I've been told worst thing that can happen on a training ship is to run out of peanut butter. Luckily the USTS Kennedy was well-equipped with giant tubs of it, along with surprisingly good meals every day.
As a staff member on the ship, I can say that having a good chef and a hefty amount of food onboard is imperative. I was only at sea for a few days and I was like a magnet to the scuttlebutt of the mess deck for company. The other option was my digs:
Here are some of my shots from other areas onboard:
If you'd like to see all my photos from the cruise, check out my set on Flickr.