2015 News Releases

 
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May 27, 2015Perez Named Vice President of Trade Sales and Marketing at Carnival Cruise Line
MIAMI (May 27, 2015) – Adolfo Perez, a 33-year veteran of Carnival Cruise Line, has been named the company’s vice president of trade sales and marketing. In this role, Perez will be responsible for Carnival’s business development teams and trade marketing functions.  Perez starts his new position June 2 reporting to Lynn Torrent, Carnival’s executive vice president of sales and guest services. “Adolfo is a seasoned travel professional with a true passion for cruising and an ap... 
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May 27, 2015Heaney Appointed Chief Financial Officer at Carnival Cruise Line
MIAMI (May 27, 2015) – James Heaney, an experienced financial executive with  more than 25 years in the cruise and hospitality industries, has been named senior vice president and chief financial officer for Miami-based Carnival Cruise Line, the world’s largest cruise operator. In this capacity, Heaney will be responsible for all of the company’s financial, accounting and information technology functions. He joins Carnival June 22 reporting to President Christine Duffy. “Jim i... 
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May 26, 2015New Carnival Vista Designed as the Ultimate Family Vacation
Largest and Most Innovative ‘Fun Ship’ Set to Debut in Europe in May 2016     MIAMI (May 26, 2015) – Embodying Carnival Cruise Line’s motto of Fun For All, All For Fun, the new Carnival Vista will offer family members of all ages the ultimate vacation experience, debuting a variety of amazing, one-of-a-kind on-board features when it enters service next spring. From a unique suspended cycling experience called SkyRide and the innovative Family Harbor staterooms and s... 
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May 25, 2015Premiere: AIDAbella docks for the first time at new Hamburg Cruise Terminal
The crew and guests aboard the AIDAbella enjoyed a premiere of a very special kind on Saturday, May 23, 2015, in Hamburg. At around 7:00 a.m. AIDAbella was the first cruise ship to dock at the newly built Cruise Center Steinwerder. This state-of-the-art complex at Kronprinzkai (Crown Prince Quay) in the heart of the port of Hamburg will be officially inaugurated on June 9, 2015, as the Hanseatic City’s third cruise terminal. During AIDAbella’s first docking the new Cruise Center was success... 
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May 25, 2015Six Months and Counting – P&O Cruises’ Latest Ships are on the Horizon
The countdown is on at P&O Cruises, with exactly six months to go until its latest ships – Pacific Aria and Pacific Eden – debut in Sydney. The two ships will be welcomed into the P&O Cruises’ fleet during a five-ship spectacular on Sydney Harbour on November 25. P&O Cruises Senior Vice President Sture Myrmell said the event would be a day to remember. “The maiden visit of one ship is always a big occasion, but to have two ships make their first Sydney call together,... 
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May 25, 2015Cunard's Three Queens Perform River Dance on the Mersey in Salute to Liverpool Where the Company Began 175 Years Ago
Red Arrows add finishing touch to extraordinary spectacleLIVERPOOL, United Kingdom, May 25, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- For the first time, Cunard's fleet gathered together in spectacular fashion in Liverpool, its spiritual home, as the company marked its 175th anniversary. The event culminated with the three ships - flagship Queen Mary 2, Queen Elizabeth and Queen Victoria - the largest passenger ships ever to muster together on the River Mersey, lined up across the river just 426 feet apart as the Re... 
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May 21, 2015Cunard to live stream 175th Anniversary Events in Liverpool on 25 May
Cunard Celebrates Major Milestone with Historic Meeting of the Fleet's Three Queens on the River MerseySOUTHAMPTON, England, May 21, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- Cunard's three Queens, Queen Mary 2, Queen Victoria and Queen Elizabeth, will gather in the company's 'spiritual home' of Liverpool to mark its 175th anniversary on Monday, 25 May.At midday on 25 May, Cunard's current fleet will become the largest ships ever to sail in formation on the Mersey when all three Queens perform a meticulously planned... 
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May 20, 2015Notification of Transaction of Director/PDMRs
MIAMI (May 20, 2015) – Carnival Corporation & plc (NYSE/LSE: CCL; NYSE: CUK) was notified on May 19, 2015 that on that day the following transactions occurred: Sir John Parker, a member of Carnival Corporation & plc’s Boards of Directors, sold 0.406 of one share of Carnival Corporation common stock, with a nominal value of US$.01 per share, on the New York Stock Exchange. The fractional share was combined by the brokerage house with other fractional shares owned by third-parties and sold at a... 
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May 20, 2015Holland America Line Names Captain Emiel de Vries Master of New ms Koningsdam
2,650-guest ship to be delivered in April 2016SEATTLE, May 20, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- When Holland America Line's ms Koningsdam sets sail in April 2016, Captain Emiel de Vries will be in command. Having been with the company since 1997, de Vries rose through the ranks from fourth officer to captain and has been master of ms Amsterdam, ms Eurodam, ms Nieuw Amsterdam, ms Rotterdam and ms Zuiderdam.De Vries currently lives near Venice, Italy, to be close to the Fincantieri shipyard where ms Koningsda... 
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May 19, 2015Princess Cruises Memorial Day Sale Offers Cruise Deals to Honor Military Service
Guests Can Save up to $700 per Stateroom and Receive Free Onboard Spending Money  SANTA CLARITA, Calif. (May 19, 2015) – In honor of Memorial Day, Princess Cruises is offering cruise deals on itineraries departing from the U.S. to spectacular vacation destinations including Hawaii, the Caribbean, Canada & New England, Mexico and the California Coast during the Memorial Day Sale.   Guests can save up to $700 per stateroom as well as reserve their booking ... 
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May 19, 2015Party in Style with P&O Cruises’ New White Nights
Party time on P&O Cruises is about to take on a stylish new shade as the cruise line revamps its onboard entertainment program to include dazzling top deck white parties. Four new party concepts will be rolled out across the fleet from June including Bianco, the P&O White Party, which is set to be the biggest night on any cruise turning the open deck into a whiteout with special effects such as smoke cannons and a snow finale, white cocktails, live music and everyone dresse... 
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May 18, 2015Carnival Cruise Line’s ‘Great Group Getaway’ Promotion Offered Through June 30
Waives Initial Deposit on Group Bookings, Enhances Free Cruise Berth Program for Travel Agents                 MIAMI (May 18, 2015) – As part of a new group sales promotion, Carnival Cruise Line is waiving its initial deposit requirement for group bookings, as well as offering a free cruise berth, on a variety of “Fun Ship” departures. The promotion can be booked from May 18, 2015 through June 30, 2015... 
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May 18, 2015First Copper River Salmon Arrives at Denali Princess Wilderness Lodge
Princess Guests Enjoy Fresh Alaska Salmon Hours After Being Caught SANTA CLARITA, Calif. (May 18, 2015) – A buzz of excitement surrounded the kitchen of King Salmon Restaurant at Denali Princess Wilderness Lodge Friday, when a helicopter carrying the season’s first catch of wild Copper River king salmon touched down right outside the lodge. This special event helped kick off the 2015 Alaska season and guests from around the world were delighted to enjoy this local favorite, served fres... 
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May 17, 2015AIDA congratulates the inventor of the kissing lips on his birthday
Feliks Büttner turns 75 – exhibition in the Kunsthalle Rostock It was 20 years ago that the Rostock-based graphic designer Feliks Büttner first made an AIDA ship smile. With the distinctive lips, eyes and waves on the hull, he created a trademark which has made the cruise company internationally famous. These days, the smiling, kissing lips are to be found on all the world's oceans, and adorn the hulls of 11 AIDA ships. The latest flagship, AIDAprima, received its characteristic paint job... 
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May 15, 2015Costa Cruises Puts The Spotlight On Stockholm For The New North European Itinerary Of Costa Luminosa
First call to Stockholm for the Costa Luminosa. Until 22 August, the ship will be in Stockholm every week for a new and exclusive itinerary that includes two days in the Swedish capital and two in St. Petersburg.   Genoa, 15 May 2015 – First call to Stockholm for the Costa Luminosa, a ship of the Italian Costa Cruises fleet (www.costacruise.com). Each week, up to 22 August, the Swedish capital will be the port of departure for the Costa Luminosa's new itinerary, “Jewels of the ... 
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May 13, 2015Carnival Expands Fun E-Collateral Library To Include More Than 500 Customizable Flyers and Web Banners
MIAMI (May 13, 2015) – Carnival Cruise Line has expanded its popular Fun eCollateral Library which now includes more than 500 customizable flyers and Web banners for travel agents to use in their sales and marketing efforts.Available on GoCCL.com, the updated Fun eCollateral Library includes the new Carnival Vista, set to debut from Europe May 1, 2016, as well as the line’s newest itineraries and programs, including longer length Carnival Journeys departures, Carnival LIVE sailings featuring top... 
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May 13, 2015AIDA is a top-notch training company
Chamber of Industry and Commerce recognizes the cruise company as the best trainer in the region   For the seventh time in a row, leading German cruise company AIDA Cruises was recognized as a top-notch training company by the Chamber of Industry and Commerce of Rostock. The company was again honored with this seal of quality for its high-quality, practical training in the field of mechatronics.   Training at AIDA is of high practical relevance for work on board. AIDA ... 
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May 12, 2015“Housing The Homeless”: 6 Apartments Renovated And Assigned To People In Need In Genoa
Thanks to the project promoted by the Costa Crociere Foundation and the Community of Sant’Egidio, 12 people, including a family with children, have a home to live in and from which to begin the process of social reintegration. Genoa, 12 May 2015 – Costa Crociere Foundation, the foundation established by Costa Crociere, and the Community of Sant’Egidio presented the social assistance project “Housing the Homeless”.   Through this project, launched in the fall of 2014 and supp... 
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May 11, 2015Notification of Transaction of Director/PDMRs
MIAMI (May 11, 2015) – Carnival Corporation & plc (NYSE/LSE: CCL; NYSE: CUK) was notified on May 8, 2015 that on May 7, 2015 Richard Glasier, a member of Carnival Corporation & plc’s Boards of Directors, sold 4,000 shares of Carnival Corporation common stock, with a nominal value of US$.01 per share, (“Shares”) on the New York Stock Exchange at an average price of US$44.59 per Share. Following this transaction, Mr. Glasier continues to hold 24,686 Shares. This notification relates to disclo... 
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May 09, 2015Good News for P&O Cruises’ Youngest Cruisers
P&O Cruises has lowered the entry age to its popular kids’ clubs in a move which is sure to please its youngest cruisers – and their parents. Toddlers who are two years old and toilet trained are now able to join in all the fun in P&O Cruises’ Turtle Cove club, staffed by a team of youth coordinators who keep everyone smiling as they oversee a huge range of games and activities each day. The entry age for Turtle Cove was previously three years. Ensuring all the family has a great t... 
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May 08, 2015Princess Cruises Debuts 2016-2017 Exotics Sailings
Worldwide Cruise Vacation Destinations Will Visit 40 Countries SANTA CLARITA, Calif. (May 8, 2015) – Princess Cruises has debuted its 2016-2107 Exotics program which will take guests to fascinating cruise destinations around the globe. With 58 departures ranging from three to 111 days, these exotic cruise itineraries go on sale May 28.   The diverse deployment includes four cruise ships sailing on 38 unique itineraries throughout six continents, visiting 70 destinations and 40 countries... 
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May 08, 2015Carnival plc - Voting Rights and Capital
At 9:00 a.m. Eastern Time on 30 April 2015 Carnival plc had 216,153,373 issued ordinary shares of US$1.66 each admitted to trading.  Carnival plc holds nil ordinary shares in Treasury. Although Carnival plc has 216,153,373 issued ordinary shares, the 30,848,634 ordinary shares held by Carnival Investments Limited and 1,115,450 ordinary shares held by Carnival Corporation do not carry the right to vote (in accordance with the Articles of Association of Carnival plc). Therefore, the... 
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May 08, 2015AIDA launches cruise season in Warnemünde
On Friday morning, AIDAdiva was the first cruise ship in the AIDA fleet to dock at Pier 8 of the Warnemünde Cruise Center this year. The 252-meter-long and 32.2-meter-wide ship arrived from Copenhagen with some 2,200 guests on board. AIDAdiva’s trip continued directly that evening when it set sail at around 6:00 p.m. for a short cruise to the Baltic.   “We are delighted that we will once again have two AIDA ships sailing from Warnemünde in the summer season 2015. In total AIDAd... 
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May 07, 2015100 Years On, Cunard Remembers Lusitania in Cobh, Ireland
SOUTHAMPTON, England, May 7, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- Relatives of those who died and survived the sinking of Lusitania 100 years ago to the day were among those who gathered at the ship's rail aboard Cunard's Queen Victoria in the early hours of Thursday 7 May as the ship paused over the site of the wreck, off the Old Head of Kinsale near Cobh in Ireland.Four wreaths were cast into the sea at a moving ceremony on board before dawn to mark the 1,195 lives that were lost.Other relatives clutched fres... 
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May 07, 2015Ruby Princess Receives Special Welcome in Juneau
Team of Alaska Sled Dogs “Pulls” Cruise Ship into PortSANTA CLARITA, Calif. (May 6, 2015) – Guests aboard Ruby Princess received a special welcome today as a team of Alaska sled dogs “pulled” the ship into the port of Juneau, marking the vessel’s maiden voyage in Southeast Alaska. The four-dog sled team, driven by Maliko Ubl of TEMSCO Helicopters Mendenhall Glacier Dog Sledding Tours and Alaska Icefield Expedition, mushed their way alongside the cruise ship giving guests an official Alaska welco... 
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May 07, 2015Australia’s Favourite Jewellery PANDORA Charms with First Stores at Sea on P&O Cruises
P&O Cruises is ramping up the glamour onboard its ships, announcing a partnership with one of the world’s best known jewellery brands, PANDORA, which will see it launch five PANDORA outlets across its fleet. The move will give hundreds of thousands of Australian cruisers the chance to buy PANDORA’s stylish jewellery pieces at duty-free prices at sea. Sold in more than 90 countries around the world, PANDORA enjoys a huge following in Australia, which is one of the biggest markets for its rang... 
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May 06, 2015AIDA Cruises to be main sponsor of the HAMBURG PORT ANNIVERSARY until 2017
The cruise line AIDA Cruises has reaffirmed its dedication to Hamburg and will be the main sponsor of the HAMBURG PORT ANNIVERSARY up to and including 2017.   Michael Ungerer, President of AIDA Cruises, says, “As one of the most important tourism partners of the Hanseatic City of Hamburg, we want to significantly contribute to the event’s continued success through our long-term commitment. Every year anew, maritime festivals like the HAMBURG PORT ANNIVERSARY show visitors how e... 
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May 06, 2015Putting the ‘extra’ in extraordinary
-Extra on board spending money on over 200 cruises- P&O Cruises is offering extra on board spending money on over 200 cruises across the fleet when booked in May or June 2015 - perfect for enjoying more “this is the life” moments. Choose from a fly-Med break this summer, a Caribbean holiday this winter, or join part of a round world cruise for an exotic escape next year. There are some experiences money can’t buy, and others where a bit of extra money comes in handy. W... 
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May 06, 2015Princess Cruises’ Next Ship to be Based in China Year Round
Carnival Corporation & plc, the largest cruise company in the world, has announced that the new ship currently under construction for Princess Cruises will be based in China year-round when introduced in  mid-2017. Based in Shanghai, the ship will be the first year-round international luxury vessel designed and built specifically for Chinese guests. The as-yet-unnamed ship is being built at the Fincantieri shipyard in Italy, and will carry approximately 3600 guests on a varie... 
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May 06, 2015Carnival Corporation and Brands Donate $200,000 to Earthquake Relief Efforts in Nepal
Team of cruise lines demonstrating support for employees from Nepal through donations to Mercy Corps, Disaster Emergency Committee and Save the Children in broader relief and rebuilding efforts across the country MIAMI, May 6, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- Carnival Corporation & plc (NYSE/LSE: CCL; NYSE: CUK) teamed with several of its global cruise brands to pledge $200,000 to relief efforts in Nepal in the wake of April's devastating earthquake. Carnival Corporation is working through Mercy Cor... 
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May 06, 2015Actress Jill Whelan Named “Celebrations Ambassador” for Princess Cruises
As Mother’s Day Approaches, Former Love Boat Star (and Mother Herself) Offers Tips for Celebrating   Survey Finds Disappointing News That More than One in Three Americans Ignored Mom on Mother’s Day Last Year; Whelan Encourages Celebration of Moms This WeekendSANTA CLARITA, Calif. (May 6, 2015) – Actress Jill Whelan, known as one of the stars of The Love Boat television show, has been named “Celebrations Ambassador”for Princess Cruises, a role that has been created to help spread the mes... 
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May 04, 2015AIDAdiva: New features following stay at Blohm & Voss shipyard
Lounge-style beach bar, new stores and much more   After its scheduled visit to the shipyard from April 21 to May 4, 2015 at the Blohm & Voss shipyard in Hamburg, AIDAdiva now offers even more attractive amenities on board.   Alongside routine classification and maintenance work, the AIDAdiva is now already the fourth ship in the AIDA fleet to be fitted with the first phase of a multi-phase filter system for the treatment of emissions. The so-called scrubber reduce... 
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May 01, 2015Current Report on Form 8-K
MIAMI (May 1, 2015) – Carnival Corporation & plc (NYSE/LSE: CCL; NYSE: CUK) announce that its joint current report on Form 8-K was filed with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission on May 1, 2015.  As described in the joint current report on Form 8-K, financial information is provided that revises the accounting for one of our brand’s marine and technical spare parts in order to consistently expense and classify them fleetwide.  A copy of the joint current report on For... 
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May 01, 2015Carnival Corporation & plc Meets Growing Demand for Alaska Cruises with 103 Roundtrip Offerings on Six Ships from Port of Seattle
More than 208,200 cruisers travelling to Alaska from Seattle with Holland America Line, Carnival Cruise Line and Princess Cruises brands MIAMI, May 1, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- Holland America Line, Carnival Cruise Line and Princess Cruises – three of the nine global brands from Carnival Corporation & plc (NYSE/LSE: CCL; NYSE: CUK), the world's largest travel and leisure company – will begin the highly anticipated Seattle-to-Alaska summertime cruising season with the first ship departing Saturday,... 
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May 01, 2015Princess Cruises Unveils 2016-2017 Americas Season
Offerings Include Brand-New Itineraries and Longer Visits in Select Ports SANTA CLARITA, Calif. (May 1, 2015) –  Princess Cruises has announced its 2016-2017 Americas cruise itineraries including sailings to the Caribbean, Panama Canal, Mexico, Hawaii, the West Coast and Canada & New England, as well as land and sea vacations. The array of cruise vacations departing from U.S. ports range from three to 28 days and go on sale May 21.   In total, 10 ships with 255 departures on 62 itinerar... 
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May 01, 2015AIDA congratulates the St. Pauli Museum on the new presentation of its permanent exhibition
In a festive ceremony on May 1, 2015, AIDA President Michael Ungerer congratulated the St. Pauli Museum in Hamburg on the successful new presentation of its permanent exhibition.     As sponsor, AIDA Cruises supports the development and conservation of the museum. “As part of the local community, and as a responsible company, we are pleased to support the wonderful work of the St. Pauli Museum, and to thereby contribute to today’s new presentation of the museum and the con... 
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Apr 30, 2015ms Westerdam Kicks Off Alaska Cruise Season Saturday, May 2;Three Holland America Line Ships to Homeport at Pier 91 in 2015
Seattle-based company contributes $577 million to statewide economySEATTLE, April 30, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- Holland America Line's ms Westerdam arrives at the Port of Seattle Saturday, May 2, 2015, marking the start of the city's summertime Alaska homeport cruise season. The line added capacity to its roundtrip Seattle routes with an additional ship in 2015: ms Statendam arrives Monday, May 18 and ms Amsterdam arrives Sunday, May 31 to begin their Alaska sailings from Seattle.In addition to the 4... 
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Apr 30, 2015Princess Cruises Offers Cruise Deals to Celebrate Mother's Day
Sale Features Onboard Credit and Savings for the Perfect Family VacationSANTA CLARITA, Calif., April 30, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- Princess Cruises is celebrating Mother's Day with deals on cruises to the Caribbean, Mexico, Canada & New England, Panama Canal, Hawaii and the California Coast offering mom a cruise vacation she will never forget. In addition to special fares, guests will receive up to $200 in free onboard spending money depending on the length of their cruise. Guests who book cruis... 
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Apr 29, 2015Carnival Cruise Line Releases High-Energy Video Tour Of New Carnival Vista Hosted By…Carnival Vista
Fast-paced, fun video provides sneak peek at exciting spaces and activities on Carnival’s newest, largest and most innovative ship               MIAMI (April 29, 2015) – Produced in a style that expresses the fun and awe-inspiring features of Carnival Cruise Line’s newest, largest and most innovative ship, Carnival Vista’s new video tour is a distinct departure from most new ship overviews. Narrated by the ship itse... 
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Apr 28, 2015Princess Cruises Announces Line Up for Seattle Seahawks Fan Cruise
Seahawks Players and Alumni to “Sail with the 12s” Aboard Crown Princess on June 20 SANTA CLARITA, Calif. (April 28, 2015) – Princess Cruises, the Official Cruise Line of the Seattle Seahawks has announced the players and alumni joining the “Sail with the 12s – A Seahawks Fan Cruise,” offering fans the exclusive opportunity to hear players talk about off-season moves, the 2015 game schedule and their favorite memories as a Seahawk. This seven-night Alaska cruise over Father’s Day depa... 
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Apr 28, 2015TV’s Favorite Dancing Mom Florence Henderson to Headline Holland America Line’s ‘Dancing with the Stars: At Sea’ Theme Cruises
Season 11 participant joins Tristan MacManus, Kym Johnson and Carson Kressley on two June theme cruises Seattle, Wash., April 28, 2015 — Here’s the story of a lovely lady who took her dancing shoes on two Holland America Line "Dancing with the Stars: At Sea" theme cruises. Florence Henderson — best known as matriarch Carol Brady on the classic hit TV series "The Brady Bunch" and "Dancing with the Stars" Season 11 contestant — is scheduled to join the June 6 and June 13, 2015, theme cruises abo... 
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Apr 28, 20152,758-Passenger Carnival Victory To Offer Exciting New Choice On Seven-Day Southern Caribbean Cruises From San Juan In 2016
Additionally, Carnival Ecstasy Will Reposition to Charleston, Carnival Fantasy to Miami Next YearMIAMI (April 28, 2015) – Building on its distinction as the Caribbean cruise leader, Carnival Cruise Line will reposition the 102,000-ton Carnival Victory on the line’s popular five-port, seven-day southern Caribbean cruise schedule from San Juan beginning in November 2016.  Carnival Victory offers a wide range of on-board amenities and features, including more than 500 balcony staterooms that are ... 
