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High school drama-tiny dorm living at sea. Great pay
Front Waiter (Former Employee) –  Hawaiian Islands, HINovember 29, 2017
Its a great experience but most people after their 1st contract are really burnt out. A contract is 5months. Creates lasting friendships and amazing experiences. It defienently test your patients and people skills.
Caution: only about less then half of people that come on board actually finish their first contract. Most get fired or quit
Pros
Free Food. Free Living, Good money
Cons
Bad Management, power trips, long brutal hours. very strict termination
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not the best place to work at
Utility/Dishwasher (Former Employee) –  Miami, FLJune 12, 2017
While one benefit is that you get to see the island(s) of Hawaii i.e. Oahu, The Big Island with stops in Hilo and Kona, Maui, and Kaui, you literally work 7 days a week for 5 straight months. The Upside is that you get to save $$ for 5 months straight. You get to meet nice people at your job, but the downside is that you work long hours and you barely have time for anything else. You have day shift and night shift. If you work night shift you get to explore the island for a short bit but if you work days the only time you get to get off is during overnight .
Pros
room and board, food and uniforms
Cons
breaks
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fun place
Operations Manager (Current Employee) –  Springboro, OHMarch 29, 2017
nice place to work just out living the experience here. Need to change with the times seems like they are lacking a bit behind via technology etc. but overall great.
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fun and exciting work environment
Stateroom Stewardess (Former Employee) –  Honolulu, HIFebruary 8, 2017
this job was a lot of work but you got to see some really fun places and meet very interesting people. the management was great and the training they put you through was very comprehensive.
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Fun
Asst. Storekeeper (Current Employee) –  Miami, FLJanuary 5, 2017
Loved working for NCL for 8 years but management and company changes made it not fun any more.
My particular job underwent a lot of changes which I just couldn't embrace any longer.
Crew members were great and I made a lot of good friends.
Ship life is a lot of fun, but not necessarily for everyone. Work is 7 days a week with no days off, but it is exciting and every day is different
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Not good vibes
Landscaper (Former Employee) –  Wolcott, CTOctober 16, 2016
Worked for the owner for 6 months was promised a bunch of stuff that I never got with hard work very upsetting beciz I loved the jobbut the owner was only it fit him self n didn't care about his workers
Pros
No lunch
Cons
Everything
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Work Hard;Play Hard
Pastry Chef (Current Employee) –  Honolulu, HISeptember 26, 2016
A typical day at work is from 9 am until 11pm with a hour and a half break. I haved learned patience to the highest degree and the appreciation for fine delicate desserts. Management is helpful at times but can be more organized and communication is the biggest thing they can improve on.
Pros
Everything is paid for
Cons
Overworked, never appreciated
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Productive and active work place 24/7
HR Assistant (Former Employee) –  Miami, FLJune 2, 2016
Work 7 days a week, 10 and more hours per day.
I think that is a shark tank in which you are giving 100% of you, which is great motivation for me. I am hard worker who is always looking for new challenges, here people are working and meeting with challenges every day all day with no exception.

I have learned from professionals and learned how to live, learn and party with same people - try that - where everyone is a family perfectly synchronized. I have learned how to work with different characters, customs in multinational environment.
Pros
Free food, bills free
Cons
No days off
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Productive and team player
Waitress (Former Employee) –  HawaiiMay 4, 2016
Working in the cruise line is fun because while working you have a chance also to visit the other part of the world. And working with the other nationality you have the chance also to know thier attitudes.
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entretenida experiencia multicultural
Ingeniero de Gestión y Producción (Staff Engineer) (Former Employee) –  New York, NYFebruary 3, 2016
Una gratificante experiencia trabajar con gente de tantos países y culturas diferentes, compartiendo intereses comunes, y conociendo lugares nuevos cada semana.
Estar a cargo del teatro del barco y de los espectáculos y manutención de este, con equipamiento de ultima tecnología si duda que resulta gratificante para alguien que gusta de lo ultimo en esta materia.
Lo difícil fue trabajar con un jefe americano que discriminaba a los latinos como yo, no fue fácil enfrentar esa parte, pero la supere con creces debido a mis habilidades comunicacionales y excelente interpelación con los demás miembros del equipo.
Pros
conocer lugares y culturas diferentes
Cons
jefe discriminador con latinos, no hay día libre, solo horas libres.
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Work hard, play hard.
Jr. Waiter, Cruise Staff (Former Employee) –  Honolulu, HIJuly 21, 2015
This was an excellent opportunity. I would recommend this to anyone seeking adventure and work balance. You have a full seven day work week, but typically you're able to get off the ship daily and explore.
Pros
Free travel, food, and living.
Cons
Seven day work week. Long contracts.
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Otima empresa de se trabalhar
Financeiro (Former Employee) –  Hawaii USAJuly 1, 2015
Aprendi muita coisa, foram varios cursos realizado, com uma equipe maravilhosa. Voltei ao Brasil em 2009 para outras experiencias e aprendizado.
Pros
refeicao na empresa
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life at cruise ship
Assistant Cook (Former Employee) –  europeMay 30, 2015
minimum of 10 hours a day at work.
essence of having you really desired.
management is no good but if you love your job it doesnt matter anymore.
co-workers, helps hand in hand.
hardest part is finding good hours of sleep. we dont have day offs.
you can visit places you never thought you would step in to.
Pros
free meals and accomodation
Cons
short breaks
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They did not deliver what was promised at interview.
Customer Service (Former Employee) –  Mesa, AZMay 27, 2015
Commissions where removed for the whole call center and we all where given the same pay as someone who has just started.I spent my days taking calls from travel agencies and private clients.
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great exprience
Sous Chef (Former Employee) –  Honolulu, HIApril 8, 2015
great place to experience and learn a lot about your ability and yourself. Long days and hours worked and little time to see Hawaii.
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Good company
Chief Officer (Former Employee) –  world wideApril 6, 2015
Training and drills and navigation of the vessel
World Wide sea service.
Co workers from all over the world In general a good company to work for
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Best job done so far
Server/Waiter (Former Employee) –  HawaiiFebruary 25, 2015
Start early do breakfast lunch and dinner. satisfy the guest to the best of my ability.
Learnt an American accent ,dignity of labor . respect for all , no racism .
Good management ,helpful .
Co-workers were very friendly.
ONLY 3 year contract.
Posted in Hawaii, stability.
Pros
respect
Cons
cannot apply back to american flagship after contract ended .
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Busy Busy Busy
Assistant Cook (Former Employee) –  Honolulu, HIDecember 18, 2014
10+ hour days guaranteed. Always something going on and guest to serve. No days off while on the ship, But 2 months off.
Some of the chefs can be rough around the edges, but that is to be expected of a high end cruise ship. Multi cultural staff, but everyone speaks English so working together presents little challenge.
Pros
Getting to be in Hawaii everyday
Cons
Long hours, no days off while on ship
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Productive and fun work place
Broadcast Technician (Former Employee) –  Miami, FLNovember 14, 2014
• Total operation of the Broadcast Center
• Recording of various passenger events around the ship
• Updating the information channel daily
• Obtaining the correct coordinates and signal from satellite
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Production ,,decorating,,and surfing internet
ASST ,CHIEF PASTRY (Current Employee) –  HAWAII,,HONOLULUFebruary 23, 2014
As asst chief pastry,,I am in charge to any special cakes,,I learned so much in production,,as a second command the hardest part of my job is to handle the people with lack of knowledge,,I am enjoy to work in pastry speciallly by decorating a cakes
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