2016 News Releases

 
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May 02, 2016Carnival Corporation Arrives in Havana to Complete Historic Voyage from U.S. to Cuba
Company's new Fathom brand arrived in the Port of Havana this morning, becoming the first U.S. cruise line to sail from U.S. to Cuba in over 50 years Fathom's premium small ship Adonia officially begins every-other-week, seven-night voyages to three ports of call in Cuba MIAMI, May 2, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- Carnival Corporation & plc (NYSE/LSE: CCL; NYSE: CUK), the world's largest leisure travel company, sailed into Havana this morning completing the first leg of its historic inaugural voyag... 
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May 02, 2016AIDA Cruises: Emma Schweiger to christen AIDAprima on May 7, 2016, as highlight of the HAMBURG PORT ANNIVERSARY
AIDAprima, the eleventh member of the AIDA fleet, will be christened by Emma Schweiger (13) on May 7, 2016, as a glamorous highlight of the 827th HAMBURG PORT ANNIVERSARY. With her down-to-earth, cheerful personality, the young actress embodies the fresh and unconventional spirit that the successful brand AIDA stands for like no other.   With the slogan "Holiday a new way!" AIDA Cruises, the main sponsor of the 827th HAMBURG PORT ANNIVERSARY, will be presenting a variety of vac... 
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May 02, 2016Costa Cruises Debuts New Areas Dedicated To Peppa Pig On Board The Costa Diadema
Costa unveils the first cruise ship to inaugurate new internal and external areas for children dedicated to Entertainment One's pre-school phenomenon Peppa Pig   Genoa, May 2 2016 – Costa Cruises is ready to welcome and amaze all children enjoying a vacation on board the Costa Diadema: in fact, Costa's flagship is the first cruise ship in the world to treat its small guests to internal and external areas completely dedicated to Peppa Pig. Created in collaboration with Leolandia ... 
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Apr 29, 2016Holland America Line Kicks Off Seattle’s Alaska Cruise Season Friday, April 29, with Arrival of ms Nieuw Amsterdam
Hometown cruise line contributes more than $547 million to statewide economy Seattle, Wash., April 29, 2016 — Holland America Line's ms Nieuw Amsterdam arrived at the Port of Seattle today, Friday, April 29, 2016, marking the start of the city's summer Alaska homeport cruise season. The line increased its Seattle calls this year to 55, and three Holland America Line ships will sail roundtrip Seattle routes in 2016: ms Westerdam arrives Saturday, May 7; ms Amsterdam arrives Sunday, ... 
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Apr 28, 2016Carnival Cruise Line Takes Delivery Of New 133,500-Ton Carnival Vista
Line's Newest, Largest and Most Innovative Ship Set to Debut from Trieste, Italy, May 1 MIAMI, April 28, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- At a traditional maritime handover ceremony held earlier today at the Fincantieri shipyard in Italy, Carnival Cruise Line took delivery of its newest, largest and most innovative ship, the 133,500-ton Carnival Vista. The 3,954-passenger ship will reposition to Trieste, Italy, where it will depart on its maiden voyage May 1, kicking off a summer schedule in Europe t... 
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Apr 28, 2016World's Best Cruise Destinations?
Ship Captains Offer Advice & Tips MIAMI, April 28, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- Cruise ship captains travel the world, from sea to shining sea. So asking which is their favorite destination is like asking an artist to name a favorite creation or asking a parent to name a favorite child.Still, ship masters repeatedly visit ports of call, becoming familiar with not only the local waters but also with spectacular sights that can be seen from the ship as well as the culture and lifestyles they and ... 
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Apr 28, 2016AIDAdiva kicked off cruise season in Rostock-Warnemünde
With 41 arrivals, AIDA Cruises is the city's most important cruise partner   AIDAdiva kicked off the cruise season in Rostock-Warnemünde on Thursday, April 28, 2016. The 252-meter-long and 32.2-meter-wide ship arrived from Göteborg with some 2,300 guests on board rounding out its 13-day cruise from Tenerife to Rostock-Warnemünde. Yet that same evening, it is "Anchors aweigh!" for AIDAdiva guests on a 4-day cruise to Oslo and Copenhagen.    With 41 arrivals this y... 
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Apr 27, 2016AIDAprima: Maiden call at Southampton
On the morning of April 27, 2016, AIDAprima, the new flagship of AIDA Cruises, docked in Britain's Southampton port for the first time as part of a four-day short cruise.   From May 3, 2016 onwards, AIDAprima will always be visiting Southampton on Mondays. This British port is one of the highlights on the seven-day cruises to Western Europe's most beautiful metropolises offered by AIDA Cruises from Hamburg on board AIDAprima.   AIDAprima is the first cruise ship to dep... 
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Apr 26, 2016New Culinary Experiences to Debut on Cunard's Queen Mary 2 Remastered
SOUTHAMPTON, England, April 26, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- Already renowned and acclaimed for creating some of the finest cuisine served in the most glamourous surroundings at sea, Cunard is proud to introduce new dining options as well as a host of enhancements to each of the liner's existing restaurants during Queen Mary 2's major refit taking place in June.Queen Mary 2 Remastered will see the creation of the entirely new Carinthia Lounge that will serve alternative breakfast and lunchtime offerings... 
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Apr 25, 2016Fathom Makes Successful Social Impact Debut with Inaugural Voyage to Dominican Republic
Carnival Corporation's 10th and newest brand, Fathom and its Guests Begin Making Positive Impact in Dominican Republic in Economic Development, Education and EnvironmentHaving Created the New Travel Category of Social Impact, Fathom Is Accepting Bookings for its 7-Day Voyages Every Other Week from Miami to the Dominican Republic SEATTLE, April 25, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- Fathom, the pioneer in social impact travel and Carnival Corporation's (NYSE/LSE: CCL; NYSE: CUK) 10th and newest brand, ret... 
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Apr 25, 2016Princess Cruises Changes Course to Berth at Cairns Cruise Terminal
Princess Cruises has announced that its three Australian-based ships – Sun Princess, Sea Princess and Dawn Princess – will start docking at the Cairns Cruise Liner Terminal on the city foreshore from June, following new simulator exercises which have shown the ships can safely traverse the channel to the city's harbour. The move is great news for the local economy with tens of thousands of Princess passengers now having immediate access to Cairns from the cruise terminal, instead o... 
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Apr 25, 2016Seabourn's Unesco Partnership Brings More World Heritage Experts on Board Through 2016 Spring and Summer
SEATTLE, April 25, 2016 - As part of its continuing partnership with the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO), Seabourn, the world's finest ultra-luxury cruise line, is welcoming its next group of prominent speakers as a part of its multi-faceted Seabourn Conversations enrichment and special guest entertainment program. Conversation topics will include culture, heritage, history, and the importance of sustainable tourism in preserving World Heritage Si... 
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Apr 22, 2016Holland America Line Receives Sixth Consecutive Green Gateway Award from Port of Seattle for Environmental Stewardship
Line also captures Technology Innovator award from Port of Seattle Seattle, Wash., April 22, 2015 — The Port of Seattle presented Holland America Line with its sixth consecutive Green Gateway Award. The Port of Seattle also presented Seattle's hometown cruise line with the Technology Innovator award.   The Port of Seattle presents the Green Gateway Awards annually to cruise and commercial lines that call at the port and whose environmental efforts are deemed worthy of reco... 
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Apr 22, 2016Costa Cruises Chooses KLM’s New Genoa-Amsterdam Flight To Take Its Dutch Guests On A Cruise
The Italian company will offer its Dutch, Belgian and North European guests "flight&cruise" packages that include KLM's new Genoa-Amsterdam flight and cruises in the Mediterranean on board the Costa Diadema and the Costa Fascinosa, with departures every Saturday from Savona.   Genoa, April 22 2016 – Costa Cruises is taking full advantage of KLM's new Genoa-Amsterdam flight, inaugurated today at the Cristoforo Colombo Airport in Genoa. In fact, the Italian company will use... 
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Apr 22, 2016Breaking News - Cuba Travel And Carnival Corporation Media Conference Call Today At 10 AM Eastern Time
PRESS BRIEFING TODAY AT 11:15 AM EASTERN TIME Major News Regarding Cuba Travel and Carnival Corporation's New Fathom Brand and Its Historic Inaugural Voyage from Miami to Cuba Join Carnival Corporation CEO Arnold Donald for Two Press Events: Media Q&A Call at 10 AM ET Press Briefing at 11:15 AM ET at Carnival Corporation Headquarters   WHAT       On behalf of Roger Frizzell, chief communications officer for Carnival Corporation, you are invi... 
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Apr 22, 2016Carnival Corporation to Sail to Cuba with All Travelers, Including Cuban-Born Passengers
Cruise ships and other commercial vessels are now approved to carry persons born in Cuba Carnival Corporation's Fathom brand will be first cruise company to sail from U.S. to Cuba in over 50 years Starting May 1, Fathom begins every-other-week, 7-day voyages to three ports of call in Cuba MIAMI, April 22, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- Carnival Corporation & plc (NYSE/LSE: CCL; NYSE: CUK), the world's largest leisure travel company, today announced it will sail as planned from the U.S. t... 
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Apr 21, 2016Carnival Cruise Line Appoints Kathy Mayor as Chief Marketing Officer
MIAMI (April 21, 2016) — Following an extensive global search, Carnival Cruise Line has hired Kathy Mayor as chief marketing officer. Mayor possesses wide-ranging experience in an array of marketing disciplines including e-commerce, digital and loyalty marketing, customer relationship management, business development and product and brand management. In her new role as CMO, Mayor is responsible for driving Carnival Cruise Line's marketing strategy across a variety of platforms includin... 
