CARNIVAL’S TRAINING PROGRAMS RECOGNIZED FOR EXCELLENCE Company Earns First Place for ‘Best Mature Corporate University,’ First Place Runner-Up for ‘Most Innovative Industry Resource’ at Annual CUBIC Awards MIAMI (Nov. 21, 2005) – Carnival Cruise Lines’ corporate training efforts have been recognized for excellence at the Human Resources IQ/IQPC Corporate University Best in Class (CUBIC) Awards presented at the organization’s annual conference in Orlando, Fla., earlier this month. Carnival was awarded first place for “Best Mature Corporate University” and first runner-up for “Most Innovative Industry Resource.” The awards were voted on by a panel of judges comprised of corporate university experts and leaders. “Training has played a critical role in Carnival achieving its leadership position in the cruise industry. Considering the tremendous emphasis that we place on training – and its resulting impact on guests’ vacation experience -- receiving these prestigious CUBIC awards is extremely gratifying,” said Roberta Jacoby, Carnival’s senior vice president – air/sea operations and corporate training. Carnival earned first place in the “Best Mature Corporate University” category for its wideranging employee training initiatives, which include a variety of custom-designed, in-house programs and videos delivered to a diversified global workforce of 36,500 aboard 21 cruise ships and within the company’s shoreside corporate offices. The department also produces Carnival’s in-house employee magazine and hosts comprehensive orientation programs for shipboard and shoreside employees and team-building events companywide. Under the direction of its corporate training department, Carnival’s training efforts run the gamut from hospitality, English as a Second Language (ESOL) programs, management and leadership training and government-mandated safety and environmental training designed to help employees enrich their professional and personal lives. Most recently, the company’s corporate training efforts were expanded to include the new “Carnival Corporate University” where business and other organizations can tap into the vast knowledge and expertise of the world’s largest cruise operator through a wide range of fun, interactive workshops and seminars. The “Most Innovative Industry Resource” award acknowledged Carnival’s fleetwide Crew Training Centers (CTC), which provide a wide variety of facilitator-led and self-study courses for shipboard personnel. In addition to serving as the venue for a broad range of industry specific seminars, the CTCs offer more than 500 different computer-based training programs, language courses, books and other resources fleetwide. All shipboard and shoreside training sessions are facilitated by Carnival’s corporate trainers who conduct energetic, thought-provoking seminars utilizing inventive, often unconventional instructional methods that encourage participation – all in an atmosphere conducive to learning and team building. Carnival is the largest and most popular cruise line in the world, with 21 “Fun Ships” operating voyages ranging from three to 16 days in length to the Bahamas, Caribbean, Mexican Riviera, Alaska, Hawaii, Canada, New England, Bermuda and Europe. The line’s fleet will expand with the launch of the 110,000-ton Carnival Freedom, set to debut in February 2007, and an as-yet-unnamed 112,000-ton vessel, scheduled to enter service in spring 2008. For additional information and reservations contact your local travel agent or visit www.carnivalcruise.com. ### 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.