Ship Crew News

Police Arrests Pickpocketing Ring Targeting Cruise Ship Guests in Santorini

Sep 18, 2023

Greek police have dismantled a criminal organization that has been systematically involved in pickpocketing tourists in the bustling tourist areas of Santorini. The operation resulted in the arrest of three foreign nationals, who are believed to be members of the criminal ring. They now face charges of criminal organization and theft.

Cunard and P&O Cruises to offer SpaceX’s Starlink

Sep 18, 2023

Cunard and P&O Cruises announced improvement of Wi-Fi connectivity aboard the fleet with the integration of SpaceX's Starlink technology. This partnership aims to provide reliable, high-speed internet access to passengers and crew aboard the ships.

Ocean Explorer Freed After Running Grounding in Greenland

Sep 14, 2023

The expedition cruise ship Ocean Explorer has been successfully pulled free after running aground in the remote wilderness of northeast Greenland. After several attempts to dislodge the ship, Nature Institute's research ship, Tarajoq, took on the task of yet another rescue attempt.

Police Investigate Cruise Ship Incident in Baltic Sea Restricted Area

Sep 13, 2023

German authorities have launched an investigation into an incident involving the cruise ship Mein Schiff 4, which reportedly entered a restricted area in the Baltic Sea. The incident occurred on September 5th during the vessel's eastbound journey from Kiel to the Polish port city of Gdynia, passing through the Fehmarnbelt.

Cruise Ship Runs Aground in Greenland

Sep 13, 2023

The expedition cruise ship Ocean Explorer found itself stranded after running aground in Alpefjord at the national park of Northeast Greenland. The incident unfolded on Monday afternoon when the Arctic Command received a distress call from the vessel. There are 206 passengers and crew members on board, all of whom are reported to be unharmed.

Silversea Cruises New Payroll System Sparks Concern Among Crew Members

Sep 12, 2023

Silversea Cruises' partnership with Northlane's Salary@Sea Prepaid Card has drawn mixed reactions from the cruise line's crew members, raising concerns about the new payroll system. Crew Center has received messages from crew members expressing their apprehensions regarding the recent changes to their payroll.

Norwegian Epic Arrives in Marseille to Welcome Rugby World Cup Fans

Sep 11, 2023

The cruise ship Norwegian Epic arrived at the French port of Marseille hosting a warm welcome for rugby fans flocking to the city for the Rugby World Cup. The vessel, already at full capacity, has become a floating hotel, offering a unique solution to the accommodation shortage during this event.

Tom McAlpin retires as Virgin Voyages CEO

Sep 11, 2023

Virgin Voyages announced the appointment of new Chief Executive Officer Nirmal Saverimuttu, following the retirement of the founding CEO Tom McAlpin, who will transition to the role of Chairman of the Board of Directors, continuing his support for the brand at executive level.

DCL Names Seventh Ship Disney Adventure

Sep 11, 2023

Disney Cruise Line President Thomas Mazloum announced on Saturday the name of the company's Singapore-bound vessel, the Disney Adventure.

Explora Journeys Celebrates Two Milestones

Sep 07, 2023

Explora Journeys, marked a momentous day in its history as it celebrated the float-out of the second ship in its fleet, Explora II, and the steel-cutting ceremony for the third ship, Explora III. These significant events took place at the renowned Italian shipyard Fincantieri in Sestri Ponente, Genoa, solidifying the company's commitment to redefining the standards of luxury cruise experiences.