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Crew Letter: As a crew member, I understand the company decision to send us home

Mar 24, 2020
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MSC Splendida Emergency Medical Evacuation of Crew Member

Mar 23, 2020

A crew member was evacuated from the cruise ship MSC Splendida today at around 14:00 central European time, while the vessel was near the island of Sardinia. According to our source, the crew member is a female Thai national working as a buffet attendant on board. The medical emergency was requested after the crew member was suffering from fever and sore throat for 3 days and her medical condition was getting worse.

MSC Opera Status: 200 crew onboard, 7 positive for COVID-19 at home, 13 in quarantine on the ship

Mar 21, 2020

Around 200 crew members are stuck on the cruise ship MSC Opera docked in the port of Genoa, Italy. The number of quarantined crew members has risen from 7 people since March 18, to 13 isolated crew in just two days. As the situation is getting progressively worse in Italy, the crew are stuck on the ship until they get clearance from the Italian Health Authorities and test negative for the virus.

MSC Cruises Cancels MSC Opera Next Voyage

Mar 10, 2020

The cruise ship MSC Opera has canceled the next 12-Day Mediterranean voyage departing from Genoa, Italy and the vessel will remain in port until further notice. According to MSC Cruises, the cancelation of the March 10-21 cruise on MSC Opera comes after the Italian government announced new restrictive measures that affect the entire Lombardy region and 14 other provinces in northern Italy.

Coronavirus Alert on MSC Opera

Mar 04, 2020

The cruise ship MSC Opera is on high alert after Austrian passenger who disembarked the vessel on February 28, in Genoa, Italy tested positive for Coronavirus. MSC Cruises was notified today by the Austrian Health Authorities that upon arrival back home the man has been diagnosed with COVID-19.

MSC Splendida to Keep the Chinese Crew Onboard

Feb 06, 2020

Following the recent outcry from the Chinese crew onboard the cruise ship MSC Splendida after they were told will disembark the vessel and sent back home to China, MSC Cruises said they will provide safe haven and keep their crew members.

Plea for Help: MSC Splendida Save Your Chinese Crew

Jan 30, 2020

With the outbreak of the Corona Virus in China the cruise ship MSC Splendida had to cancel the voyage for guests leaving the crew onboard without work at this time.

Two passengers with fever disembark from a cruise ship in Shanghai

Jan 25, 2020

The spread of the deadly coronavirus is accelerating each day, as authorities rush to contain the deadly outbreak some countries respond with raising to the highest emergency level.

Cruise Lines Respond to Coronavirus

Jan 24, 2020

In just three weeks, an outbreak of coronavirus has spread from the central Chinese city of Wuhan throughout Asia and as far as the United States, to become a global threat. As of January 23, the National Health Commission announced the number of infected patients by the virus has gone to 830, while the death toll has risen to 26 people.

MSC Cruises Faces $13 Million Lawsuit From River Cruise Line

Jan 23, 2020

The River Cruise Line Uniworld Boutique River Cruise Collection has filed a lawsuit against MSC Cruise Management Ltd. for nearly $13 million in damages and lost revenue after one of MSC cruise ships slammed into the River Countess while docked in Venice in June 2019.