2015 News Releases

 
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Jan 30, 2015Miller Named Vice President of Nautical and Safety Operations for Carnival Cruise Line
MIAMI (January 30, 2015) – Richard Miller, who served in the U.S. Navy for more than 25 years and possesses extensive experience in shipboard and shoreside global marine operations, has been named vice president of nautical and safety operations for Miami-based Carnival Cruise Line. In this capacity, Miller oversees all aspects of maritime safety and nautical operations for the company’s 24-ship fleet, including marine compliance, quality assurance, environmental functions and operati... 
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Jan 29, 2015Costa Group Strengthens Organization
Genoa, Italy, January 29, 2015 – Michael Thamm, CEO of the Costa Group, today announced a number of changes to strengthen the leadership team and the company’s organizational structure.Effective February 1st, 2015, the current Senior Vice President Hotel Operations & Product Development, Neil Palomba, will be appointed President of Costa Crociere, Genoa. He will be responsible for managing the Costa brand, as well as for the structure and design of products, sales and customer care at Europe... 
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Jan 28, 2015Cunard Royal Rendezvous: Queen Elizabeth and The Queen Mary meet as Queen Elizabeth Makes Maiden Call to Long Beach on 5 February 2015
Queen Elizabeth Call Marks First-Ever Cunard Stop to the Port of Long BeachSOUTHAMPTON, England, Jan. 28, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- On 5 February 2015, Cunard's Queen Elizabeth will meet her royal relative, the legendary Queen Mary, in a Cunard Royal Rendezvous when Queen Elizabeth docks in Long Beach for the first time ever. This historic maiden call is particularly significant, not only because it is the first time a Cunard vessel has ever called at Long Beach, but because both Cunard and the Quee... 
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Jan 28, 2015Seabourn Unveils Names Of Its Newest Ships: Seabourn Encore And Seabourn Ovation
Seabourn reveals Seabourn Encore via imagery and updates on a new, exciting, dedicated micrositeSEATTLE, Jan. 28, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- The award-winning ultra-luxury, small ship cruise line Seabourn has unveiled the names of its two new ships, both inspired by its current fleet. Announcing Seabourn Encore and Seabourn Ovation - the first will launch in late 2016 and the second in spring 2018.The line has revealed renderings and updates about Seabourn Encore via a new dedicated microsite: http://... 
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Jan 27, 2015Costa Cruises' 'March Medness' Promotion Features Cruise Fares as Low as $499 on Select Spring 2015 Sailings
Savings, onboard credits up to $400 per cabin and reduced third/fourth rates are available on two of the line's newest shipsHOLLYWOOD, Fla. (Jan. 27, 2014) -- Costa Cruises is turning March Madness into "March Medness" with offers that make a Mediterranean cruise this spring irresistible. The Italian cruise line is offering fares as low as $499 per person, up to $400 in onboard credits per cabin and reduced rates for third and fourth guests in a cabin on seven-night cruises aboard Costa Fasc... 
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Jan 27, 2015Holland America Line Features Robust Canada and New England Cruise Options for Summer and Fall 2015
Three ships to sail 39 cruises from five turnaround portsSeattle, Wash., Jan. 27, 2015 — With 39 cruises throughout Canada and New England in 2015, Holland America Line offers an extensive array of cruises in the region that range from seven to 15 days. The voyages carry guests in elegant comfort aboard ms Eurodam, ms Maasdam or ms Veendam.   Whether exploring the area during the summer when the skies shine blue or in the fall when the leaves put on an incredible display of jewe... 
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Jan 27, 2015Boston Market Offers Guests A Delicious Escape From The Cold With 2 For $20 Meal Deal
Home Style Chain Also Teams Up with Princess Cruises® to Offer Guests a Chance to Win a Dream Cruise in Its "Cruise in to Win" SweepstakesGOLDEN, Colo., Jan. 27, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- The winter doldrums may be upon us, but the comfort and warmth of a hot, home style meal (for two) is just around the corner at your nearest Boston Market. The restaurant –famous for its fresh, never frozen rotisserie chicken – today announced its limited time only "2 for $20 Complete Meal Deal," as well as the laun... 
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Jan 27, 2015Queen Mary 2 and Queen Victoria to Support Magna Carta's 800th Anniversary
Rare facsimile of Salisbury Magna Carta to be carried on boardSOUTHAMPTON, England, Jan. 27, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- A rare facsimile of arguably one of the most important documents in English history, the Magna Carta, will be going on display on board Cunard's flagship liner, Queen Mary 2 and sister ship Queen Victoria between May and September 2015, as the 'Great Charter' sealed by King John in 1215 celebrates its 800th anniversary year. As the shipping line continues to celebrate its 175th anniv... 
