News Release

Carnival Corporation & plc to Hold Conference Call on First Quarter Earnings

MIAMI, March 17, 2006 /PRNewswire/ -- Carnival Corporation & plc's (NYSE/LSE: CCL; NYSE: CUK) Vice Chairman and Chief Operating Officer Howard Frank has scheduled a conference call with analysts for 10 a.m. (EST); 3 p.m. (BST), Thursday, March 23, 2006, to discuss the company's first quarter financial results which are expected to be released that morning.

A simulcast of the call will be available via the company's Web sites at and .

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CONTACT: Media US, Tim Gallagher, Carnival Corporation, +1-305-599-2600,
ext. 16000; or UK, Sophie Fitton or Sarah Lindgreen, both of Brunswick Group,
+011-44-20-7404-5959, for Carnival; or Investors, US or UK, Beth Roberts,
Carnival, +1-305-406-4832