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.

Injuries on cruise ship

Mar 23, 2023

On a cruise ship, there are many places with a significant risk of injury. Most companies are spending a lot of money on adequate training to raise awareness about proper behavior and conduct to reduce the number of accidents. Still, there are thousands of injuries on cruise ships worldwide every day. Whenever the crew member steps on board the ship, there is much information about maintaining the safety level on an acceptable scale. 

Guests and Crew Not Happy With NCL’s new stateroom service policy

Mar 23, 2023

Several crew members working in the Housekeeping department aboard Norwegian Cruise Line ships voiced their concerns about how recent changes in stateroom services have affected their daily duties and the guest's experience as well as supervisors' expectations.

Carnival Venezia Joins Carnival Cruise Line Fleet

Mar 23, 2023

Carnival Cruise Line has officially welcomed its latest addition to the fleet, formerly known as Costa Venezia, now named Carnival Venezia. The ship is currently in dry dock in Cadiz, Spain for renovation, including a new paint job and upgrades to many areas around the vessel. The ship was handed over to Carnival Captain Claudio Cupisti by Costa Cruises Captain Tihomir Muzic, with members from both companies in attendance.

Bar Steward - the true engine behind the bar operations on cruise ship

Mar 22, 2023

In the company where I have spent nearly a decade, the bar steward position was one of the toughest jobs. There were two primary ways in which people got that kind of job on the cruise ship. Number one was by getting a job on the land through the agency. I don't know how much clarity and credibility the agency information provided to the candidates on the land for the bar steward job. However, the second way of getting the bar steward job was internally from the cruise ship company.

MSC Euribia sea trials delayed due to strikes in France

Mar 22, 2023

The first sea trials for MSC Cruises' latest cruise ship, MSC Euribia, which is currently being constructed in Saint-Nazaire, have been delayed due to union strikes against pension reform in French ports. Originally scheduled for Thursday, March 23, the shipyard has not yet announced a new date for the sea trials, and the timing will depend on the length of the social movement.

The hardest job on cruise ship - Galley Steward

Mar 21, 2023

Among many difficult jobs on cruise ships, handpicking the toughest one is tricky. Still, one job will stand out in terms of horrific working conditions and cruel working hours-the galley steward. For most employees, there is a minimum of information about the job description before boarding the ship. Indeed, the galley steward is one of a kind job worldwide. I can not find any similar job that could be matched with the cruelty and inadequate pay of the galley steward job itself.

Grand Princess Crew Rescues Two Sailors

Mar 21, 2023

The crew of the Grand Princess rescued two sailors stranded at sea after their boat suffered engine failure and began taking on water near the coast of Wilsons, Australia. The sailors, a 58-year-old man and a 29-year-old woman, had escaped in a dinghy after activating the emergency beacon.

Norwegian Cruise Line Holdings CEO Steps Down

Mar 21, 2023

Norwegian Cruise Line Holdings has announced that Frank J. Del Rio, its current President and CEO, will be stepping down from his position on June 30. Effective July 31, Harry J. Sommer, who currently serves as president and CEO of Norwegian Cruise Line, will officially assume the role. Del Rio will retire from his position and continue to serve as a senior advisor to the board of directors until 2025.

How Deal With Homesickness on the Cruise Ships?

Mar 20, 2023

People come to work on cruise ships for many different reasons. Some to feed their adventurous spirit, others only for money, and some people join the cruise ships because they want something different in their lives. Others join the cruise ship because they need the challenge, career progression opportunity, or something else.