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Grandeur of the Seas to Join Pullmantur Cruises Fleet in 2021

Oct 16, 2019

In spring 2021, Grandeur of the Seas will leave Royal Caribbean fleet and join the sister brand, Pullmantur Cruises.

During her 23 years with Royal Caribbean, Grandeur of the Seas has sailed a variety of European and Caribbean itineraries and most recently found a home in the Northeast, departing from her homeport Baltimore, Maryland.

Crew Stories: My Injury on Cruise Ship, Treatment On Board, and Medical Off

Oct 16, 2019

The floor in the Crew Mess was slippery that day because the cleaning crew did a deep washing. I slipped and fell down to the floor, and had a feeling that the whole ship turned with me. My right leg slipped and my hands were holding the tray firmly. Because of this I fell and hit the floor hard with my left elbow.

Crew Stories: Firsthand experience with the USPH Cleaning - Failures and Achievements

Oct 16, 2019

My duties while working for Princess Cruises were very clear. As a bar waitress, I need to carry a tray, serve drinks, collect empty glasses and follow USPH procedures (cleaning before inspections). That included wiping the shelves where the bottles are kept, wiping the tables and bar with greater detail, changing the tray for the one with the fruit for cocktails. I would also assist in the cocktail making if the bar was very crowded and wipe the bar one more time before closing.

Reckless behavior of a passenger reported on Allure of the Seas

Oct 15, 2019

A passenger on the Royal Caribbean cruise ship Allure of the Seas was photographed standing on the opposite side of the balcony railings, dangerously close to the edge of the ship. The photo was posted in a popular Royal Caribbean Facebook group by Peter Blosic, who has witnessed this dangerous behavior and shot the photo yesterday while the ship was at sea. According to his comment, he showed the photo of the woman standing on the opposite side of the balcony railing and alerted the concierge.

Where are all Carnival Cruise Line ships located in November 2019?

Oct 13, 2019

Find out where all Carnival cruise ships are located in the month of November 2019. The timetable displays ports with arrival and departure times of the entire Carnival Cruise Line fleet and possible intersections of two cruise ships. Track current ship positions in one click.

MSC Meraviglia crew not allowed to disembark in New York. New CBP regulation?

Oct 11, 2019

After the transatlantic crossing from Kiel, Germany, following stops in Saint John, New Brunswick and Halifax, Nova Scotia the cruise ship MSC Meraviglia finally arrived in New York on 7th of October. The news was broadcasted by all mainstream media as the vessel become the largest ship with 4,488 guests to ever dock in New York. However, as we were informed by several crew members onboard, out of 1500 crew working on the ship only 38 employees were allowed to go ashore.

Crew Stories: Being Sick on a Cruise Ship - Personal Experience

Oct 11, 2019

The first time I got sick was during the fifth month of my contract. I got the infamous Norovirus which spreads so easily and if you don’t report symptoms right away you get a formal penalty. Symptoms include diarrhea, vomiting and stomach pain. 

Person Overboard from Costa Pacifica

Oct 11, 2019

A person went overboard from the cruise ship Costa Pacifica last night, according to passengers who reported the incident. Costa Pacifica was en route to Malaga and suddenly changed course just before sailing to the strait of Gibraltar, going back to search for the missing person.

Filipino Crew Member Medevacked from Norwegian Joy

Oct 10, 2019

The US Coast Guard medically evacuated an ill man on Tuesday afternoon, October 8, from the cruise ship Norwegian Joy, which was sailing 33 miles off the coast of Coos Bay, Oregon. The 61-year-old Filipino man reportedly was suffering heart complications and needed urgent medical assistance.

FRAUD: Fake websites target crew members Brightwell accounts

Oct 09, 2019

Fraudulent websites have targeted crew members accounts claiming they are the financial company Brightwell. 

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