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Odyssey of the Seas moves 150 meters to make way for AIDA Cosma

Jul 06, 2020

The German shipyard Meyer Werft has released a few photos from the construction site of Odyssey of the Seas at Papenburg that show the giant cruise ship was moved about 150 meters. Odyssey of the Seas is now positioned just in front of the gate in Hall 6 of the Meyer Werft shipyard.

Costa Mediterranea Heading to Singapore After Completing Crew Repatriation in Manila Bay

Jul 03, 2020

With the disembarkation of the last group of Italian crew and supervisors which was finalized yesterday, the cruise ship Costa Mediterranea has finally completed repatriation of all crew members on board. After disembarking the Indonesian crew in Jakarta, Costa Mediterranea arrived in Manila Bay on June 22, to repatriate around 700 Filipino crew. 

ITF and Global Cruise Lines reach an agreement to repatriate the CMV crew members over the coming days

Jul 02, 2020

The International Transport Workers’ Federation (ITF) and Global Cruise Lines have reached an agreement to ensure that the crew stranded on the CMV ships continue to be repatriated over the coming days.

Aida Cruises extends cruise cancellations through end of August

Jul 02, 2020

The German-based cruise operator Aida Cruises announced today they will extend voluntary pause of their sailings until August 31, 2020.

Celestyal Cruises extends suspension of operations until March 2021

Jul 02, 2020

The Greek cruise operator Celestyal Cruises, with voyages through the Greek islands and Turkey, has announced the suspension of its operations until 2021. Celestyal Cruises announced they will resume cruises on the cruise ships Celestyal Crystal and Celestyal Olympia starting March 6, 2021.

Carnival Legend responds to call for help from stranded catamaran in Bahamas

Jul 02, 2020

The cruise ship Carnival Legend responded to a call for help from a catamaran that had run out of fuel off the coast of Bahamas. Carnival Legend delivered 25 gallons of fuel to the boat crew in order to make its way back to Jacksonville, Florida. John Heald, Carnival Cruise Line’s brand ambassador, shared Carnival Legend crew response to the call for help on his Facebook page.

Virgin Voyages' Scarlet Lady Will Sail to Europe to Repatriate Remaining Crew

Jun 23, 2020

Virgin Voyages cruise ship Scarlet Lady will depart from Port Miami today June 23, and set sail on a Transatlantic voyage back to Europe. Virgin Voyages is committed to repositioning the Scarlet back to Europe where she is expected to arrive on the 6th of July, at her birthplace Genoa, Italy.

Appreciation Letter to Royal Caribbean by Filipino Crew Member

Jun 22, 2020

From Royal Caribbean crew member from the Philippines repatriated on June 16, 2020.

A word thank you is not enough to express my feelings for being so blessed and thankful as being a part of your company. 

Myanmar Crew Members Send Their Gratitude to Royal Caribbean International

Jun 22, 2020

I’m one of the Celebrity Summit’s crew members from Royal Caribbean International

It was a really hard time for all crew members on board when the company was trying to send us home safely during the Covid-19 pandemic, and the lockdown of the cruise industry. They were trying very hard in these tough times to send all the crews from so many different countries. 

Costa Mediterranea Arrives in the Philippines to Repatriate 700 Filipino crew

Jun 22, 2020

About 700 Costa Cruises Filipino crew members will disembark from the Costa Mediterranea on 26-27 June. The cruise ship arrived this morning on June 22, at 7 am at the anchorage point off the coast of Manila.

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