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Cruise ship worker shows how you could quietly be making a small fortune by choosing a career at sea

Cruise ship worker shows how you could quietly be making a small fortune by choosing a career at sea

One cruise ship employee has given a breakdown of how much she earns every month

Payday. The greatest day of the month, especially when you've done a bit of overtime or are taking home a performance-related bonus.

What's a bit of a bummer is when you're sat staring at it thinking: "Is that it?"

Yep, we all know how important tax is when it comes to paying for the things we use every single day.

Roads, hospitals, schools, and police. All essential services funded by the British taxpayer. But you're still allowed to feel like you've worked your a*** off and not got what you feel you deserve.

Well, one option - if you're serious about squirrelling away a bit of cash - could lie away from solid ground.

We're talking about cruise ships and the people that work on them, with one Royal Caribbean employee taking to social media to reveal just how beneficial it can be to opt for life on the open seas.

Royal Caribbean's Icon of the Seas is one of the best in the world - fancy working on it? (Joe Raedle/Getty Images)
Royal Caribbean's Icon of the Seas is one of the best in the world - fancy working on it? (Joe Raedle/Getty Images)

Taking part in an Ask Me Anything (AMA) over on Reddit, the cruise ship worker said: "I posted on a picture about working on Allure of the Seas for Royal Caribbean and I had a tonne of interest about people wanting me to do an AMA.

"Feel free to ask me anything and I will answer as much as I can."

Questions ranged from the craziest thing they've seen on board to any creepy experiences on the ship.

But one of the most popular enquiries was about the long and short of it - money. Asking the question, one Redditor said: "How much would you make in a year? Was it worth it?"

Responding, the cruise ship worker said that money wasn't the reason they left their old job in England.

You could make a small fortune by working on a cruise ship. (Getty Stock Image)
You could make a small fortune by working on a cruise ship. (Getty Stock Image)

"Cash was not what I joined for. The job I quit in England paid much more," they said.

"I joined for the traveling and the experience, I felt as though I was stuck in a rut in the UK."

After answering the question, though, it left people wanting to work on a cruise ship 'so bad'.

They said: "To answer your question. I was paid $2,150 (£1,681) per month.

"Remember that is all cash in my pocket. Zero expenses, no rent, no tax, no insurance. Nothing.

"Was it worth it? Well, I made friends all over the world and for the whole, I had a great time. Other times it was hard, but the long days always came to an end and the bar was always there!"

How many of us can say, after bills and household expenses like the big food shop, that we're left with more than £1,500 in our pockets to do what we wanted?

A year on board could easily see you save £15,000 if you were strict - just make sure you check the price of Wi-Fi.

If you do feel like life on a cruise ship is for you, it's worth checking out the top tips of those who already work on them - including the three most important things to bring with you on the boat.

Of course, it might not be for you. But if you still fancy a long trip on board, one man has revealed how much it costs him for a year to live constantly on board.

Featured Image Credit: Getty Stock Images

Topics: Cruise Ship, Money, Hacks, Jobs, Travel, World News, Reddit