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Travel as a Superyacht Steward/ess: Oh, the Places You’ll Go

So what’s it like to travel as a superyacht stewardess? 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… I had never even heard of some of the places I made it to working on yachts. What attracted me […]

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 […]

Yacht Industry Insiders Give Expert Advice in “The Insiders’ Guide to Becoming a Yacht Stewardess”

From the moment the 1st edition of The Insiders’ Guide to Becoming a Yacht Stewardess was released back in 2006, I began receiving this question, most often from fellow writers: “So why is it Insiders’ with an s’ (as in a group of insiders), and not Insider’s with an ‘s (as in, making the reader […]

Globetrotting in Yachting. A superyacht crew benefit: The Travel

While there are numerous benefits to becoming a crew member on a superyacht, one of the most rewarding is the opportunity to travel (and on someone else’s dime). It furthers one to cross the great water.” —I Ching, Chinese classic text I now know this to be true. When I came home for my first […]

Working on a Yacht is Tough – What We Can Learn from Sam and Adrienne on Bravo’s “Below Deck”

For fans of Bravo TV’s Below Deck I’m sure the level of detailed cleaning and over-attentive service that chief stew Adrienne is stressing to third stew Sam seems anal, but that is what is expected in the yachting industry—especially when working on megayachts of M/Y Honor’s caliber. As a former stew, I remember thinking it […]

Preparing for Guests Aboard a Megayacht Can Be Stressful for the Crew (but fun, too!)

A sample “Confession” from The Insiders’ Guide to Becoming a Yacht Stewardess: There is a lot of pressure on the crew before a yacht owner or group of yacht-charter guests comes aboard for a trip. But as a yacht stewardess, Julie found the team-wide commotion to be exhilarating…