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Staff Member Dies Aboard Majestic Princess

Jul 07, 2023

A staff member aboard the Princess Cruises' ship Majestic Princess tragically passed away three days ago during a 14-day Alaska voyage. The staff member, identified as a UK national and working as a Digital Specialist onboard, was found dead in his cabin.

Ruby Princess Damaged After Hitting Pier 27 in San Francisco

Jul 07, 2023

The cruise ship Ruby Princess collided with Pier 27 in San Francisco during the early morning hours of Thursday, July 6, 2023. The incident occurred as the vessel was docking after completing a 10-night Alaska cruise. While damage to the ship's hull and the dock has been reported, no guests or crew members were injured, and operational systems remain unaffected.

Cruise Ship Positions With Extra Time Off

Jun 14, 2023

Working on a cruise ship offers a unique and exciting experience, but it also comes with challenges. One such challenge is the availability of time off for different positions onboard. In this article, we delve into various jobs on cruise ships and explore the likelihood of getting time off for each role.

Are There Limits on How Many Drinks You Get With Your Cruise Drink & Beverage Package?

May 25, 2023

The only cruise lines we know to have any limits on the number of drinks you can order are Carnival and Princess (which is owned by Carnival Corporation). They have a 15-drink limit on alcoholic beverages during the 24 hours from 6 am to 6 am. Non-alcoholic drinks aren't included in the 15-drink total.

Drink Packages On Cruise Ships

May 23, 2023

Beverage prices on cruise ships can vary depending on the package and cruise line. Most cruise ships offer beverage packages that provide access to a wide range of drinks, including alcoholic and non-alcoholic options. These packages are often available for purchase before the cruise or onboard the ship. It's important to carefully review the details of each package to understand what is included and any limitations or restrictions.

Port Pilot Dies While Boarding the Diamond Princess

May 08, 2023

A port pilot died while boarding the cruise ship Diamond Princess as the vessel was approaching the port of Nagasaki on May 5th. The tragedy happened at around 5:30 am local time when the 69-year-old pilot fell into the sea while climbing the ladder to board the Diamond Princess from a pilot boat, which is a standard procedure before cruise ship enters port and a local pilot takes control of the navigation.

Princess Announces Lavazza as Official Coffee Partner

Mar 27, 2023

Princess Cruises has announced that Lavazza, a renowned coffee brand, will be its Official Coffee Partner. Lavazza has been synonymous with the Italian coffee for over 120 years, thanks to its passion for delivering superior quality coffee. The partnership will see Lavazza offerings being introduced on Princess ships throughout the spring for guests, and hopefully for the crew, to enjoy the brand's hot coffee options and Ready-to-Drink cans. 

Grand Princess Crew Rescues Two Sailors

Mar 21, 2023

The crew of the Grand Princess rescued two sailors stranded at sea after their boat suffered engine failure and began taking on water near the coast of Wilsons, Australia. The sailors, a 58-year-old man and a 29-year-old woman, had escaped in a dinghy after activating the emergency beacon.

8 Tips for Rude Cruise Guests – How to behave appropriately and get extra service

Feb 22, 2023

Sometimes I felt like being on the edge of a cliff. When am I going to see my family again? How could my managers on board the ship be unfair? 

On top of all those concerns, some unpleasant guests are among my regular daily challenges. However, no matter how hard it was, I always kept in mind that the darkest hour of the night always comes just before dawn.

Diamond Princess passengers mark third anniversary of the Covid-19 outbreak

Feb 07, 2023

On February 3, Japanese passengers sailing aboard the Diamond Princess marked the third-year anniversary of the ship’s arrival at the port of Yokohama and the outbreak of COVID-19 aboard the vessel.