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Apr 21, 2016Her first call at port: AIDAprima says hello to Hamburg
On the morning of April 21, 2016, AIDAprima, the new flagship of AIDA Cruises, entered the Port of Hamburg. At around 8 am, the 300-meter-long ship docked for the first time at the Cruise Center Hafencity West. The plaque to commemorate this first call at port was presented to Captain Detlef Harms – who as the senior officer on board will put AIDAprima into operation – by Senator for Commerce, Frank Horch and the deputy port captain, Andreas Brummerman in the morning during a formal cerem... 
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Apr 20, 2016Arrival Of Port Canaveral's Newest Cruise Ship, Carnival Magic, Celebrated Today, Along With Official Grand Opening Of The Ship's New Guy Fieri-Designed BBQ Restaurant
Carnival Magic Joins Carnival Valor, Carnival Victory, and Carnival Sunshine to Offer Widest Variety of Cruise Lengths and Itineraries from Space Coast MIAMI, April 20, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- Carnival Cruise Line and the Canaveral Port Authority hosted a special event earlier today to celebrate the arrival of the Space Coast's newest ship, the 130,000-ton Carnival Magic, and mark the official grand opening of the ship's new Guy's Pig & Anchor Bar-B-Que Smokehouse designed by Food Network star G... 
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Apr 20, 2016Pacific Eden Captain and Senior Officers to Help Commemorate Anzac Tradition in Fremantle’s Anzac Day Parade
P&O Cruises' Pacific Eden Captain Gavin Pears and the ship's senior officers will participate in Fremantle's Anzac Day Parade as they join the local community in commemorating the Anzac tradition of service and sacrifice.   Pacific Eden will be in port in Fremantle on Anzac Day and many arriving passengers will have already taken part in a poignant Dawn Service on board.   Captain Pears thanked the City of Fremantle and the Fremantle RSL Sub Branch for inviting... 
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Apr 20, 2016LNG supply of AIDAprima: Shell becomes the new strategic partner of AIDA Cruises
Contract signed for AIDAprima's first docking in Rotterdam   On the occasion of AIDAprima's first docking in Rotterdam on April 19, 2016, AIDA Cruises and Shell sealed their partnership for the future supply of LNG to AIDAprima and her sistership AIDAperla. AIDAprima is the world's first cruise ship which can be operated in an environmentally friendly way in port with liquefied natural gas (LNG). This leads to a major reduction in emissions when docked. As the exclusive strateg... 
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Apr 19, 2016AIDAprima sets highest standards in emission control
LNG operation in the ports of AIDAprima's Metropolitan routes in preparation   AIDAprima, the new flagship from Germany's leading cruise line, AIDA Cruises, is setting standards with regards to environmental and climate protection. No other ship has more modern eco-technology on board. AIDAprima is the world's first cruise ship to feature a dual-fuel engine and can be operated with low-emission liquefied natural gas (LNG) during the time spent docked at port. It also features tw... 
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Apr 18, 2016Notification of Transaction of Directors/PDMRS
MIAMI (April 18, 2016) - Following its annual shareholders' and Boards of Directors' meetings held between April 12 - 14 in New York City, New York, 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, 2016 grants of restricted shares in Carni... 
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Apr 18, 2016Carnival Extends Time In Port In Cozumel To Provide Exciting New Shore Excursion Choices On The Island And Mexico's Mainland
New Extra-Long 'Cozumel Plus' Tours Include Swimming with Whale Sharks, Exploring Undersea Caverns, Visits to Centuries-Old Ruins, Including Chichen Itza, and More MIAMI, April 18, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- Carnival Cruise Line has extended the length of time its ships spend in Cozumel, Mexico, on more than 750 voyages, providing guests with even more opportunities to experience and explore one of the Caribbean's most diverse vacation destinations.   On "Cozumel Plus" itineraries, guests now ha... 
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Apr 18, 2016Chef Curtis Stone's SHARE Restaurant Set to Debut Down Under on Sun Princess This Month
Australian holidaymakers will be able to enjoy the first taste of Curtis Stone's cuisine close to home, with the celebrated Australian chef's acclaimed new restaurant SHARE now featuring on Princess Cruises' superliner Sun Princess following a multi-million dollar refurbishment this month. As part of the chef's exclusive partnership with the cruise line, SHARE by Curtis Stone has been added to select Princess ships with Sun Princess the first to offer the signature restaurant down ... 
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Apr 18, 2016Her Majesty Queen Máxima of the Netherlands Named Godmother
Twelfth Holland America Line ship to be christened by a member of the Dutch Royal Family     Seattle, Wash., April 18, 2016 — Holland America Line's tradition will continue when Her Majesty Queen Máxima of the Netherlands christens Holland America Line's new Pinnacle-class ship, ms Koningsdam, in a ceremony in Rotterdam, the Netherlands, May 20, 2016, on board the ship. The 2,650-guest ship is the first in a new class of vessel for the line.   Members o... 
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Apr 18, 2016Carnival Corporation Continues Talks with Cuba, Now Accepting Bookings for Cuba Voyages from All Travelers on Its Fathom Brand
Company remains optimistic Cuba will allow cruise ships to operate in the same manner as airline charter operations to Cuba Fathom updates reservation process -- accepting all travelers wanting to book cruises to Cuba Carnival Corporation will be first cruise company in over 50 years to sail from U.S. to Cuba with Fathom, starting with its historic inaugural voyage on May 1, 2016 Company to delay Cuba voyages if decision is delayed MIAMI, April 18, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- Carnival Corpo... 
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Apr 15, 2016Carnival Cruise Line Receives Inaugural Program Innovator Award And 2016 Green Gateway Partners Award From Port of Seattle
Awards Recognize Cruise Line's Outstanding Environmental Stewardship MIAMI, April 15, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- Carnival Cruise Line is the first recipient of Port of Seattle's inaugural Program Innovator Award and also received the port's Green Gateway Partners Award, honoring the cruise line's commitment to environmental stewardship. Rabih Aboudargham, director, environmental operations for Carnival Cruise Line, accepted the honors yesterday at Port of Seattle's Cruise Annual All Agency Pre-... 
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Apr 15, 2016Results of Annual General Meeting
MIAMI (April 15, 2016) - Carnival Corporation & plc (NYSE/LSE: CCL; NYSE: CUK) held its annual shareholders' meetings this week in New York, New, York, United States of America, 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 website at www.carnivalcorp.com and www.carnivalplc.com. ... 
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Apr 15, 2016The Costa Group Continues to Grow in China and Asia with the Deployment of the Costa neoRomantica in April 2017
The Costa neoRomantica will be the fifth Costa ship based year-round in Asia, offering cruises marketed for local guests. She will reach Shanghai on April 10, 2017 after a 23-day positioning cruise departing from Mauritius.     Genoa, April 15, 2016 – The Costa Group today announced that starting in April 2017 the Costa neoRomantica (56,800 gross tonnage and 1800 total guests) will be based in Asia year-round. She will be the fifth Costa ship deployed regularly in A... 
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Apr 15, 2016Lars Ljoen is Executive Vice President at Carnival Maritime
Hamburg, April 15, 2016 – Effective today, Lars Ljoen (46) will take over the position of Executive Vice President and Managing Director at Carnival Maritime, the marine service unit of the Costa Group in Hamburg. Besides further advancing the unit's performance, he will be responsible for supervising the departments Fleet Governance, Cruise Preparation & Projects, Cruise Execution as well as Continuous Improvement and the Fleet Operations Center. The native Norwegian shows a long track re... 
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Apr 14, 2016P&O Cruises Embarks on Biggest Ever WA Season
Western Australia's economy is about to get a multi-million dollar injection with P&O Cruises today launching its biggest ever season of cruising from Fremantle.   Over the next three months, the cruise line's latest ship Pacific Eden will sail from the WA port on a series of 16 cruises, which is expected to generate more than $20 million for the state in passenger and crew spending, supplies and port charges.   During its season Pacific Eden will carry more tha... 
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Apr 14, 2016Cunard's Queen Mary 2 Partners with Celebrity Auction House Julien's Auctions to Showcase Extensive Marilyn Monroe Collection
Highlights from the world's largest Marilyn Monroe collection to be displayed on August 9 Transatlantic Crossing SOUTHAMPTON, England, April 14, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- Cunard, the cruise line known around the world for glamourous ocean travel, will pay homage to one of the world's most captivating Hollywood icons when Queen Mary 2 showcases highlights from the world's largest Marilyn Monroe Collection on the line's signature Transatlantic Crossing, August 9-16, 2016.Celebrity auction house Ju... 
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Apr 14, 2016Carnival Corporation Joins U.S. Wildlife Trafficking Alliance to Combat Illegal Wildlife Products
World's largest leisure travel company will use its global resources to provide education and awareness to employees, passengers and suppliers to help reduce purchase and sale of illegal wildlife products MIAMI, April 14, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- Carnival Corporation & plc, (NYSE/LSE: CCL; NYSE: CUK), the world's largest leisure travel company, announced it is among the newest corporate partners of the U.S. Wildlife Trafficking Alliance, a coalition of non-profit organizations, companies, foundat... 
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Apr 14, 2016Carnival Corporation & plc Increases Dividend By 17 Percent
MIAMI, April 14, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- Carnival Corporation & plc (NYSE/LSE: CCL; NYSE: CUK) has announced that it has declared a dividend of $0.35 per share, an increase of 17 percent. "The increase in our quarterly dividend follows a 20 percent increase less than a year ago and reflects our sustained earnings improvement and growing net cash flow which is forecasted to reach $4.5 billion in 2016," said Arnold Donald, Carnival Corporation & plc President and Chief Executive Officer.  "The inc... 
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Apr 12, 2016See New Zealand by Sea – Princess Releases Stunning Time-lapse Video
Princess Cruises has marked the launch of its latest cruise program by releasing an amazing video capturing a ship's-eye view of one of its cruises around New Zealand. The time-lapse video follows Princess' elegant Golden Princess on a 13-night voyage around New Zealand as it cruises the tranquil waters of the country's stunning Fiordland and visits six different ports from Auckland, Tauranga, Gisborne and Wellington on the north island to Akaroa and Dunedin in the south. P... 
