Ship Life

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.

TUI Cruises First Captain Kjell Holm Retires

Feb 07, 2019

After 50 years on ships and almost 10 years as a master at TUI Cruises, Captain Kjell Holm will retire. Captain Holm become the first Captain of the cruise operator TUI Cruises established by the German tourism company TUI AG and Royal Caribbean Cruises Ltd.

Cruise lines looking to hire 100,000 crew members over the next three years

Feb 03, 2019

According to Daniela Fahr, CEO of Connect, Germany's largest recruitment agency for cruise ships, the cruise industry will need some additional 100,000 new employees over the next three years. Therefore 15 major cruise lines and recruiting partners will present their job offerings at the "Cruise Jobs & Hotel Career Lounge" in Berlin on February 28, 2019.

Cheers and Hugs - HAL Crew Say Farewell To Retired Captain Chris Turner

Jan 22, 2019

Hundreds of crew members gathered at the Port Everglades pier and on the decks of the cruise ship MS Volendam to say farewell to their bellowed Master Captain Chris Turner. While he disembarked from his ship for the last time in Fort Lauderdale, the crew members of Volendam bid farewell to him with cheers, hugs and the whistle of the vessel! After 21 years’ service for Holland America Line Captain Chris Turner has finally retired on 18 January 2019.

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