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Costa Cruises Suspends Costa Deliziosa Cruises to Greece

Nov 06, 2020

Following the decision by the Greek government to reintroduce a three-week lockdown measure aimed at combating the sharp increase in COVID-19 cases, Costa Cruises announced a temporary suspension of Costa Deliziosa sailings to Greece. Costa Cruises will cancel a number of upcoming cruises on Costa Deliziosa including Nov. 7, 14, 21 and 28, and Dec. 5, 12 and 19 cruises. 

Mein Schiff 6 Cruises Canceled After Greece Imposes Lockdown

Nov 06, 2020

TUI Cruises announced today that the Mein Schiff 6 voyages from Greece have been canceled. The decision comes after the Greek government ordered a state lockdown with curfews for a period of three weeks starting November 6th. TUI Cruises was able to secure a special permit for one more cruise starting November 8th, 2020, however, the upcoming voyage will be only a panoramic sailing.

Mein Schiff 2 to Start The Canary Islands Season This Friday

Nov 05, 2020

Today the cruise ship Mein Schiff 2 arrived at the port of Las Palmas with 740 crew members onboard for the final preparations before the start of the winter cruise season in the Canary Islands. Mein Schiff 2 is scheduled to depart tomorrow, November 6, from Las Palmas on a 7 and 14 night Blue Voyages around the Canary Islands with stops in Arrecife, Tenerife, La Gomera, Puerto del Rosario, Tenerife, and Santa Cruz De La Palma.

Royal Caribbean Cancels All 2020 Cruises, Excluding Sailings on Quantum of The Seas

Nov 03, 2020

Royal Caribbean Group announced that the company has canceled all December voyages onboard Celebrity Cruises and Royal Caribbean ships, excluding cruises from Singapore on the Quantum of the Seas. The decision come just a few days after CDC replaced the longstanding no-sail order with a framework for conditional sailing which requires implementing many regulations before cruise lines can resume with sailings from US ports.

A Day In The Life Of A Shore Excursions Staff Onboard Cruise Ship

Nov 02, 2020

Shore excursions staff is one of the most interesting and dynamic job positions onboard a cruise ship that consists of selling, promoting, and dispatching the shore excursions offered by the cruise line. It is part of the Shore excursions department managed by the Shore excursions manager and assisted by the Assistant shore excursions manager. This department is usually small, consists of 5-15 team members, depending on the class and capacity of a cruise ship. 

NCLH Cancels All Sailings Through End of 2020

Nov 02, 2020

Norwegian Cruise Line Holdings has announced today an extension of its previous suspension of global voyages through December 31st, 2020.

Called by the sea – Crew member intimate experience during the lockdown

Nov 02, 2020

19th of March 2020 : 

Our contract at sea is suddenly shortened.  

In a few days time, we are going to be repatriated home. 


AIDA Cruises cancels all voyages for November 2020

Oct 29, 2020

AIDA Cruises, Germany's largest cruise line subsidiary of Carnival Corporation, announced today that all scheduled cruises between October 31 and November 30, 2020 will be canceled. The announcement comes after the Federal Government of Germany implemented far-reaching measures to contain the COVID-19 infection and as a result, passed further restrictions on public life and travel. The partial lockdown in Germany will start from November 2, until the end of the month.

Costa Cruises Announces South America 2021-2022 Season

Oct 27, 2020

Costa Cruises, today presented the South America programs for the 2021-2022 cruise season during an online conference led by Dario Rustico, the brand's general manager for Central and South America. Costa Cruises will introduce two exciting developments in South America: its new flagship Costa Toscana will make her debut in Brazil, and Costa Favolosa will extend her record season to almost five months.

How are crew members doing on board Quantum of the Seas?

Oct 27, 2020

During these difficult times, people with a positive mindset can make a great impact and lift the spirits high around them.