2nd Officer :: Carnival Cruise Line
Marine Operations - Deck
2nd Officer
Marine Operations - Deck
2nd Officer

Set sail with Carnival Cruise Line and help us bring the FUN to life aboard one of our fantastic vessels as a 2nd Officer.

The 2nd Officer (OOW) plays a vital role in our onboard navigation teams. As part of the Watch team, you will prioritize the safety of the voyage so our guests can have a great vacation experience in their home away from home!  

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 company is committed to providing a diverse and inclusive work environment. Our focus is on continuous improvement and collaboration. 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 that 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!

Set sail on a new career with Carnival and help us bring the FUN to life aboard one of our fantastic vessels! We’re looking for dedicated individuals to join our Deck team. The 2nd Officer role will be a vital piece of our navigation teams on board.  

As part of the watch team, you will prioritize the safety of the voyage so our guests can have a great vacation experience in their home away from home! You’ll be working all around our vessel and on the ship's bridge to maintain the highest levels of safety. As with all of our team members, you’ll be a highly visible member of the team and will constantly interact with our guests and help them with questions. The vacation experience we promise our guests will start with you!  

Job functions:

  • Assisting Bridge Watch Keeper as required by the BRMM Procedures, showing a good understanding of Bridge Resource Management procedure and use of bridge equipment. 
  • Responsible to the OOW for the monitoring of the voyage plan according to the VPP Procedure
  • Ensure that the company's Safety and Environmental policies are duly applied
  • Assisting the Safety officer during inspection and maintenance on Life Savings ( lifeboats/ Life rafts/ Davids and cranes) and Fire Fighting Equipment/ Systems
  • Familiarize wit the use of ECDIS and Ensure all nautical Charts and Publications are corrected and updated as required under the supervision of the OOW
  • Familiarization with the Ship's stability calculation under the supervise of the OOW, including freshwater & Ballast management control plan
  • Ensuring he/she is familiar with the use of the ships' stability calculation computer program ( onboard NAPA)
  • Assist for tanks inspections, Maintenace & Record keeping ( FW-BW-GW) as directed by the OOW
  • Assist with the upkeep of the ship's certificates as directed by the OOW
  • Assist the Safety Officer in the conduct of the crew Safety Drills when needed
  • Assist the OOW and Safety Officer in updating the OPMS Safety when needed
  • Check and monitoring of the SMS for the Deck Department as directed by the Staff Captain
  • As part of your safety responsibility, your Position /Rank has been identified as an "Assessor "' within the training, Drill, and Assessment program

Minimum Requirements

  • To apply for this role, you must hold an IMO Certificate, Regulation  IMO II/2 (CH.MATE)
  • Valid STCW certificates, as required for the position

Preferred Experience

  • Experience working within a cruise ship environment is a plus
  • 2nd Deck Officer experience or higher is a plus

Experience Level

You should have at least 2-4 years of experience in a similar role.

English Proficiency

Advanced level proficiency in English is required.

Guest Facing Experience

Minimum guest interaction might be required.

Physically Fit

You must pass a Seafarers Medical Fitness Examination.

“Can-Do” Attitude

You focus on continuous improvement and collaboration.


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