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WHY CAN’T WE GO HOME? Crew members in Puerto Vallarta Asks the Mexican Government for Permission to Return Home

May 20, 2020

There are still more than 1200 crew members trapped onboard the Holland America Line cruise ship ms Koningsdam, who comply 2 and a half months of not touching land and they wish to be repatriated to their countries to see their families. The ship is currently anchored in front of Puerto Vallarta, inside the bay, and it is visible from land. 

Crew Member Goes Overboard from Regal Princess

May 10, 2020

A terrible tragedy has struck the crew community with the loss of one more crew member today. We received a message that e crew member went overboard from the cruise ship Regal Princess docked at the port of Rotterdam, Holland. Our source says that the female crew member from Ukraine took her own life, adding that she was scheduled to return home on a charter flight which was later canceled.

Holland America Line Group To Use 8 Cruise Ships To Repatriate Crew Home

Apr 18, 2020

Holland America Line Group is in process of creating a plan to sail repatriation voyages to return thousands of crew members home to Europe, Asia, South America and the Caribbean. In order to put this plan in action, there are multiple challenges to consider including the individual destination of each crew member, U.S.

Sun Princess Filipino Crew Not Allowed to Disembark in Manila?

Apr 16, 2020

The cruise ship Sun Princess which set sail from Australia in order to return its Filipino and Indonesian crew members back home is facing repatriation problems. Sun Princess is currently off the coast of Manila however some Filipino crew onboard report that they are not allowed to disembark the ship. According to them, the government is not allowing the disembarkation process to begin and they haven’t received any official announcement by the local authorities.

Carnival Australia President in strong defence of the cruise industry

Apr 04, 2020

Carnival Australia President Sture Myrmell has come out in strong defence of the cruise industry after Australian authorities announced restrictions on foreign-flag cruise ships, basically saying they are not welcomed.

All Filipino Crew of Diamond Princess Recovers from Covid-19

Apr 01, 2020

The 80 Filipino crew members of the cruise ship Diamond Princess who earlier tested positive for COVID-19 after disembarking the vessel in Yokohama, Japan have all recovered, said the Philippine embassy in Tokyo.

Q&A Session: Staying On Board Vs. Going Home

Mar 27, 2020

Dear Crew, whether you are at home battling through daily tasks, trying to cope with our new reality or still on board, trying to keep sane and healthy, - we are here for you.

Crew Center keeps its hand on crew-news pulse and does an admirable job at helping/supporting whoever we can.

Ruby Princess, The Situation Onboard is Critical

Mar 26, 2020

More than 1000 crew members are in quarantine on the cruise ship Ruby Princess after 133 passengers (107 in New South Wales and 26 interstate) have tested positive for Covid-19 upon disembarking the ship in Sydney’s Circular Quay on Thursday 19 March. 

Crew Self-Care: How to Stay Well Until We Re-Embark

Mar 26, 2020

Dear Crew Worldwide,

How are you today? We really hope you are managing as well as it is possible in these uncharted waters. We know it’s scary to find ourselves in this new reality with suspended jobs, no certainty and plenty of challenges to come. So, let’s take a few moments and explore the state of our inner world, our inner selves.

Princess Cruises says there are no confirmed cases of COVID-19 Onboard Ruby Princess

Mar 20, 2020

Following the news after multiply media outlets reported that four people on board Rubi Princess tested positive for COVID-19 after getting off the ship, Princess Cruises said there are no positive cases on board.

In a letter distributed today among Rubi Princess crew members the company said:

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