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What it's really like to live and work on a cruise ship for 7 months

INSIDER Logo By Talia Lakritz of INSIDER | Slide 1 of 13: • Julian Austin worked on a Royal Caribbean cruise ship for seven months.• It's a great job for people who want to travel and meet new people.• However, having little separation between work and life and no days off takes a toll. After traveling to about 30 countries and working various jobs along the way, 28-year-old Julian Austin decided that he wanted to build a career without sacrificing his love of exploring the world. His seven-month stint as sports staff on a Royal Caribbean cruise ship gave him the opportunity to do just that. While Austin said the job is not for everyone, it was a great way for him to learn new skills, meet new people, and live a completely different lifestyle than he ever had before. Austin, who writes about his travels on Man Travels World, spoke to INSIDER about what working on a cruise ship is really like.

• Julian Austin worked on a Royal Caribbean cruise ship for seven months.
• It's a great job for people who want to travel and meet new people.
• However, having little separation between work and life and no days off takes a toll.


After traveling to about 30 countries and working various jobs along the way, 28-year-old Julian Austin decided that he wanted to build a career without sacrificing his love of exploring the world.

His seven-month stint as sports staff on a Royal Caribbean cruise ship gave him the opportunity to do just that.

While Austin said the job is not for everyone, it was a great way for him to learn new skills, meet new people, and live a completely different lifestyle than he ever had before.

Austin, who writes about his travels on Man Travels World, spoke to INSIDER about what working on a cruise ship is really like.

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