Thursday, September 20, 2012

Disney Cruise Line Jobs

If you can't afford to take a cruise on Disney Cruise lines, perhaps you can get a job there.  You can enjoy being on the cruise and get paid to do it - how sweet would that be.  Each cruise ship needs to employ lots and lots of people, so getting a job on one should not be too huge a deal.

You can click here to find out about employment opportunities with Disney Cruise Lines.  The website is fully featured and gives a lot of guidance on how to successfully get a job on one of their ships.

This video gives a nice overview of what it means to work for DCL:

Good luck on your search for Disney Cruise Line Jobs!

Monday, June 27, 2011

Jacques Pampiri Serves Up For Disney Cruise Lines

At 42, the head was given the launch of a new gourmet restaurant on board the 'Fantasy', the next Disney cruise ship. The recruitment of the brigade is in progress.

"Over thirty applications relevant, we had selected five for interviews. Upon meeting with Jacques Pampiri , it seemed like the restaurant manager that we needed to support the most ambitious dining aboard a cruise ship in recent years. Jacques had the profile Michelin we wanted but we also wanted someone with an open mind, essential in an international environment , " notes Marc Chetrit , director of International Services Office, in charge of recruitment of dozens of professionals in the hotel and catering on behalf of Disney Cruise. It was for this team to run the restaurant Remy aboard the Disney Dream , delivered in December. Almost eight months after its launch, success is total Pampiri Jacques, to the point that he sees entrusted with the launch of the second Remy. This restaurant will be the most prestigious on the next Disney Cruise liner, the Fantasy . It will run on the same lines as its predecessor. It will be open only for dinner and the kitchen will be sponsored by the double-starred French Arnaud Lallement . The maiden voyage of the ship is announced for March 31, 2012. Just time for Marc Chetrit to complete the recruitment program: " We are researching and rchons still rank leaders , leader s party chief and half- s with profiles of some starry-May tered the English language well " , says recruiter. A restaurant manager in both human and technical qualities

There is a little over a year, Jacques Pampiri had landed the five-star La Mirande Avignon to join for the first time in his career a cruise ship. A former professional hall of the Hotel du Palais in Biarritz, the Three Steps, the Bristol or the Vernet has earned the trust of Disney, which now requires to train his successor on the Dream and join the new vessel of the company. " The great success of Jacques has been to merge its staff with the ship. In addition, he is a father and his absence is four months, it is not easy. Fortunately, it has the status of officer and has its own booth. It can therefore bring their families for free e " , added the recruiter Lorient. For those who wish to initiate a career high-level maritime hotel, it's not too late to contact the office of Marc Chetrit: and of learning about the life of a hotel on board a cruise ship in the new guide consultant Jobs on Board:

Thursday, June 23, 2011

New Chef Embarks With Disney Cruise Lines, Arnaud Lallemant

At the end of the year, Walt Disney Company will launch a sister ship of the "Disney Dream ', launched last December. The 'Disney Fantasy' will offer visitors the opportunity to experience on board the French chef's kitchen two stars, Arnaud Lallement.

The Fantasy , perfect replica of the ship Disney Dream , will be delivered by the shipyard Meyer Werft in Papenburg to the end of the year. The fourth unit of the Disney Cruise Line fleet will be equipped with 1,250 cabins for 4,000 passengers on board with several dining areas. Offer the most high-end will be transferred back to the head two stars Champagne Arnaud Lallement . Flashback: taking advantage of a visit Taittinger, the direction of the U.S. group made ​​stops at the plate and offers champagne in Reims Arnaud Lallement sponsor the kitchens of Remy, the culinary jewel of the ship they launch in December 2010. Now place 2 Remy, that should work in a spirit similar to the second unit of Disney Cruise Line. As in her first collaboration, the French chef menu composed duet with fellow American Scott Hunnel . The latter runs the kitchens of the Victoria & Albert's in Orlando, Florida. For the two restaurants on board, the French cook will continue the training of all staff, hired in consultation with the recruiter Lorient Marc Chetrit , a specialist in the world of cruising.

