313 million surgical procedures take place every year. Only 6 percent occur in the world’s poorest nations. For impoverished Africans, a floating hospital brings hope and healing to the forgotten poor.
Tresor, a 10-year-old Cameroon boy. a fire that left scars across his body and denied him the use of his arm.
Assiatou, an 18-year-old woman with a dream. a car accident that left her unable to walk without pain.
Emmanuel, a baby born to loving parents. a tumor with the potential to kill.
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.
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.
Engineer joins the crew to help and support Mercy Ships in West Africa
GENOA, July 6, 2017 /3BL Media/ - Mercy Ships and Costa Group have reached a key milestone in their recently announced cooperation by kicking-off a joint volunteer program supporting the hospital ship Africa Mercy. For a total of four months, the first Costa Group volunteer Tomislav Zubovic will serve as an engineer on board to support the ship’s staff and pass on his seafaring experiences gained with companies like AIDA.
The leading cruise Group in Europe makes initial donation of 100,000 Euro
Madrid, March 10, 2017 /3BL Media/ - Mercy Ships and Costa Group celebrated Tuesday the official start of the memorandum of understanding which has been recently signed. The agreement is aimed to develop synergies in different fields with the objective to support the accomplishments of Mercy Ships. According to this agreement Costa Group will develop specific activities in the following areas: