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Crew Member Dies Onboard Norwegian Joy

Jul 23, 2019

A crew member aboard the Norwegian Cruise ship, Norwegian Joy, has died on 9 July 2019. The 29-year-old crew member from Mauritius, Chandraprakash Beersee, passed away in his cabin on Norwegian Joy, while the vessel was sailing to Juneau, Alaska. According to reports, the cause of death was a heart attack while the crew member was sleeping. Chandraprakash was a talented pastry chef who has boarded the vessel three weeks before his death on 15 June 2019.

Carnival Crew Member Arrested for Attempting to Smuggle Himself into Canada

Jul 19, 2019

Customs and Border Protection officials arrested a former Carnival Cruise Line crew member after he allegedly tried to smuggle himself out of the United States.

Deck Chair Dispute Erupts in Brawl Between Two Senior Passengers on Cruise Ship

Jul 17, 2019

We have all heard the problems with deck chair hogs – people that wake up really early, claim their loungers by the open deck with a towel, but a brawl among two senior guests to claim a deck chair is something new.

Empress of the Seas Cancels San Juan due to safety concerns

Jul 17, 2019

The Royal Caribbean cruise ship Empress of the Seas, decided to cancel scheduled arrival to San Juan due to safety concerns over protests which started yesterday, calling for Puerto Rico Governor Ricard Orossello to step down. According to the latest reports the vessel is being re-routed to Tortola, British Virgin Islands, and all guests will receive refunds for prepaid shore excursions scheduled for San Juan.

Filipina Medevaced From Oasis of the Seas

Jul 13, 2019

The Italian Coast Guard performed medical evacuation of a 31 year old woman from the Philippines sailing on the Royal Caribbean cruise ship Oasis of the Seas.

In Memoriam: Silvio Gentile - Carnival Cruise Line Director of Scheduling & Compliance

Jul 13, 2019

Silvio Gentile, Carnival Cruise Line Director of Scheduling and Compliance, has passed away from a heart attack ten days ago in Miami, Florida. With the sudden death of Silvio Gentile, Carnival lost a great professional and a visionary, but most of all an exceptional human who has impacted the lives of many onboard Carnival cruise ships.

Zenith to Leave Pullmantur Fleet in 2020

Jul 10, 2019

The Spanish cruise line Pullmantur Cruises has confirmed that their cruise ship “Zenith” will leave the fleet in early 2020. The withdrawal of the Zenith will cause cancellation of the routes to the Canary Islands and Madeira.

Simwave Opens Royal Caribbean Maritime Training Center in Rotterdam

Jul 10, 2019

Royal Caribbean has started operating a maritime training center in Rotterdam as a result of its contract with the company Simwave. The ultra-modern simulation center will offer Royal Caribbean technical and operational staff training to ensure, develop and maintain safe operations.

Coast Guard stops search for missing Carnival Victory crew member

Jul 07, 2019

The US Coast Guard has ended the search for the crewmember who fell from the cruise ship Carnival Victory. 

Former Crew Members Open Russian & European Restaurant Visit Mama in Cozumel

Jul 07, 2019

My name is Margarita, I am from Minsk, Belarus, and Carlos from Mexico. We used to work on board first European ships, after Carnival ships: Paradise, Conquest, and Breeze. Effy jewelry store. Now we live on Cozumel island.  But this story is not about us. And even not about working on board. All of you, guys, know how hard and at the same time exciting it is, and how it is changing life. This story is about life challenges and courage. 

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