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September 30, 2004

Royal Caribbean International Cruise Itinerary Update

Tropical Weather Update September 30, 2004 -- 3 p.m.

Royal Caribbean International and Celebrity Cruises continue to closely monitor Hurricane Jeanne and its aftermath to ensure our guests enjoy safe and comfortable cruises and to make certain our ships steer clear of any storms.

The safety and comfort of our guests are always the foremost concern of Royal Caribbean International and Celebrity Cruises. We are pleased to report that our ships in the Caribbean are sailing in calm seas and warm, sunny weather.

Because of Hurricane Jeanne, Royal Caribbean International is altering the itineraries of several ships, and Celebrity Cruises is altering the itinerary of one ship. Itinerary changes are listed below. We will update this information three times daily, at 10 a.m., 3 p.m. and 7 p.m.

Due to damage caused by Hurricane Jeanne, Royal Caribbean International is currently unable to sail into or out of Port Canaveral, Florida. Navigational equipment that allows vessels to safely enter and leave the port is not yet fully operational. Normal port operations should resume later this week.

In addition, Royal Caribbean International is currently unable to bring ships to Coco Cay, Bahamas, our private island. Storm-related repairs are ongoing and should be complete in the coming weeks. Storm recovery efforts in Freeport, Bahamas, and Georgetown, Cayman Islands, prevent us from visiting those ports. We look forward to returning to those locations in the very near future.

Ships scheduled to make port calls at these locations in the coming weeks will make alternative port calls or spend the day at sea.


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Ships sailing from Port Canaveral

Sovereign of the Seas, normally scheduled to depart Monday on a four-night sailing, delayed its departure until Tuesday from Port Everglades. The ship is now sailing a modified itinerary and will return to Port Canaveral on Friday. Guests who sail on this cruise will receive an onboard credit of $250 per stateroom and a certificate for a 50 percent discount on a future Royal Caribbean sailing of seven nights or less, which departs on or before December 15, 2005, excluding holidays. Guests booked on this sailing who cancel their cruise will receive a letter of credit for the amount paid for the cruise portion of their sailing. Due to the aftermath of Hurricane Jeanne, this itinerary is subject to change.

Mariner of the Seas, normally scheduled to depart Sunday on a seven-night sailing, delayed its departure until Tuesday from the Port of Miami. The ship is now sailing a modified itinerary and will make a port call in Cozumel, Mexico, on Friday. The ship will return to Port Canaveral on Sunday. Guests who sail on this cruise will receive an onboard credit of $500 per stateroom and a certificate for a 50 percent discount on a future Royal Caribbean sailing of seven nights or less, which departs on or before December 15, 2005, excluding holidays. Guests booked on this sailing who cancel their cruise will receive a letter of credit for the amount paid for the cruise portion of their sailing. Due to the aftermath of Hurricane Jeanne, this itinerary is subject to change.

Ships sailing from the Port of Miami

Explorer of the Seas, normally scheduled to depart Sunday on a seven-night sailing, delayed its departure until Monday. The ship is now sailing a modified itinerary that will end Sunday. The ship will visit Cozumel, Mexico, today and Nassau, Bahamas, on Saturday. Guests who sail on this cruise will receive an onboard credit of $250 per stateroom and a certificate for a 50 percent discount on a future Royal Caribbean sailing of seven nights or less, which departs on or before December 15, 2005, excluding holidays. Guests booked on this sailing who cancel their cruise will receive a letter of credit for the amount paid for the cruise portion of their sailing. Due to the aftermath of Hurricane Jeanne, this itinerary is subject to change.

Navigator of the Seas, normally scheduled to depart Saturday on a seven-night sailing, delayed its departure until Monday. The ship will visit Labadee, Hispaniola, today and return to Miami on Saturday. Guests who sail on this cruise will receive an onboard credit of $500 per stateroom and a certificate for a 50 percent discount on a future Royal Caribbean sailing of seven nights or less, which departs on or before December 15, 2005, excluding holidays. Guests booked on this sailing who cancel their cruise will receive a letter of credit for the amount paid for the cruise portion of their sailing. Due to the aftermath of Hurricane Jeanne, this itinerary is subject to change.

Ships sailing from the Port of Baltimore

Grandeur of the Seas, currently on its September 24 sailing, is sailing a revised itinerary. The ship will make a port calls in Nassau, Bahamas, on Friday. Due to the aftermath of Hurricane Jeanne, this itinerary is subject to change.

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Ships sailing from Port Everglades

Century, normally scheduled to depart Saturday on a seven-night sailing, delayed its departure until Monday. The ship is now sailing a modified itinerary that will end Saturday. The ship will visit Cozumel, Mexico, today and Key West, Florida, on Friday. Guests who sail on this cruise will receive an onboard credit of $500 per stateroom and a certificate for a 50 percent discount on a future Celebrity sailing of seven nights or less, which departs on or before December 15, 2005, excluding holidays. Guests booked on this sailing who cancel their cruise will receive a letter of credit for the amount paid for the cruise portion of their sailing. Travel agent commissions will be protected. Due to the aftermath of Hurricane Jeanne, this itinerary is subject to change.

At this time, no other Royal Caribbean International or Celebrity Cruises ships are being impacted by tropical weather. We will continue to closely monitor weather conditions and update this information at 7 p.m. today.

For More Information About A Cruise Visit our Websites:
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September 29, 2004

Royal Caribbean International Tropical Storm & Cruise Itinerary Update

Tropical Weather Update September 29, 2004 -- 7 p.m.

Royal Caribbean International and Celebrity Cruises continue to closely monitor Hurricane Jeanne and its aftermath to ensure our guests enjoy safe and comfortable cruises and to make certain our ships steer clear of any storms.

The safety and comfort of our guests are always the foremost concern of Royal Caribbean International and Celebrity Cruises. We are pleased to report that our ships in the Caribbean are sailing in calm seas and warm, sunny weather.

Because of Hurricane Jeanne, Royal Caribbean International is altering the itineraries of several ships, and Celebrity Cruises is altering the itinerary of one ship. Itinerary changes are listed below. We will update this information three times daily, at 10 a.m., 3 p.m. and 7 p.m.

Due to damage caused by Hurricane Jeanne, Royal Caribbean International is currently unable to sail into or out of Port Canaveral, Florida. Navigational equipment that allows vessels to safely enter and leave the port is not yet fully operational. Normal port operations should resume later this week.

In addition, Royal Caribbean International is currently unable to bring ships to Coco Cay, Bahamas, our private island. Storm-related repairs are ongoing and should be complete in the coming weeks. Storm recovery efforts in Freeport, Bahamas, and Georgetown, Cayman Islands, prevent us from visiting those ports. We look forward to returning to those locations in the very near future.

Ships scheduled to make port calls at these locations in the coming weeks will make alternative port calls or spend the day at sea.

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Ships sailing from Port Canaveral:

Sovereign of the Seas, normally scheduled to depart Monday on a four-night sailing, delayed its departure until Tuesday from Port Everglades. The ship is now sailing a modified itinerary and is in Nassau, Bahamas, today. It will return to Port Canaveral on Friday. Guests who sail on this cruise will receive an onboard credit of $250 per stateroom and a certificate for a 50 percent discount on a future Royal Caribbean sailing of seven nights or less, which departs on or before December 15, 2005, excluding holidays. Guests booked on this sailing who cancel their cruise will receive a letter of credit for the amount paid for the cruise portion of their sailing. Due to the aftermath of Hurricane Jeanne, this itinerary is subject to change.

Mariner of the Seas, normally scheduled to depart Sunday on a seven-night sailing, delayed its departure until Tuesday from the Port of Miami. The ship is now sailing a modified itinerary and is in Nassau, Bahamas, today. The ship will make a port call in Cozumel, Mexico, on Friday and return to Port Canaveral on Sunday. Guests who sail on this cruise will receive an onboard credit of $500 per stateroom and a certificate for a 50 percent discount on a future Royal Caribbean sailing of seven nights or less, which departs on or before December 15, 2005, excluding holidays. Guests booked on this sailing who cancel their cruise will receive a letter of credit for the amount paid for the cruise portion of their sailing. Due to the aftermath of Hurricane Jeanne, this itinerary is subject to change.

Ships sailing from the Port of Miami:

Explorer of the Seas, normally scheduled to depart Sunday on a seven-night sailing, delayed its departure until Monday. The ship is now sailing a modified itinerary that will end Sunday, October 3. The ship will visit Costa Maya, Mexico, today; Cozumel, Mexico, on Thursday; and Nassau, Bahamas, on Saturday. Guests who sail on this cruise will receive an onboard credit of $250 per stateroom and a certificate for a 50 percent discount on a future Royal Caribbean sailing of seven nights or less, which departs on or before December 15, 2005, excluding holidays. Guests booked on this sailing who cancel their cruise will receive a letter of credit for the amount paid for the cruise portion of their sailing. Due to the aftermath of Hurricane Jeanne, this itinerary is subject to change.

Navigator of the Seas, normally scheduled to depart Saturday on a seven-night sailing, delayed its departure until Monday. The ship is now sailing a modified itinerary that will end Saturday, October 2. The ship will visit Ocho Rios, Jamaica, today; and Labadee, Hispaniola, on Thursday. Guests who sail on this cruise will receive an onboard credit of $500 per stateroom and a certificate for a 50 percent discount on a future Royal Caribbean sailing of seven nights or less, which departs on or before December 15, 2005, excluding holidays. Guests booked on this sailing who cancel their cruise will receive a letter of credit for the amount paid for the cruise portion of their sailing. Due to the aftermath of Hurricane Jeanne, this itinerary is subject to change.

