* Food Festival at Sea
To celebrate the first sailings of the Costa neoRiviera’s Mediterranean season, Costa has arranged with their partners, the University of Gastronomic Sciences of Pollenzo, a Mediterranean food and wine festival aboard the selected sailings.
The event will give passengers an opportunity to learn about the food products of the region in which they are sailing.
* Arison to Sell 10 Million Carnival Shares
Carnival Corp said this morning that Micky Arison will sell up to 10 million shares of Carnival Corp representing up to approximately 1% of the total combined voting rights of the company. Arison said he is selling the shares "for tax planning, estate planning and diversification purposes." More
* It’s That Time Again
It happens every few years. The media gets all hyped about Virgin Group Founder Richard Branson entering the cruise industry. It’s that time again, with Britain’s Sky News today reporting this year’s version of the story.
* Seeing Spots
The Italian news agency ANSA reports that there was a measles outbreak aboard Costa Pacifica during its current Mediterranean cruise.
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