2017 News Releases

 
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Jan 23, 2017Carnival Corporation & plc Notification of Transactions of Directors/PDMRS
    1 Details of the person discharging managerial responsibilities/person closely associated a) Name Sir Jonathon Band 2 Reason for the notification a) Posit... 
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Jan 20, 2017Michael Thamm Expands Role To Oversee Carnival Corporation’s Operations In China And Asia
Genoa, January 20, 2017 – Carnival Corporation & plc (NYSE/LSE: CCL; NYSE: CUK), the world's largest travel and leisure company, today announced that Michael Thamm, CEO of Costa Group, is appointed CEO of Carnival Asia, and will oversee operationsin China and the regionas part of his expanded role.   The appointment demonstrates the importance Carnival Corporation attaches to the China market as an upcomingstrong pillar of its global business.   "As the first and... 
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Jan 20, 2017Princess Named “Best Ocean Cruise Line” in USA TODAY’s 10Best Readers’ Choice Awards
Cruise Line Also Recognized for Best Entertainment, Dining and Family Travel SANTA CLARITA, Calif. (Jan. 20, 2017) – Princess Cruises received top honors in USA TODAY's 10Best Readers' Choice travel awards, being named "Best Ocean Cruise Line" after the cruise line was nominated by cruise industry experts and ultimately voted on by USA TODAY readers. In addition, Princess Cruises was recognized for "Best Cruise Ship Entertainment," "Best Cruise Ship Dining" and "Best Cruise Ship for Famil... 
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Jan 20, 2017Carnival Corporation & plc Notification of Transactions of Directors/PDMRS
MIAMI (January 20, 2017) – Carnival Corporation & plc (NYSE/LSE: CCL; NYSE: CUK) announced that on January 17, 2017 the following transactions occurred:   Grants of Restricted Stock Units   Grants were made to certain executive directors and PDMRs pursuant to the Carnival Corporation 2011 Stock Plan (the "2011 Plan") and Carnival plc 2014 Employee Share Plan (the "2014 Plan"). The grants were approved in value form and converted to a number of ordinary shares with ... 
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Jan 19, 2017Carnival Corporation & plc Declares Dividend
MIAMI, Jan. 19, 2017 /PRNewswire/ -- Carnival Corporation & plc (NYSE/LSE: CCL; NYSE: CUK) has announced that it has declared a quarterly dividend of $0.35 per share. The company's board of directors approved a record date for the quarterly dividend of February 24, 2017, and a payment date of March 17, 2017. Holders of Carnival Corporation common stock and Carnival plc ADSs will receive the dividend payable in U.S. dollars. The dividend for Carnival plc ordinary shares will be payable in ... 
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Jan 19, 2017Carnival Corporation to Build Two New Cruise Ships with Fincantieri S.p.A.
Two new ships to be built for company's Holland America Line and Princess Cruises brands will help meet growing demand for cruise vacations and enhance industry-leading fleet World's largest leisure travel company has 19 new ships scheduled for delivery between 2017 and 2022 MIAMI, Jan. 19, 2017 /PRNewswire/ -- Carnival Corporation & plc (NYSE/LSE: CCL; NYSE: CUK), the world's largest leisure travel company, today announced that it has signed a memorandum of agreement with Italian shipbuil... 
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Jan 19, 2017Carnival Hooks Freshest Catch at New Seafood Corner
Catering to Australians' love of seafood, Carnival Cruise Line has introduced a new eatery which brings a taste of the sea onboard its locally-based ships Carnival Spirit and Carnival Legend. Opening just in time for Australia Day, Seafood Corner offers a menu filled with quintessential local favourites including fish'n'chips, seafood platters and lobster rolls. Local prawns, oysters and fresh whole fish such as barramundi, snapper and flounder will also be available to order. ... 