Ships sailing from the Port of Baltimore:

Grandeur of the Seas, currently on its September 24 sailing, is sailing a revised itinerary. The ship will make port calls in Labadee, Hispaniola, today and Nassau, Bahamas, on Friday. Due to the aftermath of Hurricane Jeanne, this itinerary is subject to change.

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Ships sailing from Port Everglades:

Century, normally scheduled to depart Saturday on a seven-night sailing, delayed its departure until Monday. The ship is now sailing a modified itinerary that will end Saturday, October 2. The ship will visit Belize City, Belize, today; Cozumel, Mexico, on Thursday; and Key West, Florida, on Friday. Guests who sail on this cruise will receive an onboard credit of $500 per stateroom and a certificate for a 50 percent discount on a future Celebrity sailing of seven nights or less, which departs on or before December 15, 2005, excluding holidays. Guests booked on this sailing who cancel their cruise will receive a letter of credit for the amount paid for the cruise portion of their sailing. Travel agent commissions will be protected. Due to the aftermath of Hurricane Jeanne, this itinerary is subject to change.

At this time, no other Royal Caribbean International or Celebrity Cruises ships are being impacted by tropical weather. We will continue to closely monitor weather conditions and update this information at 10 a.m. tomorrow.

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September 26, 2004

Royal Caribbean International Tropical Storm & Cruise Itinerary Update

Tropical Weather Update September 26, 2004 -- 10 a.m.

Royal Caribbean International and Celebrity Cruises continue to closely monitor Hurricane Jeanne and its aftermath to ensure our guests enjoy safe and comfortable cruises and to make certain our ships steer clear of any storms.

The safety and comfort of our guests are always the foremost concern of Royal Caribbean International and Celebrity Cruises. We are pleased to report that our ships in the Caribbean are sailing in calm seas and warm, sunny weather.

Because of Hurricane Jeanne, Royal Caribbean International is altering the itineraries of several ships, and Celebrity Cruises is altering the itinerary of one ship. Itinerary changes are listed below. We will update this information three times daily, at 10 a.m., 3 p.m. and 7 p.m.

Royal Caribbean International and Celebrity Cruises are currently unable to bring ships to Coco Cay, Bahamas, our private island. Storm-related repairs are ongoing and should be complete in the coming weeks.

Additionally, storm recovery efforts in Freeport, Bahamas, and Georgetown, Cayman Islands, prevent us from visiting those ports. We look forward to returning to those locations in the very near future.

Ships scheduled to make port calls at these locations in the coming weeks will make alternative port calls or spend the day at sea.


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Ships sailing from Port Canaveral:

UPDATE: Conditions for ship traffic at Port Canaveral remain unknown at this time. Royal Caribbean is in regular contact with officials at Port Canaveral and the U.S. Coast Guard and will provide updated information as soon as possible.

UPDATE: Sovereign of the Seas, currently on its September 24 sailing, will not make its port call at Miami, Florida, today. Instead, the ship will spend today at sea. Due to the aftermath of Hurricane Jeanne, this itinerary is subject to change.

Mariner of the Seas, normally scheduled to depart today on a seven-night sailing, will delay its return from its current sailing and its departure for its next sailing until Monday, September 27. The ship, which may arrive midday or late afternoon, will delay its departure until 9 p.m. local time Monday, and sail a modified itinerary that will end Sunday, October 3. Guests who sail on this cruise will receive an onboard credit of $250 per stateroom and a certificate for a 50 percent discount on a future Royal Caribbean sailing of seven nights or less, which departs on or before December 15, 2005, excluding holidays. Guests booked on this sailing who cancel their cruise will receive a letter of credit for the amount paid for the cruise portion of their sailing. Travel agent commissions will be protected. Due to the aftermath of Hurricane Jeanne, this itinerary is subject to change.

Ships sailing from the Port of Miami:

Explorer of the Seas, normally scheduled to depart today on a seven-night sailing, will delay its return from its current sailing and its departure for its next sailing until Monday, September 27. The ship will delay its departure until 9 p.m. local time Monday, and sail a modified itinerary that will end Sunday, October 3. The ship will visit Costa Maya, Mexico, on Wednesday; Cozumel, Mexico, on Thursday; and Nassau, Bahamas, on Saturday. Guests who sail on this cruise will receive an onboard credit of $250 per stateroom and a certificate for a 50 percent discount on a future Royal Caribbean sailing of seven nights or less, which departs on or before December 15, 2005, excluding holidays. Guests booked on this sailing who cancel their cruise will receive a letter of credit for the amount paid for the cruise portion of their sailing. Travel agent commissions will be protected. Due to the aftermath of Hurricane Jeanne, this itinerary is subject to change.

Navigator of the Seas, normally scheduled to depart yesterday on a seven-night sailing, will delay its return from its current sailing and its departure for its next sailing until Monday, September 27. The ship will delay its departure until 9 p.m. local time Monday, and sail a modified itinerary that will end Saturday, October 2. The ship will visit Ocho Rios, Jamaica, on Wednesday; and Labadee, Hispaniola, on Thursday. Guests who sail on this cruise will receive an onboard credit of $500 per stateroom and a certificate for a 50 percent discount on a future Royal Caribbean sailing of seven nights or less, which departs on or before December 15, 2005, excluding holidays. Guests booked on this sailing who cancel their cruise will receive a letter of credit for the amount paid for the cruise portion of their sailing. Travel agent commissions will be protected. Due to the aftermath of Hurricane Jeanne, this itinerary is subject to change.

Ships sailing from the Port of Baltimore:

Grandeur of the Seas, currently on its September 24 sailing, will sail a revised itinerary. The ship will make port calls in King‚??s Wharf, Bermuda, today and Monday; Labadee, Hispaniola, on Wednesday; and Nassau, Bahamas, on Friday. Due to the aftermath of Hurricane Jeanne, this itinerary is subject to change.

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Ships sailing from Port Everglades:

Century, normally scheduled to depart yesterday on a seven-night sailing, will delay its return from its current sailing and its departure for its next sailing until Monday, September 27. The ship will delay its departure until 8 p.m. local time Monday, and sail a modified itinerary that will end Saturday, October 2. The ship will visit Belize City, Belize, on Wednesday; Cozumel, Mexico, on Thursday; and Key West, Florida, on Friday. Guests who sail on this cruise will receive an onboard credit of $500 per stateroom and a certificate for a 50 percent discount on a future Celebrity sailing of seven nights or less, which departs on or before December 15, 2005, excluding holidays. Guests booked on this sailing who cancel their cruise will receive a letter of credit for the amount paid for the cruise portion of their sailing. Travel agent commissions will be protected. Due to the aftermath of Hurricane Jeanne, this itinerary is subject to change.

At this time, no other Royal Caribbean International or Celebrity Cruises ships are being impacted by tropical weather. We will continue to closely monitor weather conditions and update this information at 3 p.m. today.

For More Information About A Cruise Visit our Websites:
Cruising2Mexico.com
Cruising2Tahiti.com
Cruising2Europe.com

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September 22, 2004

Royal Caribbean International Tropical Storm & Cruise Itinerary Update

Tropical Weather Update September 22, 2004 -- 3 p.m.

Royal Caribbean International and Celebrity Cruises continue to closely monitor the path and progress of Hurricane Jeanne to ensure our guests enjoy safe and comfortable cruises and to make certain our ships steer clear of the storm. We also continue to monitor our operations resulting from Hurricanes Ivan and 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 Caribbean‚??s private island. Additionally, due to damage caused by Hurricane Ivan, Royal Caribbean International is currently unable to bring its ships to Georgetown, Cayman Islands.

Given the location and projected path of Hurricane Jeanne, and the results of Hurricanes Ivan and Frances, Royal Caribbean International is currently altering the itineraries of several ships and Celebrity Cruises is altering the itinerary of no ships.

We will update this information three times daily ‚?? at 10 a.m., 3 p.m. and 7 p.m.

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Ships sailing from the Port of Miami:

Majesty of the Seas, currently on its September 20 sailing, will not make its port call in Coco Cay, Bahamas, today. Instead, the ship will spend today at sea.

Navigator of the Seas, currently on its September 18 sailing, will not make its port call in Georgetown, Cayman Islands, on today. Instead, the ship will spend today at sea.

Ships sailing from Port Everglades:

Enchantment of the Seas, currently on its September 18 sailing, will not make its port call in Georgetown, Cayman Islands, today. Instead, the ship will make a port call at Labadee, Hispaniola, today.

Ships sailing from the Port of Galveston:

Rhapsody of the Seas, currently on its September 19 sailing, will not make its port call in Georgetown, Cayman Islands, on Thursday. Instead, the ship will make a port call at Costa Maya, Mexico, that day.


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No Celebrity Cruises ships are currently being impacted by tropical weather.

At this time, no other Royal Caribbean International or Celebrity Cruises ships are being impacted by tropical weather. We will continue to closely monitor weather conditions and update this information at 7 p.m. today.

For More Information About A Cruise Visit our Websites:
Cruising2Mexico.com
Cruising2Tahiti.com
Cruising2Europe.com

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September 21, 2004

Royal Caribbean International Tropical Storm & Cruise Itinerary Update

Tropical Weather Update September 21, 2004 -- 7 p.m.

