Cruise Ship Drumming: Medical/Visa/Waiting..

Before joining up with the ship I had to organise a work visa through the US Embassy in
New Zealand. I also had to do a full medical. This was thorough and unfortunately VERY
expensive.

In the period before heading to the States i had lot’s of questions and doubts,
but the staff at Carnival assured me everything was going to be okay. This time was quite
stressful as I had family, pets, existing gigs, teaching work and house issues to deal with. A lot of
planning was needed to cover my bases!

It felt as if something might fall through and I would be left with no gig and a hefty bill to
cover my medical and Visa.

Everything worked out in the end and I was emailed a ticket to Florida.

Flight to Florida

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