2016 News Releases

 
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Feb 12, 2016AIDA Cruises is once again Top Employer in Germany
AIDA Cruises was once again recognized as “Top Employer Germany 2016” by the international research company Top Employers Institute.  Conducted annually, this study analyzes major employers, and not just in terms of human resources management and strategy. The analysis also focuses on AIDA’s offering to its employees in terms of human resources planning, talent strategy, training and career planning, manager development, compensation and benefits, and corporate culture.   ... 
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Feb 11, 2016Notification of Transactions of Directors/PDMRS
MIAMI (February 11, 2016) - Carnival Corporation & plc (NYSE/LSE: CCL; NYSE: CUK) was notified that on February 9, 2016, the following transactions occurred: Micky Arison, Chairman of Carnival Corporation & plc's Boards of Directors, acquired 17,798 shares of Carnival Corporation common stock, with a nominal value of US$0.01 per share, ("CC Shares") on release from restriction of the July 2013 performance-based restricted stock unit award (the "PBS Award") granted under the Carnival C... 
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Feb 11, 2016Delicious! Tim Mälzer cooks for AIDA
AIDA Cruises gets famous German TV chef on board for a fleet-wide culinary collaboration   The cruise company AIDA Cruises is launching a new, fleet-wide collaboration with the famous German TV chef and multi-gastronome Tim Mälzer. In future, he will create truly special culinary experiences for guests on board the AIDA ships and take them on a culinary journey.   The collaboration will be launched on board the new flagship AIDAprima. In the new cooking studio, whic... 
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Feb 11, 2016St. Valentine’s Day On Board Costa Cruise Ships
To celebrate the most romantic day of the year the Italian company proposes an enchanting dinner for two, wellness treatments for couples, special theme-oriented initiatives and much more, travelling to the sweet rhythm of a Costa cruise.     Genoa, 11 February 2016 – Costa Cruises is getting ready to welcome and amaze all lovers cruising on its ships, with lots of surprises and sweet initiatives to share with one’s better half on St. Valentine’s Day: activities dedica... 
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Feb 09, 2016AIDAcara: Beauty makeover for 20th birthday
Millions invested for anniversary   Shortly before her 20th birthday on June 7, 2016, AIDAcara has been given a beauty makeover, so she’s looking splendid for the big anniversary. AIDAcara was christened in Rostock on June 7, 1996, by Christiane Herzog. The first ship of the AIDA fleet triggered a revolution in the cruise market, also winning over young, lifestyle-oriented people for this kind of vacation for the first time. Following her scheduled stay in dry dock from Janua... 
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Feb 09, 2016AIDA: New app for mobile devices – now with live feed
Vacation atmosphere can now be experienced in real time on smartphones   AIDA, Germany's leading cruise company, has updated its mobile app for iPhone and Android smartphones. The new generation now includes a live feed from on board the ships.   With the free app, users can for the first time experience an AIDA cruise in real time: Live news from on board, from the Theatrium, the restaurants and the sun deck, as well as breathtaking photos from the current destinatio... 
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Feb 08, 2016Eureka! Holland America Line to Give Away Five Gold Nuggets in ‘Find Your Gold’ Promotion
Strike it rich while celebrating the Klondike Gold Rush on Alaska-Yukon adventures Seattle, Wash., Feb. 8, 2016– In honor of the 120th anniversary of the Klondike Gold Rush, Holland America Line is launching a "Find Your Gold" giveaway that will award five lucky winners an authentic gold nugget valued at approximately $1,000 each. As the only cruise line to offer Alaska and Yukon travel, the glistening golden treasure is the perfect representation of Holland America Line’s deep connection to t... 
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Feb 08, 2016Princess Cruises Debuts New Livery Design on Majestic Princess
Chinese New Year Marks ‘Float-Out’ Celebration as New China-Destined Ship Meets the Ocean for the First Time SANTA CLARITA, Calif. (February 8, 2016) – Princess Cruises announced today, on Chinese New Year, that Majestic Princess, the first cruise ship built and designed specifically for the China market will also be the first ship in the fleet to debut an elegant new livery design featuring the company’s iconic logo.  The new livery design will roll out fleetwide over the next f... 
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Feb 05, 2016Carnival plc - Voting Rights And Capital
At 9:00 a.m. Eastern Time on 31 January 2016 Carnival plc had 216,456,140 issued ordinary shares of US$1.66 each admitted to trading.  Carnival plc holds nil ordinary shares in Treasury.    Although Carnival plc has 216,456,140 issued ordinary shares, the 25,792,144 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 p... 
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Feb 05, 2016Costa Cruises’ New CostaClub Kicks Into High Gear
The club of Costa’s most loyal guests celebrates its 15th anniversary with some great innovations: two new membership clubs, new benefits, and an extraordinary and exclusive contest to win 15 years of cruises. And more than 3 million cruises have been taken by members of the CostaClub since its inception.     Genoa, 5 February 2016 – Costa Cruises celebrates the 15th anniversary of CostaClub, the guest loyalty program that focuses on innovation and change, values that have al... 