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Jan 18, 2017Carnival Cruise Line Upgrades Travel Agent Rewards Program With New Point Redemption Offerings And Enhancements
Electronic Gift Card Options Provide Greater Selection and Quicker Delivery                              MIAMI (January 18, 2017) – Carnival Cruise Line has enhanced its popular Travel Agent Rewards Program by offering agents a new point redemption process so that all gift cards are now offered in electronic format. With this change, agents may ... 
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Jan 17, 2017Changing Vacations for the Better: Say Hello to Your Personal Concierge
MIAMI, Jan. 17, 2017 /PRNewswire/ -- Imagine being on a cruise ship as if you were visiting your best friend's house or sitting at your grandmother's dining room table. Everyone knows your name, knows what you like to eat and drink and what you like to do.It's the ultimate in personalized vacations and it's coming soon to ships operated by Carnival Corporation. The cruise company is debuting proprietary, patent-pending wearable technology like nothing ever seen before for land-based or cruise va... 
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Jan 17, 2017New Seabourn Ovation Maiden Season Now Open For Sale
European itineraries begin the maiden season of the newest addition to the world's finest ultra-luxury cruise line  Seattle, January 17, 2017 - Seabourn has opened for sale the maiden season itineraries for Seabourn Ovation, the newest addition to the world's finest ultra-luxury cruise line. Scheduled to join the Seabourn fleet in spring 2018, the ship will sail on a variety of voyages in and around Europe between May and November 2018, hailing at ports throughout Northern ... 
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Jan 16, 2017AIDA Cruises introduces new Nordic voyages with AIDAbella
Due to high demand, the cruise line AIDA Cruises has added further fantastic routes to its most popular destinations in Northern Europe for the 2017 summer season. In summer, AIDAbella will be setting sail for some of the most beautiful spots along the Baltic Sea and in Norway. The cruises depart from Kiel.     Guests can choose between two new travel routes with AIDAbella. On the route "Norwegian Fjords," they can marvel at natural wonders such as the wide Seven Sisters wa... 
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Jan 16, 2017P&O Cruises partners with Virgin Atlantic on winter 2017/18 Caribbean fly-cruise programme
P&O Cruises is to charter flights with Virgin Atlantic for Adonia's winter 2017/18 Caribbean fly-cruise programme. Flights will be available from Manchester and London Heathrow with Economy, Premium Economy and Upper Class seats available for the 14 and 28-night itineraries. There will also be a number of economy seats available on existing London Gatwick scheduled services.   P&O Cruises senior vice president, Paul Ludlow, said: "P&O Cruises is an iconic British bra... 
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Jan 13, 2017Fathom Offers Exceptional Savings on its Cultures of Caribbean Cruises
Travelers may experience the Dominican Republic and visit the legendary Santiago de Cuba with limited-time pricing to maximize their experience in both countriesMIAMI, Jan. 13, 2017 /PRNewswire/ -- Fathom, one of Carnival Corporation's (NYSE/LSE: CCL; NYSE: CUK) 10 global cruise brands, announced it is offering $100 savings on six upcoming weeklong voyages that will visit the Dominican Republic and Santiago de Cuba, the second largest city in Cuba. When booked between Satur... 
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Jan 13, 2017Carnival Corporation Launches First of Three New Ships in 2017: Seabourn Encore from its Seabourn Ultra-Luxury Cruise Line
As demand continues to rise for cruise vacations -- one of fastest-growing segments of vacation industry - three of 10 brands from world's largest leisure travel company add new ships in 2017 Following January launch of Seabourn Encore, the company's Princess Cruises brand in April will launch Majestic Princess - the world's first cruise vessel built specifically for Chinese market In July its Germany-based AIDA Cruises brand will launch AIDAperla, one of world's most technologically advan... 
