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The crew of the first LNG-powered cruise ship AIDAnova records song - The journey begins

Dec 14, 2018

With the delivery of the first LNG-powered cruise ship named AIDAnova the cruise industry enters a new era. The German shipbuilder Meyer Werft delivered AIDAnova on December 12, the first vessel of the new generation cruise ships ordered by Carnival Corporation for AIDA Cruises. 

Future Royal Caribbean star to perform in front of 30,000 people

Dec 03, 2018

Scarlett Anthony from Adelaide, Australia is this year’s winner of the OTR Search for a Christmas Star competition. The 19-year-old super talented singer will shine before an audience of around 30,000 people at South Australia's largest Christmas Concert, the QBE Insurance Carols by Candlelight at Elder Park. Scarlet will sing the song Amazing Grace in an arrangement with a modern twist, “but respecting the original words and tune”.

Held at Gun Point, Handcuffed and Fired. MSC Seaside crewmember tells his story

Nov 29, 2018

Following November 17, drug bust in Port Miami when seven MSC Seaside crew members were arrested for smuggling cocaine, Law-enforcement officers boarded the Seaside for the second time on November 24th. During the raids many crew members were traumatized after they were interrogated by Customs and Border Protection officers, and some fired from the company.

No More “Crew Are Not Permitted in the Guest Areas”

Nov 05, 2018

The German Cruise operator TUI Cruises has done something unimaginable in the cruise world. From October this year, TUI Cruises has allowed access to guest public areas for all of their crew members when off-duty. Before this was only possible with the so-called “Leisure Time Cards” permit request which was distributed among the departments in limited numbers. With this privilege crew will have access to the bars, guests open decks and crew members may use the guest gym from 9 pm-midnight.

Rescued Fishermen Send Thank you Letter to Pacific Princess Captain and the Crew

Sep 06, 2018

The three fishermen who were rescued by the cruise ship Pacific Princess after their boat sunk on August 25, sent a thank you letter praising the ship’s crew.

Crew Member Records Viral "Kiki Challenge" Video On A Cruise Ship

Sep 02, 2018

People around the world are accepting the new viral dance challenge In My Feelings Kiki by the superstar Drake. This popular dance has been sweeping internet and people are doing their own dance versions of the challenge by jumping out of the moving vehicles to the music beat.

Former Crew Member to Run The Longest Marathon From Ushuaia to Alaska

Aug 27, 2018

Many crew members have inspired thousands with their talents, creativity, achievements, and skills. However the challenge that one former cruise ship crew member will attempt to achieve is truly an epic one. Starting January 1, 2019, the young Argentinian Juan Pablo Savonitti, will run for the first time throughout the American continent, from Ushuaia, Tierra del Fuego (Argentina) to Prudhoe Bay, Alaska (USA).

Basic Safety Guidelines for Cruise Ship Crew

Aug 21, 2018

Did you know that nearly 250,000 crew members are currently employed in the cruise ship industry?  Working on a cruise ship is a dream-come-true for many and despite cruising being one of the safest forms of travel, unexpected emergencies do occur.  On 10 April this year, the MSC Armonia ran into the dock at the port of Rotan in Honduras.  Thankfully no one was injured but it could s

Disney Cruise Line - The Founding and Development

Jul 31, 2018

Magical Cruise Company Ltd., headquartered in London, United Kingdom, was incorporated as a subsidiary of The Walt Disney Company in 1996 to provide cruise line services as Disney Cruise Line. The company has been in cruise ship operation since 1998 when the first of two sister-ships debuted, the MS Disney Magic. A year later the second cruise ship, MS Disney Wonder, was taken into operation.

Cruise Career Day with MSC Cruises in Kraków/ Poland – 21st September 2018

Jul 30, 2018

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