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Costa Donates 'Pingers' to Protect Dolphins from Fishing Nets


Originally published by Seatrade Cruise News. 

Costa Crociere is providing acoustic deterrent devices to Italian fishing trawlers in the Mediterranean. The so-called 'pingers' will be attached to fishing nets to warn off dolphins and porpoises by emiting a safe, ultrasonic tone.

Such alarms have been shown to reduce the accidental netting of cetaceans.

The "Costa Crociere Foundation" Opens Application Process for Projects Encouraging Social Solidarity and Marine Sustainability

The newly established foundation is looking for charitable initiatives to fund, in the name of social solidarity and safeguarding the Mediterranean Sea. Nonprofit organizations can apply online through the dedicated website until February 15, 2015
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GENOA, June 26, 2015 /3BL Media/ – The “Costa Crociere Foundation” ( has started this year’s application process in which nonprofit organizations active in the social and environmental field can propose their projects. Proposals can be handed in via a dedicated online application tool developed specifically for this purpose.

Carnival's "Slide for St. Jude" raises $50,000 for St. Jude Children's Research Hospital

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June 24, 2015 /3BL Media/ - To commemorate the five-year anniversary of Carnival Cruise Line's partnership with St. Jude Children's Research Hospital, Carnival launched a "Slide for St. Jude" initiative which raised $50,000 for the hospital. To kick it off, guests and crew were encouraged to slide down one of the shipboard water slides during a special fleetwide event and, for each person who did so, Carnival donated up to $10 to St. Jude Carnival's President Christine Duffy took the first plunge - down the Carnival Breeze's 312-foot-long Twister water slide. 

Costa Luminosa: A Perfect Score for Vessel Sanitation

The Costa ship, offering cruises in the Caribbean, scored 100 out of 100 in a US CDC (Centers for Disease Control and Prevention) inspection
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GENOA, June 22, 2015 /3BL Media/  Costa Luminosa, a member of the Costa Cruises fleet, scored full marks (100) in a recent inspection conducted by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) in the United States. The inspection was held on December 20 during a call at Miami, the homeport of the Costa Luminosa during winter 2014/2015.

World Ports Conference Hamburg: AIDA President Michael Ungerer Takes a Stand for The Expansion of Port Infrastructure

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ROSTOCK, Germany, June 19, 2015 /3BL Media/ - On occasion of this year's World Ports Conference in Hamburg Michael Ungerer, President of AIDA Cruises and Chairman of Cruise Association CLIA, spoke to representatives of the main port cities in the world on June 4th, 2015.

The Costa Crociere “Fleet” is Upgraded with the BMWi3

A new partnership for sustainability with Alphabet
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MILAN, June 17, 2015 /3BL Media/ -  Costa Crociere is always committed to protect the environment and to act responsibly. A further step in this direction was made with the introduction of the first electric car in the Costa car fleet.

The vehicle is a new BMW i3 with AlphaElectric, the holistic ecosystem for the electrification of the fleet ideated by Alphabet, supplier of top level corporate mobility.

“Housing The Homeless”: 6 Apartments Renovated and Assigned to People in Need in Genoa

Thanks to the project promoted by the Costa Crociere Foundation and the Community of Sant’Egidio, 12 people, including a family with children, have a home to live in and from which to begin the process of social reintegration.
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Genoa, June 15, 2015 /3BL Media/ - Costa Crociere Foundation, the foundation established by Costa Crociere, and the Community of Sant'Egidio presented the social assistance project "Housing the Homeless". 

Through this project, launched in the fall of 2014 and supported by funds from the foundation, 6 apartments in Genoa's historic centre were renovated and assigned by the Community of Sant'Egidio to 12 people in need or homeless, including a family with children. 

NBA Superstar Dwayne Wade Addresses Students Participating in Carnival's Scholarship & Mentoring Program

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January 12, 2015 /3BL Media/ - Dwayne Wade, a three-time NBA champion with the Miami HEAT, was the guest speaker at yesterday's end-of-year celebration for Carnival's Scholarship & Mentoring Program, which matches Miami-Dade County high school students witha member of the company's management team to provide students wiht a first-hand look at the business world. The students are all former attendees of the Miami HEAT Academy, an after-school enrichment program for at-risk youth. 

LNG Hybrid Barge “Hummel” recognized with GreenTec Award of the DRV

AIDAsol is the world’s first cruise ship operated with low-emission electricity from LNG
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June 1, 2015 /3BL Media/ - For the LNG Hybrid Barge project developed together with AIDA Cruises, Becker Marine Systems was honored on May 21, 2015, with the GreenTec Award 2015 of the DRV (German Travel Association) in the category “Travel.”

AIDAsol is the world’s first cruise ship powered during the time spent in port with environmentally friendly and low-emission electricity from liquefied natural gas, which is produced on the LNG Hybrid Barge. Currently the final tests are being conducted in the port of Hamburg.

Carnival Corporation and Brands Donate $200,000 to Earthquake Relief Efforts in Nepal

Team of Cruise Lines Demonstrating Support for Employees from Nepal Through Donations to Mercy Corps, Disaster Emergency Committee and Save the Children in Broader Relief and Rebuilding Efforts Across the Country
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MIAMI, May 6, 2015 /3BL Media/ – Carnival Corporation & plc teamed with several of its global cruise brands to pledge $200,000 to relief efforts in Nepal in the wake of April’s devastating earthquake.

Carnival Corporation is working through Mercy Corps, the Disaster Emergency Committee and Save the Children to support on the ground teams distributing emergency supplies and aiding rebuilding efforts targeting the most affected families in Kathmandu and surrounding areas.


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