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Apr 12, 2016P&O Offers Cruisey New Way For Aussies to Explore Asia
P&O Cruises is offering the ultimate Asia escape this winter with amazing deals on Pacific Eden's inaugural Singapore season.   On sale until April 27, 2016, fares start from $849* per person quad share for a 14-night roundtrip cruise departing Singapore on August 13, 2016 and including visits to nine ports across Cambodia, Indonesia, Malaysia and Thailand. Seven-night cruises are priced from $549* per person quad share.   With its boutique size making it ideal to c... 
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Apr 11, 2016Carnival Cruise Line, NFL's Houston Texans Announce Multi-Year Partnership
Partnership Kicks Off with Special Mother's Day Water Slide Race For Charity on Carnival Breeze in Galveston With Houston Texans Players DeAndre Hopkins and Brian Cushing MIAMI, April 11, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- Carnival Cruise Line, Texas' largest cruise operator, today announced an exclusive multi-year partnership with the NFL's Houston Texans, making Carnival the Official Cruise Line of the popular NFL franchise and expanding the line's presence in the fast-growing Texas market.    To cele... 
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Apr 08, 2016Carnival plc - Voting Rights and Capital
At 9:00 a.m. Eastern Time on 31 March 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 24,901,144 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 plc).Therefore, the tota... 
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Apr 07, 2016Princess Cruises Announces First-Ever “Discovery at Sea Tours of the Year”
Awards Selected by Highest Guest Rankings for Favorite Discovery and Animal Planet Shore Excursions in Alaska and Europe  SANTA CLARITA, Calif. (April 7, 2016) – Princess Cruises announced the first-ever "Discovery at Sea Tours of the Year" award, honoring top-ranked Discovery and Animal Planet shore excursions in Alaska and Europe from the 2015 cruise season. Winning tour operators were recognized at a special ceremony aboard Royal Princess in Ft. Lauderdale to honor the best shore... 
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Apr 05, 2016Help Wanted: New Cruise Ships Mean New - and Exciting - Career Opportunities for Thousands of People
There really is a butcher and a baker (among dozens of kitchen crew) as well as waiters, sommeliers, hotel staff, doctors, bookkeepers, the team on the bridge, electricians, plumbers, garbage men and a huge entertainment team, among jobs that need to be filled before a ship takes on guests.Experienced crew will come onboard from existing ships in the fleets – not all crew are new hires – but a new ship means many positions open, some unique to specific ships.For the Carnival Vista, officials nee... 
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Apr 05, 2016Notification of Transaction of Director/PDMRs
MIAMI (April 5, 2016) – Carnival Corporation & plc (NYSE/LSE: CCL; NYSE: CUK) was notified on April 4, 2016 that on April 1, 2016 Richard Glasier, a member of Carnival Corporation & plc's Boards of Directors, exercised options to purchase 10,000 shares of Carnival Corporation common stock, with a nominal value of US$0.01 per share (the "Shares"), at $47.83 per Share.  The options were scheduled to expire on October 16, 2016.  Upon exercise, Mr. Glasier sold all 10,000 Shares on... 
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Apr 04, 2016Arrival Of New Orleans' Newest Cruise Ship, Carnival Triumph, Celebrated With Fun Charity Event On Board Benefiting Four Local Music Organizations
Latest Capacity Increase Will Result in 450,000 Carnival Cruise Passengers Annually From New Orleans - Most of Any Cruise Operator MIAMI, April 4, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- To celebrate the arrival of New Orleans' newest cruise ship, Carnival Triumph, Carnival Cruise Line and the Port of New Orleans today hosted an entertaining charity event with representatives from four local music organizations competing for $35,000 in donations to music charities. Trumpeter/vocalist Shamarr Allen, competin... 
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Apr 04, 2016New Video Series From Carnival Featuring Country Music Superstar Carrie Underwood Highlights Military Families Of Honor. Family. Fun. Initiative Benefiting Operation Homefront
Carnival Awards Vaughn Family Free Cruise While Underwood Invites Them to Private Concert for Military Families aboard Carnival Vista In New York in November 2016 MIAMI, April 4, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- Carnival Cruise Line today released the first in a new video series featuring heartwarming meet-and-greet opportunities between seven-time GRAMMY-award winning country superstar Carrie Underwood and U.S. military families recognized through the Honor. Family. Fun. program benefiting Operation Hom... 
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Apr 04, 2016Princess Cruises Continues Global Growth and Expansion with Two New Ship Orders
New Builds are the Fourth and Fifth Iteration of Royal-Class Vessels  SANTA CLARITA, Calif. (April 4, 2016) — Princess Cruises announced that it has reached an agreement with Italian shipbuilder Fincantieri S.p.A. to build two new ships, entering into service in 2019 and 2020.   The finalization of the contract follows the announcement late last year of a memorandum of agreement between Princess Cruise's parent company, Carnival Corporation & plc and Fincantieri fo... 
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Apr 03, 2016New Cruise Era Begins as P&O Formalises Contract for First New Ship
P&O Cruises Australia has marked a major milestone in the creation of its first new ship, finalising its contract with shipbuilder Fincantieri in Italy on the weekend.   Launching in 2019, the 135,500-tonne vessel will be the first cruise ship built specifically for the Australian and New Zealand market.   The largest ship to join P&O Cruises' fleet, the new build will carry more than 4200 guests, offering double the capacity of the biggest cruise vessel cu... 
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Apr 03, 2016P&O Paves the Way for Cruise Holidays to Fraser Island
In a meticulously planned operation that has been several years in the making, P&O Cruises' Pacific Aria has become the largest ship to navigate the Great Sandy Strait, with her call to Fraser Island opening up the World Heritage-listed destination to cruise tourism.   At high tide this morning, the 55,820-tonne Pacific Aria entered the tidal strait to the west of Fraser Island, slowly cruising through the Great Sandy Strait – a succession of sheltered bays and sand flats –... 
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Apr 02, 2016Costa Group: Order with Fincantieri to Build Two New Ships for Costa Asia
The two  ships will be delivered in 2019 and 2020. They will be the 13th and  14th ships built in Italy by Fincantieri for Costa, with a total investment  worth more than 6 billion euro.Genoa, April  2, 2016 – The  Costa Group today announced an order for two new ships to be built by Italian  shipbuilder Fincantieri. The ships, each with  135,500 gross tons and carrying 4,200 guests,  will be  delivered in 2019 and 2020. They  will be operated by... 
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Apr 02, 2016Carnival Corporation Finalizes Contracts with Fincantieri to Build Five New Cruise Ships
Five new ships, to be built for Costa Asia, Princess Cruises and P&O Cruises Australia, will cater to growing cruise markets and enhance industry-leading fleet that has 16 new ships on order through 2020 World's largest leisure travel company finalizes new ship agreements during official handover ceremony for Holland America Line's ms Koningsdam, attended by Italy's Minister of Infrastructure and Transport MIAMI, April 4, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- Carnival Corporation ... 
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Apr 01, 2016P&O Cruises in the spotlight this April
Two TV shows and its biggest, most varied 2017/18 holiday collection launch ever put P&O Cruises top of the bill this April.    TV duo Ant and Dec hosting a special episode of ITV's award-winning Saturday Night Takeaway live from the top deck of P&O Cruises Britannia in Barcelona this Saturday (April 2,2016), marks the start of a bumper two weeks in the spotlight for the UK's leading cruise line.   Filmed in front of a live audience of p... 
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Apr 01, 2016Carnival Creates New Fun E-Collateral Marketing Library
Changes Made Based on Travel Agent Feedback Include New Flyer Categories, Enhanced Agent Customization and Optimized Navigation               MIAMI (April 1, 2016) – Carnival Cruise Line has redesigned its popular travel agent marketing collateral library with new e-flyer designs, enhanced customization options and greater ease of navigation. Enhancements to the “Fun eCollateral Library” are part of the line's Onboard wi... 
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Mar 31, 2016Holland America Line Takes Delivery of ms Koningsdam from Fincantieri Shipyard
New Pinnacle-Class features innovative venues, new experiences Seattle, Wash., March 31, 2016 — Holland America Line took delivery of ms Koningsdam today, March 31, 2016, officially making it the first Pinnacle-Class ship in the fleet. The signing ceremony took place at Fincantieri’s Marghera shipyard in Italy. Following the signing, the Dutch flag was raised on the ship for the first time. Koningsdam is registered in the Netherlands.     The ship will soon make it... 
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Mar 30, 2016Celebrity cooking contest, Battlechefs, sails on to W with P&O Cruises
Battlechefs, the first ever celebrity-led cookery contest set at sea featuring P&O Cruises ship, Britannia, will air on UKTV's W weekdays at 7pm from Monday April 4, 2016.   Filmed across two Mediterranean cruises, ten amateur celebrity chefs sail from port to port learning how to cook local specialities. With their new found skills they take it in turns to command Britannia's cookery club kitchen before being judged by the infamous restaurateur, Marco Pierre White, the shi... 
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Mar 30, 2016Carnival Corporation & plc Reports Near Doubling Of Adjusted First Quarter Earnings
MIAMI, March 30, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- Carnival Corporation & plc (NYSE/LSE: CCL; NYSE: CUK) announced adjusted net income of $301 million, or $0.39 diluted earnings per share, for the first quarter of 2016 compared to adjusted net income for the first quarter of 2015 of $159 million, or $0.20 diluted earnings per share. For the first quarter of 2016, U.S. GAAP net income was $142 million, or $0.18 diluted earnings per share, which included unrealized losses on fuel derivatives and other net char... 
