Royal Caribbean Cruises Reviews

Updated August 25, 2015
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Royal Caribbean Cruises Chairman and CEO Richard D. Fain
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Pros
  • You get to travel around the world doing what you love to do (in 13 reviews)

  • Pros: You're being paid to travel the world (in 8 reviews)

Cons
  • Absolutely no work/life balance (in 7 reviews)

  • Long hours for crew members over officers & staff (in 9 reviews)

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  1. Performer/Supervisor

    Former Employee - Performer Supervisor
    Former Employee - Performer Supervisor
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

    Pros

    I did a contract on one of the cruise ships last year. Great way to travel to a great places. You meet a lot of new people and work collaboratively with many other departments, which for me was great learning experience.

    Cons

    Medical staff is not competent on board. And a lot of management are not very approchable.

    Advice to Management

    Listen to your employees and be open to the change. Sometimes new is better.


  2. Helpful (1)

    Life at RCCL

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Great company benefits with a vast amount of people to work with from different parts of the world

    Cons

    Poor mentorship and no defined career path. Talent is overlooked and more based on who you know

    Advice to Management

    Develop a leadership program for future leaders of tomorrow


  3. Free Cruise and Discounts

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    Former Employee - Pier Agent in Miami, FL
    Former Employee - Pier Agent in Miami, FL
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Royal Caribbean Cruises part-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    -its like working with a family -free vacation and discounts for family and friends

    Cons

    -no career advancement -low starting pay

    Advice to Management

    -care for your employees who have been loyal to company's growth


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  5. Helpful (1)

    Nice perks, very corporate, not too creative

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    The cruise line is amazing and for a writer, its easy to sell. Because RC is connected to so many exciting brands (Coca Cola, Barbie, Dreamworks, etc) you get to work on all of them. If you enjoy telling your friends about vacations and exotic destinations, you'll love writing for this company. Cool location at the port of Miami.

    Cons

    If you're looking to be creative, this is not the place. Like many corporate shops, it's run like a factory. If Creative had a fast food window, this would be it. It's a retail shop and maybe that's what works for this type of industry. Think super market circulars and ads that promote daily deli discounts and you'll be fine. Not much time to concept or dream up the next big idea. Write mediocre copy real fast and you'll make an impression. In the end, I felt that RC wasn't really interested in copy that set them apart from the other cruise lines. Perhaps they don't need to. They have a premium product, state-of-the-art hardware and a loyal customer base. And no one will be launching a cruise line to compete with them anytime soon. But GM could teach them a few lessons.

    Advice to Management

    As Norwegian and Carnival launch more innovative ships from the very shipyards that you build your amazing vessels, hire talented creatives to craft a smarter message to differentiate yourself from the pack. And pay them what you pay all of those corporate managers. You'll get more market share out of a talented copywriter than another powerpoint deck!


  6. Not bad

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    Former Contractor - Drummer in Miami, FL
    Former Contractor - Drummer in Miami, FL
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Royal Caribbean Cruises as a contractor (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Safety, paid accomodation, lovely ports. Amazing co-workers from all around the world

    Cons

    Life at sea, bad food, bad management if so. Not much chance to express as an artist, but as a performer.

    Advice to Management

    Stop thinking of people as robots that exist only for the company.


  7. IT Auditor

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    Alot of room for growth in the company

    Cons

    Perks in the company are below average


  8. Helpful (2)

    Could be worse, could be better.

    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Neutral Outlook

    Pros

    Good Travel Opportunities, Relaxed atmosphere, state of the art technology, travel, travel and travel.

    Cons

    Bad resource planning, bad contracting IT model

    Advice to Management

    Retain Your Talent. It's easier to not reinvent the wheel when you have knowledgeable people at the factory.


  9. helpful and welcoming but boring

    Former Intern - Anonymous Intern
    Former Intern - Anonymous Intern

    I worked at Royal Caribbean Cruises as an intern

    Pros

    The co-workers were very nice, helpful, friendly and welcoming to me as an intern. Great people. Took me on ship tours and was able to see a different side of the cruise lines.

    Cons

    Everyone just stuck to their cubicles. Dull and boring atmosphere. Very little social interactions. Intern work consisted of excel number crunching and data organization.


  10. Helpful (2)

    Adequate Job but there doesn

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    Current Employee - Project Manager in Miramar, FL
    Current Employee - Project Manager in Miramar, FL
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Royal Caribbean Cruises (More than a year)

    Pros

    Location is convenient and my co workers are more like friends than anything

    Cons

    Outdated contractor rules that require time off after a short contract. They were very slow in communicating to me about a contract extension. Conversion to employee is extremely rare but I was warned this up front

    Advice to Management

    Include contractors in employee events to create a more harmonious relationship between employees and contractors. Update your contractor rules to allow contract extensions. Communicate intentions to contractors far enough in advance that they can plan ahead.


  11. It's hard work and fast paced, so make sure the job aligns with your personal goals.

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    Former Contractor - Anonymous Contractor
    Former Contractor - Anonymous Contractor
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I worked at Royal Caribbean Cruises as a contractor (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    It's a diverse and multicultural environment that provides experiences you are not likely to find with a lot of employers.

    Cons

    Work-life balance is important in any job and this one especially. The company is dynamic and changing and experiences patterns of growth that draws heavily on its employees.

    Advice to Management

    Management looks at employees as sets of skills, not individuals. It plugs mid-level employees into awaiting roles without consideration of individual needs, interests and sometimes talents. More support is needed for the entire person, not the skill set.



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