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Two Holland America Line ships collide

May 04, 2019

Two Holland America Line cruise ships collided today, May 4, at Canada Place in Port Vancouver, Canada. According to reports, the cruise ship ms Oosterdam hit the Nieuw Amsterdam during a docking maneuver. The allision happen stern to stern when Oosterdam was backing in while the Nieuw Amsterdam was already stationed at the dock.

Young Designers to Create New Uniforms for Pullmantur Cruises Crew

Apr 22, 2019

The Spanish cruise line Pullmantur Cruceros has partnered with European Design Institute (IED) and Ad Talent to design the new uniforms for its crew members. In achieving this creative task sponsored by the prestigious Spanish designer Juanjo Oliva (fashion designer for Zara before creating his own company), a competition was organized for students to design the uniforms.

AIDA Cruises taking over Royal Caribbean world's largest cruise ship title by 2024

Apr 20, 2019

The German Cruise Line AIDA has announced the construction of the world’s largest cruise ship named AIDAflex, surpassing Symphony of the Seas by size and capacity. The so-called Tethys-class mega ship scheduled to be completed in 2024, will come in at a staggering 260.900 tons. Its total capacity will be 8,400 passengers, not including crew - a new all-time record for the cruise industry.

New US travel restrictions to ban cruise ships sailing to Cuba

Apr 18, 2019

On Wednesday, US National Security Adviser John Bolton announced restrictions for Americans traveling to Cuba. The new regulatory changes by the United States administration will restrict traveling to Cuba to family visits only, or other official business.

Once upon a time…

Apr 17, 2019

Your life changed in a minute…seconds… Yes, I know what you feeling I experienced the same.  Let me share some horror stories. 

Crew Time Card Policy: Are Cruise Lines following the rules?

Apr 16, 2019

The following message was sent by a crew member wishing to remain anonymous. According to the crew member, many cruise lines abuse the mandatory time and attendance policy regulated under the Maritime Labour Convention 2006(‘MLC’). He states that supervisors onboard adjusts the crew time cards, especially for the minimum hours of rest, which must be at least 6 hours between the shifts.

Captain Serena Melani the first female captain to deliver new cruise ship

Apr 15, 2019

Regent Seven Seas Cruises announced Captain Serena Melani will be at the helm of their latest cruise ship Seven Seas Splendor. When the vessel joins Regent Seven Seas fleet in February 2020 this will mark the first time a woman to captain an opening team and deliver brand new cruise liner.

Carnival Fantasy comes to the rescue of 23 people on disabled boat

Apr 15, 2019

The cruise ship Carnival Fantasy rescued 23 people on Sunday who had been drifting in the Gulf of Mexico for days. According to reports 22 Cuban nationals sailed from Cuba to Mexico on a wooden boat when it lost power, setting them adrift for days.  A Cuban-Mexican raised them to his sport fishing boat, but then he also suffered an engine failure and the group spent another three days at sea. They managed to establish contact with the US Coast Guard and requested evacuation from the stranded boat.

Pregnant Crew Member Airlifted From MSC Cruise Ship

Apr 12, 2019

The Spanish search and rescue agency Salvamento Maritimo performed a remarkable evacuation of a Brazilian woman who was in labor on a cruise ship in the middle of the Atlantic Ocean. After experiencing contractions and almost giving birth on board MCS Seaview the woman was airlifted from the vessel some 400 miles of the coast of Gran Canaria on Monday, April 8, 2019.

A day in the life of a Shoppie on Cruise Ship

Apr 11, 2019

Shoppie or sales assistant schedules vary depending on the ship you are placed, the management you work with and the store you are assigned. My day in the life of a Shoppie is based on a typical day on Royal Caribbean - Harmony of the Seas.

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