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Indian Crew Members Stranded On Board MV Astoria Go on Hunger Strike

Jun 15, 2020

About 160 Indian crew members stranded for the past 90 days on the CMV cruise ship MV Astoria, has gone on hunger strike today. The crew staged a peaceful protest on the ship’s open deck asking their government and state officials to help them return home to their families. The seafarers further requested the government of India to immediately give an approval for a repatriation chartered flights.

Costa Prepares for Potential Restart Of Cruises In August

Jun 14, 2020

Costa Cruises is preparing to restart a limited number of vessels in the upcoming month of August. According to an internal document obtained by Crew Center the company has addressed the crew who are still on board the ships asking them to continue, or extend original contracts and support this vital restart of operations. Several crew members mentioned that the company plans to restart first the cruise ships Costa Diadema and Costa Smeralda at the beginning of August.

Young Crew Member Dies On Harmony of the Seas

Jun 10, 2020

A young Filipina crew member died yesterday morning on board the Royal Caribbean cruise ship Harmony of the Seas anchored off the coast of Barbados.

The Great Carnival Crew Repatriation "81 Days at Sea and a lifetime of Memories"

Jun 10, 2020

It Began on the 12th of March 2020. I Said Goodbye to My Family and embarked on another Adventure around the World, to Board the Carnival Panorama in LA and Cruise down the Mexican Riviera, sharing the Magick that is My Music and Stories...

600 Indian Crew Stage Peaceful Protest On Cruise Ship

Jun 10, 2020

About 600 Indian crew members stranded on the cruise ship Marella Explorer staged a peaceful protest today demanding their government to allow them to return home. The crew stuck on the cruise ships since the Covid-19 pandemic started, have not received repatriation approval by the Indian government to this day. Therefore they decided to stage a protest on the open deck to rise awareness and ask for their rights.

Carnival Victory Indian Crew Members Arrive in Mumbai

Jun 06, 2020

A group of 227 Indian crew members from Carnival Victory disembarked the ship yesterday at the port of Seville and took on a charter flight to Mumbai. The disembarkation and transfer of the Indian crew to the Seville airport was carried out on nine buses in order to avoid any setbacks and ensure the operation is conducted following all safety protocols by the health authorities. The flight took off on Friday at 8 pm, and the crew landed in Mumbai on Saturday morning at around 9:30 am.

Bring Mauritian Seafarers Home - Please Sign The Petition

Jun 06, 2020

There are well over 2000 Mauritians stranded on cruise ships and their government will not let them come home. Their country has had minimal Covid cases and as the world slowly reopens it borders, crew from Mauritius cannot even get home to their families.

Costa Mediterranea To Arrive in Indonesia and the Philippines on 14 and 22 of June

Jun 05, 2020

The latest update regarding Costa Cruises repatriation plan for the Indonesian and Filipino crew members sailing on the Costa Mediterranea is that the ship will arrive in Indonesia on June 14, and The Philipines on June 22. A fellow crew member sailing on the Mediterranea sent us the following message:

Appreciation Letter To The Captain of MSC Divina, Management And The Entire Crew

Jun 05, 2020

After crossing the Atlantic Ocean with 1450 crew members on board, the cruise ship MSC Divina finally arrived at the port of Civitavecchia, Italy on June 4. Crew Center received the following appreciation letter from a crew member expressing his respect and gratitude towards all on board, making this journey a great experience.

Repatriation of the P&O Cruises and Cunard Indian Crew is Under Way

Jun 04, 2020

Today the first repatriation flight for the Indian crew members from Southampton was successfully completed. About 280 crew members disembarked P&O Ventura and took the flight to Mumbai. P&O Cruises and Cunard will arrange 8 additional charter flights in order to bring back all the Indian crew, not just back to their country, but at their homes as well. 

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