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Royal Caribbean Cruise Line and Celebrity Cruises continue to closely monitor the path and progress of Tropical Storm Jeanne to ensure our guests enjoy safe and comfortable cruises and to make certain our ships steer clear of the storm. We also continue to monitor our operations resulting from Hurricanes Ivan and 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 Caribbean‚??s private island. Additionally, due to damage caused by Hurricane Ivan, Royal Caribbean International is currently unable to bring its ships to Georgetown, Cayman Islands.

Given the location and projected path of Tropical Storms Jeanne, and the results of Hurricanes Ivan and Frances, Royal Caribbean International is currently altering the itineraries of several ships and Celebrity Cruises is altering the itinerary of no ships.

We will update this information three times daily ‚?? at 10 a.m., 3 p.m. and 7 p.m.


ROYAL CARIBBEAN CRUISE LINE

Ships sailing from Port Canaveral:

Sovereign of the Seas, currently on its September 20 sailing, will not make its port call in Coco Cay, Bahamas, today. Instead, the ship will make a port call in Miami, Florida, today.

Ships sailing from the Port of Miami:

Majesty of the Seas, currently on its September 20 sailing, will not make its port call in Coco Cay, Bahamas, on Wednesday. Instead, the ship will spend Wednesday at sea.

Navigator of the Seas, currently on its September 18 sailing, will not make its port call in Georgetown, Cayman Islands, on Wednesday. Instead, the ship will spend Wednesday at sea.

Ships sailing from Port Everglades:

Enchantment of the Seas, currently on its September 18 sailing, will not make its port call in Georgetown, Cayman Islands, today. Instead, the ship will make a port call at Labadee, Hispaniola, today.

Ships sailing from the Port of Galveston:

Rhapsody of the Seas, currently on its September 19 sailing, will not make its port call in Georgetown, Cayman Islands, on Thursday. Instead, the ship will make a port call at Costa Maya, Mexico, that day.

CELEBRITY CRUISES

No Celebrity Cruises ships are currently being impacted by tropical weather.

At this time, no other Royal Caribbean International or Celebrity Cruises ships are being impacted by tropical weather. We will continue to closely monitor weather conditions and update this information at 10 a.m. Wednesday.

For More Information About A Cruise Visit our Websites:
Cruising2Mexico.com
Cruising2Tahiti.com
Cruising2Europe.com

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September 19, 2004

C.L.I.A. - Cruise News

CRUISING SUITS LIFESTYLE, DEMANDS OF TODAY‚??S NEW GENERATION OF RETIREES, SAYS CLIA

New York - Today‚??s retirees are more fit, more adventurous and have more time to spare than their predecessors. In their quest for ways to enrich their lives, members of this mature segment of society are discovering that cruises offered by the members of the Cruise Lines International Association (CLIA) are ideally suited for this new phase of their lives.

Members of this growing segment of society ‚?? the Census Bureau projects that by 2007 the number of Americans age 55 and older will grow six times faster than the rest of the population ‚?? tend to be vibrant, active adults, many of whom have retired early, are very health- and fitness-conscious, and want to make the most of their retirement years. They have the time, the ability and the desire to do things they have always wanted to do, whether it is visiting a far-off land, learning a new skill or trying something ‚??adventurous.‚?Ě

‚??Retirees are not merely observers; they are participants ‚?? whether they are exploring Alaska by helicopter or taking an in-depth sightseeing tour of the landmarks of ancient Rome,‚?Ě says Terry L. Dale, president and CEO of CLIA, the North American cruise industry‚??s non-profit marketing and training organization which represents 19 cruise lines and 16,000 travel agencies. ‚??The traditional view of retirement has changed and the cruise industry provides numerous exciting options for these new retirees.‚?Ě

‚??Because many of these individuals have worked many years and saved a lifetime for their retirement, they are very aware of the need to spend their money wisely. That‚??s why a cruise is a great option,‚?Ě adds Dale. ‚??When you compare the cost of a seven-day cruise to a less-inclusive seven-day land option, you likely will find the cruise is less expensive. Many of the items that would be ‚??extras‚?? on a typical vacation ‚?? such as Broadway-style entertainment, meals, snacks, transportation, enrichment classes and other activities ‚?? are generally included in the cost of a cruise.‚?Ě

In addition to the value, cruise lines offer options that make a cruise a perfect fit for retirees. The health-conscious traveler will appreciate the healthy dining options and fitness programs that are tailored to individual ability levels.

Those who have a ‚??to do‚?Ě list for their retirement years can accomplish a great deal during one cruise. With more than 1,800 ports of call in the world from which to choose, a cruise provides the thrill of exploring new places. Shore excursions and pre- and post-cruise packages enable guests to do in-depth sightseeing in some of the world‚??s most exciting and interesting locales.

Onboard enrichment programs allow them to expand their knowledge of such subjects as computers, art, music, politics, literature or take an in-depth look at the destinations they are visiting.

The cruise lines also offer opportunities for guests to be adventurous ‚?? from very active to ‚??soft‚?Ě adventure and everything in between. They can choose to engage in active pursuits or relax. They can also try something new, whether it‚??s an activity, a fitness program or even a culinary experience.

‚??With the 19 CLIA-member cruise lines, the CLIA fleet of nearly 150 ships, the more than 1,800 worldwide destinations visited by cruise ships and the ever-expanding list of amenities available to travelers, it is important that travelers find the cruise that is right for them,‚?Ě says Dale. ‚??The easiest way is to contact a travel agency that is a member of CLIA. By matching consumers with the cruise that is best for them, CLIA agents help ensure they don‚??t come home disappointed.‚?Ě

They can also help find the ideal cruise for retirees to share with their grandchildren or the entire family. Since a cruise has activities for all ages and all interests, everyone will come home from their cruise vacation with fond memories of this shared experience.

‚??These agents are the recognized experts when it comes to sharing the good word about cruise vacations,‚?Ě says Dale. ‚??They have taken advantage of CLIA‚??s extensive ongoing education program, including personal cruise ship inspections and actual cruising experience.‚?Ě

To find a cruise expert to help plan your trip, visit one of our websites:

Cruising2Mexico.com
Cruising2Tahiti.com
Cruising2Europe.com

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Royal Caribbean Cruise Line & Celebrity Cruisews Tropical Storm Update

Tropical Weather Update September 19, 2004 - 7 p.m.

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Royal Caribbean International and Celebrity Cruises continue to closely monitor the path and progress of Tropical Storm Jeanne to ensure our guests enjoy safe and comfortable cruises and to make certain our ships steer clear of the storm. We also continue to monitor our operations resulting from Hurricanes Ivan and 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 Caribbean‚??s private island. Additionally, due to damage caused by Hurricane Ivan, Royal Caribbean International is currently unable to bring its ships to Georgetown, Cayman Islands.

Given the location and projected path of Tropical Storm Jeanne, and the results of Hurricanes Ivan and Frances, Royal Caribbean International is currently altering the itineraries of several ships and Celebrity Cruises is altering the itinerary of no ships.

We will update this information three times daily ‚?? at 10 a.m., 3 p.m. and 7 p.m.


ROYAL CARIBBEAN INTERNATIONAL

Ships sailing from Port Canaveral:

Sovereign of the Seas, is sailing normal Monday and Friday departures from Port Canaveral.

Sovereign of the Seas, currently on its September 17 sailing, will not make its port call in Coco Cay, Bahamas, today. Instead, the ship will spend today at sea.

Sovereign of the Seas, which departs Monday, September 20, on a four-night sailing, will not make its port call in Coco Cay, Bahamas, on Tuesday. Instead, the ship will make a port call in Miami, Florida, that day.

Mariner of the Seas, originally scheduled to depart Port Canaveral on September 12, on a seven-night sailing, made that sailing from the Port of Miami. The ship will now return to Port Canaveral on Sunday morning, September 19. At the conclusion of this sailing, Royal Caribbean will transport guests from Port Canaveral to the Orlando, Fort Lauderdale, and Miami airports, as well as the Port of Miami.

Mariner of the Seas will resume its normal Sunday departures from Port Canaveral starting on Sunday, September 19.

Ships sailing from the Port of Miami:

Majesty of the Seas, currently on its September 17 sailing, will spend today at sea.

Majesty of the Seas, which departs Monday, September 20, on a four-night sailing, will not make its port call in Coco Cay, Bahamas, on Wednesday. Instead, the ship will spend Wednesday at sea.

Navigator of the Seas, currently on its September 18 sailing, will not make its port call in Georgetown, Cayman Islands, on Wednesday. Instead, the ship will spend Wednesday at sea.

Ships sailing from Port Everglades:

Enchantment of the Seas, currently on its September 18 sailing, will not make its port call in Georgetown, Cayman Islands, on Tuesday. Instead, the ship will make a port call at Labadee, Hispaniola, that day.

Ships sailing from the Port of Galveston:

Rhapsody of the Seas, which departs today, on a seven-night sailing, will not make its port call in Georgetown, Cayman Islands, on Thursday. Instead, the ship will make a port call at Costa Maya, Mexico, that day.

Ships sailing from the Port of Los Angeles:

Monarch of the Seas, currently on its September 17 sailing, will make a port call in Ensenada today and return to Los Angeles on Monday, September 20.

