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CRUISE SHIP SHOPPING EXPERT, IN-DEPTH: Amazing Positions Available In The Cruise Industry

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Melanie is a Cruise Ship Shopping Expert. There are many perks that comes with working on a Cruise Ship, including the endless traveling and fun Melanie gets while talking to thousands of new faces every week. Melanie talks to us about what she likes and dislikes about working on a Cruise Ship, key career decisions she made, the competitive nature of getting a job in this industry and her work-life balance.

Job Title: Cruise Ship Shopping Expert
Employer: MyCruiseCareer.com

Job Summary: Sales Representatives, Wholesale and Manufacturing, Except Technical and Scientific Products

Job Description

Wholesale and manufacturing sales representatives sell goods for wholesalers or manufacturers to businesses, government agencies, and other organizations. They contact customers, explain product features, answer any questions that their customers may have, and negotiate prices.

On-the-Job Training

Many companies have formal training programs for beginning wholesale and manufacturing sales representatives that last up to 1 year.

Additional Info

Many in this occupation have either the Certified Professional Manufacturers' Representative (CPMR) certification or the Certified Sales Professional (CSP) certification.

Certification Requirement
Recommended by the Manufacturers' Representatives Education Research Foundation.

Quick Facts

Average salary
Average salary
National Statistic Change Location
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$25,000 - $110,000
Projected job growth
Projected Job Growth
14 to 18 percent
Typical schedule
Typical schedule
Full-time, Flexible
Typical workplace
Typical workplace
Office, Travel, Indoor, Home
Personal qualities
Personal Qualities
Verbal communication skills, Teamwork, People skills, Networking

