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September 5, 2005
We've all been moved by the enormity of the aftermath Hurricane Katrina. Our thoughts and prayers go
out to all affected.
Carnival moves Conquest; redeploys three ships to hurricane relief.
Carnival Cruise Lines has chartered the Sensation, Holiday, and Ecstasy* to the Military Sealift
Command (MSC) on behalf of the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) as part of Hurricane
Katrina relief efforts.
All Sensation departures from September 5, 2005 through March 2, 2006;
All Holiday departures from September 8, 2005 through March 4, 2006;
All Elation departures from September 11, 2005 through February 26, 2006;
*PLEASE NOTE: Elation will be taking over Ecstasy's sailings between September 10, 2005 through March 2, 2006.
Carnival will provide guests that were fully deposited on September 3, 2005, and that rebook prior to
December 31, 2006, with $100 per person shipboard credit valid on all future Carnival departures.
All guests will receive a full refund of their cruise fare and these refunds will be processed in two
to four weeks.
Additionally the Carnival Conquest cruises departing September 11, 2005 and beyond will now operate round
trip from Galveston, Texas.
For more information visit www.carnival.com
Norwegian Cruise Line ("NCL") has announced that the Norwegian Sun will move
to Houston beginning October 16 to operate its exotic Western Caribbean
cruises through the January 8, 2006 cruise. The ship will then reposition to
Miami to sail one four-day cruise to the Bahamas on January 17, 2006, and
sail a series of alternating seven-day Eastern and Western Caribbean itineraries
beginning January 21, 2006 through April 16, 2006.
Norwegian Sun's Panama Canal cruise departing Los Angeles September 30, 2005
will now conclude in Houston, instead of New Orleans, on Sunday, October 16, 2005.
For more information, please visit www.NCL.com.
Often forgotten alongside the human tragedy is the fate of thousands of abandoned pets in the wake of the hurricane.
Agencies helping include the U.S. Humane Society (www.hsus.org); the ASPCA
(www.aspca.org); and animal disaster rescue specialist Noah's Wish