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Chambray – Outfitter

by ATJ Posted in Only in Alaska
Out of all the jobs I’ve had, I can truly say that working for this company has truly been the best experience. The managers are all very nice, the supervisors almost always are fun, and it makes the atmosphere a lot better when times could otherwise be stressful. This year however, I...  Read More

Carly – Driver Guide

by ATJ Posted in Off the Clock, Only in Alaska
It’s February, and I’ve hit a cross roads. I’m about to graduate from college and I don’t know what to do. Should I take that big job offer in Washington D.C., or take my grad school admission, or something completely different? I happened to choose completely different, and turns out...  Read More

Nancy – Training and Transportation Supervisor

by ATJ Posted in Goin' Cruisin', I ♥ Alaska, Only in Alaska
I first started working for in 2002 as a driver-guide in Ketchikan, Alaska. I had recently graduated from college and wanted to take one year off before I committed to graduate school. I saw an ad for on the internet and I applied on a whim. I had applied after...  Read More

Christine – Guest Services Assistant Manager

by ATJ Posted in I ♥ Alaska, Only in Alaska
I started my ‘Alaska Summer Job’ with Princess and Holland America. I was the receptionist for the Anchorage Transportation Division. A few seasons later I became one of the logistics coordinators. One summer led to another, and another, and another. I enjoyed every position I held and the environment I...  Read More

Ron – Driver Guide

by ATJ Posted in Goin' Cruisin'
My first year with Princess and Holland America. I became involved in the cruise industry specifically as a driver-guide during the summer of 2008. Several couples and individuals who have worked for the company for many years as Outfitters/Passenger Service Representatives, had been encouraging me to give it a try....  Read More

Jo – Driver Guide

by ATJ Posted in I ♥ Alaska
The reason I applied for a job with Princess and Holland America is because after driving school buses for 25 years, I was ready for a change. I wanted to be with people who were happy to see you sitting in the drivers’ seat – not grumpy people. I also thought...  Read More

Wanda – Outfitter

by ATJ Posted in Off the Clock
For the past five summers, I have enjoyed being part of a dedicated team of people who work for Princess and Holland America in Anchorage, Alaska. My job title is “Outfitter.” This means I do several different things at work such as: meeting and greeting our guests, answering questions, doing check-in for...  Read More

Steve – Driver Guide

by ATJ Posted in Off the Clock
My wife Linda had been working for Princess and Holland America for about eight years when she suggested I might enjoy driving a motor coach on Saturdays. At that point, the largest vehicle I had ever driven was probably a Ford F250. So, I agreed and for almost two and a half...  Read More

Linda – Outfitter

by ATJ Posted in Goin' Cruisin'
I started working for Princess in May of 1998. I was a newly retired elementary school teacher. I knew Princess was a very organized business because my husband and I several years prior to retirement took a Caribbean cruise with them. I remember how everything was all prepared for us. We...  Read More

Alicia – Outfitter

by ATJ Posted in I ♥ Alaska, Only in Alaska
This summer marks my fourth season with the company. I started working with my sister when I was 16 years old. I decided to join the company because I have always been interested in the tourism industry and I wanted to find out whether or not I was interested in pursuing a career...  Read More