MIAMI, Jan. 25, 2006 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- On January 24, 2006 the boards of
directors of Carnival Corporation & plc approved a quarterly dividend to
holders of Carnival Corporation common stock and Carnival plc ordinary shares
of $0.25 per share. The boards approved a record date for the quarterly
dividend of February 17, 2006, and a payment date of March 10, 2006.
Holders of Carnival Corporation common stock or Carnival plc ADSs will
receive the dividend payable in U.S. dollars. The dividend for Carnival plc
ordinary shares will be payable in U.S. dollars or sterling. In the absence
of instructions or elections to the contrary, holders of Carnival plc ordinary
shares will automatically receive the dividend in sterling. Dividends payable
in sterling will be converted from U.S. dollars at the exchange rate quoted by
the Bank of England in London at 12 noon on March 1, 2006. Holders of
Carnival plc ordinary shares wishing to receive their dividend in U.S. dollars
or participate in the Carnival plc Dividend Reinvestment Plan must elect to do
so by February 17, 2006.
Carnival Corporation & plc is the largest cruise vacation group in the
world, with a portfolio of 12 cruise brands in North America, Europe and
Australia, comprised of Carnival Cruise Lines, Holland America Line, Princess
Cruises, Seabourn Cruise Line, Windstar Cruises, AIDA Cruises, Costa Cruises,
Cunard Line, Ocean Village, P&O Cruises, Swan Hellenic, and P&O Cruises
Together, these brands operate 79 ships totaling more than 137,000 lower
berths with 16 new ships scheduled to enter service between February 2006 and
fall 2009. Carnival Corporation & plc also operates the leading tour companies
in Alaska and the Canadian Yukon, Holland America Tours and Princess Tours.
Traded on both the New York and London Stock Exchanges, Carnival Corporation &
plc is the only group in the world to be included in both the S&P 500 and the
FTSE 100 indices.
Additional information on Carnival Corporation & plc is available at
http://www.carnivalcorp.com and http://www.carnivalplc.com .
SOURCE Carnival Corporation & plc
CONTACT: U.S. Media, Tim Gallagher, +1-305-599-2600, ext. 16000; or UK
Media, Sophie Fitton or Sarah Lindgreen, both of Brunswick Group,
+011-44-20-7404-5959, for Carnival; or Investor Relations, U.S. and UK, Beth
Roberts, Carnival Corporation & plc, +1-305-406-4832