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Mar 29, 2016Fathom Dedicates July Dominican Republic Voyage to STEM for Students and Teachers
The pioneer in social impact travel hosts the 5th annual International Clean Tech Competition, showcasing some of the world's best and brightest young minds SEATTLE, March 29, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- Fathom, the pioneer in social impact travel and Carnival Corporation's (NYSE/LSE: CCL; NYSE: CUK) 10th and newest brand, today announced it is tailoring Fathom's July 17 Dominican Republic voyage to the exploration and study of Science, Technology, Engineering and Math (STEM). Fathom is committed ... 
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Mar 29, 2016Nathan Foley Chosen as Princess Cruises’ “Entertainer of the Year”
Caribbean Princess Guests Chose Favorite of Four Finalists  SANTA CLARITA, Calif. (March 29, 2016) — Guests aboard Caribbean Princess have voted and selected singer, dancer and musician, Nathan Foley, 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 entertain guests on Princess stages each year. These top artists performed to enthusiastic... 
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Mar 28, 2016Carnival Cruise Line Partners with Concrete Beach Brewery to Create a Craft Brewery on the New Carnival Vista
Carnival Vista's RedFrog Pub & Brewery is the first craft brewery on a cruise ship in North America MIAMI, March 28, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- When guests on Carnival Cruise Line's newest, largest and most innovative ship, Carnival Vista, raise a pint in the Red Frog Pub & Brewery, they will have a choice of three distinctly flavored hand-crafted beers brewed right on board in the first brewery at sea in North America. Carnival Vista's RedFrog Pub & Brewery is the result of a unique collaborat... 
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Mar 24, 2016Princess Cruises Unveils 2017 Alaska Cruise and Land & Sea Vacation Program
Enhanced North to Alaska Experiences Bring Authentic Alaska Onboard; Optional Land & Sea Vacations Provide Immersive Exploration into the Heart of the Great Land  SANTA CLARITA, Calif. (March 24, 2016) – Next summer, six Princess Cruises’ ships will sail Alaska’s storied waters, offering multiple itinerary options, immersive onboard culinary and cultural experiences and a variety of Land & Sea Vacations for further exploring the 49th state’s vast wilderness.    ... 
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Mar 24, 2016Queen Elizabeth to Make Encore Visit to Newcastle in 2018
Newcastle’s positioning as a cruise destination has been given a major boost, with Cunard today announcing that its elegant Queen Elizabeth will make an encore visit to the city in March 2018. Queen Elizabeth last month made Cunard’s first call to the city in more than a century, cruising into Newcastle Harbour on her maiden visit on February 22. The liner’s encore visit will happen two years later with Queen Elizabeth scheduled to call at Newcastle again on March 1, 2018 as part of... 
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Mar 24, 2016Queen Mary 2 to Make Encore Visit to Busselton in 2018
Busselton’s growing popularity as a cruise destination has been given a major boost, with Cunard today announcing that its magnificent flagship Queen Mary 2 will make her second call to the port in February 2018. Queen Mary 2 is due to make her first visit to Busselton on February 13 next year, with guests spending the day exploring the coastal town and the famous Margaret River wine region. Her encore visit will happen exactly one year later with the liner scheduled to call at Bu... 
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Mar 24, 2016Queen Mary 2 to Make Encore Visit to Kangaroo Island in 2018
In a major vote of confidence in Kangaroo Island’s appeal as a cruise destination, Cunard has announced that its legendary flagship Queen Mary 2 will make her second call to the island in February 2018. The news follows Cunard’s inaugural call to the island earlier this month when Queen Mary 2’s smaller sister, Queen Victoria, visited for the day.  Queen Mary 2 is due to make her first visit to Kangaroo Island on February 20 next year as part of special roundtrip cruise from M... 
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Mar 23, 2016Carnival Corporation & plc To Hold Conference Call On First Quarter Earnings
MIAMI, March 23, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- Carnival Corporation & plc (NYSE/LSE: CCL; NYSE: CUK) has scheduled a conference call with analysts for 10:00 a.m. (EDT); 3:00 p.m. (BST), Wednesday, March 30, 2016, 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... 
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Mar 23, 2016Holland America Line Expands Mexico Program in 2016-17 with More Cruises and a Larger, Vista-Class Ship
ms Westerdam sets sail on 14 cruises from October through February Seattle, Wash., March 23, 2016 — Holland America Line is strengthening its presence in Mexico for the 2016-17 season by increasing the number of departures and returning a larger Vista-class ship to the region. From October 2016 through February 2017, the 1,916-guest ms Westerdam will sail a series of 13 seven-day cruises roundtrip from San Diego, California, including two special holiday departures in December. ... 
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Mar 23, 2016Queen Mary 2 to Offer Cruises to Kangaroo Island and New Zealand in 2018
Cunard’s magnificent Queen Mary 2 will spend more than a month in local waters in 2018, with her cruise offerings including a stunning 13-night circumnavigation of New Zealand as well as a four-night cruise to South Australia’s Kangaroo Island.   Announcing details of its new 2018 World Voyages program, which goes on sale on April 13, Cunard said overwhelming demand for Queen Mary 2’s shorter cruises from local ports in 2017 had prompted it to schedule more roundtrip cruises fro... 
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Mar 23, 2016Queen Mary 2 to Make Inaugural Calls during 2018 New Zealand Circumnavigation
Cunard has announced that its magnificent Queen Mary 2 will make her maiden visits to Dunedin and Tauranga as part of a stunning circumnavigation of New Zealand from Sydney in early 2018.   The 13-night New Zealand cruise will be the centrepiece of Queen Mary 2’s extended season in local waters during her 2018 world voyage.   Departing Sydney on February 24, 2018, guests on the Cunard flagship will enjoy scenic cruising through the beautiful waters of Milford Sound, ... 
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Mar 23, 2016Officers and Crew Begin to Arrive at the Shipyard in Holland America Line’s Seventh ‘Countdown to Koningsdam’ Video
Hotel Director Stan Kuppens talks about the importance of crew in a ship’s delivery     Seattle, Wash., March 23, 2016 – Holland America Line has released the seventh “Countdown to Koningsdam” video, which takes viewers to the shipyard for the arrival of several of the officers and crew. The short videos in the series were created to build anticipation and share updates as ms Koningsdam nears delivery.   Hosted by Johnathan Rogers, Koningsdam’s cruise direct... 
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Mar 22, 2016Holland America Line Hosts Girl Scouts San Diego Luncheon on ms Maasdam to Celebrate Retirement of CEO Jo Dee Jacob
Seattle, Wash., March 22, 2016 — On Tuesday, March 15, 2016, in San Diego, California, Holland America Line hosted a luncheon aboard ms Maasdam for Girl Scouts San Diego, one of the company’s community partners.   The guest of honor was Chief Executive Officer Jo Dee C. Jacob, retiring after nearly 15 years with Girl Scouts San Diego. One of her most notable accomplishments is starting “Operation Thin Mint®.” Since the community service project began in 2002, San Diegans have... 
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Mar 22, 2016ms Eurodam Earns Holland America Line Record 10th Consecutive Perfect Score of 100 on United States Public Health Inspection
Seattle, Wash., March 22, 2016 — Holland America Line’s ms Eurodam earned its 10th consecutive perfect score of 100 on a recent routine United States Public Health inspection conducted by the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.   Eurodam’s unannounced U.S.P.H. inspection was held March 20 during a turnaround call at Port Everglades in Fort Lauderdale, Florida, at the start of a seven-day Caribbean cruise. Prior to that inspection, Eurodam had received its ninth pe... 
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Mar 22, 2016Princess Plays Travel Matchmaker with New “Places to Sea” Mobile Experience
Swipe Technology First of its Kind for Cruise Industry and Travel Planning  SANTA CLARITA, Calif.  (March 22, 2016) -- Princess Cruises debuted a new interactive mobile experience, “Places to Sea,” a swipe-to-like technology tool that takes users on a visual journey through exotic destinations, adventurous activities and culinary experiences to match them with a travel personality and cruise destination recommendations. It’s the first of its kind in the cruise industry. &nb... 
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Mar 21, 2016Carnival Corporation's Fathom Granted Approval by Cuba to Cruise from U.S. to Cuba
Cuban approval paves way for Carnival Corporation through its Fathom brand to operate historic full-week sailings from the U.S. to Cuba starting in May 2016 Announcement makes history with Carnival Corporation becoming first cruise company to be approved to sail from the U.S. to Cuba -- and told it will become the first to sail in over 50 years MIAMI, March 21, 2016 /PRNewswire/ --  Carnival Corporation & plc, (NYSE/LSE: CCL; NYSE: CUK), the world's largest leisure travel company, today an... 
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Mar 21, 2016Mario Siebaldi Promoted to Senior Vice President Guest Operations for Princess Cruises
SANTA CLARITA, Calif. (March 21, 2016) – Mario Siebaldi has been promoted to the new position of senior vice president, guest operations for Princess Cruises. In this new role, Siebaldi will lead an integrated team to deliver the cruise line’s “come back new promise,” providing guests exceptional cruise vacation experiences.   The appointment follows the unification of the line’s shoreside Guest Food & Beverage Experience and Guest Services & Technology teams, yet ano... 
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Mar 21, 2016Costa Cruises Launches The New, Online Version Of “C Magazine, The Costaclub Magazine”
The CostaClub magazine is now online in 6 European countries and brimming with ideas and suggestions to make CostaClub members – and everyone else – happy even when they aren’t taking a cruise. Tips about travelling, gusto, culture, fun and new trends, wellness and family created in a joint effort with Mondadori; web series and videos with testimonials of the new Costa campaign, like chef Bruno Barbieri; all the upcoming innovations of the Costa world.   Genoa, 21 Marc... 
