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Dufry to operate retail shops on all Holland America Line cruise ships

May 03, 2019

The global travel retailer company Dufry has signed an additional contract to operate duty-free shops on 6 additional cruise ships operated by Holland America Line. This is an important milestone for Dufry due to the fact that the company will operate all duty-free shops on board the entire fleet of a cruise company.

Regent Seven Seas Cruises To Tour Australia

May 01, 2019

Cruises are the most popular getaway for Australians; in fact, more than 5% of the population take a cruise each year, so it's no wonder that Regent Seven Seas Cruises has just announced that their ultra-luxury cruise ship, the Seven Seas Explorer will be touring Australia and N

7 Must Do Activities for Crew Members

May 01, 2019

Working on a cruise ship is not a joke. You will work and work you will. But there are perks about working on ships and I am not talking about making more money than you would at home. I am talking about the travel and exploration of places and activities you would normally have the chance back home especially if you grew up in a landlocked country like I did.

Carnival Team Member Dies Onboard Carnival Sunshine.

Apr 30, 2019

We are sad to report that a team member has passed away onboard Carnival Sunshine on April 27, while the cruise ship was in Port Canaveral, Florida. The ship’s departure was delayed until the team member has been taken off the ship and announcement was made via PA system about this tragic event.

A True Hero – Star Princess Crew Member Saves Guest From Drowning

Apr 29, 2019

A kind-hearted crew member has been named a hero for saving an elderly passenger from drowning onboard the cruise ship Star Princess while the vessel was sailing to Hilo on 4th of April. The Indonesian Housekeeping Attendant Sugiri, was at the right place at the right time when elderly Italian gentlemen started drowning in the ship’s main pool after having a suspected heart attack symptoms.

The Restaurant Godfather: Memories of Cruise Ship Mafia

Apr 27, 2019

When I say the word "mafia" most often people imagine the movie The Godfather with a whole lot of bullets, kidnapping, and severely illegal manipulative actions lead by a group of people who are pawns to one master mind. However, for our ship mates, the word "mafia" does have a slightly different meaning.

Young Designers to Create New Uniforms for Pullmantur Cruises Crew

Apr 22, 2019

The Spanish cruise line Pullmantur Cruceros has partnered with European Design Institute (IED) and Ad Talent to design the new uniforms for its crew members. In achieving this creative task sponsored by the prestigious Spanish designer Juanjo Oliva (fashion designer for Zara before creating his own company), a competition was organized for students to design the uniforms.

AIDA Cruises taking over Royal Caribbean world's largest cruise ship title by 2024

Apr 20, 2019

The German Cruise Line AIDA has announced the construction of the world’s largest cruise ship named AIDAflex, surpassing Symphony of the Seas by size and capacity. The so-called Tethys-class mega ship scheduled to be completed in 2024, will come in at a staggering 260.900 tons. Its total capacity will be 8,400 passengers, not including crew - a new all-time record for the cruise industry.

New US travel restrictions to ban cruise ships sailing to Cuba

Apr 18, 2019

On Wednesday, US National Security Adviser John Bolton announced restrictions for Americans traveling to Cuba. The new regulatory changes by the United States administration will restrict traveling to Cuba to family visits only, or other official business.

Once upon a time…

Apr 17, 2019

Your life changed in a minute…seconds… Yes, I know what you feeling I experienced the same.  Let me share some horror stories. 

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