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Video: Lightning Strikes Cruise Ship

Aug 01, 2017

In a rare sight, lightning struck a cruise ship while it was docked in Genova, Italy. That’s according to the person who recorded this rare video. The passenger on board MSC Precioza Bruno Cruz, recorded the video below from his balcony while the ship was berthed opposite from the Croisières de France cruise liner. It appears that the funnel of the ship was struck by a lightning after which huge cloud of smoke came out.

Fatal Tragedy on Emerald Princess – Man killed his wife because she laughed at him

Jul 28, 2017

Princess cruise ship Emerald Princess was diverted from its regular Alaskan voyage on Tuesday after a terrible tragedy on board. According to the news media, a woman was murdered by her husband after a domestic dispute. The victim is 39-year old Kristy Manzanares from Utah who together with her husband and three children was on a 7-day Alaska voyage on board Emerald Princess.

Your Voice Matters – Sign the Crew Members Rights Petition

Jul 28, 2017

The Brazilian Sivlana Costa is raising her voice on behalf of the crew members rights in a form of petition. She along with other Brazilian cruise ship employees has expressed dissatisfaction with the changes that have taken place in the agreement signed by the Cruise Lines and MPT companies in November 2016. According to her, the law needs to be more flexible, giving the crew power of choice and not just obey by something that was imposed. 

Princess Cruises crew member found dead

Jul 27, 2017

“With huge sadness and pain I’m notifying all Princess crew and friends that our dear friend and coworker Djordje Jankovic is dead...if anyone is interested in participating tomorrow on funeral it will be in his hometown Pale (Koran) at 15:00.” This was the sad message shared by Djordje's close friend and colleague.

Disney Cruise Line will add three new cruise ships by 2023

Jul 26, 2017

Disney Cruise Line announced its seventh cruise ship at the D23 Expo in Anaheim, California, the event promoted by the official Disney Fan Club. Previously Disney announced the construction of two more vessels joining the fleet in 2021 and 2023 and with the latest announcement the family oriented cruise line will almost double its fleet with the current 4 ships in operation. 

Kiwi Musician releases the first ever ship crew album “Ship Life”

Jul 25, 2017

How can you describe crew member’s ship life? The cruise ship, as many cruise directors love to say is crew member’s home away from home, and as funny as it seems they are right. This is not your typical nine to five job, when after you go home to your wife and kids and for weekends relax and enjoy. Cruise employees work, live, fall in love, and party together 24/7.

Find out: How many crew members work in the cruise industry?

Jul 25, 2017

Have you ever wonder how many crew members are employed in the cruise industry? Based on the data collected by the crew center team we managed to give you a rough estimate. The total number of the crew working on cruise ships is 223.914 employees. Currently on board the cruise ships worldwide there are 186.595 plus 37.319 crew members on vacation waiting to join the vessels.

Fantastic poem by a sailor to his love “A SAILOR'S LAST LETTER”

Jul 25, 2017
  • My Love,
  • I shall write this letter, however, I won't give it to you...
  • If I die while I'm away, I pray they hand it to you...

Norovirus on Holland America Line cruise ship Volendam

Jul 25, 2017

A norovirus outbreak has been implicated in a gastrointestinal illness on board the Holland America Line cruise ship ms Volendam, according to Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. After 7-day long Al

Video: Boy makes dangerous high jump in cruise ship pool

Jul 23, 2017

A video was released today by two teenage boys who were planning a dangerous stunt on a cruise ship. Justice and Zach recorded a video in which they explain how one of them will jump from the railing of the upper deck into the ship's pool. As shown in the video the boys are waiting for the moment when there is no pool attendant and other crew near the pool area. Then the boy climbs on the railing and jumps into the pool full of people.

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