"Amanda is SO very knowledgeable about the cruise ship industry! She was so patient and attentive while we worked together. Amanda helped me so much with information as to what to expect during my hiring processes. Through working with her I felt so much better prepared and confident to start my job onboard. I would, and do, recommend her services to others! 100%!"


Caylon Wade | USA, Cruise Activities Staff, Royal Carribean International

"I would say that I am truly living my dream of traveling the world! I am visiting countries that I never thought that I would ever be able to see on my own! Thank you so much for all of your help Amanda!"

Gail Garnder | USA, Youth Activities Staff Princess Cruises & Sports Staff Royal Caribbean International

"Dear Amanda, Next week I’ll join the Diamond Princess from Taipei! Thank you for helping me! I can’t wait to join my first ship!"

Hiroyuki Kawai | Japan, Photographer, Princess Cruises

"I set my trust in Amanda's professional guidance when it came to obtaining my cruise ship position. She is organized and detail oriented and very attentive to your needs. Amanda exceeded my expectations and more. With her help I was able to get my first cruise ship job and I couldn't be happier. I can definitely 100% recommend Amanda's professional assistance when it comes to seeking a job on a cruise ship!"

Daniel Sosa Sabillon | Honduras, Guest Services Coordinator, Carnival Cruise Lines

"Thank you Amanda! I just celebrated one year working on Royal Caribbean cruise ships. Your advice and council gave me the courage to go for it when others told me I was just dreaming. Having your direct connection to the right people in the cruise industry seriously simplified an otherwise daunting process. I love my job and ship life. It’s 100% me. Thanks again!"

Geri Soulliere | Canada, Port and Shopping Guide, Royal Caribbean International

"I would definitely recommend Amanda's services and products to others. In fact I've already been raving on about her service to all of my close friends! I had put off applying to the cruise ships up until now simply because I felt the application process and the various recruitment websites were hard to navigate. I really had no idea what roles I was suited to. I really wasn't sure where to start. Now after using Amanda's products and service I have a clear direction as to where I want go. It’s all smooth sailing from here!"

Georgia Watson | New Zealand, Future Purser/Shore Excursions Team Member

"Amanda, your brilliant resume writing got me noticed which is a miracle given the stacks of applications they receive!"

Michele Du Val | USA, Retail Sales, Princess Cruises

"I'm heading up out in three weeks. I'm going to Alaska for approximately two weeks for onboard training and then after that they are going to place me on a ship in the Caribbean! I cannot thank you enough for everything you have done for me and how quickly this has all come together. I swear this is a dream job and had no idea it even existed if it wasn't for you!!"

Terri-Lynn Kostenuk | Canada, Port and Shopping Guide, Royal Caribbean International

"I really would not be here right now if not for you Amanda! Thank you so much for everything. I still can’t actually believe it’s really happening! It’s been a long journey for me. After so many prior rejections and “not hearing back” I really thought that was it for me. I am SO glad that I finally contacted you. You’ve really supported and helped me through everything at every step of the way; answering all my annoying questions and just being an awesome human being! Thank you, thank you, thank you!"

Jodie Campbell | Australia, Cruise Activities Staff, Princess Cruises

"Since receiving the How the Heck to Get a Job on a Cruise Ship Guide I’ve been successfully hired by NCL to work within the onboard photo department! A big thank you Amanda. Your assistance has helped and aided me in obtaining my life at sea!"

Kashif Chikondi | Africa, Photographer, Norwegian Cruise Lines

"Hey Amanda, Got some news for you! I joined MSC Cruises as HR manager. And its been 1 month already! I’ve been busy with hand over and other formalities. Currently on a whirlwind itenary from South America to Northern Europe then to South Africa and onwards to South East Asia. Thank you for your support and assistance!"

Shaji Parameshwaran | India, Human Resources Manager, MSC Cruise Lines

"I got the job! My previous work experience in Academic research is so far afield from cruise jobs that I wasn’t even sure where to begin looking for positions or what positions to look at. The service Amanda provided me directly impacted my employment – I firmly believe I would not have been as successful and so quickly without her assistance."

(Kathryn) Leigh Faircloth | USA, Youth Security P&O Australia Cruise Lines

"I received an offer with in a week of sending out my updated resume as Amanda guided me to. I would definitely recommend her service to others! Not only she fun and easy to work with and talk too but she's been in the cruise industry for a long time and really knows her stuff."

Paige Coble | USA, Port and Shopping Guide Royal Caribbean International.

"RCCL contacted me yesterday with an offer! I've got to tell you! I’ve never had a resume that has produced so much interest in me! You really are a miracle worker! I want to thank you for everything you have done for me! This process would not have been this pain free without YOU! You really are the BEST in the business!"

Tony Antonini | USA, Cruise Activities Staff Royal Caribbean International.

"The strategy and contacts you provide work! If a confident person gets ahold of your information, the job is done! You'll be at sea like me!"

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Steve Neweduk | Canada, Cruise Activities Staff, P&O Australia

“People always ask me how I got my job on the cruise ship and I say only one thing; talk to Amanda at getalifeatsea.com”

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Anita Wing Lee | Canada, Seasonal Youth Staff, Princess Cruises.

"You had all the little secrets that I needed! There would be no way that I would be where I am today without this information."

Vee Vale | Australia, Port and Shopping Guide,RCCL

"They offered me a contract today!!! I'm so excited. I just want to reiterate how grateful I am for you. This would not have happened so smoothly without you and I am forever grateful for Get A Life At Sea!"

Keasha Warrington | Canada, Port and Shopping Guide, RCCL

"Amanda great news! I've been offered a video producer position with Princess Cruises!!! Thanks so much for all of your help! I definitely wouldn’t have been able to navigate all of this without you!"

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Noah Chadwick | USA, Videographer, Princess Cruises

"Just want to tell you I leave this Sunday to start my contract! I will be touring Europe for 6 months and want to thank you for all your support."

John Balian | USA, Sommelier, Oceania

“Thank you so much for your consultation and resume creation services! I'm so looking forward to being onboard!"

Victoria Kaplan

Victoria Kaplan | USA, Youth Activities Staff, Princess Cruises

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