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Apr 28, 2015Current Report on Form 8-K
MIAMI (April 28, 2015) – Carnival Corporation & plc (NYSE/LSE: CCL; NYSE: CUK) announce that its joint current report on Form 8-K was filed with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission on April 27, 2015.  As described in the joint current report on Form 8-K, on April 23, 2015, in respect of all of the facilities provided under our $1.7 billion, €500 million and £150 million multi-currency revolving credit agreement, as amended and restated on June 16, 2014, by and among Carnival Cor... 
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Apr 27, 2015Seabourn Partners With World-Renowned Chef Thomas Keller To Create New Menu Items And Signature Restaurant For All Seabourn Ships
Seabourn's status as culinary leader in the cruise industry to grow as three Michelin-starred chef brings his award-winning French and American cuisine to all ships by summer 2015SEATTLE, April 27, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- Dining is about to reach new heights in the cruise industry as Seabourn announces its partnership with world-renowned American chef and restaurateur Thomas Keller. The culinary genius behind a trio of Michelin-starred restaurants – The French Laundry, Per Se, and Bouchon – Keller ... 
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Apr 27, 2015Sting Performs Songs from 'The Last Ship' on Tyneside Where 23 Cunard Ships Were Built
SOUTHAMPTON, England, April 27, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- Sting delighted audiences in his hometown with songs from his latest album and Broadway musical 'The Last Ship' on 24th and 25th April 2015 to benefit the Sage Gateshead 10th Birthday Appeal. These were the only UK performances of their kind and were supported by Cunard in the company's 175th anniversary year.Cunard has historic links to the shipyards of the Tyne and a proud heritage with the North East. This great partnership saw 23 Cunard sh... 
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Apr 27, 2015Anton Du Beke & Arlene Phillips complete Strictly line-up for 2015 cruises
As the first Strictly Come Dancing themed cruise in 2015 shimmies around the Med, P&O Cruises has confirmed the guest judges joining later this year will be none other than Strictly pro dancer and household favourite Anton Du Beke and former judge Arlene Phillips. Anton and Arlene complete the line-up for P&O Cruises hugely popular Strictly themed cruises in 2015. Anton will be guest judge on Azura’s 14-night fab-u-lous Baltic escape in June, while Arlene will now be joini... 
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Apr 24, 2015Costa Continously Invest In China By Adding Serena In 2015 and Fortuna In 2016
Costa Serena will begin her Year-Round Deployment from April 2015 with Shanghai as homeport, joining Costa Atlantica & Costa Victoria. Distinguished guests from the local government, trade partners, media and Gao Yuanyuan, Godmother of Costa Serena, attend the maiden call to send well wishes on Costa Serena’s new voyage in China. Today's celebration follows Buhdy Bok’s official announcement on the addition of a new cruise ship, Costa Fortuna, to the China fleet by April, 2016.... 
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Apr 23, 2015The Costa neoRomantica Departs Tomorrow from Savona for the First 2015 Cruise Dedicated to CostaClub Members, in the Perfect “Dolce Vita”
To offer its most loyal customers Italy’s finest, from food and music to entertainment, Costa Cruises will also propose a special "Bel Canto" voyage, with departure of the Costa Fortuna from Amsterdam on 23 August to discover the Norwegian fjords. Genoa, 23 April 2015 – The Costa neoRomantica (56,000 gross tonnage) will depart tomorrow, Friday 24 April, from Savona on an incredible cruise dedicated to CostaClub members, the club dedicated to people who choose a Costa cruise as their preferr... 
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Apr 22, 2015P&O Cruises Makes Maiden Call to Margaret River
Superliner Pacific Jewel will become the first P&O Cruises' ship to visit Busselton when it anchors in Geographe Bay this Friday (April 24).   The 70,310-tonne ship is due to make its maiden call around 8am with its 1950 guests transferring to the town for a full day of dining, sightseeing and shopping in the local area.   Pacific Jewel is visiting the area during a three-night cruise from Fremantle, as part of the ship's first ever season of Western A... 
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Apr 21, 2015Seabourn Releases New Video of Designer Adam D. Tihany Discussing His Vision for Seabourn Encore
SEATTLE, April 21, 2015 - The design icon behind the newest addition to the Seabourn fleet, Seabourn Encore, shares his vision in a new video released by the award-winning ultra-luxury cruise line. Designer Adam D. Tihany discusses the modern design elements he has fashioned to greet guests of Seabourn Encore, the line's new ship scheduled to launch in late 2016. The promotional video, hosted by Ralph Grizzle of The Avid Cruiser, introduces Tihany in his New York City studio, where he and his... 
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Apr 20, 2015Holland America Line Launches Alaska Cruise and Land+Sea Journeys Tablet App
Free one-of-a-kind app puts Alaska in the palm of travelers’ hands   Seattle, Wash., April 20, 2015 - Holland America Line has made it easier and more convenient for travelers to tap and swipe their way through the line’s Alaska cruises and Land+Sea Journeys with the launch of a new application for tablets. Those using an Apple, Android or Windows tablet can search key words such as "Holland America Alaska" in their respective app store and download the application for free. "Today’s consu... 
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Apr 16, 2015Carnival Corporation & plc Notification of Transaction of Directors/PDMRS
MIAMI (April 16, 2015) - Following its annual shareholders' and Boards of Directors' meetings held between April 13 - 15 in London, United Kingdom, Carnival Corporation & plc (NYSE/LSE: CCL; NYSE: CUK) has announced grants of restricted shares to non-executive directors and grants of performance-based restricted stock units ("Performance RSUs") to certain executive directors and PDMRs.   Non-Executive Director Share Grants   Effective on April 14, 2015 grants of restri... 
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Apr 16, 2015Carnival Corporation & plc Declares Dividend
MIAMI, April 16, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- Carnival Corporation & plc (NYSE/LSE: CCL; NYSE: CUK) has announced that it has declared a dividend of $0.25 per share.  The company's board of directors approved a record date for the quarterly dividend of May 22, 2015, and a payment date of June 12, 2015. 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 U.S. dollars... 
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Apr 15, 2015Princess Cruises Announces Largest-Ever Australia Deployment for 2016-2017
Five Ships to Sail Australia, New Zealand and South Pacific Offerings Include First-Ever Circle South America Itinerary SANTA CLARITA, Calif. (April 15, 2015) – Princess Cruises has announced it will home port five ships in Australia to sail the cruise line’s largest-ever program offering in Australia, New Zealand and the South Pacific for the 2016-2017 season. Princess Cruises will introduce the 3,082-guest Emerald Princess to the market, with Golden Princess returning to sa... 
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Apr 15, 2015AIDAprima – Feliks Büttner composes painting for Deck 7
The lines of the smiling lips, moons and eyes are drawn; vivid yellow, red, blue and green blocks of color have already been applied. The large-scale painting that the Rostock artist Feliks Büttner has exclusively created for the new flagship AIDAprima now stands in the exhibition room of the AIDA partner gallery, AURIGA. The 2.30 x 2.70-meter painting, which will be hung on Deck 7, will form a “narrative wall” as the 74-year-old creator of the famous AIDA lips describes his new work of a... 
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Apr 15, 2015Results of Annual General Meeting
MIAMI (April 15, 2015) - Carnival Corporation & plc (NYSE/LSE: CCL; NYSE: CUK) held its annual shareholders' meetings this week in London, United Kingdom, and has announced that all of the resolutions recommended by the Boards of Directors were passed at the annual general meetings. The results of the polls conducted at the annual general meetings will be available on the Carnival Corporation & plc web site at www.carnivalcorp.com and www.carnivalplc.com.... 
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Apr 13, 2015First Steel Cut For Seabourn’s Newest Ultra-Luxury Vessel, Seabourn Encore, Due For Delivery In Late 2016
Seattle, April 13, 2015 – Today, the award-winning ultra-luxury, small ship cruise line Seabourn is now one step closer to the launch of its newest vessel, Seabourn Encore, with the commemorative cutting of the first steel. Taking place at the Fincantieri shipyard in Marghera, Italy, the ceremony was presided over by Seabourn President Richard Meadows and Antonio Quintano, director of Fincantieri’s Marghera shipyard.   “The cutting of steel for Seabourn Encore is an important ... 
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Apr 13, 2015The Royal Mint and P&O Cruises commemorate launch of two iconic Britannias
The Royal Mint and P&O Cruises have commemorated the launch of two iconic ‘Britannias’ in 2015 – a new United Kingdom £2 coin and the cruise ship Britannia.   The Royal Mint revealed that the iconic figure of Britannia will return to rule over the United Kingdom’s circulating coins in the same week that P&O Cruises launched its new cruise ship Britannia.   To commemorate these two momentous occasions Shane Bissett, The Royal Mint’s Director of Commemorativ... 
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Apr 13, 2015Princess Cruises Appoints Brian O'Connor Vice President of Public Relations
SANTA CLARITA, Calif., April 13, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- Princess Cruises has appointed Brian O'Connor to the role of vice president, public relations, effective June 1. He succeeds Julie Benson who will retire May 29, after 32 years of service. In this role, O'Connor will lead the team accountable for media relations, publicity, social media, community relations, ship introductions and special events. He will drive messaging for product and program launches and be responsible for issues manageme... 
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Apr 13, 2015Arriba! Princess Cruises Sails Around South America
Australian cruisers are set to salsa around South America, with Princess Cruises announcing it will sail on its first circumnavigation of the colourful continent from Down Under in 2017.   The 84-night Circle South America cruise on Sea Princess will visit  28 ports across 18 countries including Argentina, Chile, Brazil, Costa Rica, Panama, Ecuador and Uruguay, giving travellers ample opportunity to soak up the exotic cultures of South America, while enjoying ... 
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Apr 10, 2015Costa Cruises Inaugurates The 2015 Season From Trieste: First Call Of The Costa Mediterranea
Genoa, 10 April 2015 – Today, the Costa Mediterranea (85,700 gross tonnage and 2,680 total guests) kicks off Costa Cruises 2015 season in Trieste (www.costacruise.com).The Costa Mediterranea arrived in Trieste after a transatlantic cruise that departed on 20 March from Miami. She will leave tomorrow, to start her season of cruises in the Adriatic Sea. In total, between today and tomorrow, Costa Mediterranea will carry in Trieste more than 3600 guests, of which about 1400 disembarking and 2200 em... 
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Apr 10, 2015AIDAprima – New flagship receives its radiant smile
At the Mitsubishi shipyard in Nagasaki, Japan, the new flagship of AIDA Cruises is now receiving its beaming smile. At the end of March, preparatory work began on the 300 m long white hull of AIDAprima to apply the painting to the bow that is typical for AIDA: kissing lips, eyes, and waves. Since the brand motif of AIDA is individually designed on every ship in the fleet of Germany’s biggest cruise operator, Rostock artist Feliks Büttner provided a special template for AIDAprima. The inve... 
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Apr 09, 2015Seabourn Completes Highly Successful Second Season in Antarctica
Elephant seals, killer whales, king penguins and record guest ratings among many highlights of Seabourn Quest's latest turn in the coldest continentClick to Tweet: Explore #cruise journalist @AvidCruiser's Antarctic adventures with @SeabournCruise's new video: http://bit.ly/1gniTs0 Seattle, April 8, 2015 - Seabourn has completed its second Antarctic season with four highly successful voyages that exceeded guests' expectations and delivered unforgettable experiences in the "White Cont... 
