MSC Cruises

First Deck Officer

MSC Cruises
Deck Jobs
1st Officer / First Mate
6 June 2024


The First Officer is in charge of ship navigation. He/she must ensure safe conduction of Navigation and Manoeuvrings Operations during a watch.


  • Makes daily stability calculations;
  • Maintains all tank, cofferdam and void spaces;
  • Keeps the official ship certificates;
  • Keeps and improves, with the Master, the work safety on board;
  • Arranges continual training on safety work procedures for all personnel under his direct charge;
  • Prepares planned approaches for the Master's approval.


  • Fluent English, oral and written. Any additional language is considered an advantage;
  • Certificate of Competency IMO STCW Cap II/2;
  • Satisfy the requirements of the laws of the Flag State of the ship regarding health & physical requirements;
  • Extensive Successful Experience in a similar position within Cargo or Other Cruise Company;
  • Basic Windows-based programs knowledge;
  • Sound supervisory skills;
  • Substantial interpersonal, oral, written communication and negotiation skills;
  • Proven ability to work in a harmonious productive team environment, exercising authority, diplomacy, and impartiality;
  • A recognised medical certification is required before starting to work onboard.


  • USA VISA if in possess

STCW Certificates

You will need valid STCW certificates to apply for this position. Find an STCW course near you.

Language Requirements

Good knowledge of the English language is required.

MSC Cruises

MSC Cruises


MSC Cruises has grown exponentially since 2003. In such a short time, we have built a fleet of 21 modern and most environmentally advanced ships!

With our constant expansion, our fleet will grow in capacity with the arrival of eight new ships in three different classes by 2027.

One of our latest ships – MSC World Europa – was delivered in 2022, inaugurating the World Class. It is our largest cruise ship to date, with a capacity of over 6,700 passengers, served by more than 2,000 crew members.

In 2022 we also inaugurated the MSC Seascape which features new immersive high-tech entertainment with innovative technology that provides guests with endless leisure options.

From 2023 MSC Cruises will enter the Luxury segment by launching its first of four Explora Journeys ships. The ships will be equipped with the best and latest environmental technology and bestowed with a highly-innovative design.

Career Opportunities

With four new mega-ships and four Luxury ships to be built and delivered between 2023 and 2027, the biggest and most important challenge for MSC Cruises is to find, recruit and train a high number of new crew members needed to provide the service, fun and safety that have become hallmarks of MSC Cruises.

This massive project is already well under way. The Human Resources Team is not only working to recruit the best talents but is also visiting our manning agencies and hiring partners around the world to ensure that the right people and facilities are in place to prepare this ‘army’ of new crew members for their life at sea.

We need motivated and ambitious crew members who work with passion and understand the value of a smile.

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