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Mar 21, 2016AIDAprima reaches Singapore
On March 20, 2016, the new flagship of AIDA Cruises, AIDAprima, reached its first stop, Singapore, on its way from Japan to Hamburg.   On March 22, 2016, Captain Detlef Harms will give the command to set sail to the next stage. AIDAprima is expected to arrive at the port of Salalah (Oman) on March 29, 2016. In Singapore, approx. 40 containers with some of the initial equipment will be taken on board. Over the next few days, the shops of the 2,200 square-meter-large shopping a... 
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Mar 17, 2016Seabourn Announces New Partnership With World-Renowned Mixologist Brian Van Flandern
"America's Top Mixologist" set to enhance complimentary bar offerings, fashion new cocktail menus, and more  SEATTLE, March 17, 2016 - Seabourn has entered into an agreement with world-renowned mixologist Brian Van Flandern to transform the onboard spirits across its entire fleet with upgraded bar offerings, new cocktail menus and more. This new agreement comes as the latest food and beverage development that is transforming the way guests wine and dine on the world's finest ultra-l... 
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Mar 17, 2016Seabourn Unveils Design Details Of "The Retreat," The Ultimate Serene Area Onboard Seabourn Encore
Seattle, March 17, 2016 - Seabourn has unveiled design details and imagery of The Retreat, the new sanctuary that will make its debut on the ultra-luxury cruise line's newest vessel, Seabourn Encore, this December. Located on Deck 12, The Retreat will be outfitted with custom details and modern elements to create the ultimate serene space. A tranquil setting housed in a distinctive flower-shaped canopy that shields guests from sun and wind, The Retreat is ringed with 15 p... 
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Mar 17, 2016Cunard appoints Simon Palethorpe to lead brand growth
Cunard has announced the appointment of Simon Palethorpe as SVP sales & marketing. Palethorpe will join Southampton-based cruise line Cunard on April 11, 2016 following a highly successful career in the food, retail and travel industries. His long career began in consulting and then at PepsiCo, followed by senior roles at Levi Strauss and buy.com, which was later acquired by John Lewis. This acquisition formed the foundation for John Lewis’ current... 
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Mar 16, 2016Princess Cruises Come Back New Sale Offers Ultimate Relaxation
Guests Can Receive Up to $600 Onboard Spending Money plus a Free Spa Treatment on Fall 2016 and Spring 2017 Voyages  SANTA CLARITA, Calif. (March 16, 2016) –  Princess Cruises  announced the Come Back New Sale, offering guests up to $600 in free onboard spending money, and the opportunity to experience the line’s newest onboard enhancements delivering on the Come Back New Promise. In addition to onboard spending money, guests who book a suite during the Come Back New sale... 
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Mar 16, 2016Carnival Magic To Feature New Guy Fieri-Designed Open-Air Barbecue Eatery Offering Traditional Smokehouse Favorites
'Guy's Pig & Anchor Bar-B-Que Smokehouse' To Offer Smoked-on-Board Pork Butt, Beef, Chicken, and Sausage, Delicious Sides, Fieri's Own Sauces and More MIAMI, March 16, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- Chef and restaurateur Guy Fieri, whose Guy's Burger Joints on Carnival Cruise Line ships have earned a reputation as the best burgers at sea, has expanded his seagoing culinary offerings with a new authentic smokehouse and barbecue venue aboard Carnival Magic. Guy's Pig & Anchor Bar-B-Que Smokehouse is a... 
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Mar 16, 2016Cunard Announces New Details on Remastering of Queen Mary 2 and Queen Victoria at Seatrade Cruise Global
SOUTHAMPTON, England, March 16, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- Today at Seatrade Cruise Global in Fort Lauderdale, Cunard announced new enhancements planned for Queen Mary 2's remastering, the most significant refit ever undertaken by Carnival UK, as well as surprise news on Queen Victoria, during a press event hosted by top executives from the company. Queen Victoria Britannia Club In addition to the reveals made on Queen Mary 2's refit, Cunard announced it will be adding Britannia Club staterooms to Qu... 
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Mar 16, 2016Seabourn's New Signature Restaurant, The Grill By Thomas Keller, Revealed Ahead Of May 2016 Debut
Seattle, March 16, 2016 - Seabourn, the world's finest ultra-luxury cruise line, has revealed renderings for its new signature fine-dining restaurant, The Grill by Thomas Keller, which will debut in May 2016 onboard Seabourn Quest. With a menu and ambiance inspired by the classic American chophouse, The Grill is a collaboration between three-star Michelin chef Thomas Keller and designer Adam D. Tihany, exclusively for Seabourn. "We are delighted Chef Keller has partnered with us to p... 
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Mar 15, 2016Holland America Line Serves ‘Dive-In’ Gourmet Burgers at Seafarers’ House at Port Everglades
First-ever food truck for the premium cruise line brings their signature burgers and other grill fare on land in an exclusive fundraiser for Seafarers’ House at Port Everglades   Fort Lauderdale, Fla., March 15, 2016 – In conjunction with the Seatrade Cruise Global convention, Holland America Line debuted the "Dive-In" food truck, serving their signature hamburgers, hot dogs and fries for free to cruise ship, cargo and other vessel crew members at Seafarers' House at Port Everg... 
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Mar 15, 2016A Catwalk In The Middle Of The Ocean Onboard Costa Luminosa
Jessica Minh Anh to transformed Costa Luminosa’s sun deck in Sydney into the world’s newest runway  Sydney, March 15, 2016 - Fashion show producer and model Jessica Minh Anh transformed the sundeck of Costa Luminosa into an ocean runway. As Costa Luminosa was anchored offshore at Sydney during her Around-the-World cruise, models were catwalking in the middle of the ocean.   Featuring the Sydney Harbour Bridge and the famous Opera House as its bac... 
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Mar 15, 2016Princess Cruises Introduces Industry-First Destination Partnerships to Create Exclusive and Authentic Shore Experiences
“Global Partners + Local Experts” is Newest Addition to Line’s “Come Back New Promise” Offering Innovative and Meaningful Product Enhancements  SANTA CLARITA, Calif. (March 15, 2016) - Princess Cruises announced today an unprecedented destination initiative that combines the cruise line’s deep destination expertise with a groundbreaking collaboration with local experts in key regional cruise destinations, designed to provide guests with the most meaningful, authentic and exclusive e... 
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Mar 14, 2016AIDA Cruises takes delivery of new flagship AIDAprima
Additional short cruise to start from Hamburg from April 25, 2016 onwards / Christening on May 7, 2016 by Emma Schweiger   On March 14, 2016, AIDA Cruises took delivery of its first newbuild of a new ship generation from Mitsubishi Heavy Industries Ltd. (MHI) in Nagasaki during a formal ceremony. In the presence of Michael Thamm, CEO of the Costa Group, and Felix Eichhorn, President AIDA Cruises, AIDAprima was handed over to the cruise line by Shunichi Miyanaga, President and ... 
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Mar 14, 2016Cunard Debuts Largest Programme Launch Ever Featuring 2017 Voyages and 2018 World & Exotic Voyages Programme
2017 Voyages on sale April 6, 2016 2018 World & Exotic Voyages Programme on sale April 13, 2016 -->2018 World & Exotic Voyages Programme on sale April 13, 2016 -->2018 World & Exotic Voyages Programme on sale April 13, 2016SOUTHAMPTON,  England, March 14, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- Cunard is pleased to announce its largest launch ever – the 2017 Voyages and 2018 World & Exotic Voyages Programme - featuring a greater number of voyages ... 
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Mar 11, 2016New dream role for Emma Schweiger: Godmother of AIDAprima
Splendid christening ceremony in the home port of Hamburg as the highlight of this year’s Hamburg Port Anniversary.   The well-known young actress Emma Schweiger will christen AIDAprima, the new flagship of AIDA Cruises, as part of the 827th HAMBURG PORT ANNIVERSARY on May 7, 2016. Germany’s leading cruise company made the announcement on March 11, 2016, during the ITB in Berlin. Emma Schweiger greeted all guests via video message that is also posted at www.aida.de/neuegenerati... 
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Mar 10, 20162016: AIDA Cruises rings in burst of growth for the German cruise market
AIDA President Felix Eichhorn forecasts 3 million German cruise guests in 2020   Around 1.8 million Germans took a cruise in 2015, more than 800,000 of them on board one of the 10 ships of the AIDA fleet.   “I’m convinced that the German cruise market can reach the figure of 3 million cruise passengers in Germany already in 2020. AIDA will be initiating a new burst of growth in the German cruise market with the commissioning of AIDAprima in 2016,” said Felix Eichhorn... 
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Mar 10, 2016Second Video in Holland America Line’s ‘Conversations with Adam D. Tihany’ Series Explores ms Koningsdam’s Dining Venues
Leading hospitality designer shares how successful design inspires a sense of discovery Seattle, Wash., March 10, 2016 — Internationally acclaimed hospitality designer Adam D. Tihany explores ms Koningsdam’s dining venues in the second installment of the “Conversations with Adam D. Tihany” video series. The newbuild, due for delivery in April 2016, currently is in the final stages of construction at Fincantieri’s Marghera shipyard in Italy.   In addition to venues such a... 
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Mar 09, 2016Freeport Bahamas Adventures Ltd. Named Carnival Cruise Line's 'Tour Operator of the Year'
MIAMI (March 9, 2016) – Freeport Bahamas Adventures Ltd. – which each year provides thousands of Carnival Cruise Line guests with memorable and exciting landside experiences in Freeport, The Bahamas – has been named the cruise line’s “Tour Operator of the Year.” Freeport Bahamas Adventures Ltd. was selected from hundreds of tour operators that work in tandem with Carnival to offer guests unforgettable offerings ashore throughout the Caribbean, Bahamas, Mexico, Canada and the U.S. ... 
