The cruise line Royal Caribbean is looking for someone to explore the shores of Alaska, Portugal, Japan, Norway and Dubai as part of a whirlwind three-week photography tour.

There's even a handsome $12,000 remuneration package for shadowing the cruise line's photographer, Russ Francis.

The perfect candidate will enjoy travel, trying new things and documenting their experiences via social media โ€“ essentially a world-class show off.

The chosen 'Shore Explorer' will help influence the Royal Caribbean's shore excursion programme and will be responsible for shaping the holidays of thousands of passengers which are carried by RCI ships.


The successful explorer will be selected by an independent panel of judges, on which travel writer Nadia El Ferdaoussi and guitarist James McVey will be sitting to judge their snaps.

You might wonder what the Vamps bandmember is doing judging a travel photography contest, however he's recently emerged from the jungle as the winner of TV show "I'm a Celebrity" and full of wanderlust.

Speaking of his travels McVey said: "My jungle experience taught me that you really can't beat the thrill of exploring new destinations and experiences - whether on land or sea - and that's what becoming a Shore Explorer is all about.

Royal Caribbean has geared their ships towards activities to woo over a new generation of passenger. Photo / Supplied
Royal Caribbean has geared their ships towards activities to woo over a new generation of passenger. Photo / Supplied

"I'm so excited to be working with Royal Caribbean to find the perfect person for this new apprenticeship; someone who has a passion for travel, exploration and seeking out new and extraordinary experiences around the world.

"And, of course, they have to be brilliant at sharing their adventure online, too."

The scheme which was thought up by Royal Caribbean International aims to capture moments for cruise passengers to aspire to live out themselves.

A spokesperson for the cruise liners said:

"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.

"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 programme to the next level."

The invention of the role comes after a study by the company revealed that Millennials- those aged 18 to 37 - are more focused on spending their money on experiences, rather than possessions.

And of course sharing those experiences online.

The "do" generation spend their money on experiences such as "seeing the Grand Canyon" or "walking the Great Wall of China".

The study by Royal Caribbean International in to the spending habits of UK and Irish young holiday makers has allowed them to create a millennial bucket list of the top wished for experiences.

A few of these will be experience by the lucky Shore Explorer โ€“ providing they post pictures to Instagram in the process.

The Millennial Bucket list to 50

1. See the Northern Lights

2. Go on safari

3. Go on a hot air balloon ride

4. Visit Canada

5. Buy a house

6. See the Grand Canyon

7. Visit Las Vegas

8. Walk on the Great Wall of China

9. Fly first class

10. Spend New Year's Eve in New York

11. Visit New York

12. Visit Alaska

13. Visit California

14. Drive Route 66

15. See the Pyramids in Egypt

16. Go on a cruise

17. Visit Thailand

18. Go to Paris

19. Skydive

20. Visit a glacier

21. Get out of debt

22. Visit Machu Picchu, Peru

23. Bungee jump

24. Swim with dolphins

25. Own a car

26. Meet someone famous

27. Eat at a five-star restaurant

28. Go on a jet ski

29. Go to a music festival

30. Spend a night in a cabin

31. Star-gaze

32. Get a tattoo

33. Go scuba diving

34. Ride a zip wire

35. Learn to surf

36. Ride in a limousine

37. Be an extra in a movie

38. Run a marathon

39. Give blood

40. Hold a monkey

41. Plant a tree

42. Learn to play the piano

43. Go hiking

44. Ride an elephant

45. Go para sailing

46. Attend Mardi Gras In New Orleans

47. Go white water rafting

48. Write a book and get it published

49. Go camping

50. Visit a winery

Source: Royal Caribbean