Ship Crew News

Royal Caribbean to use three Australia based cruise ships to repatriate crew members home

Apr 03, 2020

Royal Caribbean has decided to use its own ships in Australia to repatriate Indonesian, Filipino, Chinese and Indian crew members to their countries. Three Royal Caribbean cruise ships based in Australia will embark to Asia very soon in order to return most of the crew back home.

Two Liberty of the Seas crew members test positive for COVID-19

Apr 02, 2020

Two Royal Caribbean crew members from the cruise ship Liberty of the Seas have tested positive for COVID-19. This was confirmed by Rodger Rees executive director at Port of Galveston, who said the port authorities were notified that two Liberty of the Seas crew members were screened and tested positive for COVID-19.

P&O Cruises Crew to Receive Goodwill Payment

Apr 02, 2020

The Leading British cruise line P&O Cruises announced that the crew will receive a goodwill payment, in addition their contractual notice in order to ensure the employees continue to receive some pay for the following months. P&O Cruises crew will receive 30 days’ notice for ending of the contract and will get paid for those 30 days. If the crew contract is due to end after June 30, they will get paid 40% of their salary for the months of May and June.

Celebrity Eclipse Crew Members Test Positive for COVID-19

Apr 01, 2020

Three crew members and one passenger aboard the Celebrity Eclipse cruise ship docked in Port of San Diego have tested positive for COVID-19, local health officials confirmed Tuesday. Dr. Eric McDonald, the county's medical director of epidemiology said three crew members who had been isolated onboard the ship with respiratory symptoms were tested positive for novel coronavirus. 

All Filipino Crew of Diamond Princess Recovers from Covid-19

Apr 01, 2020

The 80 Filipino crew members of the cruise ship Diamond Princess who earlier tested positive for COVID-19 after disembarking the vessel in Yokohama, Japan have all recovered, said the Philippine embassy in Tokyo.

Voyager of the Seas Crew Members Test Positive for COVID-19

Mar 31, 2020

Four crew members aboard the Royal Caribbean cruise ship Voyager of the Seas have tested positive for Covid-19, according to an announcement made on the ship's PA system.

Crew Member dies on Marella Dream

Mar 31, 2020

We are deeply saddened to report that a 48-year-old Indonesian crew member who worked on the cruise ship Marella Dream has died on Friday, March 27, while the vessel was off the coast of Gibraltar. The ship’s captain in coordination with the port authorities requested evacuation of the crew member who needed urgent medical treatment on Thursday; however, it was decided that the patient will be evacuated on Friday at around 07:30 am.

P&O Cruises extends suspension of sailings Until May 15 due to Covid-19

Mar 30, 2020

The Leading British cruise line P&O Cruises is extending its pause in operations up to and including 15 May, 2020 as a result of the continued impact of COVID-19. P&O Cruises announced previously to resume operations on April 11, however, the company decided to canceled operations for an additional month.

Navigator of the Seas Issues Strict Guidelines for Crew

Mar 29, 2020

Strict health and safety protocols are implemented onboard the cruise ship Navigator of the Seas. Each crew member is now isolated in guest stateroom and no one is allowed to leave the room without specific approval by the ship's authorities. Failure to comply will result in disciplinary action up to termination.

Celebrity Infinity Implements Additional Safety Protocols After Second Crew Member Sent to Hospital for Testing

Mar 29, 2020

Secondary health and safety protocols are implemented onboard the cruise ship Celebrity Infinity after a second crew member showing signs of the virus was evacuated off the ship and sent to hospital for testing. Celebrity Infinity reported the first positive case of Covid-19 after a cre