Currently sailing in one of the world’s largest container ship and thought of sharing my experience. I am one of the lucky wives who chose this kind of life and I am very happy with the decision I took. Like most seafarer wives I was very excited to go on ship and enjoy every moment. I know it’s great for a woman to have a successful career, but what matters in the end is that you are happy & healthy. I made my part of sacrifices as well. I gave up my job and the comfort of my house ashore. I distanced myself from parents and friends and I had to adapt myself to new conditions- different climates, time zones, food and cultures.
My Journey From Shore To Sea
This is my first sailing and I didn’t have any idea about the life I was about to experience and the only reason for going to sea was to be with him and hope I will try to be with him in his upcoming contracts. I sailed across many oceans and sea and experienced amazing
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Although I don’t have a fixed schedule like the rest of the crew, time passes very fast for me and I never get bored of what most people might think. If the entering and departure maneuvers take place during day time, I am mostly on bridge to watch everything and click pictures. I have time for reading, playing cards and table tennis, going to gym and watching movies in the small theatre on the ship. There is a wide display of leisure activities available on board which involve all crew like barbecue parties on Saturday, Foosball tournament, Dart tournament and Bingo game with prizes.
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Initially I used to be in my cabin and later on I started interacting with everyone. People belonging to different countries, races and religion who makes up a special family onboard, no matter what their rank is they teach interesting things and give me the sense of belonging to a wonderful family. I am the only vegetarian person onboard and chief cook prepare vegetarian dish only for me by reading the recipes. I am the only sailor’s wife onboard and everyone made me feel comfortable and I am grateful to all of them for allowing me to be a part of the vessel. I only watched my voyage as an adventure holiday.
A seaman’s life is never easy, it’s always full of hard work, risks and rough weather with pain staying away from loved ones but still they carry a smile on their face and work for months.