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September 14, 2004

Royal Caribbean International Hurricane Ivan Update

HURRICANE IVAN UPDATE September 13, 2004

WE WILL UPDATE THIS INFORMATION THREE TIMES DAILY
10 A.M., 3 P.M., 7 P.M.

Royal Caribbean International and Celebrity Cruises continue to closely
monitor the path and progress of Hurricane Ivan to ensure our guests enjoy safe and comfortable cruises and to make certain our ships
steer clear of the storm. We also are continuing to monitor our operations
resulting from Hurricane Frances.

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

Due to damage caused by Hurricane Frances, Royal Caribbean International
and Celebrity Cruises are currently unable to bring their ships to Freeport, Bahamas; and Coco Cay, Bahamas, Royal Caribbeanâ??s private island. Also, Royal Caribbean Internationalâ??s Mariner of the Seas is currently unable to sail into Port Canaveral, Florida.

In the case of Port Canaveral, a sand bar, 50 feet wide, was created by
Hurricane Frances in the channel leading to the port. This has reduced the depth of the water in that area to approximately 20 feet, and the depth of the water in the deepest part of the channel to approximately 30 feet. Mariner of the Seas, which normally sails from Port Canaveral, is one of the largest cruise ships in
the world and requires a minimum water depth of 35 feet to safely sail. As a result, Mariner of the Seas is not currently able to sail from Port Canaveral.

Given Hurricane Ivanâ??s location and projected path, we are currently
altering the itineraries of several Royal Caribbean International ships and of one Celebrity Cruises ship.

ROYAL CARIBBEAN INTERNATIONAL

Ships sailing from Port Canaveral:

Sovereign of the Seas,® normally scheduled to depart Port Canaveral today
on a four-night sailing, will now make that sailing from Port Everglades. The ship will delay its departure from Port Everglades until 8 p.m. EST. The ship will sail a modified itinerary and will return to Port Canaveral on Friday morning, September 17. Royal Caribbean will transport guests from Port Canaveral and the Orlando airport to Port Everglades.

At the conclusion of this sailing, the company also will transport guests
from Port Canaveral to Port Everglades and the Orlando airport.
Sovereign of the Seas,® will resume its normal Friday and Monday departures
from Port Canaveral starting on Friday, September 17.

WE WILL UPDATE THIS INFORMATION THREE TIMES DAILY
10 A.M., 3 P.M., 7 P.M.

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Posted by Denise at September 14, 2004 11:42 AM
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