Guest Service Representative (Former Employee) – Denali, AK – January 11, 2019
This job provides you with the opportunity to go on all the tours that they have available. you also get to interact with guest from all over the world and it is a great opportunity to get out and explore in your free time!
FOOD AND BEVERAGE MANAGER (Former Employee) – Denali, AK – June 29, 2018
Working for HAP Alaska Yukon was a great was to meet people from all around the world and the opportunity to travel to places I never though I could go. As a front line kitchen employee expect a normal hectic kitchen! The manager for our division was awesome and his door was always open to any employee. As a seasonal manager here the biggest drawback is hiring remotely over the telephone and using video for interviews, in addition to hiring people and then they not show! The culture can be one of a party atmosphere due to so many people being away from their normal life, but if you can steer clear of that you CAN go home with a chunk of $$$. If it were not so far from my family - I would go back every year!
A great summer adventure, travel benefits, meeting people
Staff Accountant (Current Employee) – Santa Clarita, CA – August 8, 2018
They try to make work as fun as possible. Just wish the pay was more. There is very little overtime unless it's during close. Overall the executives are pretty considerate and the cruise perks are good.
Bartender (Former Employee) – Seattle, WA – December 3, 2018
A typical day at work is serving the ship's guests, people from different countries and cultures, offering them our best services. Management looks after us well is most helpful when in need of assistance. Cruising around the world is the best part of the job.
Assistant Cruise Director (Former Employee) – Seattle, WA – November 9, 2018
Working on a Cruise Ship is more than just a job, it becomes a lifestyle. You must be willing to work hard, everyday, for months at a time without any days off. Work schedules change, but you should be prepared to work 10+ hours daily. Many of the jobs are too different to try and compare, but ALL of the positions require hard work. If you're willing to put up with the cramped rooms, strict rules, hard work, and occasionally nasty guests, you'll be rewarded with some of the greatest people you'll ever meet, the chance to travel all around the world, and a great opportunity to save your money.
Fire Safety Attendant (Former Employee) – USA – July 9, 2018
performs maintenance, checks, and tests of firefighting equipment. management depends upon the manager. the hardest part of the job is when your colleagues or managers are not cooperative. the nice part is that you always got a chance to visit different places all over the world.
Working from home is nice but not worth the big brother effect
Reservations lead (Former Employee) – Seattle – July 20, 2018
This company use to be really good to work for but ever since they switched to working from home it has become terrible. Not only are they big brother by watching everything you do but they also lack the communication and just try to find ways to get rid of people. The benefits were okay but not the greatest and they just don’t treat you with respect or care about you as a person. What ever you do, Do not go on the lead line!! They treat you even worse there and they never let you go to any other department.
Chef de Partie (Former Employee) – united states – October 27, 2018
-a lot of pressure but challenging -learned to smart always -supportive -lack of manpower and lack of equipment to use specially when the guest are coming in and have a different order from the menu - shore leave and was able to go to different places around the world -
Party Planner (Former Employee) – Seattle, WA – July 20, 2018
It was blessed with the opportunity to start working onboard days after my college graduation. Working onboard is where my knowledge of hospitality started to unravel itself. I had a handful of mentors from Hotel Managers, Executive Chefs and Operations Manager to assist with my growth.
From running events, entertaining guests, food and beverage knowledge, housekeeping and flowering arranging classes; I will forever remember my years onboard Holland America Line.
Marketing (Current Employee) – Seattle, WA – January 23, 2018
Overall great company, beautiful brand new office with great view, and open office concept. Workplace culture is rather old-school, however, low stress and overall coworker relation is great. 9/80 schedule is a huge benefit, every-other Friday off. Cons: lack of advancement and workload.
Cruise Benefits, 9/80 schedule
Advancement, Competitive pay is low for certain positions
Assistant Food and Beverage Director (Former Employee) – Seattle, WA – March 13, 2018
It was a great learning experience working with world class chefs and various cultures. Management was old school and very rigid. The culture was very proper, but were disassociated between departments, management, and crew.
Great destinations and working with the various people.
The environment was very stoic. It had a lack of urgency and energy.
Coffee house supervisor (Former Employee) – Trapper Creek, AK – July 10, 2018
I love all the seasonal people but the management never knows whats going on. Lack of communication from top to bottom everyone points the finger at someone else can't really complain seeing as how most of the time, every single season there are new people, so no one really knows how to do their jobs until the end of the season
Personal Cruise Consultant (Current Employee) – Seattle, WA – January 10, 2019
Great company with an old fashioned way of running the business. I telecommuted so I did not go to the office but learned how to manage my day and find a good at home routine. I highly respect my Supervisor! The hardest part of the job was the transition home and staying connected to fellow coworkers and the company. I love the industry and what I discussed on a daily basis.