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Jan 26, 2015Carnival Corporation and China Merchants Group Sign Memo of Understanding for Two Potential Joint Ventures to Help Expand the Cruise Industry in China
MOU will explore both Port & Destination Development and Ship-Owning joint ventures with the goal of potentially launching China's first world-class domestic cruise brand Potential joint ventures build on Carnival Corporation's efforts in the past year to help China realize its goal to become one of the top cruise markets in the world MIAMI, Jan. 26, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- Carnival Corporation & plc (NYSE/LSE: CCL; NYSE: CUK), the world's largest travel and leisure company, today signed... 
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Jan 26, 2015Tripping Cool Named Carnival Cruise Line's First ‘Tour Operator of the Year’
MIAMI (January 26, 2015) – Tripping Cool – which hosted thousands of Carnival Cruise Line guests on exciting and memorable shore excursions over the past year – has been named the cruise line’s first-ever “Tour Operator of the Year.” Cozumel-based Tripping Cool was selected from hundreds of tour operators who work in tandem with Carnival to provide guests with unforgettable landside experiences throughout the Caribbean, Bahamas, Mexico, Canada, and the U.S. Carnival Cruise Line’s T... 
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Jan 26, 2015Carnival Cruise Line Offers Special Carnival Vista Europe Group Promotion Through February 28
Offer Features 50 Percent Reduced Deposits on Sailings and Increased Amenity Points for Travel Agents MIAMI (January 26, 2015) – With reservations now open for the new Carnival Vista, which debuts in May 2016 with eight- to 13-day Mediterranean itineraries, Carnival Cruise Line is hosting a special promotion offering reduced initial deposit requirements for group bookings by 50 percent, as well as an enhanced amenity points program for travel agents, through February 28, 2015. Through t... 
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Jan 26, 20152014 Another Award-Winning Year for Seabourn
Readers' Polls, Critics and Travel Industry Professionals On Board with Top RankingsSeattle, January 26, 2015 - 2014 continued to be another award-winning and highly-successful year for Seabourn as the ultra-luxury, small ship cruise line was honored again with many prestigious awards and prominent accolades in the travel industry.   The well-respected travel trade publication Travel Weekly named Seabourn the "Best Luxury Line" for the fourth year in a row in its 12th annual Re... 
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Jan 26, 2015Holland America Line's ms Veendam Rescues Pilot Who Ditched His Aircraft in the Pacific Ocean Off the Coast of Maui, Hawaii
SEATTLE, Jan. 26, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- On Sunday, Jan. 25, 2015, at 5:21 p.m. local time while en route to Lahaina, Hawaii, Holland America Line's ms Veendam answered a request for assistance from the United States Coast Guard to rescue a pilot who had ditched his single-engine Cirrus SR-22 after he experienced a mechanical issue with the fuel system. The pilot was located approximately 225 nautical miles off the coast of Maui, Hawaii.In partnership with the U.S. Coast Guard, Veendam was able to... 
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Jan 24, 2015Princess Cruises Salutes Seattle Seahawks Super Fan PJ Ledorze for his 12s Spirit
Surprises him with Invitation to Set Sail on First- Ever Seahawks Fan CruiseSANTA CLARITA, Calif., Jan. 23, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- Today, Princess Cruises, the Official Cruise Line of the Seattle Seahawks, honored Seattle Seahawks fan PJ LeDorze for embodying the spirit of the 12s and presented him with an invitation to cruise aboard its first-ever "Sail with the 12s Seahawks Fan Cruise" over Father's Day this June. LeDorze performed a random act of kindness following the Jan. 18 conference champi... 
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Jan 23, 2015Queen Victoria Debuts a Dazzling Re-Fit on 2015 World Voyage Departure
QV Sets Sail with Celebratory Fireworks Commemorating Cunard Line's 175th AnniversarySOUTHAMPTON, England, Jan. 23, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- Queen Victoria sailed past a fusillade of fireworks to mark the start of her 2015 World Voyage and show off her stunning new look. The ship set out from Southampton in tip-top form having just returned from an intensive 20 day refurbishment at the Blohm & Voss shipyard in Hamburg. You can view footage of Queen Victoria's refurbishment here.Nine brand new s... 
