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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. 

Princess Cruises Sells Two Cruise Ships

Sep 18, 2020

Today the popular cruise website Cruise Capital reported that Princess Cruises has sold two of its cruise ships as part of Carnival Corporation restructuring plan to sell 18 ships from its fleet this year amid the Covid-19 pandemic. 

Captain Gennaro Arma honored with the recognition of Magister of Amalfi

Sep 03, 2020

Diamond Princess Captain Gennaro Arma was honored with the recognition of Magister of Amalfi Civilization for the Byzantine New Year for his role as a leader of the ship that was quarantined for nearly a month in Yokohama, Japan. Known as "The Brave Captain" among his crew and passengers, Captain Arma demonstrated incredible leadership at the helm of the Diamond

Diamond Princess Captain Gennaro Arma Receives Italian Order of Merit

Jul 15, 2020

Captain Gennaro Arma of the Diamond Princess cruise ship received the highest honor of the Italian Republic, the Order of Merit, for his commitment and courage by President Sergio Mattarella. Captain Arma, also known as Gladiator Captain among his crew, has been widely praised for the care and concern he gave to the passengers and crew on the coronavirus-stricken cruise ship that was quarantined in the port of Yokohama. 

WHY CAN’T WE GO HOME? Crew members in Puerto Vallarta Asks the Mexican Government for Permission to Return Home

May 20, 2020

There are still more than 1200 crew members trapped onboard the Holland America Line cruise ship ms Koningsdam, who comply 2 and a half months of not touching land and they wish to be repatriated to their countries to see their families. The ship is currently anchored in front of Puerto Vallarta, inside the bay, and it is visible from land. 

Crew Member Goes Overboard from Regal Princess

May 10, 2020

A terrible tragedy has struck the crew community with the loss of one more crew member today. We received a message that e crew member went overboard from the cruise ship Regal Princess docked at the port of Rotterdam, Holland. Our source says that the female crew member from Ukraine took her own life, adding that she was scheduled to return home on a charter flight which was later canceled.

Holland America Line Group To Use 8 Cruise Ships To Repatriate Crew Home

Apr 18, 2020

Holland America Line Group is in process of creating a plan to sail repatriation voyages to return thousands of crew members home to Europe, Asia, South America and the Caribbean. In order to put this plan in action, there are multiple challenges to consider including the individual destination of each crew member, U.S.

Sun Princess Filipino Crew Not Allowed to Disembark in Manila?

Apr 16, 2020

The cruise ship Sun Princess which set sail from Australia in order to return its Filipino and Indonesian crew members back home is facing repatriation problems. Sun Princess is currently off the coast of Manila however some Filipino crew onboard report that they are not allowed to disembark the ship. According to them, the government is not allowing the disembarkation process to begin and they haven’t received any official announcement by the local authorities.

Carnival Australia President in strong defence of the cruise industry

Apr 04, 2020

Carnival Australia President Sture Myrmell has come out in strong defence of the cruise industry after Australian authorities announced restrictions on foreign-flag cruise ships, basically saying they are not welcomed.

All Filipino Crew of Diamond Princess Recovers from Covid-19

Apr 01, 2020

The 80 Filipino crew members of the cruise ship Diamond Princess who earlier tested positive for COVID-19 after disembarking the vessel in Yokohama, Japan have all recovered, said the Philippine embassy in Tokyo.

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