Royal Caribbean Recognition Deliver the WOW!


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Enthusiastically Celebrate your Accomplishments

Picture this: Smiling guests, applause from your team... and the knowledge that every achievement can (will!) lead to another. At Royal Caribbean, we enthusiastically celebrate your accomplishments through recognition and career advancement.

Recognition and Career Advancement

We believe in recognizing those employees who constantly strive to make every vacation the vacation of a lifetime. With awards available at all levels, every team member has the opportunity to be part of the GOLD Recognition Program. Awards and recognition include:

  • GOLD " V.I.C. (Very Important Crew Member) Card" - A recognition to those "Delivering the Wow"
  • GOLD Premier Award - Employee of the Month
  • GOLD Distinction Award - Employee of the Year
  • The Power of One Idea - Inspiring and Awarding Inspiration
  • GOLD Anchor Award - Service Awards

We also realize the importance of a sincere 'Thank you'; this is why we foster an environment of mutual respect and appreciation.

Another way to express how much we value our employees is through our promotions and transfer processes. At Royal Caribbean International, we believe in providing our team with the tools and training necessary to reach their potential. We have countless success stories of crew members who have developed professionally through our career advancement programs. In the last year alone, we celebrated over 2,000 promotions!

Consideration for advancement and transfers is generally available upon successful completion of the first contract.

Career Advancement Testimonials

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If you join our team, you will soon discover the many benefits of living and working onboard. From visiting amazing places and learning about different cultures to advancing your career by being part of one of the largest hospitality operations in the world. Every day is an opportunity to deliver the WOW!

Spend Less. Save more. Living onboard gives you the opportunity to enjoy limited living expenses, since meals, accommodations, and medical attention are provided at no cost to you while you are working onboard our incredible ships.

Other benefits - like medical insurance, life insurance, long-term/short-term disability, cruising privileges, and paid vacations - are also available, based on position.

Work - Life Balance

Working onboard is hectic but it can also be fun! Being a 24/7 operation, the work hours are long and you work every day during your contract; however, there is always time to rest and plenty of opportunities to explore the ports of call. To help our crew members having a good work-life balance, we have several crew amenities and activities for them to enjoy while onboard.

Long work hours, long vacations. A unique benefit of a shipboard career is the opportunity to be on vacations for weeks at a time. While with most land-based opportunities, vacation time might be limited - or interrupted - because of operational emergencies, vacation time away from a shipboard position is truly a time to disconnect and recharge.