Tuesday, 9 November 2010

From Manchester to the Caribbean. My photographer's journey: extreme version!

And so it begins!

Tomorrow I fly from Manchester to Fort Lauderdale where my new home, for the next 6 months, leaves for Mexico on Thursday.

A tour of my new home, The Navigator of the Seas:

My ship will be doing 4 and 5 night cruises around the Caribbean until next May when it crosses the Atlantic to bring me home (or avoid the hurricane season!).

I'm absolutely terrified! I realise you have no sympathy for me leaving the Manchester weather for sunshine and travel, but this is something completely new and beyond my comprehension so of course I'm scared!

So all I know is that I fly tomorrow. I have an overnight stay before joining the ship and thankfully here I will meet up with Antonino who I trained with in Croatia. A friendly face will be a god send after 11 hours of flying! And then in the morning we go to the ship which will also be boarding passengers going on the 4 day cruise to Mexico.

Then my guess is a tour of the ship/pick up uniforms/training schedule/moving into my cabin and probably start something straight away. This is not an easy job I'm taking. They can work us 14 hours a day, 7 days a week for 6 months. By law we get 10 hours off, 6 of which have to be together, so that's sleep!

I hope to keep this blog up to date with something, and I'm a Facebook addict so if I can get on I will. Otherwise see you in 6 months.

Oh and so if you're getting married/having a dinner dance or other event requiring photography in June 2011, I'll be back! Book me using my contact form on my main site.



  1. Wow. Looks spectacular.
    Have a great time, and hope you manage to avoid those pesky hurricanes!