchor drops”
  • It takes about 30 days to get adjusted to life on a cruise ship
  • You don’t have any expenses while you’re living on board the ship, so you save most of your income
  • Working on a cruise ship is a wonderful way to travel, save most of your money and meet people from around the world
  • Social life on the cruise ship
  • Some jobs work more than others, but everyone works 7 days a week on a rotational schedule
  • The best jobs for entry level individuals
  • Paying taxes as a cruise ship employee
  • Unexpected benefits of working on a cruise ship
  • Best cruise ship stories + favorite places Amanda got to visit
  • Amanda’s transition off the ship
  • What is Get a Life at Sea?
  • Working on a cruise ship can help you to get a job in the future – you learn high level customer service skills and how to work hard!