Ship Life

Holland America Line Will Hire Hundreds of Filipinos This Year

Apr 27, 2018

Holland America Line, the luxury subsidiary of cruise industry leader Carnival Corporation, says it will hire some 400 Filipino seafarers for the company’s newest cruise ship named Nieuw Statendam. Set to debut in December this year the Pinnacle Class vessel Nieuw Statendam, will have a capacity of 2650 guests and 1300 crew.

TUI Crew Says Farewell to Mein Schiff 1

Apr 18, 2018

After almost nine years in service Mein Schiff 1, the cruise ship that inaugurated the TUI Cruises brand leaves the fleet. TUI Cruises said goodbye to Mein Schiff on April 11, 2018, having been part of the company from May 15, 2009. The first TUI ship, that launched the German brand with capacity for 1,924 passengers, was purchased by Celebrity Cruises under the name Celebrity Galaxy. 

Five Reasons Why Crew Members Love European Cruise Season

Apr 16, 2018

The Caribbean Season is over Hello Mediterranean. More than 100 cruise ships are making their Transatlantic cruise this year from the Caribbean to the Med. The transatlantic voyage is a long one, sometimes up to six days at sea before reaching the land. For those lucky ones who are working on cruise ships setting sail to Europe this season I’m sure you are looking forward to the adventure.

Five Things All Cruise Lines Should Implement to Improve Crew Members Retention

Apr 07, 2018

Cruise Lines have a different working environment, policies, and services for their employees onboard. There are numerous positive aspects that some Cruise Lines have already implemented on their cruise ships that should be an example for other companies to follow. A happy crew can make the working and living environment more pleasant and more productive, thus consequently make guests happier which is always good for business.

Divorce Rate Among Cruise Ship Crew Members is Rising

Apr 03, 2018

Even the most committed couples can grow apart especially if they are for a long period of time separated. This is the most common issue of married crew members who spent 6 to 8 months away from home and away from their spouses. There are numerous cases when these couples decide to break the wedding vows because they are becoming strangers due to the distance.

Changing Time Zones: The Health Effects of Jet Lag on Cruise Ship Crew

Mar 28, 2018

It is early Sunday morning at the Port of Miami. Today some 200 new sign-on and returning crew members from different courtiers around the world will arrive at the Miami International Airport ready to join the cruise ships. Once they pass the migration they will board the ship and off to different trainings, orientation and on duty. All of them (without exception) no matter if they are first timers or returning crew will suffer from Jet Lag.

Cruise ship worker film “The Crew” Premiering in DC

Mar 23, 2018

A Cinematic 360-degree Virtual Reality film entitled The Crew, will premiere at the DC Web Fest on Friday, April 6th at the AT&T Forum for Technology, Entertainment, and Policy. The film was produced using the latest Virtual Reality 360-degree technology as part of the Google Jump Start Program, and is based on the writer’s personal experience. The message behind this 8-minute story is very powerful.

Why Stress and Depression are Crewmembers Worst Enemies Onboard?

Mar 22, 2018

Why did you sign up to work on a cruise ship? If you ask a crew member this question he/she will tell you to see the world. But you will find out that this is not the main reason. Many of us have started working on a cruise ship because we have a dream, and the reason for working on a cruise ship is so we can make that dream come true with the money that we earn. Some of you had a dream to build a house back home or start a business.

Belize FSTV Opens Crew Members Lounge

Mar 22, 2018

Fort Street Tourism Village is proud to present the 1st ever Crew Member Lounge. FSTV decided to create a crew member lounge for the cruise ship crew. The area that is selected for the lounge is very spacious with panoramic view of the beautiful Caribbean Sea. The crew lounge is located in the center of Tourism Village but secluded from the hustle and bustle.

For Crew Only: How to send your packages from the cruise ship without leaving the port

Mar 19, 2018

Ever wanted to send a package to your loved ones back home, but didn’t have time or didn’t know how to do it? The friendly staff from the Company “For Crew Only” have an easy solution for this. You just need to pack the gifts you want to send back home, send them a message, and they will come to pick up your package at the port. It is that easy!

So how does it work?

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