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Carnival Cruise Line Increases Beverage Gratuities by 3% - Bar Department to Get 1,5% Increase

Nov 29, 2018

In a letter signed by Richard Morse, Senior Vice President Hotel Operation, Carnival Cruise Line announced the increase of the automatic gratuity charges for all beverage sales and a la carte dining outlets. This increase will be reflected in the Bar Department paychecks starting December 2018.

Held at Gun Point, Handcuffed and Fired. MSC Seaside crewmember tells his story

Nov 29, 2018

Following November 17, drug bust in Port Miami when seven MSC Seaside crew members were arrested for smuggling cocaine, Law-enforcement officers boarded the Seaside for the second time on November 24th. During the raids many crew members were traumatized after they were interrogated by Customs and Border Protection officers, and some fired from the company.

Penelope Cruz Stars in the new Costa Cruises Promo Video

Nov 28, 2018

The Italian cruise line Costa Cruises presented a new campaign with a video spot starring Penelope Cruz in which she will become a beautiful mermaid, enchanted by the sound coming from the Costa cruise ship.

Two Filipino Crew Members Severely Burned On Norwegian Escape

Nov 27, 2018

The US Coast Guard performed a medical rescue evacuation of two crewmembers who reportedly suffered from second-degree burns on the NCL cruise ship Norwegian Escape on Monday evening. A officer onboard contacted watchstanders at the Fifth District command center at 3:50 p.m. requesting an urgent medical evacuation of two Filipino crewmen, 25 and 26 years of age, who suffered burns caused by a fire in the engine room.

MSC Seaside Crew Members Traumatized After Big Raid and Interrogation

Nov 27, 2018

A big raid on the cruise ship MSC Seaside has left many crew members traumatized after they were held at a gunpoint and interrogated. Some crew members were handcuffed by Law-enforcement officers, says one crew member. The Authorities conducted the raid in the early morning hours on November 24th shortly after MSC Seaside docked in the Port Miami. Crew members say that Law-enforcement officers searched crew cabins and left them looking like hell and that the crew were taken ashore for interrogation.

MSC Seaside Crew Members Arrested For Smuggling Cocaine

Nov 26, 2018

Seven crew members were arrested in the port of Miami for smuggling cocaine reports Cruise Law News. The drug bust happened last week while the cruise ship MSC Seaside was in the port says Jim Walker, who was contacted by a crew member wishing to remain anonymous.

Court Fines P&O Captain €100,000 for using dirty fuel

Nov 26, 2018

Today the French court imposed a €100,000 fine to the captain of a cruise ship for using fuel with high sulphur levels in the port of Marseille, the first such ruling in France.

The prosecution was intended by authorities to signal that they are serious in tackling pollution from cruise ships after they found a higher level of sulphur during a check on the vessel P&O Azura.

Staff Member Reported Missing from Adventure of the Seas

Nov 24, 2018

A staff member was reported missing from the Royal Caribbean cruise ship Adventure of the Seas.

Princess Cruises Production Show Wins Award for Outstanding Achievement

Nov 23, 2018

Princess Cruises theatrical show "Fantastic Journey," with its elaborate costumes and state-of-the-art multimedia technology was honored with the prestigious Thea Award for Outstanding Achievement. The official recognition was at the International Association of Amusement Parks and Attractions Expo in Orlando.

Costa Cruises to Donate Food Surpluses to Barcelona Banc dels Aliments

Nov 22, 2018

The food prepared on board the Costa cruise ships not served to the guests from now on will be distributed to the ones who need it the most. The Spanish organization “Banc dels Aliments” and Costa Cruises signed an agreement for the food surplus to be distributed, among different NGOs in Barcelona.

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