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Deck Cadet

Job Description

Carnival Cruise Line is the most popular cruise brand in North America. It 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 based on fostering an environment of inclusion, trust, a willingness to listen, openness, and integrity. Doing this helps us achieve our ultimate goal: 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. As a Deck Cadet, you will begin hands-on learning of what it is like to be a Deck Officer. The Deck team focuses on 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, wherever the Deck Officers need assistance, while maintaining 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!  

  • Observes the Officers performing watchkeeping duties and other activities across deck department to gain the necessary knowledge and competence that allows her/him to obtain OOW IMO certificates. 
  • Familiarizes with Company’s SMS, Environmental and HESS policies and protocols  
  • Involved and compliant with the BRM functions and procedures 
  • Assisting and performing Safety and navigation tasks as assigned by the Captain/Staff Captain, under the supervision 
  • Familiarizes with BRMM, VPP Bridge Instruments, and Stability as requested by the OOW, during the watches assigned to him/her 
  • Gaining knowledge of how to use and handle ECDIS, GMDSS, and other communication / nautical tools and equipment 
  • Assisting 1st /OOW Officer as required (but not limited to) for the monthly check and inventory of Bridge emergency and nautical equipment 
  • Assists with administrative duties in the department. 
  • Filing Cadet Record Book and submitting to the Captain for the required notes and comments when required 
  • Familiarize with ship layout and roles across departments 
  • Participates in onboard training and teaching organized by onboard Training / Deck officers 
  • Any additional assignment at the discretion of Captain, Staff Captain, or 1st /OOW Officer 

We are not currently recruiting for the job.