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Jan 23, 2015Carnival Corporation Launches Shipboard Mobile Gaming Solution For Mid-Cruise Wagering Powered By Scientific Games
Guests can wager on their personal mobile devices throughout the ship while in international waters MIAMI and NEW YORK, Jan. 23, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- Carnival Corporation & plc, the world's largest travel and leisure company, is using the award-winning iGaming Mobile Platform from Scientific Games to offer its adult guests the ability to wager on their mobile devices throughout its ships while in international waters. The game offerings available on Carnival's Mobile Casino include a host... 
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Jan 22, 2015Time is Running Out to Win a Free Cruise for Life from Carnival Corporation
World's largest travel and leisure company encourages consumer input at World's Leading Cruise Lines site and YouTube's "Ad Blitz" channel to help select one of four potential TV commercials to kick off winter sales season More than 80,000 consumers have already shared feedback on TV commercial concepts with only two weeks left to be entered to win a yearly cruise for life MIAMI, Jan. 22, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- Carnival Corporation & plc (NYSE/LSE: CCL; NYSE: CUK), the world's largest travel... 
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Jan 21, 2015Cunard Announces The Grills Suites Inclusive Package in Honour of the Line's 175th Anniversary
175th Celebration Package with Complimentary Balcony Upgrades Also AvailableSOUTHAMPTON, England, Jan. 21, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- To celebrate Cunard Line's 175th Anniversary and the storied Queens Grill and Princess Grill Suites tradition, the company announces The Grills Suites Inclusive Package, featuring an array of complimentary amenities, elevating what is already an unsurpassed level of elegance at sea aboard flagship Queen Mary 2, Queen Victoria and Queen Elizabeth. The Grills Suites Inc... 
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Jan 21, 2015P&O Cruises’ Guests Deliver New Medical Facility to Remote Vanuatu Island
P&O Cruises’ Pacific Partnership with Save the Children has delivered a desperately-needed medical facility to remote Vanuatu Island Aneityum replacing a run-down pre-1970s building with a new dispensary offering modern medical equipment and solar powered electricity. The new dispensary raises healthcare standards on the island with features including a waiting area, a maternity delivery room plus separate consultancy, in-patient and treatment rooms, and new storage facilities and equipment.... 
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Jan 20, 2015Holland America Line Reveals Summer 2016 European Itineraries for Newbuild ms Koningsdam
Ship to homeport at Amsterdam and explore Norway, the Baltic and Iceland SEATTLE, Jan. 20, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- In summer 2016, Holland America Line's newest ship, ms Koningsdam, will debut a series of northern Europe and Baltic cruises as part of the premium line's robust Europe season that features seven ships sailing throughout the region. Koningsdam's summer itineraries — and all of Holland America Line's 2016 summer Europe sailings — will be available for booking in early February. Follo... 
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Jan 19, 2015Shipload of Fans Sail to the Australian Open
It’s game-on for 1800 cruise passengers today, as P&O Cruises’ Pacific Pearl superliner departs Sydney to sail to the Australian Open in Melbourne. The special cruise will deliver a shipload of tennis fans to the Victorian capital to enjoy two days of the tournament, in a visit expected to inject around $1 million into the State economy. The passengers will represent one of the biggest single groups to attend the Open on any one day. P&O Cruises Senior Vice President Tammy Marshall said... 
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Jan 15, 2015Music Legends Crosby, Stills & Nash Announced as Headline Act aboard Queen Mary 2 on Transatlantic Crossing 4 September 2015
SOUTHAMPTON, England, Jan. 15, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- Cunard is proud to announce that Crosby, Stills & Nash will perform a series of exclusive concerts on board the company's Flagship, Queen Mary 2, during her 4-11 September Transatlantic Crossing.The Grammy® Award winning trio, who first performed together at the now legendary Woodstock Festival over four decades ago, will perform three exclusive concerts for passengers on board Queen Mary 2 during the seven-night Transatlantic Crossing from New... 
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Jan 14, 2015Notification of Transactions of Directors / PDMRs
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Jan 14, 2015Two Holland America Line ships Achieve Perfect Scores of 100 on Recent United States Public Health Inspections
SEATTLE, Jan. 14, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- Holland America Line's ms Noordam and ms Zuiderdam achieved perfect scores of 100 on recent routine United States Public Health inspections conducted by the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. The unannounced inspection for ms Noordam was held Jan. 5, 2015, during a call at Fort Lauderdale, Fla., at the start of a 10-day Caribbean cruise. Zuiderdam was inspected Dec. 19, 2014, during a call at Fort Lauderdale at the start of a seven-night C... 
