Ship Crew News

Mein Schiff 6 Crew Members Test Negative for Covid-19

Sep 29, 2020

The cruise ship Mein Schiff 6 carrying 922 passengers and 666 crew members docked at the port of Piraeus, Greece early on Tuesday, and a repeat test for 12 crew members was negative for Covid-19, Greek health ministry said. While the tests performed in a private laboratory in Heraklion showed that 12 out of 150 crew members are positive, repeat PCR tests were performed on board Mein Schiff 6, and the re

12 Crew Members Test Positive for Coronavirus on Mein Schiff 6

Sep 28, 2020

Twelve crew members of the cruise ship Mein Schiff 6 tested positive for Covid-19 reports the Greek newspaper Kathimerini. As part of TUI Cruises safety protocols approved by the Greek authorities, 150 crew members have been tested recently and 12 samples were positive for coronavirus.

Costa Diadema Crew Member Tests Positive for Covid-19 During Screening Phase

Sep 26, 2020

A crew member who boarded the cruise ship Costa Diadema a few days ago tested positive for Covid-19, reports Italian news agency ANSA.

Pullmantur Cruises plans to return to operations

Sep 24, 2020

After two months since the last official post on social media, Pullmantur Cruises is active again with the latest announcement that the company is working to return again and restart cruise operations. In a series of questions on Facebook addressed to the costumers Pullmantur has been asking for feedback on what would they like to see when they resume cruises.

Mein Schiff Crew Tested With The Latest 15-minute COVID-19 Test Kit

Sep 22, 2020

About 100 out of 800 crew members of the TUI Cruises ship Mein Schiff 2, were tested on Friday using the latest COVID-19 Antigen Rapid Test, reports the German Bild.  According to the newspaper the crew was tested for coronavirus in the open-air laboratory using the latest test kits “MEDsan SARS-CoV-2 Antigen Rapi

Carnival Cruise Line Lays off Deck and Engine Officers

Sep 21, 2020

In the past few days, Carnival Cruise Line has laid off more than a hundred shipboard deck and engine personnel.

Norwegian Cruise Line Founder Knut Kloster Dies At 91

Sep 21, 2020

Knut Kloster, one of the cruise industry's leading visionaries and entrepreneurs, has died at the of 91. He was the founder of Norwegian Caribbean Lines (today Norwegian Cruise Line) and a short-lived business partner with Ted Arison, founder of Carnival Cruise Line. Kloster was the visionary to convert the SS France to a 2,000-passenger cruise ship SS Norway. The SS Norway was the industry’s first mega-ship to sail during the 80s out of Miami. 

Princess Cruises Sells Two Cruise Ships

Sep 18, 2020

Today the popular cruise website Cruise Capital reported that Princess Cruises has sold two of its cruise ships as part of Carnival Corporation restructuring plan to sell 18 ships from its fleet this year amid the Covid-19 pandemic. 

P&O Cruises cancels all voyages until early 2021

Sep 17, 2020

The British cruise line P&O Cruises, part of Carnival Corporation & plc has announced today that the company is cancelling all sailings until early 2021. All Caribbean cruises on board the P&O ships are cancelled until the end of January 2021, and all cruises from and to Southampton are cancelled through February as well as Arcadia and Aurora, which have already been cancelled through to the end of their spring world cruises.

Costa Smeralda Prepares to Resume Cruises From Savona in October

Sep 16, 2020

Costa Cruises flagship Costa Smeralda, arrived this morning in the port of Savona for final preparations ahead of the planned restart in the Mediterranean scheduled for 10 October.