UnCruise Adventures Reviews

Updated Mar 2, 2020

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UnCruise Adventures CEO Dan Blanchard
Dan Blanchard
11 Ratings
  1. Featured Review

    "An Amazing Place To Work"

    5.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Housekeeping Supervisor in Pensacola, FL
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at UnCruise Adventures full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Decent pay, with a great way to save money, and travel. There are several opportunities to move up within your position, or learn new positions within the boat. Tuition reimbursement is a HUGE plus. Medical coverage is offered to everyone that is injured while working, and health insurance is offered to full time employees. Uncruise is a fantastic company to work for if you are eager to travel, save money, see some remarkable things out in the wild, live a once in a life time experience, and learn and grow whether you are apart of the deck crew, expedition crew, or hotel crew. It is an amazing experience.

    Cons

    Same day travel to and from the vessel can be a pain sometimes. However I have always had my boat and land manager do whatever was possible to make it a little easier.

  2. "Adventurous Spirits, Nature Lovers, Independent Leaders, Movers and Shakers"

    5.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Hotel Manager in Seattle, WA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at UnCruise Adventures full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    The views outside your "office" will astound you. Your breaks consist of kayaking with seals, hiking near bears, jumping into the water next to a glacier, bushwacking through thick brush, and skiffing around waterfalls. oh and did I mention all the whales everywhere?! Uncruise helped me be to become the leader I always wanted to be. I have met some of the most unique individuals that care about our earth more than anywhere else. The company is making great strives to become more and more sustainable and finds ways to give back to the community whenever possible. Working 6 weeks at a time allows for maximize cash saving potential, then when I'm off for 2-3 weeks I can literally travel ANYWHERE and be able to afford it. When your off for you 2-3 weeks you literally get to leave work behind and not think about it. Last year I had a total of 10 whole weeks off! What other company can you do that with? While on the vessels all meals are prepared for you;) Your schedule makes it so you have a daily routine that I really enjoy. You could work on multiple vessels in different places all around the world, and your travel to and from these places is compensated. In the winter months I get to work on out Tropical destinations and get out of the cold. Friends and family can occasionally come on a cruise at a discounted rate.

    Cons

    12 hours days for 6 weeks at a time can be exhausting. It is very important to be able to take care of yourself. Sometimes you will go days at a time without cell phone reception, but I find that somewhat relaxing. Make sure to catch up with parents when your in port! Living quarters can be tight! It is imperative that you can get along with multiple personalities and don't bring too many extra items. Its hard to eat as nutritiously as I like, but also I can't complain when I never have to cook. Finding personal time and space can be difficult so it is important to make space and figure out what works best for you. It's hard to maintain relationships with friends and family back home so its important to put in the efforts when/ where I can to stay in touch.

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  3. "Adventure with Adventurers"

    4.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Captain in Seattle, WA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at UnCruise Adventures full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    I have loved the opportunity to meet so many wonderful people, both coworkers and guests. I get paid to go and see some of the most beautiful areas in the world. Working on the vessels affords a great opportunity to work for several months, save money, and either travel or save for future goals. It is hard but gratifying work. The days can be long but the weeks can go by quickly. As with everything else in life, you get out what you put in.

    Cons

    It’s a commitment and sacrifice to be away from home for extended periods of time. The crew accommodations can be challenging due to the lack of personal space. As with most jobs it feels like the pay is not commensurate with the work performed.

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  4. "Great place to work!"

    5.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Hotel Manager in Seattle, WA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at UnCruise Adventures full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Lots of room for advancement. More than any other company I've worked for, UnCruise promotes and hires from within. And I truly believe they do what they think is the right thing. I have never felt conned by UnCruise.

    Cons

    A little chaotic and unorganized at times.

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  5. "Excellent Crew Lifestyle"

    5.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee 
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at UnCruise Adventures full-time for more than 8 years

    Pros

    Company Culture, Great Product, Wonderful Coworkers

    Cons

    Pay depending on the position, inconsistency at times, the impression of knee jerk reactions from higher managment of company

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  6. "Full of opportunity!"

    5.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Manager in Seattle, WA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at UnCruise Adventures full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    I have been working for UnCruise for seven years. I started on the vessels and then transitioned into the Seattle office. When I worked on the boats I loved the ability to bank some really good money while traveling and seeing amazing things. Now that I work in the office I still get chances to travel and see things. All the people that work at UnCruise are so nice, it is its own little community. The department managers go out of their way to make sure that the crew is taken care of. The department managers are almost available 24/7.

    Cons

    In the business of hospitality and maritime, there are long days - but it is worth it!

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    "Good people, fun team."

    3.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Operations in Seattle, WA
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at UnCruise Adventures full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    Great people, ideal office location, casual atmosphere, and an enthusiastic and personable CEO.

    Cons

    Salaries do not seem to be distributed equally. Many struggle with the cost of living in Seattle. It seems starting salaries can depend on how much pull your boss has with the higher-ups, rather than what your experience is in the industry. Cost of living raises are low, and are retro-paid at a later time. Professional growth is difficult to achieve. You have to use your own PTO to take a yearly benefit cruise to experience the product. Trips are 7-10 nights long, so many employees reluctantly opt out of this benefit, which makes a job in operations more difficult than it needs to be.

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  8. Helpful (2)

    "If you have other options, take them!"

    1.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee 
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at UnCruise Adventures full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    There are some great people here doing amazing things with the few resources they have.

    Cons

    Poor business decisions and financial management has lead to unstable and toxic working conditions. Upper management is not transparent or honest with employees.

  9. "Great food great adventure and great hospitality"

    5.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Sous Chef in Houma, LA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at UnCruise Adventures full-time for more than 8 years

    Pros

    Great summer work in beautiful Alaska

    Cons

    Not enough destinations for winter work

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  10. Helpful (2)

    "Stay away"

    1.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee 
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at UnCruise Adventures full-time

    Pros

    sea time, and medical care so you don't sue them.

    Cons

    Only work here if you enjoy being surrounded by superficial and frustrated young people. Office team is exceptionally unorganized and phony. All the worst parts of LA California weasled in. Machinery is falling apart. Budgets do not allow for adequate repairs to maintain safe and habitable quarters. Will invent ways to make deductions from your pay.

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    UnCruise Adventures Response

    November 4, 2019Recruiting Manager

    I am sorry to hear you are having this experience. If you are comfortable, our HR team would be happy to meet with you confidentially. Hopefully, with your feedback we could "get a little better every day."

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