Well Yuri yes I do get that thrill if I didn't I wouldn't be doing the job. However the amount of time that you spend away from your loved ones as well as the fact that on 1 week cruise I probably get close to 24 hours of sleep during that whole thing. I do like being looked at as a leadership role and that role is constantly challenging. As Michael said every trip is different. The thrill of leadership can also be your worst enemy. I am a very relaxed and easy going guy until something happens when I become very intense and jo's have said that " watch out for the Captain if you piss him off he will bring the wrath of god with him and that isn't something you will want to survive" I do have a rather bad temper especially when it comes to somebody being ignorant. Everything that goes on on that ship is my responsibilty. If some cook I have never seen before throws a bag of garbage over the side. Then the Coast Guard looks for me. Not the cook that did it. Me. But all in all it is a good job if you can stand the seperation and stress.