CELEBRITY CRUISES

No Celebrity Cruises ships are currently being impacted by tropical weather.

At this time, no other Royal Caribbean International or Celebrity Cruises ships are being impacted by tropical weather. We will continue to closely monitor weather conditions and update this information at 10 a.m. Sunday.

For More Information About A Cruise Visit our Websites:
Cruising2Mexico.com
Cruising2Tahiti.com
Cruising2Europe.com

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September 15, 2004

Royal Caribbean International Cruise Itinerary Update

Tropical Weather Update September 15, 2004 - 7 p.m.

Royal Caribbean International and Celebrity Cruises continue to closely monitor the path and progress of Hurricane Ivan, in the Gulf of Mexico, Tropical Storm Jeanne, in the Caribbean, and Hurricane Javier, off Mexico‚??s west coast. We do this to ensure our guests enjoy safe and comfortable cruises and to make certain our ships steer clear of the storms. We also continue 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 Caribbean‚??s private island. Also, Royal Caribbean International‚??s Mariner of the Seas is currently unable to sail into Port Canaveral, Florida, but will resume its normal Sunday departures from there on September 19.

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. The channel is currently being cleared of the excess sand and Mariner of the Seas will return there this Sunday.

Given the locations and projected paths of Hurricane Ivan, Tropical Storm Jeanne, and Hurricane Javier, Royal Caribbean International is currently altering the itineraries of several ships and Celebrity Cruises is altering the itinerary of one ship.

We will update this information three times daily ‚?? at 10 a.m., 3 p.m. and 7 p.m.

ROYAL CARIBBEAN INTERNATIONAL

Ships sailing from Port Canaveral:

Sovereign of the Seas, normally scheduled to depart Port Canaveral on September 13, on a four-night sailing, made that sailing from Port Everglades. The ship will make a port call in Nassau, Bahamas, today and Thursday, and will return to Port Canaveral on Friday morning, September 17. At the conclusion of this sailing, Royal Caribbean 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.

Mariner of the Seas,originally scheduled to depart Port Canaveral on September 12, on a seven-night sailing, made that sailing from the Port of Miami. The ship will not make its port call in Georgetown, Cayman Islands, today. Instead, the ship will spend today at sea. The ship will now return to Port Canaveral on Sunday morning, September 19. At the conclusion of this sailing, Royal Caribbean will transport guests from Port Canaveral to the Orlando, Fort Lauderdale, and Miami airports, as well as the Port of Miami.

Mariner of the Seas will resume its normal Sunday departures from Port Canaveral starting on Sunday, September 19.

Ships sailing from the Port of Miami:

Explorer of the Seas, currently on its September 12 sailing, will make a port call in Costa Maya, Mexico, today; make a port call in Cozumel, Mexico, on Thursday; make a port call in Belize City, Belize, on Friday; and return to the Port of Miami on Sunday, September 19.

Majesty of the Seas, currently on its September 13 sailing, will spend today at sea; make a port call in Key West, Florida, on Thursday; and return to the Port of Miami on Friday, September 17.

Ships sailing from the Port of Galveston:

Rhapsody of the Seas, currently on its September 12 sailing, will make a port call in Belize City, Belize, today; make a port call in Costa Maya, Mexico, on Thursday; make a port call in Cozumel, Mexico, on Friday; and return to the Port of Galveston on Sunday, September 19.

Ships sailing from Cape Liberty Cruise Port:

Voyager of the Seas, currently on its September 10 sailing, will make a port call in San Juan, Puerto Rico, today; make a port call in Philipsburg, St. Maarten, on Wednesday; make a port call in St. Thomas, U.S. Virgin Islands, on Thursday; and return to Cape Liberty on Sunday, September 19.

Ships sailing from the Port of San Diego:

Legend of the Seas, currently on its September 12 sailing, will not make its port call in Puerto Vallarta, Mexico, on Thursday. The ships will spend the day at sea on Thursday and Friday; make a port call in Ensenada, Mexico, on Saturday; and return to San Diego on Sunday, September 19.
Ships sailing from the Port of Los Angeles

Monarch of the Seas, which departs on Friday, September 17, on a three-night sailing, will not make its port call in Ensenada, Mexico, on Saturday. The ship will spend the day at sea on Saturday; make a port call in Ensenada on Sunday; and return to Los Angeles on Monday, September 19.

CELEBRITY CRUISES

Ships sailing from Port Everglades:

Century, currently on its September 11 sailing, will make a port call in Cozumel, Mexico, today; make a port call at Key West, Florida, on Thursday; and will return to Port Everglades on Saturday, September 18.

At this time, no other Royal Caribbean International or Celebrity Cruises ships are being impacted by tropical weather. We will continue to closely monitor weather conditions and update this information at 10 a.m. Thursday.

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Princess Cruises Hurricane Update

9/15/2004 Hurricane and Tropical Storm Update
September 15, 2004 -- Updated 11:00 am PDT

Princess Cruises is closely monitoring the current and projected path of Hurricane Ivan as well as Tropical Storm Jeanne in order to ensure the safety and comfort of our passengers and crew, which is always our foremost priority. The following is an update of Princess' sailings in the region.

Caribbean Princess Voyage B438

Caribbean Princess departed on an Eastern Caribbean itinerary on September 11. Due to storm warnings for St. Thomas and St. Maarten, Caribbean Princess has been re-routed and is calling instead at Montego Bay today, Wednesday. The new itinerary for the remainder of the voyage is:

Montego Bay (Wed 15 Sep - 8 am to 5 pm), At Sea (Thurs 16 Sep), Nassau (Fri 17 Sep - 8 am to 6:30 pm), Port Everglades (Sat 18 Sep - 7 am)

Golden Princess Voyage 5438

Due to the US Department of State's Travel Warning advising against travel to Grenada in the aftermath of Hurricane Ivan, Golden Princess' sailing departing September 12 has been modified to replace the scheduled port call in Grenada with a call at Dominica.

Because of tropical storm warnings, Golden Princess' current sailing has also been modified to replace St. Kitts with Barbados. The revised itinerary for the remainder of the cruise is:

Barbados (Wed 15 Sep - 7 am to 5 pm), Isla Margarita (Thurs 16 Sep - 8am to 2 pm), Aruba (Fri 17 Sep - 8 am to 6 pm), At Sea (Sat 18 Sep), San Juan (Sun 19 Sep - 6 am)

We are continuing to closely monitor Hurricane Ivan and Tropical Storm Jeanne and will post any updates to this information on our web site.

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Royal Caribbean International Tropical Weather & Cruise Itinerary Update

Tropical Weather Update September 15, 2004 - 3 p.m.

Royal Caribbean International and Celebrity Cruises continue to closely monitor the path and progress of Hurricane Ivan, in the Gulf of Mexico, Tropical Storm Jeanne, in the Caribbean, and Hurricane Javier, off Mexico‚??s west coast. We do this to ensure our guests enjoy safe and comfortable cruises and to make certain our ships steer clear of the storms. We also continue 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 Caribbean‚??s private island. Also, Royal Caribbean International‚??s Mariner of the Seas is currently unable to sail into Port Canaveral, Florida, but will resume its normal Sunday departures from there on September 19.

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. The channel is currently being cleared of the excess sand and Mariner of the Seas will return there this Sunday.

Given the locations and projected paths of Hurricane Ivan, Tropical Storm Jeanne, and Hurricane Javier, Royal Caribbean International is currently altering the itineraries of several ships and Celebrity Cruises is altering the itinerary of one ship.

We will update this information three times daily ‚?? at 10 a.m., 3 p.m. and 7 p.m.

ROYAL CARIBBEAN INTERNATIONAL

Ships sailing from Port Canaveral:

Sovereign of the Seas, normally scheduled to depart Port Canaveral on September 13, on a four-night sailing, made that sailing from Port Everglades. The ship will make a port call in Nassau, Bahamas, today and Thursday, and will return to Port Canaveral on Friday morning, September 17. At the conclusion of this sailing, Royal Caribbean 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.

REVISED: Mariner of the Seas,originally scheduled to depart Port Canaveral on September 12, on a seven-night sailing, made that sailing from the Port of Miami. The ship will not make its port call in Georgetown, Cayman Islands, today. Instead, the ship will spend today at sea. The ship will now return to Port Canaveral on Sunday morning, September 19. At the conclusion of this sailing, Royal Caribbean will transport guests from Port Canaveral to the Orlando, Fort Lauderdale, and Miami airports, as well as the Port of Miami.

REVISED: Mariner of the Seas will resume its normal Sunday departures from Port Canaveral starting on Sunday, September 19.

Ships sailing from the Port of Miami:

Explorer of the Seas, currently on its September 12 sailing, will make a port call in Costa Maya, Mexico, today; make a port call in Cozumel, Mexico, on Thursday; make a port call in Belize City, Belize, on Friday; and return to the Port of Miami on Sunday, September 19.

Majesty of the Seas, currently on its September 13 sailing, will spend today at sea; make a port call in Key West, Florida, on Thursday; and return to the Port of Miami on Friday, September 17.

Ships sailing from the Port of Galveston:

Rhapsody of the Seas, currently on its September 12 sailing, will make a port call in Belize City, Belize, today; make a port call in Costa Maya, Mexico, on Thursday; make a port call in Cozumel, Mexico, on Friday; and return to the Port of Galveston on Sunday, September 19.