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Apr 08, 2015Pacific Pearl Shines in Auckland During P&O Cruises’ 2016-17 Season
The first short break to Napier’s Art Deco Weekend, a rare cruise call to Stewart Island and an Easter food and wine voyage are among the highlights of P&O Cruises’ 2016-17 program which offers New Zealand holidaymakers the largest range of cruise itineraries and destinations in the region.   As part of the exciting new program, Pacific Pearl will be based in Auckland from February to June 2017 offering 18 roundtrip departures including eight-night Fiji cruises, a 15-night... 
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Apr 08, 2015A Whole New World of Cruising in P&O Cruises' 2016-17 Program
A tribal Christmas in Papua New Guinea and rocking music-themed short breaks are among the highlights of P&O Cruises’ new five-ship program which offers Australian holidaymakers the largest range of cruise itineraries and destinations in the region.   With 191 departures and 38 unique itineraries being offered across the cruise line's five-ship fleet between October 2016 and July 2017, the program continues P&O Cruises' evolution of modern Australian cruising.  ... 
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Apr 02, 2015Carnival Australia Cruise Passengers First to Go Ashore in Port Vila as Humanitarian Aid Shipments to Vanuatu Continue
Passengers departing Brisbane this Saturday on P&O Cruises Pacific Dawn will become the first to go ashore in Port Vila following the devastation caused by Cyclone Pam.   Vila has been confirmed as safe for cruise visitors to return as a result of the determined recovery efforts that have been underway since the cyclone hit causing widespread damage.   Pacific Pearl will follow Pacific Dawn into Vila three days later with both ships continuing to deliver shipments of... 
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Apr 01, 2015Holland America Line’s new ms Koningsdam to Homeport at Port Everglades for Caribbean Cruises in Winter 2016/Spring 2017
Ship to sail four- to 11-day Caribbean itineraries from South Florida Seattle, Wash., April 1, 2015 — Following its inaugural Europe season in 2016, Holland America Line’s new ms Koningsdam will homeport at Port Everglades in Fort Lauderdale, Fla. The ship will sail a series of Caribbean voyages and one cruise to the Bahamas from November 2016 through March 2017. Koningsdam’s Caribbean itineraries will be available for booking in late spring.   The seven-day cruises visit p... 
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Mar 31, 2015Princess Cruises and Twentieth Century Fox Home Entertainment Take The Sound of Music Out to Sea
Cruise Line and Beloved Film Both Celebrate 50th Anniversaries in 2015SANTA CLARITA, Calif., March 31, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- The seas are coming alive with the sound of music.Photo - http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20150330/195498Beginning mid-April, Princess Cruises will partner with Twentieth Century Fox Home Entertainment to screen the biggest movie musical of all time, The Sound of Music, onboard all 18 of its cruise ships and feature sing-a-longs, trivia games, and other movie-themed exper... 
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Mar 31, 2015Holland America Line Launches Anniversary Sale on Select 2015-16 Cruises with Shore Excursion Credits, Dining Package and Savings
Bookings must be made by June 1, 2015, to receive special offersSEATTLE, March 31, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- Holland America Line launched an Anniversary Sale to celebrate the company's 142nd anniversary in April that features a shore excursion credit of up to $400 per stateroom, a dining package, free or reduced fares for third and fourth guests in a stateroom and 50 percent reduced deposits. The Anniversary Sale is valid on a wide variety of the line's summer 2015 through winter/spring 2016 voyages... 
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Mar 27, 2015Carnival Corporation & plc Reports Significantly Higher First Quarter Earnings
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Mar 27, 2015Carnival Corporation & plc Reports Significantly Higher First Quarter Earnings
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Mar 26, 2015Carnival Corporation Enters into Strategic Partnerships to Add Nine Cruise Ships to its Fleet over a Four-Year Period Starting in 2019
Leading shipbuilders Fincantieri and Meyer Werft to each build next-generation cruise ships for Carnival Corporation through two separate, long-term partnerships Groundbreaking new ship design will be the most efficient in company history and will further accelerate efforts to deliver an unparalleled cruising experience to millions of guests MIAMI, March 26, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- Carnival Corporation & plc (NYSE/LSE: CCL; NYSE: CUK), the world's largest travel and leisure company, today sig... 
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Mar 25, 2015Carnival Corporation Names Julia M. Brown to newly formed position of Chief Procurement Officer
Brown brings 25 years of leadership and global procurement experience to new role designed to strengthen strategic partnerships with company's network of suppliers around the world MIAMI, March 25, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- Carnival Corporation & plc (NYSE/LSE: CCL; NYSE: CUK), the world's largest travel and leisure company, today named Julia M. Brown to the newly created role of Chief Procurement Officer (CPO) overseeing strategic sourcing and supplier relationship management. As part of thi... 
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Mar 23, 2015Carnival Corporation Taps James Chedgey for Vice President of Global Financial Planning and Analysis
Chedgey will drive continued growth and development of world's largest cruise company and enhance shareholder value MIAMI, March 23, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- Carnival Corporation & plc (NYSE/LSE: CCL; NYSE: CUK), the world's largest travel and leisure company, today named James Chedgey as vice president of global financial planning and analysis, responsible for working with senior management throughout the company to find new ways to enhance shareholder value. As part of the role, Chedgey will... 
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Mar 23, 2015Comedic Magician Ben Seidman Chosen as Princess Cruises' Entertainer of the Year
Crown Princess Guests Chose Favorite of Four FinalistsSANTA CLARITA, Calif., March 23, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- Guests aboard Crown Princess have voted and selected Comedic Magician Ben Seidman as Princess Cruises Entertainer of the Year. Four finalists were selected from the hundreds of talented performers – comedians, magicians, vocalists, tribute bands and novelty performers – which elate guests on Princess' stages each year. These top artists performed to enthusiastic audiences during the cruise... 
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Mar 20, 2015Royal visit to the LNG Hybrid Barge in Hamburg
King Willem-Alexander and Queen Máxima inform themselves about the world's first project to supply cruise ships with environmentally friendly energy in ports using LNG   Attending a conference on the use of liquefied natural gas in maritime industry, on March 20, 2015, His Majesty King Willem-Alexander and Her Majesty Queen Máxima paid a visit to the world's first LNG Hybrid Barge in Hamburg.     The Dutch royal couple informed themselves first-hand about t... 
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Mar 20, 2015AIDA with new catalog and exciting routes: Cruises can be booked until April 2017
On March 20, 2015, the new AIDA catalog with the title “Dreaming of the most beautiful travel destinations in the world” will be released with over 130 routes including all-new destinations and wonderful route combinations. Each cruise is presented on one page with a clear overview of dates, departure and arrival times, prices, and special highlights on the route.   New additions: Winter fairytale with northern lights & Azores archipelago As a new and exclusive highlight... 
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Mar 20, 2015Carnival Corporation & plc To Hold Conference Call On First Quarter Earnings
MIAMI, March 20, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- Carnival Corporation & plc (NYSE/LSE: CCL; NYSE: CUK) has scheduled a conference call with analysts for 10:00 a.m. (EDT); 2:00 p.m. (GMT), Friday, March 27, 2015, to discuss the company's first quarter financial results which are expected to be released that morning. A simulcast of the call will be available via the company's Web sites at www.carnivalcorp.com and www.carnivalplc.com.   To view the original version on PR Newswire, visit:http://www.pr... 
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Mar 19, 2015B.B. King's Blues Club to Rock the Queen's Lounge Stage on Holland America Line's new ms Koningsdam
Eight ships in the fleet will now feature the music and sounds of Beale StreetSEATTLE, March 19, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- When Holland America Line's ms Koningsdam sails in spring 2016, guests will be able to let the good times roll in B.B. King's Blues Club -- making it the eighth ship in the fleet to feature the Memphis music experience. Direct from Beale Street, the B.B. King All-Star Band -- an eight-piece group featuring two vocalists backed by rhythm and horn sections -- brings the best of the... 
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Mar 19, 2015Holland America Line's new ms Koningsdam to Showcase The World Stage Concept with 270-Degree Panoramic LED Screens
Innovative staging in the main theater brings guests new and unique experiencesSEATTLE, Wash., March 19, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- On Holland America Line's new ms Koningsdam, entertainment meets innovation with a new main theater design that surrounds the audience with a 270-degree LED screen. Breaking from the line's traditionally styled theaters, The World Stage is a flexible space that can have multiple stage configurations, ranging from in-the-round to the more conventional proscenium staging. ... 
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Mar 18, 2015Holland America Line Partners with Lincoln Center for the Performing Arts to Present Live Music In New Onboard Venue: Lincoln Center Stage
World-class musicians to be featured at "Lincoln Center Stage"SEATTLE, March 18, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- Holland America Line announced today the launch of Lincoln Center Stage, a new onboard live music venue created in an exclusive partnership with Lincoln Center for the Performing Arts — a leader in artistic programming, arts and education and community relations.Under the exclusive partnership, each Lincoln Center Stage will showcase an ensemble performing chamber music. These world-class musici... 
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Mar 18, 2015Holland America Line Partners with Billboard for Live Music Venue, Billboard Onboard
Club will be part of the Music Walk complex on new ms KoningsdamSEATTLE, March 18, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- Holland America Line is using 50 years of chart-topping hits as the framework for a new live interactive music experience called Billboard Onboard that will debut as part of the Music Walk complex on the line's first Pinnacle-class ship, ms Koningsdam. The new programming is in partnership with Billboard, the leading global destination for charts, news, trends and innovations in music.Billboa... 
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Mar 17, 2015AIDAprima: new tailor-made routes for maiden voyage
From now on, the maiden voyage of AIDAprima, starting on October 1, 2015 from Yokohama (Japan) and leading in 50 days to Dubai (UAE) can be booked as well in five new attractive legs.   The duration of the cruises will range from 13 to 28 days – offering the perfect opportunity to get to know AIDA’s new flagship and see exotic metropolises that have not yet been visited by any ship of the AIDA fleet. The available legs include a 28-day cruise from Japan to Singapore via South Ko... 
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Mar 16, 2015Cunard and The New York Times Collaborate On Enriching Travel Experiences
Cunard's award-winning enrichment programme to elevate offerings with New York Times expert speakersSOUTHAMPTON, England, March 16, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- Cunard has come together with The New York Times to offer stimulating speakers as part of its long-running, award-winning Insights programme. The exclusive offering will debut on Queen Mary 2 on 3 January 2016 and will be on tap during all East-bound Transatlantic Crossings in 2016. To kick-off the series, the 3 January 2016 cruise dubbed "The N... 
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Mar 12, 2015Princess Cruises Unveils Industry-First Partnership with Oscar-Winning Composer Stephen Schwartz
Four New Shows to Debut in Collaboration with Composer of Broadway-Hit Musicals Wicked, Pippin and GodspellSANTA CLARITA, Calif., March 12, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- Princess Cruises today announced a first-of-its-kind cruise industry partnership with three-time Oscar winner and composer of Wicked, Pippin and Godspell Stephen Schwartz. The cruise line's new relationship with such a major creative talent from Broadway and Hollywood includes a multi-year agreement to oversee the creative development of... 
