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Royal Caribbean Cruises Is Hiring Someone To Travel The World For £2,000 A Week

Royal Caribbean Cruises Is Hiring Someone To Travel The World For £2,000 A Week

I'm not sure about you but I've never heard of an apprenticeship which comes with all-expenses-paid and a six figure salary equivalent to over £100,000 ($130,500).

Well, that was until Royal Caribbean International came along pissing on every other company's chips by offering out apprenticeships to become a Shore Explorer... and get paid while doing it.

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The International cruise giant has just launched the opportunity and candidates can apply on Instagram. The lucky winner will experience some of the most jaw-dropping destinations across the globe.

But what about the money? You will earn £2,000 ($2,600) each week for three weeks, which is the equivalent to an annual salary of £104,000.

Building on the success of its 'Intern-ship' programme two years ago, the lucky candidate will act as apprentice to Royal Caribbean's Instagrammer-in-Chief, Russ Francis, who was appointed the role following his application in 2016.

Bit different to the hostel you stayed in when you travelled Thailand, right? Credit: Royal Caribbean International
Bit different to the hostel you stayed in when you travelled Thailand, right? Credit: Royal Caribbean International
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The chosen one will go on the global trip, seeking out new land-based experiences that will ultimately influence the brand's shore excursion programme for 2019 and beyond.

Their only daily task will be capturing their experiences on Instagram, Insta-Stories and IGTV. Sounds like a bloody doddle.

They will then have the chance to enjoy a range of 'bucket list experiences' such as visiting a glacier in Alaska, exploring Osaka in Japan, white water rafting in the Norwegian Fjords, or riding the world's longest urban zip wire in Dubai.

Furthermore, the apprentice will also be one of the first to step foot on Royal Caribbean's new and exclusive private island in the Caribbean, Perfect Day℠ at CocoCay®, set to open in May 2019.

But how can you possibly win, we hear you ask? Well, it's pretty simple - you just need to impress a panel of judges including The Vamps' guitarist and campmate on I'm A Celebrity... Get Me Out Of Here! James McVey and Managing Director of Royal Caribbean International UK & Ireland; Nadia El Ferdaoussi.

On becoming a Shore Explorer judge, James McVey said: "My jungle experience taught me that you really can't beat the thrill of exploring new destinations and experiences - whether on land or sea - and that's what becoming a Shore Explorer is all about.

"I'm so excited to be working with Royal Caribbean to find the perfect person for this new Apprentice-Ship; someone who has a passion for travel, exploration and seeking out new and extraordinary experiences around the world. And, of course, they have to be brilliant at sharing their adventure online too!"

James McVey while he was on I'm A Celebrity... Get Me Out Of Here! Credit: ITV/I'm A Celebrity
James McVey while he was on I'm A Celebrity... Get Me Out Of Here! Credit: ITV/I'm A Celebrity

A Royal Caribbean spokesperson said: "We're looking for an adrenaline junkie who is not only hungry for adventure, but also has a unique ability to capture a moment and tell a story in a simple social media post.

"We already offer a huge amount of incredible, once-in-a-lifetime, on-land experiences as part of our cruise holidays - from zip wires and white water rafting, to walking on glaciers and hot air balloon rides.

"By launching this position, we're hoping that the winning candidate will take our shore excursion programme to the next level."

Looks like good fun, doesn't it? Credit: Royal Caribbean International
Looks like good fun, doesn't it? Credit: Royal Caribbean International

And, according to new research, it seems that this couldn't have come at a better time after it was revealed that millennials are adopting a 'do it' rather than 'own it' attitude, with almost two thirds (63 per cent) claiming to get more fulfilment from seeking out experiences than from owning 'stuff'.

Funnily, 43 per cent of millennials claimed that they would invest in an experience 'for the 'Gram'. And people wonder why Fyre Festival happened...

Featured Image Credit: Royal Caribbean International

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Rebecca Shepherd

I'm Becky - a journalist at LADbible. I graduated with a First Class BA in Journalism before going on to cover criminal court cases, medical tribunals and breaking news for the national media - which inevitably and eventually became as glum as it sounds. Can often be found rocking a bag for life - which I made a 'thing' way before Rihanna. You can contact me at [email protected]

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