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Royal Caribbean, Celebrity, Azamara Raise Fuel Supplement to $8/pcd

MIAMI, April 22, 2008 -- Starting May 1, guests making new bookings on Royal Caribbean, Celebrity and Azamara will pay higher fuel surcharges.


TUI Cruises Created to Address German Market

MIAMI and HANOVER, Germany, April 22, 2008 -- Today RCL and TUI AG announced the commencement of a joint venture to create TUI Cruises, which will target the burgeoning German cruise market.


2008 FCCA Cruise Conference to be Held in Trinidad & Tobago

PEMBROKE PINES, Fla., April 21, 2008 -- This year's 15th annual Florida Caribbean Cruise Association Cruise Conference & Trade Show will be held in Trinidad & Tobago. The event, which allows leading industry partners to come together with cruise executives, will take place October 27-31, 2008 in the country's capital, Port of Spain.


HAL Appreciates Experian CheetahMail's Help Preventing Spam


MAPS Maritime Solution to Enhance Crew Scheduling on P&O Ventura

LONDON, April 18, 2008 -- Manpower Software announced today that the new P&O Ventura will use the MAPS Maritime Suite to improve operational efficiency in crew scheduling.


HAL Offers Extended European Voyages

SEATTLE, April 17, 2008 -- Holland America Line is presenting a series of 27 Europe Collectors' Voyages to cater to guests who want an extended European vacation, in a way that helps them make the most of their dollar in the face of current exchange rates.


Independence of the Seas officially Joins Royal Caribbean Fleet

MIAMI, April 17, 2008 -- At a ceremony at Aker Yards in Turku, Finland, RCI today took delivery of Independence of the Seas. The inaugural celebrations and official naming ceremony will be held in Southampton on April 30.


Mobile, Alabama Proud to Host a Major Cruise Industry Conference

PEMBROKE PINES, Fla., April 16, 2008 -- Mobile, Alabama is excited to extend its cruise presence by hosting this year's FCCA Platinum Associate Membership Advisory Council (PAMAC) Conference.


HAL Grand Voyages Include Special Amenities for those Who Book Early

SEATTLE, April 16, 2008 -- For guests on any of Holland America's four distinct 2009 Grand Voyages, which range from 50 to 117 days, these extended voyages will include special enhancements -- if the guest books by May 31, 2008.


A Few Carnival Corp Convertible Debt Holders Exercise Liquidity Option

MIAMI, April 16, 2008 -- Carnival Corporation & plc (NYSE/LSE: CCL; NYSE: CUK) announced today that holders of $117,000 aggregate principal amount of its 2% Convertible Senior Debentures due 2021 had exercised their right to have the Company repurchase their 2% Convertible Senior Debentures pursuant to the Indenture.


Celebrity Continues Four- and Five-Night Caribbean Sailings in 2009

MIAMI, April 15, 2008 -- Sales opened today for Celebrity Century's's four- and five-night Caribbean sailings in the 2009-2010 winter season. Celebrity is the only premium line to offer a regular selection of short itineraries. This marks the itinerary's third consecutive year of operation.


Princess Crowns 'The Greatest Romantic'

SANTA CLARITA, Calif., April 15, 2008 -- Princess today announced Phil Roberts, father of four and and ordained minister, the winner of the line's "Are You the Greatest Romantic?" video competition.


Royal Caribbean's Project Genesis Will Feature An Open-Air "Neighborhood" Six Stories High

MIAMI, April 15, 2008 -- RCI announced today that its upcoming Project Genesis mega-ship will feature a stunning plaza in the center of the ship will open to the sky and stand six decks in height.


HAL Celebrates 135 Years of Operation in April 2008

SEATTLE, April 15, 2008 -- This month, Holland America Line marks 135 years of operation, marking more than a century of evolution for the once cargo and passenger line to the modern cruise company it is today.


RCL To Hold Q1 Earnings Conference Call on April 24

MIAMI, April 15, 2008 -- Royal Caribbean Cruises Ltd. (NYSE: RCL; Oslo) has scheduled a conference call with analysts for 10 a.m. Eastern time, Thursday, April 24, 2008, to discuss the company's first quarter financial results.


Crystal Introduces "Tour de France" Themed Spinning Classes

LOS ANGELES, April 14, 2008 -- Crystal is introducing a complimentary indoor cycling program designed to cater to guests' commitment to health and fitness, as well as their charity. The program, dubbed "Tour de Spin," is an homage to the "Tour de France" and was inspired by top cyclist Lance Armstrong.


Majestic America Line Hopes to Forestall Delta Queen's Forced Retirement; Tribute Events Scheduled

SEATTLE, April 14, 2008 -- Majestic America Line, the largest river and coastal cruising company in the U.S., is celebrating what may be the Delta Queen's final season with events in the Mississippi River communities where she sails.


Final Sailing for Carnival Celebration

JACKSONVILLE, FL -- April 14, 2008 -- Carnival Celebration set sail today from Jacksonville on its final journey with Carnival.


Seabourn Opts for Small Ships

MIAMI, April 14, 2008 -- In contrast with ever-larger vessels from the Contemporary and even Premium segments, luxury line Seabourn has declared its upcoming ships will stay small and exclusive at just 450 guests.


Celebrity Tightens Up Smoking Policy

MIAMI, April 10, 2008 -- Celebrity announced today that beginning October 1, 2008, smoking will be prohibited in staterooms and stateroom verandas on all Celebrity ships. The line will reduce the number of public areas in which guests can smoke onboard.


Christer Schoug Named VP of Newbuildings for All RCL Brands

MIAMI, April 9, 2008 -- Royal Caribbean Cruises Ltd. today named Christer Schoug as the company's vice president of Newbuildings. The position is new to the company.


Ambassadors Appoints Art Rodney to Board of Directors

NEWPORT BEACH, Calif., April 9, 2008 -- Ambassadors International, Inc., parent company of both Windstar and Majestic America Line, announced today the appointment of Art Rodney to their Board of D


Her Majesty The Queen to Bid Farewell to QE2

VALENCIA, Calif., April 9, 2008 -- Cunard announced today that Queen Elizabeth II will bid farewell to her namesake ship in Southampton on Monday June 2, 2008.


Carnival, Princess, HAL, Costa, Cunard and Seabourn Raise Fuel Surcharge to $7/pcd

MIAMI -- April 8, 2008 -- Starting April 20, guests booking cruises on Carnival, Costa, Princess, Holland America Line, Cunard and Seabourn will pay an increased fuel surcharge.


Small Fire Aboard Grand Princess, Quickly Controled by Crew

OCHO RIOS, St Ann, April 04, 2008 - The Jamaica Observer and Jamaica Gleaner reported Tuesday that a small kitchen fire broke out aboard the Grand Princess, shortly after the ship left Ocho Rios. No one was injured.