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Analyst Planner, Refurbishment Planning

Job ID 8045 Location Miami Date posted 03/26/2024 Work Style Hybrid

Job Description

The Analyst Planner, Refurbishment Planning will play a pivotal role in the planning phase of refurbishment projects for our Carnival Cruise Line fleet. This individual will work alongside the Refurbishment Planning Director and Manager in activities pertaining to the project development initiative for the Carnival Cruise Line fleet. They will work closely with various departments including Operations, Marketing, Finance, and Guest Experience and collaborate with representatives, contractors, experts, and leaders both shipboard and shoreside. The Analyst Planner will contribute to the successful implementation of projects aimed at improving our competitive position, driving revenue growth, and enhancing customer satisfaction. This individual will play a crucial role in driving strategic initiatives and supporting the development of new projects to enhance our guest experience and operational efficiency.

Essential Functions:

  • Facilitate on all comprehensive proposed refurbishment plans, approved, and executed projects for the Carnival Fleet. This involves strategic administration, ensuring alignment and proper execution of all projects including project plans, timelines, and resource allocation for strategic initiatives aimed at enhancing guest experience, operational efficiency, and revenue generation. 
  • Prepare RACI charts and track projects milestones to evaluate the success and impact of initiatives. Engage with internal stakeholders and facilitate collaboration throughout the project development lifecycle. 
  • Develop presentations, renderings, drawings, and other visuals to communicate project objectives and concepts for steering committee reviews.
  • Prepare and update timelines for the cycle of fleetwide project development initiatives. Keep CCL management and project stakeholders aware of critical decision deadlines.
  • Assist Manager of Refurbishment Planning in preparing AutoCAD drawings. Highlight general arrangements and conduct space-planning studies.
  • Conduct market research, data analysis, and feasibility studies to support decision-making and identify opportunities for new projects and initiatives within the cruise line industry. Analyze existing venues across ship classes and provide comparisons of venue size against other key metrics.
  • Engage in continuous improvement and best practices in project development and management to enhance efficiency, effectiveness, and project outcomes. Coordinate operational ship visits with planning team, CCL management, and other stakeholders to identify improvement opportunities and assess future projects. Share lessons learned and insights with the team to inform future initiatives. Coordinate 
  • Communicate with and present to all levels of the organization. Collaborate effectively with cross-functional teams to gather requirements, solicit feedback, and facilitate communication throughout the project lifecycle. Act as a liaison between departments to ensure alignment and cohesion in project execution.


  • Bachelor’s degree in Interior Design/Architecture, Industrial Engineering, Naval Architecture/Marine Engineering or relevant experience
  • 3-5 years’ experience in similar capacity
  • AutoCAD, Microsoft Project, Excel, PowerPoint, Adobe Photoshop
  • Previous experience with design and architecture preferred
  • Prior experience in project management, preferably within the cruise line industry or a related field.

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:

  • Ability to multitask, excellent organizational, prioritization and time management skills. Ability to effectively communicate with all stakeholders and executives. Ability to work alongside, influence and relate to individuals at all levels of the organization.

Physical Demands: Must be able to remain in a stationary position at a desk and/or computer for extended periods of time. Requires regular movement throughout CCL facilities. May need to stand for long periods of time.

Travel: 25-50% ship and shore-based travel likely

Work Conditions: Work may require employee to work inside and outside with exposure to changing climate and/or operate machinery.

The range for this role’s base salary is $51,600 - $70,000.  Offers to selected candidates will be made on a fair and equitable basis, taking into account specific job-related skills and experience.  

At Carnival, your total rewards package is much more than your base salary. All non-sales roles participate in an annual cash bonus program, while sales roles have an incentive plan. Director and above roles may also be eligible to participate in Carnival’s discretionary equity incentive plan. Plus, Carnival provides comprehensive and innovative benefits to meet your needs, including:

  • Health Benefits:
    • Cost-effective medical, dental and vision plans
    • Employee Assistance Program and other mental health resources
    • Additional programs include company paid term life insurance and disability coverage 
  • Financial Benefits:
    • 401(k) plan that includes a company match
    • Employee Stock Purchase plan
  • Paid Time Off
    • Holidays – All full-time and part-time with benefits employees receive days off for 7 company-wide holidays, plus an additional floating holiday to be taken at the employee’s discretion. 
    • Vacation Time – All full-time employees at the manager and below level start with 14 days/year; director and above level start with 19 days/year.  Part-time with benefits employees receive time off based on the number of hours they work, with a minimum of 84 hours/year.  All employees gain additional vacation time with further tenure.
    • Sick Time – All full-time employees receive 80 hours of sick time each year.  Part-time with benefits employees receive time off based on the number of hours they work, with a minimum of 60 hours each year.  
  • Other Benefits
    • Complementary stand-by cruises, employee discounts on confirmed cruises, plus special rates for family and friends
    • Personal and professional learning and development resources including tuition reimbursement 
    • On-site preschool program and wellness center at our Miami campus



About Us

In addition to other duties/functions, this position requires full commitment and support for promoting ethical and compliant culture. More specifically, this position requires integrity, honesty, and respectful treatment of others, as well as a willingness to speak up when they see misconduct or have concerns.

Carnival Cruise Line is the most popular cruise brand in North America and operates a fleet of ships designed to foster exceptionally safe, fun and memorable vacation experiences at an outstanding value. Our employees have a responsibility to be accountable for all actions. We consider the environment in all aspects of our business and have a responsibility to put safety and sustainability first. We live and share a positive attitude which is based on fostering an environment of inclusion, trust, a willingness to listen, openness and integrity. Doing this helps us to achieve our ultimate goal, which is to include FUN in everything we do! Speaking of fun, we are officially certified as a Great Place to Work aboard our ships as well as in our global corporate headquarters!

Carnival Corporation & plc and Carnival Cruise Line is an equal employment opportunity/affirmative action employer. In this regard, it does not discriminate against any qualified individual on the basis of sex, race, color, national origin, religion, sexual orientation, age, marital status, mental, physical orsensory disability, or any other classification protected by applicable local, state, federal, and/or international law. 


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