Royal Caribbean Reports Third Quarter Results And Updates 2012 Guidance

   Royal Caribbean Reports Third Quarter Results And Updates 2012 Guidance

  PR Newswire

  MIAMI, Oct. 25, 2012

MIAMI, Oct. 25, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Royal Caribbean Cruises Ltd. (NYSE, OSE:
RCL) today reported better than expected third quarter results and increased
its earnings outlook for full year 2012.

KEY HIGHLIGHTS

  *Results For the Third Quarter 2012: Both close-in booking activity and
    cost controls were stronger than the company anticipated in its previous
    guidance.

       *Net Yields increased 0.1% on a Constant-Currency basis (down 2.4%
         As-Reported);
       *Net Cruise Costs ("NCC") excluding fuel increased 2.0% on a
         Constant-Currency basis (declined 0.2% As-Reported); and
       *Net income was $367.8 million, or $1.68 per share, versus net income
         of $399.0 million, or $1.82 per share, in 2011.

  *Fourth Quarter 2012:

       *Net Yields are expected to increase approximately 1% on both a
         Constant-Currency and As-Reported basis;
       *NCC excluding fuel are expected to be up approximately 1% on a
         Constant-Currency basis and flat to up 1% on an As-Reported basis;
         and
       *Earnings per share are expected to be within a range of ($0.02) to
         $0.08.

  *Full Year 2012:

       *Net Yields are expected to increase approximately 3% on a
         Constant-Currency basis and 1% to 2% on an As-Reported basis;
       *NCC excluding fuel are expected to be up approximately 4% on a
         Constant-Currency basis and up 2% to 3% on an As-Reported basis; and
       *Earnings per share are expected to be within a range of $1.85 to
         $1.95.

"The strong third quarter certainly validates our confidence in our business
model," said Richard D. Fain, chairman and chief executive officer. "Strong
close-in demand and our focus on costs drove substantially better results than
expected. I am especially gratified that we are still seeing price increases
in a year marked by so many external pressures," Fain continued.

Third Quarter 2012 Results Royal Caribbean Cruises Ltd. today announced third
quarter 2012 net income of $367.8 million, or $1.68 per share, versus income
of $399.0 million, or $1.82 per share, in the third quarter of 2011.

Close-in bookings for the third quarter across most itineraries — including
Europe — were stronger than anticipated, resulting in a Net Yield increase of
0.1% on a Constant-Currency basis. NCC excluding fuel were also better than
anticipated and increased 2.0% on a Constant-Currency basis (declined 0.2%
As-Reported). Approximately 200 basis points of the Net Yield improvement and
approximately 220 basis points of the NCC excluding fuel increases during the
quarter relate to previously announced deployment initiatives and changes to
the company's international distribution system.

Bunker pricing net of hedging for the third quarter was $639 per metric ton
and consumption was 334,200 metric tons.

Outlook

Fourth Quarter 2012 As the company anticipated in February, the tragedy in
Italy had its biggest yield impact in the second and third quarters of the
year. The effect of the incident on bookings has continued to wane and fourth
quarter 2012 Net Yields are expected to increase approximately 1% on both
Constant-Currency and As-Reported bases. Excluding previously referenced
deployment initiatives and changes to the company's international distribution
system, Net Yields for the quarter are expected to be approximately flat.

For the fourth quarter of 2012, NCC excluding fuel are expected to be up
approximately 1% on a Constant-Currency basis and flat to up 1% on an
As-Reported basis. Excluding the deployment initiatives and changes to the
company's international distribution system, NCC excluding fuel are expected
to be approximately flat on both a Constant-Currency and As-Reported basis.

Full Year 2012 The company increased its guidance for full year earnings per
share by $0.15 to a range of $1.85 to $1.95. This increase has been mainly
driven by stronger than anticipated revenue (+$0.06 per share) and expense
reduction (+$0.06 per share). The remaining $0.03 per share improvement is
principally due to currency benefits net of oil price increases.

For the full year of 2012, Net Yields are expected to increase approximately
3% on a Constant-Currency basis and to be up 1% to 2% on an As-Reported basis.
Approximately 200-250 basis points of the expected improvement in Net Yields
relates to deployment initiatives and changes to the company's international
distribution system.