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Feb 04, 2016Princess Cruises Wilderness Lodge Named One of the Top 12 Resorts in Alaska and the Pacific Northwest by Condé Nast Traveler Magazine
Kenai Princess Wilderness Lodge Receives Prestigious Accolade in Annual Readers’ Choice Awards  SANTA CLARITA, Calif. (February 4, 2016) – Kenai Princess Wilderness Lodge, a Princess Cruises Land & Sea Vacation destination, has been named one of the top-12 resorts in Alaska and the Pacific Northwest for 2015 by Condé Nast Traveler. This recognition is part of the publication’s annual Readers’ Choice Awards, which garnered responses from more than 128,000 travelers worldwide... 
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Feb 04, 2016For Chocolate Lovers on Cruises, Every Day is Valentine's Day
MIAMI, Feb. 4, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- Cruise passengers are big lovers of chocolate. The proof is in the pudding – and the chocolate cake, and the chocolate soufflés, and the chocolate truffles. --> -->While you're shopping for that perfect box of chocolate for your Valentine consider, for instance, that Carnival Cruise Line alone buys more than 1.3 million pounds of chocolate each year. A half million of those pounds go into making the passenger-favorite Warm Chocolate Melting Cake – som... 
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Feb 04, 2016P&O’s Pacific Pearl Cruises into Auckland to launch record cruise season and begin influx of Auckland Nines fans
New Zealand’s burgeoning cruise industry is set to receive a huge boost with the arrival of P&O Cruises’ Pacific Pearl into Auckland today for the launch of the cruise line’s biggest ever New Zealand season, lasting a record five months.   Timed to coincide with the Downer NRL Auckland Nines, Pacific Pearl’s arrival today will deliver scores of  passionate Rugby League fans to New Zealand – as well as star player Brisbane Broncos team member and New Zealand Kiwis Capta... 
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Feb 04, 2016You’re Invited – Carnival Launches Facebook Group Exclusively for Agents
Carnival Cruise Line has launched a new Facebook group – Carnival Fun Zone – designed exclusively for its travel agent friends.   The group will provide the perfect platform for the fun-loving cruise line to share its latest news and events with travel agents throughout Australia and New Zealand.   To mark the launch, Carnival is also sharing the chance to win a cabin for two on its newest ship, Carnival Vista, which debuts in Europe in May.  Every agent who joi... 
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Feb 03, 2016Holland America Line Marks $4.7 Million Donated for Cancer Support
Fundraising walks held on 500 cruises each year   Seattle, Wash., Feb. 3, 2016 – In honor of World Cancer Day tomorrow, Feb. 4, Holland America Line is proud to announce that to date cruise guests and employees of the company have raised more than $4.7 million for cancer support through “On Deck” programming. The current On Deck for a Cause program benefits six international cancer organizations located in the United States, Canada, Australia, the Netherlands, Germany and the U... 
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Feb 03, 2016Captain Dino Sagani Named Master of Majestic Princess
SANTA CLARITA, Calif. (February 3, 2016) – Princess Cruises announced today that Captain Dino Sagani has been named master of its next new ship, Majestic Princess. He will lead a senior officer team with more than 100 years of seagoing experience among them.   The relief Captain appointed to Majestic Princess is Princess Cruises’ veteran, Captain Craig Street.   “We’re thrilled to appoint such experienced captains to our new cruise ship destined for China,” said Ja... 
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Feb 02, 2016Holland America Line Crowns Katrina Pedersen ‘Dancing with the Stars: At Sea’ Champion and Mirrorball Trophy Winner
Champions Cruise with 15 guest competitors held on ms Nieuw Amsterdam   Seattle, Wash., Feb. 2, 2016 – During the Jan. 10 Champions Cruise aboard ms Nieuw Amsterdam, Holland America Line crowned guest Katrina Pedersen of Sunnyvale, California, the line’s final “Dancing with the Stars: At Sea” Champion. Pedersen, who represented ms Maasdam, triumphed over 14 other guest competitors to claim the title and take home Holland America Line’s coveted “Dancing with the Stars: At Sea” ... 
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Feb 02, 2016Holland America Line Hosts Luncheon in Tampa on ms Veendam for the America Red Cross
Seattle, Wash., Feb. 2, 2016 — On Sunday, Jan. 31, 2016, at Tampa, Fla., Holland America Line hosted a luncheon aboard ms Veendam for the local chapter of the American Red Cross, one of the company’s community partners.   Following the luncheon and a presentation, guests were invited to tour the ship before disembarking.   “The variety of aid that the American Red Cross is able to provide in times of need is remarkable, and we are honored to host them on board for t... 
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Feb 01, 2016Carnival Corporation & plc Announces Carnival plc Share Sale And Carnival Corporation Stock Repurchase Program
MIAMI, Feb. 1, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- Carnival Corporation & plc (NYSE/LSE: CCL; NYSE: CUK) announces that Carnival Corporation and Carnival Investments Limited, a wholly owned subsidiary of Carnival Corporation, intend to sell existing Carnival plc ordinary shares that they hold in the UK market ("Share Sales"). The ordinary shares will be sold from time to time in the UK in "at the market" transactions at times when the Carnival Corporation common stock is trading at a discount to Carnival plc s... 
