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MS Zaandam Crew Member Evacuated To Shore For Medical Treatment

Jan 11, 2021

A crew member from the cruise ship MS Zaandam, anchored off the coast of Torbay, was medically evacuated on January 8, to shore for medical treatment. Torbay Coastguard Rescue Team was tasked by the Maritime and Coastguard Agency to assist with the medical evacuation of the crew member who had to be treated in a hospital. Torbay coastguard reports that the crew member was transferred onshore by tender boat which arrived at the harbor at around 7:30 pm. When the tender boat arrived alongside the rescu

Norwegian Escape Collides Into Dock in Civitavecchia

Jan 09, 2021

Several people have informed Crew Center that the cruise ship Norwegian Escape struck a pier in the port of Civitavecchia. According to our source, the allision happened on December 17, when the Norwegian Escape was maneuvering toward a dock when it made contact with the pier. The reasons for the accident and how the vessel deviated from its course are still unknown. Fortunately, there are no injured crew members and the damage to the ship’s hull was relatively minor. 

MSC Grandiosa to resume Mediterranean cruises from January 24

Jan 08, 2021

MSC Cruises announced that MSC Grandiosa will resume the weekly voyages in the Western Mediterranean starting January 24, 2021. The company plans to return at sea with a second ship, the MSC Magnifica which will resume her scheduled 11-nights cruises in Italy, Greece, and Malta from February 14.

Carnival extends pause in operations, cancelations by other cruise lines might follow

Jan 06, 2021

With the latest announcement from Carnival Cruise Line issued in a press release today notifying guests of additional cruise cancellations, other cruise lines are expected to follow the suit.

After pushing back their pause in operations many times, Carnival hopes to set sail from the US ports after March 31, 2021.

Over 325K Overseas Filipino Workers Repatriated In 2020

Jan 04, 2021

MANILA (Jan 4, 2021) - In a press release the Department of Foreign Affairs (DFA) capped its repatriation efforts in 2020 by bringing home 327,511 overseas Filipinos workers, coming from at least 90 countries around the world. The DFA said that 29.3 percent of the overseas Filipinos workers, or 95,974 in total, are seafarers from more than 150 cruise ships, oil tankers, and other bulk vessels.

Silversea Crew To Receive Financial Support By Loyal Cruisers Donations

Dec 28, 2020

Expressing appreciation for all the wonderful memories that the crew members created over the years, loyal Silversea passengers decided to give back and create a fundraiser for the ones who need it the most. This wonderful initiative is organized by Steve and Janet Randall,  true philanthropists and Venetian Society members, to support the out-of-work Silversea crew and in particular the lowest paid.

Empress Of The Seas Sold To The New Indian Cruise Brand Cordelia Cruises

Dec 27, 2020

One week after Royal Caribbean International announced in a press release that the Empress and Majesty of the Seas will leave the fleet, Waterways Leisure Tourism Pvt Ltd revealed the purchase of Empress of the Seas which will sail under the newly formed cruise line named Cordelia Cruises.

66,000 Royal Caribbean Group Employees to Receive “Thank You, Thank you” Bonus

Dec 21, 2020

Royal Caribbean International, Celebrity Cruises and Azamara crew members onboard and at home, will receive the final payment of the “Thank You, Thank You” Bonus in the following months.

The news was announced in the “Royal Way Newsletter” distributed among the crew members by Royal Caribbean Group.

Viking Ocean Crew To Receive $250 Holiday Payment

Dec 18, 2020

Once again Viking Cruises, one of the world’s fastest-growing luxury cruise lines, has shown genuine care for its shipboard employees back home during the Christmas holidays. During these difficult times for the crew and for the cruise line, Viking has made a powerful impact showing the company’s true organizational culture since the start of the pandemic.

Royal Caribbean has sold Majesty and Empress of the Seas

Dec 16, 2020

After more than 30 years in service with Royal Caribbean Empress of the Seas and Majesty of the Seas will be leaving the fleet.