For the full year, NCC excluding fuel are expected to increase approximately
4% on a Constant-Currency basis (up 2% to 3% As-Reported). Excluding
deployment initiatives and changes to the company's distribution system,
Constant-Currency NCC excluding fuel are expected to be flat to up 1%.

Capacity Additions The company noted that it is engaged in negotiations for
the possible construction of an Oasis-type newbuild that would be delivered in
middle to late 2016. While the company has not entered into any agreement at
this time, it hopes to do so before year's end. The new ship is expected to
cost less on a per berth basis than either of the first two Oasis-class
vessels.

"The Oasis of the Seas and Allure of the Seas have proven themselves to be
exceptionally attractive ships by generating the highest guest satisfaction
ratings in the fleet coupled with very compelling financial returns," said
Richard D. Fain, chairman and chief executive officer. Fain continued,
"Ordering another such ship for delivery in 2016, at a lower cost, with better
energy efficiency is very consistent with our balanced goals of prudent
growth, return improvement and debt reduction."

2013 Outlook The company noted that while it is very early in the 2013
bookings cycle and visibility at this time is limited, the company is
encouraged by the trends so far. For the year 2013, booked load factors and
average per diems are both slightly higher currently than at this same time
last year. This is particularly encouraging in light of the fact that these
prior year comparisons relate to bookings before the Costa Concordia incident
which occurred in January 2012.

FUEL EXPENSE & GUIDANCE SUMMARY

Fuel Expense The company does not forecast fuel prices, and its fuel cost
calculations are based on current at-the-pump prices, net of hedging impacts.
Based on today's fuel prices the company has included $229 million and $910
million of fuel expense in its fourth quarter 2012 and full year 2012
guidance, respectively.

Forecasted consumption is now 58% hedged via swaps for the remainder of 2012
and 54%, 45%, 25% and 7% hedged for 2013, 2014, 2015 and 2016, respectively.
For the same five-year period, the average cost per metric ton of the hedge
portfolio is approximately $522, $568, $623, $610 and $582, respectively.

During the third quarter the company fully liquidated its previously disclosed
WTI fuel option portfolio resulting in a $1.8 million gain. Year-to-date
through September, the company has recorded a net loss of $5.7 million on this
portfolio.

The company provided the following fuel statistics for the fourth quarter and
full year 2012:

          FUEL STATISTICS           Fourth Quarter 2012 Full Year 2012
  Fuel Consumption (metric tons)          344,000         1,363,000
           Fuel Expenses               $229 million      $910 million
 Percent Hedged (fwd consumption)           58%              58%
Impact of 10% change in fuel prices     $9 million      $9 million

The company provided the following additional guidance for the fourth quarter
and full year of 2012:

          GUIDANCE                As-Reported       Constant-Currency
                                         Fourth Quarter 2012
         Net Yields                Approx. 1%           Approx. 1%
  Net Cruise Costs per APCD        Approx. 2%            2% to 3%
 Net Cruise Costs per APCD,

       excluding Fuel              Flat to 1%           Approx. 1%
                                           Full Year 2012
         Net Yields                 1% to 2%            Approx. 3%
  Net Cruise Costs per APCD         5% to 6%            Approx. 7%
 Net Cruise Costs per APCD,

       excluding Fuel               2% to 3%           Approx. 4%
                              Fourth Quarter 2012     Full Year 2012
      Capacity Increase                       1.4%                 1.4%
Depreciation and Amortization $185 to $195 million $725 to $735 million
    Interest Expense, net      $80 to $90 million  $330 to $340 million
             EPS                ($0.02) to $0.08      $1.85 to $1.95
Exchange rates used in guidance calculations
                               Current – October     Previous - July
EUR                                  $1.30                $1.21
GBP                                  $1.61                $1.55

CAD                                  $0.99                $0.98

BRL                                  $0.49                $0.49

AUD                                  $1.04                $1.03

Liquidity and Financing Arrangements As of September 30, 2012, liquidity was
$1.9 billion, including cash and the undrawn portion of the company's
unsecured credit facilities. As previously disclosed, the company has taken a
number of actions this year to augment liquidity in advance of its 2013 and
2014 scheduled debt maturities, including increasing the size of its revolving
credit facility due July 2016 by $233 million and establishing a €365 million
5-year unsecured delayed-draw bank facility. More recently, the company
further bolstered its liquidity through a new $290 million 3 ½ year unsecured
bank facility. In part, this additional liquidity was used for the early
extinguishment of €255 million (or approximately 25%) of the company's €1.0
billion senior notes due in January 2014.

