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.
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.
Today I would like to share an important information with all cruise ship crew members working on the onboard tipping positions. Did you know that last year almost all cruise lines have increased the gratuities, on average $1.5 per guest per day? You might say this is a small amount which will not affect much on your monthly earnings, and you will be wrong.
The passengers boarding was interrupted on the cruise ship Seabourn Encore in Picton, New Zealand after a strange gas smell was noticed by the Port Marlborough authorities. At the quayside of Port Marlborough, staff at the refrigeration plant had detected an ammonia leak by one of the refrigeration units. The terminal was then closed for about an hour, as well as Seabourn Encore, which was in the immediate vicinity.
The P&O Australia cruise ship, Pacific Dawn has entered dry dock for a multi-million dollar refurbishment in Singapore. Among many new features on board, the renewal will include the installation of two spectacular waterslides on the top open decks. New stylish restaurants will be included such as Mediterranean-inspired dining venue named Nic and Toni’s, and a seafood restaurant Shell & Bones.
A terrible tragedy seems to have taken place on the cruise ship MSC Magnifica. According to the Italian police, a 45-year-old German passenger was arrested in connection with the disappearance of his wife during a 10-day Mediterranean cruise.
At the prestigious Educational Fair Didacta in Stuttgart, Germany, the cruise company AIDA Cruises was awarded eLearning "Project of the Year" in the category "Learning Management System". AIDA Human Resources had previously applied with a fully automated online beginners training for newly hired crewmembers.
Harmony of the Seas responded to an SOS emergency call from the US Coast Guard as a sailboat was in need of an assistance. The captain of the world’s largest cruise ship Gus Andersson, divert the course and headed north to take part in the search and rescue operation as the weather was getting windier. When the cruise ship reached the GPS coordinates provided by the US Coast Guard, speed boat with food and fuel was sent to the sailboat in need.
Starting from May 1, 2017, guests on board Holland America Line ships will be charged according to the new prices of daily gratuities. According to the cruise company, passengers occupying the suites will pay $15 per guest per day, instead of the current $13.50, and guests staying in all other staterooms will be charged $13.50 per day instead of $12.50. Last time Holland America Line raised the graduates was in December 2015.
It is with deep sadness that we announce the passing of the former Carnival Senior Vice President of Hotel Operations, Natko Nincevic. The news of his sudden death was shared by the Cruise Industry News, today. Many of you onboard and onshore at Carnival Cruise Line knew Mr.