[[ Reading ]] ➷ The Truth About Cruise Ships – A Cruise Ship Officer Survives the Work, Adventure, Alcohol, and Sex of Ship Life Author Jay Herring – Terrapin-info.co.uk

The Truth About Cruise Ships – A Cruise Ship Officer Survives the Work, Adventure, Alcohol, and Sex of Ship Life Chapter 1 I Had Been Onboard My First Ship For Five Days When I Met A Woman From Trinidad And Tobago In The Crew Bar She Was A Black Woman And She Was Overweight, Maybe Even A Little Flabby, But Such A Sweetheart So Do You Have A Girlfriend She Asked, Changing The Subject No Have You Been With Anyone On The Ship Yet Nope It S Actually Been Twelve Years Since I Slept With Someone Come On Now It S True I Said, And Then Told Her Why On That Later Hmm That S Fascinating You Know, I Used To Sleep With A Skinny White Guy From England On My Last Ship You Remind Me Of Him Oh, Yeah He And I Had Lots Of Fun, And I Never Left Him Unsatisfied I May Not Look It, But I M Actually A Really Good Lover You Don T Say I Ve Been With Lots Of Men In My Day I M Forty One, After All And In My Years, I Ve Learned Exactly What Men Like And How To Please Them And Now She Took A Sip Of Her Drink And Now All The Men I Sleep With Are Extremely Satisfied I Had Always Imagined Athletic Girls Especially Flexible Athletic Girls To Be The Best Lovers But This Lady From Trinidad Had Me Rethinking That Assumption Maybe It Was Just Another One Of The After Effects Of Abstinence, But Her Voodoo Mannerisms Were Now Bordering On Sensual Would You Like To Have Sex With Me She Asked, Taking Another Sip Of Her Drink We Could Go To My Cabin Right Now Woodrow I Couldn T Believe How Quickly The Opportunity Had Presented Itself I Might Be Interested In That Might Yeah But Not Right Now Yeah, Not Just Yet Okay, Well, You Think About It And I Ll Call You Later This Week She Got Up And Left Me At The Table, Alone With My Thoughts My Cabin Phone Rang At 8 00 P.m Two Days Later Hi, It S Me, She Said How Are You I M Good How Are You I Responded Good, Good Are You Ready To Do What We Talked About The Other Night She Asked, Wasting No Time On Idle Chit Chat A Finalist In The Global EBook Awards, This Is A Behind The Scenes Look At Cruise Ships In A Way That S Never Been Done Before Some Of The Stories Are Shocking, Some Are Enlightening, But Most Are Just Laugh Out Loud Entertaining This Tour Behind Those Crew Only Doors Will Reveal How Romance On A Cruise Ship Is Unlike Anywhere Else The Insane Things Passengers Do Why Alcohol Is Mandatory At Sea How Nude Cruises Compare To Christian Cruises A First Hand Account Of Damage From Getting Caught In A Hurricane Jay Herring Was An American Senior Officer And One Of The Few Who Had Physical Access To The Entire Ship He S Appeared On The O Reilly Factor, USA Today, Anderson Cooper 360, CNN, CNN International, Fox News, CNBC, CTV, The Associated Press, The Washington Post, ABC S Nightline, CBS This Morning, Geraldo Rivera, The Huffington Post, The Daily Beast, And Frommers.


10 thoughts on “The Truth About Cruise Ships – A Cruise Ship Officer Survives the Work, Adventure, Alcohol, and Sex of Ship Life

  1. says:

    This book should have been entitled The Author s Two Years of Debauchery as a Cruise Ship Employee While Mr Herring did paint a very vivid picture of what it is like to work on a cruise ship, he also included a lot of graphic detail about his own sexual escapades and there are many By the end of the book, I got his point that cruise ship employees live in a bubble unlike anywhere else in the world and engage in binge drinking and sex to pass the time a largely unhealthy environment This book should have been entitled The Author s Two Years of Debauche...


