Ship Life

“Bum Bum Kla” Song inspired by the Emergency Muster Drill Composed by a Crewmember

Mar 21, 2019

Dandara Morena is a talented 25-year-old singer from Brazil. Last year, while working as a Sales Assistant on board the cruise ship Norwegian Spirit she got an idea for a song inspired by the “seven long – one short blasts” from the emergency muster drill.

Key Skills For Finding Work On A Cruise Ship

Mar 21, 2019

The cruise industry is in rude health, with new CLIA statistics estimating that 30 million people will embark in 2019, a 6% rise from the previous year. With more demand comes more employment opportunities, so it’s a great time to get into the industry.

MSC Divina Crew Not Allowed To Disembark In New York Because Of Cruise Ship Deserter

Mar 18, 2019

MSC Divina crew member has contacted Crew Center saying that no one from the ship’s onboard personnel was allowed to go ashore when the vessel docked in New York on March 17. The reason for this decision by the captain is because one crew member failed to report back to the ship while Divina was docked in Miami on March 14. According to our source, the crew member who didn’t return to the ship was Indian national working as a Pool boy. 

Homeland Security Searching For a Crew Member Who Failed To Board NCL Cruise Ship

Mar 14, 2019

The U.S. Department of Homeland Security is searching for a cruise ship crew member who reportedly came to the United States but failed to board the vessel reports WAFB Channel 9. The crew member wanted by the U.S.

Costa Cruises Crew Fed Up With Low Bandwidth And High Internet Prices

Mar 08, 2019

A crew member send us an email expressing his frustration about the onboard internet prices and low bandwidth on Costa Cruises ships. The crew member says “Costa Cruise is making huge revenue with the internet for the crew. The crew in Costa is paying 7 cents per minute for extremely slow internet. In all the other companies there are very convenient internet packages for the crew. Costa does not want to renounce to the revenue from the crew.  A Strike needs to be organized soon!”

Filipino seafarers send home a record amount of $6.14 Billion in 2018

Mar 03, 2019

Last year Filipino seafarers working on foreign ocean vessels sent home a record amount of 6.14 billion U.S. Dollars through the banking system. This amount includes Filipino seamen transfers working on container cargo ships, bulk carriers, cruise ships, tankers, general cargo ships, and pure car carriers sailing around the globe.

MSC Cruises Makes Service Charges For Crew Mandatory

Feb 26, 2019

Starting from March 31, 2019, the daily service charges will be mandatory on all MSC cruise ships, and passengers will no longer be able to make cancelation at the end of the cruise.

MSC Seaview Crew Not Allowed To Go Ashore Following The Outbreak Onboard

Feb 22, 2019

Nearly nine thousand people, including passengers and crew of the cruise MSC Seaview, were vaccinated against measles in the port of Santos, Sao Paulo, after confirming that 13 employees onboard showed symptoms of the virus.

Carnival Cruise Line Mixologist Sanja Cvijetic Wins Best Bartender Award

Feb 20, 2019

Sanja Cvijetic is this year’s winner of BACARDI Legacy Cruise Competition Finals.

Interesting Hobbies: Crew member makes motorcycle models out of Champagne covers

Feb 10, 2019

Meet Ronnie Richard Pineer, TUI Cruises crew member from Nicaragua working as a bar waiter on the cruise ship Mein Schiff 2. In his free time on board, Ronnie makes amazing motorcycle models from recycled champagne covers, corks and wire. What other people see it as a waste Ronnie uses it to make a piece of art and gives these crafts as present to the guests.

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