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Feb 01, 2016Release:  MASTERCHEF Cruise Adds The Newest “MASTERCHEF JUNIOR” Winner And All-New Programming To The Culinary Experience At Sea
MASTERCHEF JUNIOR winner Addison and Semi-Finalist Zac to set sail in the Caribbean Nov. 6-13 on Holland America Line’s ms Nieuw Amsterdam All-New MASTERCHEF JUNIOR-themed programming to include specialty breakout sessions, live demonstrations and interactive challenges   Fresh off Friday night’s MASTERCHEF JUNIOR finale, cruise and series producers Endemol Shine North America announced Season 4 winner Addison and semi-finalist Zac will bring th... 
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Feb 01, 2016Carnival Encourages Travel Agents to 'Leap Into Group Savings' With Special Promotion Through February 29
Initial Deposits Waived on Group Sailings, Enhancements to Free Cruise Berth Program for Travel Agents               MIAMI (February 1, 2016) – As part of a new “Leap Into Group Savings” promotion, Carnival Cruise Line is waiving its initial deposit requirement for group bookings, as well as offering an enhanced free cruise berth program, through February 29, 2016. Through the new promotion, deposits are waiv... 
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Feb 01, 2016Carnival Corporation's AIDA Cruises Launches Global Casting Call for Entertainers
AIDA Cruises, Germany's largest and most popular cruise brand, is seeking nearly 600 performers for onboard shows in seven countries and 11 cities, including Los Angeles and New York MIAMI, Feb. 1, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- Carnival Corporation & plc (NYSE/LSE: CCL; NYSE: CUK), the world's largest leisure travel company, today announced its German-based AIDA Cruises brand is planning a series of worldwide auditions in search of the 570 entertainers needed for the 24 stages on its 10 cruise ships. ... 
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Feb 01, 2016No gift for Valentine’s Day yet? AIDA has some great ideas
AIDAcara Special, proposing marriage on board, and other romantic offers   February 14 is St. Valentine’s Day, and AIDA Cruises has some great gift ideas. For instance, how about taking a cruise to the Canary Islands on the AIDA fleet’s very first ship, AIDAcara, during AIDA’s 20th anniversary year? Anybody who books the “AIDAcara Valentine’s Day Special” – a 7-day cruise to the Canaries and Madeira – for themselves and their partner at the AIDA PREMIUM rate during the campaign... 
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Feb 01, 2016Adam D. Tihany To Act As Creative Director Of New Costa Cruises Ships
Design of the brand’s two new ships, powered with Liquefied Natural Gas, will be inspired by “Italy’s Finest”     Genoa, February 1, 2016 – Costa Cruises has appointed New York based hospitality designer Adam D. Tihany as Creative Director for the two new ships, powered with Liquefied Natural Gas (LNG), scheduled for delivery in 2019 and 2020. Under Tihany’s leadership, Costa Cruises will assemble an elite group of designers to execute the vision for the next generati... 
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Feb 01, 2016Cozy Up in Holland America Line’s Fourth ‘Countdown to Koningsdam’ Video Showcasing the Ship’s Staterooms and Suites
Inside, ocean-view, spa, verandah and suite accommodations to feature distinct décor   Seattle, Wash., Feb. 1, 2016 – Holland America Line debuted the fourth “Countdown to Koningsdam” video in the series that details the ship’s staterooms and suites. The short videos were created to provide updates and share the excitement as ms Koningsdam nears delivery in April 2016.   Hosted by Johnathan Rogers, Koningsdam’s inaugural cruise director, the video, “Countdown to Kon... 
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Jan 28, 2016Carnival Cruise Line, Operation Homefront, and Seven-Time GRAMMY Award-Winning Superstar Carrie Underwood Launch Honor. Family. Fun. Initiative to Support Military Families
Underwood to treat military families to private concert pierside aboard Carnival's Newest and Most Family-Friendly Ship, Carnival Vista, at Port of New York in November 2016 Campaign will raise funds for Operation Homefront and highlight personal stories of military families JACKSONVILLE, Fla., Jan. 28, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- Today, Carnival Cruise Line announced a new initiative designed to support U.S. military families alongside seven-time GRAMMY-award winning superstar Carrie Underwood a... 
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Jan 28, 2016Cruise To The Rhythm: Musicians From The Santa Cecilia Conservatory On Board The Costa neoClassica
From January through May 2016 the Costa neoClassica, on cruises of discovery to Ancient Greece, is the venue for concerts by a group of 14 young prodigies from the prestigious Roman conservatory.   Genoa - January 28, 2016 – Costa Cruises and the Santa Cecilia Conservatory in Rome have announced an innovative initiative in keeping with Italy’s finest and its inimitable musical traditions.  From January until the end of May 2016, the best young talent from the prestigious c... 