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m='9330'>in</span> <span m='9400'>the</span> <span m='9470'>shopping</span> <span m='9890'>malls</span> <span m='10270'>back</span> <span m='10520'>at</span> <span m='10590'>home,</span> <span m='11190'>that</span> <span m='11380'>I could</span> <span m='11540'>not</span> <span m='11750'>stop</span> <span m='11990'>saying</span> <span m='12150'>hello</span> <span m='12420'>to</span> <span m='12490'>everybody</span> <span m='13080'>and</span> <span m='13210'>talking</span> <span m='13670'>to</span> <span m='13800'>them.</span> </p><p><span m='14510'>So</span> <span m='14650'>that</span> <span m='14880'>was</span> <span m='15070'>one</span> <span m='15300'>thing</span> <span m='15440'>that</span> <span m='15570'>I</span> <span m='15630'>really</span> <span m='16070'>enjoyed</span> <span m='16510'>about</span> <span m='16830'>the</span> <span m='16910'>shopping</span> <span m='17360'>expert</span> <span m='17780'>position,</span> <span m='18290'>was</span> <span m='18480'>that</span> <span m='19070'>every</span> <span m='19400'>week</span> <span m='19800'>you</span> <span m='19930'>meet</span> <span m='20350'>3,000</span> <span m='20610'>to</span> <span m='20680'>4,000</span> <span m='21320'>people.</span> <span m='22190'>You're</span> <span m='22370'>talking</span> <span m='22870'>to</span> <span m='22990'>them,</span> <span m='23540'>not</span> <span m='23710'>only</span> <span m='24020'>about</span> <span m='24540'>the</span> <span m='24940'>job</span> <span m='25410'>and</span> <span m='25520'>helping</span> <span m='26140'>them</span> <span m='26300'>out</span> <span m='26660'>being</span> <span m='26840'>the</span> <span m='26930'>concierge</span> <span m='27530'>that</span> <span m='27640'>you</span> <span m='27810'>are,</span> <span m='28420'>but</span> <span m='28550'>you</span> <span m='28680'>actually</span> <span m='29000'>get</span> <span m='29190'>to</span> <span m='29340'>know</span> <span m='29650'>them.</span> <span m='29960'>You're</span> <span m='30380'>meeting</span> <span m='30660'>families,</span> <span m='31770'>you're</span> <span m='31900'>helping</span> <span m='32299'>them</span> <span m='32470'>make</span> <span m='33110'>lifetime</span> <span m='33880'>decisions.</span> <span m='34800'>Purchasing</span> <span m='35910'>a</span> <span m='36020'>diamond</span> <span m='36480'>for</span> <span m='36610'>example,</span> <span m='37580'>it's</span> <span m='37760'>not</span> <span m='38100'>something</span> <span m='38590'>that</span> <span m='38740'>everybody</span> <span m='39200'>does</span> <span m='39500'>on</span> <span m='39590'>a</span> <span m='39660'>day</span> <span m='39830'>to</span> <span m='39930'>day</span> <span m='40110'>basis</span> <span m='40730'>and</span> <span m='40900'>it's</span> <span m='41080'>very</span> <span m='41360'>important</span> <span m='41890'>to</span> <span m='42010'>them.</span> <span m='42640'>So</span> <span m='42820'>when</span> <span m='42970'>you</span> <span m='43090'>are</span> <span m='43150'>helping</span> <span m='43620'>a</span> <span m='43710'>guest</span> <span m='44230'>with</span> <span m='44580'>this,</span> <span m='45580'>it's</span> <span m='45740'>an</span> <span m='45880'>amazing</span> <span m='46550'>experience.</span> <span m='47630'>you're</span> <span m='47790'>helping</span> <span m='48110'>them</span> <span m='48230'>with</span> <span m='48360'>a</span> <span m='48430'>purchase</span> <span m='49090'>that</span> <span m='49340'>they're</span> <span m='49580'>going</span> <span m='49700'>to</span> <span m='49770'>commemorate</span> <span m='50320'>their</span> <span m='50370'>cruise</span> <span m='50760'>vacation</span> <span m='51340'>with</span> <span m='51810'>for</span> <span m='51990'>a</span> <span m='52050'>lifetime.