Ship Life

Virgin Voyages First Cruise Ship to Set Sail in 2020

Oct 18, 2016

Virgin Voyages unveiled more details today about the company progress of the new cruise line at the Faena Hotel in Miami Beach. The new player in the cruise industry is promising to make waves in the cruise world, and with Richard Branson at the helm, without a doubt they will bring fresh ideas in the world of cruising. Virgin is on a mission to build a bold new cruise line. One that makes sailing the ocean blue exhilarating.

Welcome to the Crew Barbershop on Cruise Ship

Oct 16, 2016

Greetings to all crew members and step up in the barbershop located on deck B in the crew corridors. This is the place where most of the crew members cut their hair bellow the sea level. Yes, part of the crew members, usually Pinoy or Indonesian, who have excellent hairstyling skills and like to make extra money do their magic. Unlike cruise ship passengers who are pampered in the Spa, the crew usually cut their hair in the makeshift barbershops. The price is 5 to 10 dollars so it’s much affordable then cutting hair in the Spa, where price for crew is 20 dollars.

An Inside Look at Royal Caribbean’s Training Center in the Philippines

Oct 02, 2016

Royal Caribbean Cruises is operating a training facility in Maragondon Cavite, Philippines, managed by PHILCAMSAT - Philippine Center for Advanced Maritime Simulation and Training. The company currently employs around 11.000 Filipino crew members working on board the world’s largest cruise ships and plans to hire up to 30.000 Pinoy crew in the following years. Therefore Royal Caribbean is investing in state-of-the-art training facility in Maragondon Cavite.

Rising Music Star: NCL Crew Member BIG Vybe

Sep 22, 2016

Ladies and gentlemen all the way from Castries, Saint Lucia, currently NCL freestyler, we like to introduce the rising music star Josiah Willian a.k.a. BIG Vybe. Combining Reggae, Dancehall, and Soca this talented crew member started singing and writing songs at the age of fourteen. In 2009 he recorded his first song, and today with the album “The Dream has began” he spreads positive vibes not only in the Caribbean but also on Norwegian Cruise Line ships.

The world’s first flight simulator on cruise ship

Sep 21, 2016

On board guests can now enjoy state-of-the-art  flight simulator while sailing on a cruise ship. The largest flight simulator experience operator IFlight in partnership with TUI Cruises will install the world’s first flight simulator on the German cruise ship Mein Schiff 1. The cooperation between Europe's most successful chain of professional flight simulators and TUI Cruises will begin on September 24th 2016.

Carnival Cruise Line Employees Participate in International Coastal Cleanup Day

Sep 20, 2016

Job well done by several hundreds of Carnival crew members and shore side employees who participated in the International Coastal Cleanup Day. On September 19, they did their part to help environment by cleaning the coast and beaches in different seaside locations from Europe, Florida and the Caribbean to Central America. Carnival Cruise line employees give a great example of the line’s ongoing commitment for environmental protection and preservation. 

The Ultimate Guide for Surviving your 1st Cruise Ship Contract

Sep 17, 2016

There are number of things you need to know before you start your first adventure as a crew member. This guide will help you during your first couple of months on board. It is better to know these important pointers than to learn it the hard way. 

Cruise Ship Crew and Passengers to be Charged $10 for Landing in Colon?

Sep 13, 2016

Looking for ways to rise more money, the City Council of Colon decided to implement $10 tax for each person landing by Cruise Ship. This controversial tax passed on June 19, 2016 raised the alarm by the Maritime Chamber of Panama, saying that this will affect the cruise ships coming in this port, and directing their vessels in other ports.

Carnival Cruise Line Retro Uniforms From the 90s

Sep 07, 2016

Back in 1991 Carnival Cruise Line introduced its latest cruise ship Carnival Ecstasy. With the new ship came the new uniforms for the dining room waiters and assistant waiters. The dining room concept was each night with different dining theme and overall waiters had seven uniforms.Here are Carnival Ecstasy retro uniforms from the early 90s:

International night head waiter and waiter uniform

8 Cruise Wonders of the World

Aug 22, 2016

The most respected travel magazine, Condé Nast Traveler in partnership with Princess Cruises presented the most breathtaking cruise ship destinations in the world.  This fascinating video shows the beauty of our planet, from Fiordland national park in New Zealand, to large constructions created by man, the Panama Canal. You can check out all this beautiful and fascinating destinations and visit them on a cruise ship.


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