Deckhand Journal

working for american cruise lines

I typed up my journal entries from my time working as a deckhand for American Cruise Lines. I had no intention of keeping a regular journal, just recording the experience and my thoughts while working twelve hours per day for three months straight aboard a cruise ship.

Looking back, they lend insight into life as a deckhand, the development of my ideas, and the shaping of my future as I struggled choosing between a couple good options. As there is little detailed information on the internet about working for American Cruise Lines, I share this as a better look at the experience for those who are considering working with them.