Disney will pay you to travel the world

Have you always dreamed of going on a globetrotting adventure but thought there was no way you could come up with the necessary cash to make it happen? Do you also happen to be a Disney fanatic?

If you can answer yes to those two questions, we have some amazing news for you: Disney Cruise Lines is hiring staff for its ships headed to the Bahamas, the Caribbean, Alaska and Europe.

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The company posted a notice on the Australian and British job search website Gumtree, and it says they are looking for waiters and waitresses to begin now through November 2017.

Here’s a snippet from the job listing:

“At Disney Cruise Line, you can set sail on the job opportunity of a lifetime aboard our extraordinary ships! You can create an unforgettable voyage for families by delivering exceptional guest service, while also charting the course for an incredible career journey of your own!”

The listing goes on to note that you must be 21 or older to apply. You should also have at least one to two years of experience as a server and be proficient in the English language. The job pays about $2,000 to $3,300 per month.

They are also hiring for a variety of other positions aboard the ships, including youth activities counselors, recreation staff and chefs. You can read about all the Disney Cruise Line job opportunities on the Disney Cruise Line website.

Some that we saw include:

  • Youth entertainment host/hostess
  • General cruise staff
  • Assistant electricia
  • Chef de partie
  • Deck officer


Those who have worked as servers for Disney Cruise Lines consistently rate it as a positive experience. It has a 4.5 out of 5 star rating on the job-rating site Indeed.com.

“Co-workers become your family and best friends. Although the lifestyle and workload can be extremely hard at times, my 5 months with Disney Cruise Line remain the best of my life so far, and I’m hoping to return later this year,” read one review.

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On their site, Disney Cruise Lines points out that while working there comes with plenty of perks, it’s also not for everyone:

As a crew member, you will build relationships with people from a multitude of different countries, visit exciting destinations and create magical experiences for the families who sail with us. However, thriving in our fast-paced shipboard culture is about more than amazing adventures. You will need to adjust to living in a confined space, working demanding hours and having limited personal time. But no matter what shipboard life brings, we support each other as a family with shared goals.

If you think you have what it takes, learn more and apply for this unique job opportunity.

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Kate Streit

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