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Crew Member Medically Evacuated From Cruise Ship Off The Dorset Coast But It Wasn’t Because of Covid-19

Nov 24, 2020

A 43-year-old crew member of the cruise ship Marella Discovery was medically evacuated on Saturday night while the vessel was anchored in Weymouth Bay on England's south coast. The crew member, whose name was not released, fell ill with suspected meningitis, reports Weymouth RNLI lifeboat station.

Princess cancels all cruises through March plus U.S. cruises longer than 7 days to November 2021

Nov 20, 2020

Princess Cruises announced today that the company is canceling voyages on all 15 ships in the fleet through March 31, 2021. In a press release, the company said the reason for extending its pause in global operations is to allow more time for the preparation needed for completing required activities by the CDC "Framework for Conditional Sailing Order" prior to sailing and taking into consideration the temporary seven-day cruises cap on itineraries that call at a U.S. port. 

Holland America Line to start moving six ships for resumption of cruising in the U.S.A.

Nov 18, 2020

Holland America Line is getting ready for a big comeback in the United States. In a letter sent to the employees, Holland America Line President Gus Antorcha said that after CDC issued a framework for conditional sailing, which allows eventual resumption of cruising, the company will deploy six ships in the U.S. waters in the coming weeks.

Marella Dream Reportedly Sold To Scrapyard

Nov 17, 2020

Reportedly, the Marella Cruises ship Marella Dream has been sold for scrap and will be heading to the Aliaga ship-breaking yard in Turkey. 

MS Grand Celebration Heading To Scrapyard In India

Nov 16, 2020

Several news sources reported that the Bahamas Paradise cruise ship MS Grand Celebration, was sold for scrap for an undisclosed sum and the vessel is heading to the world's largest ship breaking yard Alang-Sosiya in India.

Royal Caribbean Group: 15 Steps Crew Needs to Follow Before Re-Joining

Nov 13, 2020

Royal Caribbean Group announced a 15-point plan aimed at the safe return of the shipboard employees which all the crew needs to follow while traveling from home to join the vessel.

Costa Cruises Takes Top Honors in “Italy’s Best Employers” and “Italy’s Best Employers for Women”

Nov 11, 2020

Costa Cruises has been awarded among 400 “Italy’s Best Employers 2021”, reaching the first position in the “Restaurants, tourism and hotels” category and an overall 3rd position as best company to work in Italy. The “Corriere della Sera” published the results of the survey in the weekly newspaper "L'Economia", which involved more than twelve thousand employees, interviewed through an Online Access Panel and Statista, a German digital platform which collected and analyzed the data from different business sectors.

Ex-Holland America Ship Breaks Moorings And Hits Sandbar In Corinth

Nov 08, 2020

The cruise ship Aegean Majesty (former Holland America Line - MS Veendam) broke her mooring lines during strong overnight winds in the port of Corinth Greece, according to a video posted online by the Korinthostv. Port Authorities said that the ship broke free on November 7, at around 4:30 a.m. due to strong winds, and was grounded on a sandbar 50 meters away from the port.

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.