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Found 256 of over 256 reviews
4.1
81% Recommend to a Friend
Disney Cruise Vacations CEO Karl Holz
79% Approve of CEO

Found 9 of over 256 reviews

4.1
81%
Recommend to a Friend
79%
Approve of CEO
Disney Cruise Vacations CEO Karl Holz
Karl Holz
98 Ratings

Top Review Highlights by Sentiment

Pros
  • "Meet great people every week and have once in a lifetime experiences week after week.(in 16 reviews)
  • "Benefits are great and they set you up for success(in 11 reviews)
  • "Good salary and keep you on your toes.(in 8 reviews)
  • "Disney has excellent training facilities in Toronto, and the directors & choreographers will help you better your craft.(in 5 reviews)
  • "Free food and lodging.(in 5 reviews)
Cons
  • "Hours are long but worthwhile(in 21 reviews)
  • "Low pay and very structured operation with sitting taking calls 8 hours a day(in 12 reviews)
  • "Crazy long hours(in 9 reviews)
  • "Horrible leadership, discrimination, micro management and very low or none work ethics.(in 5 reviews)
  • "Long hours and hardly any time off(in 5 reviews)
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  1. 5.0
    Former Employee, more than 5 years

    Enjoyed my time with Disney

    Jan 9, 2020 - Web Assistant in Celebration, FL
    Recommend
    CEO Approval
    Business Outlook

    Pros

    Learning all the ends and outs of Disney Cruise line, Parks and Hotels

    Cons

    I had Cancer and had to leave but now I'm cancer free

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  2. 4.0
    Former Employee

    Do it ! It’s a life experience

    Aug 31, 2020 - Guest Services Host in Cape Canaveral, FL
    Recommend
    CEO Approval
    Business Outlook

    Pros

    Great company, great teammates,safe, good training, access to the parks and other benefits

    Cons

    Cutting benefits, food, small cabins, ports of call are the same most of the time, relatively low salaries compared with industry salaries.

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  4. 3.0
    Former Employee, more than 3 years

    Image over anything

    Nov 6, 2019 - Human Resource Manager in Port Canaveral, FL
    Recommend
    CEO Approval
    Business Outlook

    Pros

    Great pay, cigna insurance covers you on vacation once you have a signed return contract, great discounts in orlando , free entry into parks, cruise discounts, family can sail fir free if you have a single cabin

    Cons

    To much red tape, everything has to go through shoreside, they really don't care about the crew. Its about the bottom dollar and disneys image. Grooming policy is outdated, managers take credit for your hard work.

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  5. 3.0
    Former Employee, more than 1 year

    Call center.

    Apr 28, 2018 - CVA in Celebration, FL
    Recommend
    CEO Approval
    Business Outlook

    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.

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  6. 1.0
    Former Contractor, more than 1 year

    All Things Considered

    Feb 11, 2018 - Youth Counselor in Cape Canaveral, FL
    Recommend
    CEO Approval
    Business Outlook

    Pros

    - Meet the most amazing people from all over the world. You'll have family across the globe - Working for Disney does come with some prestige. It's nice to say and people instantly recognize your worth when you say it. - Free entry to the parks and you also get passes for family

    Cons

    - Low food, water, and air quality leads to some very inhumane conditions. You'll get sick like you've never been sick before in your life. - Because they're in international waters they can get away with little workers' rights regulations, meaning it's basically slave labor and they can get away with pretty much anything. - In no way do you matter to the company. This isn't the people you're working with or your managers. No one on the ships really. The corporation itself treats every worker as replaceable. An example is our lack of healthcare. If you cost them too much money then you're out of there. - I actually loved what I did. I had a great time when I could but after learning about the darkside of the company and how they really feel about us firsthand, I can honestly say that in no way does Disney Cruise Line deserves the caliber of people that work for it. It's a shame that they and all cruise lines can get away with such blatant mistreatment of the staff. And one day, I hope to rectify this legally. - I described what my life was like to friends and family after working there for a year, and they said "So you work for scientologists?" And I honestly have nothing to defend with. We all might just have been working for scientologists. -

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  7. 3.0
    Current Employee, more than 5 years

    A... sometimes magical experience!

    Mar 30, 2017 - Entertainments Host in Port Canaveral, FL
    Recommend
    CEO Approval
    Business Outlook

    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.

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  8. 4.0
    Former Employee, more than 3 years

    DCL:See the World but Work very hard

    Nov 23, 2015 - Youth Counselor in Orlando, FL
    Recommend
    CEO Approval
    Business Outlook

    Pros

    -See parts of the world I never would have dreamed of seeing -Make lifelong friends -Great to have on resume -Great benefits (get into the parks free) -Great chance to save $ -Parties every night -Workplace can be fun with the right people -Work in world class Disney environment

    Cons

    -Work for 70 hours a week for less than US minimum wage -You are just a "number" meaning they can send you to a different ship on a moment's notice -You don't have a private life. Anything and everything about you will come out sooner or later -Workplace drama similar to junior high/high school -Management treats workers like lesser people -You are "on stage" 24 hours/day so even though you are off the clock it doesn't matter -Endless drills and safety lectures -Room is literally closet-sized, bathroom is a small corner of this room and you share with another person whether you like them or not -Food is horrible and on most days you dread going to eat (prison inmates probably get better food/more choices) -Normal everyday things are off-limits and you live in fear of being caught if you do them (taking a guest elevator or eating in guest areas) -All basic Constitutional rights are thrown out the window as you live under Captain's orders and are in international waters -Workplace is monotonous (you are strongly suggested to stand for 10 hours/day) -No chance for promotion unless you are favored by managers -Rocky seas on occasion

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  9. 1.0
    Current Employee

    No Opportunities

    Jun 30, 2015 -  
    Recommend
    CEO Approval
    Business Outlook

    Pros

    Stable job, average accommodations, free theme parks tickets

    Cons

    No way you can make a career here. I have a Masters Degree and because I don't have connections or friendship with anyone that have higher position here I have been stuck in the same position for almost 2 years. Applying to all existing positions available in the Company

    1 person found this review helpful
  10. 5.0
    Former Contractor, more than 1 year

    Administrative Assistant

    May 7, 2015 - Administrative Assistant in Celebration, FL
    Recommend
    CEO Approval
    Business Outlook

    Pros

    Great benefits. For example, tickets to the parks etc. The people I worked with at DCL are some of the smartest, nicest people I have ever had the honor of working alongside.

    Cons

    Celebration, their corporate offices are out in the middle of nowhere.

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  11. 3.0
    Former Employee, more than 1 year

    Definite Ups and Downs

    Feb 18, 2014 - Youth Activities Counselor 
    Recommend
    CEO Approval
    Business Outlook

    Pros

    Typically fun job and great community, free room, board, and travel. Despite low pay you can really save up some money with such few expenses. It's great having a long span of vacation time if you're traveling (and free admission to parks)

    Cons

    Ports get old after a while (at least on the Dream), long hours, low pay. Vacation time gets boring when you are just at home, not working

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