Ship Crew News

MSC, Fincantieri and Snam partner on feasibility study to build the world's first hydrogen-powered cruise ship

Jul 26, 2021

The Cruise Division of MSC Group has joined forces with Fincantieri and Snam to determine the conditions for the design and construction of the world’s first oceangoing hydrogen-powered cruise ship. The partnership which will initially conduct a feasibility study to examine requirements to build the ship is part of MSC’s plan towards achieving net carbon neutral operations by 2050. 

Norwegian Getaway Crew Rescues 34 People

Jul 25, 2021

Today Crew Center received a message that the Captain of the Norwegian Getaway Konstantinos Gkokas, and his crew performed a successful rescue operation of 34 people that were stranded on a small boat which was not under command. The rescue operation took place on July 23, 2021 in the Mediterranean after the boat was found in distress.

Anthem of the Seas Crew No Longer Required To Wear Masks in Crew Areas

Jul 25, 2021

Great News coming from the Anthem of the Seas with the announcement of more relaxed operation for the crew. Starting from today July 25, the crew are no longer required to wear masks in the crew areas. Royal Caribbean has reviewed the protocols for the ship after all the crew was fully vaccinated and approved to change the set of protocols.

Crew masking requirements

Sky Princess Arrives in Southampton Ahead the UK Summer Seacation Season

Jul 23, 2021

Today Princess Cruises’ ship Sky Princess arrived In Southampton on a gorgeous summer morning ahead of her debute for the UK Summer Seacation season. At the helm of the ship is Captain Tuvo who, together with all the amazing Princess crew on board, will welcome guests back starting next month.

Celebrity Cruises Honored With 12 Wine Spectator Awards of Excellence

Jul 23, 2021

Wine Spectator, the world's leading authority on wine has awarded Celebrity Cruises with 12 Restaurant Awards for 2021. The cruise line continues the tradition of excellence as the most awarded wine collection at sea, with 89 Awards in the past nine years. Wine Spectator annually recognizes restaurant wine lists which feature a well-chosen assortment of quality wines along with a thematic match to the menu in both price and style.

Costa Maya Welcomes Carnival Breeze

Jul 22, 2021

Yesterday the cruise ship Carnival Breeze arrived at Costa Maya, one of the most beautiful cruise stops in the Caribbean after 16 months standstill imposed by COVID-19

The Gladiator Captain at the helm of Princess Cruises newest ship Discovery Princess

Jul 22, 2021

Princess Cruises has announced the opening team of senior officers for the newest ship Discovery Princess set to debute in spring 2022. Once the ship is completed by the Italian shipbuilder Fincantieri, Captain Gennaro Arma will officially bring the ship into service from the shipyard in Monfalcone. 

Serenade of the Seas Starts Alaska Season

Jul 21, 2021

Royal Caribbean International cruise ship Serenade of the Seas kicked off the Alaska season as the first ship to sail to the Last Frontier since September 2019. The highly anticipated 7-night cruise departing from Seattle on July 19, marks a celebratory moment for the cruise industry, local economy, and Alaska’s communities that were significantly impacted by the absence of the cruise ships. Currently, the ship is sailing with 97% fully vaccinated passengers and crew.

Mein Schiff 4 Crew Member Deisembarks in Italy After Testing Positive for COVID-19, 9 Crew Members in Quarantine

Jul 21, 2021

A 26-year-old Indonesian woman part of the crew of Mein Schiff 4 tested positive for Covid-19 and nine crew are in quarantine during the last days of the cruise. The young woman who had symptoms of the virus tested positive on swab test and disembarked the cruise ship in Salerno, Italy where she was admitted to “Mauro Scarlato” hospital in Scafati, fortunately in good health.

Azamara Crew Vaccinated at Glasgow, Scotland

Jul 19, 2021

Today is another step towards a healthy return to service and the big comeback of Azamara as the crew get vaccinated for COVID-19 in Glasgow, Scotland. The crew on all three Azamara ships docked at King George V Dock received Johnson & Johnson single-shot COVID-19 vaccine. The vaccination was organized onboard the ships.