High school drama-tiny dorm living at sea. Great pay
Front Waiter (Former Employee) – Hawaiian Islands, HI – November 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
Free Food. Free Living, Good money
Bad Management, power trips, long brutal hours. very strict termination
Utility/Dishwasher (Former Employee) – Miami, FL – June 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 .
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
Landscaper (Former Employee) – Wolcott, CT – October 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
Pastry Chef (Current Employee) – Honolulu, HI – September 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.
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.
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.
Ingeniero de Gestión y Producción (Staff Engineer) (Former Employee) – New York, NY – February 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.
conocer lugares y culturas diferentes
jefe discriminador con latinos, no hay día libre, solo horas libres.
Jr. Waiter, Cruise Staff (Former Employee) – Honolulu, HI – July 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.
Assistant Cook (Former Employee) – europe – May 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.
Server/Waiter (Former Employee) – Hawaii – February 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.
cannot apply back to american flagship after contract ended .
Assistant Cook (Former Employee) – Honolulu, HI – December 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.
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