Wednesday, February 14, 2007

Perks for cruise line shareholders

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Prospective cruise passengers who own at least 100 shares of stock in Carnival Corporation or Royal Caribbean Cruises Ltd. at the time of booking a vacation will be awarded special onboard credits, courtesy of the world's two largest cruise lines.

Carnival Corporation owns Carnival Cruise Lines, Costa Cruises, Cunard Line, Princess Cruises, Holland America/Windstar and Seabourn.

These cruise lines provide shareholders an onboard credit per stateroom of $250 for cruises lasting 14 days or longer; a $100 credit for sailings of 7-13 days; and a $50 credit for cruises lasting six days or less. Cruises must be booked by February 28, 2007 and completed by July 31, 2007.

In addition to Royal Caribbean International cruises, shareholders of Royal Caribbean Cruises Ltd. stock also receive benefits on Celebrity Cruises (excluding sailings on the Celebrity Xpedition and any sailings offered under the Celebrity Xpeditions program.) Shareholders receive a $250 onboard credit per stateroom on cruises of 14 or more nights; a $200 credit for sailings between 9-13 nights; a $100 credit for cruises of 6-8 nights; and a $50 credit for sailings of five nights or less. Reservations must be booked no later than May 1, 2007.

To receive these benefits, Carnival and Royal Caribbean shareholders must provide a photocopy of their shareholder proxy cards or a current brokerage statement.

For more details on how to apply for this special benefit go to

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