Ship Crew News

Grandeur of the Seas to Join Pullmantur Cruises Fleet in 2021

Oct 16, 2019

In spring 2021, Grandeur of the Seas will leave Royal Caribbean fleet and join the sister brand, Pullmantur Cruises.

During her 23 years with Royal Caribbean, Grandeur of the Seas has sailed a variety of European and Caribbean itineraries and most recently found a home in the Northeast, departing from her homeport Baltimore, Maryland.

Reckless behavior of a passenger reported on Allure of the Seas

Oct 15, 2019

A passenger on the Royal Caribbean cruise ship Allure of the Seas was photographed standing on the opposite side of the balcony railings, dangerously close to the edge of the ship. The photo was posted in a popular Royal Caribbean Facebook group by Peter Blosic, who has witnessed this dangerous behavior and shot the photo yesterday while the ship was at sea. According to his comment, he showed the photo of the woman standing on the opposite side of the balcony railing and alerted the concierge.

MSC Meraviglia crew not allowed to disembark in New York. New CBP regulation?

Oct 11, 2019

After the transatlantic crossing from Kiel, Germany, following stops in Saint John, New Brunswick and Halifax, Nova Scotia the cruise ship MSC Meraviglia finally arrived in New York on 7th of October. The news was broadcasted by all mainstream media as the vessel become the largest ship with 4,488 guests to ever dock in New York. However, as we were informed by several crew members onboard, out of 1500 crew working on the ship only 38 employees were allowed to go ashore.

Person Overboard from Costa Pacifica

Oct 11, 2019

A person went overboard from the cruise ship Costa Pacifica last night, according to passengers who reported the incident. Costa Pacifica was en route to Malaga and suddenly changed course just before sailing to the strait of Gibraltar, going back to search for the missing person.

Filipino Crew Member Medevacked from Norwegian Joy

Oct 10, 2019

The US Coast Guard medically evacuated an ill man on Tuesday afternoon, October 8, from the cruise ship Norwegian Joy, which was sailing 33 miles off the coast of Coos Bay, Oregon. The 61-year-old Filipino man reportedly was suffering heart complications and needed urgent medical assistance.

FRAUD: Fake websites target crew members Brightwell accounts

Oct 09, 2019

Fraudulent websites have targeted crew members accounts claiming they are the financial company Brightwell. 

Indian Crewmember Medevacked from Costa Luminosa

Oct 08, 2019

A crewmember from the cruise ship Costa Luminosa was evacuated yesterday off the coast of Greece. The Greek Coast Guard watchstanders at the port of Pyols received a request from the captain of the ship for the medevac of a 22-year-old Indian male crewmember.

Costa Venezia to serve as hotel ship for Tokyo 2020 Olympics

Oct 07, 2019

Tokyo Metropolitan Government announced that the largest ship introduced by Costa Cruises to the Asian market Costa Venezia, will serve as a hotel ship during the 2020 Winter Olympic Games. Costa Venezia will be berthed for 6 days at the Tokyo International Cruise Terminal (Koto Ward, Koto-Ku) during the Olympics. 

Two Celebrity Cruises Crew Members Rescued After Jumping off a Ship

Oct 01, 2019

Two crew members were rescued yesterday from the waters of St. Lawrence River by the Canadian Coast Guard after they jumped from the cruise ship Celebrity Summit. The circumstances surrounding the event are not yet known, however, both crew members were wearing their life jackets when rescued.

Judge Rules In Favor of Injured Crew Member, Carnival Must Pay $1.36 million

Sep 29, 2019

It appears that Carnival Cruise Lines continues to be reminded over-and-over again to not underestimate the “little person.” We wonder, how many lawsuits by crew members who most often just want fair and safe work/living environment, as well as appropriate support when injured on the job. Well, that’s exactly what happened with the 35-year-old Carnival Cruise Line crew member. He was awarded $1,35 million for spinal injuries he suffered when working aboard Carnival Valor.

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