Tips for Crew How to Deal with the Fear of Coronavirus

Mar 18, 2020

Following all the uncertainty the cruise ship crew members are facing during these difficult times Crew Center has reached out for advice by a former crew member who is now working as a medical professional on how to keep our mental health and support each other.

300 crew members to board Viking Orion from the port of Bodrum

Apr 19, 2021

The cruise ship Viking Orion arrived in the port of Bodrum, Turkey on April 18, to collect crew members and supplies as part of preparations for the upcoming summer cruises in Bermuda. Around 300 crew members, are expected to board the Viking Orion in batches as they arrive from various parts of the world. Viking Orion will stay in Bodrum until the end of April when the final batch of crew will board the ship.

700 crew members will join Odyssey of the Seas from Cyprus

Apr 19, 2021

Royal Caribbean newest Quantum Ultra Class ship, Odyssey of the Seas has arrived in the port of Limassol, Cyprus to collect crew ahead of the final preparations for the inaugural summer season in the Eastern Mediterranean

Celebrity Reflection to Evacuate U.S. Citizens from St. Vincent

Apr 15, 2021

Following the recent developments in St. Vincent the U.S. Overseas Security Advisory Council (OSAC), has released revised natural disaster alert, offering transit opportunity for U.S. citizens who wish to depart the island. According to the announcement the U.S. Embassy is coordinating with Royal Caribbean Group for a maritime transit opportunity for U.S. citizens who wish to depart St. Vincent on Friday, 16 April.

Celebrity Reflection to Evacuate U.S. Citizens from St. Vincent

Apr 15, 2021

MSC Cruises crew shares stories and experience as they return back to the ships

Apr 13, 2021

The global MSC family is slowly assembling and returning back to the cruise ships. Crew members from the Philippines, Peru, Indonesia and India have already boarded several ships in Italy, ahead of the necessary preparations for a new restart this year. I had the pleasure to talk with several MSC crew members who just joined the ships, while they are in 14-day mandatory quarantine, and shared their experience and expectations.

Cunard’s Captain Christopher Wells is retiring after a 20 year career with the line

Apr 13, 2021

Cunard Line announced today the retirement of Captain, Christopher Wells, after a stellar 20 year career with the company, part of 30 years spent working across Carnival Corporation cruise lines. Wells embarked on his retirement this week, as he was awarded the rank of Commodore in recognition of his long outstanding career with the brand.

Cruise lines face scrutiny after false claims that evacuation by ships is only for vaccinated people in St Vincent

Apr 13, 2021

The past few days have been devastating for the people on the Caribbean island of St. Vincent after La Soufriere volcano erupted several times in an explosion of ash and hot gas. The larges eruption happen this Monday, since the volcanic activity started last week, and poses a serious threat to residents yet to be evacuated.

MSC Lirica: Injured Crew Member Transferred to Hospital in Corfu

Apr 10, 2021

A 44-year-old electrician, member of the crew of the cruise ship MSC Lirica, was injured on Wednesday while trying to change a valve of the cooling mechanism. At the time of the accident, MSC Lirica was at the port of Corfu, Greece where the ship is currently in warm layup. The crew member, whose name was not released, was first checked by the ship’s doctor and later transported by EKAB ambulance service to the Corfu General Hospital, for further medical treatment.

St. Vincent Orders Emergency Evacuation - Royal Caribbean and Carnival Sending Ships to Help

Apr 09, 2021

The Government of Saint Vincent and the Grenadines have declared Red Alert and ordered mandatory evacuations on Thursday after La Soufriere volcano is in danger of exploding. Evacuation is underway by land and sea in preparation for an explosive eruption of the volcano.