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2014-09-23 00:20:13

Why Quantum of the Seas is traveling backwards for 26 miles through Germany MIAMI, Sept. 22, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- The pace of life in Lower Saxony, Germany, is relaxed and slow, and a drive through the area, along the banks of the River Ems, will reveal miles of pastures, wetlands and farmland dotted with small towns and villages. But this week there's a lot of excitement in this northwestern district as one of the world's largest cruise ships makes its journey, or conveyance, from...

2014-09-22 20:20:35

Over 1000 Guests to be Served in Honor of Ship's 80th Anniversary, Sept. 26 LONG BEACH, Calif., Sept. 22, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- A famous Queen reportedly said: "Let them eat cake!" She must have heard about the Queen Mary's upcoming 80th Anniversary party and press conference, Sept. 26. To celebrate, the Queen Mary has commissioned what may be the world's largest ship replica cake designed by TV celebrity baker and pastry chef, Jose Barajas. The 20 foot long cake can serve over 1000...

2014-09-22 12:33:12

Original Love Boat Cast Will Star on Float During Iconic New Year's Day Parade SANTA CLARITA, Calif., Sept. 22, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Princess Cruises will ring in the new year and its 50(th) anniversary in an unprecedented way - with its first-ever float in the world-famous Rose Parade on January 1 in Pasadena, Calif. As a special feature the six original cast members of The Love Boat television show will ride on the ship's bow and "cruise" down the five-and-a-half mile parade...

2014-09-18 16:20:57

Everyone is Invited to Join the Sept. 26 Celebration LONG BEACH, Calif., Sept. 18, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- The world's most beloved ocean liner turns 80 on September 26 and the public is invited to join a ship-wide celebration. The Queen Mary will open her gangways and ballrooms, decks and salons, attractions and eateries to a daylong celebration highlighted by a very special event. There will be no charge for admission to the ship (10:00 AM - 7:00 PM), discounted ship tours and five dollar...

2014-09-17 16:23:18

HOUSTON, Sept. 17, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Hercules Offshore, Inc. (Nasdaq: HERO) announced today that it has published the September Fleet Status Report ("the Report"). The Report includes the Hercules Offshore Rig Fleet Status (as of September 17, 2014), which contains detailed contract information for each of the Company's drilling rigs. The Report also includes the Hercules Offshore Liftboat Fleet Status Report, which contains information by liftboat class for August 2014,...

2014-09-17 08:21:02

Guests can save more than 55% on seven-night Caribbean cruises from $299 this fall, only available at iCruise.com® DELRAY BEACH, Fla., Sept. 17, 2014 /PRNewswire-iReach/ -- iCruise.com, a leading national travel retailer, is giving guests the opportunity to set sail in a balcony on one of the world's newest mega ships, the MSC Divina, from $299 per person this fall with their Caribbean Blowout Sale. This unprecedented offer on seven-night Caribbean cruises saves more than 55% on...

2014-09-16 08:25:44

CROFTON, Md., Sept. 16, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Chesapeake Bay Roasting Company Coffee is now proud to be the Preferred Premium Coffee of Navy Athletics. With a focus on creating strong local partnerships, Chesapeake Bay Roasting Company premium coffees will be offered as part of a game day selection for guests enjoying the suite-level experience at Navy-Marine Corps Memorial Stadium during the 2014 athletic season. In addition Chesapeake Bay Roasting Company has included exclusive...

2014-09-15 08:20:25

Regal new design and rich Dutch history reflected in name of new class of ship SEATTLE, Sept. 15, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Holland America Line revealed the name of its new 99,500-ton cruise ship slated for delivery in February 2016 will be ms Koningsdam. While the name pays homage to the company's rich heritage and deep roots in the Netherlands, it also reflects a new era with a bold name that is an original in Holland America Line's 141-year history. The 2,650-passenger ship is an...

2014-09-12 12:20:36

GROTON, Conn., Sept. 12, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- The U.S. Navy has awarded a $234 million contract to General Dynamics Electric Boat to provide planning yard work, engineering and technical support for nuclear submarines. The contract has a total potential value of $1.5 billion over five years if all options are exercised. Electric Boat is a wholly owned subsidiary of General Dynamics (NYSE: GD). http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnvar/20140428/81320 Under the terms of this award, Electric...

2014-09-11 20:20:11

Researchers at biotech firm Morphogenesis have identified marine microorganisms that will yield critical pharmaceuticals such as anti-cancer drugs and antibiotics from seafloor sediment samples harvested by Odyssey TAMPA, Fla., Sept. 11, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Morphogenesis Inc., a leading biotechnology and cancer-treatment research and development firm, has discovered substances with pharmaceutical properties beneficial to mankind from seafloor sediment samples that were recovered from the...


Word of the Day
omphalos
  • The navel or umbilicus.
  • In Greek archaeology: A central boss, as on a shield, a bowl, etc.
  • A sacred stone in the temple of Apollo at Delphi, believed by the Greeks to mark the 'navel' or exact center-point of the earth.
'Omphalos' comes from the ancient Greek.
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