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Working while cruising

Hi. My hubby, 3 children and I plan to cast off in the spring of 2008.
My question is for anyone who is or who knows a doctor who cruises.
We''re trying to decide how my husband will earn a living while we cruise.
There''s the go back to land and do temporary work for a few weeks and then head back out, but can you do it from the water? Online?

Any help or advice would be greatly welcome.
Thanks, Kim
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Working while cruising

Can''t offer any help, but my wife & I are taking off in the spring of 08 with our 3 kids. Nice to know we are not the only mad ones!!

She is a Practice Nurse (in a UK GP practice) and we are equally wandering if she can work. I am a sailing instructor so i hope i can find some!
Good luck
Richard Haig
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I am a physician. My husband and I are moving aboard in 3 months and I plan on working while we cruise (we plan on trying this for a year - but we both hope to continue indefinately). I have been doing locum tenens jobs for the last 3 months and this has worked out very well. I have total control of when and where I work. As we head into the summer months there are even more opportunities opening up - to cover Docs while they are on vacation. The only difficulty that I can see is keeping up and applying for different State licenses which requires a ton of paperwork in every case. Hope this is helpful.
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Generally, from what I know, doctors are not allowed to practice their trades in many foreign countries.

The trades that do well on a cruise are trades people (electricians, diesel mechanics, refrigeration specialists, carpenters, etc.), dentists and service skills like hair stylists, massuers, and boat/marine related trades, like sailmakers, canvas goods designers, etc.
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You might try contacting some of the companies that supply emergency medical advice TO cruisers, i.e. over HF radio. Since they are already "remote" from their users...they might be able to use your services if you have good communications links.

Other than that, I think the local licensing issues will be a problem.
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Don't know if this thread is still active. I'm an ER doc (new), and am planning on liveaboard with wife and child in 2 years. Hope to sail the world. Plan is to fly back to the states occasionally for $$ to work Locums..have contacted Vista Staffing Solutions (they arrange for and pay all fees relating to state licensing, etc), and they seem like a good locums company. They also have work in Australia and New Zealand! They've got openings for most specialties...hope it works. Lemme know if you find out anything more...
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you could also try cross country health care they are a temp company for RN and through them you can travel every where good pay and travel
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