A TikToker showed what life is like on a cruise ship as she boards and eats for free, while her husband works on the ship.
As chief engineer of the Holland America Line cruise line, Christine’s husband gets to enjoy one of the perks of being a senior officer and take his partners sailing for free.
Christine is a former cruise director and has been living on ships for 10 years. When not at sea, the couple is based in Vlissingen, Netherlands.
The influencer live-documented Holland America’s Koningsdam cruise, including a recent TikTok video sharing the couple’s cabin layout.
In the video, Christine shows that the cabin comes with all the amenities, including a mini-fridge, bathroom, and plenty of space for luggage.
The cabin window offers impressive views of the voyage while a large private veranda opens offering views of the ship’s bow.
On TikTok, Christine tells her followers that the cabin is the one the couple always stays in and that it has the “best view from the ship.”
Christine also has access to the ship’s facilities for staff and guests, including a spa, gym and bar.
In another post, she says, “I can do almost anything the crew can do, and almost anything the guests can do – except for a few things.”
However, she is prohibited from playing on board and must wait an hour after guests disembark at the ports before she can do so.
Nevertheless, Christine is allowed to use the gym, spa, swimming pool and other amenities available to guests, although she happily gives up her place to guests during peak hours.
She added: “I can do almost anything the crew can do, and almost anything the guests can do – except for a few things.”