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Updated February 5, 2018
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Disney Cruise Vacations CEO Karl Holz
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Pros
  • Make great friends from around the world (in 6 reviews)

  • Getting paid to travel the world (in 4 reviews)

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  1. "Great place to work"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends

    I worked at Disney Cruise Vacations (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Had an amazing experience traveling the world

    Cons

    a LOT of rules. As it is a family company, they are far more strict than other lines but the pay and travel is well worth it.


  2. "Great Organization"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Celebration, FL
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Celebration, FL
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Disney Cruise Vacations full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Fun and friendly atmosphere, great co-workers, phenomenal product. It is a "small company" within The Walt Disney Company so if you have great working relationships, you earn a reputation and it can boost your potential movement or growth within the company.

    Cons

    Some areas siloed. It is a "small company" within The Walt Disney Company so if you have an unfavorable first impression or working relationship with someone, it may stick with you and inhibit your potential movement or growth within the company.

    Advice to Management

    Keep up the great work and continue to move the company forward.

  3. "I've been working at Disney Cruise Line for 2 years"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Disney Cruise Vacations full-time

    Pros

    The most obvious is the perks - free annual passes for you and your family. Discounts on merchandise, shows, events, and cruises.

    Cons

    Cruise discounts are offered weekly however, it is very hard to take advantage of them as they are not willing to give you the time to take advantage of the last minute deals. The department is heavily micromanaged and at times, are unreasonable in their expectations. Their break and lunch policy are so strongly adhered to that it is difficult to get permission to even go to the bathroom if it's not the time for your break. They use a point system that is unreasonable, docking people for things most employers would consider insignificant. These "points" can cause you to lose the ability to be promoted or even transfer to another department which, in turn, makes it hard to explore other career opportunities.

    Advice to Management

    Treat your employees like the adults they are and not like children in Kindergarten. Have some concern and compassion for your employees. They're not just numbers in a chair.


  4. "Review"

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    Current Employee - Shoreside Supervisor
    Current Employee - Shoreside Supervisor
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Disney Cruise Vacations full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Great benefits, employees are friendly and overtime available most of the year.

    Cons

    Movement is sometimes about who you know and not experience or skill.


  5. "Security Officer"

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    Current Employee - Vessel Security Officer in Celebration, FL
    Current Employee - Vessel Security Officer in Celebration, FL
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Disney Cruise Vacations full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Travel, meeting people from all countries/cultures. Time off. GREAT salary for only working 6 months a year

    Cons

    Same food over and over for 10 weeks. Same shows, islands/ports for 10 weeks.

    Advice to Management

    NA


  6. "Great job to save money and have new experiences"

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    Former Employee - Entertainment
    Former Employee - Entertainment
    Recommends

    I worked at Disney Cruise Vacations full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Got to travel and see new places, met some amazing people, and got to really enhance vacations for people of all ages.

    Cons

    Working on a cruise ship is a lifestyle! Really long hours and hard work. Also, moving into management can take a long time since the positions are extremely limited.


  7. "Ok"

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    Current Employee - Full Time in Celebration, FL
    Current Employee - Full Time in Celebration, FL
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Disney Cruise Vacations full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    This cruise line is the best in the business so you know you are working hard for a reason.

    Cons

    Disney underpays there employees because of all the benefits you receive.

  8. "Housekeeping Manager"

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

    I worked at Disney Cruise Vacations full-time

    Pros

    Disney Culture, Team Work, Growth Opportunities

    Cons

    No Cons so far for DCL


  9. "Cruise Vacation Agent"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Cruise in Celebration, FL
    Current Employee - Cruise in Celebration, FL
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Disney Cruise Vacations full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Great atmosphere, leaders really want you to succeed

    Cons

    Call center job, order-taker feel

    Advice to Management

    Keep up the good working engaging the floor, it helps to have someone there to listen. Additionally, more incentives and tools would be beneficial to be successful as an agent


  10. "A... sometimes magical experience!"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Cruise Staff Entertainments Host in Port Canaveral, FL
    Current Employee - Cruise Staff Entertainments Host in Port Canaveral, FL
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Disney Cruise Vacations (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Getting paid to travel the world.
    Work with people with different cultures and backgrounds (over 60 nationalities).
    Great crew morale onboard.
    You get to use guests pool when not busy.
    Great way to save money.
    Getting to create magic for guests.
    Working 4 months on, 2 months off.
    Free entry to Disney parks for you and friends.
    Everyone is amazed when you tell them you work for Disney cruise line!

    Cons

    Bad food for crew.
    Work everyday maximum 10hours a day.
    Share a tiny cabin with another person
    Very political onboard with leadership.
    They favour new hires to enter as management rather than promote within.

    Advice to Management

    Giving more opportunities to your loyal employee's


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