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Cruise Staff

Apply Now Job ID 370691BR Location , United States Business Disney Parks & Resorts Brand Disney Cruise Line Date posted 10/13/2017

At Disney Cruise Line, you can set sail on the job opportunity of a lifetime! Disney Cruise Line has established itself as a world-renowned leader in hospitality and entertainment, and has been recognized as the top cruise line for families. Our crew members bring the magic to life to deliver exceptional guest service and create family-friendly fun onboard the Disney Magic, Disney Wonder, Disney Dream, Disney Fantasy, and on our private island paradise in the Bahamas – Castaway Cay! With incredible itineraries that visit exciting destinations around the world, crew and Officers can chart the course for an unforgettable adventure with Disney Cruise Line. Ongoing training and development allows our crew to continuously learn and grow personally and professionally, and Disney Cruise Line offers a unique opportunity for those looking to grow, excel and work for one of the most innovative and welcoming companies in the world. Apply today to Embark on Your Career and Navigate Your Future!


  • Responsible for the set up, clean up, facilitation and participation in all activities catering to an adult and/or family audience including theme nights and special events, day and evening deck parties, themed game and trivia shows, Bingo, indoor and outdoor sports-themed games and challenges, hosting activities during televised sporting events, card/board, pool and island games, ship and/or island tours, and introduction of Entertainment Hosts and/or Guest Speakers
  • Function as assistant emcee for onboard events in various venues, orchestrating an inviting and energetic atmosphere, while requiring microphone use and stage presence
  • Provide support to the Club Host and/or Entertainment Hosts
  • Interact with guests of all ages
  • Seek out guest contact while displaying boundless amounts of energy, outgoing attitude, enthusiasm, and self-motivation
  • Learn, follow and perform scripted material and basic choreography, but also ad lib as necessary
  • Execute selling of Bingo cards, using up-selling techniques
  • Perform meet and greet functions in the lobby/atrium during guest embarkation and disembarkation, as well as before and after shows in the Walt Disney Theatre
  • Assist in facilitation of dance parties; teach guests various line dances
  • Assist with the Port Adventures (shore excursion) operation, when needed
  • Maintain stock and assist in distribution of departmental supplies
  • Assist in the facilitation children’s activities or crew events, as needed
  • Perform abbreviated shows as necessary based on weather conditions, safety issues, and/or Entertainment Management decisions
  • Report costume, technical, and maintenance needs
  • Actively participate in all Castaway Cay job responsibilities associated with position and line of business as directed by DCL leadership
  • Execute additional job responsibilities, as assigned by DCL leadership, based on operational need
  • Comply with all company set policies and procedures, along with all maritime and ship rules, regulations and procedures
  • Participate in Emergency Duties as specified in the ship Assembly Plan

Basic Qualifications

  • Participation in the DCL audition process is required during an interview for this position
  • Minimum one year recent experience in a public relations, entertainment, guest services, resort/recreational, or related field
  • Minimum one year recent experience working within a position that demonstrates hosting experience, stage experience and public speaking skills
  • Exceptional presentation, communication and organizational skills
  • Relates well to audiences of all ages and demographics while offering a passion for engaging an audience in entertaining program and event
  • Strong microphone skills, team skills, and attention to detail
  • Strong aptitude to learn dance routines and to dance in a ‘club’ style setting
  • Ability to lift and move heavy boxes (i.e. recreational equipment)
  • Maintain Disney Character Integrity
  • Maintain performance quality and the ability to perform rehearsed roles
  • Ability to perform in environments that have pyrotechnics, chemical smoke, haze, fog, dry ice, and other special effects
  • Be at least 21 years of age
  • Be able to speak, read and write fluent English
  • Willingness to live and work onboard one of our vessels for a certain length of time (based on position)
  • Be able to work a seven-day, 70-84 hour week with limited time off
  • Be able to adhere to Disney Cruise Line appearance guidelines
  • Agree to share a cabin with other crew members
  • Enjoy working in a high-volume, fast-paced, guest-service oriented environment
  • Be flexible with your work schedule, job duties and work locations
  • Appreciate diversity among guests and crew

Preferred Qualifications

  • Experience with sound/DJ equipment a plus

Additional Information

This is a SHIPBOARD role.

Applicants must:

  • Be genuinely interested in a career at sea and willing to live and work onboard a Disney Cruise Line vessel
  • Be committed to the position you are applying for at least 2-3 contracts before a transfer or promotion
  • Be willing to follow and perform safety role, emergency duties and/or associated responsibilities as specified in the ship Assembly Plan
  • Be willing and able to uphold the general safety management responsibilities specified in the Safety Management System in areas and operations under their control
  • Be willing to follow and embrace United States Public Health requirements and guidelines as well as Environmentality requirements and Company practices
  • Be willing to share a cabin with other crew members and appreciative of working and living in a multi-cultural environment
  • Be comfortable living in a confined space with strict rules and regulations
  • Adhere to a structured lifestyle, personally and professionally

Your Responsibilities:

  • Have a valid passport and C1/D Seaman's visa (DCL will provide you with documents to obtain this)
  • Complete a pre-employment medical
  • Obtain a criminal background check
  • Bring approved work shoes

**Disney Cruise Line is a drug-free workplace. All new hires are required to undergo drug/alcohol testing within the first week onboard and throughout their contracts. Failure to pass the drug/alcohol testing will result in immediate termination.


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