</span> </p><p><span m='53240'>So</span> <span m='53920'>that</span> <span m='54160'>connection</span> <span m='54690'>with</span> <span m='54860'>people</span> <span m='55220'>was</span> <span m='55360'>something</span> <span m='55760'>that</span> <span m='55890'>I</span> <span m='55980'>really,</span> <span m='56720'>really</span> <span m='56940'>enjoyed.</span> <span m='57910'>You</span> <span m='58000'>get</span> <span m='58130'>to</span> <span m='58200'>travel,</span> <span m='58750'>who</span> <span m='58860'>doesn't</span> <span m='59070'>like</span> <span m='59230'>to</span> <span m='59320'>travel?</span> <span m='60320'>You</span> <span m='60440'>get</span> <span m='60590'>to</span> <span m='60680'>meet</span> <span m='60830'>a</span> <span m='60900'>lot</span> <span m='61140'>of</span> <span m='61220'>people</span> <span m='61540'>in</span> <span m='61620'>the</span> <span m='61710'>ports</span> <span m='62010'>of</span> <span m='62120'>call</span> <span m='62400'>from</span> <span m='62930'>all</span> <span m='63410'>around</span> <span m='63780'>the</span> <span m='63860'>world,</span> <span m='64870'>India,</span> <span m='65550'>Australia,</span> <span 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<span m='81120'>you're</span> <span m='81540'>on</span> <span m='81680'>a</span> <span m='81740'>ship</span> <span m='82120'>for</span> <span m='82320'>anywhere</span> <span m='82830'>between</span> <span m='83880'>four to eight</span> <span m='84160'>months.</span> <span m='85140'>And</span> <span m='85340'>sometimes</span> <span m='85710'>you</span> <span m='85800'>can</span> <span m='85940'>use</span> <span m='86110'>your</span> <span m='86270'>family,</span> <span m='87140'>but</span> <span m='87290'>I</span> <span m='87340'>guess</span> <span m='87600'>it</span> <span m='87700'>makes</span> <span m='87950'>you</span> <span m='88060'>appreciate</span> <span m='88790'>the</span> <span m='88890'>time</span> <span m='89230'>then</span> <span m='89410'>when</span> <span m='89540'>you</span> <span m='89630'>have</span> <span m='89850'>off</span> <span m='90050'>the</span> <span m='90150'>ship</span> <span m='90480'>with</span> <span m='90690'>them.</span> <span m='91280'>So</span> <span m='92790'>I</span> <span m='92880'>wouldn't</span> <span m='93120'>say</span> <span m='93290'>it's a</span> <span m='93440'>dislike,</span> <span m='93910'>I</span> <span m='93990'>just</span> <span m='94190'>say</span> <span m='94470'>it's a</span> <span m='94750'>sacrifice</span> <span m='95250'>you</span> <span m='95340'>make</span> <span m='95610'>have</span> <span m='95790'>such</span> <span m='95970'>an</span> <span m='96040'>amazing</span> <span m='96410'>experience.</span> </p><p><span m='98500'>My</span> <span m='98760'>career</span> <span m='99430'>decisions</span> <span m='99930'>that</span> <span m='100040'>I</span> <span m='100100'>made?</span> <span m='101250'>I</span> <span m='101270'>think</span> <span m='101810'>the</span> <span m='101850'>biggest</span> <span m='102490'>decision</span> <span m='102960'>I</span> <span m='103040'>made</span> <span m='103480'>was</span> <span m='104060'>transitioning</span> <span m='104910'>from</span> <span m='105100'>a</span> <span m='105170'>dancer</span> <span m='106250'>into</span> <span m='106590'>port-end</span> <span m='107050'>shopping.</span> <span m='108470'>I</span> <span m='108610'>had</span> <span m='108840'>trained</span> <span m='109340'>my</span> <span m='109500'>entire</span> <span m='110070'>life,</span> <span m='110680'>I</span> <span m='110920'>had dedicated</span> <span m='111450'>so</span> <span m='111700'>much</span> <span m='111990'>time</span> <span m='112700'>in</span> <span m='113140'>perfecting</span> <span m='113710'>my</span> <span m='113890'>art,</span> <span m='114650'>that</span> <span m='114980'>when</span> <span m='115130'>I</span> <span m='115650'>became</span> <span m='116650'>a</span> <span m='116740'>dancer</span> <span m='117030'>on</span> <span m='117100'>a</span> <span m='117140'>cruise</span> <span m='117440'>ship,</span> <span m='118600'>my</span> <span m='119100'>eyes</span> <span m='119620'>were</span> <span m='119970'>just</span> <span m='120550'>opened</span> <span m='120850'>to</span> <span m='121990'>all</span> <span m='122350'>of</span> <span m='122440'>this</span> <span m='122600'>amazing</span> <span m='123250'>lifestyle,</span> <span m='124060'>as</span> <span m='124210'>well</span> <span m='124430'>as</span> <span m='124520'>the</span> <span m='124630'>positions</span> <span m='125580'>that</span> <span m='125720'>were</span> <span m='125880'>available.