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Nationality: New Zealand (living in Australia)
Lines Worked for: Princess, Holland America
Ships: Caribbean Princess, Amsterdam
Length of Service: 2 six month contracts
Position Title: Casino Cashier
Background: 6.5 years in a bank and 17 years in a casino
What made you want to work on a cruise ship?
I don’t think it was so much wanting to work on a cruise ship as it was wanting to get paid to travel and simply being qualified for the shipboard casino. I had a couple of ideas for how I was going to travel but the cruise ship ultimately won out because it had the potential for the widest amount of travel with the least expense. After 17 years in the casino industry it was an easy decision to make.
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