Royal Caribbean bets heavily on entertainment on board
The cruise company has announced 1,400 jobs for musicians, entertainers and production teams across its fleet
This news comes after the recent study carried out by the company in Europe and the United Kingdom*, which revealed that 50% of emerging musicians in Spain state that the biggest challenge they face is securing contracts, while 48% % admit it is having regular opportunities to perform at live concerts and events. The largest cruise company in the world, with 26 ships, nearly 800 music sets and 142 shows performed every night, is opening its doors to professionals in the entertainment industry so they can join its staff of more than 3,000 artists and production teams.
Music and entertainment are two of the fundamental pillars of Royal Caribbean vacations. On board there is a significant range of opportunities for artists and technical teams, which are the soul of an unforgettable vacation, bringing to life high-level experiences through theater, musical performances, world-class ice shows, aerobatics, deep dive dives and much more.
After years of uncertainty for the entertainment industry, 75% of musicians express concern about their financial situation at least once a day, before which a quarter of them have come to consider leaving their profession behind permanently, according to the report carried out by Help Musicians in January 2022. Opportunities with Royal Caribbean offer thousands of emerging artists the possibility of giving the push they need to start their careers.
Nick Weir, senior vice president of entertainment at Royal Caribbean International, commented: “Music and entertainment are essential in making Royal Caribbean vacations unforgettable. We continue to push boundaries and redefine what's possible in our mission to entertain 105,000 people every night. The opportunities available to entertainment professionals to build a career with us number in the thousands. To go one step further, we are expanding our talent pool, which is made up of a wide variety of artists. Just to mention a few: from vocalists to international Olympians, A-list Broadway stars, to acclaimed producers and directors. We are also going to invest more resources than ever in music and entertainment by 2023.”
The emotions generated by traveling and live music are undeniable, both for artists and consumers. In this sense, other highlights of the study* reveal the following:
89% of emerging musicians surveyed in Spain stated that performing live for dedicated audiences is one of the most exciting and rewarding parts of their careers.
60% also stated that live performances, in 2022, are what motivates them the most.
More than 39% of emerging musicians in Spain indicated that traveling and seeing new destinations is what they are most excited about in 2022.
A total of 97% of music lovers in Spain stated that live music, which they see or listen to on vacation, it makes the experience even more unforgettable for them.
90% also say that both live music and entertainment are important when it comes to choosing their next holiday destination; and 72% said that watching live music gives them great satisfaction.
Paula Gilabert, professional diver born in Barcelona who is part of 'inTENse', is part of the amazing female aquatic show that takes place in AquaTheater aboard the Wonder of the Seas.
It features a cast of top professionals performing Olympic-level dives from heights of up to 55 feet (nearly 17 meters) and high-speed acrobatic feats, taking offshore aquatics to another level. Paula maintains that it is totally unique to find job opportunities of this type, which allow you to live from your greatest passion and grow your talent. She in her words: "It's impossible to find work as a diver in Barcelona and certainly nothing like what I'm doing now, performing in world-class shows every day. It's really exciting!"
For more than 50 years, Royal Caribbean has laid the foundation for unforgettable family vacations with a world-class entertainment offering that rivals London's West End and New York's Broadway. Artists have the opportunity to develop their talent on a regular basis through regular shows – performing multiple nights a week – in front of a dedicated entertainment-loving audience of thousands, all while traveling the world.
Each year, up to 25,000 performers from around the world audition for Royal Caribbean, many of whom train in state-of-the-art facilities at Miami's 12,300-square-meter entertainment studio center. world-class musicians.