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October 22, 2005

Tropical Weather Update: October 22, 2005 -- 12:30 p.m.

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Tropical Weather Update: October 22, 2005 -- 12:30 p.m.

Royal Caribbean International and Celebrity Cruises continue to closely monitor the path and progress of Hurricane Wilma to ensure our guests enjoy safe and comfortable cruises, and to make certain our ships steer clear of the storm.

The safety of our guests and crew is always the foremost concern of Royal Caribbean International and Celebrity Cruises.

Given Hurricane Wilma's location and projected path, Royal Caribbean is currently providing itinerary updates regarding six ships and Celebrity Cruises is not currently altering the itineraries of any ships.

ROYAL CARIBBEAN INTERNATIONAL

Ships sailing from the Port of Miami

Majesty of the Seas -- Guests booked on the Monday, October 24, sailing of Majesty of the Seas may cancel their cruise and receive a letter of credit for the amount paid to Royal Caribbean.

UPDATED -- Explorer of the Seas is currently expected to arrive in and depart from the Port of Miami Sunday, October 23, as scheduled. Guests booked on this sailing are strongly encouraged to arrive at the Port of Miami early – as weather conditions may require the ship to depart earlier than its scheduled 5 p.m. departure time. Check in will begin at 10 a.m. The ship is currently expected to sailing its scheduled itinerary. The ship’s itinerary is subject to change due to weather conditions. As weather conditions involving the storm are constantly changing guests booked on this sailing are asked to continue monitoring these updates to receive the latest information. Guests also may contact Royal Caribbean at 1-800-327-6700 to receive these updates. Guests booked on this sailing may cancel their cruise and receive a letter of credit for the amount paid to Royal Caribbean.

Ships sailing from Port Everglades

Enchantment of the Seas is visiting Freeport, Bahamas, today and returning to Port Everglades Monday.

Enchantment of the Seas -- Guests booked on the Monday, October 24, sailing of Enchantment of the Seas may cancel their cruise and receive a letter of credit for the amount paid to Royal Caribbean.

Ships sailing from Port Canaveral

Sovereign of the Seas is visiting Freeport, Bahamas, today and returning to Port Everglades Monday.

Sovereign of the Seas -- Guests booked on the Monday, October 24, sailing of Sovereign of the Seas may cancel their cruise and receive a letter of credit for the amount paid to Royal Caribbean.

Mariner of the Seas is currently expected to arrive in and depart from Port Canaveral Sunday, October 23, as scheduled. The ship will sail a modified itinerary with port calls in San Juan, Puerto Rico, Tuesday; Philipsburg, St. Maarten, Wednesday; St. Thomas, U.S. Virgin Islands, Thursday; returning to Port Canaveral Sunday. The ship’s itinerary is subject to change due to weather conditions. As weather conditions involving the storm are constantly changing guests booked on this sailing are asked to continue monitoring these updates to receive the latest information. Guests also may contact Royal Caribbean at 1-800-327-6700 to receive these updates. Guests booked on this sailing may cancel their cruise and receive a letter of credit for the amount paid to Royal Caribbean.

Ships sailing from the Port of Galveston

Rhapsody of the Seas will arrive in and depart from the Port of Galveston Sunday, October 23, as scheduled. The ship will sail a modified itinerary with port calls in Georgetown, Cayman Islands, Wednesday; Key West, Florida, Thursday evening and Friday; returning to the Port of Galveston Sunday. The ship’s itinerary is subject to change due to weather conditions. As weather conditions involving the storm are constantly changing guests booked on this sailing are asked to continue monitoring these updates to receive the latest information. Guests also may contact Royal Caribbean at 1-800-327-6700 to receive these updates.

CELEBRITY CRUISES

Celebrity Cruises is not currently altering the itineraries of any ships.

At this time, no other Royal Caribbean International or Celebrity Cruises ships are being adversely impacted by tropical weather. Royal Caribbean International and Celebrity Cruises will continue to closely monitor weather conditions and update this information at 6:30 p.m. today.

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Posted by Denise at October 22, 2005 11:15 AM

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