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Jan 28, 2016New P&O Show Like Nothing Seen at Sea
P&O Cruises has upped the ante on cruise performances with its first contemporary dance show – Twice Upon a Time.   A lyrical dance piece that takes a dramatic journey through a post-apocalyptic world to a time of re-generation and splendour, Twice Upon a Time features a captivating original score and evocative choreography. With no dialogue, the story is told through movement and music, with elements of the soundtrack recorded in a fictitious language.   P&... 
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Jan 27, 2016Princess Cruises Debuts SHARE by Curtis Stone
Award-Winning Chef Curtis Stone Introduces First Restaurant at Sea Inspired by the Joy of Coming Together with Shared Plates and Charming Setting to Create Lasting MemoriesSANTA CLARITA, Calif., Jan. 27, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- Princess Cruises celebrated the grand opening of SHARE by Curtis Stone, the award-winning chef's first restaurant at sea aboard Ruby Princess. SHARE offers an exclusive specialty cruise dining experience for guests with a menu of signature dishes imagined for sharing, i... 
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Jan 27, 2016P&O Cruises' Latest Ship Pacific Aria Makes Maiden Visit to Newcastle As City Experiences Cruise Boom
P&O Cruises’ latest ship, Pacific Aria, has made her maiden visit to Newcastle today, signaling the growing popularity of the port city as a cruise destination.   The 55,820-tonne Pacific Aria docked at Channel Berth about 8am allowing its 1500 guests to spend the day exploring the city and surrounding areas including Stockton’s sand dunes, dolphin cruises at Port Stephens and food and wine tasting tours of the Hunter Valley.   The visit is part of Pacific Ari... 
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Jan 26, 2016Princess Cruises Announces “The Come Back New Promise” A $450 Million Multi-Year Product Innovation, Cruise Ship Renovation and Guest Experience Enhancement Campaign
SANTA CLARITA, Calif. (January 26, 2016) – Princess Cruises announced The Come Back New Promise, a $450 million multi-year product innovation and cruise ship renovation campaign that will continue to enhance the line’s onboard guest experience. These enhancements will result in more transformative moments, lifetime memories and meaningful stories for guests to share from their cruise vacation.   “The Come Back New Promise differentiates our approach to cruising and of... 
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Jan 25, 2016Carnival Corporation to Host The Nature Conservancy's Mapping Ocean Wealth Annual Meeting
Being held at the Miami headquarters of world's largest travel and leisure company, meeting will feature representatives from leading global conservation organizations Agenda includes discussing research and initiatives to improve and sustain world's oceans and seas MIAMI, Jan. 25, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- Carnival Corporation & plc (NYSE/LSE: CCL; NYSE: CUK), the world's largest travel and leisure company, will welcome representatives from leading conservation, science and sustainability orga... 
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Jan 25, 2016Fireworks and Four Ships – P&O Celebrates Australia Day
Sydneysiders will be able to enjoy the spectacle of four cruise ships on Sydney Harbour tomorrow as well as stunning fireworks in the evening, with the nation’s largest cruise line P&O Cruises joining in Australia Day celebrations in the city.   The P&O Cruises Fireworks display will light up the skies over the city at 9.30pm, with the five-minute display happening east of Fort Denison.   Four P&O ships – Pacific Aria, Pacific Eden, Pacific Pearl and Paci... 
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Jan 25, 2016Holland America Line President Orlando Ashford Named ‘Most Innovative Executive, Mid-Sized Cruise’ in 2016 Travvy Awards
Cruise line also receives five awards in destination and shore excursion categories   Seattle, Wash., Jan. 25, 2016 – The past year has been one of evolution for Holland America Line, and travAlliancemedia recognized the leadership efforts of company president Orlando Ashford by naming him “Most Innovative Executive, Mid-Sized Cruise” at the 2016 Travvy Awards. The cruise line also received a gold award for “Best Mid-Sized Cruise Line, U.S. and Canada” and silver awards in the c... 
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Jan 22, 2016Ralph Remkes Appointed General Manager Northern Europe Costa Group
Genoa, January 22, 2016 –  Starting January 13 Ralph Remkes joined Costa Group in the position of General Manager Northern Europe, reporting to Massimo Brancaleoni Senior Vice President of Worldwide Sales. In this position Ralph leads the recently created Northern Europe Region with a coordination center at the Costa offices located in Amsterdam.  With the goal to provide even more support and unmatchable services to its business partners achieving a sustainable competitive ad... 
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Jan 22, 2016Costa Cruises Places In Top Five Of Two USA Today 10Best Readers’ Choice Awards Categories
U.S.-based Costa Deliziosa named runner-up in ‘Best Cruise Ship for Entertainment’ category   Genoa, 22 January 2016 - Costa Cruises placed in the top five of two USA Today 10Best Readers’ Choice Awards, including a runner-up nod for Costa Deliziosa, currently sailing Caribbean cruises from Port Everglades, Florida, in “Best Cruise Ship for Entertainment.” The Italian-flagged cruise line also placed fourth out of 10 in the overall “Best Ocean Cruise Line” category.  &n... 
