The Fourth Induction is the sequel to the Number one Cruise Travel Bestseller crewshiplife. Join our host on his quest for true love whilst working and playing in the unique surroundings of cruise ship life.
The adventure continues on land and sea. After surviving the emotional rollercoaster of a first contract at sea on a cruise ship, what next? The search for true love continues, with a few bumps in the road ahead.
Our host may appear to take the form of a slightly inebriated, socially confused philanderer but really, like us all, he is just searching for ‘the one.’ Finding true love takes time, especially floating around the planet on a cruise ship.
Shippies exist in a bubble and are quite often oblivious to what was going on in the outside real world. This existence is just fine, we have our work, friendships, relationships, and routines, all while earning tax-free dollars sailing around the planet.
Whenever a crew member joins a ship, no matter the level of experience or rank, they are always required to sit through three safety inductions within the first few days. Many shippies believe that the fourth induction was spending the night in the company of a member of the salon beauty team.
The fourth induction means different things to everyone — in this case it was learning to cope with the transient lifestyle of cruise ship life, heartache, loss and falling in and out of love.
Will this be the cruise ship contract where true love is found?
ABOUT THE AUTHOR
Tobias Biddick first experienced cruise ship life at the turn of the millennium and spent five happy years at sea. Following ship life he then enjoyed many equally blissful ‘post ship’ years as a Shore Excursions Cruise Executive based in Southampton, claiming the Global Seatrade Environmental Initiative Award in 2011. He currently finds himself assisting with the growth and development of the cruise industry in Australia.
This series has been over a decade in the making, due to being ‘slightly lazy, a bit scared and busy with other stuff’. These amusing and almost true memoirs have now finally come to life, due to being ‘in touch of his own mortality’ (midlife crisis) and wanting to share at least some small legacy of many memorable years at sea.