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MSC Cruises crew shares stories and experience as they return back to the ships

Apr 13, 2021

The global MSC family is slowly assembling and returning back to the cruise ships. Crew members from the Philippines, Peru, Indonesia and India have already boarded several ships in Italy, ahead of the necessary preparations for a new restart this year. I had the pleasure to talk with several MSC crew members who just joined the ships, while they are in 14-day mandatory quarantine, and shared their experience and expectations.

Cunard’s Captain Christopher Wells is retiring after a 20 year career with the line

Apr 13, 2021

Cunard Line announced today the retirement of Captain, Christopher Wells, after a stellar 20 year career with the company, part of 30 years spent working across Carnival Corporation cruise lines. Wells embarked on his retirement this week, as he was awarded the rank of Commodore in recognition of his long outstanding career with the brand.

Cruise lines face scrutiny after false claims that evacuation by ships is only for vaccinated people in St Vincent

Apr 13, 2021

The past few days have been devastating for the people on the Caribbean island of St. Vincent after La Soufriere volcano erupted several times in an explosion of ash and hot gas. The larges eruption happen this Monday, since the volcanic activity started last week, and poses a serious threat to residents yet to be evacuated.

MSC Lirica: Injured Crew Member Transferred to Hospital in Corfu

Apr 10, 2021

A 44-year-old electrician, member of the crew of the cruise ship MSC Lirica, was injured on Wednesday while trying to change a valve of the cooling mechanism. At the time of the accident, MSC Lirica was at the port of Corfu, Greece where the ship is currently in warm layup. The crew member, whose name was not released, was first checked by the ship’s doctor and later transported by EKAB ambulance service to the Corfu General Hospital, for further medical treatment.

St. Vincent Orders Emergency Evacuation - Royal Caribbean and Carnival Sending Ships to Help

Apr 09, 2021

The Government of Saint Vincent and the Grenadines have declared Red Alert and ordered mandatory evacuations on Thursday after La Soufriere volcano is in danger of exploding. Evacuation is underway by land and sea in preparation for an explosive eruption of the volcano.

Proud to be cruise ship crew member

Apr 08, 2021

Crew members are proud and hardworking people, loyal to the cruise lines and committed to their jobs at sea. They are breadwinners for their families but also visionaries who dream for a better future. During this difficult year some found different jobs, others waited for that call from the cruise lines. However, almost all of them are eager to get back at sea and continue doing what they do best.

Nicko Cruises to resume cruise operations on April 10

Apr 08, 2021

The German-based cruise line Nicko Cruises, announced today its long-awaited maiden voyage onboard the small expedition ship WORLD VOYAGER. The 200 pasanger ship is expected to set sail on April 10, with an 11-day itinerary around the Canary Islands, departing from Tenerife.

Virgin Voyages to Start UK Summer Cruises With Scarlet Lady

Apr 08, 2021

Virgin Voyages will restart cruise operation this summer from the UK with Scarlet Lady. One day after Virgin Voyages announced the decision to cancel Miami sailings thought September 17, 2021, the cruise line released an exciting announcement that Scarlet Lady will sail out of Portsmouth, UK starting August 6.

Montenegro open for cruise ships from April 10

Apr 07, 2021

Montenegro's Ministry of Health will allow entry of cruise ships and lift the ban which has been in force since March 2020, due to the Covid-19 pandemic. The ban will most likely be lifted by the end of this week, for cruise ships with medical facilities for PCR testing on passengers and crew on a daily basis.

Virgin Voyages Cancels Scarlet Lady Summer Cruises

Apr 07, 2021

Virgin Voyages has cancelled summer cruises on Scarlet Lady departing from Miami until September 17, 2021.