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Mar 10, 2015AIDA dances, special sports events and family hits on cruises
AIDA Cruises presents the new theme world AIDA+   Vacation – that means finally having time for yourself, your partner and your family. Taking a deep breath, finding yourself again and trying something new.   The cruise line AIDA Cruises is bundling all theme worlds under the name AIDA+ starting now. This includes all of the workshops, lectures, shows and theme journeys that are offered in addition to the regular program, all of which designed with a lot of attention... 
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Mar 10, 2015Special Culinary Experiences Highlight Holland America Line's 'Sip, Savor and Sail' Cruises
Local chefs and beverage experts enhance select Alaska, Europe and Caribbean VoyagesSEATTLE, March 10, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- Guests looking for a more immersive culinary cruise experience can book one of Holland America Line's "Sip, Savor and Sail" itineraries in the Caribbean, Europe and Alaska. On these five special voyages, guests will be introduced to the finest local cuisine, beverages and specially developed shore excursions. Guest chefs and local vintners, mixologists and brewmasters will ... 
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Mar 10, 2015Carnival Corporation Launches First of Two New Ships in 2015 as World's Largest Cruise Company Continues to Enhance its Industry-Leading Fleet
P&O Cruises UK's Britannia, the biggest ship designed exclusively for Britain, was christened today in official naming ceremony AIDA Cruises' AIDAprima will begin service later this year, the second of 10 ships scheduled to be delivered to Carnival Corporation's fleet between 2015 and 2018 MIAMI, March 10, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- Carnival Corporation & plc (NYSE/LSE: CCL; NYSE: CUK), the world's largest travel and leisure company, celebrated the launch of P&O Cruises UK's newest s... 
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Mar 10, 2015Queen Elizabeth II launches P&O Cruises UK's new flagship, Britannia
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Mar 09, 2015Carnival Corporation Names Marie McKenzie to New Global Destinations Services and Sourcing Role
As part of new function, McKenzie and team of company's brand experts will manage processes and relationships with tour operators and port services officials around the globe to deliver best possible tour excursion and port experiences for company's guests MIAMI, March 9, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- Carnival Corporation and plc (NYSE/LSE: CCL; NYSE: CUK), the world's largest travel and leisure company, today announced that Marie McKenzie has been named vice president of global destinations services ... 
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Mar 06, 2015Carnival plc - Voting Rights and Capital
At 9:00 a.m. Eastern Time on 28 February 2015 Carnival plc had 216,116,473 issued ordinary shares of US$1.66 each admitted to trading. Carnival plc holds nil ordinary shares in Treasury. Although Carnival plc has 216,116,473 issued ordinary shares, the 30,848,634 ordinary shares held by Carnival Investments Limited and 1,115,450 ordinary shares held by Carnival Corporation do not carry the right to vote (in accordance with the Articles of Association of Carnival plc). Therefor... 
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Mar 06, 2015A Milestone Reached for Holland America Line's New ms Koningsdam with Move to Outfitting Dock at Fincantieri Shipyard
SEATTLE, March 6, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- Holland America Line celebrated another milestone this week in the construction of ms Koningsdam with the float-out and transfer of the ship from its dry dock to its outfitting dock at Fincantieri's Marghera shipyard in Italy. At the outfitting dock, final construction and interior furnishing will take place until the ship is delivered March 31, 2016. "A ship's construction has many key milestones, and floating it out and moving it to the outfitting dock is... 
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Mar 05, 2015Princess Cruises Offers Deals on Summer Cruise Vacations
Guests Can Save Up to 30% on Summer Cruises plus Book with a 50% Reduced Deposit  SANTA CLARITA, Calif. (March 5, 2015) – Princess Cruises is getting ready for summer with a special cruise sale on the line’s summer cruise destinations. The "Summer Super Savers" sale features up to 30% savings on over 100 summer cruise vacations.   Cruises on sale include voyages to some of the most intriguing destinations throughout Europe, including cruises to the Mediterran... 
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Mar 05, 2015Holland America Line Tops the List of World’s Leading Weather Observing Cruise Ship Companies for 2014
Fleet submits 22,281 weather observations over the yearSeattle, Wash., March 5, 2015 — Holland America Line topped the list in 2014 for the World’s Leading Weather Observing Cruise Ship Companies who submitted weather information to the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA). The Holland America Line fleet of 15 ships sent in a combined total of 22,281 observations during the year, landing them at number one. Holland America Line also was at the top of the list in 2008 and 2006.A... 
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Mar 05, 2015Annual Report and Accounts
MIAMI (March 5, 2015) - Carnival Corporation & plc (NYSE/LSE: CCL; NYSE: CUK) announce that copies of the Carnival plc 2014 Strategic Report and IFRS Financial Statements (to which the Carnival Corporation & plc 2014 Annual Report is annexed) and the Carnival Corporation & plc Notice of Annual Meetings and Proxy Statement (which include the Carnival plc Directors' Report, Carnival plc Directors' Remuneration Report and Carnival plc Corporate Governance Report) have been submitted to ... 
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Mar 05, 2015Inaugural Voyage of Seabourn's Newest Ship, Seabourn Encore, Sells Out In Just Two Days
Seattle, March 5, 2015 - The highly anticipated Seabourn Encore, Seabourn's newest, ultra-luxury ship launching in 2016, is proving to be in very high demand. Just two days after open bookings were announced for her maiden season, Seabourn Encore's 10-day inaugural voyage has already sold out and is waitlist only.   "We are thrilled with the overwhelming response we have received for the inaugural voyage of Seabourn Encore," said John Delaney, Seabourn's Senior Vice President, Marketing &... 
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Mar 04, 2015Discover more with exceptional value on a Princess cruise
Princess Cruises has reduced prices on over 300 cruises sailing to destinations across the world including the Mediterranean, Caribbean and Asia. The savings are available on select cruises sailing between May, 2015 and April, 2016. The offer includes voyages on Royal Princess - the 3,560-guest ship launched by HRH, The Duchess of Cambridge in 2013 - which is returning to Southampton for her first UK season. Royal Princess is sailing on both Baltic and British Isles roundtr... 
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Mar 03, 2015Princess Cruises Offers “Sweet” Deals During Suite and Balcony Bonus Sale
Special Pricing Features up to $300 Onboard Spending or Free Balcony Upgrade SANTA CLARITA, Calif. (March 3, 2015) – Princess Cruises is offering deals on more than 100 warm weather cruise vacations, plus the chance to enjoy all of the onboard offerings during the line’s 50th anniversary season with the Suite and Balcony Bonus Sale.   Guests who book a balcony stateroom during the sale will enjoy this signature feature for the price of an oceanview room. Those who book... 
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Mar 03, 2015New Seabourn Encore Maiden Season Now Open For Sale
Maiden Season Includes Voyages to the South Pacific, Southeast Asia and Arabia & IndiaSEATTLE, March 3, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- Seabourn has opened for sale today the maiden season itineraries for Seabourn Encore, the newest addition to join the ultra-luxury, small ship cruise line. Between December 2016 and April 2017, the ship will sail on a variety of voyages exploring the exotic coasts of Arabia and India, the gilded temples and tropical isles of Southeast Asia, and the incredible natural splen... 
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Mar 02, 2015Carnival Corporation & plc Announces Exchange Rate For Quarterly Dividend
MIAMI, March 2, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- On January 13, 2015, Carnival Corporation & plc (NYSE/LSE: CCL; NYSE: CUK) announced a quarterly cash dividend of $0.25 (U.S.) per share. The dividend is payable on March 13, 2015, to shareholders of record on February 20, 2015. Holders of Carnival Corporation common stock or Carnival plc ADSs will receive a dividend payable in U.S. dollars. The dividend for Carnival plc ordinary shares will be payable in sterling unless shareholders elected to receive the... 
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Mar 02, 2015P&O Cruises Celebrates Britannia Naming Ceremony Featuring Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II
Global audience invited to view live-streaming naming event Produced for P&O Cruises by Chicago’s UNDER THE RADARCHICAGO & SOUTHAMPTON, England--(BUSINESS WIRE)--P&O Cruises invites the world to view the naming of the Britannia, Britain’s largest and most glamorous cruise ship. The lavish ceremony will begin streaming live at 11:30 a.m. GMT – (6:30 a.m. ET) March 10, 2015 at https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=X6OqF5BIipY and http://youtu.be/X6OqF5BIipY when Her Majesty... 
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Feb 27, 2015AIDA Cruises is once again Top Employer in Germany
AIDA Cruises was once again recognized as "Top Employer Germany 2015" by the international research company Top Employers Institute. Conducted annually, this study analyzes globally leading employers. Ratings are given for the company’s offers in the areas of human resources planning, training and career planning, manager development, compensations & benefits, corporate culture, and more.   “Motivated and excellently qualified employees are the foundation of our success,... 
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Feb 27, 2015Ahead of the 2015 Travel Trade Fair in Berlin: AIDA Cruises and atmosfair present climate protection program for cruises
Rostock/Berlin, 02/27/2015: On the occasion of the ITB Berlin, AIDA Cruises and atmosfair are presenting a program that sets standards for climate protection in the still dynamically growing cruise industry. The program features direct reduction of CO2 ship emissions along with voluntary CO2 compensation for the cruises. Monika Griefahn, Chief Sustainability Officer at AIDA Cruises, says, “Climate protection is a central aspect of AIDA’s sustainability strategy. With the new program, ... 
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Feb 26, 2015Carnival plc Block listing announcement
Application has been made to the Financial Conduct Authority and the London Stock Exchange for a total of 50,000 Ordinary shares of $1.66 each ("shares") to be admitted to the Official List. Admission of the shares is expected on 3 March 2015   These shares are being reserved under a block listing and will be issued as a result of share awards granted pursuant to the following scheme: Scheme Shares P & O Executive Share Option Plan 50,000 When issued these s... 
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Feb 24, 2015Holland America Line's 2015 Alaska Land+Sea Journeys Combine the 'Seldom Seen' and the 'Must See' in Denali and the Yukon
Simplified program offers 13 Alaska cruise plus land journey optionsSEATTLE, Feb. 24, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- Holland America Line's popular Land+Sea Journeys combine an Alaska cruise with an overland exploration, and in 2015 guests will have more ways than ever to see this remote and off-the-beaten path part of the world. The line is the only cruise company to weave the must-see sights such as Denali National Park — the centerpiece of every Land+Sea Journey — with the seldom-seen sights such as Da... 
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Feb 24, 2015Carnival Corporation's Online "CRUISE-A-NALITY" Tool Generates Nearly a Quarter of a Million Visits
Industry-first tool from world's largest travel and leisure company helps consumers discover their cruise persona - and which cruise lines are right for them 65 percent of quiz participants were women, and close to 40 percent of consumer CRUISE-A-NALITY personas were "Captain Spontaneous" or "The Free Spirit" MIAMI, Feb. 24, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- Carnival Corporation & plc (NYSE/LSE: CCL; NYSE: CUK), the world's largest travel and leisure company, today announced it attracted nearly a quart... 
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Feb 23, 2015Moving Tribute to Mark the Centenary of Gallipoli Campaign as Queen Elizabeth visits Auckland en route to Gallipoli
Cunard’s Queen Elizabeth will form the backdrop of a moving tribute to New Zealand’s Anzac heroes in Auckland this Friday (February 27) as the ship visits the city before sailing to Gallipoli as part of her world voyage. The cruise line is inviting travel agents and the travel community to join Aucklanders in paying their respects by leaving a red poppy in a two-metre high Queen Elizabeth Poppy Wall in remembrance of the Anzacs, which will be at the Queens Wharf Entrance from 6am on... 