  2. says:

    The thing that jumps out pretty early on is that it s well written in my opinion, the author seems to have natural talent The praise stops there My God, as a previous cruise ship crew member myself for a few years I m pretty annoyed about how bad he has made cruise ship employees seem We re not sex maniacs at all, no one is stalking the passengers waiting to mount them, no one is drunk round the clock and work actually gets done This fantasy could really have put a lot of people off cruising The thing that jumps out pretty early on is that it s well written in my opinion, the author seems to have natural talent The praise stops there My God, as a previous cruise ship crew member myself for a few years I m pret...


  3. says:

    Herrring gives an account of working as an IT officer onboard a number of cruise ships He talks a little about his job, though these sections quickly become repetitive as he describes the same processes on several ships He tries a bit of amateur anthropology as well, drawing conclusions as earth shattering as discovering that people from the same country tend to stick together, as do those with the same job But, perhaps surprisingly, the bulk of this book is about his sex life.In fact, he tim Herrring gives an account of working as an IT officer onboard a number of cruise ships He talks a little about his job, though these sections quickly become repetitive as he describes the same processes on several ships He tries a bit of amateur anthropology as well, drawing conclusions as earth shattering as discovering that people from the same country tend to stick together, as do those with the same job But, perhaps surprisingly, the bulk of this book is about his sex life.In fact, he times a number of the sexual encounters and reports their length to the second As someone reading to find out about what it s like to work on a cruise ship, I can honestly say that I have no interest in the fact that his sexual encounter with a youth counsellor from South Africa lasted only 91 seconds, nor that his encounter with a Lithuanian lasted two minutes and three seconds Frankly, I m amazed that anyone was interested enough to publish t...


  4. says:

    As an ex crew member, he captures why you would never ever ever ever want to go back on the ship As another friend of mine said well, I know I won t have to be homeless i will always have a last resort He also captures what happens to dudes on the ship, which is generally deeply upsetting and unsavory if you are a female used to guys who are fun and nice and good to talk to Get ready for an uneasy, sleazy objectification catalog, whic...


  5. says:

    The author did warn his readers in the beginning about all the drinking that would happen during this book, so I can t really complain about that I just wish there had been a littleto it, besides the drinking And oh yeah, the sex Made me think that when I finally go on a cruise, I m going to check into the employee regulations first, and find one of the lines he spoke of that has stricter controls on their staff Who wants to be stuck on a ship where all the staff is either drunk, sle The author did warn his readers in the beginning about all the drinking that would happen during this book, so I can t really complain about that I just wish there had been a littleto it, besides the drinking And oh yeah, the sex Made me think that when I finally go on a cruise, I m going to check into the employee ...


  6. says:

    This book was recommended to me by another passenger on a cruise ship This starts as an interesting memoir by a 28 year old man who decides an 8 month contract with Carnival Cruises is a better option for someone with an I S resume than continuing to live with his parents when he loses his job and has not found another on land The culture of working where you live and being on call even when you are drunk deteriorates into anecdotes that might begin with, I was so wasted when I recommend i This book was recommended to me by another passenger on a cruise ship This starts as an interesting memoir by a 28 year old man who decides an 8 month contract with Carnival Cruises is a better option for someone with an I S resume than continuing to live with his ...


  7. says:

    I am going to be on a cruise in a week so when I saw this book in my TBR pile, I just started reading it I wish I could say that I learned a lot from it, factually, but I didn t This book isa memoir, but something in ...


  8. says:

    The author is intelligent, but his writing is plain and simple He offers his honest thoughts on life as an employee living and working on a cruise ship If you are curious about what he has to say, I highly recommend you check out this book...


  9. says:

    Fast and easy just like the characters read As someone who likes to cruise, I found it fascinating, although the stories became very repetitive He did try to give a little background to various behind the scene cruise topics deck plans, excursion...


  10. says:

    The book gives a little insight into what goes on behind the scenes The crew works about 8 months straight without a day off, then gets 4 months to recuperate This book will not persuade, nor dissuade you from going on a cruise The title pretty well sums up the content of the book.


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