Crew Insights

Articles and experiences shared by crew members working on cruise ship. Find out more about ship life at sea together with tips and advices for first time crew members and cruise oldtimers.

Norwegian Cruise Line Head Mixologist Wins Diageo Bartender Award

Jun 21, 2017

Marc McArthur of Norwegian Cruise Line has been named Diageo Global Travel’s best bartender for 2017. This global bartender competition was held yesterday, June 20, at the Diageo 396 Bar in Miami. In the semi-finals, Marc McArthur, competitors were Lazar Milosavljevic of Celebrity Cruises and Claudio Santos Liborio of Seabourn. The NCL Head Mixologist won this prestigious award with his ‘The Autumn Dram’ cocktail.

Message from a crew member - Life on board is not easy

Jun 07, 2017

#LIFE_ON_BOARD_IS_NOT_EASY must read. This is for all d girlfriend, wives, sisters, mothers, and family of any person working onboard.

Crew member Photoshop’s all the photos with her ex-boyfriend and boss after their break-up

Jun 07, 2017

Breaking up sucks, especially if you are with the person 24/7 working and living together. For the crew, this is even harder because you have all those wonderful photos of exotic places, and all of them are with your partner.

Cruise Ships Crew Whitelist

Jun 05, 2017

The Crew Whitelist is a list of successes achieved by crew members who have used their cruise ship experience and turned into a positive outcome. This list shows the chronological order regarding these heroes, achievers, and doers from all major cruise lines.

Cruise Ships Crew Blacklist

Jun 05, 2017

The Crew Blacklist is a list of accidents involving cruise ship crew members. This list shows the chronological order of the injured crew members, crime committed by or to crew, murder, deaths, and suicide at sea or in the ports.

MSC World Class to Rival Royal Caribbean Oasis Cruise Ships

Jun 02, 2017

MSC Cruises announced the next-generation world class cruise ships built by STX France. The two companies signed a new memorandum of understanding firming up the order of two 200,000 GRT, LNG-powered mega cruise ships, with options for two additional vessels.  

For Crew Only - fast and convenient shopping site for Crew

May 23, 2017

We all know that embarkation day is the most busiest day of the cruise. Crew members simply don’t have enough time, and most of them can’t go out to do their shopping in the US home ports. Realizing this necessity, the 32-year veteran of the cruise industry Ketta Riley, decided to open the company “For Crew Only”. Currently offering services for Port of Miami the company is waiting for a location at Port Everglades and Port Canaveral.

Former crew member publishes a tell-all book “12 Hours in Havana”

May 17, 2017

In the cruise-lit world, the crew member nonfiction format rarely strays from the memoir. Greg Shapiro, who worked as a crew member for both Royal Caribbean and Fathom Travel, is breaking the mold with his new book 12 Hours in Havana: Build your perfect day in Cuba.

Recruitment Agency Azura Cruise Line SCAM

Apr 22, 2017

The following email was sent to us, regarding a scam by the recruiting agency Azura Cruises and Minister Travel Agency. We visited the websites and found that even if they say that they are established in 1979, their websites are uploaded on the internet in 2017. Another suspicious thing is that they don’t say for which cruise lines they recruit crew members. If you visit their website you will find only rendering photos from Royal Caribbean ships and Princess Cruises.

Not Welcome On Board - The experience of a crew member in a book

Apr 19, 2017

Alberto Gaitan, an Argentine who worked five years in one of the most famous cruise companies, tells us his story in the book "Malvenidos a bordo" (Not welcome on board).

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