Ships sailing from Cape Liberty Cruise Port:

Voyager of the Seas, currently on its September 10 sailing, will make a port call in San Juan, Puerto Rico, today; make a port call in Philipsburg, St. Maarten, on Wednesday; make a port call in St. Thomas, U.S. Virgin Islands, on Thursday; and return to Cape Liberty on Sunday, September 19.

Ships sailing from the Port of San Diego

REVISED: Legend of the Seas, currently on its September 12 sailing, will not make its port call in Puerto Vallarta, Mexico, on Thursday. The ships will spend the day at sea on Thursday and Friday; make a port call in Ensenada, Mexico, on Saturday; and return to San Diego on Sunday, September 19.
Ships sailing from the Port of Los Angeles

REVISED: Monarch of the Seas, which departs on Friday, September 17, on a three-night sailing, will not make its port call in Ensenada, Mexico, on Saturday. The ship will spend the day at sea on Saturday; make a port call in Ensenada on Sunday; and return to Los Angeles on Monday, September 19.

CELEBRITY CRUISES

Ships sailing from Port Everglades:

Century, currently on its September 11 sailing, will make a port call in Cozumel, Mexico, today; make a port call at Key West, Florida, on Thursday; and will return to Port Everglades on Saturday, September 18.

At this time, no other Royal Caribbean International or Celebrity Cruises ships are being impacted by tropical weather. We will continue to closely monitor weather conditions and update this information at 7 p.m. today.

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September 14, 2004

Royal Caribbean International Cruise Itinerary Update

Tropical Weather Update September 14, 2004 - 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 Caribbean‚??s private island. Also, Royal Caribbean International‚??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 Ivan‚??s location and projected path, we are currently altering the itineraries of several Royal Caribbean International ships and of one Celebrity Cruises ship.

We will update this information three times daily ‚?? at 10 a.m., 3 p.m. and 7 p.m.

ROYAL CARIBBEAN INTERNATIONAL

Ships sailing from Port Canaveral:

Sovereign of the Seas, normally scheduled to depart Port Canaveral on Monday on a four-night sailing, made that sailing from Port Everglades. The ship will sail a modified itinerary and will return to Port Canaveral on Friday morning, September 17. At the conclusion of this sailing, the company 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.

Mariner of the Seas, originally scheduled to depart Port Canaveral Sunday on a seven-night sailing, made that sailing from the Port of Miami. The ship will sail its normal itinerary and return to the Port of Miami on Sunday morning, September 19. Royal Caribbean will transport guests to Port Canaveral and the Orlando airport at the conclusion of this sailing. Due to Hurricane Ivan, port calls are subject to change.

Ships sailing from the Port of Miami:

Explorer of the Seas currently on its September 12 sailing, will not make its normally scheduled port call in Belize City, Belize, today. Instead, the ship will spend the day at sea; make a port call in Costa Maya, Mexico, on Wednesday; and make a port call in Cozumel, Mexico, on Thursday. Royal Caribbean is awaiting word from the Cayman Islands regarding Hurricane Ivan‚??s impact there, so Friday‚??s scheduled port call in Georgetown, Cayman Islands, may be cancelled. The ship will return to the Port of Miami on Sunday morning, as scheduled.

Majesty of the Seas departed Miami as scheduled Monday. The ship will make a port call in Nassau, Bahamas, today; spend the day at sea on Wednesday; make a port call in Key West, Florida, on Thursday; and return to the Port of Miami on Friday, September 17.

Ships sailing from the Port of Galveston:

Rhapsody of the Seas currently on its September 12 sailing, will not make its normally scheduled port call in Key West, Florida, today. Instead, the ship will spend the day at sea; make a port call in Belize City, Belize, on Wednesday; make a port call in Costa Maya, Mexico, on Thursday; make a port call in Cozumel, Mexico, on Friday; and return to the Port of Galveston on Sunday, September 19.

Ships sailing from Cape Liberty Cruise Port:

Voyager of the Seas currently on its September 10 sailing, will make a port call in San Juan, Puerto Rico, today; make a port call in Philipsburg, St. Maarten, on Wednesday; make a port call in St. Thomas, U.S. Virgin Islands, on Thursday; spend the day at sea on Friday and Saturday; and return to Cape Liberty on Sunday, September 19.

CELEBRITY CRUISES

Ships sailing from Port Everglades:

Century currently on its September 10 sailing, will make a port call in San Juan, Puerto Rico, today; make a port call in Philipsburg, St. Maarten, on Wednesday; make a port call in St. Thomas, U.S. Virgin Islands, on Thursday; spend the day at sea on Friday and Saturday; and return to Cape Liberty on Sunday, September 19.

At this time, no other Royal Caribbean International or Celebrity Cruises ships are being impacted by tropical weather. We will continue to closely monitor weather conditions and update this information at 10 a.m. Wednesday.

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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 Caribbean‚??s private island. Also, Royal Caribbean International‚??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 Ivan‚??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,¬ģ 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,¬ģ 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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September 12, 2004

Royal Caribbean International Tropical Storm Update

Tropical Weather Update September 12, 2004 - 3 p.m.

Royal Caribbean International and Celebrity Cruises continues 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. The company also continues to monitor its 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 its ships to Freeport, Bahamas; and Coco Cay, Bahamas, Royal Caribbean's private island. Also, Royal Caribbean International'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 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 Ivan's location and projected path, we are currently altering the itineraries of several Royal Caribbean International ships and one Celebrity Cruises ship.

We will update this information three times daily - at 10 a.m., 3 p.m. and
7 p.m.

Click below to view what ships and sailing's were affected.

Royal Caribbean Cruise Line:

Ships sailing from Port Canaveral

Sovereign of the Seas, departed Port Everglades Friday, September 10. The ship is sailing a modified three-night itinerary, visiting Nassau, Bahamas, from 8 a.m. to midnight on Saturday; and spending the day at sea on Sunday.
The ship will now return to Port Everglades on Monday morning, September 13. Royal Caribbean will transport guests from Port Everglades to Port Canaveral and the Orlando airport at the conclusion of this sailing.

Sovereign of the Seas normally scheduled to depart Port Canaveral Monday 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. local time, Monday. The ship will sail a modified itinerary spending the day at sea on Tuesday; make a port call at Nassau, Bahamas, on Wednesday and Thursday; and 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.

Mariner of the Seas, normally scheduled to depart Port Canaveral today on a seven-night sailing, will now make that sailing from the Port of Miami. The ship will depart from the Port of Miami at 5 p.m., local time, today. The ship will sail its normal itinerary and return to the Port of Miami on Sunday morning, September 19. Royal Caribbean will transport guests from Port Canaveral and the Orlando airport to the Port of Miami for this sailing. Guests are requested to arrive at Port Canaveral or the Orlando airport no later than 12:30 p.m. today. At the conclusion of this sailing, the company also will return guests to those locations. Due to Hurricane Ivan, port calls are subject to change.

Ships sailing from the Port of Miami

Majesty of the Seas will spend the day at sea on Sunday.
Majesty of the Seas will modify its September 13 sailing. The ship will depart Miami as scheduled on Monday; make a port call in Nassau, Bahamas, on Tuesday; spend the day at sea on Wednesday; make a port call in Key West, Florida, on Thursday; and return to the Port of Miami on Friday, September 17.
REVISED: Explorer of the Seas will not make its port call at Belize City, Belize, on Tuesday. Instead, the ship will spend the day at sea on Tuesday.

Ships sailing from Cape Liberty Cruise Port Voyager of the Seas currently on its September 10 sailing, will modify its itinerary due to Hurricane Ivan. The ship will spend the day at sea on Sunday; make a port call in Labadee, Hispaniola, on Monday; make a port call in San Juan, Puerto Rico, on Tuesday; make a port call in Philipsburg, St. Maarten, on Wednesday; make a port call in St. Thomas, U.S. Virgin Islands, on Thursday; spend the day at sea on Friday and Saturday; and return to Cape Liberty on Sunday, September 19.

Ships sailing from Port of Galveston

REVISED: Rhapsody of the Seas will not make its port calls at Key West, Florida, on Tuesday; or Georgetown, Cayman Islands, on Thursday. Instead, the ship will spend the day at sea on Tuesday; and make a port call at Belize City, Belize, on Wednesday; and make a port call at Costa Maya, Mexico, on Thursday.

Celebrity Cruises:

Ships sailing from Port Everglades

Century will sail a modified itinerary due to Hurricane Ivan. The ship departed Port Everglades Saturday, September 11. It will spend the day at sea on Sunday; make a port call in Belize City, Belize on Monday; make a port call in Costa Maya, Mexico on Tuesday; make a port call in Cozumel, Mexico, on Wednesday; make a port call in Georgetown, Cayman Islands, on Thursday; spend the day at sea on Friday; and return to Port Everglades on Saturday, September 18.

At this time, no other Royal Caribbean International or Celebrity Cruises ships are being impacted by tropical weather. We will continue to closely monitor weather conditions and update this information at 7 p.m. today.

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Royal Caribbean International Tropical Storm Update

Tropical Weather Update September 12, 2004 10 a.m.

Royal Caribbean International and Celebrity Cruises are closely monitoring 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.
The company also continues to monitor its 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 its ships to Freeport, Bahamas; and Coco Cay, Bahamas, Royal Caribbean's private island. Also, Royal Caribbean International'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 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 Ivan's location and projected path, we are currently altering the itineraries of several Royal Caribbean International ships and one Celebrity Cruises ship.

