ROYAL CARIBBEAN CRUISES
Wouldn’t it be nice if your job was like being on a permanent holiday? Where your main task was to make sure everyone was having fun? Well that’s what Rob McNally does aboard one of Royal Caribbean’s cruise ships. “My official title is Cruise Director aboard Royal Caribbean’s Explorer Of The Seas cruise ship. In this job, I have been lucky enough to travel the world to amazing destinations all over Australia, Europe, USA, Canada and Mexico, as well as the gorgeous islands of the South Pacific.
I’m responsible for arranging a huge variety of entertainment for our guests, such as ice show spectaculars in our iceskating rink, musicals and stand-up comedy in the theatre, dress-up parties, theme nights, trivia, ballroom dancing lessons, pool competitions, craft classes, game shows, karaoke and sport events – it’s pretty much round the clock, non-stop fun!
One of the cool things about this job is that each day is different. I host a wide range of activities and events, mingle with our lovely guests and I host shows in our beautiful Palace Theatre, which features spectacular Broadwaystyle shows each night.
I do love performing and making people laugh. I know I’ve done a great job when the whole audience has the giggles. I also dream up future cruises and creative events with the rest of the team – which can lead to some pretty crazy ideas!
To get into this industry, I started out working in a holiday camp in England, where I hosted a variety of trivia, game shows and events as the Entertainment Manager. I then decided to try the same job on a cruise ship and now here I am, a Cruise Director for Royal Caribbean – one of the coolest jobs in the world!
The most rewarding part for me is getting involved in a variety of fun events and putting smiles on people’s faces, all while travelling the world and meeting people from loads of different countries.”