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Details emerge about the death of MSC Orchestra crew member Hombisa “Nana” Mafuduka

Apr 28, 2022

Details surrounding the death of a young South African crew member aboard the MSC cruise ship, have been revealed by the crew member’s aunt. The 29-year-old Hombisa “Nana” Mafuduka, was found dead on March 24 aboard MSC Orchestra with a broken neck and injury to the head, said her aunt Lulama “Lulu’’ Mafuduka in an interview for the South Afri

NCLH commits to net zero by 2050

Apr 27, 2022

Norwegian Cruise Line Holdings has committed to striving for net-zero emissions to all its operations and value chain by the year 2050. NCLH operates the Norwegian Cruise Line, Oceania Cruises and Regent Seven Seas Cruises brands, which have a combined fleet of 28 ships.

Arnold Donald steps down as Carnival CEO, Josh Weinstein to become new chief

Apr 27, 2022

Carnival Corporation shakes up things on the top replacing Arnold Donal who led Carnival to record results before Covid-19 with Josh Weinstein as president and chief executive on 1 August. Weinstein, currently chief operations officer, will become only the third person to lead the cruise giant founded by chairman Micky Arison.

Azamara Onward Set for Christening Ceremony in Monte Carlo

Apr 27, 2022

The boutique cruise line Azamara announced the naming ceremony of its newest ship Azamara Onward will be held on May 2 in Monte Carlo, followed by a 11-night cruise to Venice. Godmother will be Beth Santos, founder and CEO of the global community and lifestyle Wanderful. 

Costa Luminosa crew member transferred to hospital after suffering a heart attack

Apr 27, 2022

A crew member of the cruise ship Costa Luminosa was medically evacuated at the port of Funchal yesterday evening after suffering a heart attack. Funchal Port Authority was informed by the ship’s Captain, after the vessel departed on April 25, requesting to return to port in order to disembark a crew member in need of urgent hospital treatment. 

Why the cruise industry is facing crew shortage?

Apr 26, 2022

At the beginning of the COVID pandemic when cruise companies were sending the crew members back to their homelands as the industry was slowly shutting down with time related uncertainty of when it will be able to re-start its voyages, many crew members addressed the concern related to companies sending them home without compensation.

Princess Cruises Announces Godparents of Discovery Princess

Apr 26, 2022

Princess Cruises announced that the tradition of the maritime naming ceremony will be in the port of Los Angeles on April 29.  Television stars and show hosts will gather as godparents to officially name the newest Princess Cruises ship – Discovery Princess.

Virgin Voyages announces the name of the fourth lady ship

Apr 26, 2022

Virgin Voyages is happy to announce that their 4th ladyship will be officially joining the epic fleet by the name Brilliant Lady.

Aida Cruises Removes PCR Testing

Apr 26, 2022

AIDA Cruises becomes the first cruise line that will not require a mandatory PCR test before embarkation. For all AIDA trips starting from April 28, 2022, a PCR test is no longer required when checking in at the port terminal. In the future, only a quick antigen test one day before departure will be required for all guests over the age of 3 to participate in the planned trip.

Norwegian Bliss Starts 2022 Alaskan Cruise Season

Apr 25, 2022

Norwegian Cruise Line’s Norwegian Bliss became the first cruise ship to open this year’s Alaska cruise season, from the port of Seattle. NCL has a long history of cruising from Seattle to Alaska, having initiated the route in 2001 and Norwegian Bliss is first of five Norwegian Cruise Line vessels to cruise The Last Frontier through October 2022. 

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