Ship Crew News

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.

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.

MAN PrimeServ Retrofits Ambience to Meet Tier III Emission Standards

May 23, 2023

MAN Energy Solutions has successfully completed a retrofit project on the cruise ship 'Ambience' owned by Ambassador Cruise lines and managed by Bernhard Schulte Cruise Services. The retrofit involved the installation of Selective Catalytic Reduction (SCR) systems and the replacement of turbochargers on two of the ship's MAN 8L58/64 engines with modern MAN TCA 66 units.

CSSC Carnival Cruise Shipping Reveals Name and Features for First Chinese-Built Cruise Ship

May 22, 2023

Carnival Corporation's Chinese joint venture, CSSC Carnival Cruise Shipping, has revealed the name of its highly anticipated Chinese-built cruise ship: "Adora Magic City." This announcement marks an exciting milestone in the cruise industry, as the vessel will be the world's first to incorporate advanced wireless communication technology, offering passengers a network experience comparable to being on land. 

Crew Shore Leave Restricted in New York

May 19, 2023

Crew Center received concerning news regarding the crew shore leave in New York. A crew member, who wishes to remain anonymous, has informed us that shore leave is currently not permitted. 

At this time, we are working to gather more information to determine if this restriction applies to a specific cruise line or affects all cruise ships sailing to New York. 

Carnival Dream Crew Assists in Rescue of 17 People on Capsized Boat

May 19, 2023

The crew of Carnival Cruise Line's Carnival Dream came to the rescue of 17 individuals who found themselves stranded in the Belize Channel after their boat capsized. The incident occurred while the Carnival Dream was en route to the island of Cozumel, when the ship's vigilant officers spotted the distressed group and the capsized boat.

Captain Serena Melani Receives Prestigious Capperuccio Award

May 17, 2023

Captain Serena Melani was honored with the Capperuccio 2023 Award by Lions Club Livorno Porto Mediceo for her unwavering determination and dedication in pursuing her maritime dream and achieving remarkable milestones in her career.

Holland America Line's Koningsdam Sets Sail with High-Speed Starlink Internet

May 17, 2023

Holland America Line has introduced SpaceX's Starlink internet service on its Pinnacle Class ship, Koningsdam, currently cruising in Alaska. Installed during a drydock in April, the technology has been operational for four weeks, delivering faster and more reliable Wi-Fi to guests and crew.