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Senior Staff Officers Bring a Combined 95 Years of Service to Holland America Line’s New Koningsdam

Cruise line reveals newbuild’s hotel director, staff captain, chief engineer and SEH officer
Press Release

SEATTLE, Wash., Nov. 11, 2015 /3BL Media/ — When Holland America Line’s ms Koningsdam debuts in April 2016, the ship’s senior staff officers will set sail with a combined 95 years of company loyalty and experience. In addition to the previously announced appointment of Captain Emiel de Vries, the cruise line announced that Hotel Director Stan Kuppens, Chief Engineer Willem Zuidema, Staff Captain Kevin Beirnaert and Safety, Environmental and Health Officer Martijn van Dam will lead Koningsdam’s shipboard teams.

Carnival Shifts Key Sales Leadership Positions and Creates New Roles to Better Serve Travel Agents

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November 9, 2015 /3BL Media/ - Carnival Cruise Line has made a number of enhancements to its trade sales organization, shifting two of its most experienced sales professionals to new roles and appointing sales directors to oversee two newly created territories. The company is also adding a new sales position responsible for the Gulf Coast region. Sales management positions have been added within the line’s international sales division, as well.  The changes are part of Carnival’s “Onboard with You” trade support platform, launched last month.

Aidadiva: U.S. Public Health Service Confirms the Highest Hygiene Standards On Board the AIDA Fleet

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In an unannounced inspection to determine compliance with the “Vessel Sanitation Program” standards, AIDAdiva received the best-possible score: 100 out of 100 possible points. The inspection was conducted on November 3, 2015, at the port of Baltimore by the United States Public Health Service (U.S.P.H.S.).

Whalesafe Project on Board Costa Cruises' Ships to Raise the Awareness of Guests to the Conservation of Sperm Whales

Specific edutainment activities for children on board and a special exhibition at the Savona Palacrociere dealing with the Pelagos Sanctuary
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GENOA, November 2, 2015 /3BL Media/ - The Whalesafe Project, co-funded by the European Union’s  Life+ Program with the involvement of partners including the Università degli Studi di Genova (Department of Physics and Department of Earth Sciences, Environment and Life), Costa Edutainment, Genoa Maritime Directorate, Savona Harbor Master’s Office and Softeco who have joined forces for the conservation of the sperm whale (Physeter macrocephalus), has come on board Costa Cruises’ ships.

Seabourn Honored For "Finest Cruise Line Dining" With 2015 Good Taste Award From Saveur

Award from food and travel magazine highlights the luxury cruise line's dedication to fine dining
Press Release

SEATTLE, October 22, 2015 /3BL Media/ - Award-winning epicurean brand Saveur has recognized Seabourn as serving the best cuisine at sea with a 2015 Good Taste Award for "Finest Cruise Line Dining." The inaugural Good Taste Awards from the distinguished culinary magazine were celebrated at a special reception in New York City on October 13th and have been published online and also appear in the October 2015 i

Costa Luminosa: A Perfect Score For Vessel Sanitation During The Around-The-World Cruise

The Costa ship, offering an exciting 98-day voyage to discover 5 continents, scored 100 out of 100 in a US CDC (Centers for Disease Control and Prevention) inspection in San Francisco.
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GENOA, Italy, October 20, 2015 /3BL Media/ – Costa Luminosa 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 14 October during the call at San Francisco, one of the 39 wonderful destinations included in the Around-the- World cruise of Costa Luminosa.

Carnival Cruise Line Named "America's Most Trusted Cruise Line" by Reader's Digest Magazine

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MIAMI, October 27, 2015 /3BL Media/ – Carnival Cruise Line has been named America’s Most Trusted Cruise Line by Reader’s Digest Magazine. 

The award is based on a poll of more than 4,500 of the magazine’s readers who were asked to rate products they trust across 40 different categories taking into account the areas of quality, value, and reliability.  Carnival received more votes than any other cruise line.  The awards are featured in the October issue of Reader’s Digest.

Four Projects Selected by the “Costa Crociere Foundation” are Underway to Support Social Solidarity and Marine Environmental Protection Initiatives

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A total of about Euro 600,000 has been earmarked for the start-up of four initiatives aimed at improving training and job opportunities for needy young people and at raising awareness to reduce marine waste. 

The projects being carried out in the Italian regions of Liguria, Lazio and Tuscany involve the efforts of more than 1,500 young people.

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A total of about Euro 600,000 has been earmarked for the start-up of four initiatives aimed at improving training and job opportunities for needy young people and at raising awareness to reduce marine waste. 

The projects being carried out in the Italian regions of Liguria, Lazio and Tuscany involve the efforts of more than 1,500 young people.

Seabourn Honored with Nine 2015 Magellan Awards from Travel Weekly

Press Release

SEATTLE, October 14, 2015 /3BL Media/ - Seabourn, the leading small-ship, ultra-luxury cruise line, was honored with nine 2015 Magellan Awards from Travel Weekly. Judged by an expert industry panel, the annual awards celebrate the best in travel and salute outstanding travel professionals.

The 2015 Magellan Awards honored Seabourn with five Gold Awards in the following categories:

Sea You Tomorrow: Costa Cruises Presents Its Sustainability Report & Plan

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Responsible innovation and value creation are the pillars of Costa Cruises’ corporate social responsibility plan and its contribution to sustainable development.  This commitment is reflected by the results of Costa’s Sustainability Report 2014:  100% separated waste; LED lighting fleetwide and the world’s first LNG-powered ships due for delivery in 2019 and 2020.

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Responsible innovation and value creation are the pillars of Costa Cruises’ corporate social responsibility plan and its contribution to sustainable development.  This commitment is reflected by the results of Costa’s Sustainability Report 2014:  100% separated waste; LED lighting fleetwide and the world’s first LNG-powered ships due for delivery in 2019 and 2020.

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