Ship Crew News

MSC Cruises Celebrates First Grand Prix as Formula 1 Sponsor

Jul 31, 2023

MSC Cruises and Formula 1® achieved a new milestone, coming together to celebrate the first-ever Grand Prix with MSC Cruises as the prestigious event's title sponsor. The much-anticipated FORMULA 1® MSC CRUISES BELGIAN GRAND PRIX 2023 took place at the iconic Spa-Francorchamps Circuit in Belgium from 28th to 30th July 2023, marking an exciting chapter in the partnership between two world-class brands.

Crystal Cruises Unveils Expansion Plans with Four New Ships

Jul 31, 2023

Cristina Levis, CEO of the Abercrombie & Kent Travel Group (A&K Travel Group), revealed that Crystal Cruises is set to embark on a remarkable expansion. The luxury cruise brand is currently in talks with advisors, lenders, and credit agents to finalize a memorandum of agreement with two esteemed European shipbuilders. The ambitious plan includes the construction of four new vessels, as well as two new expedition ships, marking a significant milestone in the company's history.

CBP Arrests Two Passengers for Cocaine Smuggling Aboard MSC Seascape

Jul 30, 2023

U.S. Customs and Border Protection officers conducted a successful enforcement operation onboard the cruise ship MSC Seascape upon its arrival at the Port of Miami on July 23. The operation led to the apprehension of two individuals attempting to smuggle a significant quantity of cocaine into the United States.

MSC Cruises Increases Crew Salary and Introduces Performance-Based Bonuses

Jul 29, 2023

MSC Cruises recently announced a boost in crew salaries, aimed at attracting and retaining talent in the industry. The wage increase started in June, ranging from 2.5% to 6%, and applies to all crew members, officers and staff regardless of their positions. This step by MSC Cruises is expected to bring crew wages closer to industry standards, ensuring fair compensation for their hard work and dedication.

Cruise Port Amsterdam Continues Normal Operations Amidst Speculations

Jul 28, 2023

Contrary to some news reports, Cruise Port Amsterdam (CPA) announced that it remains open for business as usual, with cruise ships calling to their regular schedules, according to the statement by Dick de Graaff, director of Cruise Port Amsterdam.

Remembering Mark Stetson: A True Pioneer and Beloved Leader of Norwegian Cruise Line

Jul 25, 2023

The Norwegian Cruise Line crew community is mourning the loss of one of its finest members – Mark Stetson, a true pioneer, leader, and, above all, a remarkable human being. With a heavy heart, Mark's sister, Shaun Stetson Vaughn, shared the sad news of his passing, leaving a profound void in the hearts of many who knew and worked with him.

Passenger Goes Overboard from Carnival Elation

Jul 24, 2023

United States Coast Guard has launched a search and rescue operation for a man who reportedly jumped off the Carnival Elation cruise ship near Melbourne, Florida.

TUI Cruises' Mein Schiff 4 Successfully Tests Biofuel

Jul 24, 2023

In a significant step towards achieving climate-neutral cruising, TUI Cruises' Mein Schiff 4 recently marked a milestone by integrating sustainable biofuel into its operations, leading to a reduction in CO2 emissions.

Celebrity Infinity Breaks Away From Moorings at Port of Ravenna

Jul 24, 2023

The coastal town of Ravenna, Italy faced a tumultuous encounter with nature on Saturday as strong gusts of wind wreaked havoc, causing the cruise ship Celebrity Infinity to break its moorings at the Porto Corsini pier during a powerful storm. With approximately 2,100 passengers and 900 crew members on bord, the situation posed an immediate challenge for maritime authorities.

Ship2Shore Employ Announces First Client - Starboard Cruise Services

Jul 21, 2023

Leading the Way in Virtual and Shoreside Employment for Former Cruise Ship Crew Members