Antoinette Murray Named Carnival Cruise Line's Volunteer of the Year

Press Release

August, 3, 2015 /3BL Media/ - Antoinette Murray, a 14-year veteran of Carnival Cruise Line, has been named the company's Volunteer of the Year, which acknowledges outstanding dedication and commitment to community service.

Seabourn Partners with Photographer Geoff Steven to Photograph UNESCO World Heritage Sites

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Have you heard? We’re partnering with Geoff Steven, director of the Our Place World Heritage Collection, an official partner of the UNESCO World Heritage Centre. Through the partnership, Steven will capture images of less photographed World Heritage Sites at destinations where Seabourn ships visit!

AIDA Cruises presents the Sustainability Report "AIDA Cares 2015"

The climatologist Mojib Latif acknowledges AIDA’s pioneering role in climate protection
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ROSTOCK, Germany, July 28, 2015 /3BL Media/ - On July 24, AIDA Cruises presented its current Sustainability Report "AIDA Cares 2015" to the public in Hamburg. It is based on the internationally recognized standard of the Global Reporting Initiative (GRI). The reporting period covers all relevant facts and figures for the fiscal year 2014 as well as selected highlights of the first half of the year 2015.

Holland America Line Receives Fifth Consecutive Port Metro Vancouver Blue Circle Award

Company one of four cruise lines to be recognized for environmental stewardship
Press Release

Seattle, Wash., June 30, 2015 /3BL Media/ — At a reception June 2, 2015, Holland America Line was presented with a Port Metro Vancouver 2014 Blue Circle Award for its ongoing commitment to sustainability. The award is bestowed on companies with the highest level of participation in Port Metro Vancouver’s EcoAction Program and that strive to reduce emissions and shrink their carbon footprint.

Holland America Line was one of 16 companies to receive the honor and one of just four cruise lines. Holland America Line has won the award every year since its inception in 2009.

Holland America Line’s ms Statendam Achieves Third Consecutive Perfect Score of 100 on United States Public Health Inspection

Press Release

SEATTLE, June 25, 2015 /3BL Media/ — On a recent routine United States Public Health inspection conducted by the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Holland America Line’s ms Statendam achieved a perfect score of 100, marking the ship’s third consecutive perfect score.

Carnival Corporation Finalizes Contract with Meyer Werft to Build Four Next-Generation Cruise Ships

The four new cruise ships – part of a previously announced nine-ship strategic partnership for the world's largest cruise company – will be the largest ever built based on guest capacity.
Press Release

MIAMI, June 15, 2015 /3BL Media/ — Carnival Corporation & plc (NYSE/LSE: CCL; NYSE: CUK), the world's largest travel and leisure company, today announced it has signed a multi-billion dollar contract to build four next-generation cruise ships with the largest guest capacity in the world.

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.

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

Press Release

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

Press Release
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.


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