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Feb 23, 2015Cruise Critic Names the Best Ships for 2015 in the 5th Annual Cruisers' Choice Awards
Untitled Document World's largest cruise reviews site announces the highest ranked ships of the year, based entirely on passenger feedback PENNINGTON, N.J., Feb. 23, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- Cruise Critic®, the world's leading cruise reviews site and online cruise community, has announced the winners of the 2015 Cruise Critic Cruisers' Choice Awards. The awards name the best cruise ships of the year, based entirely on consumer reviews posted to the Cruise Critic website. For the third yea... 
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Feb 19, 2015Carnival Corporation Announces Grand Prize Winner of Yearly Cruise for Life
Bette Shapiro to receive yearly cruise for life on Carnival Corporation's Carnival Cruise Line, Holland America Line or Princess Cruises for participating in World's Leading Cruise Lines Marketing Challenge World's largest travel and leisure company also gives away 100 days of cruising to winner of the #LoveCruising Twitter contest featuring reasons people love cruising as a great vacation, at a great value MIAMI, Feb. 19, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- Carnival Corporation & plc (NYSE/LSE: CCL; NYS... 
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Feb 18, 2015Carnival Corporation Expands Presence in Caribbean with $85 Million Port in Dominican Republic, with Six of its Global Brands Adding Amber Cove to World's Most Popular Cruising Region
By October 2015 new Amber Cove port - a filming site for the original Jurassic Park movie located on island's north coast near the city of Puerto Plata - begins welcoming AIDA Cruises, Carnival Cruise Line, Costa Cruises, Cunard, Holland America Line and P&O Cruises (UK) to newest port in Caribbean New destination, representing the largest cruise industry investment ever made in Dominican Republic, will open expanded itinerary options in the Caribbean, feature one of most extensive shore ... 
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Feb 16, 2015Carnival Launches Mystery Island Tours
After five years of community consultation, Carnival Australia has launched the first shore excursions at one of the Pacific’s most popular destinations – Mystery Island. Cruise passengers will now be able to try four experiences during a visit to the picturesque Vanuatu destination including a glass bottom boat tour over the aqua waters, a guided snorkel safari on the reef, a glass bottom kayak excursion and stand up paddleboarding along the beautiful bay between the uninhabited Mystery Island ... 
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Feb 14, 2015The 100 day countdown to Cunard's Three Queens on the Mersey Liverpool Salute begins on Valentine's Day!
SOUTHAMPTON, England, Feb. 14, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- The 100 day countdown to the most spectacular gathering of the Cunard fleet officially gets underway on Valentine's Day, Saturday 14 February. Just 100 days later, on 25 May, up to one million spectators are expected to gather as Cunard's three Queens perform a magnificent salute to its 'spiritual home' of Liverpool. The official 100 day digital countdown clock was unveiled by the Chair of Merseytravel, Councillor Liam Robinson at the Mersey Fe... 
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Feb 13, 2015Notification of Transaction of Director/PDMR
MIAMI, February 13, 2015 -- Carnival Corporation & plc (NYSE/LSE: CCL; NYSE: CUK) announced today that Micky Arison, Chairman of the Board of Carnival Corporation and Carnival plc, has advised Carnival Corporation that an entity wholly owned by a trust organized for his benefit executed a block sale of 10,000,000 shares of Carnival Corporation common stock, nominal value of US$.01 per share (the "Shares"), at a price per share of $43.37 on February 13, 2015. Arison indicated that he is selling f... 
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Feb 13, 2015Carnival Corporation & plc Announces a Block Trade by a Trust for the Benefit of its Chairman
MIAMI, February 13, 2015 -- Carnival Corporation & plc (NYSE/LSE: CCL; NYSE: CUK) announced today that Micky Arison, Chairman of the Board of Carnival Corporation and Carnival plc, has advised Carnival Corporation that an entity wholly owned by a trust organized for his benefit executed a block sale of 10,000,000 shares of Carnival Corporation common stock, nominal value of US$.01 per share (the "Shares"), at a price per share of $43.37 on February 13, 2015. Arison indicated that he is selling f... 
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Feb 13, 2015Notification of Major Interest in Shares
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Feb 13, 2015View Video Highlights from the 5 February Cunard Royal Rendezvous between Queen Elizabeth and the Queen Mary, Long Beach, CA
SOUTHAMPTON, England, Feb. 13, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- On 5 February, Cunard kicked off the company's 175th Anniversary celebrations in the U.S. by paying homage to the Queen Mary when Queen Elizabeth docked in the port of Long Beach, California for the first time. Enthusiastic well-wishers turned out for the festivities which featured an emotional speech read by the Queen Mary's Commodore Everette Hoard to the gathered crowd about the history of the Queen Mary, currently celebrating her 80th year ... 
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Feb 13, 2015Princess Cruises “Denali on Sale” Offers Deals to the Heart of Alaska
Alaska Land and Sea Vacations Begin at $99 per Day SANTA CLARITA, Calif. (February 13, 2015) – Guests can experience the awe-inspiring sights Alaska has to offer by land and sea at a special price. Princess Cruises’ “Denali on Sale” event offers fares as low as $99 per day with refundable deposit. Alaska land and sea vacations combine the cruise line’s popular seven-day Voyage of the Glaciers Alaska cruise, which includes scenic cruising through pristine Glacier Bay National Park, with... 
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Feb 12, 2015Princess Cruises Debuts New Love Boat-Inspired Drink Onboard Cruise Ships "The Isaac" Cocktail Pays Tribute to World's Most Famous Bartender
"The Isaac" Cocktail Pays Tribute to World's Most Famous Bartender SANTA CLARITA, Calif., Feb. 12, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- Princess Cruises, the cruise line made famous as the backdrop of the iconic Love Boat television series, debuted a new cocktail today in time to sweeten Valentine's Day celebrations on the high seas. Original Love Boat cast member Ted Lange, who played Isaac the bartender, created the amorous concoction, drawing inspiration from his character's signature grin-and-point mov... 
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Feb 12, 2015Holland America Line Launches ‘Seas the Day’ Promotion on Exotic Voyages Featuring Savings, Reduced Fares and Onboard Credits
Voyages to Australia, Asia, South America and more are available to book Seattle, Wash., Feb. 12, 2015 — Holland America Line recently launched “Seasthe Day,” a special promotion featuring savings up to 50 percent, reduced fares for third/fourth guests in a stateroom and up to $400 per stateroom onboard credits on several of the line’s exotic voyages when booked before March 31, 2015.   Eligible itineraries include select 2015 fall – 2016 spring Australia and New ... 
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Feb 11, 2015Holland America Line’s ms Koningsdam to Feature New, Innovative and Reimagined Culinary Experiences
Culinary venues come to life through detailed renderings on www.hollandamerica.com Seattle, Wash., Feb. 11, 2015 — When ms Koningsdam joins the Holland America Line fleet in February 2016, the ship will debut the cruise line’s evolving culinary vision with new dining and eatery concepts, reimagined venues and innovative features that incorporate the essence of the line’s renowned and award-winning dining experience. Although the ship is still under construction, travelers already can co... 
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Feb 11, 2015Princess Cruises' To Make Heart-Stopping Entrance to Sydney on Valentine’s Day
Princess Cruises “Love Boat” Pacific Princess will make a heart-stopping entry into Sydney this Saturday lighting up the Harbour with a giant, beating heart. In honour of her namesake, the original Love Boat, Pacific Princess will wear her heart on her bow, letting love guide her into port on the most romantic day of the year. Believed to be the largest at sea, the 4.5m LED illuminated heart will form part of a love-filled salute as the 30,000-tonne ship and its 680-guests kickstart Sydney's... 
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Feb 11, 2015P&O Cruises Puts Victorian Coastal Towns on Cruise Map
Australia’s leading cruise line P&O Cruises is putting two picturesque Victorian towns on the cruise map with the first cruise ship visits to Portland and Mornington later this month.Pacific Pearl is set to become the first cruise ship to call at Victoria’s thriving food and wine haven, Mornington Peninsula, on Tuesday February 24 followed by its maiden call to Portland on the Great Ocean Road on Wednesday February 25. With a focus on regional coastal towns, the ship’s new eight-night roundt... 
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Feb 11, 2015P&O Cruises’ Pearl Set to Shine on NSW Sapphire Coast
Eden will enhance its reputation as a cruise destination when Pacific Pearl makes P&O Cruises’ inaugural visit to the picturesque New South Wales’ port later this month.Set to arrive on Sunday February 22, Pacific Pearl’s call will be the first of five visits to Eden from three P&O Cruises’ ships between February 2015 and February 2016, injecting about $2 million into the local economy. The Sapphire Coast visits add to P&O Cruises’ growing array of regional ports.Pacific Pearl’s 1800... 
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Feb 10, 2015AIDA and SOS-Kinderdorf (SOS Children’s Village) celebrate 10 years of partnership
Cruise line donated over 820,000 euros for children in Germany, Africa, and in the Philippines   In 2015, SOS-Kinderdorf (SOS Children’s Village) and the cruise line AIDA Cruises are celebrating the 10th year of their partnership. With a total of around 820,000 euros, AIDA Cruises has supported various SOS-Kinderdorf projects since 2004 in Germany, Africa, and in the Philippines. The donations are proceeds from the traditional New Year’s Eve raffle organized by AIDA Cruises eac... 
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Feb 10, 2015Princess Cruises and Houston Texans Team Up for First-Ever Jr. Training Camp@Sea
Local Boys & Girls Club Children Hosted Aboard Emerald Princess in Port of Houston SANTA CLARITA, Calif. (February 10, 2015) – Princess Cruises and the Houston Texans proudly hosted a group of local Boys & Girls Club youth for a first-ever Jr. Training Camp@Sea aboard Emerald Princess in Houston over the weekend. This special event offered 20 local kids the chance to meet Houston Texans two-time Pro Bowl player Chris Myers and experience what it’s like aboard a cruise ship. The kids enj... 
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Feb 09, 2015Princess Cruises Draws on Real Cruise Stories to Show Australian Travelers How to Come Back New
(February 9, 2015) -- Princess Cruises has unveiled its first Australian-produced advertising campaign showcasing the transformative power of a cruise through real life passenger stories of mateship, family life and major lifetime events. Developed locally by Princess Cruises in association with MediaCom and Parliament Films, the online video campaign is the first to use real guests. Launched today, the series is an evolution of the cruise line’s Come Back New campaign, which launched last ye... 
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Feb 09, 2015Holland America Line's ms Eurodam Achieves Eighth Consecutive Perfect Score of 100 on United States Public Health Inspection
First time in company history that ship gets eight scores of 100 in a rowSEATTLE, Feb. 9, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- On a recent surprise United States Public Health inspection conducted by the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, ms Eurodam became the first ship in Holland America Line's history to achieve eight consecutive perfect scores of 100. The ship was inspected Feb. 1, 2015, at Port Everglades in Fort Lauderdale, Fla., at the start of a seven-day Caribbean cruise. Prior to this in... 
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Feb 09, 2015Carnival plc - Voting Rights and Capital
At 9:00 a.m. Eastern Time on 31 January 2015 Carnival plc had 216,106,383 issued ordinary shares of US$1.66 each admitted to trading. Carnival plc holds nil ordinary shares in Treasury. Although Carnival plc has 216,106,383 issued ordinary shares, the 30,848,634 ordinary shares held by Carnival Investments Limited and 1,115,450 ordinary shares held by Carnival Corporation do not carry the right to vote (in accordance with the Articles of Association of Carnival plc). Therefore... 
