Holland America Line Official Cruise Line of King Tut Exhibit at Museum of Art Fort Lauderdale

Offers Special Tickets for Cruise Passengers

SEATTLE, Dec. 22 /PRNewswire/ — As the “Official Cruise Line” of the King Tutankhamun and the Golden Age of the Pharaohs exhibit, Holland America Line is offering special VIP tickets in conjunction with all of its cruises arriving at Fort Lauderdale while the Egyptian treasures are on display through Apr. 23, 2006 at the Museum of Art Fort Lauderdale. Fort Lauderdale is the only southeast location in the U.S. to host the King Tutankhamun exhibit, creating a rare opportunity to combine it with a cruise.

Priced at $75 per person, the VIP tickets admit guests to the exhibition at any time during the museum’s open hours and permit front-of-the-line entry with minimal waiting. Also included is an audio tour narrated by famed Egyptian actor Omar Sharif, who provides in-depth description and background for many of the pieces in the exhibit.

The King Tutankhamun exhibit takes approximately 1 1/2 hours to view. Transportation to the Museum of Art Fort Lauderdale is not included in the ticket price. Baggage can be stored in the museum’s bag check area.

Guests on all Holland America Line cruises arriving at Fort Lauderdale can now reserve these special tickets in advance on the company’s shore excursions website for the day of their disembarkation or another day following their cruise. They may be purchased aboard ship, too.

Fort Lauderdale is the main homeport for Holland America Line’s seven-day Eastern and Western Caribbean cruises and 10- to 16-day Southern Caribbean sailings. A total of 10 Holland America Line ships cruise the Caribbean in 2006, including Vista-class ships ms Westerdam and ms Zuiderdam sailing roundtrip from Ft. Lauderdale. Also, many of Holland America Line’s Panama Canal cruises sail roundtrip from Ft. Lauderdale.

For more information on the King Tutankhamun exhibit, visit www.moafl.org. To book VIP exhibit tickets, go to www.hollandamerica.com.

About Holland America Line [a division of Carnival Corporation and plc (NYSE:CCL) (NYSE:and) (NYSE:CUK) ]

With the introduction of the 1,918-passenger ms Noordam in early 2006, Holland America Line’s fleet grows to 13 ships, offering nearly 500 cruises from more than 25 home ports. Itineraries range from two to 108 days and visit all seven continents, including new Australia/New Zealand and Asia sailings, a world cruise and popular sailings to several ports in the Caribbean, Alaska, Mexico and Europe. The ms Noordam also will offer Caribbean sailings in the winter from new homeport New York City.

Holland America Line’s $225 million, fleetwide Signature of Excellence enhancements feature new programs and amenities including the Culinary Arts Center presented by Food & Wine magazine — a state-of-the-art onboard show kitchen where more than 60 celebrated guest chefs and culinary experts will provide cooking demonstrations and classes — Explorations Cafe powered by the New York Times, teens-only activity areas and all new cabin amenities highlighted by flat-panel TVs and plush-top Mariner’s Dream Beds. Signature of Excellence enhancements will be completed on 10 ships at the start of 2006 and all 13 ships by the fall of 2006. For more information, consult a travel agent, call 1-877-SAIL-HAL (877-724-5425) or visit www.hollandamerica.com.

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