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Carnival Splendor and Spirit heading to Indonesia and the Philippines to get crew home

Apr 08, 2020

Following the plans by P&O Australia and Royal Caribbean to set sail from Australia and bring the crew home, Carnival Cruise Line is preparing to do the same with the two Australia based ships Carnival Splendor and Carnival Spirit.

Aida Cruises Announces Crew Compensation Guideline

Apr 08, 2020

The German cruise line AIDA Cruises has announced the plan for their crew members currently on board the ships. Due to the longer time out of operation, the company will start to repatriate as many as possible non-essential crew back home. The crew who will be sent home earlier than one month before the contract expires will receive full payment until disembarkation, plus two additional monthly basic salaries.

In Memoriam: Cruise Ship Crew Members Lost in COVID-19 Pandemic

Apr 07, 2020

As the COVID-19 pandemic spreads across the world, our fellow crew members, our sisters, brothers, and friends on the cruise ships are among the casualties.

P&O Australia Fleet Sailing to the Philippines and Indonesia

Apr 06, 2020

After the order by the NSW Police all cruise ships to leave Australian waters and return to their home ports, P&O Australia has decided its cruise ships will set sail to the Philippines and Indonesia to bring their crew members back home. The company primary focus right now is the common safety of all the crew and to get as many of the crew home as soon as possible.

Instead of Heroes’ Welcome, Filipino Crew Faces Discrimination in Their Home Country

Apr 06, 2020
  • •Filipino seafarers are the largest population in the global maritime industry with over 375 000 people.
  • •These people contributed to the Filipino economy with $6.14 Billion in 2018.

Indian Crew Member Dies After Testing Positive for COVID-19

Apr 05, 2020

Dear Friends, with deep sorrow we would like to inform you that a fellow crew member who tested positive for the novel coronavirus has passed away.

Our hearts are saddened of the passing of the Costa Favolosa security officer Andrew Fernandes, age 48, from Mumbai, India.

Pullmantur Horizon Crew Reports COVID-19 Positive Cases Onboard

Apr 04, 2020

Several crew members onboard the cruise ship Pullmantur Horizon have told Crew Center they are stressed and afraid about their colleagues suffering from the COVID-19 virus. The crew reported that the virus is spreading rapidly and according to the latest message we received on April 4, some 150 people out of 250 onboard have tested positive.

Carnival Australia President in strong defence of the cruise industry

Apr 04, 2020

Carnival Australia President Sture Myrmell has come out in strong defence of the cruise industry after Australian authorities announced restrictions on foreign-flag cruise ships, basically saying they are not welcomed.

Viking Crew to Receive Goodwill Payment - The New Hires Eligible for Financial Support

Apr 04, 2020

Viking Cruises, one of the world’s fastest-growing luxury cruise lines announced a quite generous financial compensation for its crew amid the global coronavirus crisis. in order to ensure the Viking employees continue to receive salary for the following months, the company has presented the crew of their ocean cruise ships with the following plan which will be in effect starting April 1.

Royal Caribbean to use three Australia based cruise ships to repatriate crew members home

Apr 03, 2020

Royal Caribbean has decided to use its own ships in Australia to repatriate Indonesian, Filipino, Chinese and Indian crew members to their countries. Three Royal Caribbean cruise ships based in Australia will embark to Asia very soon in order to return most of the crew back home.

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