</span> <span m='126720'>When</span> <span m='126840'>you</span> <span m='126920'>get</span> <span m='127080'>on</span> <span m='127210'>a</span> <span m='127270'>cruise</span> <span m='127520'>ship,</span> <span m='128139'>you</span> <span m='128270'>notice</span> <span m='128690'>that</span> <span m='129220'>yes,</span> <span m='129539'>you're</span> <span m='129680'>part of the</span> <span m='130030'>entertainment</span> <span m='130590'>team,</span> <span m='130910'>but</span> <span m='131050'>that</span> <span m='131240'>involves</span> <span m='131730'>a</span> <span m='131800'>cruise</span> <span m='132160'>director,</span> <span m='132740'>it</span> <span m='132960'>includes</span> <span m='133340'>an</span> <span m='133740'>event</span> <span m='134140'>staff,</span> <span m='134980'>it</span> <span m='135110'>includes</span> <span m='135830'>everything</span> <span m='136710'>from</span> <span m='137080'>the</span> <span m='137150'>housekeepers,</span> <span m='138260'>and</span> <span m='138760'>the</span> <span m='138880'>bartenders.</span> </p><p><span m='140290'>This</span> <span m='140750'>huge</span> <span m='141150'>industry,</span> <span m='142980'>it</span> <span m='143110'>was</span> <span m='143310'>eye</span> <span m='143540'>opening</span> <span m='143890'>for</span> <span m='144030'>me.</span> <span m='144340'>So</span> <span m='145260'>when</span> <span m='145460'>I</span> <span m='145560'>saw</span> <span m='145750'>the</span> <span m='145860'>position</span> <span m='146270'>of</span> <span m='146390'>the</span> <span m='146470'>shopping</span> <span m='146990'>expert,</span> <span m='148640'>it</span> <span m='150050'>was</span> <span m='150210'>almost</span> <span m='150550'>instantaneous</span> <span m='151470'>that</span> <span m='151600'>I</span> <span m='151670'>knew,</span> <span m='151860'>you</span> <span m='152140'>know</span> <span m='152420'>what,</span> <span m='152670'>everything</span> <span m='153250'>that</span> <span m='153380'>I</span> <span m='153470'>have</span> <span m='153700'>worked</span> <span m='154070'>for</span> <span m='154560'>my</span> <span m='154740'>entire</span> <span m='155210'>life,</span> <span m='155690'>all</span> <span m='155910'>the</span> <span m='156400'>hosting</span> <span m='156840'>of</span> <span m='156930'>shows,</span> <span m='157490'>and</span> <span m='157660'>teaching,</span> <span m='158410'>and</span> <span m='159520'>all</span> <span m='159650'>the</span> <span m='159720'>dedication</span> <span m='160270'>I</span> <span m='160330'>put</span> <span m='160670'>into</span> <span m='161230'>my</span> <span m='161420'>craft,</span> <span m='164730'>this</span> <span m='164940'>is</span> <span m='165060'>where</span> <span m='165260'>I</span> <span m='165300'>was</span> <span m='165460'>meant</span> <span m='165640'>to</span> <span m='165740'>be.</span> <span m='166040'>And</span> <span m='166600'>transitioning</span> <span m='167180'>from</span> <span m='167340'>a</span> <span m='167370'>dancer</span> <span m='167790'>to a</span> <span m='167890'>shopping</span> <span m='168310'>expert</span> <span m='168610'>was</span> <span m='168820'>difficult,</span> <span m='169410'>because</span> <span m='169670'>I</span> <span m='169880'>still</span> <span m='170110'>had</span> <span m='170250'>a</span> <span m='170330'>lot</span> <span m='170630'>to</span> <span m='170750'>learn,</span> <span m='171900'>but</span> <span m='172610'>it</span> <span m='172840'>was</span> <span m='173190'>something</span> <span m='173550'>that</span> <span m='173690'>was</span> <span m='174010'>really</span> <span m='174330'>important</span> <span m='174690'>to</span> <span m='174780'>me</span> <span m='174880'>and I'm</span> <span m='174960'>glad</span> <span m='175190'>I</span> <span m='175240'>did.