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Welcome to the new, exciting and hilarious podcast of what it‘s like to work on a cruise ship. Sit back, relax and listen to old and new crew members tell their stories of life at sea.

December 5, 2022

The James Horan Story: Confidential Mr. Bollocks

In 1989 James borrows 2000 pounds and sets out for Paris to get a job working on a cruise ship. He goes to work as a busboy for Premier Cruise Lines and joins the Oceanic in Port Canaveral. He quickly gets promoted to waiter and tells stories of his adventures in the dining room, Mick The Fish and the stoned Canadian pianist, yellow warnings, and that one degree of separation. He wrote a book under the name James Spencer titled "Cruiseline Confidential" 


November 28, 2022

The Nicolae Florea Story: Work - Love - Wine

Nico has a dream to get out of Romania and see the world. He gets a job in the bar department working for Renaissance and joins the R5 in Saint-Nazaire for her maiden voyage. He quickly gets a girlfriend and gets promoted, has a problematic roommate, wants to be a crew member again, and now in the U.S. running a winery.


November 21, 2022

The Rob Mauldin Story: 100 Blowjobs

Rob leaves Texas in 1991 to work for Royal Caribbean on the Nordic Empress as an Assistant Purser. He admits to pushing a dancer in a wheelchair and cast into the pool at the Marriott, tells some stories when Eric and Rob were cabin-mates, resigns from RCCL to work for Flagship Games, Diane makes a cameo, he then goes to Disney Cruise Line shore side and shipboard Hotel Mgr, tells about the Disney start up issues, and meets his wife on the Majesty.

November 14, 2022

The Melanie Howell Brooks Story: The Millennium Cruise Riot

Melanie leaves Wisconsin in 1998 to join the Celebrity Elation in Los Angeles as a musician.  She tells about Lumpy the snake, a riotous millennium cruise, hangs out with celebrity entertainers, and tours Bob Marley's house.

November 7, 2022

The French Manchego Story: The Cruise Ship of Love

French leaves Peru in 2008 to work as an assistant waiter on the Spirit for Norwegian Cruise Line. She tells about her one and only contract that completely changes her life forever. #cruiseshipoflove  

October 31, 2022

The Stephanie Elaine Samuel Story: We Are Family

Stephanie makes a life changing decision to leave Michigan and work for Carnival Cruise Line as a production singer.  In 1994 she joins the brand new Fascination in Helsinki. She tells about shows that went awry, a fire in the engine room, and a man overboard.         

October 24, 2022

The Erica DePascale Story: The New Erica From America

In 2013 Erica decides to leave a high profile job in New York City to work on cruise ships. She joins Royal Caribbean as Cruise Staff on the Grandeur of the Seas where she is given her famous nickname. She tells about going to her first Filipino Party, finds a secret room on the Jewel, comparing crew life then and now, attracts a mysterious stalker, a complaining pax, gross #1 story, gross #2 story, and her huge TikTok success.  @EricafromAmerica        

October 17, 2022

The Cassie Mead Story: Human At Sea

The first female navigation officer on the show, Cassie starts her marine career in New Zealand at a young age. After years of rigorous study and training she goes to work on yachts in Europe and then eventually gets a job with Celebrity. She tells about being on the all women's bridge team, working with Captain Kate, navigating ships around the world, and the last man standing. Follow her on Instagram @cas.sea_onboard

October 10, 2022

The Mike Stranges Story: Restrain Your Children

Mike goes to work for Carnival as a Youth Staff in 1996 aboard the Inspiration sailing out of San Juan. He tells about a bad first day on the job, terrible Cones, if I were not upon the sea..., almost misses the ship #AMTS - and a Kathie Lee Gifford problem.

October 3, 2022

The Lisa O’Connell Story: Canuck in Paradise

Lisa adapts new technology in 1990 to get a job with Royal Caribbean on the Song of Norway as an assistant Purser. She goes on to work numerous positions on ships as Purser, Port Lecturer, Shore Excursion and more. She tells about meeting Jimmy Buffet in Margaritaville, a shigellosis outbreak on the Viking Serenade, bringing out the Majesty from France, the Michael Jackson Suite, secret captain codes, a cabin beach party, and unique charter groups.