Ship Crew News

Costa Smeralda joins Costa Cruises fleet

Dec 06, 2019

The Italian cruise line Costa Cruises took delivery of the cruise ship Costa Smeralda, a new flagship powered by liquefied natural gas (LNG), the fossil fuel with low environmental impact that represents a real novelty in the cruise sector. The delivery ceremony took place at the Meyer shipyard in Turku (Finland), where the ship was built. Costa Smeralda is the first ship of the Costa fleet to use liquefied natural gas both in port and at sea.

Virgin Voyages' Scarlet Lady Completes Sea Trials

Dec 06, 2019

Marking a great milestone before her Inaugural Journey on April 1, 2020, Virgin Voyages’ first ship, Scarlet Lady, has successfully completed sea trials. The ship began its first phase of sea trials between November 15 and 18, sailing from Genoa to Marseille, and then a second phase from Marseille to Genova from November 27 to 30.

All cruise ship calls to Dominica canceled due to unrest

Dec 05, 2019

In an interview for Kevz Politics, Dominica Prime Minister Roosevelt Skerrit announced today that all cruise ship calls to Dominica have been canceled effective immediately. The decision comes after unrests intensified in the small Caribbean island nation ahead of elections on Friday, 06 December 2019. Prime Minister said that this decision will remain in effect until after the general election period when hopefully, this madness will subside.

Gastrointestinal Outbreak on Norwegian Joy Second Time in a Week

Dec 02, 2019

Ten people from the cruise ship Norwegian Joy were treated by paramedics on Sunday morning at the Port of Los Angeles after they fell ill onboard just one week after a similar outbreak was reported on the same ship.

Deadly Bus Accident in Belize Kills 5 People Including 2 Cruise Passengers

Nov 28, 2019

A tragic accident involving a tourist bus with cruise ship passengers and a red SUV happened today on the George Price Highway in Belize. The accident occurred after the van full with cruise ship passengers was returning from a popular tour at Jaguar Paw Cave. According to local sources the red SUV was attempting to overtake another vehicle when it collided into a white van carrying the tourists.

Royal Caribbean Cancels Cruise Ship Arrivals in San Juan

Nov 26, 2019

Several News Outlets in Puerto Rico report of numerous cancelations of cruise ship arrivals in San Juan scheduled for the season 2020 and 2021.

New Technological Advancements That Help Shape The Cruise Industry Today

Nov 22, 2019

The cruise shipping industry continues its upward growth. In 2018, the total cruise tourism expenditures reached $3.36 billion. That is according to the data gathered by the Florida-Caribbean Cruise Association’s Cruise Industry Overview. The industry also employed a total of 78, 954 crews throughout the year.

Qatar to use MSC cruise ships as floating hotels for 2022 FIFA World Cup

Nov 19, 2019

World Cup host nation Qatar announced it will charter two cruise ships which will be used as floating hotels to accommodate soccer fans during the FIFA 2022. Four thousand staterooms will be available during the World Cup from November 21-December 18 2020 in the port of Doha, following an agreement between the Organizing Committee and the MSC Cruises.

Virgin Voyages second cruise ship to be named "Valiant Lady"

Nov 19, 2019

Sir Richard Branson’s Virgin Voyages has unveiled the name of its second cruise ship, Valiant Lady which will debut in May 2021. The name is inspired by the Latin word “Valere” which means "bravery", "strength" and "courage." 

Bomb threat reported to a cruise ship in port of San Juan

Nov 16, 2019

Local Media outlets in Puerto Rico report of a bomb threat this morning to a cruise ship that was docked in Port of San Juan. The incident was reported when the Police Department received an anonymous 911 call around 10:52 am saying that "he was fed up with the government and that a cruise ship was going to explode."

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