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Latest news related to Norwegian Cruise Line and articles submitted by crew members. Find out insight stories from the other side of the NCL cruise ships told by the crew.

Q&A Session: Staying On Board Vs. Going Home

Mar 27, 2020

Dear Crew, whether you are at home battling through daily tasks, trying to cope with our new reality or still on board, trying to keep sane and healthy, - we are here for you.

Crew Center keeps its hand on crew-news pulse and does an admirable job at helping/supporting whoever we can.

Crew Self-Care: How to Stay Well Until We Re-Embark

Mar 26, 2020

Dear Crew Worldwide,

How are you today? We really hope you are managing as well as it is possible in these uncharted waters. We know it’s scary to find ourselves in this new reality with suspended jobs, no certainty and plenty of challenges to come. So, let’s take a few moments and explore the state of our inner world, our inner selves.

Italian Crew Affected by the Latest CLIA Restrictions

Mar 04, 2020

Cruise Lines International Association (CLIA), the world's largest cruise industry trade association including members such as Royal Caribbean, Carnival Cruise Line, Norwegian Cruise Line and Disney Cruise Line, today issued the latest update saying that its members have expanded restrictions on Coronavirus preventive measures. The statement says that CLIA members will deny boarding on their vessels of anyone who has traveled in the affected regions in northern Italy.

Pay Rises for Norwegian Cruise Line Crew in 2020

Feb 08, 2020

Norwegian Seafarers' Union (NSU) has negotiated pay increases for all crew working onboard Norwegian Cruise Line ships for 2020. NSU, representing seafarers around the world reports that this is a successful outcome to their bargaining agreement with NCL.

 “Salary increases usually happen annually following negotiations with the companies we have agreements with.” Says the Union

4.000 Workers Get Pneumococcal Vaccine at Norwegian Spirit Dry Dock in Marseilles

Feb 03, 2020

Vaccination on a massive scale is currently underway at the  Marseilles shipyard (Chantier naval de Marseille) after 16 cases of pneumococcal infection were reported on people working on the refurbishment of the cruise ship Norwegian Spirit. The ship owned by Norwegian Cruise Line is currently in Dry dock number 10 at the port of Marseille, the largest in the Mediterranean and the third biggest in the world.

Cruise Lines Respond to Coronavirus

Jan 24, 2020

In just three weeks, an outbreak of coronavirus has spread from the central Chinese city of Wuhan throughout Asia and as far as the United States, to become a global threat. As of January 23, the National Health Commission announced the number of infected patients by the virus has gone to 830, while the death toll has risen to 26 people.

Gastrointestinal Outbreak on Norwegian Joy Second Time in a Week

Dec 02, 2019

Ten people from the cruise ship Norwegian Joy were treated by paramedics on Sunday morning at the Port of Los Angeles after they fell ill onboard just one week after a similar outbreak was reported on the same ship.

Norwegian Sun Crew Rescues Overboard Passenger

Nov 15, 2019

A passenger on the cruise ship Norwegian Sun went overboard this week as the vessel was sailing off the coast of Freeport in the Bahamas. Thanks to the quick response from the crew the woman was located and saved on time. According to a passenger onboard the woman jumped off the ship from her stateroom balcony with a lifejacket on. The crew deployed life preservers within seconds and located the woman using the rescue boat within 20 minutes.

Working in a galley as a woman

Nov 14, 2019

It’s not a cloudless world for people going to work at sea. Ship life is definitely not as easy as it seems to be. I would like to talk about my experience as a woman after I signed a contract with a reputable British cruise line. I was employed as a “Demi Chef de Partie” in the pastry section, to be a part of the galley team. Until I came onboard a cruise ship, this world was totally unknown to me. Galley. As we call the kitchen in a ship.

Indian Crewmember Medevacked from Norwegian Jade

Nov 11, 2019

A crew member from the cruise ship Norwegian Jade was medevacked on November 9, while the vessel was 22 nautical miles off the coast of Pylos, Greece. The Hellenic Coast Guard watchstanders at the port of Pyols received a request from the captain of the ship for emergency medical evacuation of a 31-year-old Indian crewmember. Watchstanders consulted the Coast Guard's Unified Coordination Center for Search and Rescue and deployed a rescue boat with medical personnel.

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