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Is Sambal Forbidden on MSC Cruise Ships?

Nov 26, 2017

I have received a message from MSC Cruises crew member saying that the onboard security officers are confiscating the sauce SAMBAL from the Indonesian crew. Allegedly the sign-on crew which has brought sambal from back home are not allowed to bring it on the ship and security takes the sauce. Now you will say it’s not a big deal and why bother to write about it. Well, that’s not all.

Azamara Pursuit Dream Team Revealed

Nov 24, 2017

Azamara Club Cruises has announced senior officers of their latest cruise ship Azamara Pursuit. With the announcement of the team of highly accomplished professionals, the ship is guaranteed to be a success since its first cruise in August 2018. Senior captain Carl Smith, Cruise Director Tony Markey, and Hotel Director Ryszard Gusmann are very popular with Azamara loyal guests, so they will help to continue company’s success.

Royal Caribbean to implement emissions-free fuel cell tech

Nov 24, 2017

The pioneering technology leader in electrification products, robotics and motion, and power grids ABB, will deliver the first fuel cell system for Royal Caribbean International as part of a pilot project. The BZ technology was first presented last week at the Technology Display Days in New York. 

Cunard Boss Wins “Outstanding Individual Award”

Nov 22, 2017

Cristina Munoz, Brand Partnerships and Events Manager at Cunard Line, has received an award for her work to help raise £2million for a national youth charity organization. She was presented with the “Outstanding Individual Award” by The Prince’s Trust at a ceremony at the St. Pancras Renaissance Hotel in London. Following the 10 year partnership with the national youth charity, Cunard has raised £2 million to help Prince’s Trust reach more young people.

4 Crew Members Arrested For Smuggling 27kg. of Gold

Nov 22, 2017

Okinawa Customs and Japan Coast Guard have arrested a group of four crewmembers at the port of Naha, on suspicion of violating the customs laws.

Crew member and passenger medevaced from Oceania Riviera

Nov 20, 2017

The Spanish Coast Guard performed a medical evacuation of two people, a crew member and a passenger, who were sailing on board the cruise ship Oceania Riviera. Medical evacuation has been confirmed to Europa Press by a spokesman for Maritime Rescue, who said that, around 9:20 p.m.

Greece Flood Victims to be Housed on Cruise Ship

Nov 17, 2017

More than 1000 people affected by the massive floods in Greece will be housed on the luxury cruise ship “Celestyal Nefeli” which is already docked in Piraeus. The cruise ship was made available for the people who have lost their homes, following the intervention of the Minister of Shipping and Island Policy, Mr. Panagiotis Kouroupli.

Celebrity Flora to Join Celebrity Cruises in 2019

Nov 17, 2017

Celebrity Cruises is building a new cruise ship for the Galapagos Islands which is set to debut in 2019. The new vessel named Celebrity Flora will have a capacity of 100 passengers and a tonnage of 5,739 gt, will be the largest cruise ship in the Galapagos Islands and will receive luxurious equipment in style of a large yacht. The ship is being built in the Dutch shipyard De Hoop, which is actually better known for river cruise ships construction.

MSC Grandiosa, The First MSC Meraviglia Plus Cruise Ship

Nov 17, 2017

A grandiose name for a truly grandiose cruise ship. MSC Cruises first vessel of the Meraviglia Plus Class will be named MSC Grandiosa. The name was announced during the steel-cutting and coin ceremony for the Meraviglia-class ship MSC Bellissima in the STX shipyard in St. Nazaire, France.

Carnival Triumph fails USPH inspection

Nov 14, 2017

The cruise ship Carnival Triumph fail to pass the recent USPH Inspection.  Centers for Disease Control and Prevention Inspectors boarded the vessel on November 11, at the port of New Orleans, Louisiana, and found multiple violations. CDC has not yet released an official report on their website, however, several crew members have reported that the final USPH score was 78. An 85 or lower on the CDC's 100-point inspection scale is considered failing grade.


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