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Norwegian Cruise Line Reviews

Updated November 14, 2018
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Pros
  • "You can explore around the world while working onboard" (in 17 reviews)

  • "if you want save money its good working in NCL" (in 28 reviews)

Cons
  • "Have to be willing to work long hours" (in 55 reviews)

  • "Almost zero work life balance depending on your itinerary" (in 13 reviews)

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  1. "Waiter"

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    Current Employee - Waiter in New York, NY
    Current Employee - Waiter in New York, NY
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Norwegian Cruise Line full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    an international experience t gain the food and beverage knowledge

    Cons

    There is no downside about this job. its all about then learning experience and earning money.


  2. "I love NCL"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    Good employer, they treat their employees very good.

    Cons

    Work 7/7, it is very challenging.

    Advice to Management

    NCL is the best Cruise Line ever

  3. "Personal cruise consultant"

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

    I worked at Norwegian Cruise Line full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Lucrative, challenging, team building events, benefits

    Cons

    Long work hours meaning you get in the effort you put


  4. "Lots of hours"

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    Current Employee - Personal Vacation Planner in Mesa, AZ
    Current Employee - Personal Vacation Planner in Mesa, AZ

    I have been working at Norwegian Cruise Line full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Helping customers with planning their cruise vacations

    Cons

    Long hours; No work life balance

    Advice to Management

    Keep it positive, too much negative


  5. "Not good at all"

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    Current Employee - Audio/Visual Technician
    Current Employee - Audio/Visual Technician
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Norwegian Cruise Line full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    you get "free" food
    No bills to pay
    Well paid
    Get to talk to the actors and interact with them

    Cons

    No work-life balance
    You don't actually get to see the world, just some small ports, for short time
    Accommodation is not good
    Working with filipinos is not a good experience
    Share bathroom
    People won't help you as a new hire, they will try to take you down
    You can´t do anything on board


  6. "Great place"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Norwegian Cruise Line full-time

    Pros

    Can work remote which is great

    Cons

    No cons as of yet!


  7. "PCC"

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

    I have been working at Norwegian Cruise Line full-time

    Pros

    Great Work Environment, a healthy competitive atmosphere, no tension, and multiple sources of help. Even the SVP is willing to help every employee who asks.

    Cons

    Traffic can be a pain depending on the time of day.

    Advice to Management

    Keep it up!

  8. "Manager"

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

    I have been working at Norwegian Cruise Line full-time

    Pros

    The company is innovative and cares about its team members. The company has been growing consistently over the years. The facilities are nice with a gym and 2 restaurants on campus.

    Cons

    I don't have any cons other than the traffic in the area.


  9. Helpful (1)

    "Poor Leadership"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Norwegian Cruise Line full-time

    Pros

    Perks & Benefits and Cruising

    Cons

    Poor Leadership, so structure, no training and development

    Advice to Management

    Add training, create structure


  10. Helpful (1)

    "Sous Chef"

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    Current Employee - Sous Chef in Honolulu, HI
    Current Employee - Sous Chef in Honolulu, HI
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Norwegian Cruise Line full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Great crew, travel, visit the island

    Cons

    Horbal mangers, 14 to 17hr days, horbal food

    Advice to Management

    Treat employees like humans


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