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NCLH Cruise Ships Go To Cool Lay-Up Manning

Sep 01, 2020

Norwegian Cruise Line, Oceania Cruises and Regent Seven Seas which are all part of Norwegian Cruise Line Holdings (NCLH) will further reduce its crew that are currently on board the ships as they enter a cool lay-up manning. The crew level will be below specified by the ship’s minimum safe manning operation, but still sufficient to satisfy maintenance and security requirements.

Cruise Lines might lose the most valuable asset, the crew!

Aug 29, 2020

While we are all aware of the challenges and fears that the COVID-19 pandemic has bestowed upon all of us in the same sense it also shows us what truly is important.

Seajets is the new owner of two former HAL ships

Aug 29, 2020

The Greek ferry company Seajets is the new owner of the recently sold Holland America Line cruise ships ms Veendam and ms Maasdam. Once things get back to normal Seajets will enter the highly competitive cruise market with 3 cruise vessels in the fleet, as the company had already bought the cruise ship Oceana from P&O Cruises. 

P&O Cruises Australia Announces Extension of Pause in Operations through December 2

Aug 27, 2020

P&O Cruises Australia is extending its pause in cruise operations in Australia through December 2, 2020, as the company continues to take guidance from authorities, public health experts, authorities and society on restarting sailing.

Carnival Imagination Heading For The Scrapyard?

Aug 26, 2020

After Carnival Corporation announced on July 29, that the company will be disposing additional two ships as part of non-cash impairment charge, it would appear that the next ship heading for scrapyard might be Carnival Imagination. According to the ship-tracking website Marine Traffic, Carnival Imagination’s reported destination is now set to the Turkish port of Aliaga with an estimated arrival at the scrapyard on 10th September.

Survey: Global seafarers during the COVID-19 pandemic

Aug 25, 2020

An international team of researchers from the University of Queensland (Australia), Royal Holloway University of London (UK), the World Maritime University (Sweden), and Uppsala University are working on a survey for international seafarers during the COVID-19 pandemic as part of a research project.

Cunard suspends all sailings until March 2021

Aug 25, 2020

Carnival’s UK-based brand Cunard announced extension of its pause in operations. The Iconic brand will resume sailings in March 25, 2021, with Queen Elizabeth; following Queen Mary 2 on April 18, 2021 and finally on May 16, 2021 Queen Victoria is expected to set sail with guests.

Costa Cruises: Covid-19 swab tests to all embarking guests

Aug 25, 2020

Costa Cruises announced today that the company has obtained RINA Biosafety Trust Certification, further enhancing health protocols for a responsible and safe restart of voyages in September, with Costa Deliziosa and Costa Diadema. As part of the safety protocols all guest bording the ships will perform the antigenic Covid-19 swab tests.

Crew Member Illustrated - Comic Perspective Of The Ship Life

Aug 11, 2020

When life gives you COVID 19 pandemic while working on a cruise ship, there are those who cry you a river and those who turn towards some form of creative awakening while rising above the power of the pandemic fear. One such amazing man is David Oscar who joined Carnival Cruise Lines in 2017 boarding his first ship with a sketch pad and thirst for experiences, friendships and travel.

Costa Cruises Announces New Departure Dates

Aug 10, 2020

Costa Cruises released the latest update of the fleet restart with adjusted departure dates. According to the announcement, 5 Costa ships will set sail in August, starting with Costa Pacifica scheduled to depart from Genoa on August 21. Most of the new departure dates are adjusted by a day or two from the previously announced, as the company makes final preparations for the fleet restart.