Highlighting Arnold Gopez – Chief Security

September 22, 2007 -

John Heald

Highlighting Arnold Gopez – Chief Security

Can you tell us how long you have been working for Carnival Cruise Lines? What year did you start and what is your current position?
I started with Carnival Cruise Line 13 years ago I can remember the day I signed on the ship it was the 14th June 1994 at 11:34 am on the Sensation. My current position is Chief Security.

Where are you from and what is the best thing about living there.
I am from the Philippines from a place called Darlac

Are you married and tell us about your family
Yes I am married and I have three children. I have one girl who is 14 years old and 2 boys, ages 10 and 6 years old

What does your job involve? Describe what you do each day.
I get up around 6:30 am I make sure that the security guards are doing the job on the gangway and ensure that all the security measures are met when entering port. I also have paperwork to do everyday and follow the security plans of the vessel. The job also means I have to make sure the ship is secure for all the guests and I am very privileged to be able to do it.

What is the best thing about working on a cruise ship?
The best thing is meeting new people on the cruise and talking to them.

What is the hardest thing about working on a cruise ship?
I find that the hardest thing working on a cruise ship is not being able to seeing my family.

Please tell us your favourtie things.

Food A doubo – A SPICY PORK DISH

Movie I like comedy and Action

Music Folk Songs

Favourite way to relax
My favourite way to relax is by going the gym

If you could have any job on the ship for a day what would you like to do and why.
The job I would love to do for the day is to be a casino dealer because you are dealing with one table and only dealing with small amount of people.

Favourite Port
My favourite port is Rome

If you could meet one famous person in the world who would it be and why.
I would love to meet the Pope

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