Princess Cruises

Security Officer

Princess Cruises
Deck Jobs
Security Officer
15 May 2024

Department: Deck

Employment Type: Fixed Term Contract

Reporting To: Staff Captain


Set a course for adventure with Princess Cruises! The employer of choice in the cruise industry, our fleet of Love Boats offer exceptional facilities and extensive professional development and recreational programs for our valued teammates who hail from more than 60 countries around the globe.

An iconic brand beloved by millions, we love people who love what they do and work together to help our guests create a lifetime of wonderful memories while providing friendly, attentive and authentic service like only Princess can.

As a member of the Princess Family, you’ll enjoy a truly adventurous career with excellent incentives, unlimited opportunities for growth, and ports of call that will leave you breathless.

Be the Consummate Host by leading a team of security personnel in monitoring passenger and crew activities, investigating security matters that arise, and promptly reporting and correcting security issues in order to maintain a safe and secure shipboard environment in line with the Company's Core Values.

Key Responsibilities

  • Efficiently manages gangway operations including (but not limited to) access control, screening of all personnel wishing to board the vessel for prohibited items, proper relief/rotation of staff, and efficient/effective operations including line management.
  • Efficiently coordinates security operations with outside agencies and promptly completes Declarations of Security as required by the ISPS Code.
  • Effectively and efficiently supervises set up, calibration, operation, and maintenance of all onboard security-related equipment in accordance with manufacturers’/Company requirements.
  • Effectively and efficiently supervises operation and maintenance of security CCTV system in accordance with manufacturers’/Company requirements.
  • Ensures compliance with ISPS and Carnival Corporate Security Standards at all times.
  • Willingly assists the Staff Captain with efficient operation of the master key system on board, with the exception of ships with a computerized master key system.
  • Oversees continual training of the security team in Code Sierra procedures, exercises, drills, and any other security requirements ensuring compliance with international and Company regulations.
  • Effectively and efficiently manages authorized visitor access to the ship, including identification, confirmation of business, and issuance of visitor passes.
  • As detailed by Fleet Regulations, reviews and promptly makes necessary entries into the Port & Ship Security Management Database, based on occurrences.

Staff Development and Management

  • Knows team’s role descriptions, delivers them to all team members (new joiners, returning crew, and promoted crew), and communicates clear expectations based on each role description.
  • Promptly completes performance appraisals that are fair, objective, and accurate measurements based on observed behavior.
  • Observes each crewmember’s performance using his or her role description as a guide and delivers prompt and appropriate correction, improvement, or reinforcement. Coaches and develops skilled, engaged team members to become the Consummate Host.
  • Identifies top performers and mentors them for career advancement or promotion.
  • Promotes continuous training for security program in accordance with the ISPS Code, the Cruise Vessel Safety and Security Act of 2010 (CVSSA), Corporate and Company requirements.
  • Ensures that the training and development needs of the security team are always properly understood, recorded in MAPS, and met.
  • Effectively communicates security strategies, philosophies and objectives to staff.
  • Accountable for all aspects of safety, security, welfare and discipline of security ratings.
  • Meets with direct reports, at a minimum monthly, to build trust and establish effective relationships, identify personal development and career goals, discuss specific operational business issues, and create a proactive line of communication.
  • Ensures compliance with ILO guidelines at all times.

Safety and Compliance

  • Verifies that all subordinates are in compliance with USPH, safety, fleet, and environmental regulations and other applicable internal, external, and governmental regulations at all times.
  •  Willingly supports the coordination of onboard resources and responses in case of increased sanitation levels driven by any outbreak situations. 
  • Willingly works with management to promptly schedule safety and compliance-related meetings and training needs.
  •  Complies with all RSA policies and procedures and immediately reports any non-compliance issues to senior management. 
  • Oversees strict adherence to applicable Deck Policies & Procedures, verifying that all appropriate staff is aware of updates. 6. Always follows correct timekeeping procedures and reviews, maintains, and manifests accurate ILO records.

Skills, Knowledge & Expertise

Minimum five years security experience required
Law Enforcement and/or related Military, Maritime or other Government or Private Sector (criminal) investigative experience required 
Experience in conducting (criminal) investigations, interviews, report writing, crime scene preservation etc. required


Princess Cruises offers many benefits. This position is afforded comfortable, single cabin accommodations, meals, exceptional amenities, and extensive learning and recreational programs available to all of our teammates.
Regardless of rank or role, we are all one Princess team. Princess Cruises is an equal-opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability, or protected veteran status.

Princess Cruises

Princess Cruises

Our Culture Essentials… Stronger together
Speak Up – Respect & Protect – Improve – Communicate – Listen & Learn – Empower

Set sail on an exciting career course with Princess Cruises! One of the best-known names in cruising, Princess Cruises is a global cruise company operating a fleet of modern ships renowned for their innovative design and wide array of choices in dining, entertainment and amenities.

As a worldwide leader in premium cruising, Princess now offers the MedallionClass™ experience, an even more personalized vacation. Our smart ships feature everything from TrulyTouchless™ embarkation to on-demand delivery of drinks, food and more that makes cruising effortless and supports the wellbeing of our guests and teammates.

Our Princess team lives by our Shared Purpose and Core Values of Respect, Protect and Connect. We seek out people who want to share their passion for travel, work with the latest technology and join a friendly, diverse team to serve our guests and show them the world. We understand our responsibility to safeguard our teammates, our guests and our oceans, and our highest priority is to operate in a safe and socially responsible way every day.

As part of the Princess family, you’ll gain valuable cruise ship career experience representing one of the largest cruise lines in the world. We are extremely passionate about our work and offer a variety of reward programs to recognize employees who go above and beyond to provide our guests the best possible vacation experience.

Join our team and enjoy an adventurous career with great incentives, unlimited growth and worldwide travel opportunities.



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