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Cruise Ship Job Scam Warning

Mar 06, 2017

Today we received an e-mail from one of our readers from India who got an employment letter stating that he was approved a land based job for a major cruise line. The job seeker wanted to check with us if the letter he received was genuine and not some kind of scam. In the “Agreement and job offer letter” presented bellow he was promised a monthly salary of $6700 plus other benefits, which is a very high amount for the new employee.

Security Exercise: Norwegian Jewel Blocked by Protesters in Acapulco

Mar 03, 2017

Acapulco port authorities and Mexican Navy conducted security exercise simulating a protest in which boats have blocked the cruise ship Norwegian Jewel while the vessel was anchored on March 1.

Carnival Splendor returns to Miami after experiencing technical issue

Mar 02, 2017

Due to a technical issue affecting the maximum speed of Carnival Splendor, the vessel will cancel two stops and return to its homeport of Miami on Sunday. Splendor was on its way to St. Thomas when the ship lost propulsion. Carnival Cruise Line stated that the engine only had a technical defect, however some guests on board report that crew said at least one engine had failed completely.

Royal Caribbean adds lifeguards fleetwide

Mar 02, 2017

Great news for all passengers sailing on board Royal Caribbean cruise ships. Starting this month on all swimming pools lifeguards will be in charge for the safety of the passengers. By adding this safety feature Royal Caribbean will become the second cruise line to employ lifeguards.

Silver Muse completes the sea trials

Mar 02, 2017

Silversea celebrated the completion of the sea trials of their latest cruise ship Silver Muse scheduled to debut on April 19, 2017. The formal launch will be in Monaco where the vessel will be baptized. Rigorous evaluations have been carried out at the Fincantieri shipyard in Italy, where the ship is in final stage of development.

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.

Cruise Lines Raise Gratuities for Crew. What About Higher Wages?

Feb 27, 2017

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.

Ammonia leak stops cruise passengers boarding on Seabourn Encore

Feb 24, 2017

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.

P&O Pacific Dawn Enters Dry Dock in Singapore

Feb 24, 2017

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.

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