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Mar 09, 2016AIDA releases catalog “Holiday a new way”
March 23, 2016 is booking start date for voyages from October 2016 to October 2017, preview through April 2018   AIDA Cruises is releasing its “ Holiday a new way” catalog. It includes voyages scheduled from October 2016 to October 2017 and even a sneak peek of selected itineraries through April 2018. Bookings can be made starting on March 23, 2016.   The schedule contains fascinating new Nordic, Mediterranean, and Asian cruises, and offers the greatest variety of ... 
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Mar 09, 2016Correction to Notification of Transactions of Directors/PDMRS
MIAMI (March 9, 2016) – The Director/PDMR shareholding announcement released on February 11, 2016 by Carnival Corporation & plc (NYSE/LSE: CCL; NYSE: CUK) incorrectly stated that Arnold Donald, President and Chief Executive Officer of Carnival Corporation & plc and a member of Carnival Corporation & plc’s Boards of Directors, had sold 23,281 shares of Carnival Corporation common stock with a nominal value of US$0.01 per share (the "CC Shares"), which he had acquired on release from ... 
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Mar 08, 2016Holland America Line Named as a 2016 World’s Most Ethical Company by Ethisphere Institute for Fifth Consecutive Year
Seattle, Wash., March 8, 2016 – For the fifth consecutive year, Holland America Line was named among the “World’s Most Ethical Companies” by Ethisphere Institute, a leading business ethics think tank. The company secured its spot on the list by implementing and promoting the highest ethical business standards and practices both internally and in the community.   “Every year is another opportunity for Holland America Line to further our ethical practices, and to be recognized for... 
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Mar 08, 2016Grape Success – P&O Cruises’ Guests Pour into New Cellar Door
P&O Cruises is toasting the success of its new Cellar Door at sea, which has proved a winner with guests since it was unveiled onboard the cruise line’s latest ships, Pacific Aria and Pacific Eden.   The Cellar Door at sea concept – an Australian first – has been developed in partnership with boutique Hunter Valley winery Glandore Estate Wines to provide P&O’s guests, and lovers of fine wine, with structured wine tastings in a comfortable and cosy setting.   L... 
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Mar 07, 2016Country Music Star Sam Hunt, Comedians Chris Tucker And Jim Gaffigan Featured In Carnival LIVE's Fall 2016 Lineup
MIAMI, March 7, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- Carnival Cruise Line has announced its fall 2016 Carnival LIVE lineup featuring country music star Sam Hunt and comedians Chris Tucker and Jim Gaffigan. Bringing the best in live music and comedy to the seas, Carnival LIVE is a one-of-a-kind entertainment experience that provides guests an opportunity to enjoy captivating performances by major artists at a tremendous value.  Performances are held in the ships' main theaters – ranging in guest capacity from... 
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Mar 07, 2016Carnival Corporation's Social Impact Brand Fathom, Announces Additional Premier Travel Agency Partners to Expand Traveler Booking Options
Fathom partners with leading travel agencies, establishing additional convenient channels for travelers to personalize and arrange their travel experiences SEATTLE, March 7, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- Fathom, the pioneer in social impact travel and Carnival Corporation's (NYSE/LSE: CCL; NYSE: CUK) 10th and newest brand, unveiled partnerships with several additional travel agencies, adding to the already-robust list of premier travel agency agreements the company has in place. The new partnership... 
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Mar 07, 2016Carnival plc - Voting Rights And Capital
At 9:00 a.m. Eastern Time on 29 February 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 24,901,144 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 ... 
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Mar 04, 2016Seabourn Celebrates Float Out Of New Seabourn Encore
Seattle, March 4, 2016 - Seabourn, the world's finest ultra-luxury cruise line, celebrated another milestone in the construction of its new Seabourn Encore, with the ship touching water for the first time today. Following a traditional ceremony to commemorate this significant occasion, the ship will be "floated out" from its dry dock to its outfitting dock at Fincantieri's Marghera shipyard in Italy, where it will undergo final construction until the ship is delivered at the end of 2016. ... 
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Mar 04, 2016Annual Report and Accounts
MIAMI (March 4, 2016) - Carnival Corporation & plc (NYSE/LSE: CCL; NYSE: CUK) announce that copies of the Carnival plc 2015 Strategic Report and IFRS Financial Statements (to which the Carnival Corporation & plc 2015 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 submit... 
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Mar 04, 2016A Catwalk In The Middle Of The Ocean Onboard Costa Luminosa
Jessica Minh Anh to transform Costa Luminosa’s sun deck in Sydney into the world’s newest runway Genoa, March 4, 2016 - After shaking up the fashion world with a 4000-feet catwalk over the Grand Canyon and the Eiffel Tower phenomenon, Jessica Minh Anh will transform the sky-high sundeck of the luxurious Costa Luminosa cruise ship, calling at Sydney during her Around-the-World cruises, into the world’s newest runway. With the iconic backdrop featu... 
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Mar 04, 2016P&O Cruises Australia Prepares To Farewell Pacific Pearl And Announces Second New Zealand Cruise Season In 2017
P&O Cruises Australia today announced a commercial arrangement has been reached to transfer Pacific Pearl from its fleet as part of an ongoing fleet expansion and renewal program. The popular ship will be farewelled in April 2017. By then, Pacific Pearl will have completed 294 separate cruises under the P&O Cruises banner and will have carried more than half a million passengers over a period of more than five years‟ service. The commercial transfer of the 1800-passenger ship is part... 
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Mar 02, 2016Princess Cruises “Summer on Sale” Offers Cruise Deals on Summer Vacations
Guests Can Save Up to 50 Percent on Cruises and Land & Sea Vacations to Alaska and Europe and Receive Onboard Spending Money  SANTA CLARITA, Calif. (March 2, 2016) – Princess Cruises makes it easy to plan a summer vacation with cruise deals on the line's most popular summertime destinations in Alaska and Europe. Travelers will be able to enjoy cruises and Land & Sea Vacations in Alaska, the Mediterranean, British Isles, and Scandinavia & Russia. During Princess Cruise’s... 
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Mar 02, 2016Fathom Offers BOGO on Social Impact Sailings to the Dominican Republic
Carnival Corporation's new social impact brand shares special offer for all Dominican sailings from April through June 2016, if booked by the end of February SEATTLE, Feb. 2, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- Fathom, the pioneer in social impact travel and Carnival Corporation's (NYSE/LSE: CCL; NYSE: CUK) 10th and newest brand, today announced the availability of a buy one get one (BOGO) special on Fathom sailings to the Dominican Republic that gives the first and second travelers a discount of 50 perc... 
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Mar 02, 2016Carnival Corporation & plc Announces Exchange Rate For Quarterly Dividend
MIAMI, March 2, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- On January 14, 2016, Carnival Corporation & plc (NYSE/LSE: CCL; NYSE: CUK) announced a quarterly cash dividend of $0.30 (U.S.) per share. The dividend is payable on March 11, 2016, to shareholders of record on February 19, 2016. 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, 2016Celebrity chef Marco Pierre White sets sail with Battlechefs onboard P&O Cruises
Take P&O Cruises flagship Britannia, mix in ten amateur celebrity chefs, add the godfather of British cooking, Marco Pierre White to serve up Battlechefs, a new cookery contest set at sea, starting on UKTV’s W on Monday April 4, 2016 at 8pm.   New and exclusive to UKTV’s premium entertainment channel, celebrities, including Blur musician Alex James, actor Keith Duffy and comedian Jenny Eclair, take it in turns to command the cookery club kitchen on Britannia before being ju... 
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Mar 02, 2016P&O Launches All Black Party For Kiwi Cruisers
P&O Cruises has launched an exclusive party concept for Kiwis during Pacific Pearl’s five-month New Zealand deployment. Guests cruising on Pacific Pearl from Auckland are invited to pack black for Nero, the P&O All Black Party, with All Blacks gear expected to be a popular outfit choice during the quintessential Kiwi deck party. An extension and reversal of the cruise line’s existing Bianco, the P&O White Party, Nero has been created especially for New Zealand guests an... 
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Mar 01, 2016Captain Emiel de Vries Discusses Sea Trials in Holland America Line’s Sixth ‘Countdown to Koningsdam’ Video
Ship’s inaugural master shares a look at Koningsdam sailing and at the bridge   Seattle, Wash., March 1, 2016 – Holland America Line has debuted the sixth “Countdown to Koningsdam” video, which takes viewers to the shipyard and shows aerials of the ship’s recent sea trials. The short videos in the series were created to provide updates and share the excitement as ms Koningsdam nears delivery in April 2016.   Hosted by Johnathan Rogers, Koningsdam’s cruise director, ... 
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Mar 01, 2016 P&O Cruises Celebrates First New Zealand Circumnavigation and Maiden Call to Stewart Island
P&O Cruises’ Pacific Pearl will sail into history today as she sets off on the cruise line’s first circumnavigation of New Zealand, featuring a maiden call to Stewart Island.   The 10-night cruise is expected to inject more than $3 million into the local economy as Pacific Pearl calls at Napier, Wellington, Christchurch (Akaroa), Picton and Stewart Island, with her 1800 guests also enjoying scenic cruising through Fiordland’s stunning landscapes.   Pacific Pear... 
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Mar 01, 2016Costa Cruises and CAST Alimenti select highly qualified pastry chefs
Costa Cruises and CAST Alimenti are organising three recruiting days to select highly qualified pastry chefs who will work on board the Italian company’s cruise ships. Genoa, March 1, 2016 – Costa Cruises and CAST Alimenti (Food, Art, Science and Technology Centre), one of the most prestigious Italian culinary schools, will select for the first time highly qualified pastry chefs who will work on board the Italian company’s cruise ships. Three recruiting days are scheduled on March... 
