Royal Caribbean is offering $136,000 for someone to travel the world and post on social media


We live our lives online. Social media is an integrated part of our society, and has become a new platform on which some enterprising few can turn their dream jobs into reality. Many businesses nowadays use social media as a means to promote themselves, and some have even begun to create jobs specifically surrounding social media expertise. One such recent job posting would be anyone’s dream job.


Last week, the Royal Caribbean cruise company announced it’s looking to fill its “shore explorer apprentice-ship” position. One very lucky person will get to travel the world and record it all on social media.

“We’re looking for an adrenaline junkie who is not only hungry for adventure but also has a unique ability to capture a moment and tell a story in a simple social media post,” said one spokesperson on behalf of Royal Caribbean. “We already offer a huge amount of incredible, once-in-a-lifetime, on-land experiences as part of our cruise holidays — from zip-wires and white water rafting to walking on glaciers and hot air balloon rides. By launching this position, we’re hoping that the winning candidate will take our shore excursion program to the next level.”

As part of the job, this person will travel to Royal Caribbean’s own private island, and will also travel to Alaska, Portugal, Norway, Dubai, and Japan to capture more content. The winner will also accompany Russ Francis, a photographer and Royal Caribbean’s “Instagrammer In Chief”. Francis was awarded that title two years ago when he won a similar competition.

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Today is the day!! @royalcaribbeanuk have just opened applications for an epic new role: the #ShoreExplorer Apprentice-ship programme. It's a search similar to the internship which ran two years ago and completely changed my life, taking me on some incredible adventures! The successful candidate will have the opportunity to seek out & test extraordinary shore experiences in the most jaw-dropping destinations across the globe – including Alaska, Japan, Dubai and the Caribbean – while getting paid equivalent to a 6 figure yearly salary. I am also happy to announce that I will be one of the judges and one lucky candidate will be accompanied by myself on part of their extraordinary journey around the world. Head over to the @royalcaribbeanuk page or search #ShoreExplorer for all the details on how to enter. Good luck! T&Cs apply. Visit @royalcaribbeanuk for more info.

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The successful applicant will earn £2,000 a week for capturing and posting photos and videos. In addition all transfers, room, and board will be paid for by Royal Caribbean.

To enter, you must be a British or Irish citizen 21 years of age or older. And you must post an “extraordinary travel story, video or image on Instagram” via Instagram stories, IGTV, or an Instagram post and tag @RoyalCaribbeanUK and #ShoreExplorer by March 1, 2019.

The applications will be reviewed by The Vamps’ James McVey, Royal Caribbean managing director Ben Bouldin, travel writer Nadia El Ferdaoussi, and Russ Francis.

Paid adventure in paradise – think this sounds like your kind of job? Apply for it. The sky’s the limit!



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