Ship Life

Carnival says final farewell to the crew member Nikola Arnautovic. What his colleagues say?

Aug 10, 2018

The tragic news of the death of a young crew member who was found hanged onboard the cruise ship Carnival Fascination on Sunday shook Carnival Cruise Line family and the entire crew community. Nikola Arnautovic from Serbia was just 22 years old and it was his first cruise ship

Video: Man Jumps off a Ship and Lands Next to Shark

Jul 27, 2018

Talking about being in the wrong place at the wrong time. A video surfaced on the social media of a man jumping from the ship into the water when a shark appears next to him. Within seconds after he jumps off the ship a tiger shark appeared out of nowhere just a few feet from the man. You can hear people onboard screaming at him that there is a shark in the water. From the video it looks like the shark is going for his leg, fortunately, the man escapes unharmed.

A Security Officer tells all about his first-hand experience onboard a cruise ship

Jul 25, 2018

This is a letter sent by a well-respected Merseyside Police Officer who decided to join Norwegian Cruise Line as a Security Officer after his retirement from the Police Force. His personal experience onboard reveals what is going on behind the scenes, senior officer’s behavior and their personal ambitions, crew treatment by the senior officers and many other aspects of the ship life.

The Most Amazing Selfies Taken By Cruise Ship Crew Members

Jul 21, 2018

The never-ending pursuit of the ultimate selfie shot has reached a startling new height. Cruise ships are especially popular for that perfect selfie photo for sharing and going viral on the social media. Here are some of the most amazing selfies taken by cruise ship crew members.

Selfie On Top of a Cruise Ship

How Safe Is The Cruise Industry?

Jul 05, 2018

The number of people going on cruises is increasing dramatically all the time. In 2007 nearly 16 million people took cruises globally but this is expected to exceed 25 million by 2019. By comparison, marine accidents were reported to be responsible for the deaths of just over a thousand people in 2017.

Why crew desert cruise ships and immigrate illegally to the United States and other Western Countries?

Jul 04, 2018

In a pursuit of a better life, many people decide to work on cruise ships. For most, this is probably the best and legit option they have to leave their country and work abroad. We have all heard the words “I like to work on a cruise ship to see the world.” This is true for some people, but the majority of the crew are not working on cruise ships to see the world. They are there to earn money, and they earning each cent the hard way.

Who are the biggest companies in the cruise retail Industry?

Jun 29, 2018

As the cruise industry continues to expand rapidly around the world the growth in the onboard cruise retail market is significant. This year just about every major cruise line will have a new ship with wide public and commercial spaces dedicated for retail shops. The biggest companies operating in cruise retail sector are Starboard Cruise Services, Harding Retail, and Dufry Ltd.

Free Onboard Internet for Bahamas Paradise Cruise Line Crew Members

Jun 13, 2018

The crew working onboard Bahamas Paradise Cruise Line ships can surf the net at no cost. The company announced that shipboard employees can now enjoy the ships internet and connect with family and friends using popular online services including video calls, downloads, and social media. This is a great news since crew will not have to go in the port, trying to find free Wi-Fi. Instead, they can browse the net from their cabin or other locations around the ship for free.

What happens if a crew member gets pregnant on cruise ship?

Jun 11, 2018

Pregnancy for cruise ship crew members is pretty much a taboo. There is not much on the net about this subject and not many cruise ship employees want to come forward and talk about their experience. However crew members fall in love, start a relationship onboard and conceive a child.

Costa Cruises Crew Facing Serious Problems With The Ocean Pay Debit Cards

Jun 08, 2018

A Costa Cruises crew member send a message saying that since the company changed crew payroll from JP Morgan debit cards to Ocean pay, shipboard employees are facing difficulties with withdrawing cash from ATM’s. Furthermore, the crew is feeling cheated because every time they withdraw their hard earned money there is a fee.

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