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Authorities tracking another ship that may have shared crew with Diamond Princess and Grand Princess

Mar 08, 2020

During a press conference, after meeting with the cruise line executives in Port Everglades, Florida, Vice President Mike Pence said they are tracking another cruise ship that may have shared crew members with the Diamond Princess or the Grand Princess. Vice President Pence who is in charge of a task force to manage the U.S. response to the Coronavirus outbreak didn’t say which specific cruise ship the state authorities are tracking.

19 Crew members and 2 Pax Confirmed Positive for Coronavirus on Grand Princess

Mar 06, 2020

The fear of another Coronavirus outbreak on cruise ship became reality after 21 people tested positive for COVOD-19, including 19 crew members and 2 passengers on Grand Princess. The news was released just minutes ago by Vice President Mike Pence, adding that 24 tested negative and one test was inconclusive.

Grand Princess to be Held off California - Passengers and 10 Crew Members to be Tested for COVID-19

Mar 05, 2020

The fear of Coronavirus has spread on the cruise ship Grand Princess after two passengers on the previous February 11- 21 voyage tested positive upon arrival in California. Grand Princess is now being held off the coast of California while public health officials determine if anyone on board has been infected.

Young Officer Dies On Princess Cruise Ship

Mar 02, 2020

A young Italian officer was found dead in his cabin onboard the cruise ship Regal Princess on February 28, while the vessel was docked in Cozumel, Mexico. The man was identified as 31-year-old Davide Pignataro from Castellammare, Italy, employed by Princess Cruises as a Second Engineer Officer. Italian media reports that the man was found dead in his cabin by his fellow colleagues shortly after his shift started.

Diamond Princess Hero - Captain Gennaro Arma the last person to leave the ship

Mar 02, 2020

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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.