This brief outlines a pilot project to catalyze a new labor mobility pathway for the cruise industry in Central America. This proof-of-concept project will eliminate immediate constraints to training and labor mobility for Central American cruise job candidates. Project components include an industry designed training program, safe and efficient job placement activities, and a solution for long-term financing of the total training and certification costs required for working aboard cruise ships. In doing so, this pilot can demonstrate the viability of a Central American program to meet cruise labor needs and showcase the economic potential that cruise jobs offer to workers from this region. The project will lay the groundwork for placing tens of thousands of cruise workers from Central America in years to follow.

It was developed as part of LaMP’s scoping and assessment project focused on development of a pipeline of proof-of-concept projects in the Ibero-American region that can demonstrate quality labor mobility with the potential to mature into long-term, large-scale pathways.

You can download the full version in English or Spanish.









Learn more about LaMP’s further work in the cruise industry on the project’s page here.