Ship Crew News

Crew Member Dies Onboard Carnival Sunrise

Jan 15, 2020

It is with great sadness that we inform you of the passing of one of Carnival Cruise Line team members, Mario Monteverde who was working as Assistant Plumber.

8th Anniversary of Costa Concordia Disaster – The True Heroes

Jan 13, 2020

Today, January 13, marks the 8th anniversary of the Costa Concordia disaster which left 32 dead, 157 injured in the tragedy and 4,000 passengers and crew traumatized, after the cruise ship run aground at Isola del Giglio, an island off the coast of Tuscany, Italy.

Payment Charges Increase to SSS, HDMF, and PhilHealth for Filipino Crew Members

Jan 11, 2020

Starting this year the mandatory payment employee benefits and contribution charges for overseas Filipino workers was increased for the Social Security Systems (SSS) contribution, contribution to National Health Insurance Program (NHIP) or Philhealth, and contribution to Home Development and Mutual Fund (HDMF) or Pag-ibig,

Leonardo DiCaprio Saves Cruise Ship Crew Member

Jan 09, 2020

Leonardo DiCaprio is already a champion for the environment, but the Oscar-winning actor became one crew member personal hero after he helped locate and rescue the man who had fallen overboard off a cruise ship.

Lightning Strikes Sapphire Princess

Jan 02, 2020

The cruise ship Sapphire Princess was hit by lightning today while sailing in Indonesian waters. No one on board was hurt, but the lightning caused damage to the ship's radar. The lightning struck the mast of the ship and damaged the radar, therefore Sapphire Princess cannot continue the voyage until the radar is fully operational.

Crew Member Fired For Wearing Sweater With Offensive Message

Jan 01, 2020

A cruise ship crew member was fired from his job for wearing a sweater with an offensive message during Christmas celebrations. The crew member who was working in the Galley department onboard the Holland America Line cruise ship ms Koningsdam was part of the Filipino choir performing a Christmas song in front of guests in the ship's theater. Before going on the stage he was warned to take out the sweater or cover it with a jacked but it seems he didn’t take this seriously.

MSC Grandiosa Hits The Pier In Palermo

Dec 30, 2019

The cruise ship MSC Grandiosa operated by MSC Cruises had a small accident this morning, 30 December 2019, as the vessel was docking in the port of Palermo, Italy.

Crew Members Denied Shore Leave in New York Again

Dec 27, 2019

Today December 27, the cruise ship Spirit of Discovery operated by Saga Cruises arrived in New York with around 530 crew members and 1000 passengers onboard. The ship will be docked in New York for two days and the majority of the crew will have to stay onboard because they are not allowed to go ashore due to new restrictions.

Indonesian Crew Member Found Dead on Celebrity Cruise Ship

Dec 23, 2019

Media outlets in Indonesia report about the tragic news of a crew member who died a week ago onboard the cruise ship Celebrity Millennium. I Komang Sutrisna Putra age 26, from  Karangasem Bali, Indonesian was found dead in his cabin on December 17, while the cruise ship was docked in Bangkok, Thailand.

Update on Carnival Glory Itinerary Following the Accident in Cozumel

Dec 22, 2019

After the collision of Carnival Legend and Carnival Glory in Cozumel, Carnival Cruise Line has sent out a letter to passengers who are scheduled to board Carnival Glory tomorrow in New Orleans. The voyage will not be canceled instead will leave the port of New Orleans a few hours later than originally scheduled.