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Two Syrian immigrants Illegally Board Celebrity Reflection in Rhodes

Jul 10, 2018

The Police arrested two Syrian immigrants in the port of Rhodes, Greece attempting to leave the country illegally and travel abroad on a cruise ship. The incident occurred on July 4, at around 1:30 p.m. when the crew of the cruise ship Celebrity Reflection, spotted two Syrian nationals age 32 and 18, and alerted the port authorities.

Trial Begins for P&O Azura Captain Over Air Pollution

Jul 09, 2018

Today July 9, at the Criminal Court of Marseille started the trial of the P&O Cruises captain on charges for air pollution. This is the first case of its kind in Europe, claiming that the cruise ship P&O Azura exceeded the legal limit on sulfur emissions while in the port of Marseille, France. If found guilty the master of the vessel faces up to a year in prison and a €200,000 fine.

Anti-tourism demonstrations in Spain - Royal Caribbean advises crew to stay out of harm’s way

Jul 07, 2018

Anti-Tourism activists in Spain have vowed to increase the protests in the region popular cruise destinations this summer because as they say over-tourism. Following recent developments, Royal Caribbean has issued an advisory letter warning its shipboard personnel to stay out of harm’s way. Here is the letter distributed by Royal Caribbean.

Dear At Sea employees,

Medical Emergency: Coast Guard evacuates crew member from Queen Mary 2

Jul 07, 2018

A crew member on board the Cunard’s ocean liner Queen Mary 2 was evacuated due to a medical emergency and transported to a hospital on Friday evening.

Yacht Crew Member Found Dead in Her Cabin After Celebrating England's Victory at World Cup

Jul 06, 2018

A British stewardess was found dead in her cabin onboard the Superyacht “La Polonia” while the vessel was docked at the Italian port of Imperia. Rebecca Boyle age 32, was found dead by her fellow crew members after she celebrated England's World Cup win over Colombia. According to the police report, Rebecca tragically died by falling into her cabin and breaking her neck.

How Safe Is The Cruise Industry?

Jul 05, 2018

The number of people going on cruises is increasing dramatically all the time. In 2007 nearly 16 million people took cruises globally but this is expected to exceed 25 million by 2019. By comparison, marine accidents were reported to be responsible for the deaths of just over a thousand people in 2017.

Why crew desert cruise ships and immigrate illegally to the United States and other Western Countries?

Jul 04, 2018

In a pursuit of a better life, many people decide to work on cruise ships. For most, this is probably the best and legit option they have to leave their country and work abroad. We have all heard the words “I like to work on a cruise ship to see the world.” This is true for some people, but the majority of the crew are not working on cruise ships to see the world. They are there to earn money, and they earning each cent the hard way.

Crew member who went missing from Norwegian Gateway found by Carnival cruise ship

Jul 01, 2018

A crew member was reported missing from the cruise ship Norwegian Gateway on Saturday, while the vessel was sailing 28 miles northwest of Pinar del Rio, Cuba. Ships authorities contacted watchstanders at the Coast Guard 7th District Command Center at 3:20 p.m.

Brazilian Cruise Ship Crew Member Missing in Italy

Jun 29, 2018

Cicero De Andrade, a crew member working as a bartender on the cruise ship MS Sovereign operated by Pullmantur Cruises went missing in Italy. The Brazilian national was last seen on June 20, after he disembarked from the cruise ship at the port of Civitavecchia. Cicero De Andrade is a 27-year-old male from Santos, Sao Paulo, Brazil.

Who are the biggest companies in the cruise retail Industry?

Jun 29, 2018

As the cruise industry continues to expand rapidly around the world the growth in the onboard cruise retail market is significant. This year just about every major cruise line will have a new ship with wide public and commercial spaces dedicated for retail shops. The biggest companies operating in cruise retail sector are Starboard Cruise Services, Harding Retail, and Dufry Ltd.

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