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LAID OFF AND LEAVING? Here’s an awesome alternative to ‘travel home’ grants – luxury cruise ship stuck here for weeks needs 60 crew for two-month voyage east to Hawaii by Monday

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A French luxury cruise ship stuck in Longyearbyen for weeks due to COVID-19 issues is suddenly in need of finding 60 crew members with tourism skills for a nearly two-month voyage east to Russia, Japan and Hawaii – that begins on Monday.

Gee, wonder if there’s anyone here with both the perfect skills and motive able to keep the company from having to seek out people not on Norway’s virus “red list” and fly them here?

The 400-passenger Le Boreal operated by Ponant Cruises published its urgent help-wanted notice the same day Longyearbyen’s municipal government officially offered travel-home grants to the hundreds of foreign residents who’ve been laid off due to the pandemic, nearly all in tourism and service occupations. But unlike the numerous qualifiers and obvious downer factor of departing Svalbard in such a manner, the pitch for joining the Boreal’s cruise is considerably more enticing.

“On Sept. 7. the ship Le Boreal will go from Svalbard to East Russia for a cruise, then via Japan to Honolulu, Hawaii,” the online notice by the ship’s hotel manager states. “The total trip (is) until approximately Oct. 28.”

The ship is seeking the following for its 60 positions: receptionists, cleaners, barbers/hairdressers, food servers and chefs.

The company provides successful applicants airfare to Longyearbyen (obviously moot for locals) and to return home from Honolulu.

Interested persons can contact hotelmanager.boreal@ponant-ships.com, or David at WhatsApp  at + 34678087705.

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Mark Sabbatini

I'm a professional transient living on a tiny Norwegian island next door to the North Pole, where once a week (or thereabouts) I pollute our extreme and pristine environment with paper fishwrappers decorated with seemingly random letters that would cause a thousand monkeys with a thousand typewriters to die of humiliation. Such is the wisdom one acquires after more than 25 years in the world's second-least-respected occupation, much of it roaming the seven continents in search of jazz, unrecognizable street food and escorts I f****d with by insisting they give me the platonic tours of their cities promised in their ads. But it turns out this tiny group of islands known as Svalbard is my True Love and, generous contributions from you willing, I'll keep littering until they dig my body out when my climate-change-deformed apartment collapses or they exile my penniless ass because I'm not even worthy of washing your dirty dishes.
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