My first ship was the Vision Of The Seas, in Jan 2000. I was hired to work as Stage Staff, and it was the best 6 months of my life...until my next contract, which was then the best six months of my life...haha.
I started with Panama Canal cruises, then a drydock, then Hawaii, then Alaska. That was my first contract.
My second contract changed my life...but that's not what this thread is about