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Jan 21, 2016AIDA New Year’s Raffle: 100,000 euros for SOS Children’s Village
AIDA Cruises supports disadvantaged children in the Philippines and Germany   AIDA Cruises is supporting the children’s aid organization “SOS-Kinderdorf e.V.” with a donation of 100,000 euros. This sum was raised by the New Year’s Raffle that is traditionally held on board the ships of the AIDA fleet on December 31. This year the donation will again benefit the SOS Children’s Village in Iloilo in the Philippines and SOS projects in Germany. AIDA Cruises gave away a total of 20 ... 
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Jan 20, 2016Holland America Line’s ms Koningsdam Reaches Milestone with Successful Completion of Sea Trials
Ship sails the open ocean for the first time   Seattle, Wash., Jan. 20, 2016 – Holland America Line’s ms Koningsdam returned to Fincantieri’s Marghera shipyard Saturday, Jan. 16, after successfully completing two sets of sea trials off the Italian coast.   Koningsdam left Marghera Jan. 2 and performed the first set of sea trials over three days before going into dry dock at Fincantieri’s Trieste shipyard, where standard hull maintenance was performed. The ship sail... 
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Jan 20, 2016Holland America Line Invites Guests to ‘Savor the Journey’ with a New Brand Campaign
Updated logo, new tag line and advertising campaign aim to connect with premium cruisers   Seattle, Wash., Jan. 20, 2016 – Holland America Line is evolving its image with a new brand campaign that introduces a refreshed logo, new advertising campaign and new tag line that invites guests to “Savor the Journey.” The new slogan encourages travelers to embrace the exhilaration of a Holland America Line cruise, both aboard ship and ashore.   The updated blue and whit... 
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Jan 19, 2016Holland America Line’s ms Eurodam Receives Innovative New Bar, Entertainment Venues and Suite Upgrades in Dry Dock
Extensive refit debuts Lincoln Center Stage, Gallery Bar, New York Pizza and more   Seattle, Wash., Jan. 19, 2016 – When ms Eurodam re-entered service Dec. 20, 2015, following a scheduled 14-day dry dock in the Bahamas, guests were introduced to several new concepts recently announced by Holland America Line. The most notable new additions are Lincoln Center Stage, in partnership with Lincoln Center for the Performing Arts, showcasing an ensemble performing chamber music; Billb... 
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Jan 19, 2016Notification of Transaction of Director/PDMRS
MIAMI (January 19, 2016) - Carnival Corporation & plc (NYSE/LSE: CCL; NYSE: CUK) announced that on January 15, 2016 the following transactions occurred:   David Noyes, Chief Executive Officer of Carnival UK, acquired 2,675 Carnival plc ordinary shares ("plc Shares"), with a nominal value of US$1.66 per ordinary share, on release from restriction of the January 15, 2013 restricted stock unit award that was granted under the Carnival plc 2005 Employee Share Plan ("2005 Plan")... 
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Jan 19, 2016Cunard Kicks Blue Note Jazz-Themed Transatlantic Crossing into High Gear with the Addition of a Second Vocal Legend: Dee Dee Bridgewater
SOUTHAMPTON, England, Jan. 19, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- Cunard is excited to announce that jazz icon Dee Dee Bridgewater will be co-headlining Queen Mary 2's third Blue Note jazz-themed Transatlantic Crossing from New York to Southampton on October 25, 2016.7-night crossing. -->7-night crossing. -->Bridgewater is a Triple Grammy® Award Winner, a TONY® Winner, a UN Goodwill Ambassador, producer, record label head, and much more. Widely celebrated for her depth of artistry across mediums, Br... 
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Jan 19, 2016P&O Cruises and Cunard winning the war on waste
The two Carnival UK brands of P&O Cruises and Cunard report major progress in reducing both fuel consumption and emissions during its cruise operations.   The latest annual Sustainability Report reveals that - during 2014 - fuel consumption was down by 5%.    An array of energy-saving measures on board ships in the fleets of both P&O Cruises and Cunard Line allied to a reduction in sea miles travelled effected this positive result which means that consump... 
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Jan 18, 2016The Costa Crociere Foundation Starts Its Selection Process For Projects Aimed At Social Betterment And Protection Of The Marine Environment
For the second year running, the Foundation is conducting a call for social and environmental projects for which it will provide funding. Non-profit organizations can submit their proposals on the Foundation’s website until February 14 or until the limit of 200 candidate projects is reached.   Genoa – January 18, 2016 – The Costa Crociere Foundation (www.costa-crociere-foundation.com) has started the annual selection process reserved for Italian non-profit organizations en... 
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Jan 18, 2016P&O Cruises Rings in 2016 with Record Bookings
Australians’ ever-growing love of cruising has pushed bookings for P&O Cruises’ holidays to an all-time high.   The cruise line is celebrating an overwhelmingly strong start to the year with the first week of January proving to be its biggest booking week ever  – up 84 per cent on the first week of January last year.   In addition, Thursday January 7 was P&O’s biggest booking day ever, with holidaymakers keen to make the most of the cruise line’s latest ... 
