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Crew Internet: What is free and what is available during the restart?

Jun 26, 2021

No doubt the internet is one of the most important things for crew working onboard the cruise ships. The net is the window to the outside world, connecting the crew with their loved ones back home.

NCL crew on Norwegian Joy and Gem to be vaccinated in Puerto Rico

Jun 04, 2021

Norwegian Cruise Line crew members onboard Norwegian Joy and Gem will receive vaccine against Covid-19 in Puerto Rico during the technical stops in June and July.

Norwegian Joy will dock in San Juan on June 19, to vaccinate around 1900 crew members currently on board. Norwegian Gem is scheduled to arrive on July 5, to vaccinate around 1500 crew.

Crew Member Medically Evacuated From Norwegian Jade

Jun 02, 2021

A 53-year-old crew member of the cruise ship Norwegian jade was medically evacuated off the coast of Chania, Crete and transferred to a local hospital.

NCLH Announces Restart of Additional Cruise Ships Across Its Three Brands

May 26, 2021

Norwegian Cruise Line Holdings announced today the next phase of its planned restart of cruising across its three cruise lines. NCL will resume cruise operations on eight additional ships by the beginning Fall 2021, Oceania Cruises with three, and Regent Seven Seas Cruises will deploy all five ships back to service by February 2022. All initial cruises will operate with fully vaccinated crew and in addition to the Company’s multi-layered SailSAFE™ health and safety program.

Norwegian Jade crew ready for the summer season

May 10, 2021

Norwegian Cruise Line is crewing up the Norwegian Jade for the upcoming summer season. Crew from all around the world are joining the cruise ship in the port of Bar, Montenegro where the vessel is docked for the past month.

NCLH temporarily halts crew assignments from countries with high Covid-19 prevalence

May 05, 2021

Norwegian Cruise Line Holdings is temporarily suspending all assignments for its crew from India, Brazil, Argentina, Chile and South Africa amid a surge of Covid-19 cases in these countries. According to a letter by NCLH Vice President, Shipboard HR Operations the company has made a hard decision to suspend incoming crew movement based on reviewing crewing pools by country considering three factors: Prevalence, Number of mutations, and general availability of vaccines to seafarers in the listed count

NCLH Announces Return to Cruising of Oceania and Regent Seven Seas, Plus 2 NCL Ships

Apr 28, 2021

Norwegian Cruise Line Holdings announced today the next phase of return to cruising which includes restart of its two brands Oceania Cruises and Regent Seven Seas Cruises outside the U.S.

Letter from Myanmar Crew to the Cruise Lines – Don't leave us in this storm

Apr 20, 2021

Like many nations struggling with the Covid-19 pandemic, Myanmar faces additional destabilizing risks from the military coup. Cruise ship crew members from this country shared their concerns about the current situation and worries that this might affect their next sign-on date. In hopes that the cruise lines will not forget them they sent an open letter voicing their concerns.

NCL Announces Return to Cruising with Three Ships

Apr 06, 2021

Today Norwegian Cruise Line announced the long-awaited return to service with three ships set to sail in the Mediterranean and the Caribbean. NCL’s highly anticipated return to cruising will start with the Norwegian Jade sailing from Athens (Piraeus), Greece beginning July 25, 2021, sailing 7-day cruises to the Greek Isles.

NCLH releases a list of accepted vaccine brands for crew and vaccination updates

Apr 01, 2021

As Norwegian Cruise Line Holdings prepares for a restart of cruise operations, the company announced important information regarding crew vaccinations and approved vaccine brands in a letter sent to its crew members via email. Following a recent crew survey, which NCLH conducted regarding the availability and intend to return to work on board, the company received a large number of inquiries related to vaccinations against Covid-19.