Cuisine in a setting demanding cartoon

The Remy in his first draft, so successful that passengers are limited to a single dinner per stay. "The Dream and Fantasy are based in the Caribbean but the ship will be coming longer cruises of four days. Opportunities to reserve will be less restrictive despite an identical capacity of 65 guests and only in the evening " , said the Champenois. Cooperation with Scott Hunnel is challenging: " we meet our cultures. I am familiar with North American customers . " Confidence has settled with Disney. " They m ' left blank . "A professional adventure that has an impact in Champagne: " Disney's employees and customers are a new customers for me. Moreover j ' send my cooks by rotation on the boat to control the quality. They live these shipments as a reward. J ' have been present on the Disney Dream twice two weeks since the start of ' years , p uring periods of work or closing of the ' Plate c hampenoise. We can not blame me for ' abandoning e furnace for my turquoise seas " , Arnaud Lallement fun. On the Dream , travelers find the card a coastal Turbot, gnocchi and yellow wine, a Saint-Pierre, chorizo carrots and spicy, a pigeon pie with foie gras and desserts variations on the theme of chocolate or lemon. The menu changes every six months, the products come from the United States. The Remy named after the little rat, the main character of the cartoon Ratatouille : "The colors, tables, chairs and even the kitchen reflect the spirit years 1920 restaurant designed by the writers of Ratatouille , " explains Arnaud Lallement. The new Disney cruise ship in the fleet, the Fantasy will be a gauge of 128 000 tonnes. It will measure 340 meters long and 37 meters wide. Profile as a transatlantic, it should cost a whopping $ 900 million. It will accommodate 4,000 passengers will be served by 1,458 crew members.

Friday, June 3, 2011

Disney Fantasy Promises A Fairy Tale of a Cruise

LONDON, June 3, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Earlier this month, Disney Cruise Line executives revealed some stunning details about their upcoming ship, the Disney Fantasy. Ships designers and Disney Cruise Line Imagineers were keen to create an identity all its own for the Disney Fantasy. One standard that will remain the same aboard the Disney Fantasy is an unyielding commitment to innovative customer experiences for family members of all ages. The ship needs to stand out from its ground breaking sister ships, the Disney Magic and Disney Dream, but after taking a close look at all it has to offer CruiseLineFans are predicting it will be Disney Cruise Line's finest ship to date.

Disney Dream: Can It Get Any Better?

The Disney Dream took her maiden voyage in January 2011 to startling demand for booking space and generated thousands of gleeful yelps from all those who sailed on her inaugural and subsequent voyages. Several aspects of the ship and passenger experiences were so successful they're being placed on the Disney Fantasy. Guests who have cruised on the Disney Dream can expect to be thrilled by the AquaDuck water coaster – now the second water coaster of its kind at sea. Virtual Portholes and interactive "Enchanted Art" will also make re-appearances on the Disney Fantasy.

Disney Fantasy: Sister Ship in Name Only

These guest experiences, as well as several others, and basic ship design are where the Disney Dream and Disney Fantasy begin to part ways. The Disney Fantasy is the fourth ship in the Disney Cruise Lines fleet – but will stand alone amongst her sister ships as a pinnacle of ship and cruise experience design. The Disney Fantasy will have 14 towering decks and 1,250 staterooms with a capacity of 4,000 passengers and 1,450 cast and crew.

Decor: First Impressions Make All the Difference

The first step in creating a distinct "look and feel" for the Disney Dream was to re-examine the decor. The logical step was to create a unique appearance for the main entrance to the ship – The Grand Atrium – as it's typically guests' first impression. The overall aesthetic is Art Nouveau in a tightly controlled Disney style. The results are an astounding arrangement of vibrant gold, pink, blue and green colors lending an extra air of sophistication.