</span> </p><p><span m='176120'>I</span> <span m='176230'>jumped</span> <span m='176540'>out</span> <span m='176650'>of</span> <span m='176700'>the</span> <span m='176770'>box,</span> <span m='177090'>it was a</span> <span m='177230'>little</span> <span m='177460'>scary</span> <span m='177870'>at</span> <span m='178030'>first,</span> <span m='178520'>but</span> <span m='179220'>I'm</span> <span m='179440'>so</span> <span m='179690'>glad</span> <span m='179880'>I</span> <span m='179940'>did,</span> <span m='180160'>because</span> <span m='180470'>this</span> <span m='180700'>position</span> <span m='181850'>put</span> <span m='182340'>me</span> <span m='182430'>in</span> <span m='182510'>touch</span> <span m='182730'>with</span> <span m='182880'>people</span> <span m='183210'>I</span> <span m='183310'>would</span> <span m='183480'>never</span> <span m='183810'>meet.</span> <span m='184530'>It</span> <span m='184710'>set</span> <span m='184980'>me</span> <span m='185160'>up</span> <span m='185410'>for</span> <span m='185670'>positions</span> <span m='186460'>when</span> <span m='186580'>I</span> <span m='186640'>get</span> <span m='186810'>off</span> <span m='187040'>the</span> <span m='187120'>ship,</span> <span m='187470'>that</span> <span m='187650'>I</span> <span m='187790'>know</span> <span m='188270'>that</span> <span m='189080'>in</span> <span m='189260'>the</span> <span m='189390'>industry,</span> <span m='189930'>they'll</span> <span m='190090'>be</span> <span m='190220'>a</span> <span m='190300'>place</span> <span m='190660'>for</span> <span m='190760'>me,</span> <span m='190960'>whether</span> <span m='191200'>it's</span> <span m='191330'>with</span> <span m='191430'>a</span> <span m='191500'>brand</span> <span m='192080'>or</span> <span m='192570'>with</span> <span m='192770'>my</span> <span m='193010'>company</span> <span m='193490'>itself</span> <span m='193960'>in</span> <span m='194060'>the</span> <span m='194150'>head</span> <span m='194320'>office,</span> <span m='194635'>or</span> <span m='194950'>even with</span> <span m='195040'>a</span> <span m='195170'>cruise</span> <span m='195550'>line.</span> <span m='196620'>It's</span> <span m='196840'>great</span> <span m='197340'>that</span> <span m='197460'>I</span> <span m='197520'>was</span> <span m='197670'>able</span> <span m='197850'>to</span> <span m='197930'>do</span> <span m='198160'>that,</span> <span m='198350'>because</span> <span m='199140'>I</span> <span m='199250'>know</span> <span m='199460'>it's</span> <span m='199560'>going</span> <span m='199650'>to</span> <span m='199700'>be</span> <span m='199780'>very</span> <span m='199960'>important</span> <span m='200290'>in</span> <span m='200370'>the</span> <span m='200450'>future,</span> <span m='200760'>it's</span> <span m='200850'>going</span> <span m='200960'>to</span> <span m='201000'>help</span> <span m='201180'>me out</span> <span m='201380'>a</span> <span m='201440'>lot.</span> </p><p><span m='202860'>Now</span> <span m='202960'>how</span> <span m='203200'>difficult</span> <span m='203590'>is</span> <span m='203710'>it</span> <span m='203830'>to</span> <span m='203910'>get</span> <span m='204040'>a</span> <span m='204100'>job</span> <span m='204830'>as</span> <span m='204990'>a</span> <span m='205030'>shopping</span> <span m='205490'>expert?