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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.

Gerard Piqué stars in Costa Cruises Mannequin Challenge Video

Jun 18, 2017

The famous FC Barcelona football player, Gerard Piqué is the protagonist of the latest Mannequin Challenge promotional video for the Italian cruise line Costa Cruises. The latest video starring the Barcelona defender, shown below, is truly unique, with the main focus of life on board the cruise ships, an experience that the player has been able to enjoy.

Video: Tom Cruise Goes on a Thames River Cruise

Jun 08, 2017

The host of CBS' The Late Late Show James Corden, decided to team up with Tom Cruise in his latest venture the “Tom’s Cruise” on the River Thames. The famous comedian arranged the stage for his latest show on a river cruise ship with all themed features with Tom Cruise including Mission: Impossible room, an Eyes Wide Shut room and a Top Gun room and the famous ‘you can't handle the truth' booth. It looks like a great idea. Don’t you think?

Disney Crew Member Changes Her Name to Mary Poppins

May 28, 2017

It's been over half a century since the iconic movie Mary Poppins produced by Walt Disney captured the fantasy of all children. This movie inspired the British nanny Emma Davenport, legally to change her name to her idol Mary Poppins. No coincidence, since Emma is a professional nanny who has a BTEC National Diploma in Social Care, and her friends and clients always say that she looks and acts like the famous Disney character. 

Carnival Liberty Chefs Create Largest Hamburger at Sea.

May 27, 2017

Celebrating National Hamburger Day, Carnival Cruise Line created the largest hamburger at sea onboard the cruise ship Carnival Liberty. The massive 300 pound Guy’s Burger was presented while the vessel was docked at Port Canaveral. Chef de Cuisine explained that the giant three-and-a-half-foot-wide hamburger consists of 200 pounds of meat, 50 pounds of cheese and toppings, as well as 50 pounds of flour to make the bun.

Former crew member publishes a tell-all book “12 Hours in Havana”

May 17, 2017

In the cruise-lit world, the crew member nonfiction format rarely strays from the memoir. Greg Shapiro, who worked as a crew member for both Royal Caribbean and Fathom Travel, is breaking the mold with his new book 12 Hours in Havana: Build your perfect day in Cuba.

TUI Discovery 2 Christened by the Captain and His Crew

May 17, 2017

The British cruise line Thomson Cruises has welcomed to its fleet the latest cruise ship TUI Discovery 2. The christening ceremony was held in the Port of Malaga, which will also be a homeport of the vessel during the summer season. After complete refurbishment and rebranding at the shipyards in Cadiz, the former Royal Caribbean cruise ship Legend of the Seas reemerged as TUI Discovery 2.

Indian billionaire charter entire cruise ship for his son’s wedding

Mar 24, 2017

Dreaming of a wedding on a cruise ship? Well, the Indian billionaire Rizwan Sayan chartered one of the biggest and most modern cruise ship sailing the Mediterranean for his son’s wedding ceremony. On April 5, 2017, the 114.000 tons cruise ship Costa Fascinosa will be transformed into Bollywood floating palace for Adel Sayan, and his beauty queen Sara Khan. This is the first time in the history of cruising one man to rent the entire cruise ship for a private event.

Construction on the first Virgin cruise ship begins

Mar 21, 2017

Virgin Voyages, the new cruise line founded by Sir Richard Branson will be hosting a steel cutting ceremony Live on Facebook for its first ever ship. Promising to change cruising forever, the first Virgin Voyages liner will be ready to set sail in 2020. The vessel will sail from Miami to the Caribbean, offering an unforgettable experience for the “young at heart,” including the Millennial travelers.

HAL’s Eurodam Scores 11th consecutive perfect USPH score

Mar 01, 2017

On a routine unannounced USPH inspection conducted by U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Holland America Line cruise ship MS Eurodam received its 11th consecutive perfect score. The inspectors boarded Eurodam while the vessel was docked in its home port at Port Everglades in Fort Lauderdale on January 14, 2017. After inspecting the key facilities and procedures onboard the CDC inspectors give perfect marks with 100 points.

Cunard Captain Christopher Wells Climbs on Top of Sydney Opera House

Feb 27, 2017

Sydney Residents and visitors have stormed the harbor on weekends to enjoy the Queen Mary 2 and Queen Elizabeth. The two Cunard liners have meet again as hundreds of sailboats and yachts accompanied the vessels at the harbor entrance. Thousands of people were standing along the shores to accompany the Royal Rendezvous.

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