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Latest news related to Princess Cruises and articles submitted by crew members. Find out insight stories from the other side of the Princess cruise ships told by the crew.

Coronavirus Cases Rise to 20 Onboard Diamond Princess

Feb 06, 2020

Japan health officials announced today 10 additional people have tested positive for Coronavirus on the cruise ship Diamond Princess, rising the number of confirmed cases to 20. The infected individuals have been informed they have the virus and were already transported ashore for further treatment and observation by medical staff.

9 Guests and 1 Crew Member Confirmed for Coronavirus on Diamond Princess

Feb 05, 2020

Fear of possible Coronavirus outbreak on a cruise ship became reality after nine guests and one crew member tested positive for Coronavirus on the cruise ship Diamond Princess, said Japan's health minister, Katsunobu Kato on Wednesday morning.

Lightning Strikes Sapphire Princess

Jan 02, 2020

The cruise ship Sapphire Princess was hit by lightning today while sailing in Indonesian waters. No one on board was hurt, but the lightning caused damage to the ship's radar. The lightning struck the mast of the ship and damaged the radar, therefore Sapphire Princess cannot continue the voyage until the radar is fully operational.

Interview With Princess Cruises Buffet Stewardess

Dec 27, 2019

The following article is an interview with Princess Cruises Buffet Stewardess describing her personal experience. Find out the process of how to apply for the job, how long it takes to board the ship and the first day at work. 

What made you decide to apply for a job on cruise ship?

Crew Stories: Free Service of Bar Stewards for Captains Circle Members

Nov 26, 2019

Different guests class are best seen in the Captain’s Welcome Party. This would be a complimentary service and all of the bar stewards that are involved would work for the next hour for free because earning money in Princess Cruises as Bar steward was from the sale of the drink on every check 15% would be our part of earning money for that Cruise segment. 

Interview With Princess Cruises Crew Member

Nov 09, 2019

The following article is an interview with Princess Cruises' crew member describing her personal experience as a buffet stewardess. Find out the process how to apply for the job, how long it takes to board the ship and the first day at work and much more

What made you decide to apply for a job on a Cruise ship?

Princess Cruises Vs. Seabourn – Bar Department Comparison

Oct 24, 2019

Since previously I worked in the Bar Department on Princess cruises I decided to try something new and joined Seabourn. The day I embarked on Seabourn Quest reception was at the Show Room where we would go one by one and hand over all our paperwork. 

Saint Kitts & Nevis Cruise Ports Schedules 2020

Oct 23, 2019

Cruise ship timetables with arrival and departure times of all major cruise lines scheduled to visit ports in Saint Kitts & Nevis in 2020.

Crew Stories: Firsthand experience with the USPH Cleaning - Failures and Achievements

Oct 16, 2019

My duties while working for Princess Cruises were very clear. As a bar waitress, I need to carry a tray, serve drinks, collect empty glasses and follow USPH procedures (cleaning before inspections). That included wiping the shelves where the bottles are kept, wiping the tables and bar with greater detail, changing the tray for the one with the fruit for cocktails. I would also assist in the cocktail making if the bar was very crowded and wipe the bar one more time before closing.

Crew Stories: Blackout on Cruise ship

Oct 09, 2019

It was the end of September 2013. This is the period when I got really scared on the ship Royal Princess for the first time. We were still on the Mediterranean cruises and the ship was on its’ way from Marseille to Barcelona. The sea was so still and I was working the first shift, a little before midday.

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