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Victoria Cruises Assists Humanitarian Efforts Following China Earthquake

Submitted by: Victoria Cruises

Categories: Philanthropy & Corporate Contributions, Corporate Social Responsibility

Posted: May 15, 2008 – 03:10 PM EST


May 15 /CSRwire/ - NEW YORK, May 15 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Victoria Cruises, the
pre-eminent cruise company sailing China's Yangtze River, is assisting humanitarian relief efforts following the earthquake in Wenchaun, China by donating excess inventory and supplies, including much-needed clothing, towels and drinking water.

"After our passengers and crew, which were all at a safe distance from the quake's center, our primary concern is for the surrounding countryside and the well-being of those who were adversely affected by the tragic disaster," said Jerry Pi, Operating Partner for Victoria Cruises.

"We encourage others to get involved by donating to the American Red Cross International Response Fund (http://american.redcross.org/site/PageServer?pagename=ntld_main) and help the victims during their time of need," added Pi.

"Victoria Cruises is operating normally and on schedule," said Larry Greenman, manager of public relations and customer service for the cruise line. "While the earthquake was felt on land, and there was some sway felt along the river, our passengers are safe and the river is now calm. There has been no damage to our fleet."

Victoria Cruises

Based in New York, Victoria Cruises established new standards of excellence for sailing China's Yangtze River when its first ship edged out of port in 1994. Since that time, Victoria Cruises has achieved tremendous success by introducing the majesty of the Yangtze River to travelers worldwide. A true pioneer and innovator, Victoria Cruises delivers an unrivaled and unsurpassed Yangtze River experience.
China's magnificent Yangtze River continues to awe and inspire and Victoria Cruises continues to be the finest guide for the journey.

For more information and a free color brochure or promotional DVD, contact Victoria Cruises at 57-08 39th Avenue, Woodside, NY 11377; phone
(800) 348-8084, (212) 818-1680; fax (212) 818-9889. Send e-mail to contact@victoriacruises.com or visit the company in cyberspace at www.victoriacruises.com.

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