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Jewel of the Seas Returns to Dubai After UAE Closes Cruise Ports

Mar 11, 2020

United Arab Emirates Transport Authority announced that all cruises operating out of the UAE have been suspended. The latest precautionary measure announced Tuesday night come as a response to stop the spread of coronavirus the government said.

Young Officer Dies On Princess Cruise Ship

Mar 02, 2020

A young Italian officer was found dead in his cabin onboard the cruise ship Regal Princess on February 28, while the vessel was docked in Cozumel, Mexico. The man was identified as 31-year-old Davide Pignataro from Castellammare, Italy, employed by Princess Cruises as a Second Engineer Officer. Italian media reports that the man was found dead in his cabin by his fellow colleagues shortly after his shift started.

Diamond Princess Hero - Captain Gennaro Arma the last person to leave the ship

Mar 02, 2020

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Crew on Standby as Cruise Lines Cancel Sign-on Dates due to Coronavirus Scare

Mar 01, 2020

The cruise industry has been hit hard by the coronavirus scare in Asia with more than 80 voyages cancelled by several cruise lines, and seven ports closed in the region.

Carnival Crew Member Dies in Mexico

Feb 28, 2020

We are sad to report that a Carnival team member who was part of the Carnival Dream crew has passed away in Mexico. Leonardus Patra from Indonesia passed away on February 6, after he was transferred from Carnival Dream to a local hospital in Yucatan. According to reports the crew member had complained of a stomach pain a few days before he died. His family was notified about this extremely sad news and was told that Leonardus died from a stomach infection.

Diamond Princess and World Dream Indonesian Crew to be Evacuated on Uninhabited Island

Feb 27, 2020

Around 250 Indonesian crew members will be evacuated from the cruise ships Diamond Princess and World Dream to deserted Sebaru Island located in the Thousand Islands (Kepulauan Seribu). 

Plea for Help: MSC Splendida Save Your Chinese Crew

Jan 30, 2020

With the outbreak of the Corona Virus in China the cruise ship MSC Splendida had to cancel the voyage for guests leaving the crew onboard without work at this time.

Coronavirus scare onboard Costa Smeralda

Jan 30, 2020

More than 6,000 guests and 1600 crew members have been put on lockdown today on the cruise ship Costa Smeralda after a suspected case of coronavirus was detected onboard Costa Cruises flagship. Costa Smeralda is in the port of Civitavecchia and is undergoing checks by Italian health authorities. 

Costa Cruises Asia Crew Notice of Coronavirus

Jan 28, 2020

Following the Novel Coronavirus pneumonia outbreak in China, Costa Cruises has released the following information for crew regarding the canceled voyages on four of their cruise ships currently sailing from Chinese ports. Costa cruise ships will remain in their homeports with all crew members onboard following the policies and regulations imposed by health authorities.

Crew Member Dies Aboard Carnival Ecstasy

Jan 27, 2020

We are sad to report that a Carnival team member passed away onboard the cruise ship Carnival Ecstasy. Michael Bryan Agadier Abinsay, age 32, from San Narciso, Zambales, Philippines passed away ten days ago onboard Carnival Ecstasy. According to reports Michael went to his crew cabin to take a rest and never woke up. Unofficial sources say he died from a sudden cardiac arrest while sleeping in his bed.

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