Our annual corporate volunteer day is the largest volunteer effort by a single company on a single day. Every year since 1997, Royal Caribbean Cruises Ltd. employees, along with their friends and families, vendors and business partners, join forces nationally and internationally to assist non-profit and community organisations with improving the quality of life in their local communities. Our employees have chipped in at schools, children's homes and neighbourhoods in the United States and Europe.
Now in its tenth year, G.I.V.E. Day is an example of how the 40,000 Royal Caribbean Cruises Ltd. employees give back to their communities around the world, by donating thousands of volunteer hours to assist their communities with neighbourhood development, civic drives, environmental improvement and disaster recovery.
G.I.V.E. for the Holidays
Shipboard employees work hard in the weeks and months leading up to the winter holidays to raise money for the charity of their choice in one of their ports of call, and Royal Caribbean Cruises Ltd. match up to $2,500 of the funds raised on each ship. The crew members then purchase items the charity has requested, including mattresses, educational tools and other special gifts to bring hope and joy to the children and families in that city.
KAPOW (Kids and the Power of Work)
Since 1997, employees in the Miami and Miramar offices have visited primary school children to help them make the connection between what they learn in school and how it will benefit them in the future.
Take Stock in Children
Employees mentor at-risk secondary school students for an hour a week. Upon graduation and completion of the Take Stock program, these deserving students receive a four-year college scholarship from Royal Caribbean Cruises Ltd. and Take Stock.
BIGs in School
Our employees provide weekly one-to-one mentoring to primary school children in this Big Brothers Big Sisters/Communities in Schools program.
School to Work
Local secondary school students visit the Royal Caribbean Cruises Ltd. offices each month to get first-hand experience of being in the workplace. Employee mentors provide the students with opportunities for growth, motivation and guidance in partnership with this Big Brothers Big Sisters/Communities in School program.
The majority of our executive officers serve on a local community board and several executives serve on more than one. Our executives enjoy the opportunity to extend the reach of our company into the underserved areas of our communities.