The Newbie: First Month

Hello everyone, this time, from onboard a KLM Cityhopper, on my way to Bergen Norway. Yesterday was the last day of my training at CSMART in Almere, Netherlands and right now, I am getting ready to join the Rotterdam (the ship not the city) tomorrow morning from Bergen. It has been a challenging training with … Continue reading The Newbie: First Month

New Hires

The first time I boarded a cruise ship I was completely lost and overwhelmed. I remember getting lost for weeks. I have the image of the metal staircase in my mind that looked the same no matter where I was. The white paint on the walls and all the colored safety signs everywhere I turned. … Continue reading New Hires

The Great River story; sailing on the Mississippi river on a Monday morning

Sometimes one must stop and smell the roses. When I look back on the sailing experiences I had so far (crossing the Panama canal, the Suez channel, Alaska inside passages, St Lawrence river) and today I got the chance to sail on the second largest river in North America, the Mississippi river, I mean, hold … Continue reading The Great River story; sailing on the Mississippi river on a Monday morning