Ship Crew News

Carnival UK Rescinds Threat to Fire and Rehire 900 Officers After Union Talks

Nov 24, 2023

Carnival UK reversed its decision to fire and rehire more than 900 UK officers from P&O Cruises and Cunard, following negotiations with Nautilus, the union representing the affected maritime professionals. The announcement comes just days after The Guardian exposed the plans to make substantial changes to the terms and conditions of its officers across 10 UK-based ships.

South African President to inaugurate Nelson Mandela Cruise Terminal in Durban

Nov 22, 2023

Today, November 22, 2023, South African President Cyril Ramaphosa will deliver the keynote speech at the inauguration of the Nelson Mandela Cruise Terminal in Durban. The terminal is a testament to the collaborative efforts between the MSC Cruises and the Africa Armada Consortium. 

Mein Schiff 5 Enters Dry Dock in Dubai - Shore Power Connectivity to Be Installed

Nov 22, 2023

On November 20, 2023, Mein Schiff 5 arrived in Dubai, for e dry dock refurbishment. As the ship completes the first of two positioning trips from the Mediterranean to Asia, a twelve-day stay in the shipyard awaits in Dubai. This dry dock period includes not only routine maintenance and enhancements in the guest’s areas but also installation of shore power connectivity.

Carnival Cruise Line's Biggest Thanksgiving by the Numbers

Nov 22, 2023

As the holiday season approaches, Carnival Cruise Line is gearing up for a Thanksgiving celebration of epic proportions. This year marks a historic milestone for the cruise line, with plans to create the largest Thanksgiving feast in its 51-year history. The culinary team aboard Carnival ships is preparing to serve an impressive variety of dishes, and the numbers are nothing short of astonishing.

Miss Universe Philippines Honored by Carnival Cruise Line with "Spirit of Carnival" Award

Nov 21, 2023

During the 72nd annual Miss Universe competition, Michelle Dee, representing the Philippines, received the prestigious "Spirit of Carnival" award. The accolade, presented by Carnival Cruise Line, signifies Dee's embodiment of the company's core values of fun, friendship, diversity, and inclusion. Carnival Cruise Line President Christine Duffy made the announcement during the live finale held in El Salvador on Saturday, Nov. 18, which was broadcast internationally.

MSC Preziosa Rescues Fishermen in Brazil

Nov 20, 2023

The cruise ship MSC Preziosa rescued six fishermen from a sinking vessel near the island of Jorge Grego, on Ilha Grande, in Angra dos Reis, Brazil. Unfortunately amidst the rescue efforts, one fisherman lost his life while trapped on the sinking boat.

Ambassador Ships To Get Starlink High-Speed Internet

Nov 18, 2023

Ambassador Cruise Line is set to join other major cruise lines in introducing cutting-edge internet connectivity. Starlink, the advanced satellite system by SpaceX, will be available across Ambassador's two-ship fleet by early December. 

Celestyal Cruises Acquires AIDAaura

Nov 16, 2023

The former AIDA cruise ship has found a new home in the fleet of Celestyal Cruises. Undergoing an official handover and flag change ceremony in Germany the vessel will be rebranded as Celestyal Discovery. The ship's new home port will be the Maltese capital, Valletta.

USCG Searches for Crew Member Overboard MSC Seascape

Nov 15, 2023

Last night, a crew member went overboard from the cruise ship MSC Seascape. The vessel was sailing from San Juan, Puerto Rico, to Puerto Plata, Dominican Republic when the man-overboard signal was sounded on the ship’s PA system.

Crew Member Medevacked from MSC Virtuosa

Nov 10, 2023

A helicopter of the Italian Coast Guard performed a medical evacuation of a female crew member of the cruise ship MSC Virtuosa off the coast of Capo Spartivento, 110 nautical miles east of the Catania coast.

On the morning of Wednesday, November 8, the Catania Coast Guard Aircraft Base received a call for the evacuation of a crew member of the cruise ship MSC Virtuosa.