Latest news related to Carnival Cruise Line and articles submitted by crew members. Find out insight stories from the other side of the Carnival cruise ships told by the crew.

Rescue at Sea Award Goes to Carnival Ecstasy

Nov 03, 2021

Next Tuesday, at the annual ceremony on Capitol Hill the Awards For Rescue at Sea (AFRAS) will be presented to civilians and coastguardsmen who went beyond the call of duty to save mariners in distress. This year Carnival cruise ship’s crew is included, awarding their response to a yacht’s distress call and the performance of a successful rescue. 

Employee of the Month Award on Cruise Ships - a good way to recognize the hard working crew

Nov 02, 2021

Since I have worked on land, I have attended so many focus groups related to large corporations and other government entities attempting to figure out how to maintain long term employees. Just as the cruise industry, I presently work in a high burnout profession where the turnaround is 5-10 years.

Miss Universe, Dominican Republic Welcomes Carnival Mardi Gras To Amber Cove

Oct 28, 2021

The celebrations on the inaugural Mardi Gras cruise continue in Amber Cove, Dominican Republic, as the ship's Godmother and Miss Universe, Dominican Republic, Kimberly Jiménez welcomed the ship to her home country.

Carnival Corporation Named World's Best Employers of 2021 by Forbes

Oct 14, 2021

A worldwide independent survey among more than 150, 000 employees in 58 countries working full-or part-time was conducted by Forbes, which they used to determine The World’s Best Employers list. The participants anonymously answered questions, evaluated their current employer, showed their free will to recommend their company to close friends and family and graded their satisfaction of the working atmosphere, salary, potential promotions and other factors.


Oct 13, 2021

March, 2020 was the last time a vessel on a regular cruise call visited the stunning beaches of St. Maarten. That means 12th of October, 2021, when Carnival Freedom docked the port with 1,700 passengers was a day of celebration, a day when officially Carnival Cruise Line returns to cruising to the island.

Carnival Cruise Line Announces Restart of 2 Ships in January and February 2022

Oct 07, 2021

Carnival Cruise Line announced plans for more ship restarts for January and February, as it works towards the return of its full fleet sailing from U.S. homeports in the spring of 2022. 17 ships is the total number by the end of the year with Carnival Sunshine restart from Charleston on 13th of January and Carnival Liberty from Port Canaveral on 11th of February. 

Carnival will allow all fully vaccinated crew independent shore leave in ports

Oct 01, 2021

Finally, the news we have all been waiting for since the resumption of cruising. It’s official, Carnival Cruise Line will allow all of its crew members who are fully vaccinated to go outside in any ports, at any time, for independent shore leave. This is such a great news for thousands of crew members currently onboard Carnival Cruise Line ships, who can finally step foot on land and enjoy the beautiful ports in the Caribbean, Mexico, and the Bahamas, as well as the US home ports.

Sture Myrmell Appointed To Carnival UK President ; Marguerite Fitzgerald To Lead Carnival Australia

Sep 28, 2021

Carnival Corporation & plc announced today appointments within its global leadership team, naming two important figures to take over leading positions for Carnival UK and Carnival Australia.

Carnival Cruise Line changes crew travel policies - Some airports will no longer be offered to and from the ship

Sep 24, 2021

Due to the ongoing impact caused by the Covid-19 pandemic as well as travel expenses, Carnival Cruise Line has made some changes to the crew travel policies. Crew members from several countries joining Carnival ships will now have fewer options to choose from the list of airports as a starting point to their journey back to the ship.

Carnival Team Member Dies Onboard Mardi Gras

Jul 30, 2021

Just days before the final preparations of Carnival’s newest cruise ship Mardi Gras to set sail on the very first cruise, a tragedy struck the vessel leaving the crew deeply shaken by the death of a colleague. We are sad to report that a team member died of apparent suicide on the Mardi Gras.