Norwegian Cruise Line Holdings, parent company of NCL, Oceania Cruises and Regent Seven Seas Cruises, terminated nine percent of its shoreside workforce earlier this week, according to the Miami Herald. NCL did not explain why it was necessary to terminate nearly a tenth of its employees, particularly during the holiday season. Meanwhile, NCLH promoted
Carnival Cruise Line Terminates Thousands of Crew Members and Senior Shipboard Officers
Carnival Cruise Line is taking steps to terminate and/or not renew the contracts of employment of several thousands of officers and crew members throughout its fleet, according to several crew members who wish to remain anonymous.
Today, several crew members provided internal documentation indicating that Carnival is sending as many as 7,000 termination letters to
Loyal to Royal? Royal Caribbean Axes 100 Jobs in Corporate Headquarters
The rumors of job terminations at Royal Caribbean ended yesterday when multiple news sources announced that the Miami-based cruise lines cut around 100 employees from its payroll.
Seatrade Insider was the first publication I read yesterday about the large scale termination at the cruise line’s headquarters. Its article entitled Royal Caribbean Global EVP Bauer is…
The 6 A.M. Knock
Like any employee, crew members are not immune from being terminated. But termination on a cruise ship is a bit different from being fired at a regular job. It’s like being fired and kicked out of your apartment all at once.
Better known as the "6 AM knock," crew members wake up to the ship’s…
Carnival Fires 150 Crew Members from India for Protesting Low Cruise Ship Wages
In May we reported on exploitative labor practices by Carnival subsidiary P&O Cruises.
In Profits Over People: Carnival’s Exploitation of Crew Members is Standard Industry Practice, we explained how P&O decided to pay its crewmembers a basic salary of 75 pence an hour (approximately $1.20 an hour / $400 a month). The company phased out…
Cruise to No Where . . . No Where to Cruise
The Miami Herald reported that Discovery Cruise Line, which is known for operating day cruises to the Bahamas plans to discontinue services starting September 7.
It is unknown whether this is a temporary hiatus or whether the cruise liner is going out of business for good. According to the Herald, the cruise line announced…