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.

Distinction between Boss vs. Leader - What is the difference between being a leader and "boss"?

Jun 02, 2023

While working on board the ship for more than ten years, I have had the opportunity to work with some outstanding leaders and also with some horrible managers. As crew members, we constantly adjust and learn how to achieve company objectives under different kinds of managers. How should companies improve their management standards, incorporate new management training, and achieve a more efficient management level?

How to achieve consistency when working under continuous extreme stress on a ship?

Jun 02, 2023

Working on a cruise ship is known to be one of the most stressful jobs. It involves long work hours, frequent changes in team members, and high standards of quality. Additionally, crew members have personal responsibilities such as paying off loans, supporting their families back home, and managing everyday tasks like laundry and studying.

10 Largest Cruise Ports in the World

May 30, 2023

The cruise industry contributes enormously to many countries' economies by boosting tourism and generating millions of jobs worldwide. Cruising has become a way to escape the hectic mundane life and enjoy some calm days at sea.With advancements in maritime technologies, modern cruise ports are being built to accommodate giant cruise ships endowed with state-of-the-art facilities.

A Perfect Day at the Port of Cozumel

May 28, 2023

Whether you find yourself as a crew member or a guest aboard a cruise ship, the allure of Cozumel, Mexico is certain to captivate you. Undoubtedly, this enchanting destination stands as one of the most sought-after tourist hotspots across the globe, and its appeal stems from a multitude of compelling reasons. If your Western Caribbean cruise visits Mexico, chances are, you'll have a stop at the port of Cozumel – one of the major cruise destinations in Mexico.

Carnival Sunshine Experiences Severe Storm

May 28, 2023

The cruise ship Carnival Sunshine recently encountered a treacherous storm on its way back to Charleston, leaving passengers and crew members in fear and uncertainty. As the ship battled turbulent waves and powerful winds reaching speeds of up to 70 mph, the vessel's interior and guests' areas suffered damage. Although no injuries were reported, the incident was a distressing experience for all involved during this intense storm.

Carnival Horizon Crew Joins Labour Day Volunteer Project, Revamping Pediatric Ward Learning Centre in St. Ann's Bay Hospital in Jamaica

May 25, 2023

In a heartwarming gesture, Carnival Cruise Line has played a pivotal role in renovating a learning center at St. Ann's Bay Regional Hospital in Jamaica. As part of their Labor Day Volunteer Project, approximately 20 Carnival Horizon crew members dedicated their time to cleaning up, painting, and repairing the Learning Centre. Additionally, Carnival Cruise Line generously donated essential items to enhance the facility.

NCL Cancellas Europe Cruises for the 2023/24 Winter Season

May 25, 2023

Norwegian Cruise Line canceled all European cruises aboard the Norwegian Epic from December 1, 2023, to April 9, 2024. As a result, the cruise line will be temporarily withdrawing from the European market for the winter season. Initially, the Norwegian Epic was scheduled to embark on a series of voyages exploring the Mediterranean and the Canary Islands. However, the ship's itinerary has been altered, and it will now be deployed in a different region during the winter months of 2023/24.

Are There Limits on How Many Drinks You Get With Your Cruise Drink & Beverage Package?

May 25, 2023

The only cruise lines we know to have any limits on the number of drinks you can order are Carnival and Princess (which is owned by Carnival Corporation). They have a 15-drink limit on alcoholic beverages during the 24 hours from 6 am to 6 am. Non-alcoholic drinks aren't included in the 15-drink total.

Royal Caribbean International Seeks New Chief Meteorologist Following Departure of James Van Fleet

May 25, 2023

Royal Caribbean International has announced an open position for the role of Chief Meteorologist, shortly after the former Chief Meteorologist, James Van Fleet, parted ways with the company. This announcement comes at a crucial time, just before the onset of the 2023 Atlantic hurricane season, when precise updates on weather conditions impacting cruises are of utmost significance.