Ship Crew News

Costa Cruises Introduces "Palermo No Mafia Tour"

Aug 29, 2023

Costa Cruises has embarked on a significant initiative to promote ethical and responsible tourism by offering its guests a unique experience during their stay in Palermo. Every Thursday, when the Costa Smeralda cruise ship docks in Palermo, passengers will have the opportunity to participate in the 'Palermo No Mafia Tour'.

Carnival Cruise Line Announces Name of New Private Destination in Grand Bahama

Aug 28, 2023

Carnival Cruise Line has undertaken an ambitious venture, spanning several years, to establish an innovative private destination on the scenic island of Grand Bahama. After meticulous planning and coordination, construction work for this groundbreaking cruise destination officially commenced in May 2022. The culmination of this effort was marked by the unveiling of the destination's name - Celebration Key.

P&O Britannia Collides with Tanker in Palma de Mallorca During Hurricane Storm

Aug 28, 2023

A powerful hurricane storm with winds reaching up to 120 kilometers per hour, caused a massive cruise ship to drift and collide with an oil tanker in the port of Palma de Mallorca, Spain. The cruise ship in question, the P&O Britannia, was moored at the port before being torn from its moorings due to the ferocity of the winds. The storm's impact was so powerful that the ship was propelled from one side of the port to the other.

Filipino Crew Member Dies After Fall From Viking Mars

Aug 21, 2023

The Viking crew community is mourning the tragic passing of a crew member aboard the cruise ship Viking Mars. Regrettably, a crew member lost his life subsequent to a fall from the cruise ship while docked at the Port of Cromarty Firth in Scotland on Friday.

Virgin Voyages' bartenders claim second consecutive “Diageo World Class Cruise Bartender” title

Aug 16, 2023

Virgin Voyages’ Danny Judge was crowned the Diageo World Class Cruise Bartender of the Year. He was one of five cruise ship bartenders who showcased their mixology skills in Miami last month. Judge won the title with his three-cocktail menu crafted with Diageo Reserve brands. The next step is at the World Class Global São Paulo finals, where Danny will compete alongside bartenders through their regional heats from all over the world. 

NCL’s Third Prima Class Ship To Be Named Norwegian Aqua?

Aug 15, 2023

The name of the Norwegian Cruise Line's third Prima class cruise ship could be Norwegian Aqua. The unexpected appearance of this name within the booking engine has ignited speculation among cruise enthusiasts.

MSC Preziosa Crew Left Without Access to Open Deck

Aug 14, 2023

The command aboard the cruise ship MSC Preziosa has made the decision to temporarily close the crew open deck area, sending discontent throughout the onboard community. This move follows a series of safety policy violations by certain individuals, prompting ship authorities to clamp down on access to what is often the only gate to fresh air and sunlight for many crew members – the open deck.

Portuguese Navy Evacuates Passenger from Celebrity Silhouette

Aug 11, 2023

The Portuguese Navy's medevacked a 69-year-old passenger from the cruise ship Celebrity Silhouette. The incident unfolded approximately 40 nautical miles southwest of Cabo Carvoeiro, near Peniche, Portugal, on the 7th of August.

Silversea Cruises Announces Senior Officers of Silver Nova Inaugural Voyage

Aug 10, 2023

Silversea Cruises has unveiled the senior officers who will lead the maiden voyage of its groundbreaking ship, Silver Nova. Set to embark on its inaugural journey on August 14, the environmentally conscious cruise ship promises to redefine luxury at sea. As the latest addition to the Royal Caribbean Group's Destination Net Zero initiative, Silver Nova represents an unwavering commitment to sustainability.

MSC Cruises New 'Better Internet' Program Sparks Concerns Among Crew Members

Aug 09, 2023

The recent changes in internet policies, particularly the introduction of MSC Cruises' "Better Internet" program, have left some crew members grappling with a new reality. A crew member, who wishes to remain anonymous, shared their thoughts with Crew Center regarding the new "Better Internet" program introduced recently on MSC cruise ships.