Ship Crew News

P&O Cruises extends suspension of sailings Until May 15 due to Covid-19

Mar 30, 2020

The Leading British cruise line P&O Cruises is extending its pause in operations up to and including 15 May, 2020 as a result of the continued impact of COVID-19. P&O Cruises announced previously to resume operations on April 11, however, the company decided to canceled operations for an additional month.

Navigator of the Seas Issues Strict Guidelines for Crew

Mar 29, 2020

Strict health and safety protocols are implemented onboard the cruise ship Navigator of the Seas. Each crew member is now isolated in guest stateroom and no one is allowed to leave the room without specific approval by the ship's authorities. Failure to comply will result in disciplinary action up to termination.

Celebrity Infinity Implements Additional Safety Protocols After Second Crew Member Sent to Hospital for Testing

Mar 29, 2020

Secondary health and safety protocols are implemented onboard the cruise ship Celebrity Infinity after a second crew member showing signs of the virus was evacuated off the ship and sent to hospital for testing. Celebrity Infinity reported the first positive case of Covid-19 after a cre

The Number of Infected Crew With COVID-19 on Celebrity Apex Raises to 29

Mar 28, 2020

The number of crew members who tested positive for Covid-19 on the cruise ship Celebrity Apex has now reached 29, from the previous 7 reported cases on board, reports the French regional health agency. Two crew members were also evacuated from the ship and sent to the local hospital due to breathing difficulties.

Oasis of the Seas 14 Crew Members test positive for Covid-19

Mar 28, 2020

14 crew members on board the Royal Caribbean cruise ship Oasis of the Seas have tested positive for COVID-19. The test results were announced today, March 28, through the ships’ PA system and the crew is updated as to what's going on, including the latest updates and preventive measures.

Ms Rotterdam Helps Evacuate Ms Zaandam Passengers After 4 Die and 2 test positive for COVID-19

Mar 27, 2020

The cruise ship ms Rotterdam operated by Holland America Line was sent on a humanitarian mission to aid her sister ship Ms Zaandam and deliver much needed medical supplies.

Celebrity Apex: 7 Crew members test positive for Covid-19, 78 people in Isolation

Mar 27, 2020

The French health authorities announced yesterday 7 crew members on board the cruise ship Celebrity Apex tested positive for COVID-19. About 78 crew members are considered contact cases and they are isolated in their cabins. The health condition of the crew members does not require hospitalization at this moment.

Carnival to Sent Filipino and Indonesian Team Members Home on Charter Flights

Mar 26, 2020

At yesterday’s meeting with Carnival Breeze Hotel Director, the Indonesian and Filipino crew members were informed that Carnival Cruise Line will use charter planes to send them home. The plan for the crew is to be taken by bus from Orlando to Miami Airport with Carnival representatives looking after them, and there will be a team to help to board these charter flights home. The first charter flights are scheduled for the next week on Monday and Tuesday. 

Ruby Princess, The Situation Onboard is Critical

Mar 26, 2020

More than 1000 crew members are in quarantine on the cruise ship Ruby Princess after 133 passengers (107 in New South Wales and 26 interstate) have tested positive for Covid-19 upon disembarking the ship in Sydney’s Circular Quay on Thursday 19 March. 

Celebrity Infinity Crew Members Tests Positive for COVID-19

Mar 25, 2020

A crew member on the cruise ship Celebrity Infinity tested positive for COVID-19.  The crew member disembarked the ship on March 21, and was sent to hospital in Florida for testing. As soon as his symptoms were reported he was isolated and then disembarked the ship. 

Celebrity Infinity crew received the following letter on 23 March: