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Frequently Asked Questions
Visit our Shipboard page to find additional detail and position information. Then, choose your location of residency (must have a valid passport in the country selected) and find available opportunities in the areas that interest you.
There are minimum experience requirements for each position onboard Disney Cruise Line. Each candidate will have related recent experience to the position when applying. They will also possess a proven passion for quality guest service especially within a family environment and demonstrate a commitment to safety, courtesy, inclusion, show, and efficiency. Being selected by Disney Cruise Line means you are part of something truly unique.
Disney Cruise Line enables and encourages crew to develop their knowledge and skills in every single position and aims to be a culture of growth and development. Once onboard transfer requirements are met for new crew members, you can explore the world of possibilities across all of our different teams.
In addition, at the beginning of a career with Disney Cruise Line, all new crew members and officers receive in-depth onboarding and training so they are set up for success to connect with The Walt Disney Company, feel comfortable in their position, and engage with guests and crew members.
Ensuring the safety of our fellow crew and guests is of the highest priority. Together, we hold one another accountable to do the right thing, maintaining our superior standard of safety and service. We are committed to acting responsibly, providing our guests and fellow crew members and officers a safe and secure environment onboard, as well as shoreside. Crew members attend in-depth training across all areas of the ship to ensure a safe and secure environment.
Contract lengths are based on position and operational need and vary from 3 to 8 months. The average contract length for most positions is 4-6 months.
Ship placement is dependent on operational needs. When a crew member is extended a contract, this is to work for Disney Cruise Line and specific ship assignments will come at a later time.
When working onboard, crew members reside onboard their assigned ship for the duration of their contract. Most crew members onboard share a cabin with one or more crew members, however, limited single cabins are available. Each cabin has limited space and is equipped with a bed for each crew member, a bathroom, a small closet and additional storage space, a small lockable area, a desk, a TV/DVD player, mini-refrigerator and a telephone.
In addition to your cabin, a variety of dedicated spaces for crew are available for relaxation and enjoyment, including a 24-hour crew gym, a recreation room, outdoor deck, crew pool (varies based on ship assignment) and so much more! Crew members can also grab a quick meal or sit and eat while enjoying conversation with their fellow crew members in the crew dining area.
Crew Engagement Managers are onboard Disney Cruise Line to provide fun and relaxing opportunities for crew members to wind down after a day at work. From trivia nights and karaoke to special movie premieres uniquely for crew members, there are a number of special experiences for the team.
Located in The Bahamas, Castaway Cay is a 1,000-acre private island in the Abaco chain of islands that is reserved exclusively for Disney Cruise Line Guests on Bahamian and Caribbean cruises. On Castaway Cay, guests enjoy recreational activities, such as swimming, snorkeling and learning about island wildlife. Click here for more information.
The majority of our island crew live and work on Castaway Cay for the duration of a contract. A small number of crew living in Abaco travel to/from work each day. During non-working hours, crew members enjoy dedicated crew amenities and natural scenery on the island. Dedicated crew areas include a 24-hour crew gym with state-of-the-art exercise equipment, a crew store and cafeteria, a crew bar, a private beach area for ship and island crew, and more.
There are a variety of opportunities spanning different job areas including Recreation, Animal Programs, Maintenance, Island Services, Security, and Administration. No matter what position you hold, whether you are leading a team or making an impact in an operational position, you can grow your career and develop your skills.
Visit our Island page to find additional detail and position information. Then, choose your location of residency (must have a valid passport in the country selected) and find available opportunities in the areas that interest you.
Yes, Disney Cruise Line has offices in Celebration, Florida and Hammersmith, London.
Visit our Shoreside page to find additional detail and position information. Then, choose your location of residency (must have a valid passport in the country selected) and find available opportunities in the areas that interest you.
Candidates may be able to apply directly on DCLjobs.com.
At Disney we have the opportunity and the responsibility to create authentic, unforgettable stories, experiences and products that capture the imagination of generations of people around the world. We are committed to doing that in a way that counts everybody in. Click here for more information.
Benefits and Perks
Uniquely Disney Discounts
Disney provides access to discounts for you and your family to enjoy on select merchandise, experiences, and more
Complimentary Theme Park Admission
Receive free access for you and your family to experience Disney theme parks
Crew members are paid on a bi-weekly basis with competitive pay rates
Disney Cruise Line provides tools and trainings for employees to continuously develop knowledge and skills
Disney has a long tradition of recognizing cast and crew members for their years of service
Medical Coverage on Contract*
Disney offers programs and resources to support your health and well-being
Benefits subject to vary based on role.
*Some officer-level positions have expanded benefits. Additional information will be provided throughout the application and interview process.
Disney Cruise Line works directly with a select list of approved Procurement Allies as third-party hiring agencies around the world who are authorized to recruit for a variety of positions. To find an official, approved Procurement Ally in your area, please select your country/region below.
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Protecting Yourself From Fraudulent Job Opportunities
We have recently become aware of fraudulent agencies around the world, who claim to be affiliated with Disney Cruise Line. These agencies are unauthorized to recruit for us, and are in no way affiliated with our company. To view the complete list, please check the Fraudulent Agencies link below. If you have been in contact with any of the agencies on the list, you should discontinue all communication with them immediately.