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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.

Cancellations include:

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 Repositioning

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.

Forgotten Victims

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 (www.Noahswish.org).

 
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