The company also has committed unsecured financing for its remaining
newbuilds. The company noted that scheduled debt maturities for 2012, 2013 and
2014 are now $600 million, $1.5 billion and $1.5 billion, respectively.

Capital Expenditures and Capacity Guidance Based on current ship orders,
projected capital expenditures for 2012, 2013, 2014 and 2015 are $1.3 billion,
$600 million, $1.1 billion and $1.0 billion, respectively.

Capacity increases for 2012, 2013, 2014 and 2015 are 1.4%, 1.3%, 1.0% and
6.5%, respectively.

Conference Call Scheduled The company has scheduled a conference call at 10
a.m. Eastern Daylight Time today to discuss its earnings. This call can be
heard, either live or on a delayed basis, on the company's investor relations
web site at www.rclinvestor.com .

Selected Operational and Financial Metrics

Available Passenger Cruise Days ("APCD") APCD is our measurement of capacity
and represents double occupancy per cabin multiplied by the number of cruise
days for the period. We use this measure to perform capacity and rate analysis
to identify the main non-capacity drivers that cause our cruise revenues and
expenses to vary.

Constant-Currency We believe Net Yields and Net Cruise Costs are our most
relevant non-GAAP financial measures. However, a significant portion of our
revenue and expenses are denominated in currencies other than the United
States dollar. Because our reporting currency is the United States dollar, the
value of these revenues and expenses in US dollars will be affected by changes
in currency exchange rates. Although such changes in local currency prices is
just one of many elements impacting our revenues and expenses, it can be an
important element. For this reason, we also monitor Net Yields and Net Cruise
Costs on a "Constant-Currency" basis – i.e. as if the current period's
currency exchange rates had remained constant with the comparable prior
period's rates. We calculate "Constant-Currency" by applying the average prior
year period exchange rates for each of the corresponding months of the
reported and/or forecasted period, so as to calculate what the results would
have been had exchange rates been the same throughout both periods. We do not
make predictions about future exchange rates and use current exchange rates
for calculations of future periods. It should be emphasized that the use of
Constant-Currency is primarily used by us for comparing short-term changes
and/or projections.

Over the longer term, changes in guest sourcing and shifting the amount of
purchases between currencies significantly change the impact of the purely
currency-based fluctuations.

Gross Cruise Costs Gross Cruise Costs represent the sum of total cruise
operating expenses plus marketing, selling and administrative expenses.

Gross Yields Gross Yields represent total revenues per APCD.

Net Cruise Costs and Net Cruise Costs Excluding Fuel Net Cruise Costs and Net
Cruise Costs Excluding Fuel represent Gross Cruise Costs excluding
commissions, transportation and other expenses and onboard and other expenses
and, in the case of Net Cruise Costs Excluding Fuel, fuel. In measuring our
ability to control costs in a manner that positively impacts net income, we
believe changes in Net Cruise Costs and Net Cruise Costs Excluding Fuel to be
the most relevant indicators of our performance. A reconciliation of
historical Gross Cruise Costs to Net Cruise Costs and Net Cruise Costs
Excluding Fuel is provided below under Results of Operations. We have not
provided a quantitative reconciliation of projected Gross Cruise Costs to
projected Net Cruise Costs and projected Net Cruise Costs Excluding Fuel due
to the significant uncertainty in projecting the costs deducted to arrive at
these measures. Accordingly, we do not believe that reconciling information
for such projected figures would be meaningful.

Net Debt-to-Capital Net Debt-to-Capital is a ratio which represents total
long-term debt, including the current portion of long-term debt, less cash and
cash equivalents ("Net Debt") divided by the sum of Net Debt and total
shareholders' equity. We believe Net Debt and Net Debt-to-Capital, along with
total long-term debt and shareholders' equity are useful measures of our
capital structure.

Net Revenues Net Revenues represent total revenues less commissions,
transportation and other expenses and onboard and other expenses.

