You may have seen our coverage of the incredible Aqua Show on Harmony of the Seas, the world's largest cruise ship. Here's a video that takes you behind the scenes and show just how the magic happens.
(Press Release) _ Cunard announced its sponsorship of the 2017 Westminster Kennel Club Dog Show, taking place in New York City February 11-14, 2017. This is the first year Cunard will be part of the show and they will be the only travel company represented at the show. In addition, the 2017 Best in Show winner and owner will be offered an invitation to sail on a Transatlantic Crossing on Cunard’s Queen Mary 2.
Owners and dogs who stop by Cunard’s booth at Pier 94 will get a glimpse into the luxurious life aboard flagship ocean liner Queen Mary 2. Cunard bellmen will be on-hand to greet pups with specially-made doggy treats and canine apparel, and @WallytheWelshCorgi, one of NYC’s top Instagram dogs, will make a special appearance to take photos with attendees in front of an oversized backdrop of Queen Mary 2. Wally is attending Westminster Week as a member of the Pembroke Welsh Corgi Club of America (PWCCA), an organization that promotes the responsible breeding of Pembroke Welsh Corgis.
“Cunard is proud to sponsor the iconic Westminster Kennel Club Dog Show in New York City,” said Josh Leibowitz, senior vice president, Cunard North America. “Both brands have a long history of supporting our four-legged friends, and we are thrilled to be part of this tradition for dogs and dog lovers.”
As the only cruise line to offer dogs and cats passage on the company’s famed Transatlantic Crossings, Cunard has a long history of sailing pets -- its pet-friendly policy dates back 176 years to the maiden voyage of the Britannia in 1840. Since then, the company has transported a surprising number of notable pets: Rin-Tin-Tin, Elizabeth Taylor’s pampered pooches, the Duke and Duchess of Windsor’s beloved pup and Pudsey, winner of Britain’s Got Talent 2012. It was at the Duke’s behest that Cunard originally installed a lamppost beside the kennels on Cunard’s former flagship Queen Elizabeth 2.
“We are delighted to be working with Cunard at this year’s show,” said Gail Miller Bisher, director of communications, The Westminster Kennel Club. “This premiere cruise line offers pet owners an opportunity to travel with their dogs in a comfortable and safe manner and we look forward to a long relationship with them.”
Pet travel continues to soar in the United States and due to increased demand, Cunard doubled the size of its kennels on Queen Mary 2 during the flagship’s $132 million renovation last year. In addition, the ship expanded the kennel area, adding an owner’s lounge and a new pet playground. Guests can enjoy an extended outdoor area for dog walking featuring a lamppost from Liverpool and fire hydrant from New York so dogs from both sides of the pond will feel at home. Overall, Queen Mary 2’s enhanced pet service offers a kinder, gentler alternative to pet transportation.
To ensure that pet passengers are as glamorous as their human counterparts, Cunard partnered with the British sportswear brand Barbour in 2016 to offer smart accessories onboard such as jackets, collars and leashes.
Novelist/lawyer Ronald Balson will speak at the annual meeting of the Friends of the Library at North Palm Beach Library on Monday, March 13. Balson is the author of Once We Were Brothers, Saving Sophie and Kaolina's Twins. All are welcome to attend.
The meeting starts at 6 pm.
(Press Release) _ Doris Italian Market & Bakery, in partnership with Belgioioso Cheese, presents a Craft Beer & Food Gala benefiting Palm Healthcare Foundation, Inc. on Friday, March 3 from 8:15 to 10:15 p.m. at Doris Italian Market & Bakery in the Shoppes at City Centre, 11239 U.S. Highway 1, North Palm Beach.
Open to the public, the Gala offers guests the opportunity to sample beer from some of the top craft beer producers in the industry, more than 100 wines from around the world, enjoy a buffet of authentic Italian cuisine and visit additional artisan food displays. Tickets are $34.95. Palm Healthcare Foundation, Inc. receives $10 from each ticket sold and each guest receives a $10 credit toward a wine purchase that evening. Special pricing on wines is offered throughout the evening.
Palm Healthcare Foundation, Inc.’s work addresses chronic health conditions, strengthens neighborhoods to find solutions to important health issues, prepares nurses to work in neighborhoods and seeks to bring health innovation to Palm Beach County.
Tickets to the Wine & Food Gala can be purchased in advance at the North Palm Beach location or email firstname.lastname@example.org for an online order form.
For more information email email@example.com or call 954-572-5269.
(Press Release) _Who: Loggerhead Marinelife Center of Juno Beach
What: It’s a sea turtle love affair! Next Tuesday, Feb. 14, Loggerhead Marinelife Center will release two sea turtles from its facility off Juno Beach. Mayor Mort, a sub-adult loggerhead, was found last August near Hutchinson Island lethargic and underweight, with numerous large barnacles on its shell and hundreds of small barnacles and marine leeches on its skin.
Mayor Mort was lovingly named in memory of Juno Beach’s late mayor, Mort Levine, who proudly served the town from 2008 until his passing last March. Mayor Levine was extremely proud of LMC and the town’s beaches, which are known for attracting sea turtles and tourists from around the world. Mayor Levine’s favorite quote about his beloved town was “Juno Beach – World Headquarters.” We are proud to continue Mayor Mort Levine’s legacy and encourage his friends to bid farewell to the sea turtle. Many thanks to the supporters who helped us care for the turtle, including the Town of Juno Beach.
Reilly is a small sub-adult loggerhead that was found near Hutchinson Island covered in numerous barnacles and chronic debilitated. After fluids, antibiotics and other treatment methods, we are happy to report that both turtles are ready to return to the ocean.
Both sea turtles will be prepared for release from LMC starting at 10:30 a.m. A history of the turtles’ journeys and final preparations will be conveyed to visitors by one of LMC’s education docents, with a procession to the beach for the release to follow.
When: Tuesday, Feb. 14 at 11 a.m.; Pre-release procedures starting at 10:30 a.m.
Where: Loggerhead Marinelife Center (14200 US Highway One, Juno Beach, FL)
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