</span> <span m='207300'>It's</span> <span m='207640'>very</span> <span m='207870'>competitive,</span> <span m='209000'>you</span> <span m='209180'>have</span> <span m='209470'>to</span> <span m='209580'>be</span> <span m='209690'>very</span> <span m='209950'>confident,</span> <span m='210740'>you</span> <span m='210880'>have</span> <span m='211110'>to</span> <span m='211220'>be</span> <span m='211910'>open</span> <span m='212280'>to</span> <span m='212460'>learning,</span> <span m='213380'>and</span> <span m='213550'>you</span> <span m='213610'>have</span> <span m='213740'>to</span> <span m='213810'>be</span> <span m='213910'>very</span> <span m='214250'>good</span> <span m='214410'>at</span> <span m='214490'>talking</span> <span m='214860'>to</span> <span m='215000'>people,</span> <span m='215400'>because</span> <span m='216050'>at</span> <span m='216230'>the</span> <span m='216340'>end</span> <span m='216460'>of</span> <span m='216530'>the</span> <span m='216620'>day,</span> <span m='217240'>your</span> <span m='217450'>job</span> <span m='217900'>is</span> <span m='218140'>to</span> <span m='218240'>help</span> <span m='218670'>people</span> <span m='219580'>commemorate</span> <span m='220310'>their</span> <span m='220540'>cruise.</span> <span m='221920'>But</span> <span m='222140'>you</span> <span m='222270'>also</span> <span m='222470'>have</span> <span m='222610'>to</span> <span m='222700'>be</span> <span m='222790'>willing</span> <span m='223070'>to</span> <span m='223230'>learn.</span> <span m='223955'>I</span> <span m='224230'>feel</span> <span m='224490'>like</span> <span m='224710'>shopping</span> <span m='225150'>experts</span> <span m='225620'>come</span> <span m='225860'>from</span> <span m='226530'>all</span> <span m='226760'>facets</span> <span m='227260'>of</span> <span m='227360'>life,</span> <span m='228170'>businessmen,</span> <span m='229390'>performing</span> <span m='229990'>artists.</span> <span m='230950'>You</span> <span m='231270'>have</span> <span m='231530'>people</span> <span m='231900'>coming</span> <span m='232270'>from</span> <span m='232480'>the</span> <span m='232700'>art</span> <span m='233030'>industry</span> <span m='233950'>into</span> <span m='234990'>the</span> <span m='235170'>shopping</span> <span m='235580'>expert</span> <span m='236010'>positions,</span> <span m='236660'>so</span> <span m='237540'>it</span> <span m='237690'>is</span> <span m='237930'>difficult.</span> <span m='238630'>But</span> <span m='238650'>if</span> <span m='238790'>you're</span> <span m='238900'>willing</span> <span m='239260'>to</span> <span m='239410'>learn,</span> <span m='239770'>if</span> <span m='239910'>you</span> <span m='239980'>have</span> <span m='240270'>the</span> <span m='240370'>confidence,</span> <span m='241080'>and</span> <span m='241140'>if</span> <span m='241260'>you're</span> <span m='241440'>open</span> <span m='241750'>minded,</span> <span m='242610'>you</span> <span m='242880'>will</span> <span m='243030'>do</span> <span m='243270'>fantastic</span> <span m='243890'>in</span> <span m='244010'>a</span> <span m='244060'>position</span> <span m='244500'>like</span> <span m='244750'>this.</span> </p><p><span m='246100'>Now</span> <span m='246240'>how</span> <span m='246460'>is</span> <span m='246580'>my</span> <span m='246740'>work</span> <span m='247160'>life</span> <span m='247530'>balanced?</span> <span m='248690'>I</span> <span m='248900'>would</span> <span m='249100'>say</span> <span m='249370'>when</span> <span m='249520'>you're</span> <span m='249700'>on</span> <span m='249780'>a</span> <span m='249800'>ship,</span> <span m='251360'>you're</span> <span m='251630'>pretty</span> <span m='251850'>much</span> <span m='252100'>24/7</span> <span m='253040'>dedicated</span> <span m='253610'>to</span> <span m='253700'>being</span> <span m='253900'>a</span> <span m='253940'>shopping</span> <span m='254350'>expert.