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Find out amazing stories and accomplishments by crew members and the cruise lines. This topics include the ship life experience and success of former and current crew members who need to be acknowledged, for their outstanding work.

Qatar to use MSC cruise ships as floating hotels for 2022 FIFA World Cup

Nov 19, 2019

World Cup host nation Qatar announced it will charter two cruise ships which will be used as floating hotels to accommodate soccer fans during the FIFA 2022. Four thousand staterooms will be available during the World Cup from November 21-December 18 2020 in the port of Doha, following an agreement between the Organizing Committee and the MSC Cruises.

Virgin Voyages second cruise ship to be named "Valiant Lady"

Nov 19, 2019

Sir Richard Branson’s Virgin Voyages has unveiled the name of its second cruise ship, Valiant Lady which will debut in May 2021. The name is inspired by the Latin word “Valere” which means "bravery", "strength" and "courage." 

Silversea launches fund to support conservation efforts of the Galapagos Islands

Nov 08, 2019

The luxury cruise line Silversea Cruises has launched a dedicated fund to preserve and safeguard the natural wonders of the Galapagos archipelago.

Disney Cruise Line Announces Free Texting For Crew

Oct 31, 2019

Great news for the Disney Cruise Line crew. The company announced they will provide free texting for their crew members across the fleet making it easier for shipboard teams to stay connected. Starting today the free service will be available onboard the Disney Magic and over the next three weeks, free texting will be available on Disney Wonder, Disney Fantasy, and Disney Dream. This will allow the crew to stay in contact with family and friends from the comfort of the cruise ship.

Alaska cruise ports crew member’s experience

Oct 07, 2019

We passed through many cities on our way to Alaska. I went to Cabo Saint Lucas with Aleksandra my roommate, although we only had an hour and a half to be there. But no matter, it was just enough time for us to take some photos, buy hats and scarfs, have a Corona and go for a little dip in the water. We also met with a few people and had a chat with them.

Cruise Line Rewards Crew Members For Their Hard Work With Cash Bonus

Oct 03, 2019

Not long ago P&O cruise ship Oriana was sold to the new China-based Cruise Company Astro Ocean Cruises‬. After the ship was fitted with a new livery and logo during a technical stop-over in Greece the vessel was renamed Piano Land. The new Company has just entered the cruise market but they have strong support from their crew members who know the business due to the fact that most of them are former employees of other major cruise lines.

Princess Cruises Employee of the Month Award “Consummate Host”

Oct 01, 2019

At Princess Cruises Line from the Bar Department, I was nominated 3 times for Consummate Host of the Month award. 

Crew Insider Stories: The Book - Living and working on-board a cruise ship

Sep 22, 2019

For all future crew members interested how to get a job on a cruise ship, and what awaits you once on board, you can find detailed accounts in the book “Living and working on-board a cruise ship” written by a former crew member. The author of the book Tamara Wolf describes her personal experience from the first day of her journey and everything she lived through during her contracts. There is practical advice on how to better handle everything and how to avoid the mistakes that she made.

Road to Motherhood Crew Member Style: Empowerment of Women in the Cruise Workforce

Sep 19, 2019

In the last 12 years, the cruise industry has progressively shifted work-related mindsets related to crew members. This is quite apparent with the story of a girl who became pregnant with her partner while on board a cruise ship and made the decision mutually to continue her pregnancy while completing her contract.

Virgin Voyages Reveals Crew Uniforms Collection

Sep 14, 2019

Virgin Voyages has unveiled several pieces from its new crew uniform collection for their first cruise ship Scarlet Lady, set to sail next year. Designed by the British fashion icon Gareth Pugh the entire concept is quite unique and like nothing, we have seen on the other cruise lines. The new concept of crew uniforms combines the “Modern Romance of Sailing” motif promoted by Virgin Voyages and Pugh’s high-fashion modernist approach.

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