The Atrium Lobby will be home to an enormous, detailed bronze sculpture of Miss Minnie Mouse herself – called "Mademoiselle Minnie Mouse" complete in vintage grab and parasol.

Family Entertainment: Interactive Experiences for All Ages

For anyone familiar with a Disney Cruise, they know the atmosphere is enveloping. No detail has been forgotten and no expense spared when creating public and private spaces to amaze the whole family. Previous Disney Dream guests will also recognize some familiar aspects of the "Animation Magic" dining experience/dinner show. The restaurant resembles an animator's studio and is graced with Disney artwork featuring some of the most memorable characters from Disney's long history.

Disney Cruise Line will also launch a Broadway-style theater production inspired by their hit movie, "Aladdin". "Disney's Aladdin – A Musical Spectacular" contains an original song composed by the original soundtrack composer, Alan Menken, entitled, "To Be Free" and will delight audiences seated in the 1,340 person Walt Disney Theatre.

Entertainment for Kids and Big Kids

Disney Cruise Lines delights toddlers, children, teens and young adults very easily. The challenge has been to provide an equally fantastic experience for adults of all ages. The Disney Dream realizes this goal and exceeds many industry expectations with the addition and upgrade of several new nightclub, lounge and adults-only recreation spaces.

The Europa Entertainment District will allow guests (18 years and older) to step into a world inspired by the very best in European travel. Several of these areas will be reminiscent of experiences on the Disney Dream, but have been modified or increased in size to satisfy passenger's demands. The collection of trendy bars, nightclubs and pubs will include Ooh La La (a champagne bar), The Tube (a hip dance club inspired by London's subway), Skyline (a bar with panoramic views of Paris, Barcelona, London, Athens and St. Petersburg), O'Gills (Irish themed sport pub) and La Piazza (lounge with Italian outdoor plaza atmosphere).

Itineraries: Where Will Fantasy Take You?

The Disney Fantasy will take its spot in cruise industry history on March 31, 2012 for its maiden voyage out of Port Canaveral, Florida. Her regular itinerary will alternate between seven night Eastern and Western Caribbean cruises with several destinations. The seven night Eastern Caribbean legs will include St. Maarten, St. Thomas/St. John, US Virgin Islands and Disney's private island, Castaway Cay. Special Eastern Caribbean sailings in November and December 2012 will stop at St. Thomas and San Juan, Puerto Rico. The seven night Western Caribbean cruises on the Disney Fantasy will bring guests to Key West, Grand Cayman, Cozumel, Mexico and an essential port of call at Castaway Cay.

Saturday, December 11, 2010

Castaway Ray's Stingray Adventure Adds to the Fun on Disney's Castaway Cay

Castaway Ray’s Stingray Adventure Adds to the Fun on Castaway Cay
Download Image
CELEBRATION, Fla. -- A popular shore excursion at Disney's private island, Castaway Cay, provides Disney Cruise Line guests with an exciting opportunity to swim and interact with Southern Stingrays in a private lagoon. This up-close encounter with the rays is part of a one-hour experience aptly named, Castaway Ray's Stingray Adventure, and is open to all guests 5-years of age or older.
Upon arrival, guests are engaged in a fun information session regarding stingrays, covering topics such as history, interesting facts and the biology of the animals. Once in the water, a marine specialist leads the group in an interaction experience, allowing guests to feed, touch and interact with the rays. Following the guided interaction, guests who want more time with the rays can snorkel in the approximately 40,000-square-foot area.

Disney Dream floats to North Sea

Disney Dream floats to North Sea

Disney Dream should be a great addition to the DCL fleet. Check out the linked blog post to get more great information on the Dream and to see some great pictures of it. I think they do a good job of discussing it's addition.