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Feb 29, 2016Carnival Cruise Line Partners With Tom Joyner Foundation For 2016 Tom Joyner Foundation Fantastic Voyage Taking Place Aboard Carnival Breeze In April
Featured Musical Artists Include Diana Ross, Patti LaBelle, New Edition, Johnny Gill and Many Others MIAMI, Feb. 29, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- For the fourth consecutive year, Carnival Cruise Line is partnering with the Tom Joyner Foundation to present the 2016 Tom Joyner Fantastic Voyage. The Ultimate Party with a Purpose®, the voyage will take place aboard Carnival Breeze with a customized eight-day Caribbean voyage departing April 23, 2016, and visiting the beautiful tropical destinations of... 
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Feb 29, 2016Carnival Corporation CEO Arnold Donald, Holland America Line President Orlando Ashford Named to Savoy Magazine's "Top 100 Most Influential Blacks in Corporate America" List
Two of the leaders from the world's largest leisure travel company are recognized in the definitive listing of African-American executives, influencers and achievers in corporate America MIAMI, Feb. 29, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- Carnival Corporation & plc (NYSE/LSE: CCL; NYSE: CUK), the world's largest leisure travel company, today announced Savoy Magazine has named Carnival Corporation CEO Arnold Donald and the company's Holland America Line president, Orlando Ashford, to its list of "Top 100 Mos... 
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Feb 29, 2016AIDA Cruises: Christening of the new flagship AIDAprima on May 7, 2016 as the highlight of HAMBURG PORT ANNIVERSARY
AIDAprima, the 11th ship in the AIDA fleet, will be christened in Hamburg (Germany) on May 7, 2016 as the glorious climax of the 827th HAMBURG PORT ANNIVERSARY. Already from April 30, 2016, Hamburg will be the home port for AIDAprima’s seven-day round trips to Western Europe's most beautiful metropolises such as London, Paris, Brussels and Amsterdam.   “With AIDAprima, we are opening a new chapter in the history of the cruise industry. This ship is the first of a new generation ... 
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Feb 25, 2016Got Winter Blues, Chicago? Take Virtual Reality Cruise with Carnival Corporation
World's largest leisure travel company debuts virtual reality lounge at AT&T's flagship store so Chicagoans can "warm up" on a luxury cruise ship -- with chance to win one of 10 free cruises Locals can also check out traveling cruise ship deck "sailing" streets of Chicago all week long CHICAGO, Feb. 25, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- Carnival Corporation, the world's largest leisure travel company, today announced it is offering Chicago a welcome respite from the winter blues. On Saturday, Feb... 
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Feb 25, 2016Costa Cruises, For The Third Consecutive Year, Ranks Among The Best Of Italy’s Top Employers
The Italian company garners the important “Top Employers Italia 2016” certification, ranking it among Italy’s best companies thanks to its excellent HR management standards. Genoa, 25 February 2016 – Costa Cruises, for the third year in a row, is among the best Italian companies in terms of employee work conditions, achieving the prestigious “Top Employers 2016” certification from the Top Employers Institute.   The Top Employers certification is assigned every year bas... 
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Feb 25, 2016Seabourn Appoints Brian Badura As Director Of Public Relations & Strategic Initiatives
SEATTLE, February 25, 2016 - Seabourn has announced the appointment of Brian Badura as Director of Public Relations & Strategic Initiatives. A well-rounded communications talent whose many years of experience were earned primarily with the United States Navy, Badura will oversee all communications and public relations efforts on behalf of the award-winning, ultra-luxury cruise line, including the upcoming launches of two new luxury vessels, Seabourn Encore and&... 
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Feb 24, 2016New Princess Cruises’ Video Gives a Dram about Australian Whisky
Princess Cruises is continuing its voyage through the world of whisky, extending its onboard experience of the premium spirit in dedicated bars and menus across the fleet and releasing a new video featuring fine Australian whisky. Presented by Princess Cruises ‘whisky ambassador’ Peter Stevens, the new video comes as a chaser to the cruise line’s first online offering which announced the new whisky menu, featuring more than 60 premium whiskies from around the world. The lat... 
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Feb 23, 2016Carnival Magic To Undergo Multi-Million Dollar Renovation That Will Add Exciting Dining And Bar Concepts
Guy's Burger Joint, RedFrog Rum Bar, BlueIguana Tequila Bar, Pizzeria del Capitano, and Alchemy Bar, Among New Spaces Added During Dry Dock MIAMI, Feb. 23, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- In preparation for its Space Coast debut this spring, the 130,000-ton Carnival Magic will undergo an extensive multi-million-dollar dry dock that will add a variety of exciting dining and bar innovations, including Guy's Burger Joint, RedFrog Rum Bar, BlueIguana Tequila Bar, Pizzeria del Capitano and the Alchemy Bar. ... 
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Feb 23, 2016Seabourn Offers Winning Combination Voyages In Europe
 Click to Tweet: Explore Europe this summer aboard one of @SeabournCruise's ultra-luxury Combination Voyages.   SEATTLE, February 23, 2016 - Seabourn is offering a wide selection of Combination Voyages in Europe this summer, featuring added savings and extensive opportunities for travelers to explore more of Europe, from the beautiful coastlines of the French, Spanish and Italian Rivieras to the picturesque Greek Isles to the stunning Norwegian ... 
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Feb 23, 2016P&O Reports Rise in Corporate Events at Sea Following Fleet Expansion
P&O Cruises has reported a surge in corporate event bookings since the launch of its two latest ships last November, including a marked increase in incentive groups.   P&O’s forward bookings for 2016 already exceed the total it achieved in 2015, putting its target of 12,000 delegates for this year well within reach.   Following recent announcements that a further two cruise ships will join its fleet in 2017 and 2019, P&O is forecasting more growth next y... 
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Feb 22, 2016For cruise passengers, volunteering combines vacations with giving back
MIAMI, Feb. 22, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- Grab a piña colada and relax on the sun deck of a cruise ship, but reserve some time to lend a helping hand. For many people, cruising takes on new meaning when you, for instance, hit the dance floor to help raise money for children's disease research on Carnival Cruise Line ships or join fellow passengers on a walk to raise money for cancer organizations on Holland America Line. --> -->Why do cruise vacations and volunteering go hand in hand?Michelle... 
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Feb 22, 2016Cunard Line’s Youngest Ship Queen Elizabeth Sails into Newcastle for her Maiden Visit
Queen Elizabeth – the youngest of Cunard Line’s three magnificent Queens – sailed into Newcastle today on her maiden visit to a booming three-gun salute from the city’s historic Fort Scratchley. The ship’s 2000 passengers – including more than 1100 Australian and New Zealander guests – and the entire ship’s company received the warmest of Novocastrian welcomes with a civic welcome hosted by Lord Mayor Nuatali Nelmes. Boasting 12 passenger decks, the 90,900-tonne Queen Elizabeth is the first Cu... 
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Feb 22, 2016P&O Sails into History with the first of 17 Maiden Calls in 2016
P&O Cruises is maintaining its reputation as a cruise pioneer in local waters, making its maiden call to the remote town of Wewak in Papua New Guinea today – the first of 17 inaugural calls to an array of new ports this year following the expansion of the cruise line’s fleet.   Guests on Pacific Aria were part of history when they stepped ashore in Wewak, with the cruise ship becoming the first to ever call at the colourful capital of the East Sepik province, located on the f... 
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Feb 19, 2016"Mozzarella Gourmet Bar” For The First Time On Board Costa Ships
For the first time ever Costa ships will propose gourmet bars where guests can savour real buffalo mozzarella, made on the spot, and served together with cold cuts and Italian specialities. The mozzarella will be made directly on board, like in a real dairy, thanks to a machine supplied by an Italian company.   Genoa, 19 February 2016 – At the end of 2016 Costa ships (www.costacruise.com) will begin proposing, for the first time in the world, a great innovative idea linked ... 
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Feb 18, 2016Seabourn And Chef Thomas Keller Launch New Culinary Repertoire On Award-Winning Luxury Fleet
SEATTLE, February 18, 2016 -  Seabourn has launched a new era in culinary excellence by sharing the first recipes developed by American Chef Thomas Keller on board Seabourn's ultra-luxury, award-winning fleet. The line now features an array of dishes, ranging from first courses to main courses to desserts, in multiple dining venues aboard Seabourn Odyssey, Seabourn Sojourn, and Seabourn Quest. "We are so pleased to share Chef Keller's first menus aboard our beautiful fleet," sa... 
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Feb 18, 2016First Video in ‘Conversations with Adam D. Tihany’ Series Showcases Holland America Line’s ms Koningsdam Design Concept
Tihany shares his vision and inspiration behind the ship’s unique design   Seattle, Wash., Feb. 18, 2016 — For its newest vessel, ms Koningsdam, Holland America Line leveraged the talents of internationally acclaimed hospitality designer Adam D. Tihany to create unique and striking spaces throughout the ship. In a new video series — “Conversations with Adam D. Tihany” — the cruise line gives viewers a glimpse into the vision of the designer and his inspiratio... 
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Feb 18, 2016AT&T, Samsung and Carnival Corporation Launch Virtual Reality Cruise Vacation Experience
National Initiative Debuts Feb. 19 in 133 AT&T Stores in 37 States, Highlighted by Experiential Event Feb. 27 at the AT&T Flagship Store on Chicago’s Magnificent MileFor most, tropical breezes and beaches are out of reach during the peak of winter – but AT&T, Samsung Electronics America, Inc. and Carnival Corporation & plc are making it easier to access sun and fun on the high seas. Starting tomorrow, customers can walk in select AT&T stores and experience a fully immersive v... 
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Feb 18, 2016Got the Winter Blues? Take a Carnival Corporation Virtual Cruise
Carnival Corporation teams with AT&T and Samsung to offer virtual reality simulation of cruise vacation, inspiring consumers to "see" themselves aboard a winter getaway National initiative to appear for a limited time in 133 AT&T stores beginning February 19, also include opportunities to win seven-day cruise MIAMI, Feb. 18, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- Carnival Corporation & plc,  the world's largest leisure travel company, today announced a new virtual reality (VR) cruise s... 
