Appreciation Letter To The Captain of MSC Divina, Management And The Entire Crew

Jun 05, 2020

After crossing the Atlantic Ocean with 1450 crew members on board, the cruise ship MSC Divina finally arrived at the port of Civitavecchia, Italy on June 4. Crew Center received the following appreciation letter from a crew member expressing his respect and gratitude towards all on board, making this journey a great experience.

Repatriation of the P&O Cruises and Cunard Indian Crew is Under Way

Jun 04, 2020

Today the first repatriation flight for the Indian crew members from Southampton was successfully completed. About 280 crew members disembarked P&O Ventura and took the flight to Mumbai. P&O Cruises and Cunard will arrange 8 additional charter flights in order to bring back all the Indian crew, not just back to their country, but at their homes as well. 

Costa Atlantica leaves Japan After a Month in Quarantine, Crew Express Gratitude to the Japanese Authorities

Jun 02, 2020

After a Month's Quarantine Costa Atlantica has finally left Japan and is heading to the Philippines.

Norwegian Cruise Line Lays Off 300 Employees at Harvest Caye

May 27, 2020


As the cruise industry is suffering its biggest crises in history the cruise companies started to adjust its operational costs any way they can. As a result, a number of employees have already been laid off across all cruise lines. The latest cuts comes from Norwegian Cruise Line Holdings, with 300 employees on the private island destination Harvest Caye being left without jobs.

To all crew members around the world waiting patiently to return home – this letter is for YOU!

May 27, 2020

I am one of the many people who have been following your situation closely on the Crew Center Facebook page. It has been painful for me to learn that some of you are experiencing depression, others have lost loved ones back home to COVID-19, and ALL of you are missing your families. It has been a long and difficult journey for you. I feel for you and wish I could do more to help.

To all crew members around the world waiting patiently to return home – this letter is for YOU!

May 27, 2020

200 Mauritian Crew Members Beg Their Government to Allow Them To Return Home

May 26, 2020

More than 200 Mauritian crew members are stranded onboard the cruise ship Norwegian Epic, waiting for a charter flight in order to be repatriated home. As the country has not lifted the ban of its citizens arriving by plane they are desperate after spending more than two months on ship. In order to raise awareness to the government, last night they decided to make a video, beginning the prime minister to allow them to return home. 

Disney Cruise Line working on flights for the Indonesian and Filipino crew

May 26, 2020

Disney Cruise Line crew members, currently stranded on Disney Magic in the port of Dover, UK are waiting for repatriation. Disney transferred crew members from the Disney Fantasy and the Disney Dream to Disnay Magic which arrived in Dover, UK, May 19, 2020. Crew members were initially informed by Disney of its intention to fly them back home from the UK via commercial flights, as opposed to private charter flights, one crew member said.

Keeping spirits high: Anthem of the Seas Repatriates Indian Crew Members

May 26, 2020

Being onboard a cruise ship during this pandemic has not been without challenges, especially for the crew who were eagerly waiting to return home to their loved ones. The bigger the ship the greater the challenges especially for one of the world’s largest cruise ships, Anthem of the Seas. However Anthem of the Seas management team proved to be on top of all challenges ahead by showing true care for each and every crew member aboard.

Crew Member Dies on Virgin Voyages Scarlet Lady

May 23, 2020

A Filipino crew member died on the Virgin Voyages’ cruise ship Scarlet Lady this week. Cruise Law News who reported first about this tragic news said that several of his colleagues stated the crew member may have intentionally ended his life. The crew member who was a hotel utility employee was reportedly found in his cabin.