Long days and difficult work
Great Captains and Mates when working the Mississippi boats. Terrible home office. Was forced to learn fast with shortage in deck crew. As a deckhand you will work a minimum of 12 hours a day, duties include: Mooring Operations, assisting hotel operations w/ hotel stocking and laundry duties, as well as providing security and emergency response onboard. - more... Most enjoyable part of "boat life" was the ability to get off the boat and enjoy our stops on time off. In a span of 8 weeks, I visited 10 different states aboard the Queen of the Mississippi cruising the Ohio, Tennessee, Cumberland, and Upper ... - less
ProsFree crew lunches, free travel, exposure to cultures from around the country
ConsNo benefits, as job is temporary. Must stay close to boat even when off-duty, due to ability to respond to emergencies.