Ship Life

P&O and Cunard To Repatriate Indian Crew Home on M/V Ventura

May 03, 2020

P&O will send the cruise ship M/V Ventura to India to repatriate the Indian Crew members. P&O and Cunard will transfer crew from India to M/V Ventura only from the ships that didn’t have any cases of Covid-19.

The Story of a Cruise Ship Cook Who Won The Battle Against COVID-19

Apr 28, 2020

The following story speaks of one crew member reality and his fight not only with the COVID-19 but also with the loss of a parent during the lockdown of the cruise ships. What happens when you are stuck on a cruise ship thousands of miles from home, not able to pay respect, and say final goodbye to the person who raised you? This is the reality of a cook who due to the circumstances and the lockdown caused by the global pandemic, received the sad news while on a cruise ship.

Tina Toberd Tees Crew Humanitarian Effort: United we will Succeed and Sail Again

Apr 23, 2020

This is a story of love and hope in the time when fear is spreading more rapidly than the COVID 19 pandemic. This is a story that speaks of one girls love for her crew members and community in measures so great that she decides to stand aside from them and find creative and daring ways of not only helping, but also inspiring more to consider their abilities further than the world of the cruise ship.

Crew Story: I survived COVID-19, I won the battle against the virus

Apr 20, 2020

COVID-19 has managed to put so much fear into the hearts of people all over the world with crew members experiencing more than average fear due to being away from family and friends support. In times of uncertainty and fear, it is a good idea to share something that can alleviate this at least a little and to know that people survive.

Aida Cruises Announces Crew Compensation Guideline

Apr 08, 2020

The German cruise line AIDA Cruises has announced the plan for their crew members currently on board the ships. Due to the longer time out of operation, the company will start to repatriate as many as possible non-essential crew back home. The crew who will be sent home earlier than one month before the contract expires will receive full payment until disembarkation, plus two additional monthly basic salaries.

P&O Australia Fleet Sailing to the Philippines and Indonesia

Apr 06, 2020

After the order by the NSW Police all cruise ships to leave Australian waters and return to their home ports, P&O Australia has decided its cruise ships will set sail to the Philippines and Indonesia to bring their crew members back home. The company primary focus right now is the common safety of all the crew and to get as many of the crew home as soon as possible.

Instead of Heroes’ Welcome, Filipino Crew Faces Discrimination in Their Home Country

Apr 06, 2020
  • •Filipino seafarers are the largest population in the global maritime industry with over 375 000 people.
  • •These people contributed to the Filipino economy with $6.14 Billion in 2018.

Viking Crew to Receive Goodwill Payment - The New Hires Eligible for Financial Support

Apr 04, 2020

Viking Cruises, one of the world’s fastest-growing luxury cruise lines announced a quite generous financial compensation for its crew amid the global coronavirus crisis. in order to ensure the Viking employees continue to receive salary for the following months, the company has presented the crew of their ocean cruise ships with the following plan which will be in effect starting April 1.

Q&A Session: Staying On Board Vs. Going Home

Mar 27, 2020

Dear Crew, whether you are at home battling through daily tasks, trying to cope with our new reality or still on board, trying to keep sane and healthy, - we are here for you.

Crew Center keeps its hand on crew-news pulse and does an admirable job at helping/supporting whoever we can.

Crew Self-Care: How to Stay Well Until We Re-Embark

Mar 26, 2020

Dear Crew Worldwide,

How are you today? We really hope you are managing as well as it is possible in these uncharted waters. We know it’s scary to find ourselves in this new reality with suspended jobs, no certainty and plenty of challenges to come. So, let’s take a few moments and explore the state of our inner world, our inner selves.

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