Here is the book’s description from the Amazon website:
Every year millions of people take cruises to amazing destinations. For them, a cruise is a dream holiday. For the crew, working on board brings a very different reality though.
Up the Gangway is a portrait of what it’s like to be a crew member. Find out how it is to live onboard with all the hard work, drama, gossip, craziness, romance and hilarious moments.
Follow Sofia’s journey throughout a four month contract as she gets absorbed by the small world of the big cruise ships and learns how the industry works, how intensely crew members live their lives and how important good friends are in a place where there is nothing else to hold on to.