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Hard work but free travel
Fun Squad Host (Current Employee) –  Miami, FLOctober 17, 2017
Working on a cruise ship is different for everybody(depending on what department you're in), but for me it's been a huge learning experience as well an opportunity to travel and meet new people!
Pros
free travel, free food, meet people everyday
Cons
tiny cabins, long working hours
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CVC Accounting Clerk (Former Employee) –  Doral, FLOctober 17, 2017
This is a duplicate. Do I really have to keep reviewing all the jobs I worked over the past 20 years? To me, this is not a necessary piece of getting a new job.
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Good place to work for young people
Youth Director (Current Employee) –  Miami, FLOctober 14, 2017
It was a good experience and a good school of hospitality and guest service in genereal. Carnival provides all new employees with adequate training in their job specifics.
Pros
Crew discounts
Cons
Long shifts
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fun place to work
Reservation Agent and Direct Sales (Former Employee) –  Miami, FLOctober 13, 2017
During the time I worked at Carnival it was a fun place lots of friends and a feel good at the end of the day because you were able to help the travel agents and guest with their travel arrangements.
Pros
Discounts, free cruise and overtime
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Fun, fun, fun!
Bartender (Former Employee) –  FloridaOctober 13, 2017
It is not easy working 7 days a week, away from your family. If you want to survive life on cruise ships you have to be positive and focus on good things such as tax- free income, lots of new friends and chance to see most beautiful places in the world!
Pros
free accomodation, free food, free uniform
Cons
Months away from home
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Productive and fun workplace
Photographer/ Sales Assistant (Former Employee) –  Miami, FL 33178October 12, 2017
Very well organised company with quite good social life onboard the ship. You have to pass lots of trainings and courses in order to keep working there.
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Fun Place to Work
Senior Manager (Former Employee) –  Doral, FLOctober 11, 2017
Great Place to Work, good compensation, great cruises, good people, good management, good benefits, good sport events, good physical location to work, good hours
Pros
Good Place to Work
Cons
Location in Doral
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fun place to work,almost all recreational activities are there
Stateroom Steward/Housekeeping (Former Employee) –  Miami, FLOctober 11, 2017
A day at work starts with a meeting and the schedule special cleaning area that we have to do.I learned how to work as team and deal with people from different places.Management sometimes tough but it was fun it depends on how you take them.Work place is always safety first we are well informed on what to do in different situations and well trained in almost every emergency may occur.Hardest part of the job is when debarking the guest and embarking new ones for this is the busies day.enjoyable part is the monthly crew party,free sodas and foods that is especially cook for every nationalities that we have on board.
Pros
free accommodations, food
Cons
not enough rest in between working hours
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Vida muy rápida
Fotógrafo (Senior Photographer) (Former Employee) –  Miami-Dade County, FLOctober 10, 2017
El trabajar en una compañia de este estilo es un carusel de emociones por el tipo de trabajo que es estar en una disponibilidad 24/7 dentro de las mismas instalaciones por un periodo no menor a 6 meses.
Pros
Prestaciones, interación internacional, aprnedizaje cultural, formación continua por parte de la empresa.
Cons
No hay días de descanso, alto nivel de racismo.
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If you like to work and travel same time
Bartender and Server (Former Employee) –  Miami, FLOctober 7, 2017
Cruise ships is the right place for you.
But long hours of work and long contracts 6-8 months.
work everyday with no days off.
Nice people to work with, over 60 different nationalities.
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very good
Guest Services Associate (Former Employee) –  Miami,FLOctober 6, 2017
All guaranteed from the contract was accomplished. Challenging and intense, various nationalities to work with. Meeting new people and visiting interesting destinations.
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Awesome experience
Youth Worker (Current Employee) –  United statesOctober 3, 2017
Great place to save money as your meals and accommodation is paid for and you get to see the world at the end of a port. Life on board can be a challenge at times but what job isn’t.
Pros
Accommodation and food included
Cons
Hours
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Repetitive taskes done on a daily basis.
Personal Vacation Planner (Current Employee) –  Miramar, FLOctober 1, 2017
The employees at Carnival Cruise Line are very helpful and accommodating. Excellent coaching and training is provided for new employees. Long hours so it can be difficult to adjust work/life balance. The culture is easy-going.
Pros
Good benefits
Cons
Hard to balance work/life activities.
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Fun Filled Work Place
Spa Therapist/assisant manager (Former Employee) –  MiamiOctober 1, 2017
Lots of laughtrers, fun filled, great people, meeting so many different guests, working in all different enviroments, hard working days but very nice social life at nights with all crew and passangers.
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diversión y alegria en el trabajo y enceñansa
barwaiter (Current Employee) –  MIAMI FLSeptember 30, 2017
entrenamiento hospitalidad trato de familia en todas las áreas colaboración de cada uno para llevar el mejor servicio a nuestros pasajeros y así ellos se sientan en familia
Pros
áreas de descanso, médicos, gym, áreas de relajación y diversión
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A good way to interact with mix nationalities.
Demi chef/Staff cook (Former Employee) –  US,Europe and Carribean.September 30, 2017
Memorable experience,life changing and great life improvement.A good chance to work with different nationality;learn more about culture and practices.
Pros
Good provider.
Cons
Little bit extra hours.
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Nice place to work
Manager, Operations (Current Employee) –  Miami, FLSeptember 29, 2017
It is crazy at times as you work in an industry that is 24/7. The team is about helping you get ahead and does genuinely care about you. They have learning resource center which offers training classes to better yourself.
Pros
Health Benefits, Bonus, Management
Cons
Work/Life Balance
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buena
Camarero de piso (Former Employee) –  Miami, FlSeptember 27, 2017
Brinda oportunidad para ser profesional en una area
Pros
aprender
Cons
dificil de ascender
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Productive and fun workplace
Junior Hostess (Current Employee) –  United States of AmericaSeptember 26, 2017
Working on a cruise ship requires a fun and energetic individual that has excellent people skills.Traveling the world while giving guests a fun memorable vacation is what we strive for.
It is the hardest I have worked, sometimes not even knowing what day of the week it, but I have learned an enormous amount of skills and even more on different cultures. I was lucky enough to have met some amazing people and formed some of the best relationships in my life.
Pros
Free accomodaation and meals
Cons
Long Hours everyday of the week for 8 months without break
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Good for young people
Housekeeping Supervisor (Current Employee) –  Miami, FLSeptember 25, 2017
The jobs on cruise line in general are good for young people, who just start their careers and plan to grow with company. However, hours are so long, work is very hard and pay is not that good for lower management position compering to what work they put out.
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