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Jan 13, 2015Carnival Corporation & plc Declares Dividend
MIAMI, Jan. 13, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- Carnival Corporation & plc (NYSE/LSE: CCL; NYSE: CUK) has announced that it has declared a dividend of $0.25 per share.  The company's board of directors approved a record date for the quarterly dividend of February 20, 2015, and a payment date of March 13, 2015. Holders of Carnival Corporation common stock and Carnival plc ADSs will receive the dividend payable in U.S. dollars.  The dividend for Carnival plc ordinary shares will be payable in U.S. do... 
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Jan 13, 2015Princess Cruises Unveils North To Alaska! Cruise Vacation Offerings
New "Like a Local" Culinary and Interactive Experiences Bring Authentic Flavors and Culture Onboard SANTA CLARITA, Calif., Jan. 13, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- Building on its long-standing recognition as the best Alaska cruise vacation, Princess Cruises today announced the launch of North to Alaska!, a series of new onboard offerings that fully immerse guests in the Great Alaska experience. Created in partnership with local experts, North to Alaska! features a variety of authentic Alaska culina... 
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Jan 09, 2015Micky Arison Takes Helm of FCCA Executive Committee
PEMBROKE PINES, Fla., Jan. 9, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- The Florida-Caribbean Cruise Association (FCCA) proudly announces the appointment of its new Executive Committee Chairman—Micky Arison, Carnival Corporation & plc Chairman. He takes the reins from Kevin Sheehan, past president and CEO of Norwegian Cruise Line Holdings Ltd., who served as FCCA Chairman for the last five years and proved crucial to growing the FCCA Platinum Membership program and further developing relationships with destinations ... 
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Jan 08, 2015Carnival plc - Voting Rights and Capital
At 9:00 a.m. Eastern Time on 31 December 2014 Carnival plc had 216,016,600 issued ordinary shares of US$1.66 each admitted to trading. Carnival plc holds nil ordinary shares in Treasury. Although Carnival plc has 216,016,600 issued ordinary shares, the 30,848,634 ordinary shares held by Carnival Investments Limited and 1,115,450 ordinary shares held by Carnival Corporation do not carry the right to vote (in accordance with the Articles of Association of Carnival plc). Therefor... 
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Jan 08, 2015Holland America Line's ms Zuiderdam Rescues Eight Crewmembers From Sinking Vessel in the Caribbean
ms Zaandam also assists seven crewmembers from the yacht Polonus in Antarctica SEATTLE, Jan. 8, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- At 2:10 a.m. Jan. 3, 2015, while en route to Oranjestad, Aruba, Holland America Line's ms Zuiderdam answered a distress call from the Bahamian inter-island vessel Excalibur that was sinking with eight crewmembers onboard. Zuiderdam was approximately 15 miles away and the closest ship in the area. Zuiderdam altered course and was able to successfully execute a nighttime resc... 
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Jan 08, 2015Princess Cruises Announces Seattle Seahawks Fan Cruise
Seattle Seahawks Aboard Crown Princess Sailing to Alaska, June 20 - 27, 2015 SANTA CLARITA, Calif., Jan. 8, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- Princess Cruises, the Official Cruise Line of the Seattle Seahawks, has announced "Sail with the 12s – A Seahawks Fan Cruise," featuring a seven-night Alaska cruise over Father's Day, departing from Seattle, Wash., on Crown Princess on June 20, 2015. Guests will enjoy the ultimate in player interactions and onboard fan activities including: Meet and greet ... 
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Jan 07, 2015Princess Cruises Announces Finalists for Fourth Annual Entertainer of the Year Competition
Guests Can Vote for Top Performer during Upcoming Crown Princess Cruise SANTA CLARITA, Calif., Jan. 7, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- Princess Cruises will soon crown the top guest entertainer for 2014 during the cruise line's fourth annual Entertainer of the Year competition. Four talented finalists have been carefully chosen from the vast array of onboard performers — including vocalists, comedians, magicians, tribute bands and other specialty acts — who delight guests each year, and will compete for... 
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Jan 01, 2015Princess Cruises Kicks Off 50th Anniversary Year with First-Ever Float in The Rose Parade®
Original Love Boat Cast Stars on Float During Iconic New Year's Day Parade SANTA CLARITA, Calif., Jan. 1, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- The first day of the new year marked Princess Cruises' first-ever debut in the iconic 126th Rose Parade, kicking off the cruise line's 50th anniversary celebration. The float, themed "50 Years of Inspiring Travel" was awarded the prestigious Craftsman Trophy for Exceptional Achievement in Showmanship and Dramatic Impact. As a special feature the six original cast ... 
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