Tips for Crew How to Deal with the Fear of Coronavirus

Mar 18, 2020

Following all the uncertainty the cruise ship crew members are facing during these difficult times Crew Center has reached out for advice by a former crew member who is now working as a medical professional on how to keep our mental health and support each other.

MSC Splendida Restarts Cruises from Trieste, Italy

Jun 15, 2021

The cruise ship MSC Splendida set sail from Trieste, Italy on June 12, becoming the fifth MSC Cruises vessel to resume operations. MSC Splendida will depart each Saturday from Trieste on a 7-night East Mediterranean itinerary along the Adriatic and arrive in Ancona on Sunday and Bari on Tuesday, calling at Corfu (Greece), Split and Dubrovnik in Croatia until 3 July when a stopover will be included in Ko

Azamara: Kresimir Korona Promoted To Captain

Jun 15, 2021

Azamara Staff Captain Kresimir Korona has been promoted to the rank of Captain. The boutique cruise line announced the exciting news yesterday welcoming Captain Kresimir, as the latest addition to the group of accomplished and amazing Azamara Captains. 

Cruise Ship Security Discovers 69 Pounds of Cocaine During Vessel Inspection

Jun 13, 2021

Cruise ship security officers found 69.5 Pounds (31.5 Kilos) of cocaine during a routine inspection last week while the vessel was off the coast of Florida.

COVID-19 Vaccination Drive for Carnival Corporation Crew in India

Jun 12, 2021

India's largest manning company providing highly skilled personnel for Carnival Corporation brands - Carnival Support Services India Pvt. Ltd. (CSSI), will conduct a COVID-19 vaccination drive in Mumbai for crew administrated by the company.

AIDAstella starts cruises in West Med in July, AIDAsol Baltic voyages extended

Jun 10, 2021

Following a successful restart of cruise operations since March 2021, AIDA Cruises today announced another cruise ship will resume voyages in the Western Mediterranean. Starting July 29, 2021 the cruise ship AIDAstella will operate 10 and 11-day cruises from Palma de Mallorca with calls in Spain, Italy, Portugal and Malta. 

400 Indian Crew To Join Symphony Of The Seas In June

Jun 10, 2021

Royal Caribbean International continues with crewing up its ships for the upcoming cruise season. With the latest announcement of its gradual restart with more cruise ships on the way the company will bring team members from all around the world back on board.

Indian crew to join Celebrity ships in the coming weeks and months

Jun 10, 2021

Several crew members from India have contacted Crew Center raising concerns about their current status and rejoin dates on Celebrity Cruises. The crew said since the decision by Royal Caribbean to temporarily suspending all crew assignments in April, amid a surge of Covid-19 cases in India, they haven’t received a Letter of Employment or sign-on date by Celebrity Cruises.

How Celebrity Cruises plans to meet CDC requirements and comply with Florida Law?

Jun 09, 2021

Celebrity Cruises has come up with an interesting solution how to meet the CDC threshold of 95% of passengers and 98% of crew to be vaccinated on cruises sailing from U.S. ports, and at the same time comply with Florida law that prohibits companies asking guests to provide proof of vaccination.

MSC Cruises Announces Restart From U.S. Ports

Jun 08, 2021

MSC Cruises will restart voyages from U.S. ports this summer on two of its ships. The company confirmed plans to return to guest operations from U.S. ports with updated itineraries on MSC Meraviglia and MSC Divina. After receiving CDC approval for simulation cruise, MSC Meraviglia will sail out of PortMiami starting July 17, 2021. MSC Meraviglia will begin 3- and 4-night cruises also from Miami on August 2, 2021.