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A Performer on the World’s Largest Cruise Ship Reveals How She Got the Gig, and What Working at Sea is Really Like

Ariana Mazzagatti, who goes by the nickname Mazz, is an entertainer aboard the world’s largest cruise ship, the Symphony of the Seas. She’s the main aerialist for the water show “HiRO,” as well as the aqua captain, meaning that she is in charge of scheduling, and keeping everyone on her team “safe and happy while on contract.”

She’s celebrating five years working for Royal Caribbean in February, and has no plans to change careers anytime soon.

“I love every part of it,” she told Insider in an interview. “I will do this until my body physically cannot move.”

“I’m from Las Vegas, Nevada. I’m American. It’s a little bit rare on cruise ships to be American because we have a lot more job opportunities,” she told Insider, adding that despite the Symphony of the Seas having about 65 different nationalities represented by crew, most are from the Philippines, India, and Indonesia, as well as coastal European countries like Croatia and Montenegro.

“You make such good friends, but you never know if you’ll see them again,” she added, saying that working with such a diverse group of people really opened her eyes, and made her more “inviting and accepting.”…

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