Meet My Friend, Jennifer Faust, Oceania Cruises Ambassador


I was fortunate to work with Jennifer Faust when we were both working onboard Princess Cruises ships. We traveled together on a “Remembering World War II” sailing from San Francisco to Asia. We had many sea days with no sunshine and many antics including becoming the Sunshine Girls. She is now working for Oceania Cruises as an Oceania Club Ambassador.

Jennifer told me: “Choosing to take the risk nearly 22 years ago to work at sea has been an unexpectedly remarkable adventure for me. Having the chance to represent Oceania Cruise has only made my cruise ship career more extraordinary than I could have every imagined. Oceania Cruises has given me the chance to sail around the world a number of times, meet guests and crew from every corner of the globe, and visit captivating and invigorating destinations. I have been so proud to represent Oceania Cruises over the years as it is a product that continues to satisfy and exceed expectations for guests and crew alike.”

Learn more about her in the interview below with Cruise Director Leslie Jon.

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This episode of OLife At Home Social Series is hosted by Cruise Director Leslie Jon. Jennifer Faust is an Oceania Club Ambassador.


Jen Faust took these photos while onboard the 2019 Around the World cruise. It was her 4th Around the World Cruise with Oceania Cruises

Find Jen Faust at her desk hours onboard: “As an Ambassador, we oversee the onboard Oceania Cruises Loyalty Program as well as provide special pricing and savings on future Oceania itineraries for our guests. I have had the amazing good fortunate of sailing onboard 4 Around the World Oceania Cruises as well as experiencing most of our destination enriched itineraries available onboard Oceania Cruises.”

Petra Treasury Overlook: A self-guided hike brings you to the ultimate panoramic view of the “Al-Khazneh” the Treasury building in the historical city of Petra, in Aqaba, Jordan. Please wear comfortable walking shoes as there is a mile walk within the Siq, the dim narrow gorge that acts as the main artery into the Arab Nabatean Kingdom City of Petra. 

Petra Treasury Overlook: A self-guided hike brings you to the ultimate panoramic view of the “Al-Khazneh” the Treasury building in the historical city of Petra, in Aqaba, Jordan. Please wear comfortable walking shoes as there is a mile walk within the Siq, the dim narrow gorge that acts as the main artery into the Arab Nabatean Kingdom City of Petra. 

Discovering the Majestic Forbidden City: The Forbidden City, in Beijing, China is considered one of the world’s most important palaces and China’s most popular single sight tourist attractions. Its gargantuan size is three times larger than the Louvre Palace, in France. It houses more than 90 palace quarters and courtyards, 980 buildings and over 8,728 rooms.  During the 2019 Around the World Cruise, I had the prestigious honor of escorting 93 guests on a 3- day overland excursion of famous attractions in Mainland China. 

Feel the Freeze on the Wall: The Great Wall of China stretches 13,171 miles, is equal to half the length of the Equator, and is the longest man-made structure in the world.  While visiting the Wall, there was an unusual snow fall which even our local tour guides had never seen before during this time of the year. Many of us were dressed for the Spring, so this unexpected snow fall provided giggles and shivers for all.  

 Terracotta Warriors: This Eighth Wonder of the World, and UNESCO World Heritage Site, the Xi’an Terracotta Army stretches across 6.3 acres with approximately 8,000 military generals, officers, solders, civilians and horses. Comprising of 3 separate pits, this important royal burial site was accidentally discovered by local farmers instead of archeologists.  

Standing at attention along the Great Wall: The Chinese Wall with over 20 million visitors a year (pre-COVID-19), it was built over 6 Chinese dynasties, took hundreds of years to create and is over 2,300-year-old.  

Feeling like a Found Crusader in Petra – The Lost City of Petra is listed as the 7th New Wonder of the World,. Whether walking or taking a horse drawn carriage through the ‘Siq’ or narrow caravans that leads into the Lost City, it creates momentous crescendo as the gorge leads all visitors to the front of the famous Treasury edifice. Poising in front of the Treasury acco

Smiles, Flowers and Ganesha: One of the best known, most worshipped deities in the Hindi pantheon, Ganesha offers good luck, positive energy and good health to those who believe in him. In India, statues of Ganesha are a welcomed beacon to gardens, restaurants, and hotels. This Hindi god of prosperity, wealth and wisdom also offers a welcomed photo companion while visiting India. 

