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Crew Members Report Humiliating Treatment by Security Officers in Fort Lauderdale

May 13, 2016

Holland America Line employee from the cruise ship MS. Amsterdam is rising her voice about the extremely poor treatment crew received in Fort Lauderdale on April 30, 2016. She has sent all documentation that negatively cites both American Guard employees and also Officer Santana from CBP, regarding the incident involving security guards unprofessional behavior by throwing crew luggage and screaming at them.

New Guinness World Record on Cruise Ship

May 11, 2016

Campari Aperol brand is officially a Guinness world record holder after making the largest ever glass of Spritz onboard Costa Cruises ship, Costa Favolosa. The giant glass tall 1.5 meters and wide and 1.35 meters , positioned on the frame on the open deck of the cruise ship was filled with 1,000 liters of Aperol Spritz created strictly in line with the traditional recipe using 500 liters prosecco, 333 liters Aperol, 167 liters of soda water and 15 giant ice cubes. The previous record was set in Italy in 2010 with 537 liters in volume.

Carnival Valor Emerges from Dry Dock

May 10, 2016

In preparation for its new cruise season of year-round short cruises from Port Canaveral, the cruise ship Carnival Valor (2974 passengers) from Carnival Cruise Line undergone a major renovation involving both new innovations and popular venues on other cruise ships are added to the fleet, such as steakhouse, 600 new balcony cabins, Guy's Burger Joint, Red Frog Pub, SkyBox Sports Bar, Red Frog Rum Bar, Blue lguana Tequila Bar, Alchemy Bar and Cherry On Top. The new areas are added during the dry dock from April 23 until last Sunday, May 8th, 2016.

Sex and The Sea Exhibition in Rotterdam

May 09, 2016

Taboo for some reality for the seaman’s life. The exhibition Sex & The Sea, by the Dutch multimedia director Boddeke Saskia and the film director Peter Greenaway explores the sexual life of sailors. Held in Rotterdam Maritime Museum, this exhibition encourage visitors to feel the emotions of homesickness together with sexual desire as seamen are faced when they are for months at sea.

Italian Shop Owner Returns Lost Wallet to Royal Caribbean Passenger

May 09, 2016

Royal Caribbean passanger who lost his wallet in a shop in Catania, Italy is back in possession of his personal documents, money and credit cards thanks to a shop owner. After disembarking from the cruise ship Vision of the Seas on May 5, the U.S. tourist headed to Catania historic center where he lost his wallet in one of the shops he visited. Shop owner, Mario Russo found the wallet and immediately notified the State Police.

Inside Officer Cabin on a Cruise Ship

May 09, 2016

Ever wonder how an officer cabin looks like on a cruise ship? Take look at the video bellow shared by a crew member for inside look of standard cabin of a cruise ship officer. Unlike standard crew member cabin shared with two to four persons, officer has a single cabin with queen-size bed and a porthole (window). The cabin is slightly more spacious compared to crew cabin and the rest is almost the same like the bathroom, TV, chair and wardrobe cabinet.

Carnival Pride Collides With Gangway in Baltimore

May 08, 2016

Carnival Pride collided with an elevated gangway while docking in Baltimore early this morning. The cruise ship suffered minor damage, however the gangway crushed from the impact, causing damage to three vehicles on the ground. The collision occurred when the elevated gangway was in process of connecting with the ship. Luckily the gangway was not in use at the time and no injuries were reported amoung passengers and crew.

What happens when a crew member get sick on a cruise ship

May 05, 2016

Amanda from Get a Life at Sea posted a video sharing basic information for crew members if they end up getting stuck on board a cruise ship. This is valuable info especially for the first time crew who have question on this subject.

Protest Against the Cruise Industry in the Port of Barcelona

May 04, 2016

The Assembly of Barrios for Sustainable Tourism (ABTS) has called for a protest against the cruise industry in the Port of Barcelona on Sunday April 24, 2016. According to their statement the reason for this protest is the pollution caused by the cruise ships to the neighborhoods close to the port.

Inside Crew Cabins on Cruise Ship

May 04, 2016

Unlike guest staterooms, crew cabins are pretty small and usually located on deck 0, or below the sea level – deck A and B. Most of the crew cabins don’t have portholes (windows) – this luxury is reserved for some staff and officers – so for first time crew members this might be a little confusing. You will have a hard time determining if it is day or night. Depending on your position or department, cabins are shared between 2-4 people.

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