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Christina – Administrative Assistant

by ATJ Posted in Friendliest Catch: Fishing in Alaska, Goin' Cruisin', I ♥ Alaska, Off the Clock, Only in Alaska
Working in Alaska since 2002 has been a pleasure! I started as an Outfitter in 2002 as a summer job back in my high school years. It proved to be fun, fast paced, and exciting to work in tourism and being my first real job, I had a real sense...  Read More

Elizabeth – Driver Guide

by ATJ Posted in I ♥ Alaska, Tales from the Rail
It’s 2:30 in the morning, and I’m cresting the hill on Ballaine, headed south. The peaks of the Alaska Range rise up out of the pavement, monstrous purple and frosted pink. This is why it is good to be awake at this hour. This is why I can get up...  Read More

Christine – Driver Guide

by ATJ Posted in Off the Clock
When I went looking for a summer job it was because I needed money; I never expected to have so much fun! I can’t decide if meeting my fellow countrymen and being a part of helping them enjoy their vacation, or the companionship of fellow drivers is what makes this...  Read More

Ashley – Driver Guide

by ATJ Posted in I ♥ Alaska, Off the Clock, Only in Alaska, Tales from the Rail
My husband and I met someone last summer who used to work for Princess on the train. She told me how much she loved it and that I should look into it. We went online and saw the Driver/Guide Position and knew that is what we would want to do....  Read More

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