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Jan 15, 2016Costa Cruises Is Taking Part In The International Day Of Italian Cuisine: “Costoletta Di Vitello Alla Milanese” Prepared Onboard Its Ships
On 17 January 12 Costa ships worldwide will offer their international guests the chance to taste one of the most famous dishes of traditional Italian cuisine made to the original recipe   Genoa, 15 January 2016 – On 17 January, to mark the 9th International Day of Italian Cuisine, Costa Cruises will be presenting the “costoletta di vitello alla milanese” (Milanese style veal chop), a tasty dish that is part of traditional Italian cuisine, onboard 12 of its ships sailing in the... 
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Jan 15, 2016P&O Cruises creates a ‘buzz’ in BrandIndex
P&O Cruises is the only cruise company to sail in to the 2015 top five YouGov BrandIndex Buzz ranking for travel agents, hotels and guides.   The BrandIndex measures the public’s perception of brands on a daily basis across a range of methods and annual rankings are compiled from scores across the year.   P&O Cruises is ranked fourth in the travel category for 2015. It is also second in the top five most improved brands of 2015 within this sector, improving it... 
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Jan 14, 2016Carnival Corporation & plc Declares Dividend
MIAMI, Jan. 14, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- Carnival Corporation & plc (NYSE/LSE: CCL; NYSE: CUK) has announced that it has declared a dividend of $0.30 per share.  The company's board of directors approved a record date for the quarterly dividend of February 19, 2016, and a payment date of March 11, 2016. 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 14, 2016Carnival Inspiration To Undergo Multi-Million-Dollar Renovation That Will Add A Variety of Exciting New Features
Guy’s Burger Joint, BlueIguana Cantina, RedFrog Rum Bar, BlueIguana Tequila Bar, Cherry on Top and Alchemy Bar to be Added During Three-Week Dry Dock   MIAMI (January 14, 2016) – The 2,052-passenger Carnival Inspiration will undergo a multi-million-dollar makeover that will add a wide range of new dining and bar innovations next month.  The new features will be incorporated during a three-week dry dock taking place in Portland, Ore., Jan. 18 to Feb. 5, 2016.... 
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Jan 14, 2016Carnival Corporation Appoints Roger Chen as Chairman in China
25-year veteran Chinese executive will oversee Carnival Corporation's industry-leading presence in China and facilitate the company's long-term growth plans for cruising in the region MIAMI, Jan. 14, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- Carnival Corporation & plc (NYSE/LSE: CCL; NYSE: CUK), the world's largest travel and leisure company, today announced that Roger Chen has been appointed chairman in China, effective January 1, 2016. A native of China, Chen will be based in Shanghai and lead all government re... 
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Jan 14, 2016P&O’s Pacific Eden Completes Australian Maiden Visit Trifecta in Portland
P&O Cruises’ Pacific Eden cruised into Portland early yesterday morning, completing a trifecta of maiden visits to regional ports along the Australian coast this week.   Featuring a relaxed, stylish design which reflects modern Australia, the 55,820-tonne Pacific Eden docked in Portland’s harbour yesterday allowing its 1500 guests to spend the day exploring the picturesque Victoria town, famous for its rich seafaring heritage.   Pacific Eden’s passengers had the... 
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Jan 14, 2016P&O Cruises Celebrates New Year with New Wave of Offers
P&O Cruises’ “Biggest Ever Offer” is back – and it’s bigger and better than before, with the cruise line celebrating its expanded five ship fleet by offering up to five great inclusions.   Available across more than 626 cruises sailing from eight different ports, the sale fares are on offer until February 25, 2016.   Guests who book during the sale period will receive up to five different offers including up to $300* onboard credit per room, a free soft drink pack... 
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Jan 13, 2016Dutch Masterpieces Head to Sea with Holland America Line’s New Rijksmuseum Partnership
Program to feature ‘museum at sea’ with art reproductions, cultural activities and more   Seattle, Wash., Jan. 13, 2016 — Holland America Line is celebrating its Dutch heritage in a new partnership with Rijksmuseum, the most-visited national museum in the Netherlands. Through the collaboration, the “Rijksmuseum at Sea” created by Rijksstudio will be installed on ms Oosterdam during its scheduled dry dock in April 2016 and then move fleetwide over the next several years. The line... 
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Jan 13, 2016Holland America Line Partners with Herb Specialist Koppert Cress to Provide Fresh Microgreens in ms Koningsdam’s Growing Area
‘Dinner at the Culinary Arts Center’ farm-to-table menu to feature Koppert Cress ingredients     Seattle, Wash., January 13, 2016 — Holland America Line is partnering with award-winning microgreen specialist Koppert Cress to grow fresh ingredients onboard the line’s newbuild, ms Koningsdam. The Koppert Cress partnership will enable guests to indulge in fresh microgreens grown onboard in the Culinary Arts Center while enjoying a farm-to-table-style menu for dinner. ... 
