Ship Crew News

Macedonian crew must replace passports reflecting country’s new name

Feb 07, 2024

Macedonian citizens will have to replace their passports with the new name of the country, North Macedonia. According to a treaty signed between North Macedonia and Greece, all passports must be replaced with the new name by February 12, 2024. This includes all citizens living abroad as well as seafarers. 

Carnival Magic hits pier in Ocho Rios

Feb 07, 2024

The cruise ship Carnival Magic, currently hosting the ShipRocked cruise encountered adverse weather conditions upon its arrival at Ocho Rios, Jamaica. 

Carnival Sunrise En Route to Dry Dock in Spain

Feb 06, 2024

The cruise ship Carnival Sunrise is currently crossing the Atlantic Ocean on its way to the dry dock at Navantia shipyard in Cadiz, Spain. The vessel, built in 1999, has been out of service since February 1 and is expected to arrive at the dry dock on February 10. The routine maintenance and refurbishment work will take two weeks.

Oceania Allura Delivery Delayed, Maiden Voyage and Further Voyages Canceled

Feb 05, 2024

The delivery of Oceania Cruises' luxury cruise ship Allura has encountered a setback, leading to the cancellation of its maiden voyage and five subsequent sailings. The Allura is currently under construction at the Fincantieri shipyard in Sestri Poente, Italy. As the second vessel in the Allura Class series, it follows the successful launch of the sister ship, Oceania Vista, which has been operational since 2023.

Costa Smeralda Hosts 74th Italian Music Festival in Sanremo

Feb 05, 2024

Costa Smeralda has arrived in Sanremo, ready to serve as the second stage for the 74th Sanremo Music Festival. This unique event takes place at sea, offering an exclusive experience for VIP guests and music lovers. The festival, now in its third consecutive year aboard Costa Cruises ships, promises a memorable journey filled with entertainment and excitement.

Costa Firenze transferred to Carnival Cruise Line

Feb 05, 2024

Carnival Cruise Line has expanded its fleet to 27 ships with the recent addition of Costa Firenze, now renamed Carnival Firenze, from sister line Costa Cruises. This report highlights the key details of the new vessel and its upcoming operations.

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Former Aida Cruise Ship To Sail For China As Blue Dream Melody

Feb 02, 2024

It's official, the former Aida cruise ship AIDAvita, will set sail to China where it will be rebranded and renamed Blue Dream Melody. Blue Dream Cruises has confirmed that they have completed the acquisition of the second vessel, which will set sail in spring 2024 for the Chinese company. An agreement has been reached with Beta Marine Ltd, which previously owned and managed the 42,289-ton vessel that was in lay-up in Tallinn, Estonia.

Man Arrested After Jumping From Cruise Ship in Japan

Feb 02, 2024

Police arrested a man who jumped from a cruise ship and swam ashore at the port of Naha, Japan. The incident unfolded on the evening of February 1, when a cruise ship agent called the fire department to report that a person who appeared to be a man had jumped into the sea. When the fire department and others searched the sea and surrounding area, the man was found on the quay.

Royal Caribbean to Build New Cruise Terminal in Barcelona

Feb 01, 2024

 Royal Caribbean Group has emerged as the sole bidder for the future Terminal G at the Port of Barcelona, marking it the only contestant in the bidding process. The cruise giant has seized the opportunity to undertake the construction and operation of the terminal spanning 54,000 square meters with a 450-meter-long quay capable of accommodating the world’s largest cruise ships, such as the recently inaugurated Icon of the Seas.

Carnival Transforms Levi’s Stadium to Celebration Key With Mixed Reality

Jan 31, 2024

Carnival Cruise Line recently unveiled its exciting new cruise destination on Grand Bahama using cutting-edge mixed reality, a technology that blends digital content with the real world. The innovative showcase took place at Levi’s Stadium in San Francisco, just before the San Francisco 49ers faced off against the Detroit Lions on January 28, 2024.