We will update this information three times daily - at 10 a.m., 3 p.m. and
7 p.m.

Ships sailing from Port Canaveral

Sovereign of the Seas, departed Port Everglades Friday, September 10. The ship is sailing a modified three-night itinerary, visiting Nassau, Bahamas, from 8 a.m. to midnight on Saturday; and spending the day at sea on Sunday.
The ship will now return to Port Everglades on Monday morning, September 13. Royal Caribbean will transport guests from Port Everglades to Port Canaveral and the Orlando airport at the conclusion of this sailing.

REVISED: Sovereign of the Seas normally scheduled to depart Port Canaveral Monday 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. local time, Monday. The ship will sail a modified itinerary spending the day at sea on Tuesday; make a port call at Nassau, Bahamas, on Wednesday and Thursday; and 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.
Mariner of the Seas, normally scheduled to depart Port Canaveral today on a seven-night sailing, will now make that sailing from the Port of Miami. The ship will depart from the Port of Miami at 5 p.m., local time, today. The ship will sail its normal itinerary and return to the Port of Miami on Sunday morning, September 19. Royal Caribbean will transport guests from Port Canaveral and the Orlando airport to the Port of Miami for this sailing. Guests are requested to arrive at Port Canaveral or the Orlando airport no later than 12:30 p.m. today. At the conclusion of this sailing, the company also will return guests to those locations. Due to Hurricane Ivan, port calls are subject to change.

Ships sailing from the Port of Miami

Majesty of the Seas will spend the day at sea on Sunday.
Majesty of the Seas will modify its September 13 sailing. The ship will depart Miami as scheduled on Monday; make a port call in Nassau, Bahamas, on Tuesday; spend the day at sea on Wednesday; make a port call in Key West, Florida, on Thursday; and return to the Port of Miami on Friday, September 17.
Ships sailing from Cape Liberty Cruise Port Voyager of the Seas currently on its September 10 sailing, will modify its itinerary due to Hurricane Ivan. The ship will spend the day at sea on Sunday; make a port call in Labadee, Hispaniola, on Monday; make a port call in San Juan, Puerto Rico, on Tuesday; make a port call in Philipsburg, St. Maarten, on Wednesday; make a port call in St. Thomas, U.S. Virgin Islands, on Thursday; spend the day at sea on Friday and Saturday; and return to Cape Liberty on Sunday, September 19.

Celebrity Cruises

Ships sailing from Port Everglades

Century is sailing a modified itinerary due to Hurricane Ivan. The ship departed Port Everglades Saturday, September 11. It will spend the day at sea on Sunday; make a port call in Belize City, Belize on Monday; make a port call in Costa May, Mexico on Tuesday; make a port call in Cozumel Mexico, on Wednesday; make a port call in Georgetown, Cayman Islands, on Thursday; spend the day at sea on Friday; and return to Port Everglades on Saturday, September 18.

At this time, no other Royal Caribbean International or Celebrity Cruises ships are being impacted by tropical weather. We will continue to closely monitor weather conditions and update this information at 3 p.m. today.

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Norwegian Cruise Line Hurricane Ivan Update

Norwegian Cruise Line continues to closely monitor the path of Hurricane Ivan in order to finalize the itinerary for Norwegian Dawn's cruise commencing September 12, 2004.

The safety and security of our guests and crew is our number one priority. Because of uncertainty regarding the storm's path, the company is delaying announcing any revision to the itinerary until it has all the relevant information.

As things stand, it may be necessary to amend Norwegian Dawn's itinerary next week. The company's contingency itinerary plans are ready and once it has a clearer picture of the storm's path it will announce an itinerary to ensure a safe and enjoyable cruise.

As soon as the company has any further information we will post an update here. The remainder of the fleet is not expected to be affected. Thank you for your patience and understanding.

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September 10, 2004

Royal Caribbean Cruise Itinerary Update

Tropical Weather Update September 10, 2004 - 7 p.m.

Royal Caribbean International and Celebrity Cruises are closely monitoring 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 Port Canaveral, Florida; Freeport, Bahamas; and Coco Cay, Bahamas, Royal Caribbean‚??s private island.

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

We will update this information three times daily ‚?? at 10 a.m., 3 p.m. and 7 p.m.

ROYAL CARIBBEAN INTERNATIONAL

Ships sailing from Port Canaveral

Sovereign of the Seas, normally scheduled to depart Port Canaveral today, September 10, on a three-night sailing, will now make that sailing from Port Everglades. The ship will delay its departure from Port Everglades until 8 p.m., local time, today. The ship will sail a modified itinerary, visiting Nassau, Bahamas, from 8 a.m. to midnight on Saturday. The ship will spend the day at sea on Sunday and will now return to Port Canaveral on Monday morning, September 13. Royal Caribbean will transport guests from Port Canaveral and the Orlando airport to Port Everglades for this sailing. The company also will return guests to the Orlando airport and Port Everglades at the conclusion of this sailing.

Sovereign of the Seas will resume its normal Monday and Friday departures from Port Canaveral starting on Monday, September 13.

Mariner of the Seas, normally scheduled to depart Port Canaveral Sunday, September 12, on a seven-night sailing, will now make that sailing from the Port of Miami. The ship will depart from the Port of Miami at 5 p.m., local time, Sunday. The ship will sail its normal itinerary and return to the Port of Miami on Sunday morning, September 19. Royal Caribbean will transport guests from Port Canaveral and the Orlando airport to the Port of Miami for this sailing. Guests are requested to arrive at Port Canaveral or the Orlando airport no later than 12:30 p.m. on Sunday. The company also will return guests to those locations at the conclusion of this sailing. Due to Hurricane Ivan, port calls are subject to change.

Ships sailing from Port Everglades

Enchantment of the Seas will not make its port call in Key West, Florida, today, and will not make its port call in Cozumel, Mexico, on Saturday. Instead, the ship will spend the day at sea today and will make a port call in Labadee, Hispanola, on Saturday.

Ships sailing from the Port of Baltimore

Grandeur of the Seas will not make its port call in Grand Bahama Island, Bahamas, on Saturday. Instead, the ship will spend the day at sea on Saturday.

Ships sailing from the Port of Miami

Explorer of the Seas will not make its port call in Georgetown, Cayman Islands, today. Instead, it will spend the day at sea today.

Majesty of the Seas will not make its port call in Coco Cay, Bahamas, on Saturday. Instead, the ship will make a port call at Nassau, Bahamas, on Saturday. The ship will spend the day at sea on Sunday.

CELEBRITY CRUISES

Ships sailing from Port Everglades

Century will sail a modified itinerary due to Hurricane Ivan. It will depart Port Everglades on Saturday. It will spend the day at sea on Sunday; make a port call in Belize City, Belize, on Monday; make a port call in Costa Maya, Mexico, on Tuesday; make a port call in Cozumel, Mexico, on Wednesday; make a port call in Georgetown, Cayman Islands, on Thursday; spend the day at sea on Friday; and return to Port Everglades on Saturday, September 18.

At this time, no other Royal Caribbean International or Celebrity Cruises ships are being impacted by tropical weather. We will continue to closely monitor weather conditions and update this information at 10 a.m. on Saturday.

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September 09, 2004

Royal Caribbean International Hurricane Ivan Update

Hurricane Ivan Update
September 9, 2004 -- 7 p.m.
We will update this information on cruisingpower.com three times daily ‚?? at 10 a.m., 3 p.m. and 7 p.m.
Royal Caribbean International and Celebrity Cruises are closely monitoring 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 Port Canaveral, Florida; Freeport, Bahamas; and Coco Cay, Bahamas, Royal Caribbean‚??s private island.

Given Hurricane Ivan‚??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 Friday, September 10, on a three-night sailing, will now make that sailing from Port Everglades. The ship will delay its departure from Port Everglades until 8 p.m., local time, Friday. The ship will sail a modified itinerary, visiting Nassau, Bahamas, from 8 a.m. to midnight on Saturday. The ship will spend the day at sea on Sunday and return to Port Everglades on Monday morning, September 13. Royal Caribbean will transport guests from Port Canaveral and the Orlando airport to Port Everglades for this sailing. The company also will return guests to those locations at the conclusion of this sailing.

Mariner of the Seas, normally scheduled to depart Port Canaveral
Sunday, September 12, on a seven-night sailing, will now make that sailing from the Port of Miami. The ship will delay its departure from the Port of Miami until 8/ p.m., local time, Sunday. The ship will sail its normal itinerary and return to the Port of Miami on Sunday morning, September 19.

Royal Caribbean will transport guests from Port Canaveral and the Orlando airport to the Port of Miami for this sailing. Guests are requested to arrive at Port Canaveral or the Orlando airport no later than 12:30 p.m. on Sunday. The company also will return guests to those locations at the conclusion of this sailing. Due to Hurricane Ivan, port calls are subject to change.

Ships sailing from the Port of San Juan

Adventure of the Seas will not spend today at sea. Instead, the ship
will make a port call at Castries, St. Lucia.

Ships sailing from Port Everglades

Enchantment of the Seas will not make its port call in Key West,
Florida, on Friday, and will not make its port call in Cozumel, Mexico, on Saturday. Instead, the ship will spend the day at sea on Friday and will make a port call in Labadee, Hispanola, on Saturday.

