Ship Life

No More “Crew Are Not Permitted in the Guest Areas”

Nov 05, 2018

The German Cruise operator TUI Cruises has done something unimaginable in the cruise world. From October this year, TUI Cruises has allowed access to guest public areas for all of their crew members when off-duty. Before this was only possible with the so-called “Leisure Time Cards” permit request which was distributed among the departments in limited numbers. With this privilege crew will have access to the bars, guests open decks and crew members may use the guest gym from 9 pm-midnight.

Celebrity Cruises Crew Say A Final Farewell To Their Colleague Alex Heleta

Oct 20, 2018

The tragic news of the crew member who went overboard from the cruise ship Celebrity Reflection shook Celebrity Cruises family and the entire crew community. Alex Heleta from Ukraine, age 36, was reported overboard while the cruise ship was sailing from Mykonos to Rhodes.

Crew Member Records Viral "Kiki Challenge" Video On A Cruise Ship

Sep 02, 2018

People around the world are accepting the new viral dance challenge In My Feelings Kiki by the superstar Drake. This popular dance has been sweeping internet and people are doing their own dance versions of the challenge by jumping out of the moving vehicles to the music beat.

Basic Safety Guidelines for Cruise Ship Crew

Aug 21, 2018

Did you know that nearly 250,000 crew members are currently employed in the cruise ship industry?  Working on a cruise ship is a dream-come-true for many and despite cruising being one of the safest forms of travel, unexpected emergencies do occur.  On 10 April this year, the MSC Armonia ran into the dock at the port of Rotan in Honduras.  Thankfully no one was injured but it could s

P&O Cruises Removes Crew Gratuities. Will Other Cruise Lines follow?

Aug 21, 2018

P&O Cruises has sent an email to their customers informing them that the company will no longer charge gratuities or as they refer to discretionary daily service charges.

11 Things to know when working on a cruise ship

Aug 20, 2018

In many aspects, the so-called ship life is quite different from any land-based environment. Here are some challenges people working on cruise ships are experiencing on a daily basis. Some of them sound funny but this is the ship life reality.

Carnival says final farewell to the crew member Nikola Arnautovic. What his colleagues say?

Aug 10, 2018

The tragic news of the death of a young crew member who was found hanged onboard the cruise ship Carnival Fascination on Sunday shook Carnival Cruise Line family and the entire crew community. Nikola Arnautovic from Serbia was just 22 years old and it was his first cruise ship

Video: Man Jumps off a Ship and Lands Next to Shark

Jul 27, 2018

Talking about being in the wrong place at the wrong time. A video surfaced on the social media of a man jumping from the ship into the water when a shark appears next to him. Within seconds after he jumps off the ship a tiger shark appeared out of nowhere just a few feet from the man. You can hear people onboard screaming at him that there is a shark in the water. From the video it looks like the shark is going for his leg, fortunately, the man escapes unharmed.

A Security Officer tells all about his first-hand experience onboard a cruise ship

Jul 25, 2018

This is a letter sent by a well-respected Merseyside Police Officer who decided to join Norwegian Cruise Line as a Security Officer after his retirement from the Police Force. His personal experience onboard reveals what is going on behind the scenes, senior officer’s behavior and their personal ambitions, crew treatment by the senior officers and many other aspects of the ship life.

The Most Amazing Selfies Taken By Cruise Ship Crew Members

Jul 21, 2018

The never-ending pursuit of the ultimate selfie shot has reached a startling new height. Cruise ships are especially popular for that perfect selfie photo for sharing and going viral on the social media. Here are some of the most amazing selfies taken by cruise ship crew members.

Selfie On Top of a Cruise Ship

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