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May 2007

FIRST-EVER ‘ELVIS CRUISE’ SCHEDULED TO SET SAIL AUGUST 30, 2007 ON CARNIVAL CRUISE LINES’ CELEBRATION Four-Day, Full Ship Charter to Feature Variety of Elvis-Inspired Activities and Events, Including an Elvis Tribute Contest with $10,000 in Prize Money         MIAMI (May 24, 2007) – Carnival Cruise Lines and St. Louis, Mo.-based Jazz Cruises, LLC, a provider of full-ship charter music cruises, have partnered to offer “The Elvis Cruise,” the first authentic, fully licensed specialty cruise that celebrates the music and life of the legendary Elvis Presley. The four-day cruise is scheduled to depart from Jacksonville, Fla., on August 30, 2007, and will feature visits to Freeport and Nassau, The Bahamas.

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BLOG’ AIMED AT TRAVEL AGENTS EARNING ACCOLADES FOR WIDE-RANGING CONTENT, SPEEDY RESOLUTION TO ISSUES              MIAMI (May 23, 2007) — Capitalizing on the immediacy and ease of electronic communication, the “weblog” of Carnival Cruise Lines’ Senior Vice President of Sales and Marketing Vicki Freed is earning major accolades from travel agents for providing a direct line of communication between agents and the company’s senior management.

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Carnival Cruise Lines Launches Contest to Name Unparalleled Spa Aboard Carnival Splendor

by Joyce Oliva

CARNIVAL CRUISE LINES LAUNCHES CONTEST TO NAME UNPARALLELED SPA ABOARD CARNIVAL SPLENDOR Winner to Receive Spectacular Cruise and Spa Package for Naming Cruise Line’s Most Elaborate Health and Fitness Facility MIAMI (May 18, 2007) – Carnival Cruise Lines is holding a contest to name the new Carnival Splendor’s luxurious 21,000-square-foot health spa, the largest and most elaborate in the “Fun Ship” fleet, which will bring an entirely new dimension to the seagoing spa experience.

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Carnival Cruise Lines Rolls Out ‘E-Doc’ Electronic Cruise Document System

by Joyce Oliva

CARNIVAL CRUISE LINES ROLLS OUT ‘E-DOC’ ELECTRONIC CRUISE DOCUMENT SYSTEM ‘MyDocuments’ Web Portal Offers Added Convenience, 24/7 Access for ‘Fun Ship’ Guests MIAMI (May 14, 2007) – Carnival Cruise Lines, the world’s largest cruise operator, has rolled out a new electronic cruise document system, providing added convenience and efficiency for the line’s guests.

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RESERVATIONS OPEN TODAY FOR CARNIVAL SPLENDOR’S 2008 NORTHERN EUROPE, CARIBBEAN VOYAGES Luxurious New 3,006-Passenger ‘Fun Ship’ Set to Debut from London in July 2008 MIAMI (May 10, 2007) – Carnival Cruise Lines began accepting reservations today for its new 113,300-ton Carnival Splendor, whose much-anticipated inaugural 2008 season will include the line’s first 12-day Northern Europe program, as well as a 16-day trans-Atlantic crossing and week-long “exotic” eastern Caribbean voyages.

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What’s New in 2007 (Updated)

by Joyce Oliva

NEWS TO USE FROM CARNIVAL CRUISE LINES MIAMI – From a host of new itineraries, including the line’s first-ever Northern Europe cruise program aboard the new Carnival Splendor and the first year-round cruise schedule from San Diego, to the new $250 million “Evolutions of Fun” product enhancement initiative, Carnival Cruise Lines has a number of exciting developments on tap for the coming year:

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NEW WEB SITE ALLOWS GROUPS TO CREATE CUSTOM-MADE SHIRTS TO COMMEMORATE THEIR UPCOMING ‘FUN SHIP’ CRUISE Convenient, Easy-to-Use Internet Site Ideal for Family Reunions and Other Specialty Groups MIAMI (May 4, 2007) – Catering to the growing number of family reunions and other special occasion groups sailing aboard the “Fun Ship” fleet, Carnival Cruise Lines has partnered with Davenport, Iowa-based Victory Store, Inc., to create a special Web site that allows consumers to create custom-designed shirts to wear during or after their cruise.

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FIRST-EVER ‘BLOGGERS CRUISE’ HOSTED BY CARNIVAL FREEDOM SENIOR CRUISE DIRECTOR JOHN HEALD TO BE HELD IN JANUARY 2008 Exclusive Events, Special Giveaways, Meet and Greet Opportunities Highlight Seven-Day Caribbean Voyage Aboard Carnival Freedom MIAMI (May 2, 2007) – Based on the incredible success of the Internet “blog” of Carnival’s Senior Cruise Director John Heald – whose humorous and insightful postings have attracted nearly 200,000 visitors since the site was launched last month – Heald will host his first-ever “Bloggers Cruise” aboard the Carnival Freedom in January 2008.

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NEW PROMOTION FROM CARNIVAL ALLOWS MILITARY PERSONNEL TO BOOK UP TO THREE ‘FUN SHIP’ CRUISES AT SPECIAL DISCOUNTED RATES Prices Start at $199 Per Person MIAMI (May 1, 2007) – In honor of Memorial Day, Carnival Cruise Lines is launching a promotion throughout the month of May that allows active and retired military personnel to book up to three “Fun Ship” staterooms for themselves and their friends and family members at special discounted rates.

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