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Latest news related to Royal Caribbean Cruise Line and articles submitted by crew members. Find out insight stories from the other side of the Royal Caribbean cruise ships, told by the crew.

Appreciation Letter to Royal Caribbean by Filipino Crew Member

Jun 22, 2020

From Royal Caribbean crew member from the Philippines repatriated on June 16, 2020.

A word thank you is not enough to express my feelings for being so blessed and thankful as being a part of your company. 

Myanmar Crew Members Send Their Gratitude to Royal Caribbean International

Jun 22, 2020

I’m one of the Celebrity Summit’s crew members from Royal Caribbean International

It was a really hard time for all crew members on board when the company was trying to send us home safely during the Covid-19 pandemic, and the lockdown of the cruise industry. They were trying very hard in these tough times to send all the crews from so many different countries. 

Young Crew Member Dies On Harmony of the Seas

Jun 10, 2020

A young Filipina crew member died yesterday morning on board the Royal Caribbean cruise ship Harmony of the Seas anchored off the coast of Barbados.

Keeping spirits high: Anthem of the Seas Repatriates Indian Crew Members

May 26, 2020

Being onboard a cruise ship during this pandemic has not been without challenges, especially for the crew who were eagerly waiting to return home to their loved ones. The bigger the ship the greater the challenges especially for one of the world’s largest cruise ships, Anthem of the Seas. However Anthem of the Seas management team proved to be on top of all challenges ahead by showing true care for each and every crew member aboard.

Royal Caribbean Crew Stage Protest Aboard Majesty of the Seas

May 15, 2020

Today, May 15, the crew members onboard the cruise ship Majesty of the Seas took to the open deck and started a protest after receiving the news that their repatriation date was delayed. According to our source about 400 crew members are protesting right now after they found out that the scheduled repatriation date on May 14, was postponed once again.

Celebrity Cruises Announces Plan to Get Crew Members Home

May 04, 2020

Celebrity Cruises is preparing a major plan to send thousands of its crew members back to their home countries. In a letter sent to the crew, the President and CEO of Celebrity Cruises Lisa Lutoff-Perlo announced the repatriation plan of the shipboard employees from 60 different nationalities using cruise ships and charter flights.

Royal Caribbean Announces Major Crew Repatriation Plan

May 03, 2020

Royal Caribbean is preparing a major plan for the repatriation of thousands of its crew members back to their home countries. In a letter sent to the crew signed by Michael Bayley - President and CEO of Royal Caribbean International, the company announced the repatriation of the crew from 60 different countries using cruise ships and charter flights.

Crew Member Goes Overboard from Jewel of the Seas

May 03, 2020

A young crew member went overboard from the cruise ship Jewel of the Seas on April 30, while the vessel was off the coast of Greece. According to the Greek media, a search was underway by the ship and the Coast Guard in an attempt to locate the missing crew member. A lifeboat and two Coast Guard vessels were involved in the search, and a Coast Guard aircraft was deployed in the area. Unfortunately the crew member was not located.

Royal Caribbean Crew To Receive Goodwill Payment

Apr 28, 2020

Once again Royal Caribbean has proven that the company truly cares about the shipboard employees. Even in these difficult times for all, the company decided each crew member to receive a $400 goodwill pay. In a letter distributed among Royal Caribbean crew members who are still aboard the ships the company said the selected crew are entitled to financial support.

Royal Caribbean laysoff 26% of its U.S. employees

Apr 15, 2020

The news media reported today that Royal Caribbean Cruises plans to lay off and furloughing a significant number of employees based in the United States.

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