Ship Crew News

Captain Mikael Hilden Says Farewell to NCL

Jun 23, 2017

After 18 years career at Norwegian Cruise Line, Captain Mikael Hilden leaves the company. On the social media, he posted a photo handing over the keys of Norwegian Breakaway to the new captain Dan Svensson. However, his sea adventure will continue as captain for Viking Ocean Cruises which have launched their latest 47,800 tons cruise ship named Viking Sky.

Queen Mary 2 Rescues Sailor in the North Atlantic

Jun 22, 2017

British sailor Mervyn Wheatley is back on land after being rescued in the Atlantic Ocean from his battered yacht by the cruise liner Queen Mary 2. Cunard’s flagship participated last Saturday in the rescue of a man who had suffered problems with his yacht due to a strong storm. Mervyn Wheatley was participating in the transatlantic race Original Single Handed Transatlantic Race, known as OSTAR when his yacht was battered by strong gusts of wind.

Three cruise ship bartenders will compete in Diageo semi-finals

Jun 20, 2017

Lazar Milosavljevic from Celebrity Cruises, Claudio Santos Liborio from Seabourn Cruise Line and Marc McArthur from Norwegian Cruise Line will compete in the next round at the Diageo Bar 396 in Miami. This three crew members topped the competition from hundreds of bartenders representing all major cruise lines and only one will go on to Diageo Global Travel at the World Class Bartender of the Year finals which will be in Mexico City from 20-24 August 2017.

Three NCL Crew Members Arrested in Belize for Smuggling Cocaine

Jun 20, 2017

Police authorities in Belize arrested three Norwegian Cruise Line crew members last Tuesday, reports Channel 7NewsAccording to the news article, 3 NCL employees were charged with drug trafficking of two kilos of cocaine which they smuggled into the cruise ship from Roatan, Honduras.

Crew Member Missing From MSC Musica

Jun 20, 2017

Brazilian woman, part of the MSC Musica crew was reported missing yesterday juts before the cruise ship arrived in the port of Brindisi, Italy. Her disappearance was reported by her colleagues after she didn’t show up on duty at around 3:00 A.M. They immediately went to check into her cabin and noticed that the woman was not there. The crew searched staff areas and later extended the search in the passenger areas.

Injured crew member on board Star Flyer

Jun 19, 2017

A 47-year-old crewman of the cruise ship Star Flyer was injured in the head, while the vessel was at sea in the area of Kavala Bay, Greece. The injured crew member was transferred to the port of Kavala with lifeboat where an Ambulance transferred the patient to the General Hospital for monitoring and preventive examinations. We wish him a speedy recovery.

Royal Caribbean cruise ship faces maximum fine after all-night party in Ibiza

Jun 19, 2017

Royal Caribbean’s Brilliance of the Seas faces a maximum fine for playing loud music in Ibiza all thru the night until early morning hours, reports Daily Mail. The cruise ship which was docked overnight at Marina Botafoch was chartered by Ship Somnia Electronic music festival.

Gerard Piqué stars in Costa Cruises Mannequin Challenge Video

Jun 18, 2017

The famous FC Barcelona football player, Gerard Piqué is the protagonist of the latest Mannequin Challenge promotional video for the Italian cruise line Costa Cruises. The latest video starring the Barcelona defender, shown below, is truly unique, with the main focus of life on board the cruise ships, an experience that the player has been able to enjoy.

TUI Crew Member Suffers Heart Attack Onboard

Jun 08, 2017

A 34-year-old Filipino crew member of the cruise ship "Mein Schiff 5" was evacuated by the Spanish Coast Guard on Tuesday evening due to medical emergency. The vessel was 54 miles from Palma de Mallorca when the ship's officers notified port authorities that a crew member had a heart attack, and was in need of urgent transfer to a hospital for further medical care.

Azamara Journey and Quest – Two Sisters Meet in Barcelona

Jun 08, 2017

Yesterday was a day of festivities and meeting old friends and colleagues for Azamara Club Cruises. The company’s two sister ships, Azamara Journey and Azamara Quest have met in the Port of Barcelona. Two Captains, Carl Smith and Johannes Tysse, together with the two Hotel Directors - Heike Berdos and Ryszard Gusmann, two Cruise Directors - Tony Markey and Eric De Gray plus many of the crew meet after four years apart.

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