Ship Crew News

Severe Storm Injures 100 Passengers Aboard Saga's Spirit of Discovery

Nov 09, 2023

Around 100 passengers on board Saga's cruise ship Spirit of Discovery sustained injuries during a roundtrip to the Canary Islands when severe weather struck in the Bay of Biscay. The ship, which embarked on a 14-night 'Canary Island Quintet' cruise on October 24, was met with challenging conditions on its journey.

Severe Storm Injures 100 Passengers Aboard Saga's Spirit of Discovery

Nov 09, 2023

Around 100 passengers on board Saga's cruise ship Spirit of Discovery sustained injuries during a roundtrip to the Canary Islands when severe weather struck in the Bay of Biscay. The ship, which embarked on a 14-night 'Canary Island Quintet' cruise on October 24, was met with challenging conditions on its journey.

Celebrity Ascent Delivered to Celebrity Cruises

Nov 09, 2023

Celebrity Cruises has taken delivery of its fourth Edge Series cruise ship, the 141,420 GT Celebrity Ascent, at Chantiers de l'Atlantique shipyard in St. Nazaire, France. 

Fifth Celebrity Cruises Edge-Class Ship To Be Named Celebrity Xcel

Nov 09, 2023

Celebrity Cruises announced the name of their fifth Edge Class ship, Celebrity Xcel, during the steel cutting ceremony at Chantiers de l'Atlantique in Saint-Nazaire. Celebrity 

Costa Serena arrives in India

Nov 06, 2023

Costa Cruises officially launched its domestic cruise programme for Indian travelers with the arrival of the Costa Serena at its home port in Mumbai on Saturday. The Italian-flagged is poised to embark on a variety of sailings featuring 2, 3, and 5-night voyages departing from various ports, including Mumbai, Goa, Kochi, and the Island of Agatti in Lakshadweep. This enticing venture is scheduled to commence on November 4, 2023, and extend until January 11, 2024.

MSC Cruises announce new itinerary for MSC Orchestra

Nov 06, 2023

MSC Cruises has announced changes to its upcoming winter cruise season aboard the MSC Orchestra. In response to the evolving Israel-Gaza conflict, the cruise line has introduced a new itinerary for the MSC Orchestra, replacing Red Sea routes that had to be canceled due to proximity to Israeli ports and restrictions in neighboring countries.

Cruise lines cancel Middle East sailings as Israel-Gaza war escalates

Nov 06, 2023

As the Israel-Gaza conflict continues to intensify, major cruise lines have made the difficult decision to either cancel or indefinitely postpone multiple voyages to the Middle East. The Israel-Hamas war, which erupted on October 7, has seen violence escalating in the past month.  Majour cruise companies have taken proactive measures to revise their itineraries, specifically avoiding the Red Sea and the surrounding region, with sailings impacted until the year 2024.

China's Adora Magic City Delivered

Nov 06, 2023

China celebrated the delivery of its inaugural domestically built large cruise ship, marking a significant milestone in the nation's transformation into a shipbuilding powerhouse. The cruise ship Adora Magic City, was officially named and handed over to its operator in a grand ceremony held in Shanghai on Saturday.

Liverpool Seafarers Centre Initiates Christmas Appeal Calling for Support from Local Businesses

Nov 03, 2023

Liverpool, a prominent port for the global movement of goods, is reliant on the seafarers who tirelessly work in the sector to ensure the smooth operation of businesses in the Merseyside area throughout the year. As the festive season approaches, a Merseyside-based charity dedicated to supporting seafarers is reaching out to local businesses, urging them to contribute generously to the cause.

Windstar Repositions Star Legend in the Mediterranean

Oct 27, 2023

Windstar Cruises has announced the repositioning of the Star Legend from Middle East to the Mediterranean. The new winter and holiday sailing itineraries from December 2023 to April 2024, will offer guests discovery of iconic ports like Barcelona, Nice, Florence/Livorno , Marseille, and Rome in an entirely different light aboard the all-suite, 312-guest, Star Legend.

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