In case you are reading this intro, then I take it that you have an interest in cruise ships. It could be you need to work on a cruise ships, you need to or have taken a cruise, maybe you are searching for tips on cruising or maybe you just like fun stories about cruise ships. If you have an interest in any of those items I just listed, then this book is for you. Before we begin our journey, I guess I must tell you a little bit about myself and why I have written this book. For my cruise ship experience, I worked about 12 years on cruise ships around the globe and 2 years working in shore side offices in Florida. I worked with 4 different cruise lines and worked as a scuba instructor/dive manager, shore excursion manager and then in the shore side offices as an IT geek, and in any case a couple of years as an IT officer (yeah, I know, scuba instructor to computer geek, what can I say, it has been an interesting journey). Stories in this book include ones about: Getting a job on cruise ships Life on board ships On board romance Hurricanes Running aground Adrift at sea Kick backs Falling overboard Living on a tropical island Crazy things the crew and passengers do and much much more…………………… I also have photos about my life at sea that may be seen at: www.cruiseshipstories.com Looking at these photos will bring my sea faring stories even more to life.