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Jan 13, 20162015 Another Outstanding, Award-Winning Year
Seattle, January 13, 2016 - 2015 shaped out to be another highly-successful and award-winning year for Seabourn, with the ultra-luxury cruise line garnering many honors and prestigious accolades from well-respected publications and professionals in the travel industry. Seabourn received top honors in the annual surveys of high-profile consumer publications, Travel + Leisure and Condé Nast Traveler, where their discerning readers voted the line "Best Small-Ship Cruise Line," a ... 
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Jan 13, 20162015 Was Exhausting – Sleep Study Reveals Americans Will Do Almost Anything for More Shut-Eye in 2016
Americans Find Getting More Sleep a More Appealing Resolution than Going Back to the Gym SANTA CLARITA, Calif. (January 13, 2016) – Americans are tired of feeling tired and willing to sacrifice almost anything for more sleep in the new year, according to a new sleep-inspired survey commissioned by Princess Cruises. The Princess Cruises Sleep Survey results suggest that 2016 may be the year Americans wake up and acknowledge the power of sleep by embracing a new sleep schedule. In fact... 
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Jan 12, 2016P&O’s Pacific Eden Makes First Visit to Mornington Peninsula
P&O Cruises’ latest ship Pacific Eden has made history this morning, visiting Mornington Peninsula for the first time as part of an eight-night itinerary taking in regional attractions along Australia’s south coast.    Featuring a relaxed, stylish design which reflects modern Australia, the 55,820-tonne Pacific Eden is scheduled to spend the day on Mornington Peninsula, with its 1500 guests spending the day exploring the Victorian region famous for its geothermal hot s... 
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Jan 12, 2016Carnival Corporation's New Sustainability Report Highlights Key Environmental and Social Initiatives
Report details company's 2020 goals, reinforcing commitment to protecting environment by increasing water efficiency and reducing waste production, greenhouse gases and other emissions Additional highlights from world's largest travel and leisure company include recognition for sustainability efforts and transparency MIAMI, Jan. 12, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- Carnival Corporation & plc (NYSE/LSE: CCL; NYSE: CUK), the world's largest travel and leisure company, released its 2014 Sustainabilit... 
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Jan 11, 2016Holland America Line Partners with Master Mixologist and James Beard Winner Dale DeGroff to Create Menu of Unique Libations
DeGroff’s innovative cocktail recipes debut in bars on ms Eurodam   Seattle, Wash., Jan. 11, 2016 — Whether you like your drinks on the rocks, straight up, shaken or stirred, Holland America Line’s new partnership with 2015 James Beard Who’s Who Inductee and Master Mixologist Dale DeGroff brings an innovative menu of creative cocktails to the premium cruise line. DeGroff’s creations will debut aboard ms Eurodam this month and will expand fleetwide by springtime.   ... 
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Jan 11, 2016Carnival Named 'Best Cruise Line' And 'Best Cruise Ship For Dining' In USA Today's 10Best Readers' Choice Awards
MIAMI, Jan. 11, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- Carnival Cruise Line took top honors in two categories in USA Today's 10Best Readers' Choice Awards, earning accolades for "Best Cruise Line" and "Best Cruise Ship For Dining" (Carnival Breeze).  The awards were based on nominations from a team of cruise industry experts and the winners were determined by an online vote by USA Today readers. Carnival earned "Best Cruise Line" honors for its affordable, high quality vacation experience that offers a ... 
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Jan 11, 2016When Eden Met Eden: P&O’s Pacific Eden Visits Her Namesake Port
P&O Cruises’ latest ship Pacific Eden cruised into her namesake port – Eden – for the first time on Sunday.   The 55,820-tonne Pacific Eden turned heads when she docked in Eden’s harbour on Sunday morning with her 1500 guests spending the day exploring the picturesque New South Wales’ Sapphire Coast town on tours that visited the Killer Whale Museum as well as local oyster farms and the thriving coastal art scene.   P&O Cruises Australia President Sture Myrm... 
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Jan 11, 2016AIDA offers service for easier visa applications
New cooperation between cruise company and CIBT VisumCentrale   Starting now, the cruise company AIDA Cruises is offering its guests a new service that will assist them with visa formalities. To this end, AIDA is teaming up with the market leader for international visas and passports, CIBT VisumCentrale. Guests that have booked an AIDA cruise receive attractive special conditions on the CIBT portal set up for this purpose.   Particularly with long-distance destinatio... 
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Jan 11, 2016Shannan Ponton Set to Motivate Carnival Cruisers in 2016
Carnival Cruise Line’s guests will have a helping hand with their health and fitness goals this year, following the return of fitness and healthy living expert Shannan Ponton to the cruise line’s local ships. Shannan will be helping guests maintain their exercise and nutrition objectives on two cruises from Sydney in April and November, offering a brand new nutrition advice seminar, in addition to his popular Biggest Bootcamp at Sea classes and motivation seminars. Carnival Spirit an... 