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Jan 12, 2017Carnival Cruise Line to Reposition Ships in Three Key Homeports in 2018, Providing Exciting New Vacation Choices from Galveston, Port Canaveral and Miami
Carnival Vista to reposition to Galveston, Carnival Breeze to Port Canaveral and Carnival Magic to Miami in September 2018 MIAMI, Jan. 12, 2017 /PRNewswire/ -- Carnival Cruise Line will reposition three of its newest and largest ships to new homeports in 2018, expanding upon the exciting variety of cruise options available from Galveston, Texas, Port Canaveral, Fla.,  and Miami. In September 2018 Carnival Vista will move to Galveston; Carnival Breeze will reposition to Port Canaveral; and Car... 
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Jan 11, 2017Carnival Cruise Line Names Sean Kenny Senior Vice President And Chief Information Officer
MIAMI (Jan. 11, 2017) — Sean Kenny, a highly seasoned leadership professional with extensive experience in technology and business operations, has been named senior vice president and chief information officer for Miami-based Carnival Cruise Line. Kenny begins January 15 and will report to James Heaney, chief financial officer for Carnival Cruise Line. Kenny will lead the development and execution of Carnival Cruise Line's increasingly important technology strategy. He also will partn... 
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Jan 11, 2017Holland America Line Named ‘Best Overall Cruise Value’ by World Ocean & Cruise Liner Society for Record-Breaking 24th Year
Premium line also lauded as tops in High-Deluxe, 5-Star-Plus, Large Ships category   Seattle, Wash., Jan. 11, 2017 – World Ocean & Cruise Liner Society members named Holland America Line the Best Overall Cruise Value 2016 for the 24th consecutive year in the organization's annual Best Cruise Value Awards. Holland America Line once again also received top marks in the High-Deluxe, 5-Star-Plus, Large Ships category in recognition of its premium cruise experience. WOCLS me... 
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Jan 10, 2017Private Bahamian Destination Of Princess Cays Added To Itineraries Of Six Carnival Cruise Line Ships Beginning In May 2017
Stunning Tropical Destination Offers Beautiful White-Sand Beaches and Wide Variety of Activities, Including Snorkeling, Kayaking, Watersports and More MIAMI, Jan. 10, 2017 /PRNewswire/ -- The private Bahamian destination of Princess Cays has been added to the itineraries of six different Carnival Cruise Line ships beginning in May 2017.  Carnival Cruise Line ships are expected to make 40 calls to Princess Cays in 2017 and 98 the following year.  Located on the southern tip of the island o... 
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Jan 10, 2017Princess Cruises Unveils Newly Reimagined Youth & Teen Centers
Multi-Million Dollar Investment in Partnership with Discovery Consumer Products Delivers Renovated Youth Centers and New Programming SANTA CLARITA, Calif. (January 10, 2016) – Princess Cruises, in partnership with Discovery Consumer Products, the licensing arm of Discovery Communications™, announced plans to expand its Discovery at Sea partnership with reimagined youth centers, including new experiences and center designs to help young Princess explorers learn, play and create fun m... 
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Jan 10, 2017P&O Cruises partners with First News on exciting new cookery series for kids
P&O Cruises has partnered with First News, the UK's only national newspaper for young people and the world's first online news channel for kids and teenagers, to offer a fun monthly cookery series on http://live.firstnews.co.uk/recipes/ featuring P&O Cruises Food Heroes, Marco Pierre White and Eric Lanlard.   This online cookery series comprises 12 short, informal videos filmed with the celebrity chefs. Each film focuses on one simple and delicious dish, which is prepare... 
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Jan 10, 2017Ribbon-Cutting Ceremony Launches Three New Holland America Line ‘Ships’ in Seattle Sailing the Sound Transit Light Rail System
‘Seattle's Hometown Cruise Line' presents $5,000 to Strong Against Cancer during the event for Pediatric Cancer Research   Seattle, Wash., Jan. 10, 2017 — Holland America Line launched three new commuter "ships" Monday, Jan. 9, that will run on the Sound Transit Light Rail System in Seattle. The trains, which are wrapped to resemble Holland America Line's newest ship, ms Koningsdam, will cruise the tracks through April 2017, when the summer cruise season to Alaska begins from... 
