Living on a cruise ship is a lot different than what most of our new crew members expect. Crew cabins are designed to be small, yet functional. With more than 1,000-1,400 crew members from over 50 different nationalities coming and going on various contracts, there is a very good possibility that crew members may share rooms with people of different nationalities and backgrounds.
Disney Cruise Line’s fast-paced lifestyle can be overwhelming at first, and it may take some time to get into the rhythm of shipboard culture. However, after a few short weeks, our crew members soon form a familiar routine, and before long, Disney Cruise Line becomes their “home away from home.”
We continuously strive to deliver more than what the guests expect. This way of thinking serves our crew well, as they take on high pressure, demanding roles to exceed guests’ expectations every day. It also serves our unique shipboard culture—working and living in a confined space with certain limitations, such as minimal personal space and little time off. We also greatly value input from our crew, we even have a 24-hour hotline for the crew to report any concerns they may have.