Friday, December 10, 2010

Castaway Cay - Disney's Private Island Paradise

Fun In (And Out Of!) The Sun at Castaway Cay, Disney's Private Island Paradise
Download Image
CELEBRATION, Fla. – Crystal-clear turquoise waters as far as the eye can see, powdery white sand beaches under foot, swaying palm trees and beautiful tropical flowers – this is what guests will encounter at Disney’s private island paradise, Castaway Cay. Located in the tropical waters of the Bahamas, Castaway Cay provides the ultimate escape, whether a guest is seeking adventure, relaxation or quality time with the family.

The dock built at Castaway Cay eliminates the need to tender, making the ship extremely accessible throughout the day. Transportation is provided to and from various points on the 1,000-acre island, including a special tram to Serenity Bay – a beach area reserved exclusively for guests 18 years of age and older. A delicious all-you-care-to-eat lunch buffet is served at Cookie’s BBQ, a covered pavilion located steps away from the main family beach.

Disney Imagineers designed Castaway Cay much like the Disney ships, with unique activities and areas for every age group, providing a sensational tropical experience for all guests. Disney Cruise Line sails to Castaway Cay on all itineraries originating from Port Canaveral, Fla.

For Families…
Flying high above the island on a parasail adventure, snorkeling in a 12-acre lagoon, building sand castles on the beach, bicycling around the island or playing foosball in the shade are just a few of the activities that every member of the family can enjoy. Other excursions and activities with family appeal include:

• Guests can swim and interact with Southern Stingrays in a private lagoon. This up-close encounter with the rays is part of a one-hour experience aptly named, Castaway Ray’s Stingray Adventure, and is open to guests five years of age or older.

• For water sport enthusiasts there are water cycles, paddleboats, kayaks and sailboats for rent. The island features a 12-acre snorkel trail dotted with sunken treasures, including a submarine from the classic Disney attraction 20,000 Leagues Under the Sea and a statue of a certain familiar mouse.

Castaway Family Beach has plenty of umbrellas, chairs and hammocks, for a perfect day in the warm sun and comfortable shade. In the lagoon, children enjoy a water-based jungle gym.

• Nature-lovers rejoice: there are a number of paths to the island’s interior that can be explored either on foot or bicycle. A knowledgeable guide explains the ecological wonders found in the Bahamas during the Castaway Cay Walking and Kayak Nature Adventure.

• The Watercraft Ski Adventure gives guests a chance to drive a personal watercraft through intricate mangroves and other natural wonders around the island.

For Kids, Tweens and Teens…
Mirroring the youth activities on the ship, children ages 3-17 will find programs and activities designed specifically for them on the island. Scuttle’s Cove is the “hub” of youth activities on the island and features a dig site filled with artificial whale bones. Other activities and programs include:

• To cool off, kids can participate in wet and wild activities like Gotta Get Soaked, a team challenge with water balloons and buckets, and Water Mania, water play for younger kids.

Search for Atlantis is a quest around Castaway Cay in search of special crystals that are the life source of the mystical city – the only catch is that the directions on the ancient map are written in a lost language that has to be decoded.

• Teens explore Castaway Cay during The Wild Side excursion designed just for them. They’ll snorkel, bike and kayak through the island and cap off the tour with a hearty lunch.

• What do you get when you combine bamboo, rope and a group of determined teenagers? A raft, hopefully! Whatever Floats Your Boat has teens teamed together to design, build and race rafts in the lagoon at Castaway Cay. The first one to shore in one piece wins!

Just for Adults…
Located almost a mile from the main family beach, Serenity Bay is a pristine stretch of beach exclusively for adults. At Serenity Bay, sparkling turquoise waters meet pristine white sand, palm fronds sway in the breeze and comfortable lounge chairs and two-person hammocks dot the beach.

For the ultimate in relaxation, adults can enjoy a therapeutic massage at one of the nearby cabanas overlooking the ocean. And there is no need to head back to the main beach for refreshment – a delectable lunch buffet, Bahamian specialty drinks, beer and mixed drinks are served at the nearby Castaway Air Bar.