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Jan 10, 2017Orlando Ashford Named Chair of The Executive Leadership Council
Holland America Line president leads prestigious Fortune 1000 and Global 500 senior executive leadership organization   WASHINGTON, D.C. (Jan. 10, 2017) – Orlando D. Ashford, president of Holland America Line in Seattle, Wash., has been elected chair of The Executive Leadership Council (ELC), the pre-eminent national organization composed of current and former black CEOs, senior executives, entrepreneurs, global thought leaders and board members of Fortune 1000 and equivalent... 
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Jan 10, 2017“We proudly serve Starbucks” – new on board AIDAprima
AIDA Cruises is partnering with the popular coffee specialist and is now serving this unique premium coffee on a German cruise ship for the first time   AIDA Cruises, the Number One in the German cruise market, has brought premium coffee brand Starbucks on board - thus once again expanding its catering range. With its broad product palette the long-standing American company is the world's leading brand for specialty coffees.   As of January 10, 2016, guests will be abl... 
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Jan 09, 2017GREEN SPA certificate awarded to AIDAprima
Deutscher Wellness Verband recognizes a cruise operator for sustainable wellness vacation for first time   AIDA Cruises is the first cruise company to be certified for its commitment to sustainability by the Deutscher Wellness Verband e.V. (German Wellness Association). AIDAprima's Organic Body & Soul Spa has been awarded the GREEN SPA certificate, achieving the top quality grade of Level 3. It has only been a couple of months since AIDAprima was recognized at the Cr... 
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Jan 09, 2017P&O Cruises gives away dream cruise holiday – with an audience of thousands
A couple from York has won the holiday of a lifetime on board P&O Cruises newest ship, Britannia. However, this is a holiday with a twist, as they have no control over what they will be doing.  Everything that they do on board and on shore will be chosen for them by P&O Cruises thousands of followers on Facebook and Twitter. Freddy Berry and Karen Pacaud, aged 57 and 52 respectively, were chosen by a panel of expert judges to join a two week Caribbean cruise on board the a... 
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Jan 07, 2017A Night to Remember: Seabourn Encore Christened in Singapore
SEATTLE, January 7, 2017 - Seabourn, the world's finest ultra-luxury cruise line, formally introduced Seabourn Encore to the world at a festive evening ceremony pier side in Singapore today. International recording artist and world's best-selling soprano Sarah Brightman presided over the naming ceremony as godmother of the new 600-guest ship, the first of two new all-suite vessels for the company.   Guests and VIPs joined Seabourn staff to enjoy the vibrant, entertainment-... 
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Jan 06, 2017Holland America Line Launches Redesigned GoHAL.com PartnerSHIPS Portal for Travel Professionals
New look, new layout and new tools set up agents for success   Seattle, Wash., Jan. 6, 2017 — Travel professionals will now have an easier time becoming Holland America Line experts with the launch of the company's redesigned PartnerSHIPS travel professional portal at GoHAL.com. Exclusively for the use of travel professionals, the new GoHAL.com is more user-friendly so agents can book, plan, promote and learn everything they need to know to successfully sell Holland America Li... 
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Jan 05, 2017Princess Cruises to Debut Ocean Medallion Class – Offering the Next Wave of Vacation Travel
First Carnival Corporation Brand to Provide Elevated Experience Personalization, Customization and Simplicity based on Experience Platform Technology Revealed at CES 2017 SANTA CLARITA, Calif. (January 5, 2017) – Princess Cruises, a long-time innovator of cruise industry products, will be the first Carnival Corporation brand to feature the Ocean Medallion™, a wearable device powered by a first-of-its-kind interactive technology platform within the O·C·E·A·N, One Cruise Experience Acc... 
