Yahoo Travel: Lisa is a cruise expert!


Screen Shot 2016-01-15 at 11.15.29 AMThank you to Sid Lipsey for interviewing Lisa Niver as a Cruise Ship Expert for his  Yahoo Travel article: “Confessions of Cruise Ship Insiders: Secret Parties, Crew Bars, and More.” 

Did you ever wonder what it would be like to work and live on a cruise ship? Constantly surrounded by people in a confined space for months at a time? Turns out it’s a pretty great time! We Said Go Travel’s Lisa Niver was interviewed about her experience on cruise ships for a recent Yahoo Travel article focusing on the lives and livelihoods of on-deck crew members.

Here is a snippet of Lisa’s part:

A photo of Lisa from her cruise ship days

“I generally describe living onboard as like being in a college dorm but no one has any homework,” says Lisa Niver, another cruise ship vet and founder of the travel site We Said Go Travel.

“A lot of people that work on the ship don’t have the privilege to go out and about on the upper deck [with the passengers],” says Niver. “So after they finish their shift, which could be anywhere from 10 to 14 hours depending on what their service is, there is really only one place they could go, which is the crew bar. The drinks were very reasonably priced, and it was always a great place to hang out and not have to be in uniform.”

So you mix cheap booze with young, stressed-out workers stuck in a confined ship with tight quarters, and you know what’s going to ensue. “Are there a lot of relationships?” Niver remembers. “The drinks are a dollar and no one has any homework, so yes — draw your own conclusions!”


Lisa had a more recent cruise ship experience with Harrahs So Cal. See the video below!

Caitlyn O'Brien

Caitlyn is a 26-year-old Canadian with a passion for travel, futbol, and more recently kayaking in her new Patagonian home: Futaleufú. She teaches English at a local school and loves turning her daily experiences into stories.

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