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Feb 06, 2015Princess Cruises Celebrates Love with Insights on Soulmates
Valentine's Day Survey Says 76% of Americans Believe There's a Soulmate for Everyone; But More than One in Three (36 percent) Still SearchingSANTA CLARITA, Calif., Feb. 6, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- With Valentine's Day around the corner, it's that time of year when people around the world wonder if 2015 will be the year for true love. According to the Princess Cruises Outlook On Love: The Soulmate Survey, many Americans still feel they are missing the boat when it comes to finding that special someon... 
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Feb 05, 2015Bookings Open Feb. 6 for 2016 Summer Europe Cruises on Holland America Line's Newest Ship ms Koningsdam
Guests can reserve summer cruises roundtrip Amsterdam and the ship's official Christening Cruise departing May 9SEATTLE, Feb. 5, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- Starting Friday, Feb. 6, guests can make bookings for the summer 2016 European cruises of Holland America Line's newest ship, ms Koningsdam, launching in February 2016. In addition, the line has announced details of the ship's 13-day Christening Cruise, departing May 9, 2016, from Civitavecchia, Italy, to Amsterdam, the Netherlands, which also will... 
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Feb 05, 2015Carnival Corporation Wins Second Consecutive Clean Tech Award from The New Economy
World's largest travel and leisure company honored with Best Marine Solution for commitment to sustainability and environmental technology MIAMI, Feb. 5, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Carnival Corporation & plc (NYSE/LSE: CCL; NYSE: CUK), the world's largest travel and leisure company, was awarded Best Marine Solution in the Clean Tech category of The New Economy Awards 2014 for the second year in a row. This award recognizes Carnival Corporation's long tradition of making sustainability and environme... 
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Feb 04, 2015Holland America Line Tops $4.3 Million Donated for Cancer Support
'On Deck' events on every cruise raise funds for the global fight against cancerSEATTLE, Feb. 4, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- In honor of World Cancer Day, Holland America Line is proud to announce that to date, the guests and employees of the company have raised more than $4.3 million for cancer support through "On Deck" programming that began in 2006. Currently, the "On Deck for a Cause" program benefits six international cancer organizations located in the United States, Canada, Australia, Netherland... 
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Feb 04, 2015Acclaimed Actress, Artist, Author and Philanthropist Jane Seymour to Share Insights and Painting Lessons Onboard Cunard's Queen Mary 2
SOUTHAMPTON, England, Feb. 4, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- Cunard is thrilled to welcome multi-talented artist and Emmy® and Golden Globe® winning actress Jane Seymour aboard Queen Mary 2 for a special Transatlantic Crossing from New York to Southampton on 3 June 2015. During the Crossing, Seymour will share her insights with guests during two Q&A sessions with Queen Mary 2's Entertainment Director, as well as participate in a screening of one of her many films. In addition to her starring roles on ... 
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Feb 03, 2015Cunard and Blue Note Records Announce Musical Partnership
Cunard to host first-ever Blue Note jazz themed cruise onboard 29 October Queen Mary 2 Transatlantic CrossingSOUTHAMPTON, England, Feb. 3, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- Cunard and venerable jazz label Blue Note Records are proud to announce an exciting entertainment partnership, which will debut on Cunard's flagship, Queen Mary 2, on October 29, 2015. Guests onboard will embark on a very special Transatlantic Crossing, featuring intimate jazz performances by the Blue Note 75th Anniversary All Star Band, ... 
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Feb 02, 2015Notification of Transaction of Director/PDMRs
MIAMI (February 2, 2015) – Carnival Corporation & plc (NYSE/LSE: CCL; NYSE: CUK) was notified on January 30, 2015 that on January 29, 2015 Michael Thamm, Chief Executive Officer of the Costa Group, exercised options to purchase 5,700 ordinary shares with a nominal value of US$1.66 per ordinary share of Carnival plc (the “Shares”) at £29.90 per Share. The options were scheduled to expire on February 27, 2015. Upon exercise, Mr. Thamm sold all 5,700 Shares on the London Stock Exchange at a sale ... 
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Feb 01, 2015Carnival Corporation Takes People ‘Back to the Sea’ in First-Ever Super Bowl TV Commercial
60-second spot features speech given by President John F. Kennedy and stunning images to convey the emotional power of the sea and how cruising reconnects people to each other and the world New ad from world’s largest cruise company -- created by BBDO-Atlanta and directed by Academy-Award® winner Wally Pfister – conveys why cruising is such a special vacation for millions of people around the world MIAMI (February 1, 2015) – Carnival Corporation & plc (NYSE/LSE: ... 
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Jan 30, 2015Miller Named Vice President of Nautical and Safety Operations for Carnival Cruise Line
MIAMI (January 30, 2015) – Richard Miller, who served in the U.S. Navy for more than 25 years and possesses extensive experience in shipboard and shoreside global marine operations, has been named vice president of nautical and safety operations for Miami-based Carnival Cruise Line. In this capacity, Miller oversees all aspects of maritime safety and nautical operations for the company’s 24-ship fleet, including marine compliance, quality assurance, environmental functions and operati... 
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Jan 29, 2015Costa Group Strengthens Organization
Genoa, Italy, January 29, 2015 – Michael Thamm, CEO of the Costa Group, today announced a number of changes to strengthen the leadership team and the company’s organizational structure.Effective February 1st, 2015, the current Senior Vice President Hotel Operations & Product Development, Neil Palomba, will be appointed President of Costa Crociere, Genoa. He will be responsible for managing the Costa brand, as well as for the structure and design of products, sales and customer care at Europe... 
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Jan 28, 2015Cunard Royal Rendezvous: Queen Elizabeth and The Queen Mary meet as Queen Elizabeth Makes Maiden Call to Long Beach on 5 February 2015
Queen Elizabeth Call Marks First-Ever Cunard Stop to the Port of Long BeachSOUTHAMPTON, England, Jan. 28, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- On 5 February 2015, Cunard's Queen Elizabeth will meet her royal relative, the legendary Queen Mary, in a Cunard Royal Rendezvous when Queen Elizabeth docks in Long Beach for the first time ever. This historic maiden call is particularly significant, not only because it is the first time a Cunard vessel has ever called at Long Beach, but because both Cunard and the Quee... 
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Jan 28, 2015Seabourn Unveils Names Of Its Newest Ships: Seabourn Encore And Seabourn Ovation
Seabourn reveals Seabourn Encore via imagery and updates on a new, exciting, dedicated micrositeSEATTLE, Jan. 28, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- The award-winning ultra-luxury, small ship cruise line Seabourn has unveiled the names of its two new ships, both inspired by its current fleet. Announcing Seabourn Encore and Seabourn Ovation - the first will launch in late 2016 and the second in spring 2018.The line has revealed renderings and updates about Seabourn Encore via a new dedicated microsite: http://... 
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Jan 27, 2015Costa Cruises' 'March Medness' Promotion Features Cruise Fares as Low as $499 on Select Spring 2015 Sailings
Savings, onboard credits up to $400 per cabin and reduced third/fourth rates are available on two of the line's newest shipsHOLLYWOOD, Fla. (Jan. 27, 2014) -- Costa Cruises is turning March Madness into "March Medness" with offers that make a Mediterranean cruise this spring irresistible. The Italian cruise line is offering fares as low as $499 per person, up to $400 in onboard credits per cabin and reduced rates for third and fourth guests in a cabin on seven-night cruises aboard Costa Fasc... 
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Jan 27, 2015Holland America Line Features Robust Canada and New England Cruise Options for Summer and Fall 2015
Three ships to sail 39 cruises from five turnaround portsSeattle, Wash., Jan. 27, 2015 — With 39 cruises throughout Canada and New England in 2015, Holland America Line offers an extensive array of cruises in the region that range from seven to 15 days. The voyages carry guests in elegant comfort aboard ms Eurodam, ms Maasdam or ms Veendam.   Whether exploring the area during the summer when the skies shine blue or in the fall when the leaves put on an incredible display of jewe... 
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Jan 27, 2015Boston Market Offers Guests A Delicious Escape From The Cold With 2 For $20 Meal Deal
Home Style Chain Also Teams Up with Princess Cruises® to Offer Guests a Chance to Win a Dream Cruise in Its "Cruise in to Win" SweepstakesGOLDEN, Colo., Jan. 27, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- The winter doldrums may be upon us, but the comfort and warmth of a hot, home style meal (for two) is just around the corner at your nearest Boston Market. The restaurant –famous for its fresh, never frozen rotisserie chicken – today announced its limited time only "2 for $20 Complete Meal Deal," as well as the laun... 
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Jan 27, 2015Queen Mary 2 and Queen Victoria to Support Magna Carta's 800th Anniversary
Rare facsimile of Salisbury Magna Carta to be carried on boardSOUTHAMPTON, England, Jan. 27, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- A rare facsimile of arguably one of the most important documents in English history, the Magna Carta, will be going on display on board Cunard's flagship liner, Queen Mary 2 and sister ship Queen Victoria between May and September 2015, as the 'Great Charter' sealed by King John in 1215 celebrates its 800th anniversary year. As the shipping line continues to celebrate its 175th anniv... 
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Jan 26, 2015Carnival Corporation and China Merchants Group Sign Memo of Understanding for Two Potential Joint Ventures to Help Expand the Cruise Industry in China
MOU will explore both Port & Destination Development and Ship-Owning joint ventures with the goal of potentially launching China's first world-class domestic cruise brand Potential joint ventures build on Carnival Corporation's efforts in the past year to help China realize its goal to become one of the top cruise markets in the world MIAMI, Jan. 26, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- Carnival Corporation & plc (NYSE/LSE: CCL; NYSE: CUK), the world's largest travel and leisure company, today signed... 
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Jan 26, 2015Tripping Cool Named Carnival Cruise Line's First ‘Tour Operator of the Year’
MIAMI (January 26, 2015) – Tripping Cool – which hosted thousands of Carnival Cruise Line guests on exciting and memorable shore excursions over the past year – has been named the cruise line’s first-ever “Tour Operator of the Year.” Cozumel-based Tripping Cool was selected from hundreds of tour operators who work in tandem with Carnival to provide guests with unforgettable landside experiences throughout the Caribbean, Bahamas, Mexico, Canada, and the U.S. Carnival Cruise Line’s T... 
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Jan 26, 2015Carnival Cruise Line Offers Special Carnival Vista Europe Group Promotion Through February 28
Offer Features 50 Percent Reduced Deposits on Sailings and Increased Amenity Points for Travel Agents MIAMI (January 26, 2015) – With reservations now open for the new Carnival Vista, which debuts in May 2016 with eight- to 13-day Mediterranean itineraries, Carnival Cruise Line is hosting a special promotion offering reduced initial deposit requirements for group bookings by 50 percent, as well as an enhanced amenity points program for travel agents, through February 28, 2015. Through t... 
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Jan 26, 20152014 Another Award-Winning Year for Seabourn
Readers' Polls, Critics and Travel Industry Professionals On Board with Top RankingsSeattle, January 26, 2015 - 2014 continued to be another award-winning and highly-successful year for Seabourn as the ultra-luxury, small ship cruise line was honored again with many prestigious awards and prominent accolades in the travel industry.   The well-respected travel trade publication Travel Weekly named Seabourn the "Best Luxury Line" for the fourth year in a row in its 12th annual Re... 
