Ship Crew News

Carnival Cruise Line Appoints Shaquille O'Neal as CFO

Jan 16, 2018

Carnival Cruise Line has appointed the 7’1″ former NBA Star, Shaquille O'Neal as the company’s new CFO.

NCL Pride of America in Honolulu during the False Missile Alert

Jan 14, 2018

“EMERGENCY ALERT: Ballistic missile threat inbound to Hawaii. Seek immediate shelter. This is not a drill”.

This false emergency message sent out to every cell phone in Hawaii by the Hawaii Emergency Management Agency caused widespread panic and confusion. Hawaii residents as well as tourists swept up in the panic, immediately expressed outrage.

Ferry collides with Viking Cruise Ship in the Port of Barcelona

Jan 12, 2018

Today, January 12, at the Port of Barcelona there has been a slight collision between the GNV Fantastic ferry and the cruise ship Viking Star operated by Viking Ocean Cruises. The collision between the two vessels happened at around 2 pm local time at the Terminal B, when GNV Fantastic ferry experienced engine problems during the undocking maneuver from the terminal.

Prosecutor requests 22 years' sentence for the killer of Royal Caribbean crew member

Jan 12, 2018

The Public Prosecutor's Office in charge of the islands of Bonaire, St. Eustatius and Saba, requested 22 years in prison for the killer of the Royal Caribbean crew member Adriana Morales de Florencio. Public Prosecutor has proved that Raysley S. is the executor of the murder of the 23-year-old woman from Puebla (Mexico) that happen in April, 2017 on the island of Bonaire.

Anthem of the Seas barely passes USPH inspection

Jan 08, 2018

The cruise ship Anthem of the Seas barely passed the recent USPH Inspection. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention Inspectors boarded the vessel on January 2, at Port Canaveral, Florida, and found several violations. The ship was eventually given 86 points which is only one point of failing the inspection (an 85 or lower score on the CDC's 100-point inspection scale is considered failing grade).

P&O Arcadia lifeboat falls into the sea with five crew inside

Jan 06, 2018

Five P&O Arcadia crew members were injured yesterday when a lifeboat fell into the sea. The cruise ship was docked at Ponta Delgada, Azores when a terrible accident occurred during a routine lifeboat drill. All five injured crew members were inside the lifeboat. One crew member with broken ribs was taken to local hospital for further treatment. He was then returned to ship. The other four crew members were lightly injured with cuts and bruises and been treated onboard.

Cruise Ship Gratuities Increase by 70%. What about the crew members salaries?

Dec 25, 2017

Royal Caribbean has announced its annual raise of automatic gratuities for the crew. Starting January 2, 2018, guests in regular staterooms will pay a $14.50 per guest per day service charge and $17.50 for guests in Grand Suite and above. That is one dollar raise from the previous service charge, which means one dollar extra for the crew. That is one dollar extra for the crew in theory. Reality is something different.

Brazilian Crew Member Pleads Guilty To Embezzling $275K from Disney Cruise Line

Dec 23, 2017

The former Disney Cruise Line employee Renan Dias Da Rocha Gomes, entered a guilty plea to one count of wire fraud in connection with his scheme to embezzle $275,000 from The Walt Disney Company.

Christmas Miracle - Celebrity Summit Crew Rescues Stranded Sailors

Dec 22, 2017

Christmas has truly come early this year for 6 sailors who were stranded out at sea for over a month, and without food and water for the past 6 days. After receiving crackled S.O.S. radio signal on December 16, Celebrity Summit Captain Kate McCue made an announcement saying that the bridge picked up a mayday signal and is changing course to assist. Half an hour later Summit had reached a small boat drifting madly in the waves, without sails and out of power, towing a damaged dingy.

Victims of the deadly tour bus crash in Mexico identified

Dec 21, 2017

A cruise holiday turned into a nightmare when a tour bus lost control and flipped over on a highway in Mexico on Tuesday. The accident caused the deaths of 13 people who arrived in Costa Maya on the cruise ships Serenade of the Sea and Celebrity Equinox. Another 18 passengers were injured. Eight Americans, two Swedes, a Canadian and a Mexican tour guide died as a result of the bus crash, 

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