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Jan 05, 2017Carnival Corporation's CEO Arnold Donald Unveils Game-Changing Guest Experience Platform in Historic Keynote Address at CES 2017
Donald introduces Ocean Medallion™, the world's first interactive guest experience platform capable of transforming vacation travel into a highly personalized level of customer service on a large scale CEO of world's largest leisure travel company makes history as first travel industry leader to open world's largest consumer technology event LAS VEGAS, Jan. 5, 2017 /PRNewswire/ -- Arnold Donald, CEO of Carnival Corporation & plc (NYSE/LSE: CCL; NYSE: CUK), the world's largest leisure trave... 
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Jan 05, 2017Costa Luminosa Sets Sail Around The World
The exclusive Costa Cruises 2017 Around the World Cruise departs on 6 January: 106 days exploring the most interesting sights on 5 continents, crossing 3 oceans and visiting 35 fascinating destinations.    Genoa, 5 January 2017 – The Costa Cruises 2017 Around the World Cruise will set sail from Savona on 6 January on board Costa Luminosa: a thrilling 106-day journey that will take guests on an exploration of the most wonderful sights on 5 continents, across 3 oceans and... 
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Jan 05, 2017Holland America Line’s ms Koningsdam Receives Perfect Score of 100 on First United States Public Health Inspection
Score makes Koningsdam the sixth ship in the fleet to earn 100 in 2016   Seattle, Wash., Jan. 5, 2016 — Holland America Line's ms Koningsdam earned a perfect score of 100 on its first routine United States Public Health inspection conducted by the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. The ship launched in April 2016 in Europe and made its maiden visit to the United States in November.   Koningsdam's first unannounced U.S.P.H. inspection was held Dec. 20, 2... 
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Jan 04, 2017Seabourn Receives 22 Top Travel Awards In 2016
Readers' Polls, Critics and Travel Professionals Recognize Cruise Line for Top Rankings   SEATTLE, January 3, 2017 - As the 2016 travel awards season comes to a close, Seabourn, the world's finest ultra-luxury cruise line, wrapped up the year with a total of 22 industry awards, several of which were readers' choice nominations.   Most recently, the well-respected travel trade publication Travel Weekly named S... 
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Jan 04, 2017Princess Cruises Unveils New Look Child and Youth Centres
Princess Cruises has announced plans to expand its Discovery at Sea partnership with reimagined youth centres, including new experiences and centre designs to help young Princess explorers learn, play and create fun memorable memories while on a cruise holiday.   This multi-million investment is currently rolling out fleet-wide through 2017 as part of the cruise line's partnership with Discovery Consumer Products, with the program implementation taking place early this year and... 
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Jan 04, 2017Holland America Line Launches New Ad Campaign that Promotes Travel’s ‘Power to Change the World’
New multi-media initiative celebrates the transformational power of travel to inspire shared humanity     Seattle, Wash., Jan. 4, 2017 – Holland America Line is unveiling an integrated communications program that promotes travel as a positive force in changing perspectives and inspiring shared humanity. The multimedia campaign invokes travel as having the "Power to Change the World" and will appear in broadcast advertising, social media, web-based media, sales initiative... 
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Jan 04, 2017Carnival Corporation Introduces Game-Changing Guest Experience at CES
Company Unveils Highly Personalized Concierge Services through Ocean Medallion™ World's largest leisure travel company develops interactive guest experience platform to enable elevated service levels through enhanced guest interactions before, during and after cruise vacations A next-generation wearable device, personal digital vacation concierge and an Internet of Things network of intelligent sensor technology combine to elevate guest experiences in the travel industry, and beyond CEO... 
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Jan 03, 2017Carnival Corporation & plc Notification of Transactions of Directors/PDMRS
MIAMI (January 3, 2017) – Carnival Corporation & plc (NYSE/LSE: CCL; NYSE: CUK) was notified that on December 29, 2016 Michael Thamm, Chief Executive Officer of the Costa Group, acquired 117,537 performance-based restricted stock units ("Performance RSUs"), originally granted on December 27, 2013 pursuant to the Carnival plc 2005 Employee Share Plan. Each Performance RSU represents one share of Carnival plc ordinary shares ("plc Shares"), with a nominal value of US$1.66 per ordinary pl... 
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