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Marella Dream causes a fuel spill in the Port of Palma

May 02, 2018

The Balearic Island’s Port Authority dispatched emergency services yesterday at the port of Palma de Mallorca, Spain, in order to isolate the oil spill caused by the cruise ship Marella Dream operated by Marella Cruises (former Thomson Cruises). The leak which is believed to have come from the ship’s fuel tank started at around 10 a.m.

Ship to Shop - Shuttle Bus Service For Crew Members In the Port of Genova

May 01, 2018

Hi, I am Vanja from Ship to Shop. As a former Crew member for NCL and Royal Caribbean, like you, I was very busy on board with little time off in port! 

I always appreciate when I could find a quick and easy crew shuttle, like in Miami.., so that I could do all my shopping and relax with a cup of coffee in a very short time, and get back on board to work on time.

Carnival Corporation named one of the best places to work for LGBTQ employees

Apr 30, 2018

For the second year in a row, the world's largest leisure travel company, Carnival Corporation has received a perfect score of 100 and designation of the best company to work for LGBTQ equality. Carnival announced that it has been recognized by the Human Rights Campaign (HRC), the largest LGBTQ civil rights organization in the U.S. with a perfect score in its Corporate Equality Index (CEI), which rates U.S. companies on their treatment of LGBTQ consumers, investors, and employees.

Carnival Cruise Line Announces Senior Officers for Carnival Panorama

Apr 29, 2018

Carnival Cruise Line has named its senior leadership team for their latest cruise ship Carnival Panorama, scheduled to join the fleet in December 2019. The vessel which is currently under construction at the Fincantieri shipyard in Marghera, Italy, will be based in Long Beach, Calif. – the line’s first new ship homeported on the West Coast in 20 years.

Norovirus Outbreak on Celebrity Infinity

Apr 29, 2018

Guests and crew onboard the cruise ship Celebrity Infinity have reported being ill during the current voyage. Some 111 guests and 7 crew members have reported norovirus symptoms of vomiting, diarrhea.

Cruise Ship Captain Faces One Year Imprisonment and 200.000 Euros Fine

Apr 28, 2018

Cruise ship captain might face one year in jail and a 200,000 Euros fine if found guilty of air pollution in the port of Marseille, France.

Seabourn Ovation Officially Joins Seabourn Fleet

Apr 28, 2018

At the Italian Shipyard Fincantieri in Genoa, the official handover of the new Seabourn Ovation to Seabourn took place today. The Seabourn Ovation is the fifth ship in the award-winning fleet. She is, like her sister ship Seabourn Encore (delivered in 2017) an all-suites ship, all with a private veranda. This generous amount of space per passenger, allowing a highly personalized and personalized service, is one of Seabourn's most important ultra-luxury facets.

CEO Ditches The Gen Xers in Favor of 85% of Millennials

Apr 28, 2018

An astonishing 5,768,496 passengers traveled on Royal Caribbean cruise ships in 2017. But now the CEO wants to take the world's second-largest cruise line operator in a much younger direction, taking direction from Millennials for the brands latest plans.

Holland America Line Will Hire Hundreds of Filipinos This Year

Apr 27, 2018

Holland America Line, the luxury subsidiary of cruise industry leader Carnival Corporation, says it will hire some 400 Filipino seafarers for the company’s newest cruise ship named Nieuw Statendam. Set to debut in December this year the Pinnacle Class vessel Nieuw Statendam, will have a capacity of 2650 guests and 1300 crew.

TUI Crew Says Farewell to Mein Schiff 1

Apr 18, 2018

After almost nine years in service Mein Schiff 1, the cruise ship that inaugurated the TUI Cruises brand leaves the fleet. TUI Cruises said goodbye to Mein Schiff on April 11, 2018, having been part of the company from May 15, 2009. The first TUI ship, that launched the German brand with capacity for 1,924 passengers, was purchased by Celebrity Cruises under the name Celebrity Galaxy. 

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