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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.

Carnival Cruise Line will allow crew shore leave in U.S. and Caribbean ports

Jul 04, 2021

Good Morning and Happy 4th Of July to all onboard the cruise ships sailing out of the USA and around the world. And what a happy day is today as we have some great news coming from the Carnival Cruise Line crew. 

Crew shore leave and excursions in ports during the restart. Are cruise ship crew allowed to go out?

Jul 01, 2021

During the past year, the crew was not allowed to go out in ports and most of them haven’t step foot on land for the entire length of their contract. However, with the recent developments and vaccination of the shipboard employees, things are slowly starting to move in the right direction. I spoke with my fellow crew members to find out if the crew is allowed to go out in ports and if the cruise lines organize protected shore excursions for them. 

Crew Internet: What is free and what is available during the restart?

Jun 26, 2021

No doubt the internet is one of the most important things for crew working onboard the cruise ships. The net is the window to the outside world, connecting the crew with their loved ones back home.

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.

Carnival Dream stops in Funchal to disembark crew member in need of medical attention

Jun 08, 2021

The cruise ship Carnival Dream has been forced to make a slight detour during its transatlantic voyage from Miami to Marseille, France. The vessel approached Funchal, Madeira yesterday and anchored near the port to disembark a crew member in need of medical assistance. The crew member was medically evacuated with a boat and transferred by to the Hospital da Luz by an ambulance waiting at the port. 

Carnival Sensation arrives in Mobile for crew vaccination

May 14, 2021

The cruise ship Carnival Sensation arrived today in Mobile, Alabama for crew vaccinations. The ship docked into port in order for 110 crew members, currently on board, to get their first doses of the vaccine against COVID-19. Staff members from USA Health will board the vessel to vaccinate the ship’s crew who will then return in three weeks to receive their second doses.

Carnival Cruise Line policies and procedures: What the “new normal crew life" will look like?

May 10, 2021

Carnival Cruise Line released detailed instructions and rules for crew members who received a Letter of employment and expected to join the ships. As the company prepares to restart cruise operations Carnival wanted to help the joining crew set the right expectations by presenting more information for the joining crew on the new way of crew life on board.

Carnival Cruise Line Ships Will Receive New Red, White & Blue Hull Design

May 05, 2021

Following the popularity of the Carnival’s latest stunning red, white and blue livery adorning Mardi Gras hull, another ship in the fleet will soon receive the fresh hull design that will become a trademark feature for all Carnival Cruise Line ships as the company prepares to celebrate its 50th birthday in 2022.

Carnival Cruise Line, Royal Caribbean and MSC Cruises begin vaccinating crew members

May 02, 2021

Following the recent announcement by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention that cruises could resume from the US ports by mid-July, cruise lines are moving forward with the restart plans and already started with the necessary preparations for the upcoming season. Yesterday three major cruise lines announced the start of crew vaccination including MSC Cruises, Carnival Cruise Line and Royal Caribbean International.

Letter from Myanmar Crew to the Cruise Lines – Don't leave us in this storm

Apr 20, 2021

Like many nations struggling with the Covid-19 pandemic, Myanmar faces additional destabilizing risks from the military coup. Cruise ship crew members from this country shared their concerns about the current situation and worries that this might affect their next sign-on date. In hopes that the cruise lines will not forget them they sent an open letter voicing their concerns.

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