I’ve Been Everywhere Man

Well I have now come to the end of my career on cruise ships. I thought it’d be nice to provide a little list of all the places I’ve been in the last 3 years. Most of the names are of cities, do you recognize which country they go to? It’s 143 ports in 60 countries.

Acapulco
Akaroa
Alesund
Almeria
Amsterdam
Apia
Arrecife
Aruba
Auckland
Avatoru
Bangkok
Barcelona
Bay of Islands
Belize
Bergen
Berlin
Bermuda
Bonaire
Bora Bora
Burnie
Busan
Cabo San Lucas
Cadiz
Cagliari
Cartagena, Columbia
Cartagena, Spain
Casablanca
Catania
Cherbourg
Civitavecchia
Copenhagen
Corinto
Costa Maya
Cozumel
Curacao
Dover
Dravuni
Dubrovnik
Dunedin
Easo, Lifou
Eidfjord
Flam
Freeport
Geiranger
Gibraltar
Grand Cayman
Grand Turk
Haines
Half Moon Cay
Helsinki
Hilo
Hong Kong
Honningsvag
Honolulu
Huatulco
Ibiza
Juneau
Katakolon
Kerkira
Ketchikan
Key West
Kobe
Kodiak
Koh Samui
Kona
Kotor
Kristiansand
Kuto Ile des Pins
Lahaina, Maui
Las Palmas
Lautoka
Lisbon
Livorno
Los Angeles
Madeira
Mahogany Bay
Malaga
Manzanillo
Melbourne
Molde
Monte Carlo
Montego Bay
Moorea
Nagasaki
Napier
Naples
Nassau
New Plymouth
Nha Trang
Noumea
Oban Halfmoon Bay
Ocho Rios
Oslo
Pago Pago
Palermo
Palma de Mallorca
Panama City
Papeete
Petropavlovsk
Picton
Pisa
Port Vila
Portimao
Puerto Caldera
Puerto Chiapas
Puerto Quetzal
Puerto Vallarta
Raiatea
Rome
Rotterdam
Saint Petersburg
San Diego
Santa Margherita Ligure
Seward
Shanghai
Sihanoukville
Singapore
Sitka
Skagway
St Malo
Stavanger
Stockholm
Suva Viti Levu
Sydney
Taiohae, Nuku Hiva
Tallinn
Tampa
Tangier
Tauranga
Tenerife
Trapani
Ulvik
Valencia
Valletta, Malta
Vancouver
Victoria
Vigo
Vik I Sogn
Visby
Vladivostok
Warnemunde
Wellington
Zeebrugge

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4 Responses to I’ve Been Everywhere Man

  1. Tasha Nichols

    Hello Ian. I have enjoyed browsing through your website and also hearing about why cruise ship photography is such a great experience. My dad and his partner have just returned from their cruise holiday with a collection of beautifully lit and composed photographs. This is something I am highly interested in. I have a couple of questions.

    Firstly, from reading your post, I understand the only time off you receive is when the boat is in port? Are you able to get extra time off to attend special events at home? I know I wouldn’t normally, in my current job, get time off to do my photography however I have been asked to photograph a friends wedding next year. This leads onto my next question. If I were to apply after august, would there be a popular need for a photographer at this time? This sounds like an opportunity that is far too good to miss out on. I am highly interested in expanding a portrait portfolio, and feel this is definitely the most amazing way to do so.

    Thank you ever so much for reading this, I appreciate the time you’ve spent doing so. I would love to hear more about your adventures at sea.

    Best wishes, Tasha Nichols

     
  2. Ian Kee

    Hello Tasha,

    Sorry I don’t read the comments very often (obviously). Usually the most time off that you have does come when you’re in port, correct. There are times you’ll get off while on the ship however. You get breaks even during sea days. When I say time off though, I mean a few hours, not enough time to go to some other city. When you sign a contract to work on a ship, you sign that time off and you can only do things on the ship or in whatever port you’re in. So no, you wouldn’t be able to shoot your friend’s wedding if you were on the ship. After August yes they will still need photographers but not as many as just before May for the Alaska season.

    Good luck.

    Ian

     
  3. Kaycee

    Hi, Ian. I was actually browsing and checking about jobs on cruise ships and I’m glad to saw your post/guest article at northlight-images. I really enjoyed reading it, but it’s sad that your career on cruise ship has come to end. By the way, is it required that for you to get this job, you need to be a degree holder for photography? Your post became my inspiration when I’ve red and know the experiences that you had on ship, unfortunately,I’m not a degree holder. Are they accepting entry level to gain experience?

    Thank you so much, Ian, you’ve been a great blessing to me. God bless you!

     
  4. Ian Kee

    Hi Kaycee, no you don’t need to hold a degree, though it will help. You just need to be willing to work hard for a long period of time. The more you know about photography and sales the better. Good luck!

     

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