kgnadmin's blog

Tom Franek Voted Princess Cruises Entertainer of the Year for 2018

Apr 09, 2018

Tom Franek, musical comedian and rising star entertainer onboard Regal Princess has received the annual Princess Cruises award "2018 Entertainer of the Year." 

Five Things All Cruise Lines Should Implement to Improve Crew Members Retention

Apr 07, 2018

Cruise Lines have a different working environment, policies, and services for their employees onboard. There are numerous positive aspects that some Cruise Lines have already implemented on their cruise ships that should be an example for other companies to follow. A happy crew can make the working and living environment more pleasant and more productive, thus consequently make guests happier which is always good for business.

Grandma Under Investigation For 300.00 Euro Insurance Fraud On Cruise Ship

Apr 07, 2018

An 81-year-old Italian woman is under investigation for falsely reporting a theft of her jewelry on a cruise ship for insurance money. The senior citizen ended up under investigation after she claimed that her prized possessions insured on around 300 thousand euros had been stolen from her stateroom safe. Last September the woman together with her friend took a Mediterranean cruise from Venice, bringing with her jewelry, gold, and watches, declared to embark.

Viking Ocean Cruises Orders Two More Cruise Ships

Apr 06, 2018

Viking Ocean Cruises has signed a letter of intent with Vard Holdings, a subsidiary of the Italian shipbuilder Fincantieri, for the design and construction of two cruise ships for, plus two more in option. The vessels, which will be delivered in Norway respectively in the second quarter of 2021 and in the second quarter of 2022, explains a note, will be the first that Vard will realize for Viking Ocean Cruises.

MSC Opera Missing Crew Member Located In Grand Cayman

Apr 04, 2018

After seven days search for the missing person Royal Cayman Islands Police have finally located the 34-year-old MSC Opera crewmember Yusmaidys Ortiz Perez. The Cuban national left the cruise ship in George Town, Grand Cayman and failed to return back onboard. 

Divorce Rate Among Cruise Ship Crew Members is Rising

Apr 03, 2018

Even the most committed couples can grow apart especially if they are for a long period of time separated. This is the most common issue of married crew members who spent 6 to 8 months away from home and away from their spouses. There are numerous cases when these couples decide to break the wedding vows because they are becoming strangers due to the distance.

Royal Caribbean cancels Radiance of the Seas cruise due to propulsion issues

Apr 03, 2018

Radiance of the Seas 11-Night New Zealand Cruise departing from Sydney, Australia on April 6, will be canceled due to propulsion problems. Royal Caribbean International has released announcement saying that the cruise ship needs to undergo repairs on the Azipod propulsion system, which impacts the ships’ speed and ability to deliver future scheduled cruises.

Passengers Stage Mutiny on NCL cruise ship Norwegian Joy

Mar 30, 2018

Heavy fog that lasted for days at the port of Shanghai has forced several ships to cancel their voyages including the cruise ship Norwegian Joy. According to the local media, after passengers have embarked on March 27 onboard the Norwegian Cruise Line ship, specially dedicated to the Chinese market, they were informed that the voyage is canceled. Following this announcement, hundreds of passengers took to the ship’s guest relations desk to protest.

Carnival Cruise Line Takes Delivery of Carnival Horizon

Mar 29, 2018

Carnival Horizon has joined Carnival Cruise Line as the 26th cruise ship of the fleet. Horizon is currently sailing to Barcelona where the inaugural 13-day voyage will start on April 2nd. The traditional maritime handover ceremony was held at the Fincantieri shipyard attended by Micky Arison, Chairman of Carnival Corporation, Christine Duffy, President of Carnival Cruise Line, while Fincantieri was represented by the president Giampiero Massolo and the managing director Giuseppe Bono.

Carnival Cruise Line Takes Delivery of Carnival Horizon

Mar 29, 2018