Motivated by a love of travel and ships, Fred Naess undertook the rigorous training and industry familiarization programs necessary for certification.

In addition, he’s traveled to the following destinations on the following cruise lines.


  • Alaska (Inside Passage and Gulf of Alaska)
  • Antarctica
  • Greenland and Iceland
  • Australia
  • New Zealand
  • Panama Canal
  • South America, Cape Horn, and the Antarctic Peninsula, with visits to ports in Argentina, Brazil, Chile, and Uruguay
  • Norwegian Fjords – from Oslo to Bergen, Trondheim, Tromso and around North Cape
  • Hawaii – from Los Angeles to Hawaii with stops in Kauai, Honolulu, Kona, Maui, and Hilo
  • Western Caribbean, Bahamas, and Mexico
  • Eastern Caribbean and Virgin Islands

Cruise Lines:

  • Celebrity Cruise Lines
  • Crystal Cruises
  • Cunard Line
  • Holland America Line
  • Norwegian Cruise Line (NCL)
  • Princess Cruises
  • Royal Caribbean International