Cruise Port Crew's blog

Crew Stories: The first day joining a cruise ship

Oct 30, 2019

The First contract on a cruise ship was to last from November 5th, 2017 to February 28th, 2018. The best part about it was the route – I would board in Miami and then cruise south all the way to Brazil, Argentina, Uruguay, and Chile. Exactly the parts of South America that I haven’t seen. Then from the end of November till mid-February, we would cruise to Antarctica. The only places I haven’t seen and traveled to are Africa and Inner North Europe.

Thailand Ports Cruise Ships Schedules 2020

Oct 29, 2019

Cruise ship timetables with arrival and departure times of all major cruise lines scheduled to visit ports in Thailand in 2020.

Taiwan Ports Cruse Ship Schedules 2020

Oct 29, 2019

Cruise ship timetables with arrival and departure times of all major cruise lines scheduled to visit ports in Taiwan in 2020.

Coast Guard Medevacs crew member from Mein Schiff 1

Oct 28, 2019

Emergency on board the German cruise ship Mein Schiff 1. The US Coast Guard medevaced a 44-year-old man from the TUI Cruises ship on Sunday, approximately 20 nautical miles east of Atlantic City.

International Job Day for careers in hospitality, catering and cruise industry

Oct 26, 2019

‘International Job Day’ for careers in hospitality, catering and cruise industry will be held on 16th November 2019 between 11:00 AM to 16:00 PM. Recruiters and HR manager from more than 16 leading hotels, river and ocean cruise lines will be present at the Park Inn Hotel by Radisson Bratislava, Slovakia to meet personally candidates interested to start or enhance their career in the hospitality and catering industry.

Cruise Ship Recovers Body From The Mediterranean

Oct 25, 2019

The German cruise ship Aida Prima recovered a body of an unidentified person from the Mediterranean yesterday at around 1:30 pm. Prima was sailing from the Spanish port of Malaga to Palma de Mallorca when a guest spotted a lifeless body floating in the sea. After alerting the ship's officers crew immediately triggered a man-over-board alarm and initiated a rescue operation. The passengers were then instructed to clear the open deck areas completely.

Couple Kicked Off a Cruise Ship for Loud “Chiki Chiki”?

Oct 24, 2019

Two passengers are suing the German Cruise Line TUI Cruises for psychological and emotional pain they endured after they were kicked off a cruise ship the second day of their Caribbean cruise. The couple boarded the ship “Mein Schiff 5” in April, and the following day they were told by the ship's officers they must leave the vessel in Barbados.  As reported by Reise Reporter the couple had been "passionate" in their stateroom and they forgot to close the balcony door.

Princess Cruises Vs. Seabourn – Bar Department Comparison

Oct 24, 2019

Since previously I worked in the Bar Department on Princess cruises I decided to try something new and joined Seabourn. The day I embarked on Seabourn Quest reception was at the Show Room where we would go one by one and hand over all our paperwork. 

Crew Stories: The Last Night Of My Contract - Hard time from Supervisor and Disembarkation

Oct 24, 2019

The Last Night of the contract with Princess Cruise line. A slightly uncomfortable situation occurred on the last day. My Supervisor from the  Philippines didn’t allow us to finish our shift slightly earlier which was the regular practice in Princess Cruises for day before you disembark. The last shift should end at 9PM so you have time to pack and take your bags to security so they can be scanned overnight. After that you get dressed up a bit and go to the Crew Bar to have a drink with everyone.

Crew Stories: Celebrating Orthodox Christmas on Cruise Ship

Oct 24, 2019

During my first contract, I spent my birthday alone. Sure I was surrounded by people but not the ones that I wanted there – my parents, my sister, and my best friends. That moment was very difficult. I was less and less happy near the end of my contract. One of the worst moments was Orthodox Christmas (January 7th) that we celebrate at home.