Life Below Deck: Why I Walked Away From Paradise

Approximately 7 months of this year I spent working abroad working on cruise ships as a youth counsellor. I worked with some of the most fantastic team members, seeing the most beautiful places and gained insight into a style of work, & life, I knew little to nothing about.
So why did I walk away from what people called “living the dream”? In this very honest account I shed light on my life on board, the highs and lows, and share how I came to conclude that maybe my ‘paradise’ life was going to look slightly different.

Top Health Hacks On Board

Staying healthy on board can be hard and when I say “healthy” I’m not just talking about the amount of veggies you pile onto your plate. Recently mental health at sea has been a major topic of discussion as well. The hours are long, the work full on, there’s a lot to adapt to and it can be a shock to the system.

In this post I cover my top health hacks to ensure you have maximum fun & remain full of energy on your contracts!

Safe Sailing & Enjoy

TOP 5 Shore Excursions You MUST Try On A Carnival Cruise

From buying a one way ticket to Hell and back, swimming with dolphins, sting ray beaches, cuddles with BIG pussy cats in Mahogany Bay and underground Cuban nightclubs.
This post takes you through my top activity recommendations; these are my favourite memories and most adventurous escapades at sea.
Bound to have you packing your bags by the end.


The first in my series, Come “Crews” With Me, gives you a sneaky insight into life working life on a cruise ship. The highs, lows, midnight dancing, sunny ports, health hacks and popping sleeping pills.
In this post I delve into Why I Chose Cruise Ships, How I Got The Job and The Top 6 Things You Can Expect On Board