The purpose of this site is to indulge your desire to travel and explore, provide you with valuable information about working and living on a cruise ship, as well as help you plan your vacation like a pro. If you are not a native Speaker, you will find help to brush on your English too. You will be introduced to some interesting holiday ideas and top secrets on many exotic destinations and hotspots around the world. I promise to share a lot of fun stories gathered while cruising and exploring the world for the last 25 years.
Whether you’re interested in making a career at sea, or you strive to see the world as a traveller, you can find helpful tips and advice on how to get there, what to expect once you board the ship and how to handle variety of challenges associate with travel. Ever wonder what or how to pack- should I bring my own tux , snorkel gear or a life jacket? What to do if all the tours are sold out or my luggage is lost? What if I get sick while away? I don’t speak English fluently, what do I do?!?
But before I get started, please allow me to introduce myself- my name is Jeneta and I have been traveling actively since 1995. My first exposure to travel was as a teenager, practicing martial arts, I had the chance to compete around Europe and visit some of the oldest capitals in the world. As a university student I didn’t have much time to travel, but during my summer holidays, I had the opportunity to work for some of the premium resorts at the Black Sea Coast in Bulgaria, where I fell in love with the hospitality aspect of the tourist industry. I enjoyed meeting people from all over the world, loved learning about their countries and cultures, as well as picked up a few foreign languages on the way.
Travel seemed, without a doubt, the most magical way to live once live, so after graduating the University and got my Masters in English Literature and Linguistics, without a second thought, I began my career at sea. I was lucky to pass the interview for one of the largest cruise companies – Royal Caribbean – and soon after, assigned to the biggest cruise ship in the world at the time “Monarch if the Seas”, sailing the Caribbean and the Bahamas all year round. Since then, I have been incredibly fortunate to visit over 200 cities in 58 countries on all 5 continents and serve as a Senior Officer on more than 10 different ships. I can honestly say that I have achieved my dream to see the world and meet the most amazing people. While making a career at sea, I was lucky to watch the cruise industry evolve, the largest and most innovative ships built and the unimaginable become reality – cruise ships once small and personable, were getting more spectacular and mind blowing by the minute. It was no longer just about sailing from point A to point B in luxury in the Caribbean, it was more about experiencing the biggest thrills and entertainment on land and sea, as well as seeing the world in a the most affordable hustle free way.
I have always been fascinated by the amazing ports-of-call and holiday destinations on our itineraries and to this day, I do not miss an opportunity to explore and find the hidden gems every place has to offer. I have met and worked with incredible people, made countless friends and realized that traveling around the world was not only my job or my hobby, it was my passion, the only way to leave an interesting and exciting life.
Lots of people – crew, guests, or random folks I meet always ask me questions like: how it all began, what it takes to work and live on a cruise ship, what’s my favorite place in the world, where should they go on a holiday or what cruise to take, how to pack, etc. I’m hoping, here, I will provide the answers to all these and other questions you may have, offer my expert advice and best practices about cruising, show you the list of items I cannot travel without, how to get them and even share my personal experience and hobbies. I will be happy to coach you along the way, practice chatting with you in English or getting you ready for a job interview on a cruise ship, just drop me a note and I will get back to you as soon as I can.
I hope you enjoy my stories and without any further ado – let’s set sail…