Ship Crew News

NCL Could Start Cruise Operations in Europe Before Sailing in the US

Dec 03, 2020

After announcing the latest round of cruise cancelations, now extending through February 2021, Norwegian Cruise Line is considering the possibility of starting cruise operations in Europe before sailing from US ports.

160 Fresh Crew Embark On Carnival Ships Off the Coast Of Bahamas

Dec 01, 2020

More than a dozen Carnival cruise ships arrived at Nassau Harbour on Saturday, November 28, to undertake embarkation of fresh crew on to a number of vessels, the Bahamas Ministry of Transport said in a statement.

MSC Sinfonia and Musica depart from South America

Nov 30, 2020

Two MSC cruise ships departed from South America and set sail on a trans-Atlantic voyage back to Europe. The decision to cancel the South American season for MSC Musica and Sinfonia comes after the closing of the borders in Uruguay as well as Brazil’s decision to restrict the entry of foreigners by land and sea for 30 days, report Brazilian media.

Quantum of the Seas Crew Is Ready For The Big Comeback

Nov 30, 2020

The first of the Royal Caribbean ship to make a comeback since the industry shut down due to COVID 19 in March is the Quantum of the Seas. As the crew are back aboard and ready to officially resume cruises on December 1 from the port of Singapore many may have questions about the safety measures for the guest and the crew alike given the turmoil many of them went through. Crew Center was able to gain some insight about the preparations from both perspectives (i.e., crew and guest).

Costa Cruises Announces Short Cruises On Costa Smeralda

Nov 27, 2020

Starting from December 3 2020 until February 21 2021, Costa Cruises flagship Costa Smeralda will sail one-week itineraries dedicated exclusively to Italy. The cruises which can be divided into two short voyages of three and four days will depart from Civitavecchia.  

Pullmantur Plans to Restart Operations With Two Celebrity Cruises Ships

Nov 27, 2020

The Royal Caribbean Group subsidiary - Pullmantur Cruises, is making great progress in an attempt to come back to cruising with two ships that might be obtained from Celebrity Cruises.

P&O Cruises extends pause in operations because of European travel uncertainty

Nov 24, 2020

The Southampton-based cruise line P&O Cruises announced it will extend the pause in operations into April 2021, which will affect 19 planned voyages.

MSC plans to restart cruises in Japan from April 2021

Nov 24, 2020

MSC Cruises announced today that the company has received ‘certificate of compliance’ from the Japanese maritime classification society ClassNK for its health and safety protocol which is the first step towards the restart of cruises in Japan. In a press release, MSC Cruises CEO Gianni Onorato said they are anticipating to resume cruises from Japan in  April 2021.

Crew Member Medically Evacuated From Cruise Ship Off The Dorset Coast But It Wasn’t Because of Covid-19

Nov 24, 2020

A 43-year-old crew member of the cruise ship Marella Discovery was medically evacuated on Saturday night while the vessel was anchored in Weymouth Bay on England's south coast. The crew member, whose name was not released, fell ill with suspected meningitis, reports Weymouth RNLI lifeboat station.

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.