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November 14, 2008

Carnival Splendor Arrives at Fort Lauderdale

The 113,300-ton Carnival Splendor, the newest and largest ship in the Carnival fleet, has arrived at Port Everglades in Fort Lauderdale after a 16-day transatlantic cruise from Europe. Initially, Carnival Splendor will Carnival Splendorhave a few one-time-only two-, four- and eight-day voyages. As of November 29, 2008 she will begin a series of 7-day Eastern Caribbean cruises, featuring ports of call at Casa de Campo/La Romana, Dominican Republic; St. Thomas/St. John, U.S.V.I.; San Juan, Puerto Rico, and Nassau, The Bahamas.

"Carnival Splendor features an exceptional number of innovative, guest-driven amenities that represent the continuing evolution of the ‘Fun Ship’ vacation experience,” said Gerry Cahill, Carnival president and CEO. “We’re delighted to bring this spectacular new ship to Port Everglades, a valued business partner that provides a convenient, close-to-home departure point for our guests."

Being the largest Carnival cruise ship ever built, Carnival Splendor features a wide range of popular onboard facilities, including her 21,000-square-foot Cloud 9 Spa, two two-level formal dining rooms, a 24-hour pizzeria, an upscale reservations-only Supper Club, a 5,500-square-foot children's play area and 1,503 staterooms (all of which feature the Carnival Comfort Bed sleep system).

Carnival Splendor originally launched to the public in July of 2008, where she has been doing a series of Europe cruises. After her Fort Lauderdale-based cruises, she will begin a series of (14- to 18-day) South America cruises, a first for Carnival. Then, in March 2009, she will start a series of 7-day Mexican Riviera cruises, sailing round trip from Long Beach, California.

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