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Diamond Princess Captain Gennaro Arma receives an award for his conduct as leader

Nov 08, 2021

The 39th edition of the "Una Vita per il Mare" (A life dedicated to the sea) award took place at the Sala Nobile, in the Palazzo del Consiglio dei twelve cavalieri di S. Stefano, in Pisa, Italy. The event was organized by the Italian Naval League of Pisa, honoring maritime professionals who have went above and beyond by promoting, safeguarding and protecting the seafaring culture.

Carnival Breeze Rescues Sailboat Passengers

Nov 05, 2021

A distress signal from a sailboat caused Carnival Breeze to move off-course on Thursday, November 4, not long after midnight, to rescue passengers in need on a sailboat.

The vessel was sailing back to Galveston, Texas around 1 am Thursday morning from its five-night cruise when officers picked up a mayday call and altered the course to assist.

Vaccine Mandate on NCLH extended “Indefinitely”

Nov 05, 2021

NCLH is extending the vaccine mandate for passengers "indefinitely," the company's CEO said on Wednesday. All guests, without exception, are obliged to be fully vaccinated in order to sail on the three of the company’s cruise lines: Norwegian Cruise Line, Oceania Cruises, and Regent Seven Seas Cruises. 

Princess Cruises announces ‘The Love Boat’ Cruise

Nov 05, 2021

The special cruise themed “The Love Boat,” proper for the following holiday that celebrates the iconic TV series will take place onboard the Majestic Princess, to celebrate the character of Captain Stubing, with a tribute to actor Gavin MacLeod. The host of this voyage will be Jill Whelan, the Princess Cruises Celebrations Ambassador, who plays the role of Vicki Stubing in the famous series “The Love Boat,” and the fellow cast members Cynthia Lauren Tewes, Bernie Kopell, Fred Grandy and Ted Lange.  

Celebrity Apex kicks off inaugural season from Fort Lauderdale

Nov 05, 2021

Celebrity Apex is the second vessel in the company's Edge class of ships, following her sister ship Celebrity Edge. She is a new luxury ship, which sets sail and kicks off inaugural Caribbean season from Port Everglades in Fort Lauderdale, Florida, U.S.

Anthem of the Seas Completes cruises in the UK and Heads for New Jersey

Nov 04, 2021

Anthem of the Seas completed the UK domestic cruises and is now sailing to the U.S. coast. The planned operations of the vessel are starting out of the Cape Liberty Cruise Port in Bayonne, New Jersey, in about a week. It will be the second Royal Caribbean’s ship sailing from New Jersey, but Anthem of the Seas was the first in the fleet to restart in the UK and the fifth overall in the fleet globally.

Another Forbes award goes to Carnival Corporation

Nov 04, 2021

‘World’s Top Female-Friendly Companies of 2021’ is another award for Carnival Corporation, which is on the list of top 300 companies from all over the world and the only cruise-specific company among the others on the list.  

Letter from Norwegian Breakaway crew member - Can you imagine how it feels not being able to get off in ports?

Nov 04, 2021

Letter from Norwegian Breakaway crew member - Can you imagine how it feels not being able to get off in ports while guests can?

MSC Preziosa, the first cruise ship to resume sailings in Brazil arrives in Santos

Nov 03, 2021

MSC Preziosa the first cruise ship to resume cruises in Brazil since the global shutdown of the cruise industry caused by the Covid-19 pandemic has arrived today, November 3rd, at the port of Santos. 

Rescue at Sea Award Goes to Carnival Ecstasy

Nov 03, 2021

Next Tuesday, at the annual ceremony on Capitol Hill the Awards For Rescue at Sea (AFRAS) will be presented to civilians and coastguardsmen who went beyond the call of duty to save mariners in distress. This year Carnival cruise ship’s crew is included, awarding their response to a yacht’s distress call and the performance of a successful rescue.