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Feb 18, 2016Costa Cruises Presents The New Capsule Collection Created Together With The Slam Brand
An exclusive men’s-women’s casual collection, specially designed by SLAM for guests of the Italian company, available only in the onboard stores of the Costa fleet.   Genoa, 18 February 2016 – At the same time as the start of Milan Fashion Week, Costa Cruises announces the launch of the new clothing & accessories “capsule collection” created together with SLAM, a traditional Genoese brand with nautical roots that specialises in technical clothing and sportswear and availabl... 
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Feb 18, 2016“Best of Northern Europe” with AIDAaura
Discover Greenland, Iceland and the Lofoten Islands in summer 2016   In response to huge demand, for the summer 2016 season cruise company AIDA Cruises has added further sensational routes to its most popular destinations in Northern Europe. In summer AIDAaura will be setting sail for the most beautiful destinations in the Baltic, Norway, Iceland and Greenland. Most of these cruises will depart from Kiel. From two-day taster trip through to leisurely 21-day cruise, these choice... 
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Feb 18, 2016Strictly stars take centre stage on board P&O Cruises
Get ready for glitz and glam as the nation’s favourite dancing competition sets sail on board P&O Cruises Strictly Come Dancing themed holidays. This year’s professional dancers waltzing on to the decks include Giovanni Pernice, Joanne Clifton, Karen and Kevin Clifton, Janette Manrara and Aljaz Skorjanec.   P&O Cruises has four dedicated Strictly Come Dancing themed cruises, in partnership with BBC Worldwide Ltd. Featuring all the glitzy pizzazz of the TV show, each cru... 
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Feb 17, 2016Holland America Line Reveals Two New Offers: Complimentary Shore Excursions and ‘View and Verandah’ Onboard Spending Credit
Guests can receive two free shore excursions in select ports and up to $500 to spend on board     Seattle, Wash., Feb. 17, 2016 – Holland America Line is launching two new promotions that sweeten the deal for travelers who book select 2016 and 2017 cruises by Feb. 29, 2016. Just added to the line’s robust perks in its “View and Verandah” promotion is an onboard spending credit applicable to more than 400 cruises. Also new is the opportunity for guests to receive two fr... 
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Feb 17, 2016Princess Cruises Debuts Exclusive Culinary Experience Cook My Catch on Alaska Cruise Vacations
New Offerings Enhance the Award-winning North To Alaska Program in 2016  SANTA CLARITA, Calif. (February 17, 2016) – Princess Cruises announced today the launch of Cook My Catch, an exclusive culinary experience offering guests the ability to enjoy their very own catch of the day while on vacation with the leading cruise line in Alaska. The unique cruise dining experience is available on Princess cruise vacations during port calls in Juneau and Ketchikan, as well as Princess Lan... 
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Feb 17, 2016Carnival Cruise Line Appoints New Members To Its Travel Partner Advisory Committee For 2016
Select Group of Travel Partners Span Various Models, Advises Carnival Sales Team on Trade Initiatives               MIAMI (February 17, 2016) - Carnival Cruise Line has appointed 20 new members to its 2016 Travel Partner Advisory Committee (TPAC). Each year, the line invites select travel partners spanning an array of agency models to participate in the committee, which was first created in 2011. The purpose of TPAC is t... 
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Feb 16, 2016AIDA Cruises: Discover Europe’s best-known shopping meccas with celeb “shopping queen” Verena Kerth
What woman doesn’t dream of shopping as much as she wants in Europe’s most famous retail meccas? On the new AIDA shopping cruises, celebrities accompany guests to the most fabulous boutiques, offer personal styling tips, and reveal the hottest fashion trends.   These tours will launch with the well-known radio presenter, Verena Kerth. In the TV show “Promi Shopping Queen” Munich-born Kerth has already twice demonstrated her unerring feel for the latest fashion trends and perfe... 
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Feb 16, 2016Pacific Eden Cruises in as Part of P&O Cruises’ Record Melbourne Season
One of P&O Cruises’ latest ships, Pacific Eden has cruised into Melbourne this morning for its first deployment in the city as part of the cruise line’s biggest ever Victorian season.   Pacific Eden takes the reins from sister ship Pacific Jewel which has been based in Melbourne since December.      Between them the two ships are expected to inject more than $15 million into the local economy over the season, through guest and crew spending, provedorin... 
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Feb 16, 2016Carnival Cruise Line and IGT Commemorate 20 Years of Wheel of Fortune® Slots with Year-Long Celebration
Festivities include Awarding of Free Carnival Cruises, a $200,000 Shipboard Slot Tournament, a Celebratory Week of Shows on Wheel of Fortune and more     MIAMI (February 16, 2016) – Carnival Cruise Line and International Game Technology (NYSE: IGT) (IGT) have partnered to celebrate the 20th anniversary of the IGT Wheel of Fortune® slot machines, featured aboard all Carnival ships and in casinos worldwide.  The World’s Most Popular Cruise Line® and the world’s ... 
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Feb 16, 2016Queen Elizabeth Makes Maiden Visit to Adelaide
Cunard’s youngest liner Queen Elizabeth has made her first ever visit to Adelaide, arriving this morning as part of her 121-night world voyage. Carrying around 2000 guests, the 90,900-tonne Queen Elizabeth has berthed at Outer Harbour, with her guests enjoying an extended stay exploring the city and its surrounds including tours to the Barossa and Adelaide Zoo before sailing for Melbourne at 11.30pm. While 2016 marks Queen Elizabeth’s fifth visit to Australia, this is her first South Austral... 
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Feb 13, 2016Cial, Costa Cruises and Port Authority of Savona Present “Message In A Can”, a Model of Excellence for Aluminum Can Collection and Recycling
In 9 years, from 2007 to 2015, 334 tons of aluminum were recycled from Costa ships calling at Savona. A new awareness campaign for the city is presented in a collaborative effort with the Municipality of Savona, and another on social media.   Savona, 13th February 2016 – CIAL (Aluminum Packaging Consortium), Costa Cruises and the Port Authority of Savona presented, on board the Costa Diadema, “Message in a can”, a promotion and development project for the collection and ... 
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Feb 12, 2016Holland America Line Appoints Margaret Durante to Vice President, Human Resources
Seattle, Wash., Feb. 12, 2016 — Holland America Line has appointed Margaret Durante to the position of vice president, human resources. In this newly created role she will lead the company’s human resources department in enhancing the employee experience. She also will have responsibilities for other Carnival Corporation and plc brands, including Seabourn, Princess Cruises and P&O Australia.   Durante, who is based in Seattle, Washington, at the Holland America Line headquar... 
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Feb 12, 2016Explore the Dining Room in Holland America Line’s Fifth ‘Countdown to Koningsdam’ Video
Ship’s main dining venue to feature dramatic wine tower and sweeping staircase   Seattle, Wash., Feb. 12, 2016 – Holland America Line debuted the fifth “Countdown to Koningsdam” video in the series that details The Dining Room. 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 Koningsdam Episode 5,” fe... 
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Feb 12, 2016Holland America Line Appoints Denella Ri’chard as Senior Director, Trade Communication and Engagement
Seattle, Wash., Feb. 12, 2016 — Holland America Line has appointed Denella Ri’chard to the position of senior director, trade communication and engagement. In this newly created role she is responsible for supporting travel agent partners worldwide, with particular focus on the United States and Canada. She oversees trade communications, the PartnerShips website, HAL Academy and all other internal and external training programs.   Ri’chard, who is based in Seattle, Washington, a... 
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Feb 12, 2016Carnival Australia Welcomes Progress on New Cruise Terminal in Brisbane
Carnival Australia today welcomed the QLD Government’s decision to allow further investigation of a new dedicated cruise terminal for Brisbane. The Government has granted an exclusive mandate to Port of Brisbane to investigate the development of a new terminal at Luggage Point. Carnival Australia Executive Chairman Ann Sherry said Brisbane was one of Australia’s main cruise hubs and the Government’s decision meant the proposal could now move to the next phase of development. "Today’s annou... 
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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, 2016Holland America Line Hosts Fundraiser Luncheon at Port Everglades on ms Westerdam for Symphony of the Americas Society
Seattle, Wash., Feb. 11, 2016 — On Saturday, Feb. 6, 2016, at Port Everglades in Fort Lauderdale, Florida, Holland America Line hosted a fundraiser luncheon aboard ms Westerdam for Symphony of the Americas Society, one of the company’s community partners.   During the annual event, Symphony of the Americas guest vocal soloists from Italy, Australia, Poland and New York provided operatic selections for attendees in the ship’s main show lounge. Following the lunc... 
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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, 2016Fathom Announces Four Additional Social Impact Activities in the Dominican Republic
Carnival Corporation's new social impact brand shares fun and meaningful on-ground impact activities that focus on making a differenceFathom's latest impact activities will feature host family experiences, special needs rehabilitation assistance and home improvement opportunities SEATTLE, Jan. 13, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- Fathom, the pioneer in social impact travel and Carnival Corporation's (NYSE/LSE: CCL; NYSE: CUK) 10th and newest brand, today announced four additional social impact activit... 
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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, 2016Travel Industry Leader, Ronald Fenska, Joins Fathom, the Pioneer in Social Impact Travel, as Vice President of Sales
Fenska is responsible for leading overall sales strategies for Carnival Corporation's newest brandFathom was created for the passionate and growing number of travelers seeking mindful, purpose-driven and easily accessible travel programs that allow them to make an impact on the world SEATTLE, Jan. 6, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- Fathom, the pioneer in social impact travel and Carnival Corporation's (NYSE/LSE: CCL; NYSE: CUK) 10th and newest brand, has appointed Ron Fenska as the company's vice pre... 
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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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CARNIVAL CORPORATION ANNOUNCES 2020 SUSTAINABILITY GOALS