P&O Cruises Employee Reviews about "passengers"

Updated Jul 26, 2017

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P&O Cruises CEO, Carnival UK David Noyes
David Noyes
24 Ratings
Pros
  • "Travelling is the best pro as you are always looking forward to visiting new places or relaxing in familiar bars and beaches(in 6 reviews)

  • "This company provide for the excellent service of passengers and the wellfare of the crew(in 6 reviews)

Cons
  • "Salary as compared to other cruise is pretty less specially for gratuity staff(in 7 reviews)

  • "Extensively long hours can drain you especially when it is a party night and you have an early shift the following morning(in 6 reviews)

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  1. "Excellent service for passenger & company with a heart for the crew..."

    4.0
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    • Senior Management
    Current Contractor - Barstewardess in Manila, Manila
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at P&O Cruises for more than 10 years

    Pros

    This company provide for the excellent service of passengers and the wellfare of the crew...

    Cons

    So far in 11 yrs i never encounter downside working p&o

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  2. "Entry level for cruise careers"

    2.0
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    Former Contractor - Head Waiter in London, England
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No Opinion of CEO

    I worked at P&O Cruises for more than 10 years

    Pros

    A decent support team, and overall British passengers who are easy to please with loads of Thank you in return.

    Cons

    Over worked and underpaid this would sum it in total. A lot of politics in almost every breath on board. A. Different pay scale for the same job ....A long service award which embarrasses the awardee. A lot of ego problems with most officers , who do not even responding to the crew wishing them.

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    "Work, Rest and Playion"

    4.0
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    Former Contractor - Photographer in Southampton, England
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at P&O Cruises for more than a year

    Pros

    Living and breathing the lavish lifestyle of working on a luxury cruise ship with the added benefits of spacious accommodation (depends on job title), dining in the restaurants or mess hall at certain times, enjoying the social aspect of the crew bar after work. I worked as a photographer, which is straining as you work long hours EG: 6-3 or 3-12 or some times even both. You are constantly on your feet and have a job to do which is a positive as you are never bored. Whether you are manning the unit, shooting a varied amount of shoots, printing or filling the walls you've never got nothing to do. Travelling is the best pro as you are always looking forward to visiting new places or relaxing in familiar bars and beaches. There's always opportunity for you to be a tour rep and go out with the passengers on tours and experience different things.

    Cons

    You are always at work and always have to have a smile on your face even if you are not feeling 100%. Routine safety checks on a weekly basis become an annoyance especially dealing with unruly passengers at an early hour. Recycled cabin air can become a problem if you are asthmatic or have a breathing problem as you are slowly breathing in dust. Extensively long hours can drain you especially when it is a party night and you have an early shift the following morning. Time management is key! The ever changing time can be tricky to over come at first but you soon develop a habit of changing the hour hand frequently. Drunken passengers can be a pain when you are working as things can unexpectedly go from good to bad. Getting attached to passengers is good as you build rapport with the family which makes great holiday memories and even friendships, but be warned as the older generation tend to kick the bucket when in hot countries either due to the weather, accidents or the very rare suicide. Money is sparse, at the end of a cruise/ month don't expect a massive pay slip (varies on job position) as most job roles are commission only.

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    "retail fun"

    3.0
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    Former Employee - Shop Staff in Southampton, England
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No Opinion of CEO

    I worked at P&O Cruises full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    working on the ships was a brilliant experience, meeting some lovely passengers, genuinely making friends with some of them who were really interested in your story. getting to see most of the world on the ship which i would never have been able to do without the help of the ships.

    Cons

    i was banned from the buffet for attending at a "peak period" and lost all of my deck privilages due to a restaurant manager who was flirting with me to which i did not respond, i was penalised for not letting this particular member of management have his way. i know this as he came into the store every day bragging about women he had in his cabin and being very rude about some passengers. stating he would only be attracted to women with a dress size of 10 or less, including pasengers. i found this to be disgusting and my mother actually worked for a surveyors working alongside the head of p&o who got this ban revoked within a week due to a complaint from my mother about sexual harassment. i have heard other horror stories about harassment to which i am pleased i was not the victim of. being forced to eat in the crew mess every day made me realise i did not want to be a part of this.

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    "Bar Supervisor"

    2.0
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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee 
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at P&O Cruises full-time for more than 10 years

    Pros

    Working with some wonderful professionals on the ships, and meeting great passengers many of which I remain in touch with still and meet regularly

    Cons

    Shore side management is lazy and does not have a clue how hard their on board staff work 11 hours a day 7 days a week! While in the office they leave at 5 each night and have weekends off, there is no real support from them. Plus now all the ships are running very short manned constantly, this i know as I have hundreds of friends still on there

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  6. "The company that provides you to see the world for free!"

    5.0
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    Current Contractor - Printer 
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I have been working at P&O Cruises for less than a year

    Pros

    Crews at P%O Cruises are great, professionals, easy to go along with, loves the environment and the people that always coming back that is their customers/passengers.

    Cons

    Downsides??? There are some downsides existing this company such as ship to shore communication but they are trying to improve this even better.

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