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.

Tips for Crew How to Deal with the Fear of Coronavirus

Mar 18, 2020

Following all the uncertainty the cruise ship crew members are facing during these difficult times Crew Center has reached out for advice by a former crew member who is now working as a medical professional on how to keep our mental health and support each other.

Royal Caribbean Group will require crew members to get the COVID-19 vaccine

Feb 10, 2021

Royal Caribbean International, Celebrity Cruises, and Silversea Cruises will require crew members to receive the COVID-19 vaccine prior to boarding and resuming work on its ships. While the decision to require guests to be vaccinated continues, the crew will be required to receive the vaccine. Royal Caribbean crew members received a letter from the company which reads:

Carnival Corporation Confirms Cyber Attack and Ransomware on Costa and AIDA IT Systems

Feb 09, 2021

Carnival Corporation has confirmed a security breach, admitting to suffering unauthorized access and ransomware attack on two of the company’s brands information technology systems.

Challenges, Views, and Concerns - Will Covid vaccinations become mandatory for the cruise lines?

Jan 29, 2021

With the release of the vaccine for COVID for essential workers such as medical professionals and positive thus far response from people who have taken both doses of the vaccine, the cruise industry is starting to review options related to how they can implement policies related to vaccination in order to be able to return the crew to work and the guests to enjoy cruises. However, the views of each cruise line appear to be different, at least for now.

Azamara Captain message to the crew “Don’t Panic. Important stuff remains - You - Our Crew and our Guests”

Jan 20, 2021

Following yesterday’s news that Royal Caribbean Group will sell Azamara to the private equity firm Sycamore Partners, Captain Carl Smith – Master of the cruise ship Azamara Pursuit reached out to his crew with encouraging words, reassuring them that the company has a bright future ahead.

Brightwell Adds Extra Security With 3D Face Recognition

Jan 15, 2021

The leading fintech company providing payment services for seafarers on the world's major cruise lines announced a new 3D face recognition feature called “FaceCheck”. Adding extra security to the crew members accounts Brightwell says the new feature will bring an additional layer of assurance and fraud prevention to the accounts.

Royal Caribbean Group: 15 Steps Crew Needs to Follow Before Re-Joining

Nov 13, 2020

Royal Caribbean Group announced a 15-point plan aimed at the safe return of the shipboard employees which all the crew needs to follow while traveling from home to join the vessel.

A Day In The Life Of A Shore Excursions Staff Onboard Cruise Ship

Nov 02, 2020

Shore excursions staff is one of the most interesting and dynamic job positions onboard a cruise ship that consists of selling, promoting, and dispatching the shore excursions offered by the cruise line. It is part of the Shore excursions department managed by the Shore excursions manager and assisted by the Assistant shore excursions manager. This department is usually small, consists of 5-15 team members, depending on the class and capacity of a cruise ship. 

Called by the sea – Crew member intimate experience during the lockdown

Nov 02, 2020

19th of March 2020 : 

Our contract at sea is suddenly shortened.  

In a few days time, we are going to be repatriated home. 

 

How are crew members doing on board Quantum of the Seas?

Oct 27, 2020

During these difficult times, people with a positive mindset can make a great impact and lift the spirits high around them.