KIEL, April 26, 2018/ 3BL Media -- The Federal State of Schleswig-Holstein, the Federal State capital Kiel, the Seaport of Kiel and the Costa Group came together on Thursday, April 26, 2018, aboard AIDAluna to discuss the ways the ways to expand their current collaboration on sustainability initiatives. Their objective is to further develop the maritime infrastructure, the economy, and tourism in northern Germany sustainably and to make them “future-proof.”
April 10, 2018 /3BL Media/ - AIDA presented three everyday heroines with a check of 10,000 euros each during three AIDAprima cruises between March 10 to 31, 2018. Bettina Landgrafe, Anja Gehlken and Sylke Hoß were recognized for their voluntary work and courage by Europe’s biggest women’s magazine at a gala held on AIDAprima last year.
During their cruises, the winners gave the AIDA audience deep and emotional insights into their activities and current projects during the daily talk show in the AIDA Theatrium.
Award honors leaders who have dedicated their lives to inspiring a better humanity; $40,000 donation presented to The Desmond Tutu Peace Foundation
To further strengthen its commitment to the transformative power of travel and the belief that connecting people from different cultures opens minds, builds connections and inspires shared humanity, Holland America Line is establishing the Shared Humanity Award to be given annually starting this year. The award will be presented to a leader and change-maker who has dedicated their life to inspiring others to see that the things that unite us are greater than those that divide us.
Costa offers the opportunity for Mercy Ships officers and engineers to gain experience onboard Costa Group ships
March 21, 2018 /3BL Media/ - As part of the cooperation announced in 2017 between Mercy Ships and Costa Group the joint volunteer program is proceeding with the first Africa Mercy crewmember embarking onboard Costa neoRomantica.
Rodrigo Souza Fraga, a 38-year-old Spanish national, embarked as a 3rd Officer onboard to gain experience and time at sea. Reporting to the ship’s officer on watch, Rodrigo is serving as a member of the bridge staff for navigation and watchkeeping.
March 12, 2018 /3BL Media/ - AIDA Cruises is continuing its ongoing commitment to social, cultural and charitable projects. On March 9, 2018, at the ITB in Berlin, Hansjörg Kunze, vice president for communication and sustainability, presented a check for 42,265 euros to the Reiner Meutsch Foundation FLY & HELP for the reconstruction of an elementary school in Dinagat in the Philippines. The donation is part of the money raised from a charity raffle that AIDA traditionally holds aboard the AIDA fleet on New Year’s Eve. Severe floods destroyed many schools in the region in December.
New vessels to debut between 2018 and 2023 featuring industry-first "green-cruising" design enabling cruise ships to be fully powered in port and at sea by LNG, the world’s cleanest burning fossil fuel
February 27, 2018 /3BL Media/ - Carnival Corporation & plc (NYSE/LSE: CCL; NYSE: CUK), the world's largest leisure travel company, today announced it has signed a shipbuilding contract for a third next-generation cruise ship for its rapidly growing AIDA Cruises brand, the leading cruise line in Germany, which is the largest and fastest-growing cruise market in Europe.
Captain Harms hands over the check aboard AIDAprima
February 1, 2018 /3BL Media/ - On AIDAprima's cruise around the Canaries and Madeira, a very special guest was on board for the daily talkshow aboard: Julia Cissewski (45), who works with the Max Planck Institute in the area of evolutionary anthropology, and is the chairwoman of the charitable organization "Orang-Utans in Not e.V." (orangutans in need). She was presented with a check from AIDA for 10,000 euros by Captain Detlef Harms.
Vessels with industry-first "green-cruising" design will enter service in 2020 and 2022 with dual-fuel engines utilizing LNG for power in port and at sea, with cleaner air emissions and improved air quality
January 26, 2018 /3BL Media/ -- Carnival Corporation & plc (NYSE/LSE: CCL; NYSE: CUK), the world's largest leisure travel company, announced it has signed a shipbuilding contract for a second next-generation cruise ship for its P&O Cruises brand with leading German shipbuilder Meyer Werft GmbH that is scheduled to be delivered in 2022.
AIDA guests support social projects by buying a raffle ticket
December 27, 2017 /3BL Media/ -- The annual New Year’s Raffle is taking place aboard all of the ships in the AIDA Cruises fleet. The proceeds from the raffle will once again go to a number of different projects.
For more than ten years, AIDA Cruises has supported the work of SOS Children’s Village with its worldwide projects for disadvantaged children. Thanks to our guests, it has been possible to support various SOS Children’s Village measures in Germany, Africa and the Philippines with donations totaling over one million euros.