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Anyone done this before?
Should this be in another thread?
Large ships get fueled by shovelling piles of bassists and drummers into open furnaces like in Titanic
You should look out for adverts in The Stage, or you couold try contacting the Cruise Director of each of the main lines. More often than not, nowadays, bands are recruited in their entirety by agents. E.g., there will be a theatre company who recruits the singers and dancers, rehearses the shows onshore, and then go to sea for 6 months with the group and their learned shows. Sometimes the band is part of this group. I can find out some more if you're really interested. Life at sea is GREAT.
You don't need an agent to jump into a dumpster
You should aim for house band on a Somali pirate ship instead.
What Shall We Do With the Drunken Sailor, (Row Row Row) Your Boat, In the Navy etc.
Work your way up via a pedallo to row boat, tug boat to yacht then cruiser to pocket battleship then finally to cruise ship
and not being able to get off. Terrifying stuff
After doing some dodgy photography course at some crummy former poly, she ended up getting a job as a photographer on a cruise ship, just taking snaps for the company's press stuff and internal publications. So she now spends her life travelling round the Caribbean, spending more time chilling out than actually working, with the whole entertainments of a cruise ship at her disposal.
You win, nothing girl. You absolutely fucking win.
I think being on a cruise ship would get boring for anyone after a couple of weeks.
If you made a few good mates on the crew, I think you could have a whale of a time, especially if you get a chance to see the sights wherever you stop.
Maybe. I think spending weeks stuck on a boat with occasional short stop-offs sounds like hell.
I will drop him an email to find out how he got into it.
be helpful to know how to go about it.
it'd be dull and such a massively superficial way to travel. Plus, they all seem to end up with Norovirus outbreaks.
You obviously know very little about the modern cruise ship industry. It's not all blue rinses, bingo and tea-dances anymore. You're right that it's superficial, in the sense that you are only ever in port for a day or 2 and teherefore can't really get under the skin of your destinations, but in terms of getting a taster of a particular part of the world, without having to drive from city to city yourself, or on a godawful bus, it's great.
Ergh...no. No, no. No.
for some reason I'm finding the phrase "you obviously know very little about the modern cruise ship industry" really amusing.
Anyway, I'm happy to admit that I know almost nothing about the modern cruise ship industry. I'm just saying that all that sitting around on a boat wouldn't be for me at all. I'd much rather travel by bus or train because what you see from those modes of transport is something other than miles of sea.
Highlights for me- sailing up the Grand Canal in Venice, or up the Bosphorus into Istanbul at dusk.
Basically touristy sightseeing, while staying a five star hotel with bars, pools, cinema, theatre, restaurants, gym, spa, all at your disposal.
gym? on holiday??!
If you go on a cruise, you'd gain a stone a week if you didn't run it off.
Think they'd met about 5 times.
he he he.