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Jan 08, 2016All the World’s a Stage in Holland America Line’s Third ‘Countdown to Koningsdam’ Video
The World Stage is to feature a revolutionary multistory 270-degree LED screen   Seattle, Wash., Jan. 8, 2015 – Holland America Line debuted the third in a series of “Countdown to Koningsdam” videos that details the ship’s The World Stage main theater. The short videos were created to ramp up anticipation and provide updates as ms Koningsdam nears delivery in April 2016.   Hosted by Johnathan Rogers, Koningsdam’s inaugural cruise director, the third video, “Countdow... 
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Jan 07, 2016Seabourn Launches 2016 Signature Savings Event
  Exceptional Savings, Shipboard Credits, Veranda Suite Upgrades and More   SEATTLE, January 5, 2016 - Seabourn has announced its 2016 Signature Savings Event, offering exceptional savings and a variety of value-added amenities on a selection of voyages on the ultra-luxury line's award-winning fleet of intimate, all-suite ships throughout 2016 and 2017. The Signature Savings Event offers... 
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Jan 07, 2016Holland America Line Reveals 15 Guest Competitors for 'Dancing with the Stars: At Sea' Champions Cruise Departing Jan. 10, 2016
Winners representing each ship selected to compete for coveted Mirrorball TrophySEATTLE, Jan. 7, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- Holland America Line has announced the 15 winning guest finalists who will compete on the "Dancing with the Stars: At Sea" Champions Cruise Jan. 10, 2016, aboard ms Nieuw Amsterdam. Each winner represents one of the ships in Holland America Line's fleet (including the former ms Ryndam and ms Statendam) and was selected via the onboard "Dancing with the Stars: At Sea" dance compet... 
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Jan 06, 2016Cunard Offers The Ultimate Upgrade on Queen Mary 2, Queen Victoria and Queen Elizabeth
Free Upgrades, Free Gratuities, Plus Free Drinks in the Grill SuitesSOUTHAMPTON, England, Jan. 6, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- Guests looking to explore new cultures from the comfort of a luxurious Cunard experience can now receive Free Upgrades and Free Gratuities in all categories, plus Free Drinks in the Grill Suites on select voyages on Queen Mary 2, Queen Victoria and Queen Elizabeth with The Ultimate Upgrade. -->SOUTHAMPTON, England, Jan. 6, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- Guests look... 
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Jan 06, 2016Carnival Corporation to Launch Four New Ships in 2016
To meet rising demand for cruise vacations -- one of the fastest growing segments of the vacation industry -- four of company's 10 brands will add new ships in 2016 New ships underscore the world's largest travel and leisure company's commitment to bring innovative, energy efficient and state-of-the-art ships to industry-leading fleet MIAMI, Jan. 6, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- Carnival Corporation & plc (NYSE/LSE: CCL; NYSE: CUK), the world's largest travel and leisure company, will launch fo... 
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Jan 06, 2016AIDA Cruises achieves positive sustainability result in 2015
Additional milestones achieved in the commitment to reduce emissions   AIDA Cruises, a pioneer in the German cruise industry when it comes to sustainability, successfully continued in its commitment to reduce emissions in 2015.   “We have once again achieved important milestones in environmental protection. Since 2015, AIDAsol is the first cruise ship in the world to be supplied with power from low-emission liquefied gas, supplied by the LNG Hybrid Barge in the port o... 
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Jan 05, 2016Costa Luminosa Sets Sail on a 108-Day Around-The-World Cruise
With more than 2.000 guests and 36 nationalities represented onboard, the Around the World cruise will cross 3 Oceans and call 39 ports in 20 different Countries Genoa, 5 January 2016 – Tomorrow January 6 Costa Luminosa will depart from Savona: an exciting 108-day voyage during which Costa guests will discover all the marvels of the world, crossing 3 oceans  and returning to Italy, in Savona, on April 24, 2016. The ideal trip for cruise lovers who want to enjoy a unique experience... 
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Jan 04, 2016Travel Agents Can ‘Cruise, Explore & So Much More’ With Carnival’s New Wave Season Sweepstakes
Agents Can Win One of Three ‘Homeport Getaway’ Cruise/Land Vacation Grand Prizes As Well as One of 600 Additional ‘Instant Win’ Prizes     MIAMI (January 4, 2016) -- Carnival is offering travel agents an opportunity to win one of three “Homeport Getaway” cruise/land vacation grand prize packages, as well as 600 additional “instant win” prizes, as part of its “Cruise, Explore & So Much More” Wave Season sweepstakes, which begins today and runs through Feb. 12. “W... 
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Jan 04, 2016AIDA Cruises: Dr. Gerlinde Leichtfried is new Senior Vice President Marketing & E-Commerce
Dr. Gerlinde Leichtfried (39) has been reinforcing the AIDA Cruises leadership team as of January 1, 2016 in her new role as Senior Vice President Marketing & E-Commerce. In this position the native Austrian will be responsible for all brand and product communication, including e-commerce, at Germany’s leading cruise company, and will be reporting directly to Felix Eichhorn, President AIDA Cruises.   “I am delighted that in Dr. Leichtfried we have won an internationally exp... 
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