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Malaga To Start Self-Driving Shuttle Bus From the Cruise Terminal

May 15, 2018

Malaga is going to be the first city in Europe that will offer visitors a fully operational driverless bus service. The project named AutoMOST which started in 2017 aims to provide a smart public transport system for the tourists visiting Malaga. This experimental 9 million euro project is in the final stage.

Pride of America Cancels Hawaii Ports Due To Adverse Conditions

May 15, 2018

Norwegian Cruise Line announced it will cancel this week stops in Hawaii. The cruise ship Pride of America which makes regular voyages around Hawaii will not make any stops this week because of “adverse conditions” on the island. The cruise line released a statement today saying that their cruise ship will not call in Hilo on Tuesday, instead will spend a day at sea.

Record-breaking 78 feet freak wave recorded in the South Pacific

May 11, 2018

A few decades ago rogue waves also known as monster waves were still dismissed as sailor's myth. But they really do exist - and buoys keep measuring new peaks.

Two Macedonian Staff Members Awarded Harding Employee of the Month

May 11, 2018

Every month Harding Retail, the world’s biggest on-board tax- and duty-free outlets operator on cruise ships, awards two employees for their outstanding and dedicated work. The awards are dedicated towards an outstanding performance in line with Harding Retail Corporate Values Trust, Spirit and Professionalism. Last month awards went to Mitko Stamenkovski who was awarded “Harding US, Manager of the Month” and Dimitar Kjosevski taking “Employee of the Month award”.

Oceania Regatta Suffers Propulsion Problems

May 10, 2018

We have just received a message from a reader of Crew-Center that the cruise ship Oceania Regatta is experiencing technical problems. Today’s scheduled stop in the Cartagena, Colombia is canceled and the vessel was anchored just outside from the port. Ship’s captain informed passengers onboard via PA system that the vessel is experiencing technical issues. Technical personnel (contractors) boarded the vessel by a pilot boat and are working to solve the problem.

Carnival Cruise Line Introduces New Crew Internet Plans

May 09, 2018

Carnival Cruise Line has introduced new internet prices for crew members on their latest cruise ship Carnival Horizon. Unlike previous plans where Carnival crew was charged per minute, the new plans include charges by Megabyte. The good news is that the new prices are lower than the old ones. Now the crew will have an option purchase $5, $10 or $40 internet card with prices ranging from 10, 9 and 6 cents per MB.

MSC Cruises raises more than 8 million Euros for UNICEF

May 09, 2018

MSC Cruises announced that they have raised over 8 million euros for UNICEF, thanks to the generous donations of guests sailing on their cruise ships. The funds raised are used to help children in Africa by providing ready-to-use therapeutic food (RUTF). To date, more than 6.5 million RUFT packages have already been distributed to children in Ethiopia, South Sudan, Somalia and Malawi.

DJ ROB The First Humanoid DJ Robot on Cruise Ship

May 08, 2018

When it comes to new technology cruise lines are quite creative by implementing impressive robot bartenders on Royal Caribbean ships, magic carpet on Celebrity Edge, the friendly Pepper Robot on Costa and AIDA cruise ship to name a few. 

MSC Cruises delays the entry into service of MSC Seaview

May 08, 2018

The scheduled inaugural cruise of MSC Seaview, the 15th MSC cruise ship that will join the fleet next month, was postponed. The cruise ship is currently in the final construction phase at the Fincantieri shipyard in Monfalcone, Italy, where there was a great progress since the keel was placed in February 2017.

NCL Crewmember Loses His Job for Possession of Cannabis-Infused Mints

May 07, 2018

A 25-year-old Norwegian Cruise Line crewmember was detained by Bermuda Authorities on May 2, for possession of Cannabis-infused mints. According to Royal Gazette, Ethan Crystal from New York, part of the Norwegian Escape crew was stopped and searched by Customs officers at Dockyard’s Heritage Wharf as he returned back to the cruise ship.

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