Net Yields Net Yields represent Net Revenues per APCD. We utilize Net Revenues
and Net Yields to manage our business on a day-to-day basis as we believe that
it is the most relevant measure of our pricing performance because it reflects
the cruise revenues earned by us net of our most significant variable costs,
which are commissions, transportation and other expenses and onboard and other
expenses. We have not provided a quantitative reconciliation of projected
Gross Yields to projected Net Yields due to the significant uncertainty in
projecting the costs deducted to arrive at this measure. Accordingly, we do
not believe that reconciling information for such projected figures would be
meaningful.

Occupancy Occupancy, in accordance with cruise vacation industry practice, is
calculated by dividing Passenger Cruise Days by APCD. A percentage in excess
of 100% indicates that three or more passengers occupied some cabins.

Passenger Cruise Days Passenger Cruise Days represent the number of passengers
carried for the period multiplied by the number of days of their respective
cruises.

Royal Caribbean Cruises Ltd. (NYSE,OSE: RCL) is a global cruise vacation
company that owns Royal Caribbean International, Celebrity Cruises,
Pullmantur, Azamara Club Cruises and CDF Croisieres de France, as well as TUI
Cruises through a 50 percent joint venture. Together, these six brands operate
a combined total of 41 ships with three under construction. They operate
diverse itineraries around the world that call on approximately 460
destinations on all seven continents. Additional information can be found on
www.royalcaribbean.com , www.celebritycruises.com , www.pullmantur.es ,
www.azamaraclubcruises.com , www.cdfcroisieresdefrance.com or
www.rclinvestor.com .

Certain statements in this release relating to, among other things, our future
performance constitute forward-looking statements under the Private Securities
Litigation Reform Act of 1995. These statements include, but are not limited
to, statements regarding expected financial results for the fourth quarter and
full year 2012 and the costs and yields expected in 2012 and other future
periods. Words such as "anticipate," "believe," "could," "estimate," "expect,"
"goal," "intend," "may," "plan," "project," "seek," "should," "will," and
similar expressions are intended to identify these forward-looking statements.
Forward-looking statements reflect management's current expectations, are
inherently uncertain and are subject to risks, uncertainties and other
factors, which could cause our actual results, performance or achievements to
differ materially from the future results, performance or achievements
expressed or implied in those forward-looking statements. Examples of these
risks, uncertainties and other factors include, but are not limited to the
following: the impact of the economic environment on the demand for cruises,
the impact of the economic environment on our ability to generate cash flows
from operations or obtain new borrowings from the credit or capital markets in
amounts sufficient to satisfy our capital expenditures, debt repayments and
other financing needs, the uncertainties of conducting business
internationally and expanding into new markets, changes in operating and
financing costs, vacation industry competition and changes in industry
capacity and overcapacity, emergency ship repairs, including the related lost
revenue, the impact of ship delivery delays, ship cancellations or ship
construction price increases, financial difficulties encountered by shipyards
or their subcontractors and incidents or adverse publicity concerning the
cruise vacation industry such as the Costa Concordia casualty and the
unavailability or cost of air service.

More information about factors that could affect our operating results is
included under the captions "Risk Factors" and "Management's Discussion and
Analysis of Financial Condition and Results of Operations" in our most recent
annual report on Form 10-K and subsequent quarterly reports on Form 10-Q,
copies of which may be obtained by visiting our Investor Relations web site at
www.rclinvestor.com or the SEC's web site at www.sec.gov . Undue reliance
should not be placed on the forward-looking statements in this release, which
are based on information available to us on the date hereof. We undertake no
obligation to publicly update or revise any forward-looking statements,
whether as a result of new information, future events or otherwise.

Non-GAAP Measures of Financial Performance This press release includes certain
non-GAAP financial measures as defined under Securities and Exchange
Commission rules, which we believe provide useful information to investors as
a supplement to our consolidated financial statements which are prepared and
presented in accordance with generally accepted accounting principles, or
GAAP.

The presentation of non-GAAP financial information is not intended to be
considered in isolation or as a substitute for, or superior to, the financial
information prepared and presented in accordance with GAAP. These measures may
be different from non-GAAP measures used by other companies. In addition,
these non-GAAP measures are not based on any comprehensive set of accounting
rules or principles. Non-GAAP measures have limitations in that they do not
reflect all of the amounts associated with our results of operations as do the
corresponding GAAP measures.