</span> <span m='255420'>But</span> <span m='255600'>the</span> <span m='255680'>good</span> <span m='255900'>thing</span> <span m='256060'>about</span> <span m='256399'>that</span> <span m='256589'>is,</span> <span m='257230'>when</span> <span m='257390'>you</span> <span m='257470'>have</span> <span m='257709'>the</span> <span m='257800'>time</span> <span m='258100'>off</span> <span m='258300'>on-board,</span> <span m='258959'>you</span> <span m='259160'>can</span> <span m='259430'>relax</span> <span m='259890'>a</span> <span m='259940'>little</span> <span m='260130'>bit,</span> <span m='260329'>you</span> <span m='260459'>can</span> <span m='260600'>enjoy</span> <span m='260880'>the</span> <span m='261010'>sunshine,</span> <span m='261400'>and</span> <span m='261790'>you</span> <span m='261899'>can</span> <span m='262670'>enjoy</span> <span m='263080'>the</span> <span m='263200'>time</span> <span m='263510'>with</span> <span m='263680'>the</span> <span m='263790'>other</span> <span m='263940'>people</span> <span m='264260'>on</span> <span m='264390'>board.</span> <span m='265330'>But</span> <span m='265620'>also</span> <span m='265960'>like</span> <span m='266180'>I</span> <span m='266220'>said</span> <span m='266420'>earlier,</span> <span m='266920'>I</span> <span m='267010'>think</span> <span m='267300'>it</span> <span m='267390'>makes</span> <span m='267610'>you</span> <span m='267720'>appreciate</span> <span m='268740'>then</span> <span m='269060'>your</span> <span m='269210'>family</span> <span m='269870'>and</span> <span m='270140'>the</span> <span m='270230'>time</span> <span m='270530'>that</span> <span m='270650'>you</span> <span m='270750'>have</span> <span m='271010'>when</span> <span m='271120'>you</span> <span m='271200'>get</span> <span m='271320'>off</span> <span m='271570'>the</span> <span m='271660'>ship.</span> </p><p><span m='272350'>So</span> <span m='272600'>although</span> <span m='272820'>you're</span> <span m='272970'>working</span> <span m='273370'>hard</span> <span m='273750'>for</span> <span m='273860'>those</span> <span m='274080'>four</span> <span m='274280'>to</span> <span m='274370'>six</span> <span m='274720'>months,</span> <span m='275050'>and</span> <span m='275130'>your</span> <span m='275230'>dedicated</span> <span m='275770'>100</span> <span m='276100'>percent</span> <span m='276360'>to being</span> <span m='276620'>a</span> <span m='276670'>shopping</span> <span m='277100'>experience,</span> <span m='277970'>when</span> <span m='278140'>you</span> <span m='278220'>get</span> <span m='278340'>off</span> <span m='278570'>this</span> <span m='278690'>ship,</span> <span m='279330'>you</span> <span m='279460'>can</span> <span m='279630'>breathe.</span> <span m='280080'>Then</span> <span m='280360'>you</span> <span m='280480'>can</span> <span m='280670'>totally</span> <span m='281100'>relax</span> <span m='281590'>and</span> <span m='281720'>enjoy</span> <span m='282100'>your</span> <span m='282340'>vacation</span> <span m='283020'>as</span> <span m='283160'>a</span> <span m='283210'>whole</span> <span m='283990'>for</span> <span m='284320'>six</span> <span m='284570'>months</span> <span m='284870'>on</span> <span m='285190'>and</span> <span m='285340'>every</span> <span m='285680'>one</span> <span m='285820'>to</span> <span m='285940'>two</span> <span m='286130'>months</span> <span m='286400'>off.</span> <span m='287530'>I</span> <span m='287660'>would</span> <span m='287790'>give</span> <span m='287880'>that</span> <span m='288070'>any</span> <span m='288260'>day</span> <span m='288490'>for</span> <span m='288640'>an</span> <span m='288690'>amazing</span> <span m='289100'>vacation.</span> </p><p><span m='289780'>So</span> <span m='290300'>it's</span> <span m='290550'>an</span> <span m='290750'>amazing</span> <span m='291200'>position,</span> <span m='291590'>I</span> <span m='291670'>love</span> <span m='291930'>it,</span> <span m='292530'>and</span> <span m='293800'>the</span> <span m='293880'>shopping</span> <span m='294220'>expert</span> <span m='294670'>definitely</span> <span m='295060'>was</span> <span m='295210'>the</span> <span m='295290'>way</span> <span m='295400'>to</span> <span m='295460'>go</span> <span m='295630'>for</span> <span m='295780'>me.</span> </p>","file":{"id":679974,"video_id":"","name":"3153-Melanie Interview-MPEG 4 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