Ship Life

Interesting Hobbies: Crew member makes motorcycle models out of Champagne covers

Feb 10, 2019

Meet Ronnie Richard Pineer, TUI Cruises crew member from Nicaragua working as a bar waiter on the cruise ship Mein Schiff 2. In his free time on board, Ronnie makes amazing motorcycle models from recycled champagne covers, corks and wire. What other people see it as a waste Ronnie uses it to make a piece of art and gives these crafts as present to the guests.

TUI Cruises First Captain Kjell Holm Retires

Feb 07, 2019

After 50 years on ships and almost 10 years as a master at TUI Cruises, Captain Kjell Holm will retire. Captain Holm become the first Captain of the cruise operator TUI Cruises established by the German tourism company TUI AG and Royal Caribbean Cruises Ltd.

Cruise lines looking to hire 100,000 crew members over the next three years

Feb 03, 2019

According to Daniela Fahr, CEO of Connect, Germany's largest recruitment agency for cruise ships, the cruise industry will need some additional 100,000 new employees over the next three years. Therefore 15 major cruise lines and recruiting partners will present their job offerings at the "Cruise Jobs & Hotel Career Lounge" in Berlin on February 28, 2019.

Cheers and Hugs - HAL Crew Say Farewell To Retired Captain Chris Turner

Jan 22, 2019

Hundreds of crew members gathered at the Port Everglades pier and on the decks of the cruise ship MS Volendam to say farewell to their bellowed Master Captain Chris Turner. While he disembarked from his ship for the last time in Fort Lauderdale, the crew members of Volendam bid farewell to him with cheers, hugs and the whistle of the vessel! After 21 years’ service for Holland America Line Captain Chris Turner has finally retired on 18 January 2019.

Video: Two Carnival Cruise Line Magicians Showing Off Their Powers

Jan 19, 2019

If you cruised on Carnival cruise line's ships you have probably meet Anshul Jain and Dan Schoener, two fun magicians and entertainers who make sure guests have the time of their lives with their performances. The two decided to make a magic video onboard the cruise ship Carnival Pride, showing off their magical powers and fun failures in their cabins and crew mess.

Crew member shares his story about misdiagnosed injury and management mistreatment

Jan 14, 2019

Rafael Arnim Michelmann was a crew member working for the bar department onboard AIDACara. In 2018, while on duty he sustained torn thumb tendon injury to his left hand. Mr. Michelmann says that the ship’s medical staff misdiagnosed his injury and he continued to work for two weeks with the injured hand. A tear to this ligament can be very painful and limits ability to grasp objects between thumb and index finger, however, cruise ship doctors and Mr.

Video: Brazil Vs Philippines - Crew Dance Battle On Cruise Ship

Jan 04, 2019

An epic crew party took place on December 26, onboard the cruise ship MSC Fantasia. Brazilian and Filipino crew members decided to put their talents to the test in a friendly dance-off battle during an open deck party.

The crew of the first LNG-powered cruise ship AIDAnova records song - The journey begins

Dec 14, 2018

With the delivery of the first LNG-powered cruise ship named AIDAnova the cruise industry enters a new era. The German shipbuilder Meyer Werft delivered AIDAnova on December 12, the first vessel of the new generation cruise ships ordered by Carnival Corporation for AIDA Cruises. 

MSC Seaside Crew Members Traumatized After Big Raid and Interrogation

Nov 27, 2018

A big raid on the cruise ship MSC Seaside has left many crew members traumatized after they were held at a gunpoint and interrogated. Some crew members were handcuffed by Law-enforcement officers, says one crew member. The Authorities conducted the raid in the early morning hours on November 24th shortly after MSC Seaside docked in the Port Miami. Crew members say that Law-enforcement officers searched crew cabins and left them looking like hell and that the crew were taken ashore for interrogation.

No More “Crew Are Not Permitted in the Guest Areas”

Nov 05, 2018

The German Cruise operator TUI Cruises has done something unimaginable in the cruise world. From October this year, TUI Cruises has allowed access to guest public areas for all of their crew members when off-duty. Before this was only possible with the so-called “Leisure Time Cards” permit request which was distributed among the departments in limited numbers. With this privilege crew will have access to the bars, guests open decks and crew members may use the guest gym from 9 pm-midnight.

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