A reconciliation to the most comparable GAAP measure of all non-GAAP financial
measures included in this press release can be found in the tables included at
the end of this press release.

Financial Tables Follow

                       ROYAL CARIBBEAN CRUISES LTD.
          CONSOLIDATED STATEMENTS OF COMPREHENSIVE INCOME (LOSS)
             (unaudited; in thousands, except per share data)
                              Quarter Ended          Nine Months Ended
                              September 30,             September 30,
                            2012         2011         2012         2011
 Passenger ticket
 revenues                $ 1,635,033  $ 1,734,328  $ 4,319,478  $ 4,257,634
 Onboard and other
 revenues                    591,357      587,666    1,562,396    1,504,228
    Total revenues         2,226,390    2,321,994    5,881,874    5,761,862
 Cruise operating
 expenses:
    Commissions,
    transportation and
    other                    366,100      405,674      994,535      984,397
    Onboard and other        166,356      181,604      404,932      419,032
    Payroll and related      201,644      210,535      618,277      613,816
    Food                     111,315      113,319      334,240      312,550
    Fuel                     213,434      202,478      680,389      556,667
    Other operating          289,476      291,690      867,078      805,284
        Total cruise
        operating
        expenses           1,348,325    1,405,300    3,899,451    3,691,746
 Marketing, selling and
 administrative expenses     243,877      231,761      756,049      722,157
 Depreciation and
 amortization expenses       182,051      177,191      541,957      522,493
 Operating Income            452,137      507,742      684,417      825,466
 Other income (expense):
    Interest income            4,744        7,070       16,062       17,329
    Interest expense,
    net of interest
    capitalized             (84,977)     (98,198)    (266,749)    (291,791)
    Extinguishment of
    unsecured senior
    notes                    (7,485)            -      (7,485)            -
    Other income
    (expense)                  3,360     (17,656)     (15,155)       19,855
                            (84,358)    (108,784)    (273,327)    (254,607)
 Net Income              $   367,779  $   398,958  $   411,090  $   570,859
 Earnings Per Share:
 Basic                   $      1.69  $      1.84  $      1.89  $      2.63
 Diluted                 $      1.68  $      1.82  $      1.87  $      2.60
 Weighted-Average Shares
 Outstanding:
 Basic                       217,940      217,105      217,797      216,883
 Diluted                    219,296      218,934      219,263      219,315

 Comprehensive Income (Loss)
 Net Income                  $ 367,779  $   398,958  $  411,090  $  570,859
 Other comprehensive income
 (loss):
   Foreign currency
   translation adjustments       1,331     (43,786)     (7,690)     (4,397)
   Change in defined benefit
   plans                             -            -           -       (216)
   Gain (loss) on cash flow
   derivative hedges            81,322    (255,015)    (59,460)    (46,240)
      Total other
      comprehensive income
      (loss)                    82,653    (298,801)    (67,150)    (50,853)
 Comprehensive Income        $ 450,432  $   100,157  $  343,940  $  520,006

                             STATISTICS
                         Quarter Ended        Nine Months Ended
                           September 30,          September 30,
                        2012        2011      2012            2011
Passengers Carried    1,246,730  1,247,574  3,707,423       3,648,063
Passenger Cruise Days 9,203,801  9,255,801 26,401,129      26,039,146
APCD                  8,581,222  8,575,926 25,061,920      24,714,236
Occupancy                107.3%     107.9%    105.3%           105.4%

