Blogs

Tips for Crew How to Deal with the Fear of Coronavirus

Mar 18, 2020

Following all the uncertainty the cruise ship crew members are facing during these difficult times Crew Center has reached out for advice by a former crew member who is now working as a medical professional on how to keep our mental health and support each other.

Carnival Team Member Dies Onboard Mardi Gras

Jul 30, 2021

Just days before the final preparations of Carnival’s newest cruise ship Mardi Gras to set sail on the very first cruise, a tragedy struck the vessel leaving the crew deeply shaken by the death of a colleague. We are sad to report that a team member died of apparent suicide on the Mardi Gras.

Coast Guard rescue crew member from Disney Magic

Jul 28, 2021

North Wales Coastguard rescued a crew member today from the Disney Magic while the cruise ship was sailing the Irish Sea, reports Daily Post.  Coast Guard watchstanders received a call from the officers of Disney Magic, reporting that the crew member needed urgent medical attention and requested medical evacuation to a land-based h

AIDAluna Starts Cruises in September from Kiel

Jul 28, 2021

The Germany-based cruise line AIDA Cruises announced the restart of voyages on Aidaluna. Starting September 5 AIDAluna will set sail from Kiel on three- and four-day cruises, becoming the seventh ship in the AIDA fleet to restart guest operations in 2021.

During the four-day voyage, AIDAluna will call at the Polish port of Gdynia after a sea day passing the island of Gotland, among others.

Two Killed While Scrapping The Carnival Inspiration In Turkey 

Jul 28, 2021

Two workers have lost their lives at the shipbreaking yards of Aliaga, Turkey, during the dismantling of the former Carnival cruise ship, Carnival Inspiration. The NGO Shipbreaking Platform in a press release reported that the fatal accident took place on July 12, when the workers were suddenly caught by flames in the engine room.

MSC, Fincantieri and Snam partner on feasibility study to build the world's first hydrogen-powered cruise ship

Jul 26, 2021

The Cruise Division of MSC Group has joined forces with Fincantieri and Snam to determine the conditions for the design and construction of the world’s first oceangoing hydrogen-powered cruise ship. The partnership which will initially conduct a feasibility study to examine requirements to build the ship is part of MSC’s plan towards achieving net carbon neutral operations by 2050. 

Norwegian Getaway Crew Rescues 34 People

Jul 25, 2021

Today Crew Center received a message that the Captain of the Norwegian Getaway Konstantinos Gkokas, and his crew performed a successful rescue operation of 34 people that were stranded on a small boat which was not under command. The rescue operation took place on July 23, 2021 in the Mediterranean after the boat was found in distress.

Anthem of the Seas Crew No Longer Required To Wear Masks in Crew Areas

Jul 25, 2021

Great News coming from the Anthem of the Seas with the announcement of more relaxed operation for the crew. Starting from today July 25, the crew are no longer required to wear masks in the crew areas. Royal Caribbean has reviewed the protocols for the ship after all the crew was fully vaccinated and approved to change the set of protocols.

Crew masking requirements

Former Crew Members Start A Crew Support And Wellness Foundation

Jul 25, 2021

Last year while many people were experiencing their own repercussions of a worldwide pandemic, Krista Thomas and Thais Marques de Souza were focused on an issue that the cruise industry was facing. Crew were stranded at sea as the world shut down its borders and although they were mainly safe onboard, their mental health became a key focus for the social media advocates. Today, Thomas and Marques de Souza are the founders of the not-for-profit organization, Sea Me Crew Wellness Foundation.

Sky Princess Arrives in Southampton Ahead the UK Summer Seacation Season

Jul 23, 2021

Today Princess Cruises’ ship Sky Princess arrived In Southampton on a gorgeous summer morning ahead of her debute for the UK Summer Seacation season. At the helm of the ship is Captain Tuvo who, together with all the amazing Princess crew on board, will welcome guests back starting next month.

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