Yesterday, out of nowhere I suddenly thought to myself Richard Fain, Chairman and CEO, Royal Caribbean Cruises Ltd, really does have what I would consider an awesome role in life.
OK so I am sure he does push a few papers and has to attend some “boring” meetings occasionally but, overall you have to admit his job is rather awesome. To be at the forefront of a major international corporation, where he can literally stand side by side with engineers, designers and so on to create some truly amazing cruise ships…….one can only dream!
I have watched on TV maybe twice now a short documentary about the design and building of Oasis of the Seas and each time I think to myself “that really must be such a satisfying and fulfilling job”. To be in a position where you can help in the design of such a mammoth vessel, set foot onboard before it even resembles a ship and then “lay” down on the job so to speak to get a guests perspective of a cabin…..what more could you want in life?!
I wonder what that must actually feel like. (is this the cruise geek in me coming out…probably) to literally watch it from the very ground up, to stand on the dock once the project is complete and say proudly yes, I helped design this beauty. And in the Case of project Genesis, to see it eventually take on the form that would see her become Oasis of the Seas, the largest cruise ship in the world.
I’m not entirely sure where this blog post was born from as it has been quite some time now since I watched the documentary. What I do know is that I would relish the opportunity to live the building of just one cruise ship…….guess I should go get the paper and glue stick out then ay!