Ship Crew News

Crew member and passenger medevaced from Oceania Riviera

Nov 20, 2017

The Spanish Coast Guard performed a medical evacuation of two people, a crew member and a passenger, who were sailing on board the cruise ship Oceania Riviera. Medical evacuation has been confirmed to Europa Press by a spokesman for Maritime Rescue, who said that, around 9:20 p.m.

Greece Flood Victims to be Housed on Cruise Ship

Nov 17, 2017

More than 1000 people affected by the massive floods in Greece will be housed on the luxury cruise ship “Celestyal Nefeli” which is already docked in Piraeus. The cruise ship was made available for the people who have lost their homes, following the intervention of the Minister of Shipping and Island Policy, Mr. Panagiotis Kouroupli.

Celebrity Flora to Join Celebrity Cruises in 2019

Nov 17, 2017

Celebrity Cruises is building a new cruise ship for the Galapagos Islands which is set to debut in 2019. The new vessel named Celebrity Flora will have a capacity of 100 passengers and a tonnage of 5,739 gt, will be the largest cruise ship in the Galapagos Islands and will receive luxurious equipment in style of a large yacht. The ship is being built in the Dutch shipyard De Hoop, which is actually better known for river cruise ships construction.

MSC Grandiosa, The First MSC Meraviglia Plus Cruise Ship

Nov 17, 2017

A grandiose name for a truly grandiose cruise ship. MSC Cruises first vessel of the Meraviglia Plus Class will be named MSC Grandiosa. The name was announced during the steel-cutting and coin ceremony for the Meraviglia-class ship MSC Bellissima in the STX shipyard in St. Nazaire, France.

Carnival Triumph fails USPH inspection

Nov 14, 2017

The cruise ship Carnival Triumph fail to pass the recent USPH Inspection.  Centers for Disease Control and Prevention Inspectors boarded the vessel on November 11, at the port of New Orleans, Louisiana, and found multiple violations. CDC has not yet released an official report on their website, however, several crew members have reported that the final USPH score was 78. An 85 or lower on the CDC's 100-point inspection scale is considered failing grade.

Update on the Missing Carnival Inspiration Crewmember Symron Almeida

Nov 13, 2017

Carnival Inspiration crew member was reported missing on Thursday, November 9, just before the cruise ship arrived at the homeport of Long Beach, Los Angeles. The missing crew member is identified as Symron Santana Almeida for Goa, India who was working as a Wiper in the Engine Department.

Crew Member Missing from Carnival Inspiration

Nov 11, 2017

The cruise ship Carnival Inspiration arrived on Friday, November 10, at the homeport of Long Beach, Los Angeles with one crew member less. 

Plague in Madagascar: Costa and Aida Cruises Cancel Calls

Nov 09, 2017

Costa Cruises and AIDA Cruises have canceled all cruise ship calls to Madagascar due to the pneumonic plague on the big island. Madagascar is currently facing an unusual epidemic affecting geographically extensive areas on the island with new cases reported in recent days.

Coast Guard Medevacs Crewmember from Carnival Triumph

Nov 08, 2017

U.S. Coast Guard executed medical evacuation of a Carnival Triumph crewmember on the Mississippi River near Venice, on Monday, November 6. Ship’s officers notified the Coast Guard Sector New Orleans watchstanders that a male crew member was experiencing symptoms of appendicitis aboard the cruise ship. The crew member was evacuated just hours after Carnival Triumph left New Orleans for a 5 Night Western Caribbean voyage. 

Norwegian Gem Update by the Captain

Nov 08, 2017

This is the audio from the PA system on the NCL Gem. The captain is informing passengers and crew about the engine breakdown. All the passengers are flying home and the ship will sail to Granada before reaching Barbados where passengers will disembark. Norwegian Gem disembarkation in Barbados will be on Friday and Saturday.

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