Ship Crew News

Costa Mediterranea To Arrive in Indonesia and the Philippines on 14 and 22 of June

Jun 05, 2020

The latest update regarding Costa Cruises repatriation plan for the Indonesian and Filipino crew members sailing on the Costa Mediterranea is that the ship will arrive in Indonesia on June 14, and The Philipines on June 22. A fellow crew member sailing on the Mediterranea sent us the following message:

Appreciation Letter To The Captain of MSC Divina, Management And The Entire Crew

Jun 05, 2020

After crossing the Atlantic Ocean with 1450 crew members on board, the cruise ship MSC Divina finally arrived at the port of Civitavecchia, Italy on June 4. Crew Center received the following appreciation letter from a crew member expressing his respect and gratitude towards all on board, making this journey a great experience.

Repatriation of the P&O Cruises and Cunard Indian Crew is Under Way

Jun 04, 2020

Today the first repatriation flight for the Indian crew members from Southampton was successfully completed. About 280 crew members disembarked P&O Ventura and took the flight to Mumbai. P&O Cruises and Cunard will arrange 8 additional charter flights in order to bring back all the Indian crew, not just back to their country, but at their homes as well. 

Costa Atlantica leaves Japan After a Month in Quarantine, Crew Express Gratitude to the Japanese Authorities

Jun 02, 2020

After a Month's Quarantine Costa Atlantica has finally left Japan and is heading to the Philippines.

Norwegian Cruise Line Lays Off 300 Employees at Harvest Caye

May 27, 2020

 

As the cruise industry is suffering its biggest crises in history the cruise companies started to adjust its operational costs any way they can. As a result, a number of employees have already been laid off across all cruise lines. The latest cuts comes from Norwegian Cruise Line Holdings, with 300 employees on the private island destination Harvest Caye being left without jobs.

200 Mauritian Crew Members Beg Their Government to Allow Them To Return Home

May 26, 2020

More than 200 Mauritian crew members are stranded onboard the cruise ship Norwegian Epic, waiting for a charter flight in order to be repatriated home. As the country has not lifted the ban of its citizens arriving by plane they are desperate after spending more than two months on ship. In order to raise awareness to the government, last night they decided to make a video, beginning the prime minister to allow them to return home. 

Disney Cruise Line working on flights for the Indonesian and Filipino crew

May 26, 2020

Disney Cruise Line crew members, currently stranded on Disney Magic in the port of Dover, UK are waiting for repatriation. Disney transferred crew members from the Disney Fantasy and the Disney Dream to Disnay Magic which arrived in Dover, UK, May 19, 2020. Crew members were initially informed by Disney of its intention to fly them back home from the UK via commercial flights, as opposed to private charter flights, one crew member said.

Crew Member Dies on Virgin Voyages Scarlet Lady

May 23, 2020

A Filipino crew member died on the Virgin Voyages’ cruise ship Scarlet Lady this week. Cruise Law News who reported first about this tragic news said that several of his colleagues stated the crew member may have intentionally ended his life. The crew member who was a hotel utility employee was reportedly found in his cabin. 

Seven Seas Navigator Crew In 14 Day Quarantine

May 23, 2020

About 450 crew members of the cruise ship Seven Seas Navigator docked at the port of Barcelona are quarantined after one crew member showed flu-like symptoms. According to the Spanish Ministry of Health, the ship arrived at the port of Barcelona on Thursday, and one female crew member with mild symptoms on board had been isolated.

Indonesian Crew Member Goes Overboard From CMV Cruise Ship

May 20, 2020

A crew member has reportedly gone overboard from the cruise ship Vasco da Gama operated by Cruise and Maritime  Voyages. According to a fellow crew member wishing to remain anonymous, the incident happen yesterday around 4 pm while the cruise ship was docked at the port of  Tilbury, London. Our source says that the crew member tried to take his own life by jumping from the ship’s deck 12. He fell on top of a cargo container that was placed on the dock, next to the cruise ship.