Cruise Ship Security Guards – Hot Job Alert

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Travel the world and gain unique security guard experience by working security on a cruise ship.

A cruise ship is like a city unto itself. It’s big, loud, and crammed with plenty of tourists and staff. Because there are so many people in such close proximity, cruise ships need security guards to maintain order and keep a proper watch over the ship.

A cruise ship security guard is required to watch all points of the ship. They screen guests, crew members and luggage. During the course of the trip, cruise ship security are required to perform several security tasks and duties to ensure the safety of ship’s passengers and crew:

  • Conduct access control for passengers, crew and maintain security.
  • Monitor and report suspicious activity and perform regular safety rounds.
  • Inspect passenger and crew identification for validity.
  • Write daily activity reports.
  • Perform regular and scheduled crew checks.
  • Keep daily logs of screening.
  • Other duties and regulated by the cruise lines and deputy security officer.

Cruise lines are very strict in their hiring process. Potential hires are subject to background checks and required to interview with the ship’s security chief. Some of the other requirements of a cruise ship security guard:

  • Work in a fast paced environment.
  • Ability to multi-task with accuracy.
  • Good customer service skills.
  • Must know English.
  • Must pass English literacy test.
  • Must be able to obtain a passport.
  • Must be able to pass a drug test.
  • Military or police background is preferred.

Cruise ship security guard pay is pretty good. On average, it’s about $14 hourly, which is over 20% above the national average. If you don’t mind hard work and love dealing with a multitude of people, a cruise ship security job may be for you. Most people consider this a life-changing experience. The opportunity to see the world and mingle with different people can be something good to put on your resume.

The benefits of working on a cruise ship as a security guard can be a valuable experience. This is why the tourism industry is one of the most popular in the world. Among the many good perks, boarding and food is paid for by the cruise line. Cruise line security positions also have great job-security. Most people who work in security stay on for an average of 5 years. To begin your search, see our security guard jobs page.

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