Our Get Involved Volunteer Everywhere program, encourages our employees to actively carry out charitable missions in the communities where we operate all over the world – from our largest annual community event GIVE Day to GIVE for the Holidays where shipboard employees raise money for charitable giving during the winter holidays.
Executive Board Leadership
The majority of our executive officers serve on one or more boards that support the well-being of underserved communities. Their dedicated leadership and guidance have had positive and lasting effects.
Runs and Walks
Our global offices support the United Way, Make-A-Wish Foundation, the Children’s Bereavement Center, American Heart Association, Susan G. Komen and other charities. Much of the support comes through participation in 5K runs and walks as well as regional Corporate Runs.
Our Company has a long-standing partnership with United Way® and we successfully collaborate on projects that make a positive difference and have a lasting impact on the communities that we serve. We run employee fundraising and awareness campaigns to deepen our engagement and improve our communities. The largest of these campaigns take place in South Florida, where our corporate headquarters is located. Our partners are United Way of Miami-Dade and United Way of Broward County. Several of our executives serve in volunteer leadership roles, further extending the impact our company is dedicated to making in the communities that we serve.
Employee Activities Council
We believe that happy employees create happy customers. We try to lead by example by fostering workplace unity and tolerance, embracing our diversity and enriching the lives of those around us. We promote having a good balance between work and our personal lives. We support company programs by hosting various fundraising events and we streamline communication of activities, events and employee involvement to ensure that they are engaged in all facets of the company and feel valued.
KAPOW (Kids and the Power of Work)
Since 1997, employees in the Miami and Miramar offices have worked with elementary school children to get them excited about learning and to help them understand the future benefits of having a good education
Big Brothers Big Sisters School-to-Work
For over 15 years, Royal Caribbean Cruises Ltd. has partnered with Big Brothers Big Sisters to host monthly visits for local high school students that expose them to our work environment and mentoring them about future professional options.
In 2012, Royal Caribbean Cruises Ltd. formed a partnership with The Posse Foundation and set up a Summer Internship Program providing opportunities for the students to have real world work experiences along with their formal education.
Florida International University
In partnership with Florida International University (FIU), we created a state-of-the-art production studio which enhances our ability to produce the highly sophisticated shows onboard our Royal Caribbean International and Celebrity Cruises brands.
Our Information Technology Department stays connected with FIU faculty and the most promising students in science and computer technology by attending annual science fairs. The fairs are also a good way to identify candidates for our Technology Summer Internship Program. FIU students make up 80 percent of our information technology interns who are often considered for full-time job opportunities with the company when they graduate.
Students from FIU’s Chaplin Hospitality school also participate in our corporate internships program at our company headquarters in Miami, serving in the departments of Hotel Operations, Food and Beverage, Revenue Management and Shipboard Human Resources.
In keeping with our mission to enhance the well-being of our communities, Royal Caribbean Cruises Ltd. is happy to offer monetary funding and in-kind cruise donations to nonprofit organizations with like-minded goals. This section provides information for nonprofit organizations seeking our support.
Our corporate philosophy is to fund organizations that offer services that benefit the community that you serve. At this time, we provide support for education and marine conservation. Please note we do not support individual schools or health related organizations through this program. Requests must be made at least 90 days prior to your event.
Royal Caribbean Cruises Ltd. is committed to protecting and improving the communities and environments in which we operate. That’s why we have a number of ways we take care of the destinations that our ships visit and where our employees call home. We have provided assistance after natural disasters, planted trees following the Galapagos endemic, built a school in Haiti, helped women artisans in Central America become financially stable, and have partnered with non-governmental organizations (NGOs), and regional organizations to help Caribbean and Latin American nations become more sustainable. We have also earned Gold Level Eco-certification for our efforts in making our private island destinations and tour operations eco-friendly and sustainable.