Cruise Ships Crew Whitelist

Jun 05, 2017

The Crew Whitelist is a list of successes achieved by crew members who have used their cruise ship experience and turned into a positive outcome. This list shows the chronological order regarding these heroes, achievers, and doers from all major cruise lines.

Date Cruise Line Event Description Link
May 04, 2018 Royal Caribbean Royal Caribbean Bartender Among Top 16 in Bacardi Global Finals Shekhar has taken the standard of cruise bartending to a new level, reaching the final 16 in one of the toughest professional bartending competitions. Read more
May 10, 2018 Princess Cruises “The Crew” Wins Golden Award for Best VR/AR Sort Film The film is a human story inspired by Jason Ferguson, Writer/Producer, who experienced firsthand the life and sorrow of the crew.  Read more
May 09, 2018 MSC Cruises MSC Cruises raises 8 million Euros for UNICEF The money will be used to help children in Africa by providing ready-to-use therapeutic food. Read more
Apr 12, 2018 Sea Cloud Kathryn Whittaker becomes the first female Canadian cruise ship captain Sea Cloud Cruises has announced the promotion of Kathryn Whittaker to captain of the 5-star cruise ship SEA CLOUD II. Read more
Apr 09, 2018 Princess Cruises Tom Franek Voted Princess Cruises Entertainer of the Year Tom Franek, musical comedian and rising star entertainer onboard Regal Princess has received the annual award. Read more
Mar 27, 2018 Princess Cruises Chef Leprince Honored With Master Chef of France Title Chef Leprince is just one of four chefs affiliated with cruise lines to receive this title. Read more
Mar 09, 2018 Cunard Line Queen Mary 2 Crew Awarded Medal For Seamanship Queen Mary 2 Captain Chris Wells, and his crew received a Medal for Seamanship by The Royal Cruising Club Read more
Feb 22, 2018 Celebrity Cruises Guests and crew plant more than 30,000 in Galapagos The cruise line has worked together with Galapagos National Park to plant more than 30,000 trees in Los Gemelos Read more
Feb 11, 2018 Costa Cruises Costa Cruises awarded “Top Employer in Italy" Costa Cruises was named “Top Employer in Italy", recognized as one of the best Italian companies to work for. Read more
Feb 07, 2018 Royal Caribbean Royal Caribbean Bartender Wins Bacardi Legacy Cruise Finals Shekhar Grover is this year’s winner of Bacardi Legacy Global Cruise Cocktail Competition Finals. Read more
Jan 30, 2018 RCI, Celebrity, Carnival Cruise Lines Bartenders to Compete for Bacardi Bartender of the Year After 1600 entries three bartenders have made it to the finals of the 13th annual Bacardi cruise edition competition. Read more
Jan 24, 2018 Royal Caribbean Royal Caribbean Crew To Receive Bonus Payments Employees will receive bonuses equal to five percent of their 2017 salaries in an $80 million program.  Read more
Jan 22, 2018 P&O, RCI, NCL Crew Member Opens Indian Restaurant In Cozumel  After working for several cruise lines Samuel Patole from India has finally settled down on land and open his restaurant Satureia in Cozumel. Read more
Jan 05, 2018 Royal Caribbean The First Ever Cruise Ship Crew Movie Released “Ghost of the Ocean” is the first ever amateur movie produced by a cruise ship crew member. Read more
Nov 30, 2017 AIDA Cruises Donation to SOS Children's Village in the Philippines AIDA has presented a check to the SOS Children's Village Iloilo in the southeast Philippine island of Panay. Read more
Nov 22, 2017 Cunard Line Cunard Manager Wins “Outstanding Individual Award” Cristina Munoz, Manager at Cunard Line, received an award for helping raise £2million for a national youth charity organization. Read more
Oct 02, 2017 Costa Cruises Costa Cruises Chef Competes in Barilla Pasta World Championship Twenty chefs from four continents, including Costa Cruises Executive Chef Luigi Carotenuto, were selected to compete for the title. Read more
Sep 18, 2017 Royal Caribbean Crew Members Raising Money to Help Honky Tonk Crew Bar in St Maarten Royal Caribbean crew member Cara Charne started a fundraising to help the owners rebuild this special place. Read more
