Have you been to one of the NCLA job fairs? When our son went to that he was immediately hired and the employment process started. Quite a bit of paper shuffling and a physical. He could have been gone in a month after that if he'd wanted but he did wait a little longer because of the job he had (didn't want to leave them high and dry at a busy time). He hopes after getting on a ship he can interview for other positions since he's heard that's what others do if they are qualified. At least he'll be in Hawaii instead of the midwest this winter!
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