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Diamond Princess and World Dream Indonesian Crew to be Evacuated on Uninhabited Island

Feb 27, 2020

Around 250 Indonesian crew members will be evacuated from the cruise ships Diamond Princess and World Dream to deserted Sebaru Island located in the Thousand Islands (Kepulauan Seribu). 

World Central Kitchen to provide meals for Diamond Princess

Feb 18, 2020

The Non-profit organization World Central Kitchen established by the celebrity chef José Andrés and his wife, has placed an off-site kitchen in front of the quarantined cruise ship Diamond Princess to help get meals to all onboard.

Princess Cruises Introduces Free WhatsApp for Crew

Feb 16, 2020

Recognizing the importance of the crew to keep in contact with their families and friends, Princess Cruises has introduced free Whatsapp for its shipboard employees. Starting February 14, the free texting service is available on six Princess cruise ships, and the company is working hard to expand the program throughout the fleet.

Diamond Princess Galley Crew Keep Their Spirits Up With a Dance

Feb 14, 2020

Keeping the team’s spirits up on the quarantined cruise ship Diamond Princess, the Galley crew shared a video of several chefs dancing on the Justin Bieber song “Yummy”

Diamond Princess Crew To Get Two Months Paid Time Off

Feb 12, 2020

Crew Center received a letter that was sent to all crew members onboard Diamond Princess in regards to the quarantine they are currently experiencing. We would like to present the letter as a gold standard of the cruise ship industry as related to acknowledging the hard work of the crew under extraordinary circumstances, encouragement for continuing with the hard work by supporting the crew.

Diamond Princess Crew at the Forefront of Coronavirus Battle

Feb 11, 2020

The world has been on its toes since the announcement of the rapid spread of the Coronavirus with its initial outbreak in Wuhan, China as the World Health Organization declared it a public health emergency.

Six More Coronavirus Cases Including Five Crew Members on Diamond Princess

Feb 09, 2020

Six new cases of coronavirus were confirmed today by Japan’s Ministry of Health, Labor and Welfare aboard the cruise ship Diamond Princess that’s quarantined in Yokohama, reports Japan TBS news channelThat brings the total of passengers and crew who have been i

61 coronavirus cases confirmed on Diamond Princess

Feb 07, 2020

Japan’s Ministry of Health has announced today an additional 41 people onboard Diamond Princes tested positive for Coronavirus, bringing the total numbers of infected to 61. Many ambulance vehicles lined up in front of the Diamond Princess to transport the patients for further medical treatment in Tokyo, Saitama, Chiba, Kanagawa and Shizuoka as the ship entered the third day in quarantine at the Port of Yokohama.

Coronavirus Cases Rise to 20 Onboard Diamond Princess

Feb 06, 2020

Japan health officials announced today 10 additional people have tested positive for Coronavirus on the cruise ship Diamond Princess, rising the number of confirmed cases to 20. The infected individuals have been informed they have the virus and were already transported ashore for further treatment and observation by medical staff.

9 Guests and 1 Crew Member Confirmed for Coronavirus on Diamond Princess

Feb 05, 2020

Fear of possible Coronavirus outbreak on a cruise ship became reality after nine guests and one crew member tested positive for Coronavirus on the cruise ship Diamond Princess, said Japan's health minister, Katsunobu Kato on Wednesday morning.