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Keeping Afloat

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We’re back! And, the world is opening. Since our last episode, a lot has changed. I’ve had some massive changes in my life and I can’t wait to share them with you. This is my very first cruise as Cruise Director of the Oceanic Euphoria. But, t
Get ready for a brand new episode of Keeping Afloat, coming October 27th, 2021! From a riot to a proposition, this is a pretty big deal. Plus, I’ve got some huge news to share with you. --- Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/keepingaflo
My handover with Maxime is full of surprises and helpful tips and tricks. But nothing could prepare me for my first actual day of being Cruise Director. By the end of it, I was exhausted. And the politics of it all hadn’t even started yet. From
My childhood dream of working on a Cruise Ship and becoming a Cruise Director was finally coming true. In this episode I fly down to Miami for my official Cruise Director Interview and training. In addition to meeting two other Cruise Directors
In this episode, I get closer to someone very unexpected. The truth comes out about Karter, the Cruise Director. Plus, things finally fall into place. Little did I know, but this would be one of my final cruises on the Oceanic Joy. Finally - my
Wherever you are - you’re doing a great job. At this point, self care is so important. If you’re currently in a lockdown, hopefully this episode brings you some adventure.  From dealing with the wrath of Karter, the Cruise Director to handling
My new adventure was in full swing. There was no template, no guide book. In the end, I was responsible for myself and nothing else. Karter the Cruise Director isn’t took keen on my position, and he makes it clear from the start. But there is a
I decided to leave my contract early and head home. Changing jobs is always a gamble, but the question was still in the air; was this the best decision I ever made, or the biggest regret of my career? A new job comes with a steep learning curve
This is the final episode of season 1. We will be back in a couple of weeks, so be sure to follow me on instagram! This week we’ve got a special guest, Sarah from the show Behind the Crew Door (links below), a podcast that discusses the reality
Another transatlantic arrives, and this time with my Dad on board! In contrast to my last one, this cruise would be like none of the others I’d done. From the ship tilting over, to a medical stop and a surprise twist, I was mentally and physica
Things heat up and cool down all at the same time. I find out that the person I’m dating isn’t who I thought they were. Plus a missed port becomes the least of my worries. I also wanted to take a moment to recognize some of the amazing ships
Drama central descends on my latest ship. It all starts with being held up at immigration. Plus, some drama between the senior officers and who they’re dating. I learn a valuable lesson; demanding respect gets you nowhere, that’s something that
Dating on a Cruise Ship is a whole different ball game. A relationship that lasts a month on land is equal to a year on ships. It’s about proximity and pace. Plus, my Dad decides to visit me. And I discover a new skill that helps me handle the
Missing the ship is not a fun prospect! But what’s worse is having to face the consequences when you almost do. And, there are some very interesting guests on board. From to being taught some valuable lessons, this episode focuses on the nuance
From heartbreak to getting in trouble, this episode was about navigating the politics of working on board. Like any workplace, it’s bound to get messy sometimes. Plus, I answer some listener questions from Instagram.  If you’re enjoying the sh
Christmas and New Year in the same cruise? It was crazy. I celebrate my first Christmas and New Year at sea. Plus, my first official date in years.  Thanks for tuning in - and please make sure to subscribe, and check out the Facebook & instagra
In this episode, I turned 21, and yes, it was incredible. That combined with a full cast install, the Vice President of Entertainment being on board and a new love interest, it made for one of the most memorable cruises of my career! Hoping th
In this episode, we break from our usual structure. This is the story of my time aboard my ship during the COVID-19 Pandemic. It was an experience I’ll never forget and I’m so honoured to be able to share it with you. Stay healthy and stay tu
This is a guided meditation for absolutely everyone. It doesn’t matter if you have practiced before or if this is your first time. It’s easy to follow along. You can perform this practice absolutely anywhere - in your home, outside, or even if
I’m still on board my current ship, and it looks like I’ll be here for a while. But in the meantime I’m also enjoying writing music, new podcasts and taking in the sunshine ☀️. This is also an ode to the industry I know and love so much. I me
The world has changed. The industry I know and love is on a complete pause. Listen in to hear about where ships are headed and what it’s like on board. Plus - my story continues with my first time being at home after my first contract. From han
My Mom comes to visit me and delivers news that shakes me to my core. Suddenly, my whole life changes. Plus, in current time, I’m settling into my new ship. Life is all about change, and this episode definitely doesn’t let me forget it. This ep
My Roommate, Charlie, arrives to the ship, just in time for a cruise to Iceland and Norway. Once the dread of my day, Trivia becomes my new favourite activity after implementing some regulations and a self proclaimed title. Plus we cross the ar
2019 was an amazing year - I spent so much time with my family, and worked across two cruise lines. This year was full of hardships are well; and every single one was a learning experience. This is the story of my journey home after a date. It
Christmas is such a special time of year! It’s a time to bond with family, friends and to be greatful. But, what are the holidays like on board - when you’re away from the people you care about most? It’s different and it takes on a new meaning
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