Carnival Liberty: The Ultimate European Vacation

European-Inspired Interiors, Exciting Seven-Port, 12-Day Mediterranean Itineraries, Attractive Pricing Add Up to One-of-a-Kind Vacation Experience

MIAMI, March 8 /PRNewswire/ — With its European-inspired interiors celebrating great artisan works, an unforgettable seven-port, 12-day Mediterranean itinerary, and affordable pricing, Carnival Cruise Lines’ new 110,000-ton Carnival Liberty offers the ultimate European vacation.

Currently under construction at the Fincantieri shipyard in Monfalcone, Italy, the 2,974-passenger SuperLiner is slated to debut July 20, 2005, with the first in a series of eight 12-day Mediterranean voyages from Rome (Civitavecchia) — Carnival’s first-ever Mediterranean cruise program.

Carnival Cruise Lines’ Mediterranean voyages are one of the most cost- effective ways to see Europe. Plus, with the high dollar/euro exchange rate, there’s no better way to experience Europe this summer. (Prices for Carnival Liberty’s 12-day Mediterranean cruises start at $1,899 per person based on double occupancy.)

“Not only does the Carnival Liberty offer a distinctive and memorable vacation environment, its value-added features and facilities, and magnificent Mediterranean ports of call make it the ideal vessel for scenic European cruising,” said Bob Dickinson, Carnival president and CEO.

Carnival Liberty’s Mediterranean program will encompass eight 12-day cruises operating round-trip from Rome (Civitavecchia) July 20 – Oct. 12, 2005. The unique seven-port itinerary features some of the most charming and historic cities in Europe, including Naples, Italy; Dubrovnik, Croatia; Venice, Italy (two-day call); Messina, Sicily; Barcelona, Spain; Cannes, France; and Livorno, Italy.

During these cruises, guests can visit popular destinations such as Capri, Taormina, Monte Carlo and Florence. Guests can also extend their European vacation with one- to three-night pre- and post-cruise land packages in Rome.

European-Inspired Interiors

Carnival Liberty will feature an interior design that celebrates the work of fine craftsmen. The central theme is certainly evident in the Grand Villa Garden Atrium, where ironworking, masonry, pottery making and painting come together to create an elegant park-like atmosphere.

The main show lounge, called Venetian Palace, captures the artistic variety and quality for which the fabled Italian city of canals is renowned, while the art of fine tableware is featured in the Gilded and Sterling dining rooms.

Harry’s, the ship’s reservations-only supper club, takes its cue from the magnificent pieces of famed jewelry by designer Harry Winston. Gloves Sports Bar explores the role of leatherworking, particularly as it relates to sports. Body art is the craft featured in the Tattoos Dance Club, and photography in the Paparazzi wine bar.

Value-Added Features

The fourth in Carnival’s highly successful Conquest-class, Carnival Liberty will offer a wide range of signature “Fun Ship” amenities — a 13,300- square-foot spa, expansive children’s and teen facilities, and a multitude of dining options, including two two-deck-high formal restaurants, a 1,400-seat poolside eatery and an intimate reservations-only supper club.

Encompassing 13 passenger decks, Carnival Liberty will also house an Internet cafe, a jogging track, a patisserie, full casino gambling, and a multi-level theater showcasing lavish Vegas-style production shows, just one of several entertainment venues on board.

Of the ship’s 1,479 staterooms, 60 percent will offer either an ocean view or private balcony.

Pricing and Reservations

Space is still available on Carnival Liberty’s 12-day Mediterranean voyages. (Prices start at $1,899 per person based on double occupancy.)

Special rates for third and fourth guests sailing in the same stateroom, as well as round-trip air supplements from more than 170 North American gateways are also available.

Carnival, a unit of Carnival Corporation & plc (NYSE:CCL) (NYSE:CUK) , is the largest and most popular cruise line in the world, with 20 “Fun Ships” operating voyages of three to 16 days in length to the Bahamas, Caribbean, Mexican Riviera, Alaska, Hawaii, Canada, New England and Europe.

The line currently has two 110,000-ton SuperLiners — Carnival Liberty and Carnival Freedom — scheduled to enter service between now and February 2007.

For additional information, contact any travel agent, call 1-800-CARNIVAL or visit

Carnival Cruise Lines is a proud member of the exclusive World’s Leading Cruise Lines. Our exclusive alliance also includes Holland America Line, Princess Cruises, Cunard Line, Costa Cruises, Windstar Cruises and The Yachts of Seabourn. Sharing a passion to please each guest, and a commitment to quality and value, our member lines appeal to a wide range of lifestyles and budgets. Together, we offer exciting and enriching cruise vacations to the world’s most desirable destinations.

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