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Latest news related to Royal Caribbean Cruise Line and articles submitted by crew members. Find out insight stories from the other side of the Royal Caribbean cruise ships, told by the crew.

Cruise to Ports App – Cruise Ships and Port Schedules Search Engine

Nov 27, 2017

Cruise to Ports web app is the fastest and most versatile search engine for cruise ships and port-of-call arrivals. Primarily this app is intended for cruise passengers, crew members, and port stakeholders use. The purpose of this app is to give analytical and informative data of cruise ships location at any given time thru the entire year. By combining ships itineraries the app can display six results ranging from:

4 Essential Qualities Every Candidate Should Have In Order To Work And Survive On Cruise Ship

Dec 27, 2019

This marks my 12years of ship life. I embarked on my 1st journey on 20th Dec 2007 on Celebrity Summit and I can say one thing that no matter what anyone has to say or think or feel it is one of the toughest jobs in the world, it changes you physically, mentally and emotionally but I do admit that I am loving every minute of it and thank from the bottom of my soul to all who had made this journey possible for me through support and encouragement.

Ovation of the Seas Passengers and Crew Missing After New Zealand Volcano Erupts

Dec 09, 2019

A horrible tragedy occurred today when guests sailing on the cruise ship Ovation of the Seas visited New Zealand's most active volcano Whakaari on White Island. Tourists have been caught up in the eruption of the volcano resulting in at least five deaths, and 27 people missing report news outlets in New Zealand. There are many people who have been taken to hospital with burns as a result of the eruption. 

Royal Caribbean Cancels Cruise Ship Arrivals in San Juan

Nov 26, 2019

Several News Outlets in Puerto Rico report of numerous cancelations of cruise ship arrivals in San Juan scheduled for the season 2020 and 2021.

Working in a galley as a woman

Nov 14, 2019

It’s not a cloudless world for people going to work at sea. Ship life is definitely not as easy as it seems to be. I would like to talk about my experience as a woman after I signed a contract with a reputable British cruise line. I was employed as a “Demi Chef de Partie” in the pastry section, to be a part of the galley team. Until I came onboard a cruise ship, this world was totally unknown to me. Galley. As we call the kitchen in a ship.

Saint Kitts & Nevis Cruise Ports Schedules 2020

Oct 23, 2019

Cruise ship timetables with arrival and departure times of all major cruise lines scheduled to visit ports in Saint Kitts & Nevis in 2020.

CBP Restrictions for Cruise Ship Crew in New York and New Jersey

Oct 18, 2019

Due to the increased number of crew members who joined cruise lines with the intent of jumping ship and stay in the USA illegally, Customs and Border Protection (CBP) imposed new restrictions. The new temporary restrictions regarding shore leave in the ports in New York (Brooklyn and Manhattan) and New Jersey (Cape Liberty) states that only crew members with completed five contracts can go ashore. This is industry-wide and affects all cruise ships entering these ports.

Cruise Lines Cancel Stops in Barcelona Over Mass Protests

Oct 18, 2019

Several cruise lines have canceled port stops in Barcelona due to the protests and unrests in the capital of Catalonia. The situation in Barcelona is tense and is getting more and more restless after harsh prison sentences handed to the pro-independence leaders by the Spain’s Supreme Court. Since the beginning of the protests are 97 people arrested, as confirmed by the Ministry of Interior and 57 people who have been injured in Barcelona.

Grandeur of the Seas to Join Pullmantur Cruises Fleet in 2021

Oct 16, 2019

In spring 2021, Grandeur of the Seas will leave Royal Caribbean fleet and join the sister brand, Pullmantur Cruises.

During her 23 years with Royal Caribbean, Grandeur of the Seas has sailed a variety of European and Caribbean itineraries and most recently found a home in the Northeast, departing from her homeport Baltimore, Maryland.

Reckless behavior of a passenger reported on Allure of the Seas

Oct 15, 2019

A passenger on the Royal Caribbean cruise ship Allure of the Seas was photographed standing on the opposite side of the balcony railings, dangerously close to the edge of the ship. The photo was posted in a popular Royal Caribbean Facebook group by Peter Blosic, who has witnessed this dangerous behavior and shot the photo yesterday while the ship was at sea. According to his comment, he showed the photo of the woman standing on the opposite side of the balcony railing and alerted the concierge.

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