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Robin – Division Manager

by ATJ Posted in Goin' Cruisin', I ♥ Alaska, Off the Clock, Only in Alaska
I am starting my 8th summer season working for Princess and Holland America in Skagway, Alaska. The snow is still four feet thick at the top of the White Pass Summit, made famous by the Klondike Gold Rush of 1898. Within a few weeks, the trees and flowers will be blooming,...  Read More

Julie – Motorcoach Dispatcher

by ATJ Posted in I ♥ Alaska, Off the Clock, Only in Alaska
I desperately needed a summer job for 2005. I was two weeks away from getting out of school and was starting to panic. I ran into a friend who mentioned her upcoming summer job in Alaska. I asked a few questions and she said that I should apply to work...  Read More

Carlee – Passenger Services Manager

by ATJ Posted in I ♥ Alaska, Off the Clock, Only in Alaska
Four years ago my boyfriend announced over dinner that he was taking a job with Princess and Holland America to drive a tour bus in Alaska. I dropped my fork. I knew people in college who had Alaska summer jobs, but it sounded a bit wild to me. Being a self-proclaimed Indoor...  Read More

Laurel – Supervisor – Seattle Port Operations

by ATJ Posted in Goin' Cruisin'
Ever heard of “Take Your Son /Daughter to Work” day? Well, I’ve taken that to a whole new level! With my kids growing up and moving out of the house, I began looking for something to keep me busy on the weekends. I had recently booked an upcoming Princess cruise...  Read More

Bill – Supervisor – Seattle Port Ops

by ATJ Posted in Goin' Cruisin'
Who’d ever think that the tools required for work would be a squirt pistol and a tiara? But that is jumping a bit ahead of the story; let’s start at the beginning during the winter of 2005. I had been retired for the past five years and was running out...  Read More

Jason – Supervisor – The Cruise Experience

by ATJ Posted in Goin' Cruisin'
“Cruising? Isn’t that for old people?” You don’t know how many times over the years I have heard this statement, and it always makes me laugh to myself. But, before I became involved in this part of the travel industry, I admit that I thought the same thing to myself....  Read More

William – Driver Guide

by ATJ Posted in I ♥ Alaska, Off the Clock, Only in Alaska
The Greatest Summer Ever! “How’d you get from Texas to Alaska?” This is a question I have heard more times than I can count this summer. It seems every tour group I take out wants to know the answer to this question. My reply? “Surfing the Internet!” I get responses...  Read More

James – Driver Guide

by ATJ Posted in I ♥ Alaska, Off the Clock, Only in Alaska
In 2002 I retired from my job in City Government and decided to try the adventure of a lifetime, that of visiting Alaska. Alaska was my homeland for a short period of my childhood, living both in Anchorage and Juneau. It was a tremendous honor to return to Alaska and...  Read More

David – Driver Guide

by ATJ Posted in I ♥ Alaska, Off the Clock, Only in Alaska
“Why do you live here?” It’s a question I’m often asked when I tell people that Ketchikan is one of the rainiest city in North America. I was standing there by my coach, loading passengers on a Saturday morning when the question came up again. It’s not an easy question,...  Read More

Celeste – Assistant Transportation Services Manager

by ATJ Posted in Goin' Cruisin', I ♥ Alaska, Off the Clock, Only in Alaska
My trek to Ketchikan, Alaska was an unusual one. I’m from New Jersey and in 2005 I was employed as an Account Executive for a finance company in midtown Manhattan. I had been in this position for almost a year, after originally being trained as a credit analyst and commercial...  Read More