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Crystal and Dream Cruises Awarded Condé Nast Traveler China 2018

Aug 27, 2018

Genting Cruise Lines premium brands Crystal Cruises, and Dream Cruises were recognized at the Condé Nast Traveler China 2018 awards. Through a statement, Genting Cruise Lines indicated that both companies were recognized among the best cruise lines operating in Asia, in their categories. Ms. Christine Li, Senior Vice President, Marketing of Genting Cruise Lines and Mr.

Pacific Princess rescues 3 men in the North Sea

Aug 25, 2018

The cruise ship Pacific Princess changed its course in the North Sea to rescue three men in a life raft who had sent up a flare. The vessel was heading back to the port of Dover after an eight-day voyage to the British Isles when an S.O.S. signal was sent to rescue the men, who were floating in a small life raft.

P&O Australia Sold Pacific Jewel. Will the ship be transformed to Cartoon Network Wave?

Aug 23, 2018

P&O Australia has announced the sale of its cruise ship Pacific Jewel in March 2019. The Cruise Line will be adding two larger cruise liners in its fleet which are currently operated by Princess Cruises, but not until 2020. This means that they will be short for two cruise ships for a year since the second vessel, Pacific Eden was sold in recent months and will head to Cruise & Maritime Voyages in 2019.

Basic Safety Guidelines for Cruise Ship Crew

Aug 21, 2018

Did you know that nearly 250,000 crew members are currently employed in the cruise ship industry?  Working on a cruise ship is a dream-come-true for many and despite cruising being one of the safest forms of travel, unexpected emergencies do occur.  On 10 April this year, the MSC Armonia ran into the dock at the port of Rotan in Honduras.  Thankfully no one was injured but it could s

P&O Cruises Removes Crew Gratuities. Will Other Cruise Lines follow?

Aug 21, 2018

P&O Cruises has sent an email to their customers informing them that the company will no longer charge gratuities or as they refer to discretionary daily service charges.

11 Things to know when working on a cruise ship

Aug 20, 2018

In many aspects, the so-called ship life is quite different from any land-based environment. Here are some challenges people working on cruise ships are experiencing on a daily basis. Some of them sound funny but this is the ship life reality.

British woman rescued 10 hours after falling off Norwegian Star in the Adriatic Sea

Aug 19, 2018

A 46-year-old British woman was rescued after falling from the cruise ship Norwegian Star off the coast of Croatia, the country's coastguard reported. Croatian Coast Guard said the woman identified as Kay Longstaff was rescued 10 hours after falling into the Adriatic Sea some 45 nautical miles offshore - around 11.45 pm on Saturday.

Video: Girl throws her dads phone into the sea because he spends so much time on it

Aug 17, 2018

This 4-year-old girl has had enough, and decided to take the matters into her hands after her father ignored her by talking on his cell phone. She kissed her dad’s phone bye-bye and throw it overboard. After watching the video many people approve of the little girls' reaction saying that the cell phones have taken over our lives and turned away our focus on what’s most important.

The New Mein Schiff 2 Will Be Baptized in Lisbon

Aug 15, 2018

For the first time, the Portuguese capital will be host for the baptism of a new generation cruise ship, the Mein Schiff 2. The latest TUI Cruises vessel will be christened in Lisbon on February 9, 2019, the Port of Lisbon reported in a press release.

Indian Crew Member Dies Onboard Carnival Horizon

Aug 14, 2018

It is with great sadness and sorrow we announce the death of our fellow crew member Ravi Singh Bisht. Ravi was part of the Carnival Cruise Line team since 2012, working in the Culinary Arts department. He sadly passed away onboard the cruise ship Carnival Horizon on August 11, 2018. Ravi leaves behind his family and his beautiful fiancée. They were engaged in July this year, just before Ravi joined the cruise ship for another contract.