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Working on Cruise Ships vs. Superyachts – A Vast Sea of Difference

Here’s an excerpt from The Insiders’ Guide to Becoming a Yacht Stewardess: Confessions from My Years Afloat with the Rich and Famous: I Must Confess… We yachties sort of frowned upon what life might be like aboard the ol’ cruise ships. We were attempting to exit a small port in Bermuda when the yacht I […]

Official Yacht Stewardess Job Descriptions and Salaries (Including a Salary Chart)

For some even more straight-from-the-book fun, I present to you below the official job descriptions for the various yacht steward/ess roles. These are pulled directly from The Insiders’ Guide to Becoming a Yacht Stewardess Chapter 3—a chapter that actually contains descriptions for each of the positions onboard, from Captain to Engineer, and from Executive Chef […]

Yacht Crew Hiring Ports Part 2: When to Go to Get Hired

In Part 1 of this series on yacht crew hiring ports, I covered worldwide locations where yacht crew must move to find work on a superyacht. While I listed the Tier 1, 2, and 3 destinations for getting hired quick, my advice for entry-level crew is that they should choose one of the top four […]

Yacht Crew Hiring Ports Part 1: Where to Move to Get Hired

To Move or Not to Move? There Is Little Question. (MOVE!) I get this question all the time from wannabe crew who feel they’re ready to make the leap into yachting: But do I have to actually pick up and MOVE to a hiring port—as in, not plan on coming back to my home?” Let’s […]

Yacht Stews Must Be Prepared for Anything Demanding Guests Request (or Might Request)

A sample “Confession” from The Insiders’ Guide to Becoming a Yacht Stewardess: Confessions from My Years Afloat with the Rich and Famous… Julie and her fellow stews went “overboard” to make sure the billionaire guests on a megayacht chartered for the Monaco Grand Prix had all their requests met—even when the stews were caught off […]

Theme Night Party Suggestions for Yacht Stewardesses (or anyone!)

One of the joys of being a yacht steward/ess is keeping things fun—for the guests, and even the crew. If you have a knack for entertaining, you will love this aspect of your job: having theme dinners and throwing parties! Remember, your guests are on vacation, and when the yacht is anchored away from land-based […]