                         ROYAL CARIBBEAN CRUISES LTD.
                         CONSOLIDATED BALANCE SHEETS
                      (in thousands, except share data)
                                                        As of
                                            September 30,     December 31,
                                                 2012             2011
                                             (unaudited)
 Assets
 Current assets
  Cash and cash equivalents                $    241,237  $    262,186
  Trade and other receivables, net                  301,110          292,447
  Inventories                                       143,954          144,553
  Prepaid expenses and other assets                 249,080          185,460
  Derivative financial instruments                   97,799           84,642
   Total current assets                         1,033,180          969,288
 Property and equipment, net                     16,820,816       16,934,817
 Goodwill                                           742,466          746,537
 Other assets                                     1,071,760        1,153,763
                                             $  19,668,222    $ 19,804,405
 Liabilities and Shareholders' Equity
 Current liabilities
  Current portion of long-term debt         $   1,154,948  $    638,891
  Accounts payable                                  361,094          304,623
  Accrued interest                                  119,847          123,853
  Accrued expenses and other liabilities            605,699          564,272
  Customer deposits                               1,584,597        1,436,003
   Total current liabilities                    3,826,185        3,067,642
 Long-term debt                                   6,623,920        7,856,962
 Other long-term liabilities                        515,456          471,978
 Commitments and contingencies
 Shareholders' equity
  Preferred stock ($0.01 par value;
  20,000,000 shares authorized; none
  outstanding)                                           -                -
  Common stock ($0.01 par value;
  500,000,000 shares authorized;
  228,384,628 and 227,366,165 shares
  issued, September 30, 2012 and December
  31, 2011, respectively)                             2,284            2,276
  Paid-in capital                                 3,093,326        3,071,759
  Retained earnings                               6,163,842        5,823,430
  Accumulated other comprehensive loss            (143,087)         (75,938)
  Treasury stock (10,308,683 common
  shares at  cost, September 30, 2012
  and December 31, 2011)                          (413,704)        (413,704)
   Total shareholders' equity                   8,702,661        8,407,823
                                             $  19,668,222    $ 19,804,405

                         ROYAL CARIBBEAN CRUISES LTD.
                    CONSOLIDATED STATEMENTS OF CASH FLOWS
                          (unaudited, in thousands)
                                                        Nine Months Ended
                                                          September 30,
                                                        2012         2011
 Operating Activities
 Net income                                          $  411,090  $  570,859
 Adjustments:
      Depreciation and amortization                      541,957      522,493
      Loss (gain) on fuel call options                     5,671     (11,701)
      Loss on extinguishment of debt                       7,485            -
 Changes in operating assets and liabilities:
      Decrease in trade and other receivables, net        42,484       55,062
      Decrease (increase) in inventories                     423     (25,490)
      Increase in prepaid expenses and other assets     (39,410)     (72,538)
      Increase in accounts payable                        46,836       74,498
      Decrease in accrued interest                       (2,305)     (14,370)
      Increase in accrued expenses and other
      liabilities                                        11,688       34,380
      Increase in customer deposits                       80,993       97,089
 Cash received on settlement of derivative
 financial instruments                                    69,684            -
 Dividends received from unconsolidated affiliate              -       21,147
 Other, net                                              (4,340)       21,289
 Net cash provided by operating activities             1,172,256    1,272,718
 Investing Activities
 Purchases of property and equipment                  (429,309)  (1,030,102)
 Cash received on settlement of derivative
 financial instruments                                    19,058       20,172
 Loan to unconsolidated affiliate                              -    (110,660)
 Cash payments received on loan to unconsolidated
 affiliate                                                23,512            -
 Proceeds from the sale of ships                           9,811      345,000
 Other, net                                              (6,395)          352
 Net cash used in investing activities                 (383,323)    (775,238)
 Financing Activities
 Debt proceeds                                           915,000    1,408,368
 Debt issuance costs                                    (48,190)     (80,619)
 Repayments of debt                                  (1,263,769)  (1,786,414)
 Extinguishment of unsecured senior notes              (344,150)            -
 Dividends paid                                         (65,293)     (21,707)
 Proceeds from exercise of common stock options            3,703       18,947
 Other, net                                                1,228       10,413
 Net cash used in financing activities                 (801,471)    (451,012)
 Effect of exchange rate changes on cash                 (8,411)     (14,937)
 Net (decrease) increase in cash and cash
 equivalents                                            (20,949)       31,531
 Cash and cash equivalents at beginning of period        262,186      419,929
 Cash and cash equivalents at end of period          $  241,237  $  451,460
 Supplemental Disclosure
 Cash paid during the period for:
      Interest, net of amount capitalized            $  242,680  $  269,625

                                   ROYAL CARIBBEAN CRUISES LTD.

