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The Story of a Cruise Ship Cook Who Won The Battle Against COVID-19

Apr 28, 2020

The following story speaks of one crew member reality and his fight not only with the COVID-19 but also with the loss of a parent during the lockdown of the cruise ships. What happens when you are stuck on a cruise ship thousands of miles from home, not able to pay respect, and say final goodbye to the person who raised you? This is the reality of a cook who due to the circumstances and the lockdown caused by the global pandemic, received the sad news while on a cruise ship.

Costa Fascinosa Indonesian Crew Member Dies in a Hospital in Brazil

Apr 26, 2020

Another crew member of the cruise ship Costa Fascinosa has died as a result of complications caused by the Coronavirus. Rudy Haryanto - Assistant Housekeeping Manager from Indonesia has died in a hospital in Santos after testing positive for Covid-19.

Hundreds Of Birds Found Dead On Cruise Ship Open Decks

Apr 25, 2020

Hundreds of birds were discovered dead on a cruise ship open deck by the crew, yesterday morning. A crew member who wishes to remain anonymous recorded a video of the sight which appears as if the birds had dropped down dead from the sky.

Aida Plans To Use Cruise Ships To Repatriate The Crew

Apr 23, 2020

The German cruise line Aida Cruises plans to use cruise ships to repatriate crew back home. According to a message send by a crew member the repatriation process will start by transferring the crew on one ship which will then set sail to Europe from where charter flights will be organized for the crew.

Costa Atlantica 48 Crew Members Test Positive For Covid-19

Apr 23, 2020

48 crew members onboard the cruise ship Costa Atlantica which is docked in the Japanese port of Nagasaki for repairs, tested positive at COVID-19. The Japanese authorities announced today, 14 additional crew members are confirmed positive from the latest tests, all among the kitchen and dining room staff.

Tina Toberd Tees Crew Humanitarian Effort: United we will Succeed and Sail Again

Apr 23, 2020

This is a story of love and hope in the time when fear is spreading more rapidly than the COVID 19 pandemic. This is a story that speaks of one girls love for her crew members and community in measures so great that she decides to stand aside from them and find creative and daring ways of not only helping, but also inspiring more to consider their abilities further than the world of the cruise ship.

Costa Fascinosa Crew Member Dies in a Hospital in Brazil

Apr 21, 2020

Dear friends and colleagues, we lost another fellow crew member. It’s a sad day for all of us when we heard the news about the death of Bendie Antonio, a Filipino crew member of Costa Cruises. Bendie was taken off the cruise ship Costa Fascinosa and transferred to a hospital in Santos, Brazil, together with nine of his fellow crew members who tested positive for the virus.

Crew Story: I survived COVID-19, I won the battle against the virus

Apr 20, 2020

COVID-19 has managed to put so much fear into the hearts of people all over the world with crew members experiencing more than average fear due to being away from family and friends support. In times of uncertainty and fear, it is a good idea to share something that can alleviate this at least a little and to know that people survive.

Crew Stories: Proud to be Part of Costa Smeralda Opening Team

Apr 19, 2020

I was still at Costa Fortuna when I’ve heard that Costa Smeralda will be the next ship I'm going to conquer.  It's not easy for me to decide whether to go for it and worst comes worst or to turned down the offer. While enjoying the vacay and having hard times in deciding whether Costa Smeralda is for me or not. It was indeed a great challenge to face this mysterious Costa Smeralda. Nevertheless, I made the right decision then.

Holland America Line Group To Use 8 Cruise Ships To Repatriate Crew Home

Apr 18, 2020

Holland America Line Group is in process of creating a plan to sail repatriation voyages to return thousands of crew members home to Europe, Asia, South America and the Caribbean. In order to put this plan in action, there are multiple challenges to consider including the individual destination of each crew member, U.S.

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