It is with deep sadness that we share the news that the Royal Caribbean crew member Norman DeCastro was lost at sea. Today, April 25, US Coast Guard has suspended its search for the missing crew member who vanished off the cruise ship Liberty of the Seasin the Gulf of Mexico.
The police in Bonaire are searching for the crew member Adriana Morales de Florencio, an employee of Royal Caribbean. The young woman of Mexican Nationality left the cruise ship, Navigator of the Seas, while the vessel was in Bonaire on April 20, but did not return before departure, setting off the alarm.
The following email was sent to us, regarding a scam by the recruiting agency Azura Cruises and Minister Travel Agency. We visited the websites and found that even if they say that they are established in 1979, their websites are uploaded on the internet in 2017. Another suspicious thing is that they don’t say for which cruise lines they recruit crew members. If you visit their website you will find only rendering photos from Royal Caribbean ships and Princess Cruises.
Due to strong winds at the port of Civitavecchia today, MSC Magnifica hit the pier minutes after the cruise ship departed with new passengers. The collision was caused by rapid change of the wind speed – from 9 to 40 knots in less than a minute, pushing the 293-meter long vessel to the pier which sustained some damage to the portside. Watertight doors were closed, at the time of the accident and passengers were called to their muster stations as a precaution measure.
Civitavecchia Port authorities received a distress call from the Holland America Line cruise ship MS Westerdam, shortly after the vessel left the port of Civitavecchia. According to the Italian Coast Guard, there was a medical emergency for a crew member with Romanian nationality who sustained a head injury and was unconscious.
Azamara Club Cruises, the boutique cruise line of Royal Caribbean Cruises Ltd, has unveiled the 2019 itineraries with a new record of 250 ports of call, 45 destinations will be visited for the first time. The new itineraries will cover 69 countries, with 94 overnights and will add a total of 145 stays later than eight in the afternoon in the port.