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Disney Cruise Vacations Reviews

Updated May 17, 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 5 reviews)

Cons
  • Long Hours, Long Contracts away from home and some Slow advancement (in 20 reviews)

  • Internet onboard is very expensive, which is tough when you're away from home (in 3 reviews)

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  1. "Assistant Quick Service Manager"

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Restaurant Manager in Jamaica, VT
    Former Employee - Restaurant Manager in Jamaica, VT
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    I got to travel the world for free Disney invest in their people so I got to do alot of training meet a lot of people from different countries

    Cons

    I had to leave my family 3 months at a times which was very hard

    Advice to Management

    Your team is your biggest strength treat everyone with respect value each an everyone opinion . listen train


  2. "Great Company, Great Experience, Great Time"

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    Current Employee - IT Analyst in Cape Canaveral, FL
    Current Employee - IT Analyst in Cape Canaveral, FL

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

    Pros

    Travelling the world, seeing new things, meeting various different kinds of people. All packaged in the Disney Experience.

    Cons

    Long Hours, Long Contracts away from home and some Slow advancement

  3. "Youth Activities Counselor"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - yac in Cape Canaveral, FL
    Former Employee - yac in Cape Canaveral, FL
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Disney Cruise Vacations full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Great People; Great Travel Opportunity; Excellent Resume Builder

    Cons

    70 hour work week; Not all fun and games!

    Advice to Management

    Keep up the good work!


  4. "Call center."

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    Former Employee - CVA in Celebration, FL
    Former Employee - CVA in Celebration, FL
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Disney Cruise Vacations full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Discount and free ticket are pros if you like the parks.

    Cons

    You are at your computer taking calls 8+ hours there is nothing else, so if you don't like to be on the phone I would try something else.

    Advice to Management

    They provided timers to time your breaks and lunches don't use it since it went bad and I was late from break and lost job since 3 incidents in 30 days.


  5. "Vacation Agent"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Positive Outlook

    I worked at Disney Cruise Vacations full-time

    Pros

    Great co -workers, Disney benefits,

    Cons

    No commissions, low pay, long hours


  6. "Great place to work"

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    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.


  7. "Great Organization"

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    • Senior Management
    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.

  8. Helpful (1)

    "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.


  9. "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.


  10. "Security Officer"

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    • 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


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