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Disney Cruise Vacations Reviews

Updated November 11, 2017
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Disney Cruise Vacations CEO Karl Holz
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Pros
  • Getting paid to travel the world (in 4 reviews)

  • Getting to meet so many interesting people from around the world who work there (in 4 reviews)

Cons
  • Long hours need to look after the full day off of their family life (in 14 reviews)

  • Most crew members work a minimum of 62 (in 5 reviews)

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  1. "Review"

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    • Culture & Values
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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    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.


  2. "Security Officer"

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    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

  3. "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.


  4. "Ok"

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    • Senior Management
    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.


  5. "Housekeeping Manager"

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    • Senior Management
    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


  6. "Cruise Vacation Agent"

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • 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


  7. "A... sometimes magical experience!"

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • 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

  8. "Great company"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Waiting Staff in Los Angeles, CA
    Former Employee - Waiting Staff in Los Angeles, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Seeing the world
    First class training
    Great development opportunities
    Excellent team
    Very nice guests

    Cons

    Small living quarters
    Very hard work

    Advice to Management

    Working on board a cruise shil is very rewarding and very hard for everybody. I think the managers at disney cruise line do an excellent job and obviously they empathise with the staff when they are homesick because they too are working away from their families.


  9. Helpful (2)

    "No Opportunities"

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    Former Employee - Call Center Agent in Celebration, FL
    Former Employee - Call Center Agent in Celebration, FL
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Cast Member discounts and free park admission

    Cons

    Horrible leadership, discrimination, micro management and very low or none work ethics. If you have experience and education, they will step on you and never give you opportunity to grow. A nightmare, if you don't have any friend in a privileged position don't even think to work there.

    Advice to Management

    Learn to listen and go back to College. Also recognized the good work of your employees as well you do when you criticize them. Take some management and leadership courses.


  10. "Have fun while work"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Merchandise Host in Cape Canaveral, FL
    Former Employee - Merchandise Host in Cape Canaveral, FL
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Good to become entertainers and finding various nationalities to learn something new everyday.

    Cons

    Stuck yourself for few months on board and it makes you to feel lonely sometimes even though you got some friends.


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