‘Insta-traveller’ Returns from World’s Most Coveted Apprenticeship

'Insta-traveller' returns from the world's most coveted apprenticeship, getting paid the equivalent of a six-figure salary to travel the world as a 'global experience hunter'

Professional rugby player and self-taught ‘Insta-traveller’ Harry McNulty was earlier this year announced as the successful candidate for its Shore Explorer ‘Apprentice-ship’ all-expenses-paid world trip.

Harry secured the world’s most coveted ‘Apprentice-ship’, after being selected from over 37,000 UK and Irish candidates to travel the world for three weeks this summer as Royal Caribbean International’s official Shore Explorer Apprentice.

In his new role, Harry McNulty, 26, who goes by the social handle @saltynuts_, was tasked with seeking out new land-based experiences across the globe that will ultimately influence the brand’s shore excursion programme.

The trip will saw Harry, who frequently travels the world playing for Ireland’s national rugby sevens team, exploring the likes of Japan, Alaska, Europe and the Middle East, as well as being one of the first to step foot on Royal Caribbean’s new and exclusive private island in the Caribbean, Perfect Day at CocoCay.

Harry blew the judging panel away with his entry, going over and above the brief by creating a spectacular video montage of his travels.

Ben Bouldin, Royal Caribbean’s AVP and Managing Director, UK and Ireland said: “We loved Harry’s entry which was a unique piece of content featuring him capture various adventurous experiences around the world. This not only demonstrated his photography and storytelling skills, but also showed-off his dedication and passion for travel – two attributes that are integral to this role.

“We’re confident that Harry will be able to seek out extraordinary new shore experiences to share with the world and inspire our shore excursion team to offer our guests even more incredible adventures at our destinations around the world.”

Harry McNulty, Royal Caribbean new Shore Explorer Apprentice said: “This has come as a bit of a shock, but an amazing one… even just to be included in the shortlist was a huge achievement, but to actually get the position out of 37,000 applicants is incredible. The chance to travel the world and inspire people by capturing content of extraordinary places – over half of which I’ve never been to – is the opportunity of a lifetime. I can’t wait for the adventure to get started and give it everything that I’ve got!”