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Ambassadors' Continues Losses in Q1 2008 as MAL Revenues Decline

NEWPORT BEACH, Calif., May 5, 2008 -- Ambassadors International, which owns both Windstar Cruises and Majestic America Line, has released Q1 2008 earnings that reflect a continuing downward trend for the company's cruise operations.


Crystal to Offer Concentration Camp Visit as Part of Jewish Heritage Tours

LOS ANGELES, May 5, 2008 -- Crystal is expanding its Jewish heritage programs to include not only historic synagogues and neighborhoods, but also the Sachsenhausen concentration camp in Orianenburg, which served as a prototype for all the camps that followed.


Azamara Offers Exotic Caribbean in '09-'10

MIAMI, April 30, 2007 -- Azamara has announced a menu of relatively exotic 10 and 12-night cruises in the Caribbean for the winter and early spring season 2009-2010. The 694-guest Azamara Journey will visit a number of relatively unusual ports including Castries, St. Lucia and Bequia in the Grenadines.


Carnival Corp Pays Out $470 million to Repurchase Debt

MIAMI, April 30, 2008 -- Carnival Corp is paying out some $470 million to repurchase debentures from debt holders who exercised their option for repurchase of Senior Convertible Debentures due 2033. This represents slightly more than half of these debentures, and follows an interest payment increase announced April 25.


Bob Dickinson Joins YTB's Board of Directors

WOOD RIVER, Ill., April 30, 2008 -- Travel agency franchise company YTB International today announced the appointment of Bob Dickinson and Senator Burt Saunders to its Board of Directors, effective immediately.


Diane Moore Appointed President of Windstar

SEATTLE, April 30, 2008 -- Ambassadors has appointed Diane Moore President of Windstar Cruises, the boutique luxury line known for its modern sailing ships and "pampering without pretense."

Moore has held the role of EVP of Marketing, Sales, Reservations, Guest Services and Customer Relations for Windstar Cruises since 2007 after joining the company earlier in the year as SVP of Marketing and Sales for Windstar Cruises and Majestic America Line.


Keel Laid for NCL's F3

St. Nazaire, France -- April 24, 2008 -- NCL announced today that the keel has been laid for NCL's first F3 ship, the third generation of Freestyle Cruising, a 150,000 grt, 4,200 guest vessel scheduled to launch in 2010.


Holland America Line Pioneers Re-Use of Retired Ship Goods for Charity

SEATTLE, April 29, 2008 -- HAL and the Port of Seattle have announced Ship to Shelter, an innovative community-giving program that will donate goods from cruise ships to people in need. This will provide valuable goods including weekly donations of individual-sized toiletries, as well as periodic supplies of towels, linens, dishes, cookware, silverware, televisions and mattresses.


Majestic America Line Is Put Up For Sale

NEWPORT BEACH, Calif., April 29, 2008 -- Majestic America Line is officially for sale, according to an announcement today by owner Ambassadors International (which also owns Windstar).


HAL Promotes Tim Murphy and Brendan Vierra

SEATTLE, April 29, 2008 -- With the promotion of Wayne Byers to SVP of HR at Carnival Corp, Holland America Line today announced two key promotions within its organization.


Wayne Byers Appointed SVP of Global HR for Carnival Corp

MIAMI, April 29, 2007 -- Carnival Corp today announced the appointment of Wayne Byers to the newly created position of SVP for Global Human Resources.


Fodor's Awards Carnival Nine "Best Of Cruising" Accolades in Europe

MIAMI, April 29, 2008 -- Fodor's Complete Guide to European Cruises has awarded Carnival nine "Best of Cruising" designations.


Celebrity Galaxy to Become TUI Cruises' First Ship

MIAMI, April 29, 2008 -- In May 2009, Celebrity Galaxy will be transferred to TUI Cruises, the new German joint venture between Royal Caribbean Cruises Ltd. and TUI AG.


Crystal Presents 5 Day Land Tour of Spain's "Wild Coast"

LOS ANGELES, April 28, 2008 -- Want to make the most of your European experience with a post-cruise land program? Crystal hopes you do. The high-end line today announced a new post-cruise land program exploring Spain's Costa Brava, or "wild coast."


Carnival Offers Special Savings as a "Salute to Our Troops"

MIAMI, April 28, 2008 -- In celebration of Memoral Day, Carnival is offering special fares for military personnel and veterans, with savings that can be applied to themselves and up to two accompanying cabins.


Summit Receives "Spring Cleaning" During 17 Day Dry-Dock

MIAMI, April 28, 2008 -- Celebrity announced today that Summit has emerged from a 17 day dry-dock they described as "taking spring cleaning to a whole new level" with enhanced shopping and thoroughly refreshed carpet, tile and fabric throughout the vessel.


HAL's 2009 Deployment Emphasizes the Exotic

SEATTLE, April 28, 2008 -- HAL today announced their 2009 deployment, which overall exhibits and increasing emphasis on more exotic destinations. In addition to twenty maiden ports and the introduction of the new Eurodam (primarily sailing in Europe), Oosterdam will shift from Mexico to South America and Antarctica.


Carnival Corp Enhances Debt Attractiveness

MIAMI, April 25, 2008 -- With interest rates generally on the rise and a few CCL debt-holders recently exercising their option to cash out, Carnival Corp announced today it is enhancing the attractiveness of some of its debt, specifically $733M worth of Senior Convertible Debentures due 2033, which were originally priced in 2003.


Former Conservation International Activist Named RCL's VP of Environmental Stewardship

MIAMI, April 24, 2008 -- Royal Caribbean Cruises Ltd. today former Conservation International activist Jamie Sweeting as VP of Environmental Stewardship.


QM2 Musical Cruise to Feature Boston Symphony Chamber Players

SOUTHAMPTON, England, April 24, 2008 -- Cunard's award-winning enrichment program now includes a September 4 trans-Atlantic sailing with the Boston Symphony Chamber Players.


RCL Reports Strong Results for Q1 2008

MIAMI, April 24, 2008 -- Royal Caribbean Cruises Ltd. today announced strong Q1 results. Despite rising fuel costs, net income rose to 35c per share from 4c per share in 2007. This was led by fuel conservation and other cost-saving measures, combined with an impressive 7.1% increase in net yields.


Celebrity Caribbean 2009-10: Five Ships, New Itineraries

MIAMI, April 23, 2008 -- Celebrity is expanding its Caribbean offering for the winter season 2009-2010. For the first time in five years, Celebrity 7+ day sailings on five ships, including the upcoming Solstice and Equinox.


Crystal Announces October's Wine & Food Festival Theme Cruises

LOS ANGELES, April 23, 2008 -- Crystal's Wine & Food Festival cruises this October will feature renowned chefs, wine experts and enrichment in the Mediterranean and New England.


HAL's 2009 European Season: 6 Ships, 70 Itineraries, 166 Ports

SEATTLE, April 23, 2008 -- Holland America Line continues to expand its European with a 2009 season that includes 166 ports of call, of which 16 are first-time calls, on 70 itineraries during a season that extends from March through November. Destinations range from the Arctic Circle to the shores of Northern Africa.


Saxophonist Dave Koz's 2008 Tour Culminates on HAL's Westerdam

LOS ANGELES, April 23, 2008 -- Grammy-nominated pop instrumentalist Dave Koz's 2008 tour will include the Kennedy Center's National Symphony Orchestra Pops concert in Washington, DC, as well as the fourth annual "Dave Koz & Friends" theme cruise, this year aboard Holland America Line's Westerdam.