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3 hours ago, MADflyer said:

 

A TUI 787 first left London Gatwick for Hamburg 2 days ago and then flew Hamburg to Manila and is now arriving back at London Gatwick from Manila. 

 

This was quite possibly for the Marella fleet which has been sitting in and around Southampton for a few weeks, also might have picked some crews up from TUI Cruises ships in Germany. 

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38 minutes ago, Jack McGowan said:

This was quite possibly for the Marella fleet which has been sitting in and around Southampton for a few weeks, also might have picked some crews up from TUI Cruises ships in Germany. 

RCL ship operations is also located in Hamburg. They are responsible for all ships for RCL lines along with the TUI joint venture Marella and Haapag Lloyd cruises. 

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"Filipino crew members on Royal Caribbean Cruises'(RCL) Celebrity ships are asking a federal judge to order the company to send them home immediately."

Looks like natives getting restless and what a logistic nightmare.

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1 hour ago, jwc1027 said:

"Filipino crew members on Royal Caribbean Cruises'(RCL) Celebrity ships are asking a federal judge to order the company to send them home immediately."

Looks like natives getting restless and what a logistic nightmare.

Not sure understand everything. Couple Royal ships currently enroute to Barbados, arent they going there so the Asian Members can fly home from there?

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Posted (edited)
1 hour ago, jwc1027 said:

"Filipino crew members on Royal Caribbean Cruises'(RCL) Celebrity ships are asking a federal judge to order the company to send them home immediately."

Looks like natives getting restless and what a logistic nightmare.


Looks like the Philippines have made progress toward allowing repatriation.  The article includes those stuck onboard cruise ships.  Certainly there has been a virtual flotilla in the harbor for weeks waiting to disembark crew members.

 

https://www.reuters.com/article/us-health-coronavirus-philippines-labour/finally-free-homebound-filipinos-cheer-end-to-quarantine-ordeal-idUSKBN2321YJ

Edited by logan25

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I think trying to repatriate crew all over the world, but many crew are from Philippines. Here is rest of quote :

"In a lawsuit filed in federal court in Miami Thursday, Ryan Maunes Maglana, a Filipino crew member on the Celebrity Millennium ship docked in San Diego, said he and his colleagues have been held against their will without pay for more than two months as the company has repeatedly delayed repatriation plans for them. On behalf of all Filipino crew members on Celebrity’s 14 ships, Maglana is asking the court to intervene with emergency relief.

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8 hours ago, jwc1027 said:

the company has repeatedly delayed repatriation plans for them. On behalf of all Filipino crew members on Celebrity’s 14 ships, Maglana is asking the court to intervene with emergency relief.

 

Sounds like the company had few options for a while at least. Manila just now allowing disembarkation followed by quarantine ashore. Not sure how long the airport was closed there.

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1 hour ago, pspercy said:

 

Sounds like the company had few options for a while at least. Manila just now allowing disembarkation followed by quarantine ashore. Not sure how long the airport was closed there.

Still cannot fly from Luzon to any of the other islands, that may change on June 1.  Philippine Airlines flies non-stop to JFK starting June 1, sold out and/or cancelled until 6/18/20.

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1 hour ago, pspercy said:

 

Sounds like the company had few options for a while at least. Manila just now allowing disembarkation followed by quarantine ashore. Not sure how long the airport was closed there.

The issue is not Manila but domestic flights to the islands are not running so crew can not leave Manila and therefore some have been forced to stay there in quarantine for six week and longer. As long as they may not leave Manila no space in the quarantine places for others to leave ships...

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14 hours ago, jwc1027 said:

I think trying to repatriate crew all over the world, but many crew are from Philippines. Here is rest of quote :

"In a lawsuit filed in federal court in Miami Thursday, Ryan Maunes Maglana, a Filipino crew member on the Celebrity Millennium ship docked in San Diego, said he and his colleagues have been held against their will without pay for more than two months as the company has repeatedly delayed repatriation plans for them. On behalf of all Filipino crew members on Celebrity’s 14 ships, Maglana is asking the court to intervene with emergency relief.

