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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.

Jewel of the Seas Returns to Dubai After UAE Closes Cruise Ports

Mar 11, 2020

United Arab Emirates Transport Authority announced that all cruises operating out of the UAE have been suspended. The latest precautionary measure announced Tuesday night come as a response to stop the spread of coronavirus the government said.

Italian Crew Affected by the Latest CLIA Restrictions

Mar 04, 2020

Cruise Lines International Association (CLIA), the world's largest cruise industry trade association including members such as Royal Caribbean, Carnival Cruise Line, Norwegian Cruise Line and Disney Cruise Line, today issued the latest update saying that its members have expanded restrictions on Coronavirus preventive measures. The statement says that CLIA members will deny boarding on their vessels of anyone who has traveled in the affected regions in northern Italy.

Cruise Lines Respond to Coronavirus

Jan 24, 2020

In just three weeks, an outbreak of coronavirus has spread from the central Chinese city of Wuhan throughout Asia and as far as the United States, to become a global threat. As of January 23, the National Health Commission announced the number of infected patients by the virus has gone to 830, while the death toll has risen to 26 people.

Man Goes Overboard From The Cruise Oasis of the Seas

Jan 23, 2020

A man went overboard from Oasis of the Seas, while the ship was docked in San Juan, Puerto Rico. The incident happen on Wednesday evening when an unidentified male passenger fell from the Deck 10 while the cruise ship was docked at Pier 3 in Old San Juan.

4 Essential Qualities Every Candidate Should Have In Order To Work And Survive On Cruise Ship

Dec 27, 2019

This marks my 12years of ship life. I embarked on my 1st journey on 20th Dec 2007 on Celebrity Summit and I can say one thing that no matter what anyone has to say or think or feel it is one of the toughest jobs in the world, it changes you physically, mentally and emotionally but I do admit that I am loving every minute of it and thank from the bottom of my soul to all who had made this journey possible for me through support and encouragement.

Ovation of the Seas Passengers and Crew Missing After New Zealand Volcano Erupts

Dec 09, 2019

A horrible tragedy occurred today when guests sailing on the cruise ship Ovation of the Seas visited New Zealand's most active volcano Whakaari on White Island. Tourists have been caught up in the eruption of the volcano resulting in at least five deaths, and 27 people missing report news outlets in New Zealand. There are many people who have been taken to hospital with burns as a result of the eruption. 

Royal Caribbean Cancels Cruise Ship Arrivals in San Juan

Nov 26, 2019

Several News Outlets in Puerto Rico report of numerous cancelations of cruise ship arrivals in San Juan scheduled for the season 2020 and 2021.

Working in a galley as a woman

Nov 14, 2019

It’s not a cloudless world for people going to work at sea. Ship life is definitely not as easy as it seems to be. I would like to talk about my experience as a woman after I signed a contract with a reputable British cruise line. I was employed as a “Demi Chef de Partie” in the pastry section, to be a part of the galley team. Until I came onboard a cruise ship, this world was totally unknown to me. Galley. As we call the kitchen in a ship.

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.

CBP Restrictions for Cruise Ship Crew in New York and New Jersey

Oct 18, 2019

Due to the increased number of crew members who joined cruise lines with the intent of jumping ship and stay in the USA illegally, Customs and Border Protection (CBP) imposed new restrictions. The new temporary restrictions regarding shore leave in the ports in New York (Brooklyn and Manhattan) and New Jersey (Cape Liberty) states that only crew members with completed five contracts can go ashore. This is industry-wide and affects all cruise ships entering these ports.

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