Cruising with a heart: Princess Cruises Donates $832,000 to the American Heart Association

Another charitable act:  This past week, Princess Cruises presented a check to the American Heart Association (AHA) for $832,000.  (You may remember that I posted about this “Cruising for a Cause” fundraising cruise in  February.) These substantial funds were by a donation taken from each guest’s cruise fare, which the line then matched at 100 percent. Here’s what the line has to say about the donation: “ ‘We are pleased to have presented such an enlightening cruise experience, …

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Hapag-Lloyd Cruises donates 450,000 EUR to charity in 2013

Supported by Hapag-Lloyd Cruises since 2012, the non-profit German foundation “Stiftunglife” raised 1.2 million EUR in 2013, of that amount 450,000 EUR came from Hapag-Loyd Cruises. More than 110,000 EUR was granted to emergency aid in the Philippines. The remaining goes to supporting “Swimming Doctors,” the “Antarctic Heritage Trust” and other non-profit projects. “I am absolutely delighted by the tremendous support received from our guests and employees,” said Karl J. Pojer, Chief Executive of Hapag-Lloyd Cruises. The traditional …

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Princess Cruises presents $600,000 in donations to veterans charities

Princess Cruises raised $600,000 during the line’s “Cruising for a Cause” fundraising cruise for veterans this past November. The funds have been divided equally between Operation Homefront and the Vietnam Veterans Memorial Fund, with Alan Buckelew, former president and CEO of Princess Cruises and a Vietnam veteran, today presenting a $300,000 check to Jim Knotts, CEO of Operation Homefront. Buckelew previously presented a similar check to the Vietnam Veterans Memorial Fund. This special cruise offered passengers the …

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Carnival Corporation & Plc And The Miami Heat Pledge To Donate At Least $1 Million for Philippines Typhoon Relief Efforts

Carnival Corporation & plc (NYSE/LSE: CCL; NYSE: CUK) and the Miami HEAT today announced that Carnival Corporation & plc, its 10 cruise brands and the Carnival Foundation will team up with the two-time defending NBA Champion Miami HEAT in making a pledge to donate at least $1 million to support relief efforts in communities affected by Typhoon Haiyan in the Philippines.  Miami HEAT owner Micky Arison is also the chairman of Carnival Corporation & plc. “All of …

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Cruise lines support worldwide charities through CICF

It’s fun to discuss the glitz, glamour and fun the cruise lines provide, but sometimes we forget to recognize all the work they do to give back to our global community. The cruise lines make an enormous amount of charitable contributions, both within our domestic communities and worldwide. One organization that deserves recognition for their work is the Cruise Industry Charitable Foundation (CICF), which works to improve the quality of life for individuals in the communities visited …

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Princess and the American Heart Association- Cruising for a Cause

Princess began a program back in 2012 called “Cruising for a Cause”, which is their support of different charities.  There’s a Veteran’s Cruise going at this very moment (4-day Western Caribbean cruise onboard Caribbean Princess® November 5 – 9, 2013) whose goal is to raise up to $1 million for U.S. Veterans organizations. Next on the initiative’s agenda is a fundraiser for the American Heart Association.  It’s goal, too, is to raise $1 million, this time in …

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Seabourn captain, crew fund charity for children with special needs

ABOARD THE SEABOURN ODYSSEY – The first time I saw it, I thought it might be a child’s toy. It looked like a tiny bus that a child might sit on. But the top of the wooden contraption had a slot like a piggy bank. That’s exactly what it was – a big piggy bank. With an unusual story behind it. “It’s a wonderful organization,” Seabourn Odyssey Captain Mark Dexter says. “I’m a member of it because …

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Princess Cruises- Their “Cruising for A Cause” Initiative

I always like to make note of the cruise lines’ altruistic endeavors when I come across them, and here’s one that’s worth mentioning; Princess launched an initiative in 2012 that dedicates an entire sailing to support a charitable cause. Princess has two cruises coming up that are dedicated to funding important charities, and you can help (plus, reap some benefits)! Here’s how: If you choose to take one (or both) of these cruises, a portion your cruise …

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Princess: Supporting hearts on Valentine’s Day

Today, Princess Cruises announced their 2nd charity cruise — Cruising for a Cause: Princess Has Heart. Following a positive response to their last charity cruise, the line has scheduled a 5-day Western Caribbean cruise departing February 10, 2014 from Ft. Lauderdale. This cruise is a fundraiser for the American Heart Association, helping to fund it’s work to promote healthier lives free of cardiovascular diseases and stroke.  (Heart disease is the leading cause of death in men and women in the United …

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FCCA and its member lines help deliver holiday joy

Here’s something to put you in the holiday spirit: the FCCA (Florida-Caribbean Cruise Association), its member lines and partner destinations have begun the 18th annual Holiday Gift Project. The FCCA foundation is loading up its member lines’ ships with enough toys for 6000+ children in 33 underprivileged areas across the Caribbean and Latin America.  The ships and their staff will play Santa during delivery festivities throughout these regions. Member lines include: Carnival Cruise Lines, Celebrity Cruises, Disney …

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