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Celebrity Infinity crew member sent to hospital for testing

Mar 23, 2020

Celebrity Infinity crew member was recently disembarked from the cruise ship and sent to hospital for testing. As a precaution measure from the Miami Head Office starting today, all public areas will be closed for the crew and all crew activities have been suspended until further notice. 

MSC Splendida Emergency Medical Evacuation of Crew Member

Mar 23, 2020

A crew member was evacuated from the cruise ship MSC Splendida today at around 14:00 central European time, while the vessel was near the island of Sardinia. According to our source, the crew member is a female Thai national working as a buffet attendant on board. The medical emergency was requested after the crew member was suffering from fever and sore throat for 3 days and her medical condition was getting worse.

Mein Schiff 1 and 2 Crew Members to be Send Home from Barbados

Mar 23, 2020

In light of the global outbreak of Covid-19 and cancelations of fleet-wide voyages, a tough decision has been made by TUI Cruises to send as many crew members as possible back home. The German cruise operator is trying to provide as much information as possible to their crewmembers, but at the same time, they are still bound by regulations, restrictions, flight options, meaning that valid statements at this time are very difficult to make.

MSC Opera Status: 200 crew onboard, 7 positive for COVID-19 at home, 13 in quarantine on the ship

Mar 21, 2020

Around 200 crew members are stuck on the cruise ship MSC Opera docked in the port of Genoa, Italy. The number of quarantined crew members has risen from 7 people since March 18, to 13 isolated crew in just two days. As the situation is getting progressively worse in Italy, the crew are stuck on the ship until they get clearance from the Italian Health Authorities and test negative for the virus.

Freedom of the Seas Crew Members to be Send Home

Mar 21, 2020

At a meeting held yesterday onboard Freedom of the Seas shipboard employees were informed that the company will try to send non-essential personnel home in the following days.

Princess Cruises says there are no confirmed cases of COVID-19 Onboard Ruby Princess

Mar 20, 2020

Following the news after multiply media outlets reported that four people on board Rubi Princess tested positive for COVID-19 after getting off the ship, Princess Cruises said there are no positive cases on board.

In a letter distributed today among Rubi Princess crew members the company said:

Carnival Imagination Passenger Tests Positive for COVID-19 After Returning Home

Mar 20, 2020

One passenger tested positive for Coronavirus after returning home from a cruise on Carnival Imagination. CDC has informed Carnival Cruise Line about this individual and the company is taking additional precautions to protect its crew on board. In a letter distributed on March 18, Carnival Cruise Line informed the crew members about the passenger who tested positive as well as providing additional information about the current status on board Carnival Imagination.

Carnival Spirit Crew Members to be Send Home

Mar 19, 2020

Following the increased number of travel restrictions put in place around the world and the uncertainty related to the COVID-19 Carnival Cruise Line has decided to send all non-essential Carnival Spirit team members home. The disembarkation of the Carnival Spirit crew members will start on March 21, in Sydney the company said in a letter sent to the shipboard employees. All debarking team members will receive 30 days pay or through end of the crew contract, whichever comes first.

Costa Magica Crew Express Their Concerns after Two Test Positive for COVID-19

Mar 19, 2020

The cruise ship Costa Magica has been turned away by several ports in the Caribbean after two people tested positive for COVID-19 aboard the ship. Costa Magica is now anchored near Pointe-à-Pitre, Guadeloupe where one seriously ill crew member was medically evacuated today from the ship.

TUI Cruises: Mein Schiff 1 Captain Shares Updates With the Crew

Mar 19, 2020

The cruise ship Mein Schiff 1 operated by the German cruise line TUI Cruises, is heading to Bridgetown Barbados, to disembark all 2800 guests after which all cruises are canceled until May 13. Following the recent developments, some of the crew expressed their concerns what will happen with their jobs. Addressing their concerns Mein Schiff 1 Captain Todd Burgman sent a letter to around 1000 crew members currently on board, sharing information what will happen in the following days.

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