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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.

Crew Members Raising Money to Help Honky Tonk Crew Bar in St Maarten

Sep 18, 2017

Hurricane Irma left devastation to the Caribbean islands, and St Maarten was one of the hardest hit. There aren't words to describe the impact that Irma left behind, causing catastrophic damage to thousands of homes and businesses. The crew members favorite spot, Honky Tonk Bar in St Maarten was also destroyed.  That’s why Cara Charne, a Royal Caribbean crew member has started a fundraising to help the owners rebuild this special place with many great memories.

Red Bull Cliff Diver hired by Royal Caribbean

Sep 05, 2017

Jucelino Junior is a 33-year-old Brazilian high diving athlete who is competing in the Red Bull Cliff Diving Championship. After first making his cliff diving debut in 2009 he become permanent diver in the 2015 Red Bull Cliff Diving World Series. Today he is also part of the Royal Caribbean crew performing on Allure of the Seas as a high diver.

Costa Cruises to Implement Zero Tolerance Alcohol Policy For Officers

Aug 12, 2017

Zero alcohol policy for all no discrimination. This comment on the social media by Costa Cruises Chief Electrical Engineer Roberto Pibiri sparked huge debate between crew and officers. As of August 19th, Costa Cruises will implement zero tolerance alcohol policy for employees working in the engine department, bridge officers, medical and deck department. This means that they are not allowed have alcohol in the crew bar, disco or any bars aboard the ship.

Your Voice Matters – Sign the Crew Members Rights Petition

Jul 28, 2017

The Brazilian Sivlana Costa is raising her voice on behalf of the crew members rights in a form of petition. She along with other Brazilian cruise ship employees has expressed dissatisfaction with the changes that have taken place in the agreement signed by the Cruise Lines and MPT companies in November 2016. According to her, the law needs to be more flexible, giving the crew power of choice and not just obey by something that was imposed. 

Kiwi Musician releases the first ever ship crew album “Ship Life”

Jul 25, 2017

How can you describe crew member’s ship life? The cruise ship, as many cruise directors love to say is crew member’s home away from home, and as funny as it seems they are right. This is not your typical nine to five job, when after you go home to your wife and kids and for weekends relax and enjoy. Cruise employees work, live, fall in love, and party together 24/7.

Find out: How many crew members work in the cruise industry?

Jul 25, 2017

Have you ever wonder how many crew members are employed in the cruise industry? Based on the data collected by the crew center team we managed to give you a rough estimate. The total number of the crew working on cruise ships is 223.914 employees. Currently on board the cruise ships worldwide there are 186.595 plus 37.319 crew members on vacation waiting to join the vessels.

Fantastic poem by a sailor to his love “A SAILOR'S LAST LETTER”

Jul 25, 2017
  • My Love,
  • I shall write this letter, however, I won't give it to you...
  • If I die while I'm away, I pray they hand it to you...

Princess Cruises Photographer Wins Prestigious International Award

Jul 18, 2017

Once a while we find a crew member so inspiring with his/ her achievements that are almost unreal. We like to introduce Mr. Jophel Ybiosa, a photographer on Princess Cruises. However Jophel is not an ordinary photographer, he is an Internationally-awarded artist. He was recently awarded the 1st place in Moscow International Photo Awards for his entry titled "The Feast of Black Nazarene in Manila". This is the biggest photography competition in Russia and one of the biggest in the world.

Royal Caribbean Crew Mailing Addresses for Letters and Packages

Jul 17, 2017

If you want to send mail to Royal Caribbean crew member, be it letters or a package, you can do so at these addresses. Mail is usually received at every home port on embarkation day and is distributed as soon as possible. Royal Caribbean crew will receive their mail on board the designated cruise ship.

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.

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