Sep 12, 2017 Royal Caribbean Hurricane Irma: Royal Caribbean evacuates 2 former Staff Members Royal Caribbean crew members joined forces on the social media to help two of its former co-workers stranded on St. Martin. Read more
Jul 25, 2017 Norwegian Cruise Line / Crystal Cruises Kiwi Musician releases the first ever ship crew album “Ship Life” Eli Moore, young and talented musician and songwriter published the first ever music album about crew life on a cruise ship entitled “Ship Life”. Read more
Jun 21, 2017 Norwegian Cruise Line  Norwegian Cruise Line Head Mixologist Wins Diageo Bartender Award Marc McArthur of Norwegian Cruise Line has been named Diageo Global Travel’s best bartender for 2017.  Read more
May 27, 2017 Carnival Cruise Line Carnival Liberty Chefs Create Largest Hamburger at Sea. Celebrating National Hamburger Day, Carnival Cruise Line created the largest hamburger at sea  Read more
May 17, 2017 Royal Caribbean Crew member publishes a tell-all book “12 Hours in Havana Greg Shapiro is breaking the mold with his new book 12 Hours in Havana. Read more
Apr 10, 2017 Celebrity Cruises Crew member publishes book "Not Welcome On Board" Alberto Gaitan, an Argentine who worked five years on cruise ship, tells his story in the book "Malvenidos a bordo Read more
Apr 07, 2017 Disney Cruise Line Ex-Crew Member Saves Hundreds of People from Apartment Fire Riza Kasikcioglu, saved hundreds of people from a fatal apartment fire Read more
Feb 18, 2017 Norwegian Cruise Line Crew Member Wins ‘Bartender of the Year’ Award Wade Cleophas Wins Bacardi Legacy Cruise Competition Read more
Jan 26, 2017 Carnival Cruise Line Hotel Director Opens Crew Members Lounge in Funchal After retiring Jose created a place where the Crew Members could gather and call it their home. Read more
Jan 13, 2017 Princess Cruises Crew Member's Guide to Living The Fit Life High quality, affordable personal training both in person and online created by staff member Read more
Nov 23, 2016 Carnival Cruise Line Carnival employee opens Online Shopping and Delivery Services for Crew The Miami based company “We Shop 4 Crew” formed by two ex cruise ship employees, offers online shopping services for crew members and delivery in front of the cruise ship.  Read more
Sep 22, 2016 Norwegian Cruise Line Crew Member BIG Vybe Publishes music album Josiah Willian recorded his album “The Dream has began”. He spreads positive vibes not only in the Caribbean but also on cruise ships.  Read more
Sep 20, 2016 Carnival Cruise Line Carnival Cruise Line Employees Participate in International Coastal Cleanup Day On September 19, Carnival employees 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. Read more
Aug 18, 2016 Celebrity Cruises Celebrity Cruises Bartender Wins Diageo Best Bartender Award Celebrity Cruises bartender, Andrej Malic has been named Diageo Global Travel’s best bartender for 2016. This global bartender competition was held on 17 August in the Diageo 396 Bar in Miami.  Read more
Jul 01, 2016 Cunard Line Inspiring Book written by a Crew Member “My Way to the Seven Seas” One crew member is inspiring thousands with his passion of life on cruise ship and his book “My Way to the Seven Seas”. His name is Martines Rocha de Souza, a Brazilian bar waiter working on Cunard Line. Read more
May 02, 2016 Celebrity Cruises Dance Around The World with the Crew Member Alistair Crew member Alistair Twilley has unusual and unique hobby. He is filming places he have visited with a cruise ship and dances with his fellow crew members or locals.  Read more
Apr 05, 2016 Pullmantur Cruises Pullmantur Cruises awarded 'Excellence Award for Best Crew' Pullmantur Cruises crew was awarded 'Excellence Award for Best Crew' for seventh consecutive year by Cruises News Media Group. The Excellence Awards ceremony, held in Cartagena, Spain, gathers around 200 local authorities, representatives of cruise lines, travel agents, etc. Read more
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