Are cruise ship captains commissioned naval officers?

Or just employees wearing the company uniform? How would I become one?

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  • james
    Lv 7
    1 month ago

    Most are merchant marines. That means in war there Country can order them to go were it needs there ship to go.  A cruise ship might turn into a troop transport. 

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  • Den B7
    Lv 7
    1 month ago

    How would you become which one?

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  • John
    Lv 7
    1 month ago

    There really is no reasonable answer for "I wanna be a cruise ship captain."

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  • Joseph
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    1 month ago

    The cruise ship (or any commercial ship) crews are civilians.  While some members of the crew may have served in the Navy before joining the company, and may even be currently active in the Navy Reserve, prior military service is not an absolute requirement for employment by the shipping companies. 

    However, if a vessel is pressed into military service, then all officers on that vessel must hold Navy commissions, as required by the Article 29 of the United Nations Convention of the Law of the Sea. 

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  • 1 month ago

    (Only applied to the U.S.) They are not in the military, so no, they are not a Commissioned Officer in the U.S. Navy nor the USCG.

    Try reading this:  https://study.com/become_a_ship_captain.html

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  • 1 month ago

    No, they aren't in the military.

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