Ship Crew News

Carnival Legend responds to call for help from stranded catamaran in Bahamas

Jul 02, 2020

The cruise ship Carnival Legend responded to a call for help from a catamaran that had run out of fuel off the coast of Bahamas. Carnival Legend delivered 25 gallons of fuel to the boat crew in order to make its way back to Jacksonville, Florida. John Heald, Carnival Cruise Line’s brand ambassador, shared Carnival Legend crew response to the call for help on his Facebook page.

Virgin Voyages' Scarlet Lady Will Sail to Europe to Repatriate Remaining Crew

Jun 23, 2020

Virgin Voyages cruise ship Scarlet Lady will depart from Port Miami today June 23, and set sail on a Transatlantic voyage back to Europe. Virgin Voyages is committed to repositioning the Scarlet back to Europe where she is expected to arrive on the 6th of July, at her birthplace Genoa, Italy.

Costa Mediterranea Arrives in the Philippines to Repatriate 700 Filipino crew

Jun 22, 2020

About 700 Costa Cruises Filipino crew members will disembark from the Costa Mediterranea on 26-27 June. The cruise ship arrived this morning on June 22, at 7 am at the anchorage point off the coast of Manila.

More than 200 Mauritian Crew Members Stranded on NCL Epic to Return Home on June 28

Jun 22, 2020

Mauritian crew members stranded on the cruise ship Norwegian Epic for over 3 months, finally received good news about their repatriation flights back home. A crew member sent us an announcement attached on the crew notice board with details regarding the repatriation flight scheduled on June 28. 

Costa Mediterranea Arrives in Jakarta to Repatriate the Indonesia Crew

Jun 15, 2020

The cruise ship Costa Mediterranea arrived today off the coast of Jakarta to disembark the Indonesian crew members. Around 400 Indonesian crew members are doing disembarkation at 7 am on the morning escorted by the Indonesian navy and Coast Guard. The disembarkation procedure will take place 7 am to 12noon for all Indonesian crew members who will disembark today., and the ship will stay off the coast of Jakarta till tomorrow.

Indian Crew Members Stranded On Board MV Astoria Go on Hunger Strike

Jun 15, 2020

About 160 Indian crew members stranded for the past 90 days on the CMV cruise ship MV Astoria, has gone on hunger strike today. The crew staged a peaceful protest on the ship’s open deck asking their government and state officials to help them return home to their families. The seafarers further requested the government of India to immediately give an approval for a repatriation chartered flights.

Costa Prepares for Potential Restart Of Cruises In August

Jun 14, 2020

Costa Cruises is preparing to restart a limited number of vessels in the upcoming month of August. According to an internal document obtained by Crew Center the company has addressed the crew who are still on board the ships asking them to continue, or extend original contracts and support this vital restart of operations. Several crew members mentioned that the company plans to restart first the cruise ships Costa Diadema and Costa Smeralda at the beginning of August.

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.

600 Indian Crew Stage Peaceful Protest On Cruise Ship

Jun 10, 2020

About 600 Indian crew members stranded on the cruise ship Marella Explorer staged a peaceful protest today demanding their government to allow them to return home. The crew stuck on the cruise ships since the Covid-19 pandemic started, have not received repatriation approval by the Indian government to this day. Therefore they decided to stage a protest on the open deck to rise awareness and ask for their rights.

Carnival Victory Indian Crew Members Arrive in Mumbai

Jun 06, 2020

A group of 227 Indian crew members from Carnival Victory disembarked the ship yesterday at the port of Seville and took on a charter flight to Mumbai. The disembarkation and transfer of the Indian crew to the Seville airport was carried out on nine buses in order to avoid any setbacks and ensure the operation is conducted following all safety protocols by the health authorities. The flight took off on Friday at 8 pm, and the crew landed in Mumbai on Saturday morning at around 9:30 am.