P&O Cruises Reviews

Updated 11 Apr 2021

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4.3
94%
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P&O Cruises CEO, Carnival UK David Noyes
David Noyes
17 Ratings
Pros
  • "Worked in the Pursers Dept on board, able to travel the world, not able to go ashore everywhere but a great experience(in 6 reviews)

  • "Good Salary and short contract for officers(in 6 reviews)

Cons
  • "Extensively long hours can drain you especially when it is a party night and you have an early shift the following morning(in 8 reviews)

  • "Compared to other cruise company bit less pay(in 8 reviews)

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  1. "Housekeeping"

    5.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee 
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I have been working at P&O Cruises full-time

    Pros

    good working conditions and good healthy environment

    Cons

    24*7 days of work and no holidays on any days

  2. Helpful (1)

    "Average company"

    2.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee 
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No Opinion of CEO

    I have been working at P&O Cruises full-time

    Pros

    Only to start careers at sea.

    Cons

    Below average wages, discrimination for wages among nationalities.

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  3. Helpful (2)

    "Commis"

    3.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee 
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No Opinion of CEO

    I worked at P&O Cruises full-time

    Pros

    Salary satisfaction, travel and medical expenses paid by the company

    Cons

    Disrespectful towards crew members who are not on officer level, managers attacking personal life

  4. "Sailed with P&O from 2001 - 2007"

    5.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee 
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at P&O Cruises full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    Enjoyed working and sailing with P&O Cruise Line.

    Cons

    If given an opportunity will definitely love to join back.

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  5. "Great Company"

    5.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Diversity & Inclusion
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Entertainment Host in Southampton, England, England
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No Opinion of CEO

    I have been working at P&O Cruises full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    Good pay, great hours, good contract length I do 4 months. Plenty of scope to move up the ladder.

    Cons

    Branded entertinament programme so very little scope to do your own thing

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  6. "A very exotic holiday industry"

    5.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Diversity & Inclusion
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Security Manager in London, England, England
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    A very nice place to work n seeing around the world

    Cons

    Managing guest and crew when influenced by liquor

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  7. "Great job to travel and see the world"

    5.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Diversity & Inclusion
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Shore Excursions Staff 
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at P&O Cruises full-time for more than 8 years

    Pros

    Get paid to see the world, going on the tours as part of your job. Get to use and enjoy the facilities on the ship. Easy to save money when you are on board as food and board are included with the job. You can work a long contract, however you then have 6-8 weeks off to do as you wish (stay at home, travel more, visit family & friends)

    Cons

    Long hours with contracts of 4-6 months, working 7 days a week, which can be difficult being away from friends and family if you are not used to it. (however remember you are being paid to see these beautiful destinations) Have to share a cabin with another person.

  8. "company is excellent indeed"

    5.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Diversity & Inclusion
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Bar Staff in Southampton, England, England
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at P&O Cruises full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    they care about all the guests and staffs and give compliments to everyone.

    Cons

    nothing to tell. They're very good

  9. "Looking after guests on board the ship"

    4.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Diversity & Inclusion
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Reception Manager in Manila, Manila, Manila
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No Opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Long Term Job if you consider working with them

    Cons

    Working away from family, that is the cons

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  10. Helpful (2)

    "Excellent place to work"

    4.0
    Current Employee - Restaurant Supervisor in Southampton, England, England

    I have been working at P&O Cruises full-time

    Pros

    Employee wellbeing, food and accommodation facilities were impeccable.

    Cons

    Contract-based job which was renewed every time also during vacation no pay.

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