Yeah, there's been plans put out weeks ago but Delays as situations change. Reading posts before & after your's looks like lot of it is out Cruise Lines control. I'm not on board but big issue could be just keeping Crew inform, including good and bad news. Spent 26yrs in Military many times locked down places didnt want to be. More then half those yrs wasn't Internet or Cell phones spending time away out of contact with Family for weeks and months at time. So I can relate and feel for them. Though looks like most Crew are nearing the end

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Posted (edited)

Spectrum of the Seas is headed for Shanghai now and RCL airline Wamos has an Airbus 330 on the way to nearby Hangzhou, China from Madrid. 

 

Another Wamos 747  flight from Madrid is arriving soon at Jakarta, Indonesia. 

 

Yet another Wamos A330 arrived at Bridgetown a couple of hours ago. 

 

 

Edited by MADflyer
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Harmony of the Seas docked in Barbados this morning to repatriate crew from Indonesia, the Philippines, Ukraine, the UK and Romania over the next few days.

 

The ship's arrival was all over the local news here today since it is the largest vessel to ever dock here in Bridgetown and seems both it and the Liberty of the Seas will be here till early June.

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13 hours ago, MADflyer said:

Spectrum of the Seas is headed for Shanghai now and RCL airline Wamos has an Airbus 330 on the way to nearby Hangzhou, China from Madrid. 

I was wondering why they changed from Naha the other day - though not sure why they would bother to put crew back on a ship.

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1 hour ago, Biker19 said:

I was wondering why they changed from Naha the other day - though not sure why they would bother to put crew back on a ship.

Did Spectrum already repatriate the Chinese that was scheduled for May 11th previously?  The Chinese might just be making it home now.  

 

I wonder if they are using the charter flight to send some others hope that they could not repatriate through the Manila or other calls. 

 

An Evelop Airlines Airbus 350 that holds 432 passengers also left Manila for a return to a currently unknown European destination. 

 

Royal Caribbean does operate schools in both the Philippines and China to train future crew members, but I have no idea if they are working to get crew back on these ships. 

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All these cruise ships heading to the UK.  Does anyone know if there have been any reported cases of Covid-19 onboard?

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15 minutes ago, livylotte said:

All these cruise ships heading to the UK.  Does anyone know if there have been any reported cases of Covid-19 onboard?

 

These ships are carrying European, Canadian and American and International crew that have transferred to them from other ships. They will be transferred directly to flights home.  

 

They have all been at sea for 3 months and Covid-19 quarantines have fully taken place. The ships that had Covid-19 cases were not used for the UK repatriation. 

 

Around 200 onboard are UK Citizens. 

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Wamos Airbus 330 lifting from Bridgetown to Podgorica, Macedonia soon. 

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17 minutes ago, MADflyer said:

Wamos Airbus 330 lifting from Bridgetown to Podgorica, Macedonia soon. 

Balkan countries may have some kind of deal on refueling stops.

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Posted (edited)

Infinity now heading to Cyprus. Anthem almost at Piraeus.

 

Mein Schiff is also off Geece.

Is that part of TUI???

Edited by bigeck

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12 minutes ago, bigeck said:

Mein Schiff is also off Geece.

Is that part of TUI???

They are yes, Mein Schiff 5 and Constellation have been hanging around there for a couple of months now. 

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Wamos 747 leaving Bridgetown now for LHR London Heathrow. 

 

2 additional Wamos aircraft sent to Bridgetown from Madrid. 

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55 minutes ago, Biker19 said:

Spectrum took off from Shanghai to Korea.

The Wamos flight did a turn- around and returned to MADrid from Shanghai yesterday. 

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Anthem is on her way to Suez. What other class of RCI ships have had all ships transit the Canal?

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