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Jan 26, 2015Holland America Line's ms Veendam Rescues Pilot Who Ditched His Aircraft in the Pacific Ocean Off the Coast of Maui, Hawaii
SEATTLE, Jan. 26, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- On Sunday, Jan. 25, 2015, at 5:21 p.m. local time while en route to Lahaina, Hawaii, Holland America Line's ms Veendam answered a request for assistance from the United States Coast Guard to rescue a pilot who had ditched his single-engine Cirrus SR-22 after he experienced a mechanical issue with the fuel system. The pilot was located approximately 225 nautical miles off the coast of Maui, Hawaii.In partnership with the U.S. Coast Guard, Veendam was able to... 
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Jan 24, 2015Princess Cruises Salutes Seattle Seahawks Super Fan PJ Ledorze for his 12s Spirit
Surprises him with Invitation to Set Sail on First- Ever Seahawks Fan CruiseSANTA CLARITA, Calif., Jan. 23, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- Today, Princess Cruises, the Official Cruise Line of the Seattle Seahawks, honored Seattle Seahawks fan PJ LeDorze for embodying the spirit of the 12s and presented him with an invitation to cruise aboard its first-ever "Sail with the 12s Seahawks Fan Cruise" over Father's Day this June. LeDorze performed a random act of kindness following the Jan. 18 conference champi... 
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Jan 23, 2015Queen Victoria Debuts a Dazzling Re-Fit on 2015 World Voyage Departure
QV Sets Sail with Celebratory Fireworks Commemorating Cunard Line's 175th AnniversarySOUTHAMPTON, England, Jan. 23, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- Queen Victoria sailed past a fusillade of fireworks to mark the start of her 2015 World Voyage and show off her stunning new look. The ship set out from Southampton in tip-top form having just returned from an intensive 20 day refurbishment at the Blohm & Voss shipyard in Hamburg. You can view footage of Queen Victoria's refurbishment here.Nine brand new s... 
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Jan 23, 2015Carnival Corporation Launches Shipboard Mobile Gaming Solution For Mid-Cruise Wagering Powered By Scientific Games
Guests can wager on their personal mobile devices throughout the ship while in international waters MIAMI and NEW YORK, Jan. 23, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- Carnival Corporation & plc, the world's largest travel and leisure company, is using the award-winning iGaming Mobile Platform from Scientific Games to offer its adult guests the ability to wager on their mobile devices throughout its ships while in international waters. The game offerings available on Carnival's Mobile Casino include a host... 
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Jan 22, 2015Time is Running Out to Win a Free Cruise for Life from Carnival Corporation
World's largest travel and leisure company encourages consumer input at World's Leading Cruise Lines site and YouTube's "Ad Blitz" channel to help select one of four potential TV commercials to kick off winter sales season More than 80,000 consumers have already shared feedback on TV commercial concepts with only two weeks left to be entered to win a yearly cruise for life MIAMI, Jan. 22, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- Carnival Corporation & plc (NYSE/LSE: CCL; NYSE: CUK), the world's largest travel... 
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Jan 21, 2015Cunard Announces The Grills Suites Inclusive Package in Honour of the Line's 175th Anniversary
175th Celebration Package with Complimentary Balcony Upgrades Also AvailableSOUTHAMPTON, England, Jan. 21, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- To celebrate Cunard Line's 175th Anniversary and the storied Queens Grill and Princess Grill Suites tradition, the company announces The Grills Suites Inclusive Package, featuring an array of complimentary amenities, elevating what is already an unsurpassed level of elegance at sea aboard flagship Queen Mary 2, Queen Victoria and Queen Elizabeth. The Grills Suites Inc... 
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Jan 21, 2015P&O Cruises’ Guests Deliver New Medical Facility to Remote Vanuatu Island
P&O Cruises’ Pacific Partnership with Save the Children has delivered a desperately-needed medical facility to remote Vanuatu Island Aneityum replacing a run-down pre-1970s building with a new dispensary offering modern medical equipment and solar powered electricity. The new dispensary raises healthcare standards on the island with features including a waiting area, a maternity delivery room plus separate consultancy, in-patient and treatment rooms, and new storage facilities and equipment.... 
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Jan 20, 2015Holland America Line Reveals Summer 2016 European Itineraries for Newbuild ms Koningsdam
Ship to homeport at Amsterdam and explore Norway, the Baltic and Iceland SEATTLE, Jan. 20, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- In summer 2016, Holland America Line's newest ship, ms Koningsdam, will debut a series of northern Europe and Baltic cruises as part of the premium line's robust Europe season that features seven ships sailing throughout the region. Koningsdam's summer itineraries — and all of Holland America Line's 2016 summer Europe sailings — will be available for booking in early February. Follo... 
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Jan 20, 2015AIDAmar fitted with first installations of new filter system
As part of its scheduled dry dock stay from January 12 to 18, 2015, at Cantieri del Mediterraneo in Naples, scheduled maintenance was carried out on the AIDAmar along with the installation of technical innovations.   As the third ship of the AIDA fleet, AIDAmar received two scrubbers, the first installations of a comprehensive system for exhaust gas treatment. Installation of the other components of the system is to take place at a later time.   On the main engines a... 
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Jan 19, 2015Shipload of Fans Sail to the Australian Open
It’s game-on for 1800 cruise passengers today, as P&O Cruises’ Pacific Pearl superliner departs Sydney to sail to the Australian Open in Melbourne. The special cruise will deliver a shipload of tennis fans to the Victorian capital to enjoy two days of the tournament, in a visit expected to inject around $1 million into the State economy. The passengers will represent one of the biggest single groups to attend the Open on any one day. P&O Cruises Senior Vice President Tammy Marshall said... 
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Jan 15, 2015Music Legends Crosby, Stills & Nash Announced as Headline Act aboard Queen Mary 2 on Transatlantic Crossing 4 September 2015
SOUTHAMPTON, England, Jan. 15, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- Cunard is proud to announce that Crosby, Stills & Nash will perform a series of exclusive concerts on board the company's Flagship, Queen Mary 2, during her 4-11 September Transatlantic Crossing.The Grammy® Award winning trio, who first performed together at the now legendary Woodstock Festival over four decades ago, will perform three exclusive concerts for passengers on board Queen Mary 2 during the seven-night Transatlantic Crossing from New... 
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Jan 14, 2015Notification of Transactions of Directors / PDMRs
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Jan 14, 2015Two Holland America Line ships Achieve Perfect Scores of 100 on Recent United States Public Health Inspections
SEATTLE, Jan. 14, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- Holland America Line's ms Noordam and ms Zuiderdam achieved perfect scores of 100 on recent routine United States Public Health inspections conducted by the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. The unannounced inspection for ms Noordam was held Jan. 5, 2015, during a call at Fort Lauderdale, Fla., at the start of a 10-day Caribbean cruise. Zuiderdam was inspected Dec. 19, 2014, during a call at Fort Lauderdale at the start of a seven-night C... 
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Jan 13, 2015Carnival Corporation & plc Declares Dividend
MIAMI, Jan. 13, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- Carnival Corporation & plc (NYSE/LSE: CCL; NYSE: CUK) has announced that it has declared a dividend of $0.25 per share.  The company's board of directors approved a record date for the quarterly dividend of February 20, 2015, and a payment date of March 13, 2015. 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 U.S. do... 
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Jan 13, 2015Princess Cruises Unveils North To Alaska! Cruise Vacation Offerings
New "Like a Local" Culinary and Interactive Experiences Bring Authentic Flavors and Culture Onboard SANTA CLARITA, Calif., Jan. 13, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- Building on its long-standing recognition as the best Alaska cruise vacation, Princess Cruises today announced the launch of North to Alaska!, a series of new onboard offerings that fully immerse guests in the Great Alaska experience. Created in partnership with local experts, North to Alaska! features a variety of authentic Alaska culina... 
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Jan 09, 2015Micky Arison Takes Helm of FCCA Executive Committee
PEMBROKE PINES, Fla., Jan. 9, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- The Florida-Caribbean Cruise Association (FCCA) proudly announces the appointment of its new Executive Committee Chairman—Micky Arison, Carnival Corporation & plc Chairman. He takes the reins from Kevin Sheehan, past president and CEO of Norwegian Cruise Line Holdings Ltd., who served as FCCA Chairman for the last five years and proved crucial to growing the FCCA Platinum Membership program and further developing relationships with destinations ... 
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Jan 08, 2015Carnival plc - Voting Rights and Capital
At 9:00 a.m. Eastern Time on 31 December 2014 Carnival plc had 216,016,600 issued ordinary shares of US$1.66 each admitted to trading. Carnival plc holds nil ordinary shares in Treasury. Although Carnival plc has 216,016,600 issued ordinary shares, the 30,848,634 ordinary shares held by Carnival Investments Limited and 1,115,450 ordinary shares held by Carnival Corporation do not carry the right to vote (in accordance with the Articles of Association of Carnival plc). Therefor... 
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Jan 08, 2015Holland America Line's ms Zuiderdam Rescues Eight Crewmembers From Sinking Vessel in the Caribbean
ms Zaandam also assists seven crewmembers from the yacht Polonus in Antarctica SEATTLE, Jan. 8, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- At 2:10 a.m. Jan. 3, 2015, while en route to Oranjestad, Aruba, Holland America Line's ms Zuiderdam answered a distress call from the Bahamian inter-island vessel Excalibur that was sinking with eight crewmembers onboard. Zuiderdam was approximately 15 miles away and the closest ship in the area. Zuiderdam altered course and was able to successfully execute a nighttime resc... 
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Jan 08, 2015Princess Cruises Announces Seattle Seahawks Fan Cruise
Seattle Seahawks Aboard Crown Princess Sailing to Alaska, June 20 - 27, 2015 SANTA CLARITA, Calif., Jan. 8, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- Princess Cruises, the Official Cruise Line of the Seattle Seahawks, has announced "Sail with the 12s – A Seahawks Fan Cruise," featuring a seven-night Alaska cruise over Father's Day, departing from Seattle, Wash., on Crown Princess on June 20, 2015. Guests will enjoy the ultimate in player interactions and onboard fan activities including: Meet and greet ... 
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Jan 07, 2015Princess Cruises Announces Finalists for Fourth Annual Entertainer of the Year Competition
Guests Can Vote for Top Performer during Upcoming Crown Princess Cruise SANTA CLARITA, Calif., Jan. 7, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- Princess Cruises will soon crown the top guest entertainer for 2014 during the cruise line's fourth annual Entertainer of the Year competition. Four talented finalists have been carefully chosen from the vast array of onboard performers — including vocalists, comedians, magicians, tribute bands and other specialty acts — who delight guests each year, and will compete for... 
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Jan 01, 2015Princess Cruises Kicks Off 50th Anniversary Year with First-Ever Float in The Rose Parade®
Original Love Boat Cast Stars on Float During Iconic New Year's Day Parade SANTA CLARITA, Calif., Jan. 1, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- The first day of the new year marked Princess Cruises' first-ever debut in the iconic 126th Rose Parade, kicking off the cruise line's 50th anniversary celebration. The float, themed "50 Years of Inspiring Travel" was awarded the prestigious Craftsman Trophy for Exceptional Achievement in Showmanship and Dramatic Impact. As a special feature the six original cast ... 
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