Are you ready to travel with Oceania Cruises and Jen Faust? Book online at Oceania Cruises and sail around the world with her!

Lisa Ellen Niver

Lisa Ellen Niver is an award-winning travel expert who has explored 102 countries and six continents. A graduate of the University of Pennsylvania, she worked on cruise ships for seven years and backpacked for three years in Asia. She is the founder of the website WeSaidGoTravel which is read in 235 countries and was named #3 on Rise Global’s top 1,000 Travel Blogs. Niver is a speaker at the Los Angeles, New York, Chicago and Dallas Travel and Adventure Shows for 2023. Her podcast, “Make Your Own Map,” has been watched in more than 11 countries on 4 continents. Niver is represented by Chip MacGregor of MacGregor Literary, Inc. Look for her memoir in Fall 2023 from Post Hill Press/Simon and Schuster. You can find Lisa Niver talking travel on broadcast television at KTLA TV Los Angeles, Satellite Media Tours, The Jet Set TV and Orbitz travel webisodes as well as her YouTube channel, where her WeSaidGoTravel videos have nearly 2 million views. With more than 150,000 followers across social media, she has hosted Facebook Live for USA Today 10best, is verified on Twitter and listed on IMDb, and is the Social Media Manager for the Los Angeles Press Club. As a journalist, Niver has interviewed Deepak Chopra, Olympic medalists, and numerous bestselling authors and been invited to both the Oscars and the United Nations. She has been a judge for the Gracie Awards for the Alliance of Women in Media, and has run 15 travel competitions on her website, publishing over 2,500 writers and photographers from 75 countries. For her print and digital stories as well as her television segments, she has been awarded three Southern California Journalism Awards and two National Arts and Entertainment Journalism Awards and been a finalist twenty times.   Niver has published more than 2000 articles, in more than three dozen magazines and journals including National Geographic, Wired, Teen Vogue, HuffPost Personal, POPSUGAR, Ms. Magazine, Luxury Magazine, Smithsonian, Sierra Club, Saturday Evening Post, AARP, AAA Explorer Magazine, American Airways, Delta Sky, enRoute (Air Canada), Hemispheres, Jewish Journal, Myanmar Times, BuzzFeed, Robb Report, Scuba Diver Life, Ski Utah, Trivago, Undomesticated, USA Today, TODAY, Wharton Magazine, and Yahoo. Awards National Arts and Entertainment Journalism Awards 2021 Winner: Book Critic: Ms. Magazine “Untamed: Brave Means Living From the Inside Out” 2019 Winner: Soft News Feature for Film/TV: KTLA TV “Oscars Countdown to Gold with Lisa Niver” 2019 Finalist for: Soft News, Business/Music/Tech/Art Southern California Journalism Awards 2022 Finalist: Book Criticism 2021 Winner: Technology Reporting 2021 Finalist: Book Criticism 2020 Winner: Print Magazine Feature: Hemispheres Magazine, “Painter by the Numbers, Rembrandt” 2020 Finalist: Online Journalist of the Year, Activism Journalism, Educational Reporting, Broadcast Lifestyle Feature 2019 Finalist: Broadcast Television Lifestyle Segment for “Ogden Ski Getaway” 2018 Finalist: Science/Technology Reporting, Travel Reporting, Personality Profile 2017 Winner: Print Column “A Journey to Freedom over Three Passovers” Social Media Presence YouTube Channel: We Said Go Travel (1.7 million views) Short form video:TikTok, Instagram Reels, Facebook Reels, YouTube Shorts Twitter: lisaniver (90,000 followers) Instagram: lisaniver (24,000 followers) Pinterest: We Said Go Travel (20,000 followers and over 70,000 monthly views) Facebook: lisa.niver (5,000 followers); We Said Go Travel (3,000 followers) LinkedIn: lisaellenniver (9000 contacts)

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