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New Technological Advancements That Help Shape The Cruise Industry Today

Nov 22, 2019

The cruise shipping industry continues its upward growth. In 2018, the total cruise tourism expenditures reached $3.36 billion. That is according to the data gathered by the Florida-Caribbean Cruise Association’s Cruise Industry Overview. The industry also employed a total of 78, 954 crews throughout the year.

Letter from a Crew Member: I was forced to resign after all the humiliation and intrigues by the Management

Nov 19, 2019

The following text is a letter we received from a crew member:

I would like to tell you a story of what happened to me and how I lost my job because of what happened just 19 days before finishing my contract. I am still confused, ashamed and furious how all of this happened.

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." 

Why You Should Tip Your Cruise Ship Servers?

Nov 19, 2019

Recently, one of my coworkers said that she is going on a cruise vacation.

Bomb threat reported to a cruise ship in port of San Juan

Nov 16, 2019

Local Media outlets in Puerto Rico report of a bomb threat this morning to a cruise ship that was docked in Port of San Juan. The incident was reported when the Police Department received an anonymous 911 call around 10:52 am saying that "he was fed up with the government and that a cruise ship was going to explode."

Port of Venice Fundraiser – Costa Cruises Donates 100,000 Euros

Nov 16, 2019

A fundraiser to support Venice devastating flooding was organized by the Port Authorities. Pino Musolino, President of the Port of Venice sent a letter to all cruise lines calling to Venice, asking for their help and support. 

Norwegian Sun Crew Rescues Overboard Passenger

Nov 15, 2019

A passenger on the cruise ship Norwegian Sun went overboard this week as the vessel was sailing off the coast of Freeport in the Bahamas. Thanks to the quick response from the crew the woman was located and saved on time. According to a passenger onboard the woman jumped off the ship from her stateroom balcony with a lifejacket on. The crew deployed life preservers within seconds and located the woman using the rescue boat within 20 minutes.

Working in a galley as a woman

Nov 14, 2019

It’s not a cloudless world for people going to work at sea. Ship life is definitely not as easy as it seems to be. I would like to talk about my experience as a woman after I signed a contract with a reputable British cruise line. I was employed as a “Demi Chef de Partie” in the pastry section, to be a part of the galley team. Until I came onboard a cruise ship, this world was totally unknown to me. Galley. As we call the kitchen in a ship.

Carnival Cruise Line is Switching Coke with Pepsi Products

Nov 13, 2019

Starting from January 2020, Carnival Cruise Line will switch from Coca-Cola to PepsiCo beverages on their cruise ships. PepsiCo products will become the preferred beverage partner for Carnival Cruise Line North American fleet.

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