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Hurricane Frances Update - Carnival Cruise Lines

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Hurricane Frances Updates

(9/02/04, 2:50PM EST) – Based on the projected path of Hurricane Frances and anticipated port closures around the state of Florida, Carnival Cruise Lines is making the following changes:

SHIPS DEPARTING PORT CANAVERAL:

CARNIVAL GLORY – Seven-day Caribbean cruise scheduled to depart Sat., Sept. 4, will be converted to a four-day cruise to Freeport and Nassau, The Bahamas, departing Tues., Sept. 7. Guests who sail will receive a 50 percent refund of their cruise fare, a $100 per person shipboard credit, and a 50 percent discount off a future cruise of up to seven days in length valid through departures of Dec. 15, 2005. Those who wish to cancel may choose between a future cruise credit or a full refund.

FANTASY – Four-day Bahamas cruise scheduled to depart Sun., Sept 5 will be converted to a two-day cruise to Freeport, The Bahamas, departing Tues., Sept. 7. Guests who sail will receive a 50 percent refund of their cruise fare, $100 per person shipboard credit, and a 50% discount off a future cruise of three to five days valid for departures through Dec. 15, 2005. Those who wish to cancel may choose between a future cruise credit or a full refund.

SHIPS DEPARTING TAMPA:

SENSATION – Five-day western Caribbean cruise scheduled to depart Sat., Sept. 4, will be converted to a three-day cruise-to-nowhere departing Mon., Sept. 6. Guests who sail will receive a 50 percent refund of their cruise fare, a $100 per person shipboard credit, and a 50 percent discount off a future cruise of three to five days valid for departures through Dec. 15, 2005. Those who wish to cancel may choose between a future cruise credit or a full refund.

INSPIRATION – Seven-day western Caribbean cruise scheduled to depart Sun., Sept. 5 will be converted to a six-day western Caribbean cruise departing Mon., Sept. 6 with calls at Cozumel and Grand Cayman. Guests who sail will receive a 20 percent refund of their cruise fare, a $100 per person shipboard credit, and 25 percent discount off a future cruise of up to seven-days in length valid for departures through Dec. 15, 2005. Those who wish to cancel may choose between a future cruise credit or full refund.

SHIPS DEPARTING MIAMI:

FASCINATION – Three-day Bahamas cruise scheduled to depart Fri., Sept. 3 has been cancelled. Guests may opt for a future cruise credit or full refund.

CARNIVAL TRIUMPH – Seven-day western Caribbean cruise scheduled to depart Sat., Sept. 4 has been converted to a five-day western Caribbean cruise departing Mon., Sept. 6 with port calls at Grand Cayman and Cozumel. Guests who sail will receive a 30 percent refund of their cruise fare, a $100 per person shipboard credit, and a 50 percent discount off a future cruise of up to seven days in length valid for departures through Dec. 15, 2005. Those who wish to cancel may choose between a future cruise credit or a full refund.

PARADISE – Fifteen-day Panama Canal cruise scheduled to depart Sun., Sept. 5 has been converted to a fourteen-day Panama Canal voyage departing on Mon., Sept. 6. The only anticipated itinerary adjustment is the deletion of a port call to Aruba. Guests will receive a $200 per person shipboard credit. Those who wish to cancel may choose between a future cruise credit or a full refund.

For guests who booked air on their own and elect to sail on the modified itinerary for any of the above voyages, Carnival will provide up to $100 per person in reimbursement for costs incurred as a result of necessary flight changes. Guests will be required to provide proper documentation. Guests who elect to cancel their voyage and booked air on their own, will not be provided reimbursement of airfare-related costs.

All of the ships listed above are expected to arrive late from their current voyages due to port closures.

Up-to-date information on ship arrivals and departures will be available at www.carnival.com and via recorded message at 1-800-CARNIVAL. You can also email questions to hurricanefrances@carnival.com -- please include booking number and/or ship and sailing date to expedite a response. Individuals who are scheduled to sail on any of the above voyages should check regularly for updates.

INFORMATION FROM WWW.CARNIVALCRUISELINES.COM

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The following information will recap the status of Carnival ships that may be delayed returning to their homeport due to Hurricane Frances. Please understand that this information is subject to change based on the actual path and speed of the storm:

Fascination August 30, 2004 departure: Arrival in Miami may be delayed until Monday, September 6, 2004

Carnival Glory August 28, 2004 departure: Arrival in Port Canaveral may be delayed until Tuesday, September 7, 2004

Carnival Triumph August 28, 2004 departure: Arrival in Miami may be delayed until Monday, September 6, 2004

Imagination August 30, 2004 departure: Arrival in Miami may be delayed until Monday, September 6, 2004

Sensation August 30, 2004 departure: Arrival in Tampa may be delayed until Monday, September 6, 2004

Inspiration August 29, 2004 departure: Arrival in Tampa may be delayed until Monday, September 6, 2004

Paradise August 29, 2004 departure: Arrival in Miami may be delayed until Monday, September 6, 2004

Fantasy September 2, 2004 departure: Arrival in Port Canaveral may be delayed until Tuesday, September 7, 2004

All of these ships will navigate a safe distance from the storm. The safety and comfort of our guests and crew is Carnival’s number one priority.

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