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Video: Two Carnival Cruise Line Magicians Showing Off Their Powers

Jan 19, 2019

If you cruised on Carnival cruise line's ships you have probably meet Anshul Jain and Dan Schoener, two fun magicians and entertainers who make sure guests have the time of their lives with their performances. The two decided to make a magic video onboard the cruise ship Carnival Pride, showing off their magical powers and fun failures in their cabins and crew mess.

Crew member shares his story about misdiagnosed injury and management mistreatment

Jan 14, 2019

Rafael Arnim Michelmann was a crew member working for the bar department onboard AIDACara. In 2018, while on duty he sustained torn thumb tendon injury to his left hand. Mr. Michelmann says that the ship’s medical staff misdiagnosed his injury and he continued to work for two weeks with the injured hand. A tear to this ligament can be very painful and limits ability to grasp objects between thumb and index finger, however, cruise ship doctors and Mr.

Video: Brazil Vs Philippines - Crew Dance Battle On Cruise Ship

Jan 04, 2019

An epic crew party took place on December 26, onboard the cruise ship MSC Fantasia. Brazilian and Filipino crew members decided to put their talents to the test in a friendly dance-off battle during an open deck party.

Best ports to catch New Year’s Eve fireworks by cruise ship

Dec 26, 2018

Celebrating the New Year’s Eve on a cruise ship is an unforgettable experience. The dazzling New Year's party and the spectacular fireworks observed from a cruise ship is a unique event. Here are our thoughts on the best ports of call to see the top pyrotechnics around the world from a cruise ship!

Funchal (Madeira)

The crew of the first LNG-powered cruise ship AIDAnova records song - The journey begins

Dec 14, 2018

With the delivery of the first LNG-powered cruise ship named AIDAnova the cruise industry enters a new era. The German shipbuilder Meyer Werft delivered AIDAnova on December 12, the first vessel of the new generation cruise ships ordered by Carnival Corporation for AIDA Cruises. 

Future Royal Caribbean star to perform in front of 30,000 people

Dec 03, 2018

Scarlett Anthony from Adelaide, Australia is this year’s winner of the OTR Search for a Christmas Star competition. The 19-year-old super talented singer will shine before an audience of around 30,000 people at South Australia's largest Christmas Concert, the QBE Insurance Carols by Candlelight at Elder Park. Scarlet will sing the song Amazing Grace in an arrangement with a modern twist, “but respecting the original words and tune”.

Held at Gun Point, Handcuffed and Fired. MSC Seaside crewmember tells his story

Nov 29, 2018

Following November 17, drug bust in Port Miami when seven MSC Seaside crew members were arrested for smuggling cocaine, Law-enforcement officers boarded the Seaside for the second time on November 24th. During the raids many crew members were traumatized after they were interrogated by Customs and Border Protection officers, and some fired from the company.

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.

Rescued Fishermen Send Thank you Letter to Pacific Princess Captain and the Crew

Sep 06, 2018

The three fishermen who were rescued by the cruise ship Pacific Princess after their boat sunk on August 25, sent a thank you letter praising the ship’s crew.

Crew Member Records Viral "Kiki Challenge" Video On A Cruise Ship

Sep 02, 2018

People around the world are accepting the new viral dance challenge In My Feelings Kiki by the superstar Drake. This popular dance has been sweeping internet and people are doing their own dance versions of the challenge by jumping out of the moving vehicles to the music beat.

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