Ships sailing from the Port of Baltimore

Grandeur of the Seas will not make its port call in Grand Bahama
Island, Bahamas, on Saturday. Instead, the ship will spend the day at sea.

Ships sailing from the Port of Miami

Explorer of the Seas will not make its port call in Georgetown,
Cayman Islands, on Friday. Instead, it will spend the day at sea on Friday.

Majesty of the Seas (September 10 sailing) will not make its port
call in Coco Cay, Bahamas, on Saturday. Instead, the ship will make a port call at Nassau, Bahamas, on Saturday. The ship will spend the day at sea on Sunday.

CELEBRITY CRUISES

Ships sailing from Port Everglades

Century will extend its stay in Cozumel, Mexico, until midnight
tonight. It will not make its port call in Key West, Florida, on Friday.
Instead, it will spend the day at sea on Friday.

At this time, no other Royal Caribbean International or Celebrity Cruises ships are being impacted by tropical weather. We will continue to closely monitor weather conditions and update this information at 7 p.m. today.

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Royal Caribbean International Cruise Itinerary Update

Tropical Weather Update September 9, 2004 - 10 a.m.

Royal Caribbean International and Celebrity Cruises are closely monitoring 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 Port Canaveral, Florida; Freeport, Bahamas; and Coco Cay, Bahamas, Royal Caribbean‚??s private island.

Given Hurricane Ivan‚??s location and projected path, we are currently altering the itineraries of several Royal Caribbean International ships and of no Celebrity Cruises ships. Additionally, several Royal Caribbean International ships and one Celebrity Cruises ship are sailing modified itineraries because of Hurricane Frances.

We will update this information three times daily ‚?? at 10 a.m., 3 p.m. and 7 p.m.

ROYAL CARIBBEAN INTERNATIONAL

Ships sailing from Port Canaveral

Sovereign of the Seas, normally scheduled to depart Port Canaveral Friday, September 10, on a three-night sailing, will now make that sailing from Port Everglades. The ship will delay its departure from Port Everglades until 8 p.m., local time, Friday. The ship will sail a modified itinerary, visiting Nassau, Bahamas, from 8 a.m. to midnight on Saturday, and return to Port Everglades on Monday morning September 13. Royal Caribbean will transport guests from Port Canaveral and the Orlando airport to Port Everglades for this sailing. The company also will return guests to those locations at the conclusion of this sailing.

Mariner of the Seas, which normally sails from Port Canaveral, departed the Port of Miami Tuesday night and is sailing a modified itinerary that will conclude on Sunday at the Port of Miami. This was due to Hurricane Frances.

Ships sailing from the Port of San Juan

Adventure of the Seas will not spend today at sea. Instead, the ship will make a port call at Castries, St. Lucia. This is due to Hurricane Ivan.

Ships sailing from Port Everglades

Enchantment of the Seas departed Port Everglades Monday night and is sailing a modified itinerary that will conclude today at Port Everglades. This was due to Hurricane Frances.

Enchantment of the Seas (September 9 sailing) will not make its port call in Cozumel, Mexico, on Saturday. Instead, the ship will make a port call in Nassau, Bahamas. This is due to Hurricane Ivan.

Ships sailing from the Port of Baltimore

Grandeur of the Seas will not make its port call in Grand Bahama Island, Bahamas, on Saturday. Instead, the ship will spend the day at sea. This is due to Hurricane Ivan.

Ships sailing from the Port of Miami

Explorer of the Seas departed the Port of Miami Monday night and is sailing a modified itinerary that will conclude on Sunday at the Port of Miami. This was due to Hurricane Frances.

Majesty of the Seas departed the Port of Miami Monday night and is sailing a modified itinerary that will conclude on Friday at the Port of Miami. This was due to Hurricane Frances.

Navigator of the Seas departed the Port of Miami Monday night and is sailing a modified itinerary that will conclude on Saturday at the Port of Miami. This was due to Hurricane Frances.


CELEBRITY CRUISES

Ships sailing from Port Everglades

Century departed Port Everglades Monday night and is sailing a modified itinerary that will conclude this Saturday at Port Everglades. This was due to Hurricane Frances.

At this time, no other Royal Caribbean International or Celebrity Cruises ships are being impacted by tropical weather. We will continue to closely monitor weather conditions and update this information at 3 p.m. today.

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September 08, 2004

Royal Caribbean International Cruise Itinerary Update

Tropical Weather Update September 8, 2004 - 7 p.m.

Royal Caribbean International and Celebrity Cruises are closely monitoring 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 Port Canaveral, Florida; Freeport, Bahamas; and Coco Cay, Bahamas, Royal Caribbean‚??s private island.

Given Hurricane Ivan‚??s location and projected path, we are currently altering the itineraries of several Royal Caribbean International ships and of no Celebrity Cruises ships. Additionally, several Royal Caribbean International ships and one Celebrity Cruises ship are sailing modified itineraries because of Hurricane Frances.

We will update this information three times daily ‚?? at 10 a.m., 3 p.m. and 7 p.m.

ROYAL CARIBBEAN INTERNATIONAL

Ships sailing from Port Canaveral

Sovereign of the Seas, normally scheduled to depart Port Canaveral Friday, September 10, on a three-night sailing, will now make that sailing from Port Everglades. The ship will delay its departure from Port Everglades until 8 p.m., local time, Friday. The ship will sail a modified itinerary, visiting Nassau, Bahamas, from 8 a.m. to midnight on Saturday, and return to Port Everglades on Monday morning September 13. Royal Caribbean will transport guests from Port Canaveral and the Orlando airport to Port Everglades for this sailing. The company also will return guests to those locations at the conclusion of this sailing.


Mariner of the Seas, which normally sails from Port Canaveral, departed the Port of Miami Tuesday night and is sailing a modified itinerary that will conclude on Sunday at the Port of Miami. This was due to Hurricane Frances.

Ships sailing from the Port of San Juan

Adventure of the Seas will not make its port call in Willemstad, Curacao, today. Instead, the ship will spend today at sea and make a port call at Castries, St. Lucia, on Thursday. This is due to Hurricane Ivan.

Ships sailing from Port Everglades

Enchantment of the Seas departed Port Everglades Monday night and is sailing a modified itinerary that will conclude on Thursday at Port Everglades. This was due to Hurricane Frances. Enchantment of the Seas (September 9 sailing) will not make its port call in Cozumel, Mexico, on Saturday. Instead, the ship will make a port call in Nassau, Bahamas. This is due to Hurricane Ivan.

Ships sailing from the Port of Baltimore

Grandeur of the Seas will not make its port call in Grand Bahama Island, Bahamas, on Saturday. Instead, the ship will spend the day at sea. This is due to Hurricane Ivan.

Ships sailing from the Port of Miami

Explorer of the Seas departed the Port of Miami Monday night and is sailing a modified itinerary that will conclude on Sunday at the Port of Miami. This was due to Hurricane Frances.

Majesty of the Seas departed the Port of Miami Monday night and is sailing a modified itinerary that will conclude on Friday at the Port of Miami. This was due to Hurricane Frances.

Navigator of the Seas departed the Port of Miami Monday night and is sailing a modified itinerary that will conclude on Saturday at the Port of Miami. This was due to Hurricane Frances.

CELEBRITY CRUISES

Ships sailing from Port Everglades

Century departed Port Everglades Monday night and is sailing a modified itinerary that will conclude this Saturday at Port Everglades. This was due to Hrricane Frances.

At this time, no other Royal Caribbean International or Celebrity Cruises ships are being impacted by tropical weather. We will continue to closely monitor weather conditions and update this information at 10 a.m. Thursday.

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Royal Caribbean International - Hurricane Ivan Update

Hurricane Ivan Update September 8, 2004 - 10 a.m.

Royal Caribbean International and Celebrity Cruises are closely monitoring 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.

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

Given Hurricane Ivan‚??s location and projected path, we are currently altering the itineraries of several Royal Caribbean International ships and of no Celebrity Cruises ships. We will update this information three times daily ‚?? at 10 a.m., 3 p.m. and 7 p.m.


Royal Caribbean International

Port of San Juan:

Adventure of the Seas will not make its port call in Willemstad, Curacao, today. Instead, the ship will spend today at sea and make a port call at Castries, St. Lucia, on Thursday

Port Everglades:

Enchantment of the Seas will not make its port call in Cozumel, Mexico, on Saturday. Instead, the ship will make a port call in Nassau, Bahamas.

Port of Baltimore:

Grandeur of the Seas will not make its port call in Grand Bahama Island, Bahamas, on Saturday. Instead, the ship will spend the day at sea.


Celebrity Cruises

No Celebrity Cruises ships are currently being impacted by Hurricane Ivan.

At this time, no other Royal Caribbean International or Celebrity Cruises ships are being impacted by Hurricane Ivan. We will continue to closely monitor the storm and update this information at 3 p.m. today.

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September 07, 2004

Royal Caribbean International Hurricane Frances Update

Hurricane Frances Update September 7, 2004 - 7 p.m.

Royal Caribbean International and Celebrity Cruises continue to closely monitor ship operations in the wake of Hurricane Frances to ensure our guests enjoy safe and comfortable cruises in calm seas and warm, sunny weather.

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 is currently unable to bring its ships to Port Canaveral, Florida; Freeport, Bahamas; and Coco Cay, Bahamas, Royal Caribbean‚??s private island.