                                 NON-GAAP RECONCILING INFORMATION

                                            (unaudited)
 Gross Yields and Net Yields were calculated as follows (in thousands, except APCD
 and Yields):
                            Quarter Ended                          Nine Months Ended
                             September 30,                            September 30,
                               2012 On a                                2012 On a
                               Constant                                  Constant
                               Currency                                  Currency
                    2012         basis        2011           2012         basis          2011
 Passenger
 ticket revenues $ 1,635,033  $ 1,685,476    1,734,328   $  4,319,478  $  4,423,497  $  4,257,634
 Onboard and
 other revenues      591,357      602,293      587,666      1,562,396     1,582,510     1,504,228
 Total revenues    2,226,390    2,287,769    2,321,994      5,881,874     6,006,007     5,761,862
 Less:
  Commissions,
  transportation
  and other          366,100      378,173      405,674        994,535     1,021,262       984,397
  Onboard and
  other              166,356      172,260      181,604        404,932       414,498       419,032
 Net revenues    $ 1,693,934  $ 1,737,336  $ 1,734,716   $  4,482,407  $  4,570,247  $  4,358,433
 APCD              8,581,222    8,581,222    8,575,926     25,061,920    25,061,920    24,714,236
 Gross Yields    $    259.45  $    266.60  $    270.76   $     234.69  $     239.65  $     233.14
 Net Yields      $    197.40  $    202.46  $    202.28   $     178.85  $     182.36  $     176.35
 Gross Cruise Costs, Net Cruise Costs and Net Cruise Costs Excluding Fuel were calculated as
 follows (in thousands, except APCD and costs per APCD):

                            Quarter Ended                          Nine Months Ended
                             September 30,                            September 30,
                               2012 On a                                2012 On a
                               Constant                                  Constant
                               Currency                                  Currency
                    2012         basis        2011           2012         basis          2011
 Total cruise
 operating
 expenses        $ 1,348,325  $ 1,377,772  $ 1,405,300   $  3,899,451  $  3,968,593  $  3,691,746
 Marketing,
 selling and
 administrative
 expenses            243,877      250,433      231,761        756,049       772,547       722,157
 Gross Cruise
 Costs             1,592,202    1,628,205    1,637,061      4,655,500     4,741,140     4,413,903
 Less:
  Commissions,
  transportation
  and other          366,100      378,173      405,674        994,535     1,021,262       984,397
  Onboard and
  other              166,356      172,260      181,604        404,932       414,498       419,032
 Net Cruise
 Costs           $ 1,059,746  $ 1,077,772  $ 1,049,783   $  3,256,033  $  3,305,380  $  3,010,474
 Less:
  Fuel               213,434      213,557      202,478        680,389       685,280       556,667
 Net Cruise
 Costs Excluding
 Fuel            $   846,312  $   864,215  $   847,305   $  2,575,644  $  2,620,100  $  2,453,807
 APCD              8,581,222    8,581,222    8,575,926     25,061,920    25,061,920    24,714,236
 Gross Cruise
 Costs per APCD  $    185.54  $    189.74  $    190.89   $     185.76  $     189.18  $     178.60
 Net Cruise
 Costs per APCD  $    123.50  $    125.60  $    122.41   $     129.92  $     131.89  $     121.81
 Net Cruise
 Costs Excluding
 Fuel per APCD  $     98.62  $    100.71  $     98.80   $     102.77  $     104.55  $      99.29
 Net Debt-to-Capital was calculated as follows (in
 thousands):

                                                    As of
                                         September 30,  December 31,
                                             2012           2011
 Long-term debt, net of current portion  $  6,623,920  $  7,856,962
 Current portion of long-term debt          1,154,948       638,891
 Total debt                                 7,778,868     8,495,853
 Less: Cash and cash equivalents              241,237       262,186
 Net Debt                                $  7,537,631  $  8,233,667
 Total shareholders' equity               $  8,702,661  $  8,407,823
 Total debt                                 7,778,868     8,495,853
 Total debt and shareholders' equity        16,481,529    16,903,676
 Debt-to-Capital                                47.2%         50.3%
 Net Debt                                   7,537,631     8,233,667
 Net Debt and shareholders' equity        $ 16,240,292  $ 16,641,490
 Net Debt-to-Capital                            46.4%         49.5%

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