Royal Caribbean Group moves through day-to-day operations with three things in mind: the company, our brands and our people. Without our people we simply could not have the best brands or company in the industry. Our shipboard and shoreside employees are what made it possible for our organization to be named one of America’s Greatest Workplaces for Diversity for 2023 by Newsweek.
Newsweek, a leading news magazine and website delivering high-quality journalism to readers around the globe, partnered with Plant-A Insights Group to profile companies that celebrate and implement policies that amplify diversity in the workplace. Among 1,000 other companies, Newsweek found that Royal Caribbean Group is representative across all demographics, including a wide ethnicity group, LGBTQ+ representation and disabled persons.
“We believe in hiring a diverse group of people and have an inclusive workplace for everyone to feel safe, seen and secure,” said Royal Caribbean Group President and CEO Jason Liberty. “Nearly 60 percent of the world’s nationalities are represented among our approximately 84,700 employees. Across all our brands the goal is to cultivate a culture of belonging, so it is imperative that each employee feels welcomed each time they walk through the door and leave for the day.”
Shoreside Employee Resource Groups (ERGs) are one way that employees feel connected. Royal Caribbean Group offers a wide variety of ERGs with options like, Network of Women (NOW), Royal Organization of Abilities Resources (ROAR) along with several others and international ERGs. These groups help employees meet new people and network with those who share similar life experiences and backgrounds.
All ERGs are inclusive, empowering employees to learn more about their colleagues. Ultimately, this helps form stronger connections and better understanding of one another in the workplace. Our corporate culture translates shipboard with the many resources we have available as well. We support all our shipboard employees, but a standout onboard our fleet is accessibility for employees with disabilities. We ensure that we level the field for everyone equally. We provide industry-leading accessible accommodations onboard our ships, for employees and guests too, which creates a more inclusive culture and workplace for our employees with disabilities.
“It is extremely important to ensure we have a diverse group of people collaborating at all levels within the company,” Said Dana Ritzcovan, executive vice president and chief people and outreach officer at Royal Caribbean Group. “Our workplace is truly representative of global diversity. Every day I see people from different backgrounds working together to uplift the company. We have the unique opportunity to work with people across cultures – regardless of religion, background, ethnicity, identity, and native languages.”
Royal Caribbean Group currently has shipboard and shoreside employees from more than 130 nationalities. Our diversity efforts help design a workplace where employees are happy, engaged and represented while in the workplace. We will continue to diversely hire, further expanding these efforts, to allow for a sustainable and healthy environment for the best talent in the cruise industry, and around the world.