Ship Life

How Safe Is The Cruise Industry?

Jul 05, 2018

The number of people going on cruises is increasing dramatically all the time. In 2007 nearly 16 million people took cruises globally but this is expected to exceed 25 million by 2019. By comparison, marine accidents were reported to be responsible for the deaths of just over a thousand people in 2017.

Why crew desert cruise ships and immigrate illegally to the United States and other Western Countries?

Jul 04, 2018

In a pursuit of a better life, many people decide to work on cruise ships. For most, this is probably the best and legit option they have to leave their country and work abroad. We have all heard the words “I like to work on a cruise ship to see the world.” This is true for some people, but the majority of the crew are not working on cruise ships to see the world. They are there to earn money, and they earning each cent the hard way.

Who are the biggest companies in the cruise retail Industry?

Jun 29, 2018

As the cruise industry continues to expand rapidly around the world the growth in the onboard cruise retail market is significant. This year just about every major cruise line will have a new ship with wide public and commercial spaces dedicated for retail shops. The biggest companies operating in cruise retail sector are Starboard Cruise Services, Harding Retail, and Dufry Ltd.

Free Onboard Internet for Bahamas Paradise Cruise Line Crew Members

Jun 13, 2018

The crew working onboard Bahamas Paradise Cruise Line ships can surf the net at no cost. The company announced that shipboard employees can now enjoy the ships internet and connect with family and friends using popular online services including video calls, downloads, and social media. This is a great news since crew will not have to go in the port, trying to find free Wi-Fi. Instead, they can browse the net from their cabin or other locations around the ship for free.

What happens if a crew member gets pregnant on cruise ship?

Jun 11, 2018

Pregnancy for cruise ship crew members is pretty much a taboo. There is not much on the net about this subject and not many cruise ship employees want to come forward and talk about their experience. However crew members fall in love, start a relationship onboard and conceive a child.

Costa Cruises Crew Facing Serious Problems With The Ocean Pay Debit Cards

Jun 08, 2018

A Costa Cruises crew member send a message saying that since the company changed crew payroll from JP Morgan debit cards to Ocean pay, shipboard employees are facing difficulties with withdrawing cash from ATM’s. Furthermore, the crew is feeling cheated because every time they withdraw their hard earned money there is a fee.

Carnival Crewmember Fired for Using Guest Launderette

Jun 06, 2018

Crew Laundry is a big problem on all cruise ships. Most of the times, not all washing machines and dryer units work, so this is a big problem for the crew especially on the big ships. This is a story of a former Carnival Cruise Line crew member who was fired for using guest laundry room because most of the laundry machines for the crew were out of order.

Legal Rights and Compensation Crew are Entitled to After an Injury on a Cruise Ship

May 26, 2018

Working on a cruise ship can have many benefits. However, just because you are at sea visiting foreign ports of call does not mean that you are immune from suffering an illness, accident, or injury. Unfortunately, and in some cases due to the unique working conditions aboard cruise ships, crewmembers find themselves injured on the job.

Two Macedonian Staff Members Awarded Harding Employee of the Month

May 11, 2018

Every month Harding Retail, the world’s biggest on-board tax- and duty-free outlets operator on cruise ships, awards two employees for their outstanding and dedicated work. The awards are dedicated towards an outstanding performance in line with Harding Retail Corporate Values Trust, Spirit and Professionalism. Last month awards went to Mitko Stamenkovski who was awarded “Harding US, Manager of the Month” and Dimitar Kjosevski taking “Employee of the Month award”.

Carnival Cruise Line Introduces New Crew Internet Plans

May 09, 2018

Carnival Cruise Line has introduced new internet prices for crew members on their latest cruise ship Carnival Horizon. Unlike previous plans where Carnival crew was charged per minute, the new plans include charges by Megabyte. The good news is that the new prices are lower than the old ones. Now the crew will have an option purchase $5, $10 or $40 internet card with prices ranging from 10, 9 and 6 cents per MB.

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