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In Memoriam: Silvio Gentile - Carnival Cruise Line Director of Scheduling & Compliance

Jul 13, 2019

Silvio Gentile, Carnival Cruise Line Director of Scheduling and Compliance, has passed away from a heart attack ten days ago in Miami, Florida. With the sudden death of Silvio Gentile, Carnival lost a great professional and a visionary, but most of all an exceptional human who has impacted the lives of many onboard Carnival cruise ships.

Zenith to Leave Pullmantur Fleet in 2020

Jul 10, 2019

The Spanish cruise line Pullmantur Cruises has confirmed that their cruise ship “Zenith” will leave the fleet in early 2020. The withdrawal of the Zenith will cause cancellation of the routes to the Canary Islands and Madeira.

Simwave Opens Royal Caribbean Maritime Training Center in Rotterdam

Jul 10, 2019

Royal Caribbean has started operating a maritime training center in Rotterdam as a result of its contract with the company Simwave. The ultra-modern simulation center will offer Royal Caribbean technical and operational staff training to ensure, develop and maintain safe operations.

Coast Guard stops search for missing Carnival Victory crew member

Jul 07, 2019

The US Coast Guard has ended the search for the crewmember who fell from the cruise ship Carnival Victory. 

Former Crew Members Open Russian & European Restaurant Visit Mama in Cozumel

Jul 07, 2019

My name is Margarita, I am from Minsk, Belarus, and Carlos from Mexico. We used to work on board first European ships, after Carnival ships: Paradise, Conquest, and Breeze. Effy jewelry store. Now we live on Cozumel island.  But this story is not about us. And even not about working on board. All of you, guys, know how hard and at the same time exciting it is, and how it is changing life. This story is about life challenges and courage. 

Crew Member Overboard From Carnival Victory

Jul 04, 2019

A search is underway after a crew member was reported overboard from the cruise ship Carnival Victory. The Man Overboard was reported three hours ago while the cruise ship was sailing back to Miami, some 25 nautical miles northwest of Cuba.

The authorities and the US Coast Guard were immediately notified and a search and rescue operation is currently underway.

Indian Crew Member Dies Aboard Costa Cruise Ship

Jul 04, 2019

We are very sad to report that an Indian crew member employed by the Italian company Costa Cruises, died from a heart attack onboard the cruise ship Costa Luminosa.

The Ship Moms Project

Jun 30, 2019

Attention cruise ship crew: You or someone you know a 'ship mom'? Got pregnant while working on cruise ships with a fellow crew member? The Ship Moms Project wants to hear your story!

Crew Packages Missing on Norwegian Epic

Jun 27, 2019

A crew member who wishes to remain anonymous contacted Crew Center stating that many crew on the cruise ship Norwegian Epic didn’t receive their packages ordered online. Apparently, the orders were placed four months ago and when the crew checked the online, tracking records stated that the packages have been delivered to the ship. However, they haven’t received the packages to this day, claims the crew member.

Cunard welcomes back the oldest living crew member to celebrate his 100th birthday

Jun 27, 2019

Cunard Line has welcomed back one of the oldest living crew members on the ocean cruise liner Queen Mary 2 as the company prepares to celebrate100-years of sailing from the port of Southampton. The former bellboy John Jenkins first started working for Cunard Line back in 1933, onboard the superliner RMS Mauretania sailing from Southampton to New York City.

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