We are currently altering the itinerary of several Royal Caribbean International ships and of one Celebrity Cruises ship. We will update this information three times daily ‚?? at 10 a.m., 3 p.m. and 7 p.m.

Royal Caribbean International

Port of Miami:

Explorer of the Seas departed the Port of Miami last night and is sailing a modified itinerary that will conclude on Sunday at the Port of Miami.

Majesty of the Seas departed the Port of Miami last night and is sailing a modified itinerary that will conclude on Friday at the Port of Miami.

Navigator of the Seas departed the Port of Miami last night and is sailing a modified itinerary that will conclude on Saturday at the Port of Miami.

Port Everglades:

Enchantment of the Seas departed Port Everglades last night and is sailing a modified itinerary that will conclude on Thursday at Port Everglades.

Port Canaveral:

Mariner of the Seas is currently docked at the Port of Miami. Guests are being assisted with travel arrangements to return home.

Mariner of the Seas, normally scheduled to depart Port Canaveral last Sunday, on a seven-night sailing, will now make a modified sailing from the Port of Miami. The ship will delay its departure from the Port of Miami until 10 p.m., local time, this evening, and will return to the Port of Miami on the morning of September 12. Guests who sail on this cruise will receive an onboard credit of $500 per stateroom and a certificate for a 50 percent discount on a future Royal Caribbean sailing of seven nights or less, which departs on or before December 15, 2005, excluding holidays. Guests booked on this sailing who cancel their cruise will receive a full refund. Guests who purchased their air transportation through Royal Caribbean should contact the company to have their flights rescheduled. Guests who purchased their own air transportation should contact their airline to reschedule their flights.

Sovereign of the Seas will not make its four night cruise scheduled to depart Port Canaveral yesterday. That sailing is cancelled. Guests booked on that sailing will receive a full refund.

Celebrity Cruises

Port Everglades

Century departed Port Everglades last night and is sailing its modified itinerary that will conclude this Saturday at Port Everglades.

At this time, all other Royal Caribbean International and Celebrity Cruises ships are sailing their normal itineraries. We will continue to closely monitor our operations and update this information at 10 a.m. Wednesday.

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September 06, 2004

Royal Caribbean International - Press Release

HURRICANE FRANCES UPDATE - September 6, 2004 7pm EDT

Royal Caribbean International and Celebrity Cruises continue to closely
monitor ship operations in the wake of Hurricane Frances to ensure our
guests enjoy safe and comfortable cruises in calm seas and warm, sunny
weather.

The safety and comfort of our guests are always the foremost concern of
Royal Caribbean International and Celebrity Cruises.
We are currently altering the itinerary of several Royal Caribbean
International ships and of one Celebrity Cruises ship. We will update this
information three times daily ‚?? at 10 a.m., 3 p.m. and 7 p.m.

Mariner of the Seas will arrive at the Port of Miami Tuesday morning, September 7. Guests will be assisted with travel arrangements to return home.
Mariner of the Seas, normally scheduled to depart Port Canaveral yesterday,
on a seven-night sailing, will now make that sailing from the Port of
Miami. The ship will delay its departure from the Port of Miami until 10
p.m., local time, Tuesday. The ship will sail a modified itinerary that
will return to the Port of Miami on the morning of September 12.

Guests who sail on this cruise will receive an onboard credit of $500 per
stateroom and a certificate for a 50 percent discount on a future Royal
Caribbean sailing of seven nights or less, which departs on or before
December 15, 2005, excluding holidays. Guests booked on this sailing who
cancel their cruise will receive a full refund. Guests who purchased their
air transportation through Royal Caribbean should contact the company to
have their flights rescheduled. Guests who purchased their own air
transportation should contact their airline to reschedule their flights.

· Navigator of the Seas is currently docked at the Port of Miami. The
ship, normally scheduled to depart the Port of Miami last Saturday, on a
seven-night sailing, will delay its departure until 10 p.m., local time,
tonight. The ship will sail a modified itinerary that will end as
originally scheduled. Guests who sail on this cruise will receive an
onboard credit of $500 per stateroom and a certificate for a 50 percent
discount on a future Royal Caribbean sailing of seven nights or less, which
departs on or before December 15, 2005, excluding holidays. Guests booked
on this sailing who cancel their cruise will receive a letter of credit for
the amount paid for the cruise portion of their sailing.

· Enchantment of the Seas is currently docked at Port Everglades. The
ship, normally scheduled to depart Port Everglades last Saturday, on a
five-night sailing, will delay its departure until 10 p.m., local time,
tonight. The ship will sail a modified itinerary that will end on
September 9. Guests who sail on this cruise will receive an onboard credit
of $500 per stateroom and a certificate for a 50 percent discount on a
future Royal Caribbean sailing of seven nights or less, which departs on or
before December 15, 2005, excluding holidays. Guests booked on this
sailing who cancel their cruise will receive a letter of credit for the
amount paid for the cruise portion of their sailing.

· Explorer of the Seas is currently docked at the Port of Miami. The
ship, normally scheduled to depart the Port of Miami yesterday, on a
seven-night sailing, will delay its departure until 10 p.m., local time,
tonight. The ship will sail a modified itinerary that will end September
12. Guests who sail on this cruise will receive an onboard credit of $250
per stateroom and a certificate for a 50 percent discount on a future Royal
Caribbean sailing of seven nights or less, which departs on or before
December 15, 2005, excluding holidays. Guests booked on this sailing who
cancel their cruise will receive a letter of credit for the amount paid for
the cruise portion of their sailing.

· Sovereign of the Seas is currently docked at Port Everglades. Guests
are being assisted with travel arrangements to return home.
Sovereign of the Seas will not make its four night cruise scheduled to
depart Port Canaveral today. That sailing is cancelled. Guests booked on
that sailing will receive a full refund.

· Majesty of the Seas is currently docked at the Port of Miami. The
ship will delay its departure until 8 p.m., local time, tonight.

Celebrity Cruises

· Century is currently docked at Port Everglades. The ship, normally
scheduled to depart Port Everglades last Saturday, on a seven-night
sailing, will delay its departure until 10 p.m., local time, tonight. The
ship will sail a modified itinerary that will end as originally scheduled.
Guests who sail on this cruise will receive an onboard credit of $500 per
stateroom and a certificate for a 50 percent discount on a future Celebrity
sailing of seven nights or less, which departs on or before December 15,
2005, excluding holidays. Guests booked on this sailing who cancel their
cruise will receive a letter of credit for the amount paid for the cruise
portion of their sailing.

At this time, all other Royal Caribbean International and Celebrity Cruises
ships are sailing their normal itineraries. We will continue to closely
monitor our operations and update this information at 10 a.m. Tuesday.

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September 02, 2004

Norwegian Cruise Line - Hurricane Frances Update


Norwegian Cruise Line as temporarily closed its corporate office in Floriday allowing employees and their families time to prepare for Hurricane Frances.

Norwegian Dawn's August 29th voyage has been adjusted, canceling calls at both Great Stirrup Cay and Nassau, replacing them with a visit to Freeport. The remainder of the NCL fleet is unaffected. We will keep you advised of subsequent itinerary adjustments resulting from the storm as necessary.

Customers are to contact their travel agent if they have questions.

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September 01, 2004

Holland America Line - Press Release

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Holland America Line Names Master Chef Rudi Sodamin Culinary Consultant

Seattle ‚?? Holland America Line today announced a partnership with well-known Master Chef Rudi Sodamin to serve as culinary consultant for the company‚??s fleet of five-star ships. Sodamin will be a driving force behind the enhancement of Holland America‚??s already superb dining experience and will spearhead the creation and development of a new line of signature menu items as part of the company‚??s unprecedented $225 million Signature of Excellence initiative.

‚??Chef Sodamin has a long history in the cruise industry and is highly respected as a culinary innovator and leader,‚?Ě said Stein Kruse, president and chief operating officer of Holland America Line.

Through his consulting company, Food Sensation Enterprises, Chef Sodamin will work with Holland America Line‚??s newly created culinary department, headed by Steve Kirsch, director of culinary operations, to help solidify and elevate its renowned dining at sea. Chef Sodamin brings more than 25 years of experience ‚?? including an extensive background in the cruise and hospitality industries ‚?? to this role.

‚??We are excited to have a person of Rudi‚??s caliber assisting us in further developing and enhancing our dining experience,‚?Ě continued Kruse. ‚??Rudi‚??s passion, expertise and knowledge of both cuisine and the cruise industry will be tremendous assets to Holland America Line.‚?Ě

In 2002 Chef Sodaminfounded Food Sensation Enterprises which offers full-service, end-to-end creativity, logistics, leadership and training for food industry businesses. Prior to founding Food Sensation Enterprises, Sodamin spearheaded and tested the first line of proprietary branded food products and menus for a cruise line, in the cruise industry‚??s first test kitchen.

At the age of 23, Chef Sodamin was appointed as Chef de Cuisine on the Norwegian America Cruise Line‚??s luxury liner Vistafjord, becoming the youngest chef in the cruise industry to attain that level of responsibility. He also spent 12 years at Cunard Line as vice president of food and beverage, as well as serving as that company‚??s corporate executive chef. Over his career Sodamin has published eight cookbooks internationally and with international affiliations such as Academy Culinair de France, Master Chef Society and Club de Chefs des Chefs, Sodamin is widely regarded as the leading chef on the seven seas.

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