MIAMI, Feb. 1, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- Carnival Corporation & plc (NYSE/LSE: CCL; NYSE: CUK), the world's largest leisure travel company, today announced its German-based AIDA Cruises brand is planning a series of worldwide auditions in search of the 570 entertainers needed for the 24 stages on its 10 cruise ships.
The casting calls for singers, actors, dancers and other performers will be held in 11 cities and seven countries, with the first casting call being held today through Wednesday in London's renowned Pineapple Dance Studios. The calls will provide opportunities for performers in cities from Kiev to Los Angeles and New York to showcase their talents in hopes of securing a coveted position on Germany's largest and most popular cruise line.
"In addition to a first-class dance and artist ensemble, we are looking for excellent rock, pop and musical singers whose talents will thrill our guests every day at our exclusive and innovative shows," said Christoph Süsens, head of casting at AIDA Cruises. "Our performers must be able to not only sing and dance, they must also be consummate entertainers who will instantly spellbind audiences with their expressiveness and charm."
Once performers are selected, they will rehearse up to 12 shows across genres in Hamburg at the brand's AIDA Entertainment facility, where the elaborate shows are developed and produced by a creative team.
There is additional excitement this year with the launch of the brand's newest ship, AIDAprima, which will begin sailing in April 2016 as the first German cruise ship to operate year-round from Hamburg. Some of the entertainers will be chosen to perform on the new ship's AIDA Beachclub and Club Nightfly during itineraries that take guests to ports of call throughout Western Europe.
The search for the world's top talent includes events in 11 cities spanning seven countries, including:
- London, February 1-3
- Amsterdam, February 29-March 1
- Hamburg, Germany, March 7-8
- Gothenburg, Sweden, March 14-15
- Stockholm, Sweden, March 16-17
- Kiev, Ukraine, April 16-17
- Los Angeles, April 21-22
- New York, April 25-27
- Copenhagen, Denmark, May 9-10
- London, June 6-8
Performers who are auditioning should be able to speak English. For singers, being able to speak German is not required during auditions, but those who are selected will be expected to learn to sing two to three songs in German during the rehearsal period at AIDA Entertainment.
Performers looking for additional information on the upcoming auditions are invited to visit http://www.aida.de/casting for dates, locations and requirements to apply.
About AIDA Cruises
AIDA Cruises is one of Germany's fastest growing and most financially successful tourism businesses and currently employs around 7,000 people from 40 countries. Of these employees, 6,000 work on board and 1,000 work at the company headquarters in Rostock and Hamburg. With its 10 cruise ships, AIDA operates and markets one of the most state-of-the-art fleets in the world. The ships are operated in compliance with the highest international quality, environmental, and safety standards. By 2020, the AIDA fleet will expand to 14 ships.
About Carnival Corporation & plc
Carnival Corporation & plc is the largest leisure travel company in the world, and among the most profitable and financially strong in the industry. With a portfolio of 10 cruise brands in North America, Europe, Australia and Asia, comprised of Carnival Cruise Line, Fathom, Holland America Line, Princess Cruises, Seabourn, AIDA Cruises, Costa Cruises, Cunard, P&O Cruises (Australia) and P&O Cruises (UK).
Together, these brands operate 99 ships totaling 216,000 lower berths with 17 new ships scheduled to be delivered between 2016 and 2020. Carnival Corporation & plc also operates Holland America Princess Alaska Tours, the leading tour companies in Alaska and the Canadian Yukon. Traded on both the New York and London Stock Exchanges, Carnival Corporation & plc is the only group in the world to be included in both the S&P500 and the FTSE 100 indices.
Additional information can be found on www.carnival.com, www.fathom.org, www.hollandamerica.com, www.princess.com, www.seabourn.com, www.aida.de, www.costacruise.com, www.cunard.com, www.pocruises.com.au and www.pocruises.com.
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