CARNIVAL PLC: Dividend Declaration

Carnival Corporation & plc Re-establishes $1 Billion Share Repurchase Program; 
Declares Quarterly Dividend  
MIAMI, Jan. 17, 2013 -- Carnival Corporation & plc (NYSE/LSE: CCL; NYSE: CUK) 
announced that it has 
renewed its authorization for the repurchase of up to $1 billion of its common 
stock and declared a quarterly 
dividend of $0.25 per share. 
The company has repurchased two million shares of Carnival Corporation common 
stock valued at $78 million 
since the start of fiscal 2013, bringing the total amount purchased to date 
under the September 2007 $1 billion 
authorization to $835 million. Yesterday, the company's board of directors 
increased the remaining $165 million 
repurchase authorization to $1 billion.   
"Our ongoing share repurchase program demonstrates our continued confidence in 
the earnings power of our 
global brands," said Micky Arison, Carnival Corporation & plc chairman and CEO. 
 "We remain committed to 
increasing shareholder returns through a combination of dividend distributions 
and opportunistic share 
repurchases," he added.   
The share repurchase authorization covers both Carnival Corporation common 
stock traded on the New York 
Stock Exchange and Carnival plc ordinary shares traded on the London Stock 
Exchange. Repurchases will take 
place in the open market or privately negotiated transactions in accordance 
with applicable laws, rules and 
regulations. The stock repurchase is subject to prevailing market conditions 
and other considerations. 
The board approved a record date for the quarterly dividend of February 22, 
2013 with a payment date of March 
15, 2013. Holders of Carnival Corporation common stock and 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, 2013.  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 22, 2013.  
Carnival Corporation & plc is the largest cruise company in the world, with a 
portfolio of cruise brands in North 
America, Europe, Australia and Asia, comprised of Carnival Cruise Lines, 
Holland America Line, Princess 
Cruises, Seabourn, AIDA Cruises, Costa Cruises, Cunard, Ibero Cruises, P&O 
Cruises (Australia) and P&O 
Cruises (UK). 
Together, these brands operate 100 ships totaling 203,000 lower berths with 
nine new ships scheduled to be 
delivered between March 2013 and March 2016. Carnival Corporation & plc also 
operates Holland America 
Princess Alaska Tours, the leading tour company in Alaska and the Canadian 
Yukon. 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.
 

SOURCE  Carnival Corporation 
CONTACT: Jennifer De La Cruz, +1-305-599-2600, ext. 16000  
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