This is going to be a shorter blog post…short but sweet as I definitely had some of the most memorable and best times here! I cannot compared to my first half of my contract but it definitely was different in a lot of good ways!
I arrive in San Juan, Puerto Rico on the 4th July at around 10am so I get checked into my hotel and have the whole day and night to explore before I sign on my new ship the next day. I did explore a bit along the beach as it was 4th of July…everyone was celebrating. However, I was exhausted and was straight back to work the next day so I crashed and slept in my hotel….good idea by me!
All the feelings came back the next morning…anxious, nervous, worried but overall I was so excited to get back into the swing of things!
The places I visited multiple times on this part of my contract were:
- San Juan, Puerto Rico
- Kings Wharf, Bermuda
- Philipsburg, St Maarten Island, Dutch Antilles
- New York, Cape Liberty NYC
- Labadee, Haiti
- Boston, Massachusetts
- Portland, Maine
- Bar Harbor, Maine
- Saint John, New Brunswick, Canada
- Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada
At first arriving on the ship, dealing with change was hard. I would go to places on the ship that would look the same on my last ship but different people…it was weird and not the same. It didn’t help I had a temporary cabin for a cruise when I first got there so I couldn’t exactly settle as I knew I was moving as soon as a cabin became available. However, it became the best decision to get transferred and really helped me with my confidence and belief that I could deal with change and adjust in new environments easily. Luckily I did know a few people from my last ship which helped massively….I do LOVE a good reunion after thinking I would never see these people again.
I became so close to all the people on this ship and I met some life-long friends on here. It was such a close family and I was able to experience more incredible places. So many stories and memories to share I couldn’t fit into one blog post but all these people know how incredible the life was on this ship despite some stressful times in the work environment we all pulled together.
“Each friend represents a world in us, a world not born until they arrive, and it is only by this meeting that a new world is born.” – Anais Nin
Anthem of the Seas July 5th 2016-October 29th 2016: YOU WERE INCREDIBLE ❤
Lots of Love to all you guys who I met…I will see you around the world!
Ship life has its’ ups and downs. Looking at my pictures you may think I don’t work but we do…every day! Long hours, but we are grateful for everything and everyone around us. We become a family on the ship which I love the most. You live and work together, different nationalities, cultures, everyone is away from their normal life ….but it works. A big dysfunctional family and I couldn’t ask for anything better.
Check out my Youtube video of my full contract HERE