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    Anyone here from Alaska and/or anyone who has worked in the tourism industry there?

    My stepson is considering moving there to work for PrincessTours at one of their resorts (not on a ship). He's 21 and free to do whatever, but I'm skeptical of it being some wholesale, job recruitment trap where it ends up being a negative and costly experience instead of a positive one for him. Any info anyone may have on this would be greatly appreciated.

    Thanks in advance.

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    My parents went on a cruise to Alaska and they said that the scenery was absolutely stunning.

    No info on the tourism industry though.
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    Quote Originally Posted by ZeoHalen View Post
    My parents went on a cruise to Alaska and they said that the scenery was absolutely stunning.

    No info on the tourism industry though.
    Heh...Thanks.

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    I have tons of info on that but will not share it with you because you are rude.
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    Quote Originally Posted by seenbad View Post
    I have tons of info on that but will not share it with you because you are rude.
    I thought you loved me.

    And when have I been rude?

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    I found this website Jimmy. I don't know if you've seen it yet, or it helps. princess jobs
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    Quote Originally Posted by onefootoutthedoor View Post
    I found this website Jimmy. I don't know if you've seen it yet, or it helps. princess jobs
    Thanks. That's the site to which we've been referring since he was approached about the position. I was looking for more of an insider's POV, but thanks anyway. (<----not rude)

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    I have a cousin that just worked in Alaska for one of the cruise lines. He like the experience overall, he drove a tour bus. He is fresh out of college. The living situation wasn't as they had said, he was told he would get a furnished apartment with room mates to share in the rent. The apartment had some mattresses a chair and a microwave. When they complained to the cruise ship company they were basically told tough shit.

    He enjoyed his time and the job though.
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    Quote Originally Posted by OLO View Post
    I have a cousin that just worked in Alaska for one of the cruise lines. He like the experience overall, he drove a tour bus. He is fresh out of college. The living situation wasn't as they had said, he was told he would get a furnished apartment with room mates to share in the rent. The apartment had some mattresses a chair and a microwave. When they complained to the cruise ship company they were basically told tough shit.

    He enjoyed his time and the job though.
    Thanks, man. That's exactly the type of info I'm looking for.

    I'm not trying to hold the kid back in any way, God knows I'd love to be 21 again with a wide open road ahead. I just suspect it's not "as advertised" like you say. And I also think if they're so hard up for help that there's probably a stipulation where some cruise-related businesses would actually pay or help pay for his transportation to get there. This company he's talking to; PrincessTours, does not. Not quite as big of a deal if you live in Enumclaw, Washington , but we live in North Carolina so you're talking a little more $$.
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    I guarantee Alaska is nicer than the $10,000 the U.S. spent to buy it from Russia

 

 

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