Cruise Port Crew's blog

Crew Members Can Use MoneyGram Transfers on the Brightwell App

Dec 19, 2019

MoneyGram International announced an innovative partnership with the FinTech Company Brightwell, which will help crew members send their money back home safely and easily. The new MoneyGram option is now available to all crew members using the Brightwell app. This empowers shipboard employees to support their friends and family in over 200 countries around the world.

Interview With MSC Cruises Shop Assistant

Dec 18, 2019

The following article is an interview with MSC Cruises Shop Assistant describing his personal experience. Find out the process of how to apply for the job, how long it takes to board the ship and the first day at work. 

Costa Smeralda Cancels Stop in Marseille

Dec 18, 2019

Following the protests in France, the cruise ship Costa Smeralda has canceled its scheduled arrival in Marseille. Instead, the first LNG powered cruise ship for Costa Cruises will sail directly to Italy. During her inaugural voyage, the ship departed from the Finnish shipyard Meyer Turku on December 5. The first stop was in Barcelona where the ship refueled its LNG tanks and was presented to the Spanish market in a grand ceremony.

Costa Smeralda joins Costa Cruises fleet

Dec 06, 2019

The Italian cruise line Costa Cruises took delivery of the cruise ship Costa Smeralda, a new flagship powered by liquefied natural gas (LNG), the fossil fuel with low environmental impact that represents a real novelty in the cruise sector. The delivery ceremony took place at the Meyer shipyard in Turku (Finland), where the ship was built. Costa Smeralda is the first ship of the Costa fleet to use liquefied natural gas both in port and at sea.

Virgin Voyages' Scarlet Lady Completes Sea Trials

Dec 06, 2019

Marking a great milestone before her Inaugural Journey on April 1, 2020, Virgin Voyages’ first ship, Scarlet Lady, has successfully completed sea trials. The ship began its first phase of sea trials between November 15 and 18, sailing from Genoa to Marseille, and then a second phase from Marseille to Genova from November 27 to 30.

All cruise ship calls to Dominica canceled due to unrest

Dec 05, 2019

In an interview for Kevz Politics, Dominica Prime Minister Roosevelt Skerrit announced today that all cruise ship calls to Dominica have been canceled effective immediately. The decision comes after unrests intensified in the small Caribbean island nation ahead of elections on Friday, 06 December 2019. Prime Minister said that this decision will remain in effect until after the general election period when hopefully, this madness will subside.

Gastrointestinal Outbreak on Norwegian Joy Second Time in a Week

Dec 02, 2019

Ten people from the cruise ship Norwegian Joy were treated by paramedics on Sunday morning at the Port of Los Angeles after they fell ill onboard just one week after a similar outbreak was reported on the same ship.

Cruise Line game changer app, and YES!!! It's free for all crew members!

Nov 30, 2019

The pioneer and unique app for all crew in ALL cruise lines to meet, social, mingle and even more…

Happiness is better shared :)

And better yet, shared with people who we feel connected to have commonalities and share similar desires.

Deadly Bus Accident in Belize Kills 5 People Including 2 Cruise Passengers

Nov 28, 2019

A tragic accident involving a tourist bus with cruise ship passengers and a red SUV happened today on the George Price Highway in Belize. The accident occurred after the van full with cruise ship passengers was returning from a popular tour at Jaguar Paw Cave. According to local sources the red SUV was attempting to overtake another vehicle when it collided into a white van carrying the tourists.

Royal Caribbean Cancels Cruise Ship Arrivals in San Juan

Nov 26, 2019

Several News Outlets in Puerto Rico report of numerous cancelations of cruise ship arrivals in San Juan scheduled for the season 2020 and 2021.

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