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2010-11-01 14:08:00

LOS ANGELES, Nov. 1, 2010 /PRNewswire/ -- Due to popular demand, Crystal Cruises is offering luxury travelers more opportunities to explore California's coastal cities with two additional Pacific Coast voyages added to the fall 2011 calendar. Conveniently sailing round-trip from Los Angeles aboard Crystal Symphony, the seven-day "Coastal Escape" and "Pacific Sunsets" cruises feature Crystal's first ever itineraries with 2-day, 2-night overnight stays in San Francisco, plus visits to...

2010-10-20 11:44:00

MIAMI, Oct. 20 /PRNewswire/ -- Two leading Miami-based organizations - one which entertains and energizes consumers on land, the other which entertains and offers restorative premium vacations at sea - have united in the fight against breast cancer. Top-rated premium cruise line Celebrity Cruises has teamed with the Miami Dolphins to raise awareness of the importance of finding a cure for the devastating disease. The two organizations - each recognized for their ongoing efforts for and...

2010-08-18 12:48:00

SEATTLE, Aug. 18 /PRNewswire/ -- In fall 2011 and early 2012, Holland America Line again will offer grand voyages that touch all seven continents. The ms Amsterdam and ms Prinsendam each sail two itineraries designed to discover and explore remarkable destinations -- from famous landmarks to smaller, lesser-known ports. Amsterdam sails a 70-day Grand Asia and Australia Voyage in fall 2011 and then returns to world cruising in January 2012 with a 112-day Grand World Voyage that visits the...

2010-08-03 06:00:00

SINGAPORE, Aug. 3 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Omnicom Group has appointed Ms. Clara So to the position of Director, Corporate Communications of Omnicom Group APIMA (Asia Pacific, India, Middle East and Africa), effective August 2, 2010. This appointment demonstrates Omnicom's active engagement and investment in the world's fastest growing region and reflects the group's commitment to further enhance its presence and operations across the APIMA region. In making the announcement, Omnicom...

2010-04-12 13:26:00

MIAMI, April 12 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Celebrity Cruises today announced the appointment of Emma Pontin, an inspirational UK-based yachtswoman, to serve as Godmother of Celebrity Eclipse, the third in a series of five stunning Solstice Class ships. Pontin will name the ship in Southampton, England, during the ship's formal naming ceremony April 24, which will conclude with a magnum of champagne, custom-made by The Corning Museum of Glass, commemoratively crashing against the hull of the...

2009-12-02 13:40:00

SANTA CLARITA, Calif., Dec. 2 /PRNewswire/ -- Princess Cruises is celebrating the new name of its ship Ocean Princess (formerly Tahitian Princess) by extending an open invitation to anyone wishing to become an honorary godparent for the vessel, with the first-ever virtual christening. In a new twist on the time-honored tradition, the naming ceremony will occur completely online, at http://www.princess.com/oceanvirtualchristening. Each new godparent will trigger a $1 donation from...

2009-11-03 13:08:00

MIAMI, Nov. 3 /PRNewswire/ -- After more than 16,000 suggestions from more than 40,000 travel agents and fans around the world, the names of the 16th and 17th ships in the Costa fleet have been selected. The two sister ships, set to debut in 2011 and 2012, will be named the Costa Favolosa and Costa Fascinosa. The selections were chosen as a result of Costa's "Send Us a Sea of Names" project whereby travel agents and fans sent in name suggestions for the two ships. The final selections were...

2009-10-16 09:13:00

NEW YORK, Oct. 16 /PRNewswire/ -- Reportlinker.com announces that a new market research report is available in its catalogue. Reportlinker Adds Global LNG Industry to 2015: Investment Opportunities, Analysis and Forecasts of All Active and Planned Liquefaction and Regasification Terminals...

2009-09-30 08:30:00

Ships and itineraries now fit every budget and age group as industry broadens its appeal ORLANDO, Fla., Sept. 30 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Those who have never taken a cruise vacation, as well as those who have made numerous sailings, should take a look at what cruise ship operators have just over the horizon, AAA travel agents say. New ships, upgraded amenities, flexible dining options, and innovative shipboard entertainment are just some of what the industry is doing to make...

2009-06-09 07:24:00

MIAMI, June 9 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Royal Caribbean Cruises Ltd. (NYSE, OSE: RCL) today announced an estimated financial impact of approximately $(0.22) per share, directly attributable to the impact from the H1N1 virus. For Royal Caribbean International, this is the result of vessels that deviated their itineraries away from Mexican ports and ensuing pricing pressures in the Mexican market. Pullmantur had a unique situation which impacted its operations. The H1N1 outbreak occurred...


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Giant Pacific Octopus, Enteroctopus dofleini
2012-08-20 13:51:08

The giant Pacific octopus (Enteroctopus dofleini), also known as the North Pacific giant octopus, is native to the North Pacific. It prefers to live at depths of 215 feet, but can be found in more shallow waters. It is thought to be the largest species of octopus with the largest specimen weighing 156.5 pounds, although the seven-arm octopus is a close contender with one specimen weighing 134 pounds. The giant Pacific octopus can reach an average weight of thirty-three pounds with an arm...

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Word of the Day
attercop
  • A spider.
  • Figuratively, a peevish, testy, ill-natured person.
'Attercop' comes from the Old English 'atorcoppe,' where 'atter' means 'poison, venom' and‎ 'cop' means 'spider.' 'Coppa' is a derivative of 'cop,' top, summit, round head, or 'copp,' cup, vessel, which refers to 'the supposed venomous properties of spiders,' says the OED. 'Copp' is still found in the word 'cobweb.'
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