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No More “Crew Are Not Permitted in the Guest Areas”

Nov 05, 2018

The German Cruise operator TUI Cruises has done something unimaginable in the cruise world. From October this year, TUI Cruises has allowed access to guest public areas for all of their crew members when off-duty. Before this was only possible with the so-called “Leisure Time Cards” permit request which was distributed among the departments in limited numbers. With this privilege crew will have access to the bars, guests open decks and crew members may use the guest gym from 9 pm-midnight.

Italian Air Force Evacuates Crew Member Suffering From Heart Attack

Nov 05, 2018

A 40-year-old crew member suffering from heart attack symptoms was evacuated by the Italian Air Force late Friday night. The request for emergency medical evacuation was sent by the captain of the cruise ship Artania at around 9 pm while the vessel was sailing from Cagliari to Naples, about 80 nautical miles south from the Sardinian coast.

Costa Cruises supports Italy's largest coastal project

Nov 02, 2018

With over 50 thousand useful reports gathered along the Italian coastline and the involvement of over 600 teachers and 5,700 students of 156 Secondary schools, Costa Crociere Foundation is supporting one of the largest citizen science project.

Virgin Voyages Announces Scarlet Lady first port-of-call to be Havana, and orders fourth Cruise Ship

Nov 02, 2018

In a video statement, Richard Branson announced that Virgin Voyages first cruise ship, Scarlet Lady, will include Havana, Cuba as a port-of-call during the inaugural season in 2020.

Celebrity Edge officially handed over to Celebrity Cruises

Nov 02, 2018

After more than four years of planning and 23 months of construction Celebrity Edge, the first revolutionary representative of the company’s Edge Class was officially handed over to Celebrity Cruises.

Bravo code and technical problems on Navigator of the Seas

Oct 28, 2018

Royal Caribbean cruise ship Navigator of the Seas experienced technical problems last night, forcing the vessel to make an emergency stop to the nearest port.

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. 

New Guinness World Record: The World's Largest LEGO Cruise Ship Revealed

Apr 17, 2018

It is official, the world’s largest cruise ship replica made with LEGO blocks is Hong Kong's Dream Cruises vessel “World Dream”.  The world’s largest cruise ship replica was constructed in two months using more than 2.5 million LEGO blocks, with the help of LEGO certified professional, Andy Hung and some 1,000 volunteers.

Crew member airlifted from Norwegian Getaway

Apr 17, 2018

The U.S. Coast Guard medevaced a 41-year-old crew member on Monday from the Norwegian Cruise Line ship, Norwegian Getaway. The cruise ship departed from Miami on April 15, and was sailing to Costa Maya when the medical emergency was requested.

Scam: 40% Discount for a Cruise with Family and Friends Program

Apr 16, 2018

A 40-year-old woman in Rome, Italy has devised a new method to steal the money of acquaintances offering them a family cruise with a 40% discount. The woman was claiming to be a sister of a respectable employee of Costa Cruises who was working in the head office, and thanks to the family and friends program she can access more than favorable discounts. She lured her victims with a tempting offer on the purchase of cruise packages.

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