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March 2007

CHILDREN’S WATER PARKS, EXCLUSIVE ADULTS-ONLY AREAS TO BE INTRODUCED AS PART OF CARNIVAL’S $250 MILLION ‘EVOLUTIONS OF FUN’ INITIATIVE MIAMI (March 29, 2007) — Expansive children’s water parks, a new design style and features for the pool areas, and the creation of the Serenity adults only deck area will be part of a dramatic transformation of the open decks of Carnival Cruise Lines’ eight Fantasy-class ships.

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CARNIVAL CRUISE LINES’ BOOTH AT CRUISE3SIXTY TRADE SHOW OFFERS UNIQUE PERSPECTIVE ON COMPANY’S 35TH ANNIVERSARY             MIAMI (March 29, 2007) – In a unique celebration of its 35th anniversary, Carnival Cruise Lines has created a special booth at the upcoming cruise3sixty travel trade show that utilizes archival photos to document the line’s rise from a struggling, one-ship operation to the world’s largest and most popular cruise line.

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Carnival Cruise Lines Adds 20 New Shore Excursions for 2007 Alaska Cruise Season

by Joyce Oliva

CARNIVAL CRUISE LINES ADDS 20 NEW SHORE EXCURSIONS FOR 2007 ALASKA CRUISE SEASON More Than 120 Total Excursions Offered in Conjunction With Seven-Day Glacier Bay, Glacier Route Sailings Aboard 2,124-Passenger Carnival Spirit              MIAMI (March 21, 2007) – For its 2007 Alaska cruises – set to kick off in May aboard the 2,124-passenger Carnival Spirit – Carnival Cruise Lines has added 20 new shore excursions – including “zip line” canopy tours, luxury SUV and 4 x 4 excursions, and a train ride on a vintage parlor car – providing guests with even greater opportunities to experience and explore the “Last Frontier.”

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CARNIVAL DESTINY TO LAUNCH NEW FIVE-PORT, SEVEN-DAY SOUTHERN CARIBBEAN SCHEDULE FROM SAN JUAN IN JANUARY 2008 One-of-a-Kind Itinerary Includes Overnight Call in La Romana/Casa De Campo, Visits to St. Kitts, Barbados, Dominica and St. Thomas             MIAMI (March 20, 2007) – Carnival Cruise Lines’ 2,642-passenger Carnival Destiny will operate a new five-port, seven-day itinerary from San Juan featuring a rare overnight call in La Romana/Casa de Campo, along with day-long visits to St. Kitts, Dominica, Barbados and St. Thomas/St. John.  The new itinerary begins Jan. 6, 2008.

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Record Booking Activity Spurs Carnival Cruise Lines to Launch Second One-Day Sale Event

by Joyce Oliva

RECORD BOOKING ACTIVITY SPURS CARNIVAL CRUISE LINES TO LAUNCH SECOND ONE-DAY SALE EVENT MIAMI (March 19, 2007) – Capitalizing on the momentum created by a record six-week booking period, as well as the company’s highest single-day reservations record, which was spurred by a one-day sale event, Carnival Cruise Lines will offer another one-day sale on Thursday, March 22, 2007.

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READERSHIP OF NEW ON-LINE ‘BLOG’ BY CARNIVAL FREEDOM SENIOR CRUISE DIRECTOR JOHN HEALD EXCEEDS 25,000 Daily Postings Offer Humorous, Insightful Look at Carnival Freedom’s Inaugural European Cruise Season MIAMI (March 16, 2007) – Since being launched just 10 days ago, the new on-line “blog” written by Carnival Freedom Senior Cruise Director John Heald has attracted more than 25,000 visitors who have enjoyed his insightful and often humorous look at the ship’s inaugural 12-day European cruise schedule that began earlier this month.

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POKER PLAYERS CAN WIN A SEAT AT ‘WORLD SERIES OF POKER’ DURING SHIPBOARD TOURNAMENT ABOARD CARNIVAL LEGEND MIAMI (March 15, 2007) – Carnival Cruise Lines and the Ocean Players Club, a casino rewards program for guests sailing aboard the World’s Leading Cruise Lines, in association with PokerTek Inc., will provide poker players an opportunity to win a $10,000 seat in the upcoming 2007 World Series of Poker (WSOP) tournament in Las Vegas.

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NEW SHORE EXCURSIONS, INCLUDING FIRST-EVER ‘FAMILY FUN TOURS,’ FEATURED ON CARNIVAL FREEDOM’S 2007 EUROPE CRUISES  New Tours Part of More Than 150 Shore Excursions Available in Conjunction with 12-Day Mediterranean, Greek Isles Cruises Aboard Newest ‘Fun Ship’              MIAMI (March 8, 2007) – Carnival Freedom’s inaugural 12-day European cruise program – set to kick off later this month – will feature more than 150 different shore excursion choices, including new “Family Fun Tours” in Turkey providing parents and children an opportunity to explore the fascinating region together as a family.

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EXCLUSIVE VIDEO FOOTAGE OF CARNIVAL FREEDOM NAMING CEREMONY FEATURING GODMOTHER KATHY IRELAND SHOWCASED IN SPECIAL WEB SITE ‘Micro Site’ Offers First Look at Dramatic Interiors of Newest ‘Fun Ship’                     MIAMI (March 6, 2007) – The 110,000-ton Carnival Freedom is showcased in a special Web site that offers a first look at the new 110,000-ton SuperLiner, including exclusive video footage of the ship’s official naming in Venice by godmother Kathy Ireland.

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Delicious, Guilt-Free Spa Carnival Fare To Debut on Carnival Freedom’s European Sailings

by Joyce Oliva

DELICIOUS, GUILT-FREE ‘SPA CARNIVAL FARE’ SELECTIONS TO DEBUT ON CARNIVAL FREEDOM’S EUROPEAN SAILINGS MIAMI (March 5, 2007) – Carnival Cruise Lines has completely revamped its “Spa Carnival Fare” culinary offerings, incorporating the latest trends in gourmet preparation, ingredients and presentation to create the ultimate in healthy fine dining options.

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