jozo's blog

Celebrity Cruises increase on board gratuities

May 28, 2016

Celebrity Cruises increased the recommended amount of gratuity on board its cruise ships, following the example of several other shipping companies. As of July 2016, the amounts to tip at Celebrity Cruises depending on cabin category will range from 13.50 to 17 US dollars.In standard staterooms, the recommended and automatically the onboard account loaded tip instead of $ 12.95 will be $ 13.50. Guests in Aua and Concierge Class Staterooms will pay $ 14 instead of $ 13.45 for the suites, the amount per person per night increased from $ 16.45 to 17 dollars.

Crew Member Arrested for Sexual Assault in Livorno

May 27, 2016

Cruise ship crew member was arrested in Livorno, Italy on charges of sexual assault of a seven-year old child. According to the Italian News Media, the incident happened on Thursday, May 26 in the center near via Grande. A woman witnessing the incident said that the man approached a group of children, and moved towards a little girl and started to rub on her for a few seconds.

Italian Coast Guard Medevac Celebrity Constellation Passenger

May 27, 2016

Italian Coast Guard Medevac US passenger from Celebrity Constellation, while the cruise ship was sailing twenty nautical miles from Cape Colonna. The ship captain concerned about the poor health of the passenger, suffering from cerebral stroke, launched a distress call for immediate medical evacuation. The Medevac was performed with the use of rescue CP873 patrol boat from the port of Crotone, Italy.   

Celebrity Millennium Crew Member Deported for Physical Assault

May 26, 2016

Alaska Native News reports that a Celebrity Millennium crew member was escorted off the ship by US customs officials. The Mexican crew member will be deported back home according to the Alaska State Troopers report. The official report states that investigation followed after a call at 10:30 AM on Wednesday when Ketchikan police with the assistance of U.S. Customs, escorted the crew member off the cruise ship for assault on two fellow crew members.

Cruise passengers witness feeding frenzy: sharks eat dead whale

May 25, 2016

Video released by a small cruise company in Australia went viral with 2,5 million views in four days. Passengers on a cruise in Shark Bay, Australia, witnessed a feeding frenzy of more than 70 tiger sharks devouring a dead whale in the middle of the crystal clear waters of the Pacific Ocean. In the drone video you can see sharks swimming in a circle around a 30 tons humpback whale, eat it slowly. Two small boats carrying fifteen passengers, are around the whale watching what is happening.

Costa Fascinosa Passenger Dies in Helicopter Medevac

May 19, 2016

A French passenger sailing onboard Costa Fascinosa cruise ship died yesterday morning during an emergency evacuation by a Sea Rescue helicopter. The 77 year-old passenger suffered heart attack when the ship was about 50 miles from Mallorca, Spain. The tragic event happened when the man danced with his wife on the ship at around eleven o'clock at night. The onboard medical team quickly responded to the scene by providing emergency treatment. Spanish coastguard was alerted to carry out urgent transfer to the nearest hospital, and a helicopter was mobilized.

Royal Caribbean, Costa and MSC to broadcast UEFA Championship and the Olympics on their cruise ships

May 18, 2016

This summer will be full of important sporting events with the upcoming European Football Championship from June 10 to July 10 in France and the Olympic Games in Rio de Janeiro from August 5 to 21. In order to bring this sporting events the cruise lines have developed a series of programs and activities on board to allow sport fans to follow all the soccer matches and the Olympic events. The events will be broadcasted in several venues on the Royal Caribbean, Costa and MSC ships. 

Thomson Majesty Passenger Mugged in Naples

May 17, 2016

Thomson Majesty senior passenger was mugged on Saturday while the cruise ship was docked in the Port of Naples, Italy. The 72 year-old British tourist was on a daily tour at Via Pasquale Scura when she was approached by a man on scooter, who snatched two gold chains of her neck. Another tourist tried to help the woman and stop the robbery however he was physically assaulted by the robber. The police immediately arrived on the scene, and seized a motorcycle helmet, lost by the theft in the hectic period after the robbery.

Search Called Off for Carnival Liberty Passenger Samantha Broberg

May 16, 2016

The US Coast Guard suspended the search for a passenger who went overboard from Carnival Liberty cruise ship in the Gulf of Mexico a day after having set sail from Galveston, Texas. In a statement released on Monday, the Coast Guard said the search for Samantha Broberg, 33, was suspended on Sunday night after the teams searched the area for more than 20 hours, covering more than 11,130 square kilometers. The cruise company Carnival Cruise Line said that ship security video shows Samantha Broberg falling overboard at 2 am on Friday.

Carnival’s Senior Cruise Director: We need to look closely at removing crew gratuities

May 15, 2016

I was at the Guest services Desk last night talking to a guest about Florence and overheard two guests removing their gratuities. I heard the GSA ask them both why and the answer “ personal reasons” baffled me. After they left I spoke with the guest services associate and took their cabin number and made a few calls.


Articles that might interest you