Royal Caribbean Cruises

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Royal Caribbean Cruises Reviews

Updated December 8, 2014
Updated December 8, 2014
244 Reviews
3.5
244 Reviews
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Royal Caribbean Cruises Chairman and CEO Richard D. Fain
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Review Highlights

Pros
  • Everything is onboard, you can meet different people from around the world (in 13 reviews)

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


Cons
  • The cons for working at Royal Caribbean Cruises LTD would be the work life balance, there is none (in 7 reviews)

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

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Employee Reviews

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  1.  

    Crazy uncertain hours, but in all...free travel!

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    Former Employee - Cruise Director's Staff in Miami, FL
    Former Employee - Cruise Director's Staff in Miami, FL

    I worked at Royal Caribbean Cruises full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    Free travel, food, and room, life long friends

    Cons

    crazy uncertain hours, food was horrible sometimes,

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    stop nit-picking...relax, we will get your high ratings you want, if you treat us right...

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  2.  

    You gotta be able to go with the motion of the ocean.

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    Former Employee - Sound Technician in Miami, FL
    Former Employee - Sound Technician in Miami, FL

    I worked at Royal Caribbean Cruises full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    Pros: You're being paid to travel the world! You meet and work with many amazing people. I now have friends on most continents. Your job can be fun, depending on why you are there. It can be a party atmosphere, or chill, depending on you.

    Cons

    Cons: There are many many little things that can wear you down. No car, no private space unleas you hold a job lucky enough to guarantee you a single cabin. Constant safety drills, shipboard specific responsibilities like cleaning when the ship is under certain conditions, etc... Can get old. Very slim prospect of growing any roots / furthering career on land, etc.... Great when you're young and have no ties.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Just remember that a happy crew is a happy ship.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  3.  

    It is what it is

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    Current Employee - Ship in Jacksonville, FL
    Current Employee - Ship in Jacksonville, FL

    I have been working at Royal Caribbean Cruises full-time

    Pros

    Its a Job and free travel

    Cons

    Every job has its cons

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    None

    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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  5.  

    Pier Agent

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    Former Employee - Pier Agent in Miami, FL
    Former Employee - Pier Agent in Miami, FL

    I worked at Royal Caribbean Cruises part-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    Cruise Discounts. Fun to work at while you're going to school.

    Cons

    You have to work on weekends.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  6.  

    Data entry in Guest Information department.

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    Current Employee - Data Entry In Guest Information Department in Miami, FL
    Current Employee - Data Entry In Guest Information Department in Miami, FL

    I have been working at Royal Caribbean Cruises part-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    This department has the flexible hours to work on Monday to Thursday from 9:00 to 10pm, on Friday from 9:00am to 5:00pm and on Saturday from 9:00am to 4:00pm.

    Cons

    Sometimes, they have MANY cards and forms to work and FEW cards and forms. If they have FEW cards and forms, they cancel to work so other day, they return back to work.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    NO comments.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  7.  

    Great company

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    Former Employee - Dance Captain in Miami, FL
    Former Employee - Dance Captain in Miami, FL

    I worked at Royal Caribbean Cruises full-time (more than 8 years)

    Pros

    Awesome if you love to travel

    Cons

    Ship life is not for everybody lots of rules to follow.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
  8.  

    A fun filled adventure

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    Former Employee - Sous Chef in Miami, FL
    Former Employee - Sous Chef in Miami, FL

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

    Pros

    Good company profile, lots to learn, good human resource department, multinational crew, social life rocks, no discrimination, constant trainings to develop oneself.

    Cons

    Low salary, slow growth, you need to know someone high up to climb the ladder to success, tough for mid level managers as the human resources is used as a tool by non performers to not do their job properly.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Depending upon ship to ship, the work place environment changes. Different ships in the same company have diffent work place environments.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  9.  

    Overworked, underpaid and undervalued

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Miami, FL
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Miami, FL

    I worked at Royal Caribbean Cruises full-time (more than 10 years)

    Pros

    If you like to cruise the cruise benefits are good.

    Cons

    There is no work life balance. Poor communication between departments. Trying to move up in the company is like pulling teeth and they will usually hire from outside rather than promote from within departments.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Recognize the hard work that your employees put in for you and stop hiring from outside the company people who have no clue what they are doing and promote from within.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  10.  

    Great for travel but plan on being forced to work outside your job duties.

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    Former Employee - Musician in Miami, FL
    Former Employee - Musician in Miami, FL

    I worked at Royal Caribbean Cruises as a contractor (more than 10 years)

    Pros

    Great Travel. Meals included. Free room and board.

    Cons

    Working 24/7. Also you will be doing work outside of what you are hired for as part of "helping out" or for "emergency duties".
    Also many salaries border on slave labor.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Don't treat employees as expendable and you will have greater loyalty and harder workers.

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  11.  

    Used to be a good place to work...

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    Former Employee - Stage and Production Manager
    Former Employee - Stage and Production Manager

    I worked at Royal Caribbean Cruises full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    Travel around the world; Good opportunities to grow within the company; Somewhat decent pay; Good balance between work and social life; Great safety policies and training

    Cons

    Bad crew areas (either poorly maintained, or small, or both in case of the older ships); Horrible policies and rules; Employees get treated like children; With some very few exceptions, managers are usually bullies; Complete lack of privacy (to the extent that your cabin can get "inspected" anytime); Absurd amounts of irrelevant training;

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Listen to who you manage and accept that innovation may be good; Back off a bit and wait for the results to appear; Don't expect that everyone is brainless and will accept the "my way or the highway" approach; Start treating your employees like adults!

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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